2011 SVSAR Scholarship
The above photograph shows from left to right, John K. Swensson, Dean of Language Arts at De Anza College, Cory McCarthy, winner
of the 2005 SVSAR Scholarship, Filip Nowak, winner of the 2005 SVSAR Scholarship, and Compatriot Howard M. Peters, Chairman of
SVSAR Scholarship Committee at the SVSAR Chapter Meeting of March 18, 2006 where the SVSAR Scholarship(s) were awarded.


CORY McCARTHY

Mr. Cory McCarthy honored us with a reading of his winning essay for the 2005 SVSAR Scholarship.  After the reading, Compatriot
Howard Peters, Chairman of SVSAR Scholarship Committee, presented Mr. McCarthy with the SVSAR Scholarship award of $500.00,
the American Flag, which was flown over the United States Capital, and the Flag Certificate.  Compatriot Charles A. Smart, SVSAR
President, awarded Mr. McCarthy the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo,
and the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.

Update:  In the 2004/2005 Academic Year, Mr. McCarthy won the Scholarship for Veterans ($333) as well as the SVSAR Scholarship
($500).  In the 2005/2006 Academic Year, Cory won the California History Scholarship ($500), the Rutner Family Scholarship ($1,000),
the President's Award ($2,000), and the Scholarship for Veterans ($1,000).

If you would like to read Mr. McCarthy's winning essay, please click on the following link.  You will need Microsoft Word to open the
file, and to read and print his essay.  
2006-03-18 - 2005 SVSAR Scholarship - Winning Essay - 1


FILIP NOWAK

Mr. Filip Nowak also honored us with a reading of his winning essay for the 2004/2005 SVSAR Scholarship.  After the reading,
Compatriot Howard M. Peters, Chairman of SVSAR Scholarship Committee, presented Mr. Nowak with the SVSAR Scholarship award
of $300.00, the American Flag, which was flown over the United States Capital, and the Flag Certificate.   Compatriot Charles A. Smart,
SVSAR President, awarded Mr. Nowak the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office of Congresswoman Anna
Eshoo, and the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.

Update:  In the 2004/2005 Academic Year, Mr. Nowak won the SVSAR Scholarship ($300), the De Anza Student Body (DASB) Full Time
Student Scholarship ($500), and the Foothill De Anza Board of Trustees Scholarship ($1,000).  In the 2005/2006 Academic Year, Filip
won the Caroline Keen Literature Prize ($50),  the Carolee Eriksson Inter Club Council Scholarship ($500), the De Anza Student Body
(DASB) 4.0 Student Scholarship ($500), the Epstein Family Scholarship for History ($500), the Obenour Student Athlete Scholarship
($500), the Governor's Scholarship (1,000), and the A. Robert Dehart Memorial Scholarship for Service ($2,000).  In 2005, Filip was the
Coast Conference Champion in the 200 Yard Breaststroke, and in 2006 Filip was named the De Anza Scholar Athlete of the Year.  For
matriculation in the fall of 2006 Filip has accepted offers from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley,
and from Stanford University.  He will make a decision in mid August

If you would like to read Mr. Nowak's winning essay, please click on the following link.  You will need Microsoft Word to open the file,
and to read and print his essay.  
2006-03-18 - 2005 SVSAR Scholarship - Winning Essay - 2


JOHN K. SWENSSON

John K. Swensson is the Dean of the Language Arts Division, and a teacher of English, and Business.  He took his undergraduate
degree in Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  After two tours of duty in Viet Nam, he took a graduate
degree in English at the University of Virginia, and later, a graduate degree in Business Systems from the University of Northern
Colorado.  This latter degree was taken via distance learning and also used collaborative learning within the cohort of graduate students
with whom he was studying.  A retired army officer, he has lived in Asia, Europe, and Africa.  He has extensive experience in Sales and
Marketing, including Internet marketing, and has also cowritten and coproduced a Hollywood movie, FIRE BIRDS, starring Nicolas
Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sean Young.  He is a past president of the De Anza College Faculty Senate, and frequently takes good
students overseas.  He is currently the Dean of the Language Arts Division, and taking care of his 186 faculty.
2005 SVSAR Scholarship
The above photograph shows from left to right, Compatriot Charles A. Smart, III, Ms. Christina G. Hicks, winner of the 2006 SVSAR
Scholarship, and Compatriot Richard T. Knock, member of the SVSAR Scholarship Committee and SVSAR Color Guard, at the SVSAR
Chapter Meeting of October 21, 2006 where the SVSAR Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Christina G. Hicks.


CHRISTINA G. HICKS

Ms. Christina G. Hicks honored us with a reading of her winning essay for the 2006 SVSAR Scholarship.  After the reading, Compatriot
Richard T. Knock presented Ms. Hicks with the SVSAR Scholarship award of $500.00, the American Flag, which was flown over the
United States Capital, the Flag Certificate, the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office of Congresswoman
Anna Eshoo, and the NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate.

If you would like to read Ms. Hicks winning essay, please click on the following link.  You will need Microsoft Word to open the file,
and to read and print his essay.  
2006-10-21 - 2006 SVSAR Scholarship - Winning Essay
SVSAR De Anza College Patriotic Essay Scholarship
2006 SVSAR Scholarship
The above photograph shows 2010 SVSAR Scholarship Winner Joshua Klein in his service uniform.

JOSHUA KLEIN

For 2010 the SVSAR winner, out of a very competitive field of applicants, is Joshua Klein.  Joshua proved to be knowledgeable about
the heritage and history of our country.  Joshua has also shown his love of country by his service in the US Air Force in Iraq.

Joshua presented his winning essay to the SVSAR at the SVSAR chapter meeting on September 17, 2010.
Silicon Valley Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
The SVSAR Scholarship is an extraordinary SVSAR Chapter recognition program designed for a De Anza College student who
embodies the qualities of knowledge, goals, service and leadership.  In order to enter the competition for the SVSAR Scholarship, the
student must submit two documents: 1) A "My Story" personal qualifications/biography, and 2) an essay entitled “Patriot.”  The
Candidates are screened by the De Anza College.  Student applicants are selected by De Anza College, and their essays and personal
qualifications/biographies are then given to the SVSAR Scholarship Committee for the selection of the winner(s).  Scholarship winners
rerceive a cash award, a certificate of recognition and a flag flown over the US Capitol on July 4th at the request of a California
Congressperson.
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SVSAR DE ANZA COLLEGE PATRIOTIC ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
2005 - Cory McCarthy & Flip Nowak
2006 - Christina G. Hicks
2007 - Meghan Hesterberg
2008 - Jonathan Hodges
2009 - William Tran & Gerald Rud
2010 - Deborah Adams
2011 - Joshua Kline
2012 - Kenichi Ishiguro
2013 - Juan Corrales
2014 - Alejandro Arteaga
2015- Hy Nguyen
2013 SVSAR Scholarship
2009 SVSAR Scholarship
The above photograph shows 2012 SVSAR Scholarship Recipient, Kenichi Ishiguro (center) with SVSAR President Douglas Bergtholdt
(on the left) and Compatriot Richard Knock (on the right).

Kenichi presented his winning essay to the SVSAR at the SVSAR chapter meeting on October 20, 2012.
The above photograph shows 20102 SVSAR Scholarship Recipient, William Tran (center) with SVSAR President Thor Wiles (on the
right) and Compatriot James Long (on the left).

William presented his winning essay to the SVSAR at the SVSAR chapter meeting on October 17, 2009..
The above photograph shows 2013 SVSAR Scholarship Recipient, Juan Corrales (right) with SVSAR Compatriot and Scholarship
Committee chair Richard Knock (on the left).

Juan presented his winning essay to the SVSAR at the SVSAR chapter meeting on October 19, 2013.
2012 SVSAR Scholarship