Nontraditional student wins scholarship

Mark Salinas, Councilman, City of Hayward; Kansen Chu, Councilman, City of San Jose; Violet Carr Moore (center); John Gaffney, Chairman, Eden Housing Board of Directors; Linda Mandolini, President, Eden Housing (Photo credit: Eden Housing)

Violet Carr Moore received a Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship at a ceremony in Hayward, California on August 2, 2012. This grant, sponsored by Eden Housing, was awarded for her continued educational endeavors in creative writing.

In recognition of this award, Violet received commendation certificates from John Garamendi, United States Congress; Ellen M. Corbett, California State Senate; Mary Hayashi, California State Legislature; the County of Alameda Board of Supervisors; and the City of San Jose.

Violet Carr Moore, seated second from right (Photo credit: Eden Housing)

What’s so unusual about my scholarship? A peek at the silver-haired lady, in the front row, second to the right (that would me be) confirms I’m not a youthful college student. Oh, you see more silver hair and gray beards? Yes, but those are presenters or members of the late Howard T. Collins family, not recipients. I’m the indisputable non-trad student in this group.

This scholarship pushes me to write with a purpose. Perhaps a back-to-school blog will be my next step. Got a good name for my new blog? Post your suggestion in a comment. Until then, follow me here to see my adventures on a local college campus.

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6 responses to “Nontraditional student wins scholarship

  1. Ronnie Holland

    Vi, this is so wonderful! Congratulations, and well-deserved!
    Ronnie Holland
    Dublin Poet Laureate Emerita 2008-2010

  2. Congratulations, Vi. I can’t wait to hear how you use it.


  3. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this honor more. You write, you mentor, you give back. You are such an integral part of the Tri-Valley writing network. Just as important, you never stop growing, and this will allow you to explore new ways to further your writing career.

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