SCV Education News
February, 2024 - Issue #227
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Meet Legacy High Teacher Stephanie Beals
Mrs. Stephanie Beals graduated with a degree in History/Secondary Education from The Master's University. After graduating college, the Lord directed her steps to work in the learning and development field for various large corporations. Over the years, she has worked in leadership development departments at Princess Cruises, St. Jude Medical, Abbott and Kaiser Permanente.
Through these organizations, Mrs. Beals has had the opportunity to train and coach managers and directors to be effective leaders and has delivered leadership programs in Asia, Latin America, Europe and throughout the US. Mrs. Beals also has a Masters of Science degree in organizational development and leadership.
This is her first year at Legacy Christian Academy as an adjunct teacher instructing the course "Career Exploration & Workplace Readiness."
"I love that Legacy sees the value in proactively preparing students for the workplace," says Beals. "I teach managers and directors how to be great bosses, how to influence and create great workplaces and how to continually develop their careers. It's so cool to be able to teach high schoolers this well before they get into their professions."
Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
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The Master's University Launches New Scholarship
by Josephine Lee

The Master's University has launched a new church and ministry scholarship for prospective students attending churches in the Southern California region, defined with Fresno County as the northern extremity.
The SoCal Church Scholarship provides a one-time $1,000 scholarship to residential undergraduate students entering their first year at TMU. It also waives the $40 application fee for qualifying applicants to the university.
In addition to the regular admissions process - which includes a testimony of faith, affirmation of the doctrinal statement, transcripts and other items - the only other qualifying criteria for the scholarship is attendance or membership at a church in the specified area.
The scholarship is intended to reach out to prospective students in churches not already partnered with the university.
"This is our backyard," says Dariu Dumitru, vice president of enrollment and marketing at TMU. "We care about believers, we care about the church, we care about Christ's kingdom - and we want to serve our immediate neighbors in Southern California as well as we can."
Qualifying students should input the code "SoCalChurchScholarship" while filling out their applications to receive the scholarship and waived application fee.
TMU offers a wide range of scholarships, need-based grants and other financial assistance. Learn more by logging onto
Josephine Lee is a senior at TMU double-majoring in communication and interdisciplinary studies.

SCV Water Announces ACWA Edward G. "Jerry" Gladbach Scholarship for 2024/25
College Students are Encouraged to Apply by March 1
Established in honor of the late Edward G. "Jerry" Gladbach, a past ACWA president, SCV Water vice president and longtime local, state and national water leader, the 2024/25 Edward G. "Jerry" Gladbach Scholarship opportunity is now available on the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) website.
This annual ACWA Scholarship awards $2,500 to one qualified undergraduate student majoring in engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, public administration or other water-resource-related fields.
"We're excited for this scholarship opportunity to open for the 2024/25 school year," said SCV Water President Gary Martin. "Not only will this opportunity provide support to students in need, but it will also attract and retain future talent into the water industry, which is part of Jerry's legacy - to inspire the next generation of water professionals."
The Edward G. "Jerry" Gladbach Scholarship is awarded through the ACWA Scholarship Program to a full-time undergraduate student attending an accredited University of California or California State University. Scholarship applications are now open through March 1, 2024. For a list of qualifications and eligibility requirements, and a link to the online application system, please visit the Edward G. "Jerry" Gladbach Scholarship page.

SCVi Charter School Now Accepting Applications for Fall '24
SCVi Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades TK through 12th that prioritizes a positive, supportive and inviting environment where learners can focus on their development.
In addition to academic excellence, SCVi is committed to supporting learners' development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement. Through project-based learning, youth are empowered to embrace their individuality and lay the foundation for a successful future. Facilitators are fully credentialed and devoted to providing learners with the best academic and emotional support through individualized attention.
SCVi's enrollment lottery is now open for the 2024/2025 school year. Be sure to take a tour and fill out an enrollment application by March 15 to ensure your child will benefit from SCVi's tuition-free project-based learning curriculum.
Visit for more information and click on "schedule a tour" at the top of the page to see upcoming campus tour dates and times.
SCVi Charter School 705-4820

Inside SCV Field Trip of the Month
The Japanese Garden

A quick trip to the San Fernando Valley can take you a world away. Head to the meditative 6.5-acre Japanese garden, designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana, that demonstrates efficient, beautiful use of reclaimed water.
From a "wet-strolling" garden with waterfalls, streams and lakes to hand-carved stone lanterns and an authentic tea house, this calming space is generously free for the public to view and stroll.
The design of the garden allows guests to meander from one point to another, enjoying differing vistas from a variety of vantage points. Flowers like azaleas, cherry trees, magnolias, wisteria, rhaphiolepis indica, iris and lotus offer a variety of blooms throughout the year.
A calming escape for children and adults alike, The Japanese Garden is a City of Los Angeles-owned public space open Monday through Thursday. Admission is free; reservations are required. Log on for more information.
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