North Tahoe High grad earns Bears in the Woods scholarship |

North Tahoe High grad earns Bears in the Woods scholarship

Johanna Gur was among seven North Tahoe High School graduates from the class of 2015 to earn summa cum laude honors.
Courtesy Susanne Wood |

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — North Tahoe High School 2015 graduate Johanna Gur has been awarded this year’s “Bears in the Woods” scholarship. The “Bears in the Woods” is a University of California, Berkeley, alumni group from all around the Tahoe/Reno area.

Johanna will receive $1,500 for each of the four years she attends Cal-Berkeley.

Johanna’s scholarship was announced at the “Bears in the Woods” summer event at the home of Bruce and Nora James of Crystal Bay. The afternoon included UC Regent President Janet Napolitano as the special guest speaker; it was catered by Gar Woods Grill & Pier in Carnelian Bay.

The group’s goal is to provide information about the University of California, Berkeley, as well as promoting interest in attending the university among local high school students.

The Bears organize fun and inspiring events to raise funds for these ongoing scholarships. They welcome new members to join throughout the year. Information about upcoming events and membership can be found at

For local students, if you’re entering your senior year in high school this fall and your goal is to attend UC Berkeley, note that that the application process will begin in the spring of 2016.

Write a letter applying for the scholarship and include the reasons why you want to attend CAL, your prospective major, your post graduation plans, a copy of your letter of acceptance and a copy of your completed statement of intent to register (SIR).

Mail to: Bears in the Woods Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1607, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140.

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