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Sonance Foundation Scholarship for San Juan Hills High School Seniors
Posted 12/12/19

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Founded in 1983, San Clemente based Sonance invented the in-wall speaker enabling multi-room audio systems that blend into the architecture of a home. With distribution in over 100 countries around the world, Sonance remains the world’s leader in design-centric audio systems for both inside and outside the home.


Education, Environment & People in Need


At Sonance, we spend the better part of every day striving to create the best possible products and relationships, but we want to do even more. The greater area of San Clemente is our home; not just for work, but for our lives and families. Which is why we created the Sonance Foundation. Through volunteer work and philanthropy, this foundation will focus on education, protection of our beautiful beaches and the ocean, and on helping people in need throughout our community.


To further invest in San Clemente’s youth, the Sonance Foundation will offer scholarship opportunities for graduating San Clemente and San Juan Hills High School seniors attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college, vocational school, or university in the fall of 2020. The deadline for the application is February 14, 2020. The top candidates will be contacted and asked to come in for a personal interview and presentation.


  1. Must be a San Clemente or San Juan Hills High School senior in good standing with an academic GPA (weighted) of 3.0 or higher
  2. Acceptance to and Enrollment in an accredited 2- or 4-year college, vocational school or university for Fall 2020
  3. Submission of all required application materials and signatures by the deadline: February 14, 2020.


  1. Completed online application
  2. Upload: Current unofficial academic transcript from all high schools attended with 7th semester (Fall) grades
  3. Upload: Two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher, and one from an employer, counselor, coach, or community member unrelated to applicant (limited to one typed page each)
  4. Upload: Essay (350-600 words - typed, all words counted, see the prompt below)
  5. Finalists are required to make a presentation

REQUIRED ESSAY (350-600 words):

Describe your educational plans and how your academic and extracurricular experiences have prepared you for your future. What are your career plans following college? If you’re not sure, what will you do to figure it out? Why should you be awarded this scholarship?


Finalists will deliver an in-person presentation to Sonance Foundation Committee members. Presentations will be 5-15 minutes in length and will focus on future goals and aspirations using current inspirations as examples.