THE DANIEL ENDRISS SCHOLARSHIP-Supporting local students who share Daniel’s dream of helping others to make a difference in the community.
The Daniel Endriss Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by Marc and Debra Endriss in loving memory and appreciation of the life and spirit of their son. The scholarship fund aims to provide financial assistance to local students committed to pursuing studies in Behavioral Health, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field with the objective is to support students who will carry forward Daniel’s dream of helping others and working with a purpose.
A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a qualified Eastlake High School Senior attending a four-year college or university.
Applicants intending to major in psychology, behavioral science, or related fields of study are preferred but this is not a prerequisite. The deadline to submit an application is May 10, 2021.
Daniel Endriss was a lifelong resident of Chula Vista, California. He attended Calvary Christian Academy, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Eastlake Middle School, and graduated from Eastlake High School in 2015. He studied Biology at San Diego State University and then began his pursuit of a B.S. degree in behavioral health science with an emphasis in childhood and adolescence disorders from Grand Canyon University.
Daniel often expressed his desire to “work with a purpose”. This was reflected in his choice of studies as well as his plans for the future. He had passed the examination to work for the Chula Vista Elementary School District as an Instructional Assistant/Student Attendant and was scheduled to start his orientation for this position at the time of his passing. He wanted to work helping troubled and at-risk children and youth.
Daniel had many interests. He enjoyed playing baseball and spent many happy days with his baseball friends and family. He had a strong interest in science and was a member of the Astronomy Club at Eastlake High and worked as a student research assistant in the Biology department at San Diego State. Daniel was a member of the wrestling team at Eastlake which inspired his martial arts training, and this became a very important part of his life. He trained in Jui-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. His relationships at Alliance Jiu-Jitsu in Chula Vista were very important in his life.
Daniel’s biggest passion (apart from his love of his family, friends, and long-time girlfriend) was music. He was a gifted guitarist and enjoyed composing his own work. He loved to play anything with strings. He was a self-taught piano player. He had very diverse musical tastes, from classical to metal. He heard music in his head all of his life.
2020 Scholarship Recipient: Sarah Woodward
The 2020 Daniel Endriss Memorial Scholarship Committee is very pleased to announce Sarah Woodward as the recipient of this year’s award. Sarah is a graduate of Eastlake High School (Class of 2020). She was an AP Scholar with Honor and was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll upon graduation. She is also the recipient of a scholarship from The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program. She began Montana State University in the fall of 2021.