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$150,000 in college scholarships awarded to high school students
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$150,000 in college scholarships awarded to high school students

MODESTO - The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) awarded 54 college scholarships, totaling $150,000 to students attending Orestimba, Patterson and Waterford high schools. In January, SCOE received a grant from the College Access Foundation of California to provide college scholarships to increase the college-going rate among under-represented, low-income and first-generation students.

On May 23 and 24, the following students received the Access Success College scholarships:

Last Name

First Name

High School

Scholarship amount

Aguilar

Selene

Waterford

$5,000

Allen

Kelsey

Patterson

$3,500

Alvarez

Daniel

Waterford

$5,000

Anaja

Estefania

Patterson

$2,750

Barrera

Robel

Patterson

$2,500

Bennett

Alexander

Orestimba

$3,500

Call

Natalie

Patterson

$5,000

Cardoza

Nayo

Orestimba

$1,500

Carrillo

Karena

Waterford

$2,500

Chavez

Marissa

Patterson

$4,000

Cuen

Briann

Patterson

$3,000

DeFalco Reyburn

Shanell M.

Patterson

$2,000

Fairchild

Brittany

Patterson

$3,500

Fernandez

Cindy

Patterson

$2,000

Fraga

Claire

Orestimba

$2,000

Garcia

Maria G.

Orestimba

$1,500

Gomez

Laura

Orestimba

$2,000

Guzman

Alejandra

Orestimba

$1,500

Hopper

Brittney

Waterford

$5,000

Howard

Richard

Patterson

$3,500

Jimenez

Isabel

Patterson

$2,750

Martinez

Caleb

Patterson

$2,000

Martinez

Esmeralda

Patterson

$1,750

Martinez

Israel

Orestimba

$1,500

Mashburn

Ashley

Orestimba

$2,000

Matco

Luz

Patterson

$2,000

McCollum

Catherine

Patterson

$3,500

Medina

Grecia

Patterson

$2,000

Melancon

Jasmin

Patterson

$2,500

Mercado

Maria

Orestimba

$1,500

Mitchell

Codi

Patterson

$4,000

Montes

Dayanira

Patterson

$2,000

Moya

Karina

Waterford

$2,500

Mwaniki

Mtotomilagro

Orestimba

$3,500

Nagi

Zayna

Patterson

$2,000

Pious

Ramonne

Orestimba

$1,500

Plata

Llesenia

Orestimba

$1,500

Polyzos

Erin

Patterson

$2,500

Poveda

Raquel

Orestimba

$1,500

Rangel

Juan

Patterson

$3,500

Reyes-Le'I

John

Patterson

$3,500

Rodriguez

Alejandro

Orestimba

$1,500

Ruelas

Iveth

Patterson

$2,750

Salcedo

Eric

Patterson

$2,000

Salgado

Octavio

Patterson

$3,500

Schmidt

Katrina

Orestimba

$3,500

Shaw

Ashly

Waterford

$5,000

Sonnefeld

Bethanie

Patterson

$5,000

Tapia

Sandra

Waterford

$5,000

Vazquez

Maria

Orestimba

$2,000

Villanueva

Alma

Orestimba

$1,500

Wilcox

Kyle

Orestimba

$2,000

Williams

Ronald

Patterson

$3,500

Zarriello

Brooke

Orestimba  

$2,000

Nineteen students from Orestimba High School received 19 awards totaling $37,500.00, Patterson High School students received 28 awards totaling $82,500.00 and Waterford High School students received 7 awards totaling $30,000.00.  These students will attend the following colleges: UC Merced, Merced Community College, Modesto Junior College, and CSU Stanislaus, The University of New England, Idaho State University, University of Reno Nevada, and many others throughout California.

Criteria for selection of scholarship recipients included financial need, academic performance, first-generation college attendance, and recommendation by a teacher, counselor, or school administrator.  Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity for a renewal scholarship for their second year in college. 

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