The Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation awarded 88 MSJC students with scholarships totaling $63,120 during its annual Student Scholarship Awards Breakfast.
Lindsey Woods of Banning was one of the recipients. A biology major, Woods plans to transfer to UC Davis and become a veterinarian. She earned the $500 Heffner Memorial Scholarship.
“With the help of the general scholarship fund, I will achieve my goals of becoming a well-educated, successful, contributing member of society,” she said.
Temecula resident Brian Ortiz received the $500 Warren and Olga Schultz scholarship.
During the ceremony, three MSJC students received the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. Samuel Fall of Banning, Amy Bartel of San Jacinto and Shayla Esarey of Temecula will all transfer this fall to UC Berkeley with the help of the $30,000-a-year renewable scholarship.
The 16th annual scholarship breakfast was held on May 16, 2013 at the Soboba Country Club in San Jacinto. The event was generously sponsored by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians.
Scholarship awards are based on a person’s academic metric and financial needs. The MSJC Foundation Scholarship Committee is made up of dedicated Foundation board members who review each application and select the recipients.
The funds can be used for tuition, books, school supplies or equipment. The MSJC Foundation accepts donations for scholarships throughout the year. For more information on how to contribute, visit www.msjc.edu/foundation.
The Scholarship Breakfast followed MSJC's annual Honors Convocation, held the night before at the Soboba Country Club. The convocation recognizes outstanding and distinguished students for their exemplary contributions to the educational experience. Honors Convocation is also an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have made extraordinary strides as students.
The scholarship donors were: American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Hemet/San Jacinto; American Legion Riders Post #848; Art Brostrand Scholarship; Assistance League of Hemacinto; Bonnie Powell Memorial; Charles Rohr Memorial; Coca Cola Scholarship; Coverdille Memorial; Delta Kappa Gamma; D. & K. Zamudio; Doyle Memorial; Dr. E. Stoddard Music; Dr. Milo P. Johnson Endowment; Eileen Ferguson; Emma J. Hammagren; Francis Domenigoni-Gale; Gary L. Tyler Memorial; Gene Lombard Scholarship; GFWC Menifee Woman’s Club (Betty Hill Nursing) Scholarship; Glenn Steinback Memorial; Golden Era; Harold G. Heller Memorial; Heffner Memorial; Henry O. & Elizatbeth Cassle Memorial; Honors Enrichment Program Scholarship; Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship; J. Simpson Memorial; Kenneth W. Prado for “a 2nd chance” Scholarship; Catherine Kit Longe Scholarship; Marion Applegate; McAtee Scholarship; McQueen Nursing; Mildred E. Hight; Menifee Women’s Club; Mina Pennick Perpetual; NOLUR; Osher; P & H Iverson; Paul E. Tibbetts Memorial; President’s Pooled Scholarship; Rohrabacker Memorial; Rosemarie Ramos Scholarship; Roy B. Mason Memorial; Sandi Saraydarian Memorial; SCE STEM Scholarship; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians; Temecula Valley AAUW; Temecula Valley Women’s Club; The Eagles Veterans & Dependents Organization Scholarship; Thomas Carpenter Memorial; Valley PEO; Victorina T. Edora-Kriklin; Warren & Olga Schultz; Waterhouse Edwards; William Billion Memorial; William Pemberton; WM Sprowl Memorial; Zena Sharp Memorial.