MSJC student awarded CAPED Scholarship
The California Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) recently announced that a Mt. San Jacinto College student received a CAPED scholarship.
MSJC student Joaquin Anguiano received the $1,500 CAPED General Excellence Scholarship
In celebration of student excellence. This is awarded to a college student with a disability who demonstrates high academic achievement and is involved in his/her community and campus life.
CAPED is the professional association of faculty, staff and students, serving students with disabilities at California's institutions of higher educations.
CAPED mission: To facilitate collaboration and professional development that promotes and models equal access and educational opportunities for students with disabilities in California higher education.
More than 100 applications were received.
Others who received awards were:
- Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship – Alison Neumann (CSU Fresno) $1,000
In memory of Susan Bunch, a Learning Disabilities Specialist from West Valley College.
Awarded to a student with a learning disability who is pursuing a college degree.
- Cindy Kolb Memorial Scholarship – Gustavo Santos (CSU Fresno) $1,000
In memory of Cindy Kolb, a Director of Disabled Student Services at San Francisco State University. Awarded to a student with a disability attending a four-year college or university.
- William May Memorial Scholarship – John Avila (Porterville College) $1,000
In memory of William May, a CAPED Founder and a former Coordinator of Disabled Student Programs and Services at Riverside City College. Awarded to a college student with a disability.
- Lynn M. Smith Memorial Scholarship – Jena Conove (Moorpark College) $1,000
In memory of Lynn M. Smith, Career/Vocational counselor at De Anza Community College and Director of Disabled Student Services at San Francisco State University.
Awarded to a Community College student with a disability who is pursuing a vocational career goal.
- Walter Young Memorial Scholarship – Jamie Tomasello (Diablo Valley College) $1,000
In memory of Walter Young, CAPED supporter and husband of Past President, Ellen Young. Awarded to a college student who is blind or visually impaired.
- Steve Fasteau Past Presidents’ Scholarship – Jenaro Soto (Cerritos College) $1,000
In honor of all the dedicated professionals who have served as President of CAPED.
Awarded to a college student with a disability who has high academic achievement and has shown leadership and dedication to the advancement of students with disabilities in postsecondary (college or university) education.
- Patricia Sonntag Memorial Scholarship – Kaitlin Kimmel (UC Berkeley) $1,000
In memory of Patricia Sonntag, a Director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities from Sacramento State University. Awarded to a student with a disability attending a four-year college or university, who is majoring in a field related to policy formulation or service delivery to students with disabilities or is actively engaged in advocacy or leadership in campus, community or governmental organization that benefits individuals with disabilities regardless of major.
- Dick Griffiths Memorial Scholarship – Janea L’Hommedieu (Cerro Coso College) $1,000
In memory of Richard (Dick) Griffiths, a Learning Disabilities Specialist and founder of CAPED from Cabrillo College. Awarded to a student with a learning disability who has been challenged in math. (In addition to completing the Student Scholarship Application, the student should include a brief essay on strategies that s/he uses to overcome his/her math challenges, which will be published in the CAPED Communiqué to benefit other students with similar challenges).
- Betty Bacon Memorial Scholarship – Elias Beltran (East Los Angeles College) $1,000
To honor the memory of Betty Bacon, a Director of Disabled Student Services for over 25 years at San Diego State University and a consummate advocate for people with disabilities. Awarded to a college or university student with a disability.
- Alyssa Rayne McCroskey Memorial Scholarship – Doug Figueroa $1,000
In memory of “Aly McCroskey”, granddaughter of Paula McCroskey, Coordinator of DSP&S in the Riverside Community College District for almost 26 years. Awarded to a student with a disability who is “making a positive difference” in the lives of other students who are struggling to maintain or regain their mental health. Aly died by suicide, in the summer of 2008, at the age of sixteen.