The Cerritos College Foundation recently awarded six re-entry student scholarships totaling $4,200 at the Artesia-Cerritos Woman's Club meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10.
The Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos Scholarship, an award of $750 each, is given to female students re-entering the academic world. The award recipients included:
- Charlene Erskine of Westminster
- Annabella Hunt of Long Beach
- Darlene Rodriquez of Whittier
Also awarded was the $500 E. Maude West Scholarship, which was presented to Megan Vega of Crestline. The scholarship was established by long-time Artesia resident E. Maude West, who was renowned in the community for her charitable work and her commitment to women's issues and the pursuit of educational goals.
Jeannette Goble, of Whittier, was presented with the $750 Ellen Carver Re-Entry Scholarship, which was established by the Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos in memory of club member Ellen Carver.
Jennifer Neal, of Bellflower, was presented with the $700 Golden Girls Scholarship. This scholarship was established by five women -- the "Golden Girls" -- who decided that instead of spending money on birthday and Christmas gifts for one another they would put the money into a scholarship fund. This scholarship is also geared to help female re-entry students.
"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the six students who returned to school to pursue their dreams," said Steve Richardson, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation. "These students are true testament that it is never too late to go back to school."
The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritos.edu/ccf.