The Cerritos College Foundation recently awarded $4,500 in scholarships to five deserving students.
The $1,000 Roodzant Family Scholarship was presented to Amanda Barney of Irvine and Kristin Sims of Yorba Linda.
The Roodzant Family Scholarship was established in 2012 by Dr. Jerry Roodzant, alumnus and member of the Foundation Board of Directors. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding second year dental hygiene students.
Nursing major Anna Leonard of Orange and dental hygiene major Erin Bull of La Mirada received the Bellfower Rotary Club Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students enrolled in a career technical education program. The scholarship was presented by the Bellflower Rotaty Club President Elect David Davis.
The $500 Anthony J. Franklin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Sergio Gaytan of Long Beach.
The scholarship was established by Kimberly & James Corbitt in memory of their son, Anthony J. Franklin. Anthony had been pursuing his education in automotive technology when his dream was unexpectedly cut short when he was involved in a fatal car accident on June 3, 2010. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in an automotive program at Cerritos College.
Anthony's grandparents Art and Dora Jackson and his uncle Raymond Jackson were in attendance.
"These scholarship winners are fine examples of the caliber of students we have at Cerritos College," said Steve Richardson, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation.