California Water Service Group (el Grupo) anunció hoy los beneficiarios de su 8.º programa anual de becas universitarias. En total, Group les otorgó $80,000 en becas a 12 estudiantes que viven en sus áreas de servicio de California, Hawaii, New Mexico y Washington para el año académico 2021-2022.
De más de 300 solicitantes, los ganadores fueron seleccionados según los logros académicos sobresalientes, servicio comunitario y necesidad financiera. Un tercio de los beneficiarios son los primeros en su familia en ir a la universidad.
Cada uno de los cuatro beneficiarios del gran premio recibió una beca de $10,000:
- AiYi Chen, of Stockton, Calif., attends San Jose State University and is studying business administration and accounting.
- Elle Marine, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., will attend Johns Hopkins University and study chemical and biomolecular engineering.
- Youssef Salib, from Bakersfield, Calif., attends the University of California, Berkeley and is studying engineering.
- Regan Seeman, from Chico, Calif., attends Earlham College and is studying biochemistry.
Ocho ganadores adicionales recibieron $5,000 cada uno:
- Elizabeth Calley, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend George Washington University and study political science.
- Janis Chu, of Monterey Park, Calif., attends East Los Angeles College and is studying mechanical engineering.
- Jack Cooperman, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to study electrical and computer engineering.
- Rainaleen Liwanag, of Carson, Calif., will attend the College of Southern Nevada and study computer science.
- Elizabeth Ramsell, from Belen, N.M., attends the University of New Mexico and is studying business administration.
- Kaleigh Ray, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend the University of Southern California and study astronautical engineering.
- Parker Theel, of Olalla, Wash., will attend Southern Utah University to study aviation.
- Alianna West-Rodrigues, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, will attend Emerson College and study broadcast journalism.
"The vibrancy of the communities we serve is inextricably tied to the educational opportunities afforded to students. One way we improve the quality of life for those we serve is by helping local students attain their goals," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to seeing where their journeys take them next."
The next scholarship cycle will open in the spring of 2022 for students entering or continuing higher education in the fall of 2022. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must live in one of Group's service areas and plan to enroll in a full-time, undergraduate study program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year. To learn more about the program, please visit the scholarship information webpage at learnmore.scholarsapply.org/calwaterscholarships.