California Water Service Group Awards 12 Students $80,000 Total in College Scholarships for Upcoming Academic Year
Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic achievement, community service, and financial need. One-third of the recipients this year are first-generation college attendees.
Four grand-prize recipients were each awarded
AiYi Chen, of Stockton, Calif., attends San Jose State Universityand is studying business administration and accounting. Elle Marine, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., will attend Johns Hopkins Universityand study chemical and biomolecular engineering. Youssef Salib, from Bakersfield, Calif., attends the University of California, Berkeleyand is studying engineering. Regan Seeman, from Chico, Calif., attends Earlham Collegeand is studying biochemistry.
Eight additional winners received
Elizabeth Calley, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend George Washington Universityand study political science. Janis Chu, of Monterey Park, Calif., attends East Los Angeles Collegeand is studying mechanical engineering. Jack Cooperman, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technologyto study electrical and computer engineering.
- Rainaleen Liwanag, of
Carson, Calif., will attend the College of Southern Nevadaand study computer science. Elizabeth Ramsell, from Belen, N.M., attends the University of New Mexicoand is studying business administration. Kaleigh Ray, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend the University of Southern Californiaand study astronautical engineering. Parker Theel, of Olalla, Wash., will attend Southern Utah Universityto study aviation. Alianna West-Rodrigues, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, will attend Emerson Collegeand 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
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.
The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Scholarships are funded by California Water Service Group’s stockholders, not ratepayers, as part of Group’s philanthropic giving program. To date, Group has awarded
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