This scholarship is open to
- any student at any Cerro Coso campus enrolled in 6 or more units
- with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
- majoring in Science, including Nursing and Kinesiology
- who have been accepted to a 4-Year Institution of Higher Education.
Financial need will be a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Award
amount is $500. Awards will only be made when funds are available.
This scholarship was established in honor and memory of a Cerro Coso student, Jessica
Patricia-Marie Schrader. A resident of Inyokern, California since 1994, Jessica was
a police volunteer for the Ridgecrest Police Department, a soccer player at Cerro
Coso, and had been football manager at Burroughs High School for five years and received
a Letterman's jacket with letters and a plaque in recognition of her service. She
was a full-time student at the college working on her degrees in Kinesiology and Liberal
Arts. Jessica was diagnosed with Alport's syndrome at the age of 8, a hereditary
disorder, and went through complete kidney failure at the age of 14. She received
a kidney transplant in May of 2009, while in high school. Unfortunately, Jessica
went into double rejection and her body started fighting against her transplant kidney
in 2011. In 2013, her doctors decided to remove the kidney that was making her ill.
Jessica did not allow her condition to dampen her enthusiasm for life, started taking
classes at the college, and even joined the college soccer team, all while on dialysis.
She pushed herself to succeed in life and complete her goals. Sadly, Jessica lost
her courageous battle against kidney disease on September 19, 2017. This scholarship
was established in memory of Jessica's enthusiasm for life and determination to fulfill
her dreams despite her illness. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
The CCCC Foundation is committed to helping students succeed in college through its
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