The Kern River Valley Education and Cultural Foundation (KRVECF) has awarded two Cerro Coso students majoring in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) individual International/Southern California Edison Scholarships of $1,875 each. Both students, Tina Kooivu and Kristhomas Snyder, are Math majors at the college with goals of becoming Math teachers.
In her final semester at Cerro Coso, Kooivu put her college education on hold to raise her family. Upon graduation this May she plans to attend Cal State Bakersfield in the fall.
A member of the U.S. Army reserves for the past 15 years, Snyder works for the Kern River Valley Health Care District, and tutors his fellow students. He has maintained a 3.9 GPA in his last six semesters and has been active in Student Government. He plans to transfer to a University or Cal State school next fall, “to be able to teach others to understand a subject many people dread,” he said.
Both Southern California Edison and the Kern River Valley Educational and Cultural Foundation were pleased to recognize these students for their commitment to higher education and for following through on their lifelong goals. SCE and the KRVECF–Lighting the fires of education!