The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon was a heartwarming affair for scholarship recipients, staff, and board members who attended the event on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The annual scholarship luncheon offers recipients the opportunity to meet and thank the board that works hard to expand access and encourages college completion through scholarships.
The CCCC Foundation awarded $69,025 in scholarships to Cerro Coso students during the 2014-2015 academic school year to help students get the most of their education at the college and build better lives for themselves and their families.
Going back and getting her education was a particularly scary endeavor for one student, Jennifer Johnson, a single mother of two. Her unmet financial need qualified Johnson for a number of scholarships through the CCCC Foundation. "It was like the Foundation came along side me and said…we believe in you and we are here to help," she said. Johnson will graduate from the college Vocational Nursing Program in December and has already been offered a full-time job.
Special thanks go out to all of the donors and community members who invest in the future of Cerro Coso’s hard-working students.