The Ceres Rotary Club Foundation honored outstanding graduating seniors and first-year college students on May 21 with a first or second of two-year educational scholarships.
The club’s scholarship program is unique in that the scholarships are paid over two years with four annual awards at $2,500 or $1,250 a year, and the Lew Family Scholarship, at $4,000 or $2,000 a year. Additionally, the awards offer applicants a variety of college and vocational training options.
Two Central Valley High School seniors were given scholarships. Paola Campos was awarded the $4,000 Lew Family Scholarship and Virginia Moore was gifted the $2,500 General Education/Social Services Scholarship.
Ceres High School seniors who were honored were Victoria Rodriguez-Ochoa, who received the Deller Scholarship of $2,500; and class valedictorian Bianca De Los Reyes who picked up the General: Science/Technology Scholarship of $2,500.
Emily Marquez, a second-year recipient who graduated from Ceres High School in 2020 received her second year payment of $1,250 under the General: Science/Technology Scholarship. Emily is finishing her first year of college.
Additional recipients who were not in attendance were:
• Argus High senior Jonathan Silva who received the Gus Pallios Scholarship of $2,500.
• 2020 Ceres High grad Maria Ortega, who is receiving her second payment of $1,250 from the Howie Stevenson Scholarship.
• 2020 Ceres High graduate Mark Razo, who is receiving his second installment of the General: Education, Psychology, Social Services Scholarship worth $1,250.
• 2020 Whitmore Charter High School graduate Perla Garcia who is picking up $1,250 as the second payment of the Gus Pallios Scholarship.
• 2020 Ceres High graduate Janeth Ramirez Del Rio who is receiving the second year payment of $1,250 from her Lew Family Scholarship.