April 20, 2018

Mesa College to Award Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships at 25th Annual Awards CeremonyPage Title

By Office of Communications

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San Diego, CA. — Tonight, San Diego Mesa College will honor the 2018 scholarship winners at the 25th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. 175 students will be awarded approximately $240,000 in scholarships – the most ever awarded in the history of the College. The Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Mesa College Foundation, will take place tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.


”Our generous donors – consisting of faculty, staff, alumni, community partners and even students themselves – continue to come forward to support the success of our students,” stated Mesa College President Pamela Luster.


At the ceremony, Mesa College will be awarding over 263 scholarships to 175 students - 62 of whom are receiving more than one award. The Ceremony begins with a “Meet & Greet” and no-host social hour, continues with the dinner and recognition of donors and recipients, and concludes with dancing and socializing.


New program elements this year include the STEM Community Scholars Program, made possible by a grant from The San Diego Foundation. The grant provides stipends of up to $5,000 for 13 Mesa College students and funds an additional 35 students to participate in field trips, with additional costs funded under the Mesa College Title III STEM Conexiones Program.


Also new this year was the opportunity to Sponsor the event itself, with funding generously provided by the Mesa College Associated Students and Southland Technology at the Olympian Silver level, California Coast Credit Union, The AFT Guild Local 1931, The Szeto Family, and University of Phoenix at the Olympian Bronze level, and Elizabeth Armstrong, Chancellor Constance Carroll and Dr. Pamela Luster at the Olympian Torch Bearer level. Proceeds from the opportunity drawing baskets and silent auction items will benefit the San Diego Promise, the District’s program that provides two years of tuition for first-time, full-time students.


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