Assistance League of Santa Barbara Awards Scholarships

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Assistance League of Santa Barbara Awards Scholarships
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Source: Assistance League of Santa Barbara

Eight enthusiastic students received scholarships from the Assistance League of Santa Barbara at a reception held on Saturday, June 16, at their chapter house on Veronica Springs Rd. The students, Perla Gil, Jacqueline Hernandez, Cheyenne Marmolejo, Carleigh Ornela and Sam Johnson were accompanied by their proud parents at the event. Recipients Madison Cleek, Ryker Dacus and Dane Pederson were unable to attend.

Sam Jackson, a freshman studying mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, was an Eagle Scout and patrol leader for Boy Scouts of America, and said that his Eagle Scout project made him realize his love for design which inspired him to pursue engineering. His fraternity experience enhanced his professional skills which challenged him to also major in business administration.  Looking to his future Sam said, “I would love to work in both fields, and my dream is to work in a position where I can pursue both my interests, such as being a chief technology officer, being an engineering administrator or working as an executive at a tech firm.”

Cheyenne Marolejo, a graduate of Lompoc High School, is studying nursing at CSU, Fresno. While experiencing her first time living away from home as well as taking a full course load and holding a part-time job, Cheyenne still managed to receive a 4.0 GPA her first semester and earn her spot on the President’s list. She said that the scholarship would help to reduce the financial stress on her family.

Penny Luce, president of Assistance League of Santa Barbara, stated, “We are so pleased to be able to assist these bright, enthusiastic students with their education. The scholarship program was started in 2013 and 23 Santa Barbara County high school students have been awarded scholarships so far. We hope to increase the amount of money and the number of recipients in the future.”

Assistance League of Santa Barbara was chartered to National Assistance League in 1948 and is one of 120 chapters. Along with its auxiliaries, Las Aletas and Assisteens, the organization’s members volunteer over 50,000 hours a year to improve the lives of residents in our community.

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