Returning students earn scholarships

NORWALK - The Cerritos College Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $4,200 to six re-entry students at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Artesia-Cerritos Woman's Club.The Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos Scholarship, worth $750, was presented to Charlene Erskine, of Westminster; Annabella Hunt, of Long Beach; and Darlene Rodriguez, of Whittier. The scholarship is awarded to female students re-entering the academic world. The $500 E. Maude West Scholarship was presented to Megan Vega of Crestline. The scholarship was established by longtime Artesia resident E. Maude West, who was renowned in the community for her charitable work and her commitment to women's issues and the pursuit of educational goals. Jeannette Goble, of Whittier, received the $750 Ellen Carver Re-Entry Scholarship, which was established by the Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos in memory of club member Ellen Carver. Jennifer Neal, of Bellflower, was presented with the $700 Gold Girls Scholarship. Established by five women, the scholarship helps female re-entry students. The "Golden Girls" decided that instead of spending money on birthday and Christmas gifts for one another, they would put the money into a scholarship fund. "I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the six students who returned to school to pursue their dreams," said Steve Richardson, executive director of the Cerritos College Foundation. "These students are true testaments that it is never too late to go back to school."

********** Published: December 1, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 33