Scholarship Committee members met on Saturday, March 17. There were 10 eligible applicants, at least seven of whom would have won any other year. The competition was very steep. All three nursing recipients have GPAs between 3.84 and 4.0 and received excellent references from Chemistry and Anatomy professors. The first alternate is a Civil Engineering student at California State University, Sacramento, raising three children on her own.
Athena Aviles, 42, Sacramento City College Nursing Major, will transfer to CSUS in Fall 2018, hopefully in the Nursing Program.
Brianna Delaney, 25, SCC Nursing Major, will also attend CSUS in Fall 2018, hopefully in the Nursing Program.
Sidra Awais, 31, is finishing her AA at SCC and will transfer to CSUS in Fall 2018, majoring in Accounting. She is married and has two children.
Emily Wirth, 28, was also a recipient last year. Her husband is also studying nursing on the GI Bill. They have two children. She is an SCC Nursing Major who will transfer to CSUS in Fall 2018, hopefully in the CSUS Nursing Program. Last fall, her husband was selected as the veteran recipient of a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento home build. She has invited our members to the Habitat Veterans Day event in November to see the home they are building.