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LACC Welcomes the 2015 President’s Scholars

LACC Foundation accepted 13 exemplary students into the Presidents Scholars Program for the 2015-2016 year.  The President’s Scholar Award provides outstanding graduating high school students full support for tuition, books, and supplies in order to graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition to the scholarship, each President’s Scholar receives a notebook tablet, campus orientation, free parking, free admission to cultural events, membership in the Ralph Bunche Honors program, and an invitation to an annual reception with the college president. All applicants for the President’s Scholar Award are entering freshman with a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

This fall, former LACC President’s Scholar Marian Montano transferred to Vanderbilt University to pursue a degree in life sciences after just one year in the President’s Scholar Program.  “LACC was a very rewarding experience,” said Marian . “I had wonderful professors and I was able to take the right classes to enable me to transfer to Vanderbilt in just one year. I am now about to attend a university more suited to my interests and a higher academic level than those I originally applied to my senior year of high school. I could not have done it without my professors and counselors at LACC and the LACC Foundation.”

Marian is one of many success stories.  We wish Marian the best and hope the new President’s Scholars follow in her footsteps towards academic success.

Meet a few of the 2015-2016 President’s Scholars:

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Harry Akopyan —Burbank Senior High School

Harry volunteered at Mountain View Convalescent Hospital during the summer of 2014.  He plans to major in Biology and Science at the University Of California, Los Angeles.

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Mania Mgdsyan— Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched

Mania is a volunteer at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.  In her spare time, she likes to dance and play the piano.  She hopes to pursue a degree in Biology at University of California, Berkeley.

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Jenifer Oliver Rosas — Hollywood Senior High School

Jenifer was born in Tijuana, Mexico. Jenifer is pursuing a major in English and Creative Writing.  She would like to attend Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

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Joseph Santos — Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

Joseph was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to Los Angeles during high school. He plans to attend California State University, Los Angeles.

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