Cal­i­for­nia Grape Grow­ers Award Eight Schol­ar­ships

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS -

Cal­i­for­nia’s ta­ble grape grow­ers re­cently awarded schol­ar­ships to eight stu­dents in grape-grow­ing re­gions of the state. All re­cip­i­ents will be at­tend­ing Cal­i­for­nia uni­ver­si­ties or col­leges.

Five field worker schol­ar­ships were awarded in 2018: two $3,500 two-year schol­ar­ships to com­mu­nity col­leges, and three $20,000 four-year field worker schol­ar­ships. Three $20,000 four-year agri­cul­tural schol­ar­ships were also awarded in 2018.

Since 1985, the Cal­i­for­nia Ta­ble Grape Com­mis­sion has awarded schol­ar­ships to chil­dren of ta­ble grape field work­ers. More than 130 stu­dents have re­ceived schol­ar­ships to at­tend vo­ca­tional schools, com­mu­nity col­leges, and Cal­i­for­nia uni­ver­si­ties.

Eight years ago, the com­mis­sion cre­ated a new schol­ar­ship pro­gram, one de­signed to en­cour­age those who want to study and work in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try with an em­pha­sis in the ta­ble grape in­dus­try.

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