County awards scholarships to 22 local agriculture students

FROM LEFT: Kimberly Aguirre, Jordyn Wilson, Madison Goswick, Sergio Montes, Addyson Rubin, Julissa Reyes, Nash Ohland, Daniela Abatti, Mikalla McFadden, Jerryca Haller and Paul Abatti are a portion of 22 students who received up to $3,000 in matched scholarships from various agriculture organizations and the County of Imperial’s Agricultural Benefits Program. The 11 students were on hand Tuesday morning to receive checks and formal recognition from the Imperial County Board of Supervisors during their regular meeting at the County Administration Center. PHOTO COURTESY LINSEY DALE, IMPERIAL COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

EL CENTRO — College has become a little bit more affordable for 22 current and future students of Imperial Valley pursuing degrees in agriculture, thanks to matching scholarships from various agriculture organizations and the County of Imperial’s Agricultural Benefits Program.

Each student received up to $3,000 in matched funding from the county, to go along scholarships awarded from Imperial County Farm Bureau, Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association, Imperial County 4-H and other organizations. The monies can be used for tuition, books and other college-related expenses. The students received a joint total of $43,750, according to Linsey Dale, Imperial County public information officer.

Staff Writer Chris McDaniel can be reached at cmcdaniel@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3440.

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