News Release
  May 16 , 2003


More than 40 of Mission College's "best and brightest" students received awards totaling over $18,000 to further their education during the college's annual Scholarship Ceremony held today (May 16).

Among the recipients were five students who received the college's highest scholarship - the $1,000 Aspire a Más Scholarship awarded by CompuCredit Corporation of Atlanta.

The scholarships awarded range from $100 to $1,000 and are funded by donations or contributions from college support groups, businesses and civic groups, employee or other college organizations and individuals.

"Whether it's $100 or $500, every little bit helps in today's economy," said Dr. Adriana Barrera, Mission College president. "These students were awarded their scholarships on the basis of academic merit or in combination with a specific skill or strength in a certain subject. They're all very deserving."

The Aspire a Más scholarship is based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and a commitment to pursuing an undergraduate degree or higher. This year's recipients were Daniyal Amirhamzeh, Eliseo Guillen, Alberto Perez Jimenez, Naomi Faith Riley and Michele Lee Walters. Guillen received an Aspire scholarship for the second straight year.

In all, 45 students received 55 scholarships totaling $18,300.

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