Our Recipients Write

I graduated from CSU Channel Islands in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a minor in chemistry. During my senior year I became a biological sciences intern for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I worked part-time at the plant health inspection station in El Segundo and became a full-time, permanent employee as soon as I graduated. I am a plant protection technician and part of my duties include inspecting shipments of live plants that come through LAX and the port of Long Beach. Along with my team, I look for any pests that might be a threat to U.S. agriculture. I work along Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) officers, entomologists, plant pathologists, and botanists. My goal is to become a PPQ officer within the next couple of years.

Gem

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Being part of Dollars for Scholars has allowed me to feel more comfortable going to college. This program has benefited me and enabled (to allow) me to attend community college now for 2 years comfortably without having to worry about any costs. I am more then thankful to have been chosen and hope to help others back one day as (ain how) Dollars for Scholars has helped me.

Rafael

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I want to thank you for selecting me as a recipient for the scholarship. It means so much to me because this program had given me the best resources in school and in life. Thank you for the amazing mentor you provide me with and who has been there with me since the beginning of my college career.

This will be my last year as an undergraduate student at Cal State Northridge. Again, thank you for giving me this opportunity because you have never stopped believing in me and giving me resources for my education. I appreciate everything you do for all of us and continue to do.

-Suzeth