Central Valley Opportunity Center offering $1,500 scholarships

March 30, 2013 

— Central Valley Opportunity Center is offering six scholarships of $1,500 each to be awarded in Stanislaus County on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and be planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. Financial need will be considered. The scholarships also are available in Merced and Mariposa counties.

Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Interested students need to contact their high school counselor or Alicia Chavez at achavez@cvoc.org or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. The scholarship application may be downloaded from www.cvoc.org.

The application deadline is April 12. Central Valley Opportunity Center, a nonprofit social service agency, has been offering employment training, food and emergency shelter, home weatherization and other services for more than 34 years. It currently offers vocational training in computers/customer service, welding, truck driving/forklift and solar panel installation.

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