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Imperial Valley Students Receive UCSD Residential and Online Academic Connection Scholarships for Summer Program

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Eighteen Imperial Valley students will receive UCSD Academic Connections Scholarships this year. Students have selected a wide range of classes including:

  • Computers and COVID: An Introduction to Programming and Computational Biology,
  • Introduction to Python Programming,
  • SIO: Introduction to Marine Sciences
  • Introduction to Marine Invertebrates and Phylogenetics
  • 101 College Writing for Success, and
  • A History of Electronic Instruments and the Music They Inspired

10 years ago, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla committed to increasing UC San Diego’s presence in the Imperial Valley.  Since then, over 200 Imperial Valley students have received scholarships to the UC San Diego Academic Connections Program.  Each year one student from each of the eight public high schools is selected to receive a full scholarship.

This year students are receiving both residential and online scholarships.  In addition, community partnerships have increased scholarship offerings to include Migrant Student Scholarships, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, and an Alternative Education Scholarship with the ICOE Education Foundation.

A dinner celebrating the students and their families will be held on May 9th at the ICOE Conference Center from 5:00- 7:00 pm. Representatives from the Education and Community Outreach Department at UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies will be present for the scholarship presentations and to answer questions about UCSD programs. County Superintendent Todd Finnell, Migrant Program Director, Jessica Aceves, and Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee Chair, Marlene Thomas, will attend.  High School counselors, teachers, and administrators are also invited to celebrate with the following outstanding students.

2023 ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Brawley Russ Allen 11 Full School Scholarship Computers and COVID: An Introduction to programming and computational biology
Brawley Russ Allen 11 Full School Scholarship Computers and COVID: An Introduction to programming and computational biology
Holtville Rene Salazar 10 Full School Scholarship Introduction to Marine Invertebrates and Phylogenetics
Central Union Jaime Santos 11 Full School Scholarship Introduction to Python Programming
San Pasqual Vatianna Renee Lopez-Ow. 10 Full School Scholarship Introduction to Marine Invertebrates and Phylogenetics
Southwest Daniela Sandoval 10 Full School Scholarship Natural Hazards and Society
Calexico Mia Castro 12 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Natural Hazards and Society
Calexico Sebastian Espinoza 11 Full School Scholarship Natural Hazards and Society
ICOE Academy Roberto Vasquez 12 Alt. Ed. ICOE Scholarship

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