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Children of Farm Workers Receive Si Se Puede Scholarships;Two were Farm Workers Themselves
by via United Farm Workers
Tuesday Sep 2nd, 2014 5:19 PM
California – The United Farm Workers distributed several scholarships across California in the month of August, 2014 to children of UFW union members and members working in different regions. Several ceremonies were held throughout California to distribute the ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships.
This scholarship program was established at the request of our members to support students that have demonstrated a commitment to completing their education in spite of any financial hardships. The program has already helped 57 students from 2010-2014 to further their education. The students, all from farm worker families, represent thousands of hard working farm workers throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. The students were selected to receive the scholarships based on their outstanding academic achievement and exemplary volunteer and community service.

The ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships have been made possible by a generous commitment from the United Farm Workers membership. The UFW has paid over $50,000.00 in Scholarship since the program started in 2010. The ceremonies were as follows (list of recipients includes company name, student's name, union member parent's name, and school):

San Joaquin Valley

Where – UFW Madera Regional Office

Date – August 6th, 2014

Rodolfo Perez Jr.
Rodolfo Perez
CSU Cal Poly

CP Meilland
Esther Perez
Socorro Arellano
College of the Sequoias

F&F contracting Inc.
Octavio Garcia Farfan
Octavio Garcia Leal
UC Berkeley

Triple E
Kayliana Houston
Farm Worker
Fresno College

Triple E
Matthew O. Guerreo
Farm Worker
CSU Fresno

South Coast

Where – UFW Oxnard Regional Office

Date – August 11th, 2014

Dole Berry South
Omar Lopez
Bertha Lopez

Central Coast

Where – UFW Salinas Regional Office

Date – August 12th, 2014

Dole Berry North
Dariani Salvador
Daria B. Espinoza
Hartnell College

J & L Farms
Michelle Andrade
Juan Andrade
CSU Sacramento

Mushroom Farms Inc
Andrea Carrasco
Arturo Carrasco
UC Davis

Monterey Mushroom - Morgan Hill
Maria Chavez
Rita Santana & Eduardo Chavez
San Jose State University

Monterey Mushroom - Watsonville
Cristian Salcedo
Miguel Salcedo-Medina
UC Davis

Monterey Mushroom - Watsonville
Jasmin Samudio
Cruz Samudio

Monterey Mushroom - Watsonville
Stephanie Chavez
Aida Solorio
CSU Fresno