Graduating from high school with good grades is only part of preparing for college. To help with the rest, Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) is offering six $1,500 scholarships to graduating Madera County high school students who plan on pursuing higher education this autumn.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and live in the county of Madera, Merced or Stanislaus, which is the area the center has served for more than 34 years. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis but financial need will be considered.
Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Interested students may contact their high school counselor or scholarship coordinator Alicia Chavez of CVOC, firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. The scholarship application may also be downloaded from the CVOC website www.cvoc.org. The application deadline is April 12.
CVOC, a nonprofit social service agency, offers employment training, food and emergency shelter, home weatherization, and other services. It currently offers vocational training in welding, computers/customer service, truck driving/forklift, and solar panel installation.