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Farmworker group awards scholarships

For The Madera Tribune

Recipients of United Farm Workers scholarships pose with family and union members last month.


Four children of United Farm Workers members recently accepted $1,000 ¡Si Se Puede! Scholarships in Madera.

Last month’s recipients were Abraham Garcia Farfan, Octavio Garcia Farfan, Israel Rocha De La Rosa and Alfredo Arana.

Abraham and Octavio Garcia Farfan are both sons of Octavio Garcia Leal, a UFW member at the Wonderful Co. Octavio is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley. This is his fourth year as a UFW scholarship recipient. Abraham is a freshman at the University of California, Los Angeles. This is his first year as a recipient.

Israel Rocha De La Rosa is the son of Maria D. Angeles De La Rosa, a union member at Pacific Triple E. He is a junior at California State University, Fresno and this is his first year as a recipient.

Alfredo Arana’s father, Genaro Arana, is a UFW member at Montpellier Orchard Management Co. Alfredo is a senior at California State University, Fresno. This is his second year as a recipient.

The scholarship program was established by union members to support students who demonstrate a commitment to completing their educations in spite of financial hardships. Other awards ceremonies under the UFW scholarship program took place in Livingston and Salinas.

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