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WOMEN IN CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCES 2020
RECIPIENTS OF THE MINERVA  SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

The Minerva Scholarship program was established by Women in California Leadership to support the advancement of women in the State of California. Launched in 2015, the foundation was established with the purpose of empowering women and enhancing the lives of women and girls. To this end, the foundation is committed to providing scholarships to select women of promise in order to help them achieve their educational objectives.
“We are so excited to kick off this Minerva scholarship program by awarding  $227,500 to deserving students across California. These amazing students are a testament to hard work and dedication and I am confident that these 81 scholarships will help them on their path to continued success. Having had the difficult task of selecting 81 recipients from 1,059 applications, I know that these winners are truly deserving of these competitive scholarships as they further their education and strive for an even brighter future.”
Senator Connie Leyva (Chair)
“It is an honor to award these strong, talented, and ambitious women in the inaugural year of this scholarship by the Women in California Leadership. We hope this scholarship serves as an incentive to continue excelling in school and life. We applaud your accomplishments and look forward to seeing what the next generation of women leaders will do.”
Assembly Member Monique Limón (Vice Chair)

2020 GOLDEN MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP – $10,000 WINNER

Congratulations for winning the Golden Minerva Scholarship. Please check your email in the coming days for instructions.

NAME

HOMETOWN

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Marciela Rodrigues

Berkeley, CA

University of California, Berkeley

2020 MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP – $2,500 WINNERS

Congratulations to all the Minerva Scholarship $2500 winners. Please check your email in the coming days for instructions.

NAME

HOMETOWN

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Cindy Aguilar-Castaneda
Mariam Al Moubasher
Maria Juliana Alcantar
Brenda Alvarado
Angela Arce
Carla P. Castillo Arcos
Dagmawit Assaye
Cecilia Elena Bachmann
Nadia Noemi Barboza
Sarai Borja
Maileilani Buchanan
Leslie Azucena Roman Calderon
Kamani Cannon
Alisha Ann Cetina
Brittney Contreras
Azalea Corral
Dahlia Corral
Morgan DeSargant
Felicity Dorn
Kyndall Elise Dowell
Isabel Espinoza
Michelle Alpizar Farfan
Britany Flores
Katherine A. Fong
Mikiiya Foster
Roberta Fox
Jenai Funk
Laura Elaine Daza Garcia
Johanna Lopez Gonzalez
Daisy Granados
Varvara Gulina
Reyna Paola Velasco Hernandez
Kendra Howard
Estefany Hurtado
Jennifer Ibarra
Gabriela Jimenez
Aiya Kanawati
Nilufar Kayhani
Sandra C. Kenig
Jeanie Le
Paula Leigh
Maritza Lopez
Alexis Lupton
Christina Marquez
Gilda Temaj Marroquin
Virginia Barbosa Mascorro
Daniela Medina
Victoria Mensah
Catherean B. Mitchell
Graciela Moran
Taryn Murphy
Laura J. Murray
Cemone Olivia
Gabriela Osio
Alik Ourfalian
Daisy Mejia Perez
Mariela Pizarro-Silva
Nina Kristina Predas
Elizabeth Quiroz
Evelyn Reyes
Victoria Rocha
Sahvannah Rodriguez
Sara Rodriguez
Jacqueline Rodriguez
Stephanie J. Rubio
Tania Sarai Salceda
Anna Lee Sanchez
Raquel Santora
Samantha Saple
Morgan Sedrick
Jennifer Serrano
Maliha Shahzad
Bryanna A. Shaw
Shani Shay
Natasha Skidmore
Jocelyn Soto
Vanessa Bello Suastegui
Ashley Tirado
Jacqueline Torres
Sarahy Torres
Iyaunna Towery
Azaclarisse Trillo
Lesly Valenzuela
Debriance Walker
Haleigh Watkins
Kailyn G. Watkins
Destiny Watson

Gonzales, CA
Irvine, CA
San Marcos, CA
Van Nuys, CA
Chula Vista, CA
Rialto, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Napa, CA
Tujunga, CA
Apple Valley, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Inglewood, CA
Redding, CA
La Verne
Goleta, CA
Goleta, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Jacinto, CA
Albany, CA
Fresno, CA
Carpinteria, CA
Arleta, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Simi Valley, CA
Crestline, CA
Bonita, CA
Daly City, CA
La Habra, CA
Oxnard, CA
Dana Point, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach, CA
Bell Gardens, CA
Riverside, CA
Oceanside, CA
Fountain Valley, CA
Dublin, CA
Granada Hills, CA
Irvine, CA
Livermore, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Galt, CA
Cathedral City, CA
Berkeley, CA
Riverside CA
San Leandro CA
Anaheim, CA
Suisun City, CA
Fontana, CA
Temecula, CA
San Diego, CA
Anaheim, CA
Oceanside, CA
Glendale, CA
Modesto, CA
Salinas, CA
Huntington Beach, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
Fresno, CA
Fresno, CA
Fontana, CA
Monrovia, CA
Hayward, CA
San Gabriel, CA
Oxnard, CA
San Diego, CA
La Puente, CA
Oceanside, CA
Kelseyville, CA
Downey, CA
Lodi, CA
San Diego, CA
Albany, CA
Lodi, CA
Barstow, CA
Fullerton, CA
Redding, CA
Baldwin Park, CA
Oxnard, CA
Culver City, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Rialto, CA
Valley Center, CA
Inglewood, CA
Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
California State University, San Diego
Los Angeles Pierce College
University of California, Los Angeles
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
University of California, Riverside
Pasadena City College
University of California, Davis
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California, Los Angeles
Southern University and A&M College
Shasta College
University of St. Augustine
University of California, Riverside
San Diego State University
California State University, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
University of California, Berkeley
California State University, San Jose
University of California, Los Angeles
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
California State University, San Bernardino
Southwestern College
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Davis
Oxnard College
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
Capella University
East Los Angeles College
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
Alder Graduate School of Education
University of California, Irvine
Pepperdine University
University of California, Los Angeles
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Berkeley
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California, Berkeley
Fullerton College
Eastern Gateway Community College
California State University, San Bernardino
Hillsdale College
California State University, San Diego
University of California, Riverside
MiraCosta College
American University Washington College of Law
University of California, Davis
Stanford University
Golden West College
California State University, Sonoma
University of Michigan
California State University, Fresno
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
Pasadena City College
University of California, Berkeley
Southwestern College
East Los Angeles College
Point Loma Nazarene University
National University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
Dillard University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Southern California
Biola University
California State University, Fullerton
Shasta College
California State University, East Bay
University of California, Los Angeles
Trinity Law School
University of San Francisco
University of California, Los Angeles
San Bernardino Valley College
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Alcorn State University
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles

MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CAN BE SENT TO WOMENINCALEADERSHIP@GMAIL.COM

Women In California Leadership

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