Cerro Coso Community College Celebrates Graduating Class of 2018
On Friday, May 4th, 76 students graduated from Cerro Coso Community College’s Eastern Sierra College Center earning 100 degrees and certificates. Students earned 84 degrees and 16 certificates in 26 different disciplines including, child development, web professional, cyber security, administration of justice, anthropology, human services, liberal arts math and science, psychology, studio arts, nursing, and business.
The ESF was pleased to note that over half of this year’s recipients of the prestigious “Cerro Coso Community College Foundation President’s Award for Graduates with a 4.0 Cumulative GPA,” were ESCC Bishop and Mammoth students (6 out of 11 total). Also this year, two local high school students graduated from Cerro Coso earning associate degrees before graduating high school.
Prospective Cerro Coso Bishop students may obtain scholarship applications at the Bishop campus in the Admissions and Records Office or at the Counseling Office. Deadline is June 15th, don’t wait!
“We are very excited to provide access to higher education through the scholarship program,” said Jeff Griffiths. “Scholarships from the Eastern Sierra Foundation fund 100% of tuition and $300 towards books for ANY Inyo County resident attending the Bishop campus full-time, simultaneously supporting our local students and our local college.”
Since the fall of 2003, the ESF has ensured that all Inyo County residents have access to higher education through the scholarship program. Due to the generosity of local donors, the ESF has awarded over 1200 scholarships! These scholarships, worth over $1,000,000 have supported students attending Cerro Coso Community College’s Bishop Campus.
The ESF continues strong fundraising momentum to transform the Bishop campus and support all community members’ access to higher education. Anyone wishing to make a donation can make their check payable to the “Eastern Sierra Foundation”, and note “Scholarships” on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 1145 Bishop, California 93515. Please contact Jeff Griffiths, ESF President at 760-937-0072 for more information.