Cerritos College News Release July 2014

Cerritos College Foundation Starts Accepting Scholarship Applications August 1

Online Application Due September 22

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

NORWALK, Calif. - July 31, 2014 - The Cerritos College Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications August 1. There are 35 scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester, including those for re-entry students, former or current foster youth, Speech Communication majors, Business majors, second years students in the Physical Therapy Assistant program, STEM majors, veterans, students of Filipino ethnicity, and community/civic involvement, and more.

Student applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and need to submit a general scholarship application at www.cerritos.edu/foundationscholarships. The deadline for applications is September 22, 2014. Additionally, applicants need to provide the name and email address of at least two references (instructors preferred) who will provide letters of recommendation which must be submitted electronically by September 26, 2014 as well as upload current unofficial Cerritos College transcripts.

Upon submission, a thorough review by the Foundation will determine the scholarship(s) for which each applied student meets the minimum criteria.

Last year, the Cerritos College Foundation awarded over $220,000 in academic and need based scholarships.

For more information, visit www.cerritos.edu/ccf or contact the Cerritos College Foundation at (562) 860-2451 ext.2539.


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.