Golden West College held its annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8 in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater. This year, 143 scholarships totaling over $335,000 were awarded to 219 students. Since 1986, Golden West College students have received over six million dollars in scholarships.
Many of these students are graduating from Golden West this year and will be using the much-appreciated funds to continue their education. In addition to the scholarships awarded tonight, scholarships will be awarded at local high schools for incoming GWC students and at other ceremonies for Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Independent groups.
The R. Dudley Boyce Outstanding Student Award was presented to Michael Battistone. The GWC Student Council established this award in memory of Dr. Boyce to recognize a student who most exemplifies the quality of leadership. Michael has held many leadership positions, including Student Trustee for the Coast Community College District. The recipient of this award traditionally gives the student address at the commencement ceremony and Michael is preparing for his speech on May 24th.
Golden West College thanks the donors for giving these students an opportunity to reach their academic goals. In these challenging economic times, it is wonderful that so many donors have chosen to support Golden West College students.