South Bay Women’s Network (SBWN) awarded (11) scholarships of $500 each this year to Cuesta College female students. Funds for these scholarships were raised through this year’s $40 for 40 Year Fundraiser, Garden Party Scholarship Benefit, a scholarship donation from SLO Women’s Network and generous donations from SBWN members and supporters. Potential recipients either submitted an application themselves or were nominated, and each was required to be a female Cuesta College re-entry student, defined in the educational system as one who attends college following an interruption in their post-high school education.
Presentation of our Scholarship winners was held on December 5, 2023 at The Savory Palette Wine Bar in Morro Bay.
Thank you to our Scholarship Interview Committee, Valerie Parillo (pictured with all the recipients), Denise Lowe and Karen Wilson.
Angelica Aguirre/Psychiatric Technician
Micaela Baldwin-Granger/Criminal Justice
Cassandra Booker/Addiction Treatment Studies
Peyton Ellis/Nutrition & Dietetics (not pictured)
Norma Esguerra/Criminal Justice with Photography
Danielle Hernandez/Business Administration
Sophie Kinnebrew/Welding and Steel Cutting
Jennifer Pina/ Psychiatric Technician
Alyssa Salazar/ AST Nutrition and Dietetics,AS AA in Communications