Local Turtle & Tortoise club establishes scholarship

The local chapter of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club has established a scholarship at Cerro Coso Community College for students planning to pursue studies in environmental or biological science.

The state club was founded in 1964. The local chapter works to advance awareness of tortoises and facilitates care and adoption.

Students must be a full-time student at Cerro Coso, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must also plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their course of study. There is no deadline to apply for the scholarship.

Students can complete the online application at www.cerrocoso.edu/studentservices/financial-aid/scholarship-opportunities.

Student information is automatically matched with 50 scholarship opportunities available through the CCCC Foundation, which has awarded more than $140,000 in the last two years.

“I’m not sure the community realizes the generosity of our neighbors,” said Natalie Dorrell, Director of Institutional Advancement at Cerro Coso.

“Everyone has a unique story and reason for giving, and the CCCC Foundation invites the community to celebrate education and life-long learning.

We are so grateful for our donors like the Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club for helping students overcome some of the financial barriers associated with a college education, so they can achieve goals. Every dollar makes a significant difference in the lives of our students, and we couldn’t do it without our amazing donors.”

For information visit cerrocoso.edu/foundation.

Story First Published: 2020-06-19