California State Prison-Corcoran (COR) employees recently awarded three scholarships to graduating high school students.
The Employee Activity Committee offered scholarships to any COR-staff nominated 2023 high school graduate.
Applicants were required to submit an essay answering these three questions:
- What attributes make a good leader and why?
- How will this scholarship help you?
- “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change,” wrote Albert Einstein. What is the most significant change you have experienced in high school?
Applicants also listed their extracurricular activities such as:
- and personal awards or achievements.
Other requirements included a 3.0 grade-point average as well as college enrollment. In all, 15 applications were submitted and three were selected to receive scholarships.
The selected winners included a wide range of accomplishments ranging from a grade point average of 4.29, numerous volunteer activities, as well as sports and school club activities.
The winners and the nominating employees gathered for a “meet-and-greet” July 21 with acting Warden T.L. Campbell and Chief Deputy Warden E. Silva Chief Deputy Warden.
This year, the committee awarded the largest amount of money dedicated to the annual scholarship program. In all, the students split $5,000 for the three scholarships.
The Employee Action Committee looks forward to funding and selecting future winners of the COR scholarship program.
- $2,000 to first recipient
- $2,000 to second recipient
- $1,000 to third recipient