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The California Refuse Recycling Council has established a scholarship program to assist members' children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants to the CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship must be:
- Dependent* children of non-owner dues paying Northern District industry members whose employer is a CRRC Northern District member for at least three (3) years as of the application deadline date.
- High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren, age 24 and under, living in the employee's household or primarily supported by the employee.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to two (2) awards will be granted each year. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in a full-time course of study.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than February 1, 2018. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.
SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of California Refuse Recycling Council play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified by the end of March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship America processes CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship payments on behalf of the California Refuse Recycling Council. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Recipients have no obligation to the California Refuse Recycling Council. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.
The California Refuse Recycling Council reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship
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The winners of the 2017 CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Mitzia Martinez of San Jose and Savanna Sanchez of Roseville as the recipients.
Mitzia Martinez will be graduating from San Jose High School and attending the University of California, Berkeley to study Legal Studies. In high school she was a community educator for Educators For Fair Consideration and did research on law enforcement malpractice and its effects on communities of color. Mitzia's father is Efrain Martinez of San Jose and her eligibility is through GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
Savanna Sanchez will be graduating from Lincoln High School and attending Sierra College in Rocklin to study Nursing. In high school she was a peer tutor, made the honor role and became interested in science and medicine. Savanna's parents are Matthew and Megan Sanchez of Lincoln and her eligibility is through Recology.
The winners of the 2016 CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Lydia Ruiz of San Jose and Dylan Jones of San Rafael as the recipients.
Lydia Ruiz will be graduating from San Jose High School and attending Stanford University to study Computer Science. In high school she was ASB President and a Nordstrom National Scholar, played varsity volleyball and was the Biology Club founder and president. She was also recognized with a Hispanic Heritage youth award. Fabiola's parents are Jose De Jesus Ruiz and Blanca Ruiz of San Jose and her eligibility is through GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
Dylan Jones will be graduating from Marin Academy and attending the University of California Santa Cruz to study Political Science. In high school he was on the Student Council and Outdoor Leadership Committee. He was also recognized with a Silver Key award. Dylan's parents are Kimberly Schiebly and Sam Jones of San Rafael and his eligibility is through Marin Sanitary Service.
The winners of the 2015 CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Fabiola Ruiz of San Jose and Jennifer Zoffada of Castro Valley as the recipients.
Fabiola Ruiz will be graduating from San Jose High School and attending Santa Clara University to study Biology. In high school she played varsity volleyball and served as ASB secretary. She was also recognized with a Superintendent award. Fabiola's parents are Jose De Jesus Ruiz and Blanca Ruiz of San Jose and her eligibility is through GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
Jennifer Zoffada graduated from Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley and attends the University of California Los Angeles. Jennifer's parents are Gary and Eliza Zoffada of Castro Valley and her eligibility is through Pleasanton Garbage Service.
The winners of the 2014 CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Emma Scholz of Santa Cruz and Chandler Manasse of Fairfield as the recipients.
Emma Scholz will be graduating from Santa Cruz High School and attending Stanford University to study Biochemistry. In high school she was captain of the varsity water polo team, captain of the girls swim team, and president of the ukelele club. She was also recognized with an outstanding student award. Emma's parents are Scott and Erin Scholz of Palo Alto and her eligibility is through GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
Chandler Manasse will be graduating from Justin Siena High School in Napa and attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland to study nursing. In high school she was on the President's honor roll and received awards in mathematics, human physiology and religion. She was also captain of the cheerleading squad. Chandler's parents are Steve and Lani Manasse of Napa and her eligibility is through Napa Recycling & Waste Services.
The winners of the 2013 CRRC Northern District President’s Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Alec Roscoe of Walnut Creek and Cameron Scholz of Santa Cruz as the recipients.
Graduating from Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Alec Roscoe plans to attend New York University and major in Business/Political Economics. His parents are Neil and Sonia Roscoe and his eligibility is through Marin Sanitary Service. Alec's achievements to-date include Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm, National Honor Society, a two-time Exploravision Honorable Mention winner, and he participated in Junior Olympics water polo.
Cameron Scholz will be graduating from Santa Cruz High School and attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo to study Graphic Communications. In high school he played basketball, golf, and football. He was recognized as a football scholar athlete and also recognized for outstanding achievement in chemistry. Cameron was active in student government and served as class president. His parents are Scott and Erin Scholz of Palo Alto and his eligibility is through GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
Both of the 2012 CRRC Northern District President's Scholarship award winners are majoring in Business and Economics and expect to graduate in June of 2016.
Danacka Whittington of Clearlake is attending California State University in Chico and graduated from Lower Lake High School with high honors and a scholar athlete award. Her high school sports were volleyball and basketball. Her current focus is her education. Danacka is the daughter of John and Jennifer Whittington; John works for South Lake Refuse & Recycling.
Attending University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Erik Jordan of El Dorado Hills is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jordan. Erik's father is employed by Madera Disposal Systems, Inc./WCI. Erik attended Oak Ridge High School and was involved in the National Honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a number of other extracurricular activities.
The winners of the 2011 CRRC Northern District President’s Scholarship have been announced and we are pleased to congratulate Jennifer Hamm of Sacramento, and Adrian Ochoa of Napa.
Jennifer Hamm is currently attending American River College in Sacramento and her field of study is legal assisting.
Jennifer attended PVC Prep School in Angwin, California, where she won the Golden Glove Award for softball and was active in volleyball and football, as well as many other extra-curricular activities. She is the daughter of Paul and Lila Hamm. Lila is employed by Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling in St. Helena.
Adrian Ochoa attends the University of California at Davis, and expects to graduate in 2015 with a degree in food science.
Adrian’s list of achievements includes a certificate of completion of internship with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Francesca Aragon Azevedo Poetry Award, as well as tutoring, cooking, exercise, and intercultural communication. Adrian attended Vintage High School in Napa and is the son of Maria and Sergio Ochoa. Sergio is employed by Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling in St. Helena.
The winners of the CRRC Northern District President’s Scholarship have been announced, and we are pleased to congratulate Linnea Jordan and Sergio Ochoa as the recipients.
Linnea Jordan attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills and currently attends American University in Washington, DC, studying Political Science. Linnea’s list of recent awards and activities include the Presidential Service Award, California Volunteer Service Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scout Rose Award, the 2009-2010 National Honor Society, Girls State Delegate in 2009, AP Scholar and last but not least, has 2 Varsity Letters for Snowboarding! She expects to graduate in May of 2014. Linnea is the daughter of Linda and John Jordan; John is an employee of Madera Disposal Systems, Inc., of Chowchilla.
Sergio Ochoa attended Vintage High School in Napa and is attending the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. He expects to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in Architecture. His recent involvements include working with the Sci-Arc Student Union, Comcast Cares – Arlington Heights Elementary Volunteer, and the Lead Resident Advisor Candidate to the Los Angeles Hispanic Youth Symposium. Sergio Ochoa is the son of Sergio and Maria Ochoa, of St. Helena and his father is employed by Upper Valley Disposal of St. Helena.
The California Refuse Recycling Council is very pleased to announce the recipients of our first CRRC Northern District President’s Scholarship! Winners receive $1,000 per year for four years, based on annual requalification.
Lizeth Soto of Pittsburg is our first recipient. Lizeth is a full-time student at St. Mary’s College in Moraga and has been on the Dean’s List for the past two semesters, while managing a part-time job. She is anticipating graduation in June of 2011, with a degree in Business Administration. Lizeth is the daughter of Juan and Raquel Soto (Garaventa Enterprises) and in her spare time she is a runner.
Attending California State University, Chico, Trevor Thompson of Truckee is the second 2009 scholarship winner. He attends and plans to graduate in June of 2012. Trevor’s major field of study is Music and Business. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society, CSU Chico Wind Ensemble, and competed in the 2009 International Trombone Association Marsteller Solo Competition. Trevor is the son of Scott Thompson, Robin Lavery (Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal) and David Sheetz.