Cerritos College Student Receives $500 Julie Ann Cross Memorial Scholarship


Cerritos College Student Receives $500 Julie Ann Cross Memorial Scholarship

Blog 12-08-14

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

NORWALK, Calif. – December 8, 2014 – Cerritos College student Alma Delgado received theJulie Ann Cross Memorial Scholarship at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.

Delgado, a Long Beach resident, was honored with the $500 Scholarship established in memory of Julie Ann Cross, mother of Cerritos College Trustee John Paul Drayer. Ms. Cross attended Cerritos College as a re-entry student and accounting major after the birth of her two oldest children. The scholarship is awarded to a re-entry student with children.

Delgado began attending Cerritos College in fall 2012 and is pursuing her degree in business accounting. She is a single mother of two children and is determined to provide the best possible life for them. She is transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles to complete her bachelor’s degree in economics and would like to work at one of the Big Four accounting firms.

“Alma is a great role model showing her children the importance of education,” said Trustee Drayer as he presented the award to Delgado. “She shows the spirit of the Julie Ann Cross Award.”

About the Cerritos College Foundation:The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritoscf.org/