Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County is celebrating young women in its College Bound Girls program who have won college scholarships.
Two members were selected to receive funding from the Dr. William “Bill” King Scholarship awards at the 15th Annual Black History Awareness Celebration at Chevron.
In addition, each year, Girls Inc. National offers the Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship (LMWS), up to $20,000, which goes to juniors and seniors who are Girls Inc. members.
This year three West County members of Girls Inc. won $5,000 scholarships.
One of the winners was California College Preparatory Academy Senior Brianna Alleyne, who will attend the University of Pennsylvania and study Criminology and Psychology.
“Girls Inc. WCCC has allowed me to visit many college campuses and have scholarship opportunities that have made college affordable,” she said.
Another winner was Skyline High School Junior Jeanie Lee, who received $5,000. She will attend Stanford University and study Business. “Girls Inc. has helped me visit many colleges and find out how I can get to college and what I need to do to get there,” she said.
Hercules High School Senior Tiffany Farmer received first place and $3,000 from the Dr. William “Bill” King Scholarship Award presented by Chevron.
She plans to study biology and chemistry at Lewis and Clark College. “Girl’s Inc. has assisted me in everything from advice about college, writing letters of recommendation, or even assisting with scholarships,” said Farmer. “Girls Inc. makes it clear that they care, and that inspires me to keep pressing forward and working hard.”
Hercules High School Senior Shannon Chere Culpepper received fourth place and $1,250, winning a Dr. William “Bill” King Scholarship Award from Chevron.
Culpepper says she will study chemistry at the University of Southern California. “Girls Inc. WCCC has helped me gain more self-confidence by enhancing my leadership and public speaking skills. They have allowed me to reach for the stars.”
The Board of Directors and staff members at West Contra Costa County Girls Inc. say they are extremely proud of the young women who applied themselves and have excelled at achieving a high honor.
“We are supportive of all girls in the program who are continuing to strive for excellence and higher education,” said Board President Sharon Kidd.
For more information about the College Bound Girls program and Girls Inc. WCCC visit [email protected] or 510-232-5440.