Our recipient is Olivia Leland. She is 21 years old and a graduate of Orange County High School of the Arts. Her major is in Chemistry, who was highly recommended for our scholarship by two Chemistry Professors. A stellar student, highest grade in the class, a Student Instructor for both Botany and Chemistry. She was last year's student ambassador for the Biotech Program. She has completed undergrad research in Cocco Lab at UCI, and will be attending UCLA for bioscience. She loves Art & Literature. She is "giving back" by opting out of birthdays gifts in lieu of raising funds for a charity called First Book. Santiago Canyon College helped her overcome self doubts, grow as a student and individual and helped her develop a master study plan by giving her the outstanding tools to succeed. She was the recipient of three scholarship awards: OPAWL, Irvine A Wilde Memorial and Physical Sciences. Olivia was very thankful for winning this year's scholarship.
written by: Rose Rock, OPAWL Scholarship Committee
Out of 33 applications only 20 met our qualifications for 2018
Out of 20 qualified applications, Olivia was our finalist
OUR SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA
The importance of this scholarship is not based on financial need alone. Educational excellence and community service achievements give these women a great confidence in their abilities and provide an academic distinction as they pursue their future educational endeavors.
OPAWL Scholarship Committee is Rose Rock, Kathy Manulkin, Kay Alvarez, Jan Diaz
2018 Awards Ceremony: Kathy Manulkin, Rose Rock, Olivia Leland, Emilia Sugiyama
Linda Feregrino Arcos