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February 20, 2024

Region’s Caltrans office awards two scholarships

Courtesy of Caltrans:

Caltrans has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates as part of its 2019 Scholarship Program, thanks to the generosity of its district employees and support from the California Transportation Foundation. 

This scholarship program supports college-bound high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in transportation and live within the five counties of our district (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties).   

District 5 Caltrans employees have been raising money for this program for 15 years with funds generated through proceeds from coffee and snack sales in the district cafeteria. 

This scholarship program is also supported by the California Transportation Foundation, which donates 25% of the funding. Since 2017, we have awarded $4,750 in student scholarships.

Caltrans Administration Chief Julia Bolger spoke with pride of this tradition: “Our employees enjoy helping the students in our community obtain scholarships.  We are proud that they are contributing to the future of transportation.” 

Gabriel Jameson,
Cabrillo College. Main photo caption: Karis Lawson is attending Cal-Poly