Local college-bound high school seniors can apply for a scholarship from the local Caltrans employees, with two awards up for grabs.
According to a news release, Caltrans District 5 employees and the California Transportation Foundation are offering two, $750 scholarships to high school seniors within the five-county fifth district — Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.
The scholarship program is for college-bound senior high school students who plan to attend college in California, pursue a career in transportation and live on the Central Coast.
“These programs are common in many of the 12 Caltrans districts,” said Dist. 5 spokesman Jim Shivers, “and have the encouragement and support of the CTF, which donates 50% of the funding while the coffee and food sales provide the rest.”
Begun in 2002, the program awarded one, $500 scholarship that first year.
By 2007, $3,500 was raised and seven, $500 scholarships were awarded. The program has awarded $6,750 in total student scholarships since 2017.
Applications are due before Saturday, May 3. The scholarships will be awarded this summer to high school seniors from the Central Coast.
See: www.dot.ca.gov/d5/scholarship.htm for application information. For additional information contact Laurie Baima at: Laurie.Baima@dot.ca.gov or call (805) 549-3353.