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Supporting the Future: Scholarship Program Tops $1 Million in Academic Scholarships

For ten years, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to outstanding students looking to further their education, and this year, the program doubled!

Recently, we held the 2018 Taylor Farms Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County luncheon and awarded 20 students – more than ever before – college scholarships. These recipients are all children of active, full-time Taylor Farms employees.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients:

  • Juan Carlos Rios RodriguezCalifornia State University, Long Beach
  • Hector Juarez-VargasUniversity of California, Berkeley
  • Grayson Michael McGrewUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  • Justin FariasCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay
  • Daniel MunozCal Poly Pomona
  • Diego RamirezCalifornia State University, Chico
  • Christian OrtizUniversity of California, Davis
  • Dylan UriasArizona State University
  • Javier AcostaArizona State University
  • Joshua AlfaroSan Francisco State University
  • Paola Estrada TenaUniversity of California, Davis
  • Maria Elisa Santiago CruzUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
  • Giselle Camarena RodriguezSan Jose State University
  • Nini Isabel PreciadoArizona State University
  • Denisse Garcia ZavalaUniversity of Arizona
  • Maria Guadalupe JaramilloSan Jose State University
  • Sarahi Ramirez CortesCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay
  • Griselda TizcarenoArizona State University
  • Melissa Rios AriasUniversity of California, Merced
  • Grace NiccumNorthern Arizona University

To support students throughout their entire academic career, each recipient receives an upfront check for $5,000 with a guaranteed renewal of $5,000 for every year they remain in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university. This year, in addition to the $100,000 for the new recipients, the program awarded over $150,000 in renewed scholarships.

Scholarship recipient Juan Carlos Rios Rodriguez and his family

“I have so much respect and admiration for Taylor Farms. Their commitment to higher education and to our community is incredible,” said Miguel Zavala, 2015 Taylor Farms Scholarship Recipient and UC Berkeley, School of Law, Graduate. “Their generosity and support has allowed me to achieve my dream of graduating from Berkeley Law.”

Scholarship recipient, Paola Estrada Tena pictured with Bruce Taylor and Mark Campion of Taylor Farms

The Taylor Farms Scholarship Program was formally developed in 2012, although we have been awarding scholarships to students since 2008. The scholarship member selection committee consists of 12 Taylor Farms employees, and to date has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to 95 recipients.

Taylor Farms employee Griselda Juarez Vargas accepts scholarship check on behalf of her son, Hector Juarez Vargas