Valley Students Awarded $10,000 for College Scholarships

Monday, June 29, 2020


BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced that 52 students across the state have been selected to receive a 2020 CLLCF scholarship worth $5,000. Two of these students were selected by Assemblymember Salas to each receive a scholarship.


“I am pleased to award scholarships to two of our hardworking, local Valley students,” said Assemblymember Salas. “By supporting our youth, we are investing in their future and the positive impact that they will have on our community. I look forward to seeing the great things that these exceptional students will achieve.”


Two students from the 32nd Assembly District have been awarded $5,000 scholarships for attending college:


  • Gonzalo Rocha-Vazquez (Bakersfield) - University of California, San Diego.
  • Kobe Valle (Corcoran) - attending California State University, Fresno.


In its sixth year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received a record-number of over 1,266 applications. Given the great need for financial aid amid the current economic crisis, the Foundation increased the number of scholarship recipients this year from 50 to 52, awarding a record total of $260,000 in scholarships.


Winners were selected from the highly competitive pool of applicants and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received, and work history. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, which aids eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.




Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.