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Rodney Fernandez Leadership Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

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The Rodney Fernandez Leadership Fund Scholarship (RFLF) program awarded a total of $15,500 to 7 local students.

VENTURA, Calif. - eTradeWire -- The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (Cabrillo EDC) recently selected their 2022 class of Rodney Fernandez Leadership Fund (RFLF) Scholars. For the 12th-consecutive year, outstanding area high school seniors and college students will be recognized for their academic achievements and pursuits with RFLF Scholarships to support their respective college and trade educations. Seven scholars were selected after displaying a commitment to their community, education and future.

The RFLF scholarship program enables local students to continue their education on the collegiate level as well as pursuit of vocational training opportunities for local Ventura County youth and young adults. The 2022 class of RFLF selected scholars have a diverse set of studies and career goals.

The RFLF was created in 2011 and honors the legacy of Rodney Fernandez, Cabrillo EDC's founding Executive Director for 30 years (1981–2011). Since the establishment of the RFLF, $108,150 has been awarded in mini-grants for community programs and scholarships.  The RFLF continues Fernandez's legacy of community building by cultivating the leadership of residents to attain their goals and empower themselves to take action to improve the quality of life in their communities.  Since 2013, the RFLF has focused on awarding scholarships for education and training.

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The RFLF Scholarship awarded a total of $15,500 to its recipients, with $10,000 provided by MUFG Union Bank, and $5,500 from individual donations.

CEDC is pleased to introduce our 2022 RFLF Scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to:

First   Last   Degree   School

Wendy   Aparicio   BA Political Science    UC Berkeley

Yasenia   Arreola   MS Marriage & Family Therapy   CSUN

Mireya   Avila Mejia   BS Heath Science   CSUCI

Jaime   Arreola Ortiz   BS Mechanical Engineering   Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

David   Avina Ramirez   AA Computer Networking/IT   Oxnard College

Dayanna   Flores-Reyes   BA Construction Management   Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jaime   Rivera   AA Computer Science   Oxnard College

About Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation has been making dreams come true, one home at a time, since 1981. Proud to be the largest developer of affordable homes in Ventura County, Cabrillo's success is the result of decades of passion, dedication and vision. With a mission of providing comprehensive housing services and community economic development activities, Cabrillo facilitates self-sufficiency for individuals and families who are most lacking in opportunity. At Cabrillo, home is more than a place to live – it is the cornerstone of the community's economic, environmental and social wellbeing. For more information, please visit cabrilloedc.org (https://www.cabrilloedc.org/)

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