A Record $1.5 Million in Scholarships Awarded by Long Beach City College

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President Oakley (center) with two LBCC scholarship recipients at today’s reception. LBCC students Dung Vo (left) received $14,000 and Zachariah Hawk (right) received more than $22,000 in scholarships.

President Oakley (center) with two LBCC scholarship recipients at Friday’s reception. LBCC students Dung Vo (left) received $14,000 and Zachariah Hawk (right) received more than $22,000 in scholarships.

Long Beach City College awarded $1.5 million in scholarships Friday, May 29, the most of any single year in College history. More than 750 scholarships were awarded during LBCC’s annual scholarship reception attended by about 850 scholarship recipients, family and friends.

“Last year, I challenged our donors to give $1 million in scholarships,” said LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “I’m proud to announce today that we’ve surpassed that goal with $1.5 million in scholarships.”

The Long Beach City College Foundation raises the scholarship funds from individual donors, community organizations, foundations, corporations and LBCC staff. The Rotary Club of Long Beach was the top donor, awarding 110 scholarships with a total amount of $125,000.

The highest individual awards went to Zachariah Hawk, who earned more than $22,000 in scholarships, and Dung Vo, who received $14,000.

The $1.5 million total makes LBCC the second largest distributor of scholarship funds among all 112 California community colleges. Last year, prior to Oakley’s $1 million donation challenge, LBCC awarded about $600,000 in scholarships.

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