Port of Long Beach awards scholarships to 23 students

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The Port of Long Beach on Friday, May 14, presented six local high school and 17 college students with scholarships totaling $58,150 to assist them in studies aimed at careers related to world trade and goods transportation. The awards were made at a luncheon capping World Trade Week 2010.

The scholarships help young people obtain education and training to assist them in finding Port-related careers in fields ranging from business to environmental planning to diplomacy. With the latest scholarships, the Port since 1993 has awarded $334,650 to 223 students.

“At the Port of Long Beach, we’re dedicated to becoming the efficient, green, sustainable and productive ‘Port of the Future.’ And that includes preparing a new generation of bright and innovative leaders,” Christopher Lytle, Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director, said at the scholarship ceremony. “On behalf of all of us at the Port, I’d like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Port of Long Beach Scholarships.”

The Port’s scholars were in six categories:

Long Beach Unified School District Port Scholars – David Huynh, Eileen Ung, Eric Chau, Victoria Zamora, Darrell Patterson and Samantha Liberman.

California State University, Long Beach, International Business – Anthony Rodriguez, Celeste Ahl, Jessica Emonin, Matthew Hoover and Farzana Khanam.

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Scholarships, Long Beach City College International Business – Julissa Angius, Christian Flores and David Hayter.

Long Beach City College School of Trades & Industrial Technologies – Sergio Linares, Milton McGill and Tuutuuifo Leomiti.

Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation at CSULB – Ricardo Ortiz and Fahad Din.

Master of Arts in Global Logistics at CSULB – Ebony Loeb, Felipe Sinohui, Lauren Roslanowick and Matthew Stramer.

For more information on Port of Long Beach scholarships, go to the Port of Long Beach website.

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