Sunkist Growers, Sherman Oaks, Calif., is awarding scholarships to 16 students.
The annual Bodine-Sunkist scholarship, established in 1985 as a memorial to Sunkist board vice chairman Arthur Bodine, recognizes the academic accomplishments of students from agricultural backgrounds.
Five of the 16 are new recipients for the 2013-14 year, according to a news release:
- Raquel Campuzano Santamaria, Orosi, Calif.;
- Denise Cornejo, Watsonville, Calif.;
- Leticia Garcia Reyes, Woodlake, Calif.;
- Miriam Juarez-Vargas, Salinas, Calif.; and
- Rodrigo Tellez, Tracy, Calif.
Scholarships have been renewed for 11 previous recipients:
- Nickzel Lezama, Yuma, Ariz.;
- Joel Alcaraz, Los Angeles;
- Scarlett Ceja, Tulare, Calif.;
- Steve Escarcega, Hanford, Calif.;
- Claudia Garcia, Soledad, Calif.;
- Cristina Gomez, Arvin, Calif.;
- Kyle Pelot, Salinas;
- Rose Pier, Earlimart, Calif.;
- Ana Sandoval, Goleta, Calif.;
- Octavio Viramontes, Earlimart; and
- Omar Viramontes, Earlimart.