For the 29th consecutive year, long-time philanthropist George Ow, Jr. and his family provided American Dream Scholarships of $500 to local ethnic minority high school seniors. The Ow family awarded 141 high school seniors American Dream scholarships in last week ceremony and George Ow, Jr. addressed the students and reflected on his own experience at community college, “Every class, I learned something new and exciting and that’s what I wish for you: for you to come to Cabrillo to learn every day. Learn something new. Learn something you never dreamed about.”
Since 1989, the Ow Family has awarded over $608,000 to graduating high school students coming to Cabrillo. It is just one of the many ways the Ow Family has supported students and mission of Cabrillo College over the years.
Eleven scholarship recipients spoke at the ceremony and thanked the Ow Family for their generous support. One graduating senior from Aptos High, Allyson Goldman, intends to use her scholarship as she pursues a career in nursing at Cabrillo. Allyson told the audience, “In my eyes, Cabrillo is the best option for me as it is more affordable, while still having an amazing medical program. I would like to thank George Ow, Jr. and the Ow family for their generosity and kindness. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.”
The video of the event is below!