The Gas Company awarded college scholarships to 153 students this year. Pictured, left to right, are local scholarship recipients’ Roman Cortes, Animo Venice Charter High School, Sharon O’Rourke, Gas Company public affairs manager, and Melvin Orcino, Culver City High School. Cortes and Orcino each received $1,000 scholarships to help with college expenses.
“The scholarships recognize the students for academic achievement and other important signs of character,” said Sharon O’Rourke, public affairs manager at The Gas Company. “We’re awarding scholarships to 153 high school seniors and community college graduates in Southern California this year as a way of partnering with our communities and improving the quality of life for young people with high potential.
The Gas Company’s Scholarship Program began in 1966. Since its creation, nearly $2 million in scholarship funds have been awarded to about 2,000 students. The Gas Company gives more than $150,000 annually towards scholarship programs throughout Southern California. Culver City Crossroads applauds all the generosity of the community, and the excellent efforts of the winners.