2020 Recipients

Alissa Amaral

Ms. Alissa Amaral is a 2020 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Alissa graduated from Tulare Union High School where she was a member of FFA, president and lifetime member of the California Scholastic Federation, and a volunteer with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Toys for Tots. Alissa will attend Fresno State University to major in agricultural business with a career goal of becoming an agricultural marketing specialist.

Amy Swall

Ms. Amy Swall is a 2020 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Amy graduated from Mission Oak High School in Tulare. Amy is a regional president of FFA where she has won multiple awards, a member of the Mission Oak varsity tennis team that won the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation Divisional title, and a member of the varsity soccer team as well. Amy will attend Fresno State University where she will major in agricultural communications with a goal of working in agricultural advocacy.

Dale Franzen

Mr. Dale Fransen is a 2020 Agricultural Scholarship recipient. Dale graduated from Selma High School with an SAT score that placed him in the 99th percentile nationally. Dale is a member of the FFA organization on the local, state, and national levels, and is an Eagle Scout. Dale will attend Fresno State University where he will major in agricultural education with a goal of becoming an agriculture teacher.

 

Diana Robledo

Ms. Diana Robledo is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Diana graduated from Bakersfield High School. Diana was the vice president of the Advancement Via Individual Determination Club, a three year member of Future Farmers of America (FFA), and volunteers at the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, preparing and serving meals. Diana will attend Bakersfield College and has a career goal of becoming a veterinarian. Diana’s mother worked in the table grape harvest in the Bakersfield area.

 

Georgina Rodriguez Mendez

Ms. Georgina Rodriguez Mendez is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Georgina graduated from Robert F. Kennedy High School in Delano with an ACT score that placed her in the 95th percentile nationally. Georgina was the senior class vice president and a co-captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team. Georgina will attend University of California, Los Angeles, where she will major in mathematics with a career goal of becoming a math teacher. Georgina’s father worked for Hronis Farming LP.

 

Glarisa Perales

Ms. Glarisa Perales is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Glarisa graduated from Cesar E. Chavez High School and participated in the national organization “Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.” Glarisa emigrated from Mexico when she was 7 years old. She and her twin sister will be the first in their family to attend college. Glarisa will attend Bakersfield College and will pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. Glarisa’s father is an employee of Sunview Vineyards.

 

Jared Bautista

Mr. Jared Bautista is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Jared graduated from South High School in Bakersfield with an SAT score that placed him in the 91st percentile nationally. Jared was a member of the school cross country and track teams. Jared will attend University of California, Berkeley to major in civil engineering with a goal of becoming a civil engineer. Jared’s father worked for Grapeman Farms.

 

Nerin Delgado

Ms. Nerin Delgado is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Nerin graduated from McFarland High School in McFarland with an SAT score that placed her in the 94th percentile nationally. Nerin was a member of the associated student body board and was the varsity golf captain. Nerin will attend University of California, Los Angeles, where she will major in human biology with a career goal of becoming a radiologist. Nerin chose this career after being the primary caregiver for her grandfather who battled Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years. Nerin’s mother worked for Four Star Fruit.

 

Rebecca Santoyo

Ms. Rebecca Santoyo is a 2020 Field Worker Scholarship recipient. Rebecca graduated from Porterville High School where she was a member of the school concert choir and volunteers many hours in the community for various groups, including homeless projects, Alzheimer’s research, and literacy programs. Rebecca will attend Porterville College and has a career goal of becoming a pediatrician or pediatric nurse. Rebecca’s father worked in the table grape harvest in the Porterville area.

 

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With more than 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red and black—and are in season from May through January.


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