Menifee resident and Mt. San Jacinto College graduate Sharina Batista has a lot to smile about. Batista was announced as a recipient of one of more than 50 scholarships from Southern California Gas.
Batista, who is pursuing her degree in computer science and cybersecurity at California State University, Fullerton, received $5,000 from the utility.
“I am grateful for this opportunity. This scholarship means a lot to me. It will help me pay for college while pursuing my dreams,” Batista said.
Recipients were evaluated on their academic achievements, community involvement and a personal statement regarding California’s clean energy future. Students who plan to attend a community college or trade school were awarded $1,000 scholarships and those who plan to attend a four-year co