College awarded green donation

Ricky Soltero

San Diego City College received a $25,000 donation from the Sempra Energy Foundation on Sept. 16 scholarships for students enrolled in green job related courses.

“The grants will help educate community college students in environmental sustainability and prepare them for careers in green job fields.” Jessie J. Knight, Jr., executive vice president of external affairs for San Diego Gas & Electric, said in an announcement for the Foundation News.

City College was one of ten community colleges in California to be awarded this grant.

“The donation from the Sempra Energy Foundation to the City College Foundation was a significant contribution to our fundraising efforts toward the Benard Osher Scholarship Endowment.” said City College President Terrence Burgess.

The Scholarship Endowment program is administered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges in Sacramento
in partnership with the Osher Foundation.

“The effect is to establish a fund of $1,409,730 that is expected to generate between 60-80 scholarships for needy City College students each year.” said Burgess.

With approximately three million students enrolled in California community colleges, the grants provide vital aid to students during our countries economic struggles.