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Amazon partners with Modesto JC, Stanislaus State to pay tuition for Valley employees

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Amazon is partnering with the largest higher education institutions in Stanislaus County to provide free tuition to the online retailer’s hourly employees in the region.

Turlock’s California State University, Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College are part of the company’s Career Choice program, which will pay full tuition at associated institutions for hourly Amazon employees. Across the Central Valley, Amazon also is partnering with California State University, Fresno, Clovis Community College and Sacramento City College.

The program is open to full-time Amazon employees, as well as part-time employees (who receive half, but not full tuition). The e-commerce giant will pay tuition and fees for eligible employees, and partner institutions pay nothing to be part of the program.

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Stan State Offering In-House Scholarships for New Academic Year

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The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of the Mary Stuart Rogers (MSR) building. (Signal Photo/Morley Brown)

Stanislaus State is continuing to offer scholarships to help students with college costs, with a March 2 deadline fast approaching. The scholarships cover the 2022-2023 academic year and are catered to student’s majors, but low student turn-out may be affecting the amount of awards that will be granted to applicants.

In comparison to previous years, there has been a lower turnout of students applying. According to the Stan State Financial Aid Office, each scholarship has a certain number of students that can be awarded. If there are less eligible students that have applied, the scholarship can extend its deadline. However, “if there aren’t enough students, the money doesn’t go out.”

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Rotary Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding seniors, 2020 graduates

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The Ceres Rotary Club Foundation honored outstanding graduating seniors and first-year college students on May 21 with a first or second of two-year educational scholarships.

The club’s scholarship program is unique in that the scholarships are paid over two years with four annual awards at $2,500 or $1,250 a year, and the Lew Family Scholarship, at $4,000 or $2,000 a year. Additionally, the awards offer applicants a variety of college and vocational training options.

Two Central Valley High School seniors were given scholarships. Paola Campos was awarded the $4,000 Lew Family Scholarship and Virginia Moore was gifted the $2,500 General Education/Social Services Scholarship.

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