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Blue Diamond Growers Foundation Announces 2023-2024 Scholarship Awards

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 scholarship recipients. This year, scholarship funding is being awarded to 25 college students who are either dependents of Blue Diamond employees or are members of local communities who are pursuing agriculture-related fields of study at colleges and universities in California and throughout the country.

“We are proud of this year’s scholarship recipients and wish them the best as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Dan Cummings, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Blue Diamond Growers. “The Blue Diamond Growers Foundation is committed to supporting the next generation of students, students who will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the greater agricultural industry for many years to come.”

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Blue Diamond Growers Foundation was established in 2008 for the purpose of providing scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance and are pursuing a four-year college degree. Since 2011, the Blue Diamond Foundation has awarded nearly 200 scholarships to help students in local communities achieve their dreams of a college education.

This year’s Blue Diamond Growers Foundation scholarship recipients include:

McKayla Aiken

Hilmar, Calif.

UC DavisAgricultural Development
Janessa Alba

Springville, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Business Management
Madison Andrade

Visalia, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Business
Amelia Bettencourt

Turlock, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Business
Gabriel Borges

Fresno, Calif.

CSU FresnoHorticulture
Haylie Caetano

Riverdale, Calif.

Reedley CollegePlant & Soil Science
Caleb Callison

Hanford, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Systems Management
Avery Fowler

Wilton, Calif.

Corban UniversityAgricultural Science
Trista Fry

Kingsburg, Calif.

CSU Fresno or UC DavisPlant and Soil Science
Kaylen Jaime

Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Cal Poly SLOAgricultural Communications
Megan Kroon

Farmington, Calif.

Dordt UniversityAgricultural Business
Karli Lanzi

Artois, Calif.

Oklahoma State UniversityAgricultural Education
Meika Lauppe

Nicolaus, Calif.

Arizona State UniversityAgricultural Business
Christina Moitozo

Gustine, Calif.

Oklahoma State UniversityAgricultural Communications
Kaylie Ramos

Fresno, Calif.

CSU FresnoAgricultural Education
Reagan Richard

Visalia, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Business
Holly Rudnick

Bakersfield, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Communications
Kelsey Solimine

Modesto, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Business
Emily Sonke

Roseville, Calif.

Covenant CollegeHistory
Alyssa Sozinho

Visalia, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOAgricultural Education
Julie Sporleder

Acampo, Calif.

Cal Poly, SLOPlant and Soil Science
Cade Stafford

Live Oak, Calif.

Oklahoma State UniversityAgricultural Business
Mallory Sutherland

Bakersfield, Calif.

CSU FresnoAgricultural Business
Gianna Vaccarezza

Linden, Calif.

Auburn UniversityAgricultural Business
Erika VanderMaarl

Visalia, Calif.

Texas Tech UniversityAgricultural Business

Additional information about the Blue Diamond Growers Foundation scholarship program is available at https://bluediamondgrowers.com/scholarship-program/.

About Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Growers, a grower-owned cooperative representing over 3,000 of California’s almond growers, is the world’s leading almond marketer and processor. Established in 1910, it created the California almond industry and opened world markets for almonds. Blue Diamond is dedicated to delivering the benefits of almonds around the world and does so by providing high-quality almonds, almond ingredients and branded products. Headquartered in Sacramento, the company employs more than 1,800 people throughout its processing plants, receiving stations and gift shops. To learn more about Blue Diamond Growers, visit www.bluediamond.com.

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