Kalisha Gomez of Riverside City College Wins College for All Californians Scholarship

Jun 10

Kalisha Gomez of Riverside City College (RCC) was awarded the $1,000 College for All Californians Scholarship by the Community College League of California.

Gomez is a dedicated nursing student at RCC, and her ability to strive for success while balancing her studies and responsibilities as a mother sets her apart from the crowd. She joins ten other scholars from community colleges across the state selected from over 2,300 applicants.

This is not Gomez's first recognition for her hard work and dedication. Just a few months ago, she received a $1,000 scholarship from CalWorks, further highlighting her consistent efforts and outstanding achievements.

The Community College League of California staff and leadership volunteers are proud of Gomez’s commitment to higher education. They stated, “We know that many students balance life’s other pressures in addition to the rigors of coursework. California’s community colleges are known best for meeting students where they are, providing the support and resources necessary to achieve academic and personal success.”

RCC President Claire Oliveros, Ph.D., shared her gratitude to the League: "We are incredibly proud of Kalisha and her accomplishments. The support from the Community College League of California is invaluable, and we are grateful for their commitment to helping our students succeed."

The College for All Californians Scholarship is funded by proceeds from the 2021 book 'A College for All Californians: A History of the California Community Colleges,' co-edited by League President & CEO Larry A. Galizio, Ph.D., and George R. Boggs, Ph.D., president and CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and superintendent/president emeritus of Palomar College.

“George and I wanted to make sure that this impact reached across the state and for students in any program or stage of their educational journey,” said Galizio. “This small investment in these 11 students’ future is an investment in the history of California community colleges.”

Congratulations to Kalisha on her achievements, and best wishes for her future academic and career goals.