The Filipino Women's Club of Salinas in Monterey County held its 64th Scholarship Luncheon on June 8, 2013 at the Harden Foundation Estate. The following students were awarded scholarships this year.
Elizabeth Rocamora Kamine- Sacramento, CA
Aya Aycalar Chato- North Salinas High School
Michael Olivas- North Salinas High School
Pricilla Viray Edwards- Grand Prairie, TX
Caryssa Galindo Brandt- Fairfield, CA
Andrea Lynn Lim- Salinas High School
The club was founded in 1930 to support struggling Filipino-American farm workers. Scholarships are awarded to students every year to encourage the pursuit of higher education.
"We wanted our children to have a better education and a better life here in the States," said Susan Valeriano, Scholarship Chair and a former club president. Through various fundraisers and events, the club is able to raise funds for the scholarships, as well as share their Filipino cultural heritage with the community.
In the picture, from left to right: Erasmo Jr. Olivas (accepting on behalf of his son Michael Olivas), Scholarship Chair Susan Valeriano, Elizabeth Rocamora Kamine, Caryssa Galindo Brandt, Andrea Lim, Aya Chato, Raymond Rocamora (accepting on behalf of Pricilla Viray Edwards)