CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet - CSin3 Cohort 5 is ready!

Publish Date: 
Aug 17, 2017

On Friday, August 11, 2017 the Hartnell Community College District in partnership with the Matsui Foundation and CSU Monterey Bay introduced and celebrated the students in CSin3 Cohort 5 at its 5th Annual CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet. The fifth cohort consists of 27 students who will begin the academic program this fall, although they have already gone through some rigorous workshops this summer. Each recipient was presented with a $25,000 check; the scholarship will cover tuition, books, supplies, and personal expenses for the three-year program.

It is through the generosity and vision of Andy Matsui and the Matsui Foundation that this program has become possible for the students – the scholarship allows them to focus on academics. This collaboration and partnership between Hartnell and CSUMB is an accelerated three-year program that provides its graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

It was an evening full of joy where students and their families enjoyed this proud moment in a lovely environment with a beautifully decorated Steinbeck Hall and a fabulous dinner. Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations, Esmeralda Montenegro Owen emceed the event, with opening remarks by me, CSUMB’s President, Dr. Eduardo Ochoa, and President of Matsui Nursery, Teresa Matsui. Attendees viewed a CSin3 video that features alumni from cohort 1, and, they heard inspiring words from Alumna Karina Pizano and current student Daniel Ochoa-Aguila.

Trustees Manuel Osorio, Pat Donohue, and David Serena attended the celebration. Special thanks to the Hartnell College Foundation; Philanthropy Officer, Priscilla Amao; Alumnus Frankie Juarez; faculty members, Dr. Sonia Arteaga and Dr. Sathya Narayanan; and all who contributed to make this a successful event.