Lucy Silva of King City, who recently completed her associate of arts degree in transfer studies at Hartnell College, has received a $6,250 scholarship to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is majoring in computer science.
The two-year scholarship is from the MESA program, which provides academic support for California community college students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning and major in mathematics, science or engineering. The MESA scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation.
While pursing her studies at Hartnell, King utilized the services of the college's MESA program, which provides students in math, science or engineering with a study center, academic excellence workshops and career advising.
"Hartnell's MESA program," she says, "has been a great contributor to my success. It offered me a place to study as well and tutoring and counseling. The program, plus some key faculty members, successfully helped me complete my studies at Hartnell."
King has been involved with research in artificial intelligence, and plans to attend graduate school after receiving her bachelor's degree.
Michael Kane, Hartnell's new MESA director, says he is "very proud" of Silva's accomplishment. For more information on Hartnell's MESA program, call Kane at (831) 755-6891.