2019 WICKLINE SCHOLARS
We are honored to announce our 2019 Wickline Scholarship recipients.All of our applications this year included excellent educational goals. Our Education Committee selects to allocate $4,000 in scholarship funding to those which exhibited the greatest need. It is our pleasure to announce the following recipients:
Raquel Davidson will be awarded $2,000 to complete her degree in nursing. At 35 years of age, Raquel wants to demonstrate to her 6 daughters that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. Her daughters range in age from 15 years to 8 months. Additionally, her husband has had several heart surgeries and is unable to work. Raquel is in her final year in the nursing program at Sacramento City College and commutes there an hour and a half, each way, from her home in Somerset. Additionally, she works about 32 hours a week per diem at Marshall Hospital. She expects her degree will be complete this coming June.
Mary Ann Van Schoyck will be awarded $1,000 to work on her Masters in Social Work at the University of Louisville. She is 29 years old and plans to finance her graduate program education by a combination of loans, savings, and working part-time. Although she knows her educational goals may be expensive, she highly values education and knows that these expenses will be worthwhile, and will ensure she has a career for which she has a passion. Her study emphasis will be on working with veterans and their families.
Jo Ann de Roco will be awarded $1,000 to attend the Spanish Institute of Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. This will be a 6-week, full immersion instructional program in addition to living with a local Mexican family. Attending this program will allow her to obtain her BCLAD (Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development) certification. Obtaining this certification will allow her to teach in an elementary bilingual classroom, as well as, with students learning English as a second language. Attending the Spanish Institute of Puebla will give her the necessary skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to pass the standardized language competency exam. She will then take the University of California, Riverside’s on-line BCLAD certification program in the fall of 2019. This is a one-year program (four classes) that will end in fall 2020. Jo Ann is a 49 year old pre-school teacher and is also educating her two children, one of whom recently completed her Biology/PreMed BA and plans to begin medical school this coming January.