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The Penserra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2022 Penserra Founder’s Scholarships

Orinda, CA (August 9, 2022) – Pictured below are the 2022 recipients of the Penserra Founder’s Scholarship: Victoria Hernandez, Carlos Leon and Leticia Lopez.  Established in 2016, a total of nineteen Penserra Founder’s Scholarship recipients have not only received financial support but the vote of confidence that comes with being selected for a worthy scholarship.

The Penserra Foundation, founded by Penserra CEO Jorge Madrigal, provides scholarships to graduating high school students who are first, second or third generation immigrants and who intend to pursue a course of study at an accredited college, or university that will lead to a career in education or business. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have financial need, and have demonstrated through sports, community work, or their employment history ambition and a willingness to work hard in and out of school.

In 2022, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, firmly supported by the Penserra Foundation, awarded $383,000 in scholarships to 92 students across Mendocino County. Congratulations to you all!