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Update: Central Valley Opportunity Center offers $750 scholarships

The Central Valley Opportunity Center said it’s inviting applications for $750 scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Merced, Stanislaus and Madera counties.

Deadline for submitting completed application packets is March 19.

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, financial need and be planning to pursue education at a vocational, junior college, state college or university this fall.

Recipients will be picked by the center’s board.

For applications or more information, students should contact their high school counselor or call the center at (209) 357-0062, ext. 123.

The center is a community-based corporation that said its mission is to provide services that improve the quality of life for farm workers and others in need in those three counties.