Annual Scholarship Reception Brings Benefactors and Scholarship Recipients Face-to-Face

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

Scholarships can be life changing. Getting the chance to share how a scholarship is making a student’s dream a reality is priceless.

On Nov. 16, students had the opportunity to meet face-to-face, share their stories and thank donors or representatives from organizations that support scholarships at Del Mar College (DMC) during the annual Scholarship Reception hosted by the DMC Foundation.

Of the 215 scholarship funds the Foundation oversaw and awarded for the current academic year, 37 were represented during the event.

The College’s Development/Foundation Office oversees a total of 217 scholarship funds, including the 215 Foundation scholarships and two designated scholarships. As of Nov. 14, a total of 1,043 students have received 1,293 scholarships amounting to $1,049,089 

Learn more about scholarships available through the DMC Foundation by visiting You also can contact the office by calling 361-698-1317 or emailing

IN THE PHOTO: General Marc Cisneros (left), who represents the John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation, met with scholarship recipient Michelle Esqueda during the DMC Foundation’s annual Scholarship Reception. Esqueda is an Education major with an emphasis in mathematics for grades fourth through eighth and received a $500.  

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