Donor: George Ow, Jr.

Ow Family Cultivates the American Dream
108 High School Students Receive Scholarships to Attend Cabrillo College



t has been 3 years since I came to United States. My first year, as you can imagine, was a difficult journey because of my lack of English. I believe that Cabrillo is the best choice to prepare for my next step, which is to transfer to UCSD. Thanks again for giving me this scholarship. It will definitely be a great support on my educational expenses. - Yuki Chen, American Dream Scholarship Recipient

In June 2017, American Dream Scholarship recipients, their families and supporters were recognized for their achievements at the American Dream Ceremony on Cabrillo College’s Aptos Campus.

I have chosen to begin my path toward higher education with Cabrillo College because I know I can receive a quality education that is affordable. I consider myself lucky that I will be able to attend this institution because of its reputation for excellence. It is truly remarkable that there are such wonderful people out there that want to help students like me obtain the best education possible. - Chloe Tusdama, American Dream Scholarship Recipient

For 24 years George Ow, Jr. and his family have been providing American Dream Scholarships to local ethnic minority and disadvantaged high school seniors enrolling at Cabrillo College. Since 1989, the Ow Family has awarded over $426,000 to 977 graduating high school students coming to Cabrillo. This year the Ow Family has awarded a $500 scholarship per student to a total of 135 students, the highest number of scholarships ever awarded in one year. It is just one of the many ways the Ow Family has supported students and mission of Cabrillo College over the years.

Here we are today and I see myself surrounded by family, great teachers and good community members that celebrate our success. It makes you feel that you are not alone in this new journey, that there is hope when you work hard. - Alejandro Chavez-Guerrero, American Dream Scholarship Recipient

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