Taylor Farms Invests in the Future through Scholarship Programs

Wed. July 11th, 2018
- by Andrea Allen     


SALINAS, CA - Taylor Farms has awarded over $1 million in scholarship funds to 95 students pursuing higher education at a 4-year university or graduate program. The company recently hosted employees and their families at its annual Scholarship Luncheon, where 20 students were presented with college scholarships. All the scholarship winners are children of active, full-time Taylor Farms employees.

Bruce Taylor, Chairman & CEO, Taylor Farms“Taylor Farms is honored to support our team and their families,” said CEO Bruce Taylor. “We are committed to a vibrant America with education as the foundation for opportunity.”

Taylor Farms partnered with the Community Foundation for Monterey County to expand the scholarship program’s reach this year, according to a company press release, which doubled the number of first-time recipients from 10 to 20 and awarding $100,000 in new scholarships.

Taylor Farms' 2018 scholarship recipients

These scholarships are tailored to support students throughout their entire academic career, where recipients receive an upfront check for $5,000 and a guaranteed renewal of $5,000 for each year they remain in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Scholarship recipient, Paola Estrada Tena, pictured with Bruce Taylor and Mark Campion of Taylor Farms

"I have so much respect and admiration for Taylor Farms. Their commitment to higher education and to our community is incredible,” said Miguel Zavala, 2015 Taylor Farms Scholarship Recipient and UC Berkeley, School of Law, Graduate. “Their generosity and support has allowed me to achieve my dream of graduating from Berkeley Law."

Taylor Farms employee, Griselda Juarez Vargas, accepts scholarship check on behalf of her son, Hector Juarez Vargas

Along with the new scholarship recipients, Taylor Farms is also awarding over $150,000 in renewed scholarships.

Scholarship recipient, Juan Carlos Rios Rodriguez, and his family

2018 recipients include:

  • Christian Ortiz – University of California, Davis
  • Daniel Munoz – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Denisse Garcia Zavala – University of Arizona
  • Diego Ramirez – California State University, Chico
  • Dylan Urias – Arizona State University
  • Giselle Camarena Rodriguez – San Jose State University
  • Grace Niccum – Northern Arizona University
  • Grayson Michael McGrew – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Griselda Tizcareno – Arizona State University
  • Hector Juarez-Vargas – University of California, Berkeley
  • Javier Acosta – Arizona State University
  • Joshua Alfaro – San Francisco State University
  • Juan Carlos Rios Rodriguez – California State University, Long Beach
  • Justin Farias – California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Maria Elisa Santiago Cruz – University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Maria Guadalupe Jaramillo – San Jose State University
  • Melissa Rios Arias – University of California, Merced
  • Nini Isabel Preciado – Arizona State University
  • Paola Estrada Tena – University of California, Davis
  • Sarahi Ramirez Cortes – California State University, Monterey Bay

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