Grad Stories (2013)
Zachariah Hammers will transfer to La Sierra University in the fall after two years at Norco College, thanks in large part to the Community Scholars Program. Students who successfully complete the program are guaranteed admission to one of three private colleges: La Sierra University, Cal Baptist University or the University of Redlands. “The Community Scholars Program has been life changing,” Zachariah said. “I hope someday I am able to give back to the Community Scholars Program in some way.” Community Scholars receive $7,000 in scholarships spread over four years, counseling, and priority registration to ensure they complete their Norco College studies in two years. “A lot of my friends don’t have scholarship opportunities and they are really struggling to get classes right now, Zachariah said. He plans to major in psychology and minor in anthropology, a field he was intrigued by after taking a class from Professor Alexis Gray. “Her teaching style is very encouraging, very interesting, and something I really got attached to,” Zachariah said.
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