Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) strongly believes that higher education is the most effective tool for breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing the quality of life in our community. To that end, each year for the past 39 years, CVOC has donated scholarships to academically deserving, low-income high school students in its tri-county service area of Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus counties.


In 2018, 18 scholarships were awarded totaling $27,000.00 to the high school graduates below:


Abigail M. Lopez, Livingston High School

Alondra Valdez, Riverbank High School

Ashley Morris, Liberty High School

Berenice Arguello, Hughson High School

Eugene Jer Vang, Buhach Colony High School

Hunter Duke, Yosemite High School

Itzigere Cruz Duran, Atwater High School

Jorge Rodriguez – Mota, Golden Valley High School

Juan Nakamura, Turlock High School

Lisde Yamilet Fino, Chowchilla Union High School

Lupita Carranza, Central Valley High School

Melanie Ruvalcaba, Downey High School

Oswaldo Fernandez, Madera South High School

Perla Ortega, Riverbank High School

Remedios E. Lopez-Mendez, Merced High School

Rosalba Raymundo, Madera South High School

Ruby Fernandez, Chowchilla Union High School

Yalisa Duran, Le Grand High School


For more information contact:




Alicia Chavez

HR Generalist

CVOC Winton Office

6838 Bridget Court
P.O. Box 1389
Winton, CA 95388