Corcoran High School senior Juan Contreras is the first CHS student in school history to be selected as a President Scholar for College of the Sequoias in Visalia.
The prestigious honor earns him a scholarship for the full cost of student tuition and fees starting in the fall of this year through Spring of 2021.
The President’s Scholarship provides benefits and opportunities such as paid tuition for full-time students status for four semesters; paid student fees such as student identification card, parking, health services and more; book stipend of $250 per semester; and specialized counseling meetings and support services.
Only 11 students have been awarded the President’s Scholarship for the 2019 class of seniors. The College of Sequoias Foundation has graciously funded the President’s Scholars program and has been committed to supporting high achieving students in fulfilling their college and career goals.
For thousands of students across Kings and Tulare counties, COS is an integral part of their first choice college education plan. Through our Associate Degree Transfer (ADT) pattern and Transfer Admission Guarantee (Tag) pattern, COS ensures that students successfully transfer to the California State University or University of California system.
While attending Corcoran High School, Juan managed to balance his academics while working a part-time job. He was involved in soccer and was a member of the California Scholastic Federation (CSF). He is the son of Marisela and Juan Contreras Sr. of Corcoran.