April 3, 2020

Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to announce Dejejuanice (Deje) Brewer of Twentynine Palms as the 2020 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Through a rigorous application process, Brewer along with four other finalists – Anwyn Hilderbrand and Anthony Rodriguez Rojas from Yucca Valley High School, and Diego Hernandez and Teagan Thompson from 29 Palms High School – showed their stellar character in written and oral interviews. A celebration ceremony will take place at a later date.

Dejejuanice Brewer the 2020 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Brewer, who attends 29 Palms High School, was chosen out of a highly competitive field to receive this year’s Greenleaf Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tuition, books, and fees plus living expenses while Brewer attends Copper Mountain College. Also, those same expenses will be paid while she attends a University to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Endowed by local banker F. Roy Greenleaf Jr., the scholarship is awarded each year to a promising student that is interested in learning, is success-oriented, has performed well in school, and shows a desire to return to the Morongo Basin upon completion of their education.

Brewer, a transplant from Los Angeles, says she discovered herself once she moved to the desert at age 13. She feels very accomplished now after leaving behind her many challenges in LA. Deje was invited to participate in the dual enrollment program by her high school and was part of the RISE program, which has increased her desire to succeed in her educational journey.

For more information on how Copper Mountain College Foundation uses legacy gifts, visit their website.