April 5, 2022

Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to announce Juliana Jimenez of Yucca Valley as the 2022 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Through a rigorous application process, Jimenez and four other finalists – Elizabeth Dahlberg and Griffin Hilderbrand from Yucca Valley High School, Bernadette Hopkins and Daniel Ramon Iniguez from 29 Palms High School – showed their stellar character in written and oral interviews. A celebration ceremony will take place on May 12, 2022, for all scholarship awardees.

Juliana Jimenez the 2022 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Jimenez, who attends Yucca Valley 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 Jimenez attends Copper Mountain College. In addition, 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 interested in learning, success-oriented, has performed well in school, and shows a desire to return to the Morongo Basin upon graduation/completion of her education.

Jimenez, who moved to the Morongo Basin in 2013, says her heart is drawn to the desert, and she hopes to have a hand in local business as she pursues her education and beyond.

According to CMC Foundation Executive Director Sandy Smith, “Julie came across as a self-assured young woman ready to take on the world and make a lasting impact on her community. We are thrilled to have her join us at CMC as the latest Greenleaf Scholar.”

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