March 22, 2024

2024 Greenleaf Scholar S.E. Davis

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to announce S.E. Davis of Yucca Valley as the 2024 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.

Through a rigorous application process, Davis along with seven other finalists, Cassidy Albrinck, Ruth Kanuch, Kassandra Nealy and Chloe Philippi from Yucca Valley High School and Jessica Burke, Sarah Cerna, and Tyler Luke from Twentynine Palms High School, showed their stellar character in written and oral interviews. A celebratory ceremony will take place on April 18, 2024 for all scholarship awardees.

Davis, 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 Davis attends Copper Mountain College. In addition, those same expenses will be paid while Davis attends a university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Davis states, “I am learning that I have the strength to fight every day to stay alive and achieve my dreams of becoming a pediatrician to help with the epidemic of anxiety and depression among children and youth in the Morongo Basin.”

Davis, who is no stranger to obstacles, continues to tout “inclusivity and love as the only way to treat people.”

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.  Davis calls this place home stating it is, “my family, my people, my community.”

According to CMC Foundation Executive Director Sandy Smith, “Davis’s conviction that everyone should be treated with kindness and respect regardless of their differences came through strongly in the interview. The optimism of someone who has not always been valued was truly inspirational and I look forward to welcoming Davis to the Greenleaf family.”

The Copper Mountain College Foundation would like to thank all applicants for this year’s Greenleaf Scholarship and reminds high school seniors that a wide range of CMC scholarships begin accepting applications as of April 1.

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