For Immediate Release
May 9, 2017
Stacie Dabbs, Interim Executive Director
Merced County Association of Governments
(209)723-3153 x 109
2017 Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship Recipient Announced
Merced, Calif., – Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) is pleased to announce Steven Yeung of Merced as the 2017 Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship recipient.
Steven, a senior at Merced High School, has demonstrated tremendous achievement in academics, as well as, extracurricular activities such as Junior Leadership Merced, Academic Decathlon, Mentor Club, the California Scholarship Federation and an impressive 4,100 plus hours of community service. He also participated in a Psychology and Neuroscience program at Harvard University in the summer of 2016. Steven plans to attend UC Berkeley this fall and pursue a career in medicine.
As the 2017 Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship recipient, Steven will receive $1,000 and will be eligible to receive additional awards of $1,000 each year for three years based on scholastic performance. The MCAG Governing Board and staff established this scholarship program in 2010 to honor the memory of Anna Maria Fuentes, Grants Program Manager at MCAG. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior in Merced County with a grade point average of 3.8 or higher who has demonstrated a high level of participation in extracurricular activities including positions of leadership.
Merced County Association Governments (MCAG) is the regional transportation planning agency and metropolitan planning organization for Merced County. In addition to regional transportation planning, MCAG also manages The Bus, YARTS and the Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority. For more information, visit www.mcagov.org.