The California Table Grape Commission has awarded California Table Grape Workers’ Scholarships to three high school graduates for $16,000 each.


The graduates are Mariela Ceballos Magaña, for the University of California, Los Angeles; Celene Mendez, for the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Gerardo Tinoco, for the University of California, Berkleley.


The scholarship program began in 1985, and since then has given almost $1 million to more than 85 students. The awards are available only to table grape harvesters and their children who plan on pursuing higher education in California.