DonDiegoScholarshipWinners2015-MatthewAntunezPalomar Community College
Vocational Education Scholarship

“This scholarship will cover a great deal of my schooling so that I can become an electrician. I am super-excited. Thank you, Don Diego!”

2015 marked the first Don Diego scholarship in the Vocational Education category. The $2,500 award will go a long way toward supporting the inaugural winner, Matthew Antunez, as he pursues an electrician career at Palomar Community College. Matthew lives in Vista and graduates from North County Trade Tech High with a 3.09 GPA, a full schedule of academics, sports, work and volunteering, and a host of positive recommendations from his teachers. Social Science instructor Paul Lopez praises Matthew as “a responsible young man of high morals and values with a bright future ahead of him.” Matthew, who confirms that he likes being active, involved and “of service to others,” says, “I am super-excited to win this scholarship. It will cover most of my school expenses.”