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Re-Entry Student Receives Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2019

Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; 562-653-7878

Diana NavarroNORWALK, Calif. – December 13, 2019 – The Cerritos College Foundation recently awarded Diana Navarro of Signal Hill with the $1,800 Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship.

Judge Dan Pratt established the Carmen Solis Pratt Re-Entry Scholarship in 2001 in memory of his mother who valued education, but was unable to attend college herself.

Each year, a recipient is selected among applicants who are returning to school, and are 35 years of age or older.

Diana is a returning student pursuing a new career in cybersecurity. She has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and serves as the Vice President of the Computer Club. 

“I am both honored and excited to have been chosen as the recipient of the Carmen Solis Pratt Scholarship. I am also most grateful to Mr. Dan Pratt for his generosity. Receiving this scholarship means a great deal to me because it has made it possible for me to continue to pursue my educational goals, improve my circumstances and provides much needed encouragement,” said Diana.



About the Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at


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