Margie Mendoza, Omar Ramirez and Morgen Streicher

From L-R: Margie Mendoza, Omar Ramirez and Morgen Streicher

Columbia College of Missouri–Lake County has awarded the Lake County campus scholarships to Omar Ramirez of Waukegan, Ill., Morgen Streicher of Gurnee, Ill., and Margie Mendoza of Highwood, Ill.

To qualify for the award, the recipients submitted an essay on the following topic: ‘If you had the authority to change your community in positive ways, what specific changes would you make and why?’

The $500 scholarship is non-renewable and can be used toward tuition for in-seat classes at either the Lake County campus or at the course location at the Naval Station Great Lakes.

“We received several quality entries for these scholarships and the ideas put forward were inspiring,” Columbia College-Lake County Campus Director Lyndon Russell said. “Omar, Morgen and Margie’s submissions were particularly thought provoking and we are proud to present these scholarships to them.”