At a time when there is a push to get people from the Imperial Valley to pursue higher education, we are pleased to see there are a number of scholarships offered by local service clubs and nonprofits to help those who are college-bound.
We hope those groups know what a critical role they are playing in the community by offering scholarships to people, some of whom might not be able to attend a California Sate University, a University of California campus or any other university. Such groups are showing they are community-minded and focused on meeting a real need.
Attending college is an expensive, albeit a key, step for one to take in life. When one thinks about the dollars involved in getting higher education, it can be daunting. For those who do not come from wealthy families the costs of attending a university may become too high to realistically consider — at least that is what they may think.