Brown’s Supply donates to Caltrans scholarship fund

Caltrans press release

Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Scholarship Committee received a donation in the amount of $1,000 from Brown’s Supply in Bishop, CA. This sizeable donation will be combined with money raised from various Caltrans District 9 fundraisers and returned to the community in the form of High School Scholarships.

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Jessica Klemencic, Caltrans District 9 Scholarship Committee Chairperson receives a donation check of $1,000 from Doug Brown of Brown’s Supply.

The Caltrans District 9 Scholarship Committee has been offering scholarships to graduating high school students in the District 9 area for the past 15 years. Scholarship money is raised through employee fundraisers, and private donations. A total of $63,550 in scholarships has benefitted 133 students throughout the years.

Jessica Klemencic, Caltrans District 9 Scholarship Committee Chairperson stated, “This donation is very generous and we are grateful to Brown’s Supply. Thank you Brown’s Supply!”

Caltrans encourages students to obtain degrees that are transportation-related. Caltrans currently has responsibility for 50,486 lane miles, 265 state highways, 13,063 state bridges, and numerous sidewalks, bike lanes, and mass transit installations that are built and maintained. Employees specializing in 100’s of occupations are required to provide the superior transportation system that the travelling public in the State of California deserves.

It is the Caltrans Mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability. This generous donation to the Caltrans District 9 Scholarship Committee is a perfect example of how Caltrans enhances California’s economy and livability, and fosters positive community relations.


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5 Responses to Brown’s Supply donates to Caltrans scholarship fund

  1. Trouble December 9, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    This is good example of what I believe our local leaders should be focused on . Really trying to help our local youth succeed in their future.

    • Charles O. Jones December 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

      I love it when I agree with Trouble.

  2. Charles O. Jones December 9, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    Kudos to Brown’s

  3. Russ Monroe December 9, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Agreed Trouble! Education is our best tool and our most powerful weapon.

  4. Philip Anaya December 9, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Totaly agree T. Our local youth are the future and we should never miss an opportunity to nuture and allow them to flourish and to become successful . It would be something special to be a young part time paid intern at Cal Trans, DWP, SCE , Inyo National Forest ,BLM , Inyo County , in our Inyo County Schools or wherever, working and learning with an engineer, a teacher ,an administrator or with some of the hands on folks out in field . What ever happened to Industrial Arts and work experience in the schools of California and what ever happened to apprentice positions in the trades . Youth of today only seem to fall into the future by hook or crook and sorry to say by a favored family connections . Every future , every job should be accessible equally and why can’t there be more job opportunities than there are young folks to fill those posititons. If we want to grow this nation, this economy and leave a righteous footprint from our time on this earth , then we need to stoke and fuel the fires and dreams of our youth. How else can we save the planet and once again revive the American dream?


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