Valley teen mothers receive college scholarships

Six teenage mothers from Fresno, Bakersfield and Madera will receive college scholarships today, officials said.

The teen moms graduated from the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's Teen Success program, and will receive $500 to $2,000 scholarships from the program's founder, Becky Morgan, said Patsy Montgomery, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood.

Scholarship recipients include Victoria Cowings and Catalina Zaragoza of Fresno; Anacari Ramirez, Samantha Fernandez and Diana Karina Arvisu of Madera; and Sonia Lopez of Bakersfield.

The ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Occasions, 5484 W. Jacquelyn Ave., Fresno.