“The California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors is proud to once again present scholarships to four well-deserving applicants to help get through these trying times. As hard as it is to make ends meet these days, it felt good to be able to provide a little something to help. It was nice to meet these fine young men and women and their parents who are our members and who give so much of themselves to our state. The scholarship recipients are all very deserving and great students. We wish them all the best in their education and vocational goals.” – CARII President Tom Ineichen
In February 2022, the CARII Board of Directors met with most of the recipients to congratulate them on being awarded a CARII scholarship. The recipients were extremely appreciative and thanked the CARII director for the consideration and assistance with their higher education.
Ivana Wright $2,000
Parent: Virna Valdevia-Wright
CSLB – San Bernardino
Ivana recently graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies with an impressive 3.368 GPA. Ivana is currently working towards her Masters and is hoping to graduate soon with a multiple subject credential. Ivana aspires to be a teacher.
Matthew Medina $1000
Parent: Oran Medina
BAR – S. El Monte
Matthew is in his first year of college and is pursuing a career in nursing with the intent of becoming a registered nurse. Matthew was the class president at his high school for two years and was voted on to the executive board for his junior and senior years.
Anson Lau $500
Parent: Kallie Fung
DMV – Oakland
Anson is a well-deserved repeat recipient of the CARII Educational Scholarship. Anson is studying robotics engineering. Anson’s career goals include wanting to help his community with mechatronic technologies. Anson has also participated in NASA’s Mission Concept Academy where he learned many skills applicable to his field of study.
Samantha Melin $500
Parent: Mike Melin
CDFW, OSPR - Fairfield
Samantha is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles with an interest in the healthcare system. Samantha’s high school academic achievements were beyond impressive with a 4.0+ GPA. CARII wishes Samantha all the best in pursuing an interesting and meaningful career.