College of the Desert (COD) student Mariaceleste Padilla is MSA’s first-year recipient of the MSA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholarship. COD offers this scholarship to STEM majors and MSA is proud to be a donor in support of women in these fields. Our yearly scholarship will be awarded to women currently majoring in the STEM program. Mariaceleste is an ideal recipient; she attended high school in Blythe, CA, is currently enrolled in Math and Science classes and plans to transfer to the University of Redlands. She also plays for the women’s soccer and softball teams at COD. Bob Smith and Julian De La Torre were on hand to meet Mariaceleste and congratulate her on her achievements at the 2018 Scholarship Celebration event at COD on February 28th.