A very large scholarship was handed to an East Bakersfield High School student Monday.
The scholarship was not just any from any organization. The grant was rewarded by the U.S. Marine Corps.
East Bakersfield High School senior Ahmed Baameur received $180,000 to fund his education as he works to become a member of the U.S. military.
Baameur says he wants to be a Marine officer, and a helicopter pilot once he eventually graduates.
He says that would be the culmination of nine years of learning and training.
Thanks to the grant, Baameur says he’s on his way to Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University in Daytona, Florida.