CONCORD -- More than two dozen Contra Costa Community College District students will receive $8,000 Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarships on Friday at an awards banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

They are: Jose Alvarez, Juan Azuara, Melisa Bonilla Garcia, Miranda Claggette, Gloria Duarte, Clarence Ford, Anthony Gaston, Angelica Guzman Paz, Karen Hernandez, Rodney Horne, Latasha Johnson, Maria Lara, Nancy Marquez, Carmen Martinez, Miguel Mauricio, Stephanie Ortiz, Tiffany Patterson, Fiona Pizarro, La Cretia Robinson, Carolina Roverso, Clementina Ruiz, Mauricio Saavedra, Elena Sierra, Charlene Tidwell, Melodie Williams, Renee Washington and Karen Zamora.

The event is at 6 p.m. at the hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive in Concord. Tickets cost $75 each. More information is at www.kennedyking.org. Click on "events."