Rylan Darnell of San Juan College High School Receives National Scholarship

students at the NC3 Signing day event

San Juan College took part in the NC3 National Letter of Intent Signing on April 20, 2023. This national event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.

This year, San Juan College participated in this event with 74 institutions across the country. New students from five local high schools attended the event to sign for the 2023-24 school year and participated in a signing ceremony, similar to an athletic signing.

In addition to this celebratory event, Rylan Darnell of San Juan College High School was chosen as a recipient of The Skilled Trades – 3M Transformational Scholarship, a national scholarship through 3M and the National Coalition of Certification Centers. This scholarship provides schools the ability to build within the community by focusing on bridging gaps of inequality with the highest standards of skilled trades and education.

Rylan Darnell is planning to study diesel technology. He will also participate in the national scholarship reception with fellow scholarship recipients later this spring.