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Scholarship Recipients

In 2016, our scholarship program awarded 55 students with scholarships and awards totaling $198,192.

Since our scholarship program began in 2000, more than 800 student scholarships have been awarded worth more than $1.6 million.  

If you are interested in applying for our 2017 scholarships, please visit our scholarship opportunities page for details! 

 

Sera Day Coryell Nursing Education Scholarship 

Payal V. Patel , Templeton  High School
attends San Diego State University - $8,000

 

Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies

Benjamin R. Hurley, San Luis Obispo High School
attends Cuesta College - $2,000

 

Mary Jo and Henry DeSio Special Education Scholarship

Bronte J. Cichlar – Arroyo Granda High School
attends University of California, Las Angeles - $2,106.42

 

Helen and Ronald Dunin Scholarship

Stephen A. Edi
attends Cuesta College - $5,000

Michelle L. Watson
attends Cal Poly State University - $5,000

 

Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship

Jacob N. Wright, Mission College Preparatory High School
attends Montana State University - $1,000
Alexander S. von Dohlen – Mission College Preparator High School
attends San Francisco State University - $1,500

 

David B Gianas Memorial Scholarship


Angela DeLine, Atascadero High School
attends Cuesta College - $1,500
Jeffery Middleton, Atascadero High School
attends Cuesta College - $750
Jaquelyn Sclafani, Atascadero High School
attends Cuesta College - $750
Brian Chester, Atascadero High School
attends Cuesta College - $750
Kyle Hastings, Atascadero High School
attends Cuesta College - $1,500
Benjamin J. Jankovitz
attends Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
$750
Chandler K. Grant
attends San Jose State University - $750

 

Gary Grossman Scholarship

Clare Livick, Templeton High School
attends Mills College - $2,000
Tara Loayza, Arroyo Grande High School
attends Cal Poly State University, SLO - $3,000

 

Elkan T. Hart Scholarship

Taylor R. Bedrosian, Paso Robles High School
attends Cal Poly State University - $9,336.46

 

Kiwanis SLO de Tolosa Scholarship&amp

Samantha A. Fernandez, Mission College Preparatory High School
attends University of California, Berkeley - $2,500

 

Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship&amp

Katie G. Chapman-Pinto, Mission College Preparatory High School
attends University of San Francisco - $10,000

 

Justin McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship

Vanessa P. Watkins, Arroyo Grande High School
attends Santa Barbara City College - $1,000

 

Stephen Donnellan Moss Memorial Scholarship in Journalism Fund

Megan Schellong
attends Cal Poly State University, SLO - $1,500

 

Burt W. Polin and Virginia Polin "Elks" Scholarship

Jennifer Alvarez Rojas, Arroyo Grande High School
attends Fresno State University - $2,000

 

Guy, Lorine and Amanda Prewitt Scholarship

William T. Penn, Paso Robles High School
attends University of California, Los Angeles - $2,500

 

Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship

Omeed M. Djassemi, San Luis Obispo High School
attends Cal Poly State University, SLO - $1,000

 

Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship

Sonia Lozano Neverez, Liberty Continuation
attends Cuesta College - $1,000
Felipe G. Compoverde, Liberty Continuation - $1,000

 

Richard K. Sauret Viticulture and Enology Scholarship

Allison V. Donegan, Arroyo Grande High School
attends Cal Poly State University - $12,000

 

Spirit of the Class of 49 Award

Ashley Resendiz, San Luis Obispo High School
attends Allan Hancock College - $500

 

Lauren Tipton Slaughter Scholarship

Samantha K. Good, San Luis Obispo High School
attends University of Texas, Austin - $1,000

 

Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship

Sohum Pal, San Luis Obispo High School
attends Yale - $10,000

 

Alfred I., Catharine J. & Eleanor G. Switzer Scholarship

Carlee B. Szarek, Morro Bay High School
attends University of San Diego - $16,000;

 

John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten Scholarship in memory of Allan Voigt M.D.

Lauren E. Wood, Mission College Preparatory
attends University of Iowa - $2,500

 

Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship

Jennifer C. Grady, San Luis Obispo High School
attends Scripps College - $2,000

 

Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award

Colin A. Hayashi, Arroyo Grande High School - attends University of California, Los Angeles - $4,000
Bayley H. McKenzie, Atascadero High School - attends Chapman University - $4,000
Julia M. Clickard, Atascadero High School - attends University of California, Santa Cruz - $4,000 
Kaylin E. Stewart, Central Coast New Tech - attends Chapman University - $4,000
Max Alexis Mireles, Coast Union High School - attends University of Southern California - $4,000
Xue L. DiMaggio, Coast Union High School- attends University of California, Los Angeles - $4,000
Katie G. Chapman-Pinto, Mission College Preparatory - attends University of San Francisco - $4,000
Mona J. Panchal, Morro Bay High School - attends University of California, Riverside - $4,000
Vanessa N. Veloz, Nipomo High School - attends University of California, Santa Barbara - $4,000
Cassidy M. Moses, Paso Robles High School - attends Davidson College - $4,000
Joshua S. Dorman, San Luis Obispo High School - attends Claremont McKenna College - $4,000
Kaela M. Cooper, Templeton High School- attends Modesto Junior College - $4,000 

 

Marion C. and Mark W. Wilson Nursing Scholarship

Deisi Sinico Luna, Nipomo High School
attends Allan Hancock College - $4,000

 

Yeager Science Scholarship

Jeffrey T. Neumann , Paso Robles High School
attends Cal Poly State University, SLO - $23,000

 

Invest in students

When you create a scholarship fund at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, you are investing in your community’s future and showing local students you care about their futures, too. The Community Foundation provides the expertise to help meet your personal goals, and awards scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students achieve their lifetime dreams.

You can create a scholarship as a memorial to someone special, selecting eligibility criteria that exemplify that person’s goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your educational values—or those of your family or business.

Support education

Depending on your preferences, the scholarship you establish can support any area of academic need, including tuition, fees, books, supplies. Our staff tracks performance to ensure students continue to meet the terms for scholarship support. If the scholarship you establish is renewable, you can review updated information on the progress of recipients over the years. You may even elect to meet these students—something many donors find rewarding.

You may also be interested in a permanent endowment to support education in San Luis Obispo County. We can help recommend a giving strategy that’s right for you. Contact Angela Hollander, Scholarship Program Associate, at (805) 543-2323 ext. 14 to learn more.

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