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In 2017, our scholarship program awarded 62 students with scholarships and awards totaling $240,500.

Since our scholarship program began in 2000, more than 800 student scholarships have been awarded worth more than $1.8 million.  

If you are interested in applying for our 2018 scholarships, please visit our scholarship opportunities page for details! 

 

Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship



Juliana Ruef, Morro Bay High School, UC Berkeley - $2,000

 

Sera Day Coryell Nursing Education Scholarship 



Emily Riforgiate, Mission College Prep High School, Westminister College - $2,000

Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies

Dylan Prins, Templeton High School, Cal Poly State University SLO - $2,000

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

 

Ethan Athey, Paso Robles High School, UC Santa Barbara - $500
Samuel Collins, Paso Robles High School, UC Santa Cruz - $1,000
Grant Scheiffele, Paso Robles High School, Cal Poly State University SLO - $1,500


David B Gianas Memorial Scholarship



Molly Iopponi, Atascadero High School, Cuesta College - $500

Luis Munoz, Atascadero High School, Cuesta College - $1,500 

 

Gary Grossman Scholarship

Jacob Bausch, Paso Robles High School, The New School $2,500

Dylan Chirman, Paso Robles High School, Temple University, $2,500

Joshua Dewhurst, Paso Robles High School, UC Santa Barbara, $5,000

 

IQMS Scholarship

 

Shaina Morris, San Luis Obispo High School, Johns Hopkins University - $20,000 

Sienna Stinson, Templeton High School, UCLA $20,000

 

Kiwanis SLO de Tolosa Scholarship

Shannon Donahue, San Luis Obispo High School, Cal Poly State University - $2,500

 

Martin Resorts Scholarship

Eric Vigil Jr., San Luis Obispo High School, Texas A&M University - $1,500

 

  

Justin McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship



Jack Avrit, Arroyo Grande High School, Santa Clara University - $1,000

 

Stephen Donnellan Moss Memorial Scholarship in Journalism Fund


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

 

Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship

Selsabeel Elghandour, Arroyo Grande High School, UCLA - $12,000


Jessica McGuigan, Arroyo Grande High School, University of Pennsylvania - $12,000

 

Burt W. Polin and Virginia Polin "Elks" Scholarship

Joseph Burton, Morro Bay High School, Sonoma State University - $2,000

 

Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship

Vicente Rivas, San Luis Obispo High School, Santa Clara University - $1,000

 

Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship

  Rose Salitore, Arroyo Grande High School - $1,000    

 

Spirit of the Class of 49 Award

Emily Streeter, San Luis Obispo High School, F.I.D.M. - $1,000

 

Lauren Tipton Slaughter Scholarship

Jennnifer Zakaria, San Luis Obispo High School, Cal Poly State University SLO - $1,000

 

 

Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship

Andrew Galassi, Arroyo Grande High School, Georgia Tech University - $10,000

 

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

Kaley Allchin, San Luis Obispo High School, UC Davis - $2,500

 

Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship

Callum Bolger, San Luis Obispo High School, Stanford University - $2,000

 

 

Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award

Each recipient will receive $4,000 each:

Kalena Bonnier-Cirone, San Luis Obispo High School, Cornell University
Joshua Dewhurst, Paso Robles High School, UC Santa Barbara
Jacquieline Duerksen, Nipomo High School, Cal Poly State University, SLO
Selsabeel Elghandour, Arroyo Grande High School, UCLA
Ellis Fryer, Morro Bay High School, Cal Poly State University SLO
KC Harris, Central Coast New Tech, UC Berkeley
Daniela Lopez, Paso Robles High School, UC Berkely
Michael O'Hara, Atascadero High School, Denison College
Fannie Osran, Templeton High School, UC Berkeley
Erin Spillane, Mission College Prep High School, UCLA
Cameryn Tatham, Coast Union High School, Point Loma Nazarene University
Kush Yadav, Mission College Prep High School, UC Berkeley

 

Marion C. and Mark W. Wilson Nursing Scholarship

Luke Wilenius, Nipomo High School, Point Loma Nazarene University - $8,000

 

Yeager Science Scholarship

Mark Armstrong, Paso Robles High School, Cal Poly State University, SLO - $23,000

Marina Smeltzer, Paso Robles High School, 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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