Scholarships

Scholarship

Rise Above Scholarship-2021

Amount:  $5,000.00

($2,500 per semester)

Application Period: January 4, 2021 – April 16, 2021

The Rise Above Scholarship Award is being given for the purpose of uplifting and empowering the next generation to make our society and communities a better place in the future. The ability to make a positive impact should be an opportunity given to all, not just to those that already have the financial means. The award will be given to a student of whom has exhibited perseverance through challenges, commitment to learning, and clarity of future goals.

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The Susan Cherveny Memorial Scholarship-2021

(One Year Scholarship for $500.00)

Application Period: January 4, 2021 – April 16, 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Susan Cherveny was a professional ballet dancer and extraordinary person who in mid-life became a middle school teacher.  She taught 7th and 8th grades at Will C. Wood Middle School with verve and enthusiasm, specializing in language arts and reading.  Susan worked with children from lower income brackets and helped them build self-esteem in the process of learning vital academic skills.

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The George H. Clark Memorial Scholarship – 2021

$5,000 SCHOLARSHIP PER YEAR FOR FOUR YEARS

Application Period: January 4, 2021 – April 16, 2021

TRUSTEES:

  • Mayor (or City Manager)
  • Superintendent, City of Sacramento
  • SCUSD Principal of the most populous high school

HISTORY:

Established in 1950, according to the terms of the will of George H. Clark, in agreement with the Mayor, City of Sacramento

ELIGIBILITY:        

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The Jewell T. O’Connnell Memorial Scholarship-2021

(A $1,000.00 scholarship for one year)

Application Period: January 4, 2021 – April 16, 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Jewell T. O’Connell lived in Sacramento during the Depression and wrote and produced plays under contract with the U. S. Government.  During World War II, she became director of entertainment for all U.S.A. facilities west of Omaha, Nebraska.  In the mid-1940’s, she moved to Virginia City, Nevada, where she died on June 14, 1988.