Winters students encouraged to apply for Julia Millon memorial scholarship

A scholarship established in honor of a former Express journalist is now accepting applications from Winters high school seniors.
Photo courtesy Scott Rokis
Photo courtesy Scott Rokis

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Julia R. Millon Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 endowment that aims to honor Millon’s life and work by assisting an eligible Winters student with their aspirations of higher education. “This scholarship was created to honor the spirit of Julia Millon, a Winters resident who was dedicated and passionate about all of the activities that encompassed her existence, especially life outdoors, ultra trail running, reading, writing, science, health and well being,” the Millon family said in a statement sent to the Express. Millon, a graduate of Winters High School and the University of California at Berkeley, worked as an emergency medical technician before joining the Express as a staff writer and editorial assistant. Millon died from injuries sustained in a car crash last May just days before she was set to take over as the lead editor of the newspaper. Shortly after her passing, the Millon family announced the formation of a scholarship in her memory. The application period for the endowment opened in January. “Julia’s family hopes that scholarship recipients will share Julia’s dedication, resolve and selflessness,” the Millon family said. High school seniors who live within the boundaries of the Winters school district who have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 GPA scale and who plan to attend a four-year college, four-year university, community college, vocational, technical or trade school are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for assistance, with preference given to students whose expected family contribution (EFC) is less than $10,000. To apply, students must submit an essay describing a personal experience or experiences that inspired or influenced their academic or career plans as well as two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher and one from a person unrelated to the student. They must also affirm they are a student living within the boundaries of the Winters school district. Applications are being processed through the Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation (SCRF). The deadline for applications is April 5. Those interested in applying are asked to visit Anyone with questions is encouraged to call Tina Bryce at 916-921-7723, extension 2011 or email]]>

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