Yolo Community Foundation scholarship applications due March 11

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By Jessica Hubbard
Special to the Express

The deadline for Yolo Community Foundation scholarships is fast approaching! The following scholarships are currently accepting applications, due March 11:

Mary Ellen Dolcini Scholarship: The Mary Ellen Dolcini Scholarship, which is new to YCF this year, was established to fulfill the wishes of Mary Ellen Dolcini. It supports high school seniors of Mexican American descent from Davis, Woodland, and the surrounding area in Yolo County to pursue a college education. Awards may be from $2,500 to $10,000. Dr. Dolcini was a life-long resident and career educator in Davis, California.

Yolo Youth Service Award Scholarship: The YoYoSA program promotes youth volunteering and encourages Yolo County nonprofits to engage with young volunteers. YCF seeks applications from high school seniors who have volunteered with a Yolo County nonprofit for at least 60 hours during their junior and/or senior years of high school. YoYoSA student awardees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support post-high school education, which may include college, vocational or technical school. In addition, a $500 grant will be awarded to the nonprofit agency sponsoring each YoYoSA student scholarship winner.

Julia R. Millon Memorial Scholarship: This annual 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 wellbeing. To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school student living in the boundaries of the Winters school district, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, plan to attend post-high school education for four years, and demonstrate financial need. The awardee will receive a scholarship of $1,500. The student must be enrolled full time at a college, university, vocational, trade or technical school during the academic year the scholarship is awarded.

Roy and Cynthia Kroener Family Scholarship: Roy & Cynthia Kroener are long-term residents of Davis. They have enjoyed both professional and artistic careers in the Davis community. Their goal with this scholarship is to give something back to the Davis community while providing an opportunity for young adults to pursue a college degree. To apply, the student must be a graduating high school senior from a high school in Davis, must reside in Davis, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, plan to attend an accredited college or university, and demonstrate financial need. Awardees will receive up to $5,000.

For details and application information, go to http://www.yolocf.org/scholarships/.

In addition to these scholarships, which are offered through the Yolo Community Foundation, local students can seek out scholarships from partners at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation here: https://www.sacregcf.org/students/. The deadline is also March 11.

For more information, please visit www.yolocf.org or contact YCF at info@yolocf.org or 530-312-0593.

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