On May 3 the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation honored 176 local high school seniors by giving out scholarships. The Spotlight on Scholarships event took place at Creekside Christian Church. The scholarship winners and two guests are seated at table with the donor or presenter and served a box dinner prepared by the Elk Grove Unified School District. Following dinner, the recipients are honored one by one on stage and presented with a certificate from their donor.
The yearly event honors local students that apply for the scholarships between December 1 and the end of January. Each scholarship has it’s own set of criteria established by the donor. The Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation was established in 1987. It has grown from three scholarships to this year 176. In 2017 over $200,000 was given out. Local citizens, business leaders and community groups donate money to be given out to high school seniors in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
2018 marks the first year for the Elk Grove Laguna Forums Community Scholarships. In 2017 $3000 was raised through donations from the community to award three high school seniors each with a $1000 scholarship. Priority was given to those in financial need. The minimum to establish a scholarship is $1000.
The recipients for 2018 are:
Victor Lu Sheldon High School
Christina Luu Sheldon High School
Megan Boyle Elk Grove High School
Fundraising has begun for the 2019 Elk Grove Laguna Forums Community Scholarships. Money must be turned in by September 30, 2018. For every $1000 raised a scholarship will be created. Last year $2000 was raised by the community and Elk Grove Laguna Forums added $1000 to fund the third scholarship. As individuals, most can’t afford to fund a scholarship, but as a community more can be done. Your donations are tax deductible.
Community members that are interested in donating can do so online or by check.
Donate online through Pay Pal
Or by check. Please make a check out to Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation and mail to
Elk Grove Laguna Forums
9024 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Your check will be deposited by September of 2018.