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Yolo Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Due April 5

Mar 26, 2024 01:41PM ● By Yolo Community Foundation News Release

YOLO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The deadline for Yolo Community Foundation scholarships is fast approaching! Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for Yolo County students with a wide range of attributes and experiences, including students who demonstrate compassion, who have overcome significant life challenges, who have invested in volunteer services, who demonstrate financial need, and more.

The following scholarships are currently accepting applications through our partners at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation; all are due April 5:

The David Breaux Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of the late David Breaux, a beloved member of the Davis community, known for his conversations with others about the meaning of compassion. This new scholarship is open to high school seniors and first year college students who demonstrate financial need, are graduating from Yolo County high schools, are pursuing higher education, and demonstrate an abiding commitment to social justice and compassionate service. This is a $2,000 scholarship.

The Saylor Family Scholarship provides support for promising students who have experienced significant life challenges, including but not limited to foster care, death of a family member during high school years or other family trauma, teen parenthood, behavioral health challenges, involvement with the juvenile justice system, or financial needs that resulted in the student working during high school. The scholarship may be up to $2,500.

The Mary Ellen Dolcini Scholarship is made in honor of a long-time community leader. This scholarship may be up to $10,000 and supports high school seniors of Mexican American descent from Davis, Woodland, and the surrounding area in Yolo County to pursue a college education.

The Julia R. Millon Memorial 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. The awardee will receive a scholarship of $1,500.

The Roy and Cynthia Kroener Family Scholarship was created by Roy & Cynthia Kroener, who 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. Awardees will receive up to $5,000.

The Yolo Youth Service Award Scholarship 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.

For details and application information, go to

In addition, several YCF fundholders support scholarships at local high schools:

The Barbara Neu Memorial Scholarship Fund accepts applications from seniors graduating from a high school in Davis who attended Fairfield Elementary School in Davis as a child. It supports their continuing education into and through adulthood, be it university, college, trade school, or other relevant educational endeavor, with an award of $5,000. Deadline: April 5, 2024

The Burns-Bellhorn Scholarship Fund accepts applications from seniors at Winters High School or Wolfskill Career Readiness Academy who are attending a community college, vocational school, or trade/technical school in the fall with a goal of becoming a tradesman, business person or entrepreneur. The scholarship, which is a $2,000 award, seeks to encourage and assist recipient’s participation in making the world a better place. Applications are available in the counseling office and are due to Marcella Heredia. Deadline: April 10, 2024

The Todd Erickson Memorial Scholarship helps graduating seniors from a high school in Davis who had at least three years involvement in Davis swimming and/or water polo. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, exemplary sportsmanship, contributed to the community and plans to attend a two-or four-year college or university. Award: $1,500. Deadline: May 1.

The Paul Makley Memorial Scholarship supports a graduating senior from a high school in Davis who has a minimum 2.75 GPA, demonstrates financial need, participated in school-related activities and community service, and exhibits integrity, positive attitude, kindness, and generosity. Deadline: April 5, 2024.

Please reach out to the respective high schools for further information.

In addition to these scholarships, which are offered through the Yolo Community Foundation, local students can seek out scholarships (most also due April 5) from our partners at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. Learn more at

For more information about our scholarship program, or to set up a scholarship fund, please visit or contact YCF at [email protected] or 530-312-0593.

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