Who Can Apply: This scholarship fund has been created in the memory of Diane Millicent Gerard (née Binkley), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and community advocate passed away on May 24, 2019, at the age of 85. Diane’s public spirit was strong and as a citizen of Redding and Shasta, she found a calling in community service. She was sought-after for her even-keeled ability to think critically and problem-solve with balance and equity. As it was Diane’s earnest pleasure to serve others, she devoted much of her life to civic work and served on several boards of directors and was active in many service organizations. Diane will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and colleagues who loved her grace, kindness, and intelligent sense of humor and learned to count on her knowledge of local history, and guidance on politics and justice.
-Current high school seniors or current college students (priority to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and/or students entering their teaching credential year)
-Must have attended a public high school in Shasta County or Shasta College
-2.5 minimum GPA
-Student may attend a two- or four-year not-for-profit college in the coming year
-Open to all majors, but priority to students majoring in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education
-Must demonstrate financial need by an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,500 or less as indicated on their Student Aid Report (verification required)
Deadline: March 11, 2020