How to Apply

Make sure you read our eligibility document then fill out the application. In addition, you must submit the following items before the deadline (May 1 2017).

  • Medical verification of the death or illness of parent or legal guardian (such as death certificate or letter from attending physician)
  • A copy of your completed FAFSA
  • Official transcripts, in a sealed envelope
  • Two letters of recommendation (one typed page/reference)from individuals who are not related to the applicant, not to exceed one page each
  • Self-evaluation essay (one page, typed, single-spaced)

Please mail the completed application packet to: Scholarship Sacramento Region Community Foundation, 740 University Avenue, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825 Attn: Diane Dawson Memorial. Please click here to obtain additional information. For questions, please contact the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Office at (916) 921-7723 or e-mail them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS

Selection

The selection committee will review each application from eligible candidates. Finalists will be selected based upon how well they meet the scholarship criteria. Finalists may be asked to meet with the selection committee for a personal interview. Applicants will be notified of final selections in May.

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