May 28, 2017, Register Staff
Napa Valley Community Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $128,300 to 57 local students, an increase of more than a dozen students and $25,000 from 2016.
Among this year’s scholarship recipients are local military veterans who are receiving financial support from the George and Gwendolyn Goodin Scholarship Fund, and recent graduates from local public high schools and transfer students from Napa Valley College, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education, whose awards come from the Fruit of the Vine Scholarship Fund, established by an anonymous Napa Valley winegrower.
Scholarship awards ranged from $350 to $6,100 per student; the average amount awarded was $2,250. Approximately 36 percent of scholarship recipients are enrolled (or planning to enroll) at University of California campuses or private universities; roughly 28 percent have enrolled in community colleges, most often Napa Valley College; and, 17 percent have enrolled in the California State University system.
Since 2015, NVCF’s scholarship awards have doubled. To learn more about setting up, or contributing to, a scholarship fund at NVCF contact Adrienne D. Capps, vice president of development, at 707-254-9565 ext. 23.