The Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Scholarship Program was established in 1999 by Tod and Judy Pickett, as a branch of the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund.
Most scholarships are based on academic or athletic achievement, but this scholarship is based on life experience. It is a scholarship that no one wants to win; but is intended to help with the cost of college for a family struggling through a cancer experience.
Since 2000, we have been honored to award $93,000 to very deserving students. The scholarships are awarded in May to one senior at each of the five comprehensive high schools in El Dorado County, California. (El Dorado HS, Golden Sierra HS, Oak Ridge HS, Ponderosa HS, So. Lake Tahoe HS and Union Mine HS). The scholarships are redeemable with proof of college enrollment.
- Applicants must have an immediate family member (living in the household), diagnosed with cancer of any type.
- Applicants will complete application and write and essay (not more than 500 words) describing the lessons they learned from the cancer experience.
- A parent or surviving family member must verify that the diagnosis is valid.
- Applications can be found at www.CALocalScholarships.org. Scroll down to Pink Ribbon Scholarship.
- Applications are due March 1, 2015 and can be sent to the following address OR given to school guidance counselor.
El Dorado Community Foundation - Pink Ribbon Scholarship
PO Box 1388
Placerville, CA 95667
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship winners! We wish you the best in your college years, your future is now, enjoy!
Ponderosa HS - Rebecca Boyes, Trevor Swartz, Dalton Dashnaw, Sierra Christenson, Hayden Cooksey
El Dorado HS - Renee Marshall
Union Mine HS - William Winter
Oak Ridge HS - John Alvear
Ponderosa HS - Caleb McNitt
El Dorado HS - Raven Barrett
Oak Ridge HS - Megan Engle, Katharine Newton, Haley Anderson, Jesslyn Lane
Ponderosa HS - Heidi Hill, Cameron Miller, Conner Swartz, Shelby Randall, Megan Bretz
El Dorado HS - Wade Bennett, Savannah Barnhill, Shannon Watson
Oak Ridge HS - Sara Bocinski, Matthew Holbrook
Union Mine HS - Grace Keck, Steven Haugaard
Golden Sierra HS - James Hansen
South Lake Tahoe HS - Kira Smith
Ponderosa HS - Taylor Cooksy and Allison Proud
El Dorado HS - Rachel Galvin and Megan Byers
Oak Ridge HS - Cole Hansen and Jillian Hermansky
El Dorado Charter School - Kaitlyn Dickson
Ponderosa HS - Kara Randall and Yulia Chekmareva
El Dorado HS - Kailyn Ross
Oak Ridge HS - Carissa Lane, Linnea Jordan and Yalor Jashinsky
Union Mine HS - Emily Fuller
Golden Sierra HS - Chelsea Tillotson
Ponderosa HS - Austin Swartz and Debbie Huber
Union Mine HS - Annamarie Fielding
Oak Ridge HS - Michael Ricks
El Dorado HS - Kara Wickern, Bailey Cox, Jennifer Johnson, Stephanie Ranks, Kayla Christopherson
Union Mine HS - Janelle Pubols and Ilaria Mastroserio
Ponderosa HS - Kayla Ewert, Molly McGimsey and Alexandra Zawilski
El Dorado HS - Joseph Olney
Oak Ridge HS - Annie Larson
Golden Sierra HS - Amber Petree
Ponderosa HS - Katie Lomax and Michelle Mosley
Oak Ridge HS - Aimee Bedoy
Union Mine HS - Shantal Byrd
El Dorado High School - Kelsey Wicker
Golden Sierra High School - Samantha Shade
Oak Ridge High School - Alexandra Hahn-Klun
Ponderosa High School - Brian Kaiser
Union Mine High School - Melissa Holm
Ponderosa HS - Mariette Williams, Lauren Ewert
El Dorado HS - Julia Lehrman
Union Mine HS - Charity Bowman, Kyle Publos
Granite Bay HS - David Gaines, Leah Fong