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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Home ... Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund ... Scholarships


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.


  1. Applicants must have an immediate family member (living in the household), diagnosed with cancer of any type. 
  2. Applicants will complete application and write and essay (not more than 500 words) describing the lessons they learned from the cancer experience. 
  3. A parent or surviving family member must verify that the diagnosis is valid.
  4. Applications can be found at www.CALocalScholarships.org. Scroll down to Pink Ribbon Scholarship.
  5. 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!

2014 Recipients:

        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

2013 Recipients:

       Ponderosa HS - Caleb McNitt
       El Dorado HS - Raven Barrett
       Oak Ridge HS - Megan Engle, Katharine Newton, Haley Anderson, Jesslyn Lane


2012 Recipients:

        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

2011 Recipients:

          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

2010 Recipients:

     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

2009 Recipients:

     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

2008 Recipients:

    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

2007 Recipients:

    Golden Sierra HS - Amber Petree
    Ponderosa HS - Katie Lomax and Michelle Mosley
    Oak Ridge HS - Aimee Bedoy
    Union Mine HS - Shantal Byrd

2006 Recipients:

   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

2005 Recipients:

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