Scholarships & Most Improved Awards for our Youth
Our club provides many scholarships to graduating seniors. The local high schools have created a “common application” for youth to apply with through their high school counselors. Applications are evaluated by a committee based on several factors: financial need, academic success, essay quality, community service, previous employment, and extra-curricular activities.
We also recognize achievement and potential at Mt. Tallac High School with money set aside to award to students, including a young parent if recommended. Thanks for the Joy Rothschild Memorial Scholarship which is funded through Teri and Rocky Rothschild in honor of Joy, a total of $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually through 2019. These would be students that Joy herself would have chosen.
In addition, we recognize the most improved students at our high schools and middle school. Two seniors are chosen by their counselors at each site and receive a small monetary honorarium for their hard work. Two students are also honored from South Tahoe Middle School as these youth have demonstrated the importance of their education.
This year’s recipients:
George Whittell High School Most Improved Eighth Grade Students ($50 each)
Sokhna Ndoye and Aidain Walker
South Tahoe Middle School Most Improved Eighth Grade Students ($50 each)
Max Frye and Marlene Lopez Medel
George Whittell High School Most Improved Seniors ($150 each)
Kaitlyn Kjer and Steele Wetterer
South Tahoe High School Most Improved Seniors ($150 each)
Manuel Rubilar Lincoln and Zuleyma Martinez
Mt. Tallac High School Joy Rothschild Memorial Senior Scholarships ($500 each)
Matthew Hollo, Nevaeh Reed, Danielle Roland, and James Salas
Mt. Tallac High Intern Scholarships ($200 each)
LeeAnn Clark, Kai Heiden, Gerardo Ruiz, and James Salas
Mt. Tallac High School Senior Young Parents Program ($500 each)
Noeli Casillas, Stephanie Chavez, Guiselle Rosales Guillen, and Marie Rheault
George Whittell High School Senior Scholarship ($1,200 each)
South Tahoe High School Senior Scholarships ($1,200 each)
Christene Daniel, Esmeralda Ramirez, Barbara Rashel Rivas, Leslie Ruiz, Valeria Sanchez, Theresa Sandborn, and Bailey Segers