Scholarships & Awards for our Youth
Our club provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of our High Schools: South Tahoe High School, George Whittell High School and Mt. Tallac High School. A committee evaluates the applications. Criteria for the evaluation includes: financial need; academics; community service; employment; extra curricular activities; letters of recommendation; and the effort the student has made in life to be the person they have become as evidenced by the essay they submit.
2020 South Tahoe High School Recipients: Eliana Carney, Dean Kallas, Serena Palaroan, and Kylie Plinkinton
2020 George Whittell Recipient: Trinity Kirvida-McGowan
2020 Judges Scholarship: Braulia Orozco Garcia (South Tahoe High School)
Mt. Tallac Joy Rothschild Memorial Scholarship: We have been privileged each year to award this scholarship in honor and memory of Joy, who was a true champion for the students attending Mt. Tallac, as well as keeping a special place in her heart for their efforts and accomplishments. This Scholarship was established and funded through Teri and Rocky Rothschild and continues through the generosity of SITS member, Jeanne Prestella.
2020 Recipients: Jason Gerling, Grecia Lizaola, Jair Rodriguez, and Julian Bunn
Mt. Tallac Compass Award: This is an award from SITS that is given each year to students who have shown the resilience, fortitude, and commitment to find a path to their future that is not defined by their past.
2020 Recipients: Dylann Serrano and Allison Kennedy