Scholarships

Each year CalaverasGROWN awards two $500 scholarships to High School seniors in the county.  Applicants must write an essay.  Winners must supply proof of enrolment in college to claim the scholarship.

For more information, please contact info@calaverasgrown.org

2020 Application Essay Topic

"How could we employ younrg people in Calaveras County to improve the health and fire resiliency of our eco-system and watershed?  Be sure to focus your answer on how your solution would employ local people ages 16 to 40."

Essay topic set by Sean Kriletich, Local Farmer and CalaverasGROWN Board President

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship recipients:

  • Benjamin Hesser, Calaveras High School 

  • Tyler Crawford, Bret Harte High School     Wade Kriletich with CalaverasGROWN presented the award on a video that was shown at the graduation virtual ceremony.                       You can view it here

2019 Application Essay Topic

"How can we make Calaveras County attractive for young people to stay in and or return to? Provide and explain in detail at least one concrete way that Calaveras County’s organizations, schools and/or government could work to attract more young people to live and work in our agricultural community."

Essay topic set by Sean Kriletich, Local Farmer and Marketing Director of CalaverasGROWN

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship recipients:

2018 Application Essay Topic

"How can we make Calaveras County attractive for young people to stay in and or return to? Provide and explain in detail at least one concrete way that Calaveras County’s organizations, schools and/or government could work to attract more young people to live and work in our agricultural community."

Essay topic set by Sean Kriletich, Local Farmer and Marketing Director of CalaverasGROWN

Winners of the 2018 scholarships of $500 each:

Click on the student's name to read their essay.

 

Application Essay Topic 2017

"What do you think Calaveras County Agriculture will look like twenty years from now?  What environmental, economic, social, or regulatory forces will influence the changes you foresee?"

Essay topic set by Kevin Wright, Agriculture Commissioner, Calaveras County

 

2017 Winners

Winners of the 2017 scholarships of $500 each:

  • Victoria Fischer, Calaveras High School

  • Nichole Piper , Calaveras High School

In 2017, CalaverasGROWN also awarded $500 scholarships to 2 graduating students who lost homes in the Butte Fire:

  • Annie Curtis,  Calaveras High School

  • Alicia DeHerrera, Calaveras High School

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San Andreas, CA 95249

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