By Richard Bammer
Applications are being accepted for a major scholarship for a Dixon High School graduate to attend the University of California, it has been announced.
Administered by the Solano Community Foundation, the David Robben Memorial Scholarship is worth about $80,000, paid out over four years, at $20,000 each year. It is intended to cover tuition and all required fees, books, supplies, and some incidentals. A modest contribution toward room and board also may be included.
In its second year, the scholarship was established to provide financial support to students who achieve academic excellence but might not otherwise be able to earn a college degree without the support.
Last year’s recipient was Alejandro Sanchez, who is currently taking pre-med courses at the University of California, Los Angeles. Applications are available from the school counselor’s office or online at SCF’s website, www.solanocf.org.