By Richard Bammer
A 17-year-old Dixon High senior has been awarded a major scholarship and will attend the University of California, Davis, in the fall.
Jacob Smith received the David Robben Memorial Scholarship, 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.
Administered by the Solano Community Foundation, the scholarship, is intended to reward students whose families do not have the financial means to support the student at a campus within the University of California system, widely considered to be the nation’s premier public university. Secondly, it is awarded to a Dixon High graduate who shows promise of being able to have a professional career that will contribute to the betterment of American society.