Rachel Anne Gray Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in honor of Rachel Anne Gray who passed away September 2nd, 2012 at the age of 21. Rachel was a resident of Fair Oaks and a member of the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board (FOYAB) from 2006 through 2008. Rachel graduated from Bella Vista High School (Fair Oaks) in 2008 and received her degree in International Business from California State University, Sacramento. Rachel was a valued member of the Fair Oaks community, who made a huge impact on young leaders, the community and the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District staff. Rachel enjoyed being outside, working with the community, and living life to its fullest each day.

Four awards, in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $500 & $250, are given annually to deserving high school Seniors only. The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District (FORPD) and FOYAB are proud to host this scholarship program to acknowledge young people who are committed to community and school service and who seek positive solutions to critical problems and issues today’s young people face.

Please submit your application materials by Thursday, February 23, 2023 by 5:00pm to:
Mary Stoakley, Recreation Coordinator | mstoakley@forpd.org
Subject: Rachel Anne Gray Scholarship Submission

Important Dates:

  • Applicants selected for interviews & speech presentations on February 24, 2023.
  • Interviews & speech presentations *Please note interviews will only be held in the afternoon on Thursday, March 2, 2023 & Friday, March 3, 2023 (if second day is needed)
  • Scholarship winners will be presented with awards & checks at the March Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District Board of Directors Meeting *Scholarship winners are required to attend. Please DO NOT apply if you cannot make the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District Board of Directors Meeting on March 15th. If meeting is held virtually due to COVID-19, awards and checks will be mailed to recipients.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Jordan Bickell - $1,500

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Lauren Mannerino - $1,000

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Ernesto Tellez - $1,000

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Maya Chisholm - $500

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Gavin Spotts - $500

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  1. Mary Stoakley

    Recreation Coordinator