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 Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 by 5:00pm to: Katy Coss, Recreation Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Rachel Anne Gray Scholarship Submission
Applicants selected for interviews & speech presentations on January 26, 2021.
Interviews & speech presentations *Please note interviews will only be held on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 & Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Scholarship winners will be presented with awards & checks at the February 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 February 17th. If meeting is held virtually due to COVID-19, awards and checks will be mailed to recipients.