David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, is announcing that the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Resiliency Scholarship has been renamed the Gary K. Hart Resiliency Scholarship in honor of the late state senator and former California Secretary of Education.
“Gary was a passionate advocate for children, and his impact on California education is unparalleled,” said Superintendent Gordon. “The mission of this scholarship program is to support students with the greatest needs, and that mission is a reflection of Gary’s values.”
The scholarship was created through the leadership of the Sacramento County Board of Education to encourage SCOE students who have demonstrated determination and resilience in overcoming obstacles, helping to support them as they graduate and pursue post-secondary education or vocational training. The first recipients of the scholarship were recognized by the Board of Education in June 2021.
The scholarship fund is for students attending SCOE Court Schools, Community Schools, its Senior Extension Program, and Leo Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School. A committee, comprised of Board of Education trustees, community leaders, and SCOE staff representatives, administers the scholarship fund.
For scholarship questions, please call (916) 228-2575.