At its Community School/Sr. Extension graduation ceremony held last week, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) formally announced that five students have received the Gary K. Hart Resiliency Scholarship this fall. Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded throughout the year with total numbers being announced at SCOE’s fall and spring graduation ceremonies.
Established by the Sacramento County Board of Education, the scholarship supports graduating students from SCOE’s Court Schools, Community Schools, Senior Extension Program, and Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School. The scholarship is named in honor of Gary K. Hart (1943–2022), who served as California Secretary of Education, a California State Assemblymember, and a California State Senator. A committee formally reviews applications and selects scholarship recipients.
Many SCOE students demonstrate extraordinary tenacity and perseverance in overcoming personal obstacles as they complete their education and advance their futures. The scholarships enable students who have graduated from SCOE programs to pursue educational opportunities and vocational training beyond high school. Recipients are also matched with mentors to help support them as they navigate their post-secondary education and/or vocational training.
SCOE students are encouraged to contact their school principal for information about applying for a scholarship.
Questions and Donations
For questions about the Gary K. Hart Resiliency Scholarship, please call (916) 228-2575.
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