10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Scholarship application

The 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Scholarship application is now available!
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This single application allows you to apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible. Some scholarships are available based on geography (including Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, counties), special skills or interests (health care, art, architecture, business) or other criteria. More information can be found in the scholarship application, or here (PDF).

All applications and any required supplemental materials, such as unofficial transcripts, written letters of recommendation, art and architecture portfolios, writing samples, and answers to supplement questions, are due by 11:59 pm on March 2, 2015. No late submissions will be considered for funding. The deadline also applies to all supplementary information that is requested.

2015 Sonoma County Scholarships

The first endowed scholarships were established with Community Foundation Sonoma County in 1988. Since that time, Community Foundation Sonoma County has awarded well over $3.5 million to worthy Sonoma County post-secondary, graduate and professional degree seeking students.

Today, there are more than 35 Legacy and new scholarship funds that have been established with Community Foundation Sonoma County. In 2013, these scholarships were administered as Scholarship Sonoma County. In 2015 these scholarships are administered by 10,000 Degrees.

Legacy Scholarship Funds

  1. 100 Black Men of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund
  2. American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire Scholarship Fund
  3. Andy Wallstrum Memorial Scholarship Fund
  4. The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business
  5. The Candace Venge Memorial Scholarship Fund
  6. Carlisle Van Ornum Scholarship Fund – Cloverdale/Geyserville
  7. Carlisle Van Ornum/H.E.L.P. Scholarship Fund – Healdsburg
  8. Dry Creek Valley Scholarship Fund
  9. Flora de Mayo Scholarship Fund
  10. Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund
  11. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
  12. L.E. & Eileen Castner Scholarship Fund
  13. Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund Mitchell Soso Scholarship Fund
  14. Moira Chatton Memorial Scholarship Fund for Hispanic Youth
  15. My Future is in Healthcare Scholarship Fund
  16. Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
  17. Peanuts on Parade Scholarship Fund
  18. Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund
  19. Richard T. Torkelson Memorial Fund for Journalism
  20. Robert Bertrand Studnick Memorial Fund
  21. Ron Rudolph Petaluma High School Athletic Scholarship Fund
  22. Sonoma County Medical Association & Alliance Health Careers Scholarship Fund
  23. Soroptimist International of Healdsburg Scholarship

New Scholarship Funds in 2013 & 2014

  1. 10,000 Degrees | Sonoma County General Fund
  2. Buck and Sue Sangiacomo Scholarship Fund
  3. Career Technical Education Scholarship Fund
  4. Cinco De Mayo Scholarship Fund
  5. Elsie Allen High School Scholarship Fund
  6. The Graton Scholarship Fund
  7. Health Sciences & Mental Health Fields of Interest Scholarship Fund
  8. The Lawrence & Dr. Susan Amaturo Scholarship
  9. The LGBT Rainbow Scholarship Fund
  10. The Mark and Eric Dolan Family Scholarship
  11. The Mickey Smith Scholarship Fund
  12. The Mike and Suzy Marzalek Family Scholarship

10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Advisory Board

Herb Dwight
Chair, Advisory Board

Member, Board of Directors
10,000 Degrees
Community Volunteer
Barbara Hughes
Vice-Chair, Advisory Board

Jay Abbe
Community Volunteer
Member, Board of Directors, Community Foundation Sonoma County
Anne Benjamin
Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Redwood Credit Union
Warren Dranit
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Jane Dwight
Community Volunteer
Steve Herrington, PhD
Sonoma County Office of Education
Katie Jackson
Kendall Jackson Wine Estates & Jackson Family Wines
Mike Kallhoff
President & CEO
United Way of the Wine Country
Steve Page
President & General Manager
Sonoma Raceway
Andrew Rogerson
Sonoma State University
Jo Sandersfeld
VP, Mission Integration
St. Joseph Health
Lisa Wittke Schaffner
President & CEO
The John Jordan Foundation
Martin (Marty) Stein
Member, Board of Directors
Bank of Hawaii
Peg Van Camp
Member, Board of Directors
10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees is pleased to administer scholarships for the Community Foundation Sonoma County (http://www.sonomacf.org)

For more information contact:
Lisa G. Carreño | Regional Director



Mailing Address
250 D Street, Suite 205
Santa Rosa, CA 95404