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10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Scholarship

The 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Scholarship is now closed.  Application will reopen October 1, 2017.

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 here. Sonoma Scholarship 2017

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, 2017. No late submissions will be considered for funding. The deadline also applies to all supplementary information that is requested.

2016 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.

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. Buck and Sue Sangiacomo Scholarship Fund
  5. The Beverly C. Wilson Scholarship Fund for Women in Business
  6. The Kirsten Venge Memorial Scholarship Fund
  7. Carlisle Van Ornum Scholarship Fund – Cloverdale/Geyserville
  8. The Claire and Stanley Withers Scholarship
  9. Dry Creek Valley Scholarship Fund
  10. Flora de Mayo Scholarship Fund
  11. Helen Kellum Scholarship Fund
  12. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
  13. The Jay Deaton Memorial Scholarship Fund for Agriculture
  14. L.E. & Eileen Castner Scholarship Fund
  15. Michael F. O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund
  16. Mitchell Soso Scholarship Fund
  17. The Mickey Smith Scholarship Fund
  18. My Future is in Healthcare Scholarship Fund
  19. Ohlson Family Scholarship Fund
  20. Peanuts on Parade Scholarship Fund
  21. Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council Scholarship Fund
  22. Richard T. Torkelson Memorial Fund for Journalism
  23. Robert Bertrand Studnick Memorial Fund
  24. Ron Rudolph Petaluma High School Athletic Scholarship Fund
  25. Sonoma County Medical Association & Alliance Health Careers Scholarship Fund

New Scholarship Funds

  1. The Aron’s Records Fund Music Scholarship
  2. 10,000 Degrees | Sonoma County General Fund
  3. Career Technical Education Scholarship Fund
  4. Cinco De Mayo Scholarship Fund
  5. Merritt’s Vision Scholarship Fund
  6. Oakmont Rainbow Women Scholarship Fund
  7. The LGBT Rainbow Scholarship Fund
  8. The Mark and Eric Dolan Family Scholarship
  9. The Mike and Suzy Marzalek Family Scholarship
  10. The Prchal Family Scholarship
  11. The Rotary Club of the Valley of the Moon Scholarship
  12. The Russian River Rotary Scholarship

10,000 Degrees Sonoma County Advisory Board

Herb Dwight
Chair, Advisory Board

Member, Board of Directors
10,000 Degrees
Community Volunteer
Jay Abbe
Community Volunteer
Member, Board of Directors, Community Foundation Sonoma County
Dr. Rich Carvolth
Chief Medical Officer – Sonoma at St. Joseph Health
Warren Dranit
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Jane Dwight
Community Volunteer
Mitch Greenberg
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
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
Cynthia Negri
Executive Vice President
Steve Page
President & General Manager
Sonoma Raceway
Andrew Rogerson
Sonoma State University
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 (

Lisa G. Carreño | Regional Director


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