Friday, February 22, 2013

2012 Scholarship Awarded to Bidwell Elementary School!

Congratulations Bidwell Elementary School on receiveing the 2012 Apple Tree Scholarship!  

Bidwell School was a fitting receipient this year in memory of Harry Johnson.  Harry taught at Bidwel during the 1980's where students still remember being in his classroom, where hard work was rewarded in many unique ways.  "Mr. Johnson" motivated his class with daily magic tricks and an engaging curriculum.  We are happy to share his legacy by awarding Bidwell School with a scholarship benefiting students in grades K-5. 

Bidwell held a special assembly on Feb. 14th, 2013 focusing on health, nutrition, and staying active with a jump rope expert who motivated and educated students with her talent!  Photos to come!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congratulations 2011 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to Mindy Dent at Berrendoes Middle School and Judy Spencer at Salisbury High School!

Mindy is an 8th Grade U.S. History teacher who is looking forward to her students participating in National History Day. Students will present various projects that fit their current theme of "Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History." The students will have the opportunity to compete at the state level where they will demonstrate research skills, analysis, and draw historical conclusions based on team projects.

Judy is the REACH teacher at her high school and teaches 20 at risk students. She will use her funds to assist in the WorkAbility Program where students learn life and work skills. Typically her students volunteer in these positions. As students are placed in a work program, she would like the students to continue with volunteer hours, but after several months demonstrating a successful work ethic, she would pay them $8.00 an hour for 4 hours a week for two or three months. Their employers would then add the students to their payroll after successfully completing their workplace skills.

It has been wonderful to see the many different ways that children of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from the scholarship fund. We look forward to keeping you updated with pictures and stories from students and teachers who have benefitted from your contributions!

Thank you for your interest in "The Apple Tree Scholarship Fund!"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall 2011 Scholarship Application

Fall has arrived, and "The Apple Tree Scholarship Fund" is pleased to announce that the 2011 application for educator scholarships is available to download. Please see the link on the right side bar and download an application at your convenience.

This year applicants may complete the application online and submit electronically to Denise Kofford at

We will be awarding two $500 scholarships to educators in Tehama County. Applications will need to be submitted by Nov. 15th, 2011 and recipients will be notified by Dec. 15th.

Winners will be determined based on classroom need, and creative use of funds to accomplish educational goals for their students.

Thank you for your interest in "The Apple Tree Scholarship Fund!"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2nd Graders visit "Turtle Bay Museum"

Thanks to your generous contributions, 60 second grade students were able to visit "Turtle Bay Museum" and the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA! I received such heartfelt thank you notes from the students this week, and wanted to share that this opportunity was possible due to your kindness! Thank you for your faithful donations in memory of my parents, Harry and Lorraine Johnson. We can continue to award yearly scholarships to educators in Tehama County due to your generosity! Thank you so much!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to our 2010 Scholarship Recipients!

Mr. Brad Wagner was awarded $500.00 for his students at Red Bluff Union High School. Mr. Wagner is the Advisor and Co-Founder of KRBH FM 93.1 Spartan Radio, and is also a Business and Computer Science teacher. His student run radio station will be broadcasting and benefiting from the awarded funds.

Ms. Darlene Martinson, Ms. Tamara Mungia, and Ms. Jackie Jacobs were also awarded a $500.00 scholarship for their 2nd grade classes at Antelope School. Due to state budget reductions, the school district can no longer supply transportation for student field trips. The 2nd grade teachers will use the funds for busing so that 3 2nd grade classes can take a field trip as part of their History Unit.

Please visit us again for updates on our recipients, and photos of their classes benefiting from the funds you have so generously donated. To make a donation to benefit students in Tehama County, please see the link to the right.

Thank you for making a difference in students' lives!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Applications Due Oct. 15, 2010


All applications are due by Oct. 15, 2010 no later than midnight, mountain time. Please access the application by following the link on the right side bar or by e-mailing "Denise" at: We look forward to hearing from you, and learning how a $500.00 scholarship can benefit your students and classroom!

Applicants will be notified no later than Nov. 15th, 2010.

Thank you for your interest!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2010/2011 Scholarship Applications

"The Apple Tree Scholarship Fund in Memory of Harry and Lorraine Johnson" will be accepting applications for the 2010/2011 school year beginning September 15th, 2010. Applications will be available by request and need to be submitted by Oct. 15th, 2010. Recipients will be notified by Nov. 15th, 2010.

We are changing the timing of the application process to better serve teachers as they enter a new school year this fall. Please note that this year we will award two $500.00 scholarships to existing teachers in Tehama County.

Teachers, we look forward to hearing from you, and reading about your current needs in the classroom and how a scholarship will benefit your students.

Donors, please consider making a contribution to this important fund that will allow teachers the opportunity to purchase needed supplies and learning materials for students in the Tehama County area! A link is provided to the right where you can make a contribution today! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Happy Teaching!
Denise Kofford :-)

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