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!