This scholarship memorializes Robert (Bob) and Patricia (Pat) Sutton, longtime residents of Truckee who were very active in the community and embodied service above self. Pat held public office for over 35 years (e.g., TDPUD Board, Nevada County Supervisor, various county and regional boards) and held voluntary leadership positions with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. Bob was a registered Professional Engineer who owned a paving and asphalt maintenance company and assisted FHWA and FEMA after the Northridge earthquake and California floods. He was a Shriner, Mason, and Lion, as well as a Charter Member of the Truckee Rotary Club, which honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow several times.
Bob and Pat advocated many noteworthy projects that came to fruition, including: the Nevada County Library System and Truckee Library, community swimming pool, West-End Beach at Donner Lake, Tahoe Pre-school, Tahoe-Truckee High School dress code moratorium (1969), Rotary Ice Cream Booth at the Nevada County Fair, Bud Fish Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, paving of Truckee River Legacy Trail, gaining approval for the Truckee 267/Bypass and renovation of the Truckee Train Depot. Funds support a one-year scholarship for a TTUSD high school student attending a four-year college who has demonstrated financial need and exemplary community service. Career paths may include but are not limited to: elected office, public servant, engineer, and environmental professional.
Requirements: TTUSD high school student attending a four-year college who has demonstrated financial need and exemplary community service. Additional essay required.