Tahoe Donner Impact scholarships are comprised of four annual scholarships, each up to $10,000 per year for up to 5 years (if conditions warrant) and are funded by a seasonal Tahoe Donner resident who wishes to remain anonymous. Impact scholarships are designed for students who would otherwise not be able to attend college and are offered to TTUSD graduates accepted to an accredited 2- and 4-year college/university or technical school. The scholarship may include transitional support during the first year.
Key characteristics that may be given preference in the selection of a recipient include the following: Substantial financial need as evidenced by FAFSA or equivalent financial information, which may include copies of family’s current tax return (first two pages only). First generation in the family to go to college/university/technical school. Have a compelling story and/or other demonstration of motivation to complete college and make a difference in the community. Drive and potential for success substantiated by academic performance commensurate with educational goals (minimum 3.0 GPA preferred). A comprehensive response to the prompt: “Tell us about a challenge in your life and how you overcame that challenge.” (Maximum 500 words.) Strong recommendation by school personnel (teacher, counselor, librarian, coach, administrator, etc.). Note this letter of recommendation is in addition to the one secured for the common application. Successful interview. The committee may decline awarding if no candidates are deemed to adequately fit the criteria.
Requirements: TTUSD graduates accepted to an accredited 2- and 4-year college/university or technical school. Additional essay and additional letter of recommendation by school personnel, and interview required.
Amount: $10,000 a year for up to 5 years