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J. W. Houston Scholarship

Scholarship Information & Requirements

Scholarship Information & Requirements


1 @ $ 2,500


  • Cosumnes Oaks High
  • Calvine High
  • Elk Grove High
  • Las Flores High
  • Florin High
  • Rio Cazadero High
  • Franklin High
  • William Daylor High
  • Laguna Creek High
  • Elk Grove Charter
  • Monterey Trail High
  • Pleasant Grove High
  • Sheldon High
  • Valley High


Minimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0
Financial Need: None
Post Secondary Type of School: Four Year College/University or Community College
Specific Requirements for Applying: Involved in FFA and/or 4-H
Attendance Requirement: Full-Time Student
Required Participation in School Activities: Yes
Required Participation in Community Activities: Yes
Additional Qualifications: Write a paragraph on career goals related to agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary science, and current high school course work related to agricultural field.
Required Letters of Recommendation:  2 letters – one from FFA or 4-H advisor;  1 from Community Service Involvement/Community Service leader
The Adreani Family Scholarship Owner
Scholarship owner: Mary Cathryn Houston
Jimmie Warren Houston was born in 1940 in Texas where he was raised until family relocated to central California where family and extended family were involved in agriculture and related fields.  He attended high school and community college in California.  Jimmie worked in a variety of businesses through his younger years and for twenty plus years of his life he and his wife grew pears on their Delta orchard which went to fresh pack and DelMonte.  This work was the love of his life.  He left this earth and his orchard at 68 years of age.
scholarship recipient
Bella Albiani
2022 Recipient