Elliott M. Olson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Information & Requirements
Not Given in 2021
Eligible School / Area
- Valley High
Minimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5
Financial Need: Preference given
Post Secondary Type of School: 4 year university or community college
Specific Requirements for Applying: Interest in teaching, social science or general education.
Attendance Requirement: Full-Time Student
Required Participation in School Activities: Yes
Required Participation in Community Activities: Yes
Additional Qualifications: Include in your personal statement a statement why you want to be a teacher.
Scholarship owner: Olson Family
Elliott Olson was a familiar figure in Elk Grove for many years. He was trained as a teacher in South Dakota and as a lawyer. Upon moving to California, he gave up his private law practice and began teaching at several schools in California before joining the Faculty of Elk Grove Unified School District where he taught at Elk Grove and Valley high schools. He was active in the Elk grove Education Association. He was also involved in the Senior Center of Elk Grove and enjoyed motorcycle riding as well as being Mr. Fix-It in his shop.