Elliott M. Olson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Information & Requirements

Minimum GPA

2.5

Scholarship Amount

1 @ $ 1,000

Financial Need

None

Eligible School / Area

  • Valley High

Other Criteria

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.

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