The Castaic Union School District has announced that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.
“Jene Fielder was a vibrant lady who lived with gusto,” read a statement released by the district. “She had no children of her own and wanted to find a way to help the children of Castaic, where she lived for many years. She decided to establish a trust fund that would support Castaic students to further their education after she passed. She personally set up the parameters of the fund. It was her desire that all scholarships awarded would go to students that currently attend or have attended Castaic Middle School.”
Three scholarships are being offered as follows:
• Tier 1: Current 8th grade Castaic Middle School student ($1,000).
• Tier 2: Current 12th grade student ($2,000).
• Tier 3: Post-high school with plans to attend college, trade school or life advancement ($2,000).
“There was sufficient money in her trust for the committee to continue the awards for several years,” said Trustee David Huffaker. “This is our second year.”
To apply, visit www.castaicusd.com (Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Application). All applications must be submitted on or before March 1 at 4:30 p.m. to [email protected], Attention: David Huffaker.
If you would like more information about the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship, email Huffaker at [email protected].