Scholarships Summer 2023

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2023 Scholarships Season

2023’s class of scholarship applicants represented a diverse cross-section of our North Tahoe and Truckee youth. Over 150 community volunteers served on 20 independent decision-making committees who reviewed 170 applications and awarded 234 scholarships. We are inspired by our next generation of leaders, and our scholarship volunteers who generously shared their time!

2023 Scholarship Recipient Information

Chart showing which high schools 2023 scholarship recipients attended

Scholarship Spotlight: Caitlin Russell, Future Tahoe Truckee Firefighter

Caitllin Russell

Every year TTCF has the honor and pleasure of getting to know our wonderful graduating senior scholarship recipients. We’re always so impressed and moved by these young people who are chasing dreams and, oftentimes, are members of the first generation in their family to attend a college.

We recently caught up with Caitlin Russell, recipient of two scholarships, to learn more about her plans for next year, which include attending Cal Poly Humboldt to study Applied Fire Science and Management… continue reading Caitlin’s story.

Supplemental Scholarships

Supplemental scholarships are provided for individuals who want to pursue, or enhance, learning in fields that are needed in the Tahoe-Truckee community. 2023 career paths included Aviation/STEM, doctorate studies in Veterinary Medicine, and Masters degrees in Special Education and High School Counseling. This is the second year of the program which is open by invitation to applicants from May 15 to June 30.

  • $172,000 awarded to 11 recipients
  • NEW! $20,000 was offered by Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) to applicants pursuing qualifying aviation/STEM career paths 
  • NEW! $20,000 was offered by S.H.E. Foundation to applicants pursuing certification and education in teaching

Please reach out to if you would like to contribute.

Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund

Jeff Hamilton’s generous community spirit lives on through the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund. Organizers are seeking your assistance in finding the most deserving nominees (who are at least 17 years old or a senior in high school, and from the Tahoe-Truckee area).

“Juniper Awards” will be given in six categories:

  • Art
  • Music and Writing
  • Winter Olympics
  • Medical Care
  • Trades
  • Community Impact

Click here to learn more and be sure to share your nomination by closing date, September 15, 2023.

Be a Hero to Tahoe Truckee High Schoolers and Donate to the Community Scholarship Fund today!

These scholarships help young people achieve their dreams of higher education, and some students may not be able to attend college otherwise.