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Scholarship Established for Bella Vista Alumna

Rachel Anne Gray, killed in a jeep accident last year, was committed to community and youth service.

Officials from two Fair Oaks organizations recently established a scholarship in honor of a Bella Vista High School student committed to community and youth service.

The new Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship will recognize students who seek positive solutions to critical problems and issues facing today’s youth, according to Katy Albers, recreation superintendent for the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District.

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin and Fair Oaks, recognized the park district for establishing the scholarship at a recent March board meeting. 

The park district is administering the new annual $250 scholarship with the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board officials. 

Gray, the daughter of Tom Gray general manager of the Fair Oaks Water District, was killed in a Jeep accident in September 2012.

Gray, 21, served on the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board from 2006 to 2008.

Gray graduated from Bella Vista in 2008 and received her degree in International Business from Sacramento State University.

The award will be given to deserving junior and senior high school students demonstrating community service and personal achievement. While not specifically an academic award, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship Information: 

• Scholarship applications are due 5 p.m., Friday, April 12. They can be submitted to:

Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
Attention: Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship
4150 Temescal Street, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

• Applicants are expected to be selected for interviews and speech presentations on April 15 and 16.

• The selected scholarship recipient is expected be notified on April 26. 

For more scholarship details visit here.

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