Give Back Tahoe: $104,000 in scholarships awarded to local youth |

Give Back Tahoe: $104,000 in scholarships awarded to local youth

Yulisa Mendez, recipient of the Baird Four Year Scholarship, will pursue her nursing degree at Sierra Nevada College in the fall.
Courtesy TTCF |

To support our young people as they take their first steps into adulthood, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) facilitates an annual scholarship cycle.

Through this process, we meet artists, dancers, scientists, nurses and changemakers who impress us with their maturity and determination to achieve their dreams. They demonstrate grit, courage, and a willingness to extend their hands when someone needs it.

Their compassion and adventurous spirits are in great deal thanks to the adults, nonprofits, and programs dedicated to helping our children become healthy adults.

From music programs and summer literacy initiatives, outdoor mentoring and connecting with kids through skateboards or bike parks, our community commits itself to our youngest generations.

As they graduate high school, many young people are eager to pursue their passions and professional futures. As summer closes, the 2016 graduates are heading off to warmer shores at CalPoly, epicenters of art and culture like Berkeley and Boston, or new mountains in Colorado.

They are ready to explore abroad and to dig deep into new curriculums. Whether they are looking to become pilots, doctors, or diplomats, they are thirsty for knowledge and for the adventures of life.

We are happy to announce that this year we awarded seventeen local young people with a cumulative of $104,000 in scholarships! This is $31,000 more than last year thanks to the generosity of donors who either contributed to existing scholarships or opened them.

TTCF, Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, and Mountain Area Preservation Foundation all received donations to boost our scholarships; we humbly thank our donors for making this all possible.

If you are interested in contributing to scholarships, contact Lisa Krueger, Chief Advancement Officer at (530)587-1776 or

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