2011 marks SAR’s 49th year of awarding scholarships to deserving Sacramento area students. The Scholarship Fund was initially a $600 yearly program that provided $100 to $200 scholarships for Sacramento students attending American River Junior College, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State College (now California State University, Sacramento). Over the years SAR has expanded the Scholarship program to support students pursuing real estate, business, and a variety of other fields at many different institutions across the United States. Many of the students who have received SAR Scholarships are the children, nieces, nephews and relatives of SAR Members. This year the SAR Scholarship Foundation is awarding $38,250 to 34 outstanding local students. This year, more then ever the Scholarship Foundation needs SAR Members help. With a tough economy many may question whether they are able to donate to the Scholarship fund. The question you should really be asking is how can I not donate? Education is one of the most important gifts we can give today’s youth and it is a gift that benefits not only the student but the entire community. The students who receive a SAR Scholarship to attend college will one day be your clients, your co-workers, and our community leaders. An investment in their future is an investment in your future. The SAR Scholarship Foundation Trustees, Chair Perry Georgallis, Peggy Adams, Nick LaPlaca, Sherri Radovich Rubly and Judy Schoer work tirelessly to raise money for the Scholarship Foundation, review applications, interview candidates and most difficult, choose the Scholarship recipients.