scholarship_logoFor 53 years, SAR has been awarding scholarships to deserving Sacramento area students. Since 2001, we have had over 400 accomplished students pass through the Scholarship Program, receiving over $470,000. This year the Scholarship Trustees were proud to present scholarships to 40 deserving and talented students during our June Main Meeting. Applauding their achievements were friends, family and many supportive SAR Members.

To kick off the scholarship awards presentation, previous recipients Adam Kuphalt and Caitlyn Greenwood spoke on their life experiences and what the scholarship helped them accomplish. This presentation was followed by the distribution of awards by SAR Scholarship Trustees Perry Georgallis, Sherri Rubly, Judy Schoer, Nick LaPlaca and Peggy Adams.

The Trustees thanked SAR Members, Masters Club and SAR’s Young Professionals Network for the donations they contributed toward making the scholarship awards possible. They also recognized MetroList® Services, Inc., Coldwell Banker Sac Metro and Sierra Oaks, NARPM, Lyon Real Estate Fair Oaks, Steve Larson with Farmers Insurance, and Vitek Mortgage Group for their generous contributions of money raised during their successful fundraising events. Along with the hard work of the Scholarship Fundraising Committee: Jodi Ash, David Boliard, Courtney Edwards, Phyllis Hayashi, Shantel Lopez, Chip O’Neill, Kathy Russell, Jack Souza, Rose Stinson and Scholarship Trustees were able to raise $45,000.

This year the Trustees named the 3rd Creative Contributions Scholarship in honor of SAR Director of Retail Operations Carl Carlson for the significant contributions he has made to the scholarship fundraising program. Using his creativity, ingenuity and contacts, Carl has developed many new corporate partners and unique ways to raise funds, such as: Pavilions Car Wash gift cards, Realtor Round–up, and E–Waste For Good. View the full list of this year’s recipients »