Hundreds of runners and walkers turned out for the Natomas 5k on Saturday, April 27, 2019 — folks of all ages, from all corners of the district, to enjoy picture-perfect sunny skies and get a little exercise while helping to raise money for deserving youth. Best of all, thousands of dollars were raised for the Natomas Schools Foundation to provide college scholarships and Chromebook computers to help kids pursue their dreams. This video captures some of the fun.
The Natomas Schools Foundation will accept applications through April 12, 2019 for scholarships to help defray expenses at an accredited four-year college, two-year college, or trade school.
Multiple winners will be chosen for awards of $1,000 and $500. Applications are available here.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and have served 50 hours or more during the past two years in one or more of these three categories:
- Formal employment
- Volunteer or community service
- Service to school through a formal club or organization
Candidates also must write a short essay of 300 to 500 words describing what they learned from volunteer or employment experiences, and how those lessons might help them in the future.
Over the past two years, Natomas Schools Foundation has awarded $16,000 in college scholarships to deserving students.
Decisions in this year’s scholarship program will be announced at school Senior Awards
Questions? Contact Jim Sanders at (916) 561-5267.
Thank you, Dos Coyotes and the Natomas community!
Natomas Schools Foundation President Sonia Mercado, several board members and an NUSD student, Roxxy, accept a $2,560 check from a fundraising event hosted last month by the newly opened restaurant at 2701 Del Paso Road. Patrons flocked there to eat that night — and Dos Coyotes donated all proceeds from the dinner rush.
Natomas Schools Foundation is a nonprofit group organized solely to raise money benefiting NUSD students. It has awarded $16,000 in scholarships and 33 Chromebooks to deserving kids in the past two years. Its next community event is the Natomas 5k on April 27. For more information, click here.