Margaret S. Burns & Roy W. Bellhorn
Margaret S. Burns, Ph.D. and Roy W. Bellhorn, D.V.M. have spent much of their professional lifetime in academia, doing research together on the basic causes of eye diseases. They both, independently, were grateful for scholarship support that enabled them to have careers they delighted in. They started a fund many years ago to help graduates of Winters High School to be able to further their education. When they consulted with the high school counselor, Pat Risser, she told them that, in Winters, a large number of students went into the trades or vocations not requiring four year college degrees. Realizing that these students were overlooked in being offered scholarships, they started a fund for deserving students who are following a career path that will take them into a trade, business or entrepreneurship role, rather than a conventional four-year college degree.