Nancy B. Reardan Scholarship Fund

The Nancy B. Reardan Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to female high school students in Sacramento County who are pursuing a higher education, with a preference given to current or former foster youth.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to female high school seniors attending a school in Sacramento County
  • Plan on attending a two-year community college, four-year college/university, vocational or trade school in the fall
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will go to current or former foster youth
  • Full time enrollment in 12 units or more is required during the academic year

The scholarship is renewable up to two (3) years. Applicants must reapply to be considered for a renewal award.

Scholarship award may be used for tuition, fees, books and educational supplies.

$2,000 - $4,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay: Please provide a personal essay describing your educational and career goals.
  2. Are you a senior graduating from a high school in Sacramento County?
  3. Are you a current or emancipated foster youth?
  4. First Letter of Reference: provide a letter of reference from individuals who are not related to you. Reference letters must identify the name, title, or relationship to the applicant – (i.e. clergy, neighbor, teacher, family friend) and a telephone number for the individual providing the letter of reference. (one reference should be from an employer or former professor of undergraduate degree)
  5. Second Letter of Reference: provide a letter of reference from an individual who is not related to you.
  6. Did you received the Nancy B. Reardan Scholarship in the past 3 years?
  7. If you have received the Nancy B. Reardan Scholarship before, please list the award amount and the year you received it.
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