Congratulations 2021 Scholarship Winners!!


Olivia Reed – $1,500

Summerfest Scholarship Celebrating Student-Volunteers

Previous Winners:

Katelyn Cuneo, Paige Hughie, and Brendan Sample

Katelyn Cuneo –

Paige Hughie –

Brendan Sample – 

Trent Kelln – UNLV

Sydney Shead – Santa Clara University

Lauren Posey – UCLA – Civil Engineering

Taylor WardCal Poly San Luis Obispo – Kinesiology

Ajuney Hora – Folsom Lake College

Travis Abshire – UC Irvine

Grace Hepworth – California State University Chico

Laura Kalmanson – San Diego State University

Ajuney Hora – UC Berkeley

Aubrey Howell – New York University

WE CELEBRATE…Student-Volunteers

As a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community and staffed entirely with volunteers, SUMMERFEST is proud to offer scholarships to graduating seniors, college freshman entering their sophomore year, or junior college students transferring to a 4-year college or trade school who recognize the importance of volunteering and serving in their community.

Each year Summerfest awards up to three (3) scholarships to acknowledge students who exemplify what it means to volunteer and serve within their community.  Eligible students may use the awarded scholarship for their full-time attendance at a 4-year college or university, junior college, or trade school.  Applicants are required to write a 1000 word essay describing how volunteerism has made an impact on their community and how their own experiences volunteering and serving their community has influenced how they view the world. Letters of recommendation are also required.





2021 Scholarship Information

Click Here to Download Summerfest 2021 Scholarship Application




2021 high school (or equivalent) graduates with a strong history of volunteerism are encouraged to apply for one of two $1500 scholarships.

Applicants must be permanent residents of the local community.


Apply by July 13, 2021



  1. Official school transcripts (sealed)
  2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your community service involvement
  3. Proof of residency of one year (SMUD, RMA bill)
  4. Completed Application
  5. Essay
    1. THREE (3) copies of essay submitted with your name on each page.
    2. Must be double-spaced with a font size of 12 points, 1000 words maximum.
    3. Essay Topic: (Incorporate answers to all questions listed below)
      1. How has your volunteerism affected you? How has your volunteerism affected your community?


  1. Full-time students entering the first year of college
  2. Full-time college students already attending a 4-year college or trade school who will be a sophomore in the fall
  3. Transfer students currently attending a junior college full time, but planning to enroll full time in a 4-year college or trade school in the fall.
  4. Formers winners are not eligible.

Mail completed application, 3 copies of the essay, copies of recommendation letters and other requested information to

PO Box 642
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683


Download application and information here: Summerfest-Scholarship-2021