Congratulations 2022 Scholarship Winners!


Will Kessen – $3,000


Salma Blair – $1,500


Summerfest Scholarship Celebrating Student-Volunteers

Previous Winners:

Olivia Reed –

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 two 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.





2023 Scholarship Information

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

Click Here to Download Summerfest 2023 Scholarship Application




2023 high school (or equivalent) graduates with a strong history of volunteerism are encouraged to apply for one $3,000.00 and one $1,500.00 scholarships.

Applicants must be permanent residents of the local community.



  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.

Amount of Scholarship: One $3,000.00 and one $1,500.00
Area of eligibility for scholarship: Zip code 95683 Rancho Murieta/Sloughhouse

The Summerfest Committee will notify successful applicants, specifying the terms of the award. Recipients shall sign and return one copy of the award notice, acknowledging the terms and certifying that the funds will be used only for educational expenses. They will also advise which institution they plan to attend and provide the address for the Financial Aid Office of the eligible institution of attendance. Scholarship checks will be presented upon verification of registration as full time student, as defined by the institution. Students must be enrolled and attend an eligible institution within one academic year following granting of the award, or the award will be forfeited. Refunds resulting from a student’s failure to complete a full study period (one semester) shall be returned to the scholarship fund.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants:

  • Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a permanent resident of the local community (a permanent resident is defined as having lived in the 95683 area code
  • Minimum of one year upon the date of the application for scholarship)
  • Applicants cannot be a family member of any Board or Committee
  • Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2023

Mail application, letters of recommendation, essay, transcripts, and proof of residency to:
Rancho Murieta Summerfest Scholarship 2023
PO Box 642
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683


Download the application and information here: Summerfest-Scholarship-2023