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American Heritage Scholarship Program

American Heritage Scholarship Program Awarded $182,800 During Twenty-Year Run

For the past 20 years, the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), in partnership with the Modesto Bee and Modesto City Schools, supported the American Heritage Scholarship Program, along with generous donations from individuals and organizations in the community. In total, college-bound students received $182,800 in scholarship funds. Through the years, a total of 3,785 students participated in the program, writing essays to a prompt selected by a committee to relate to current issues facing American culture.

After a 20-year run, the American Heritage Scholarship Program has come to an end. Interest in the program had declined steadily in recent years, as noted by fewer and fewer essays being submitted from students.  Due to the lack of interest, SCOE made the difficult decision to end participation in the program. 

For alternative, civic-themed programs that provide prompts and monetary awards, please click on the following link:

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