The value of education and the impact it has on our lives, our families, and our communities is measured by the strength of our community and success of our society.
SMUD is proud to offer Powering Futures, a special program that awards scholarships totaling up to $60,000 each year. As many as 21 local Sacramento students may individually receive up to $4,000 in scholarships.
High School seniors who plan to attend an HBCU can apply for The V. Mae – Ainley Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship is in honor of Vera Mae Randolph, Viola Mae Jefferson, and Ainley Johnson. The three women were God-fearing women who raised children who were able to rise above the statistics and stigmas placed on them by society. The scholarship honors their dedication to the uplifting and empowering those around them. This year, the scholarship is $5,000.00. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The award is $10,000 for two (2) students. This application opens September 6, 2022 , and closes August 31,2023 (12:00 noon PM EST)