Carolyn Pitman Scholarhip
The Madera County Schools Foundation is pleased to present two $2,000 scholarships each year in memory of Carolyn Pitman who was a teacher in Madera. One Madera High School young woman and one Madera South High School young woman will receive a scholarship each year. The scholarship will be paid $500 a year for four years for full-time college students. The 2021 Carolyn Pitman Scholarship recipients were Veronica Perez-Hernandez from Madera High School and Glorimar Cortez-Velasquez from Madera South High School.
When Mrs. Pitman was attending school she wanted to pursue her goal of an advanced college degree but was unable to afford it. Because of a generous loan from a woman in the community, Mrs. Pitman was able to continue her education and earn a Master’s Degree. When Mrs. Pitman was able to repay the loan, the woman asked her to keep the money and use it to assist other young women with their educational goals.
Academic Decathlon Scholarships
Each year the Foundation awards scholarships to the top scoring student in each subject (art, economics, essay, interview, lang/lit, math, music, science, social science, speech), the top scoring senior on each team and the top scoring student overall. In 2021 the Foundation awarded $2,400 to students. The following is a list of scholarship recipients at the 2021 Academic Decathlon.