Class of 1977 Scholarship

Emilee Daves Memorial Art Scholarship

Emilee Daves Memorial Art Scholarship

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Emilee Daves Memorial Art Scholarship

The Class of 1977 Scholarship committee created this $1,000 scholarship to help a deserving San Benito High School art student pursue their dream in art studies in memory and honor of Emilee.

In 2021, Miss Emilee Daves lost her life through a tragic, senseless act of violence. Emilee was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. She was a senior in high school, with dreams of furthering her education and studying art. She loved and enjoyed drawing and the beauty of art. Emilee's grandparents, Steve Kittrell and Carolyn DeVincenzi Kittrell, are Hollister High School Class of 1977 graduates.


Up to $1,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of Hollister High School
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Must be attending an accredited college or art institute for higher education

A Complete Application includes:

  • Complete the online scholarship application
  • Letter of reference from an art teacher
  • Transcript of your most recent grades
  • Submit a sketch, drawing, or painting of a Hollister High School scene representative of your experience in school. It may be a 5x7 or 8x10 using any medium. Submit the original artwork to the Community Foundation (440 San Benito Street, Hollister, CA 95023). Please note that art submissions will not be returned.
  • Write 3-4 sentences describing your art submission.

Applications will be processed through the Community Foundation for San Benito County and presented to the Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund committee for final selection.