Memorial Scholarship

Jean Gillaspie Memorial Scholarship - Business

Jean Gillaspie Memorial Scholarship - Business

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The Jean Gillaspie Memorial Scholarship for Business

Jean lived in both Hollister and San Juan Bautista, working for the Free Lance, office manager at Cal Turf/Pacific Sod, and employee at San Benito Agriculture Commissioner. She was a member and past President of Young Ladies Institute, volunteered her time to Hazel Hawkins Hospital, and served on the Hollister Grand Jury Committee. In her 80s and 90s, Jean operated a wedding floral and craft business. A 3-time breast cancer survivor, Jean would crochet blankets and donate many to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

The Jean Gillaspie Memorial Scholarship for Business is available to high school graduates residing in San Benito County who are pursuing the analytical skills necessary to compete in modern business through higher education. Students must be enrolled in Business school or a majoring in Business in a 2 or 4- year college.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Planning to enroll in a business school or major in business
  • A San Benito County resident
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (recommended)

A Complete Application includes:

  • Scholarship Application
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one from a teacher or academic advisor, one from a community member)
  • Personal Statement (1 1/2 - 2 pages double spaced) including why you have chosen to pursue a career in business.
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)