Memorial Scholarship

William Burton Nichols Memorial Scholarship

William Burton Nichols

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William Burton Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund

William (Willie) Nichols attended San Benito High 1974-1978. He ran cross country, played golf on the golf team, greatly enjoyed science classes, participated in the photography program, played in the band, ran the lighting and special effects as well as set construction for theater productions, and enjoyed the auto body and mechanics program. He was lost due to declining health in May of 2020. His family would like to honor his memory by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a San Benito HS student who plans to attend a four-year college in an area of science.

The scholarship could be renewed for up to four years of college, as long as the student is progressing toward a degree.


Up to $1,000
Renewable up to 4 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current graduating San Benito High School student
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for high school
  • Planning to pursue a degree in any area of science at a four-year college of choice

A Completed 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 want to achieve higher education in the areas of science and two personal attributes that will help you succeed
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)