This $1000 Scholarship is offered in memory of Cynthia Ann Kennedy mother of 2011 Chico High School graduate, Levi Stanton. This scholarship is financed by those who loved and supported Cindy and by those who continue to love and support her family. From mundane tasks to major endeavors, Cindy approached her life with a high spirit and a dogged determination. From a young age she used a goal-oriented approach to realize her many dreams. These were, among other things, traveling in over 30 countries graduating summa cum laude from California State University Chico with a degree in Multi-Cultural and Gender Studies, founding Namaste House Children’s Home in Pokhara, Nepal and providing the support her son, Levi, needed in order to obtain a full scholarship from Princeton University. In addition, Cindy was a devoted friend to many and was always available to lend a word of advice, a sympathetic ear or a hand in support.
It is the aim of this scholarship to support the type of spirit and determination that Cindy believed is required for young people to realize their dreams. To apply, please complete and submit the form below by April 28, 2017. Awards will be announced May 18th during the Scholarship Awards ceremony at Chico High School.