The Fairfield Community Services Foundation is an annual sponsor of Assist-A-Grad scholarships for Solano County high school students, awarding over $39,000 to graduating high school seniors since 1996. Graduating seniors submit applications and the winners receive funds to help defray the cost of higher education expenses. One of the Foundation’s awards is in memory of Lt. Col. Rex Floyd.
The Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (AAG) was developed in 1967. Prior to that time, a number of organizations in the community sponsored scholarships using their own forms, deadlines, and procedures. Each had a different, and sometimes difficult, method of awarding the scholarships and disbursing the funds.
Under AAG, a small volunteer group of school and community people have worked hard to provide a single source for information on various local scholarships, a process of interviewing all interested students, and a method of providing the funds directly to the college or university specified by the student. In 1970, the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce strongly supported the Foundation and offered their address for mailing purposes.
The Foundation has continued to operate as a state chartered non-profit corporation and has promoted the development of new sources of scholarships. Today, Assist-A-Grad is a sound, well-developed community service that is unique in its inception, growth, and service.
Past Fairfield Community Services Foundation Community Service Scholarship recipients:
2013 – Erika Kenion, Audrey Moore
2012 – Stefanie Garcia
2011 – Rafael Madrigal
2010 – Gabriella Ponce, Samantha Vargas
2009 – Alejandra Guzman-Parra, Morgan Stonefelt
2008 – Karilynn Hatfield, Elizabeth Snuffer
2007 – Danika Ng, Jason Sumilhig
2006 – Bryan Fagan, Vanessa Reyes
2005 – Corinna Byrum, Camilla Hawthorne
2004 – Melissa Henry
2003 – Erica Gallegos
2002 – Christine Cyr, Joseph Sacman, Jason Santiago
2001 – Maisoon Ayish, Dana Carion, Joseph E. Martinez, Caroline Montojo, Koy Saelee, Anthony Saetern
2000 – William Bishop, Magogodi Makhene
1999 – Gurdeep Dhaliwal, Jessica Yeh
1998 – Jamie Muzzio
1997 – Katherine Greeley
1996 – Florence Jao
Past Fairfield Community Services Foundation Lt. Col. Rex Floyd Memorial R.O.T.C. Scholarship recipients:
2013 – Chyra Black
2010 – King Paul Deo Villegas
2009 – Talanda Williams
2008 – Kristin Hood
2001 – Nai Saeturn
2000 – Sundeep Chanana
1999 – Trecia Pottinger