The Leula M. Goff Scholarship was established in 1965 as a memorial to the wife of Frances Willie Goff, a teacher at Sacramento High School who was the chairman of the school’s business department. Mr. Goff left his estate in a trust to provide scholarships for students in the Sacramento district.
In order to qualify for the scholarship you must have spent your Junior and Senior year in a high school within Sacramento district and must be eligible for admission to a four-year university. Students who are eligible for entrance into a Junior college in California with proof of qualifications to transfer to a four-year California University are also eligible to qualify.
This year, two new scholarships are offered and students who qualify can receive up to $900 per year.
Linda McNeil, who oversees the scholarship, says it has helped many local students over the years.
“This scholarship has helped hundreds of our students over the years reach their dream of attending college,” said McNeil. “This year we will give two new scholarships.”
According to McNeil the scholarship is one of the oldest offered in Sacramento.
“The Luela M. Goff Memorial Scholarship has been one of the largest and oldest scholarships offered to Sacramento City Unified School District graduating seniors,” said McNeil.
The application deadline is April 8. If you click on this link below you can view and print the scholarship.