The SFSF is an independent, non-profit organization run entirely by GC volunteers. Our goal is to raise funds each year to provide scholarships to a majority of the qualified applicants. Scholarships may be for degreed programs as well as individual courses that help advance career goals. In some cases, scholarship funds may be used for the purchase of books and equipment required for course work. Applicants are evaluated based on a set of criteria established by the SFSF Board of Directors. The SFSF awarded 18 scholarships in 2022 consisting of nine employees and nine children of employees. The scholarship recipients were announced in September 2022 during SFSF’s annual meeting for all members of Governors Club. The organization made 15 awards in 2021. Please refer to “Recipients” for a list. The SFSF is now accepting applications for the full academic year with a May 1, 2023 deadline for submission. Applications for individual or online courses will be handled on an ad hoc basis by the Scholarship Committee and may be awarded at any time during the calendar year. We all know GC has an exceptional group of dedicated and capable employees. This program is one way to show our appreciation for their hard work and service and to make an investment in their futures.