Don Diego Scholarship Gala

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Join us at the 2016 Gala for dinner, a concert featuring Brian Wilson, and the chance to honor this year's scholarship recipients
Don Diego Scholarship Gala

  • DonDiegoScholarshipWinners2015-HannahLabrie-Smith

Hannah Labrie-Smith

Stanford University
4H & Spanjian Scholarship

“4H has nurtured my passion for animals, inspiring me to pursue a career in veterinary science. 4H has shaped me into a confident team player. I am so honored and excited to have received this double scholarship from Don Diego!”
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Amy Wehner

Cal State San Marcos
FFA Scholarship

“The competition for this scholarship was stiff. It was a privilege to be selected. I am excited to become a vet. Although I do things a little differently from most people, I have yet to find something I am absolutely unable to do."
  • DonDiegoScholarshipWinners2015-AustinKoch

Austin Koch

UC Santa Cruz
Employee Scholarship

“My Grandstand concert stagehand work at the Fair seasoned me in a valuable work ethic and trained me for my future career in the film industry. The Don Diego scholarship will be extremely helpful.”
  • DonDiegoScholarshipWinners2015-MadisonCharmichael

Madison Carmichael

Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship

“Medicine is the perfect blend of science and compassion. Doctors have two hearts: one for themselves and one for their patients. As a future doctor, I embrace this concept.”
  • DonDiegoScholarshipWinners2015-MatthewAntunez

Matthew Antunez

Palomar Community College
Vocational Education Scholarship

“This scholarship will cover a great deal of my schooling so that I can become an electrician. I am super-excited. Thank you, Don Diego!”

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