LeRoy Scolari Agricultural Scholarship
The Cachuma RCD is proud to offer the LeRoy Scolari Agricultural Scholarship to high school seniors of Santa Barbara County High Schools and High Schools located within the Cachuma RCD Boundaries.
Range Camp Scholarship
The Cachuma RCD is offering a scholarship to local Santa Barbara County high school students interested in attending Range Camp. Range Camp is an environmental science & management camp for high school students from across California. The camp takes place at the University of California’s Elkus Youth Ranch in Half Moon Bay, CA, and is in person again for 2023. More info on Range Camp can be found at https://ucanr.edu/sites/rangecamp/.
About LeRoy Scolari
LeRoy Scolari was a lifetime resident of Lompoc, only breifly leaving the Santa Barbara County to attend UC Berkely with a Bachelor of Science. LeRoy was born into an agricultural family and carryed on the tradition for his entire life. LeRoy was a member of the Lompoc 4-H and an original member of the Junior Livestock Sales Association. LeRoy was a staunch advocate for agricultural education and established the agriculture program at Allan Hancock College as well as holding a teaching position as an original instructor.
In 1964 and 1965, he was the State Grand Master of the Oddfellows Lodge. From 1980 to 1992, he chaired the County Agricultural Element Committee. He served on the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Committee, the Rural Crime Advisory Committee, and for twenty years the Cachuma Resources Conservation District. He also served four years on the California Association of Resource Conservation District Board, was president of the Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau, and in 1987 was Santa Barbara County's Cattleman of the Year. He was the senior past Grand Master of the Oddfellows, and recently, received the honorable Veteran's Award for seventy years of service to the Oddfellows Lodge. LeRoy was able to see his family's legacy of a wind farm.
LeRoy Scolari was known for his can-do attitude and a stanch advocate for stewardship of the land, and his dedication to agriculture within the county and education of youth have created a lasting legacy in the County of Santa Barbara.