2020 Escondido Legends Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 9, 2021
Generously made possible with funding by Jack Raymond.
The Escondido History Center Legends Scholarship Program honors eight legendary persons in Escondido’s history by awarding honorariums of $1,000 each to senior students attending high schools in Escondido.
Each honorarium will be awarded for participating in a variety of school activities and demonstrating leadership qualities while attending high school. Volunteerism in the community is also highly important. Students may apply for one or more honorariums.
Click on a name to read that Legend’s story and requirements for application.
Applications are also available from your high school counselor.
CLIFFORD “GAVVY” CRAVATH, Professional Baseball Player - awarded for exceptional involvement in varsity baseball or softball, and/or an interest in sports management or coaching.
GEORGE CORDRY, News Reporter and Community Leader – awarded for exceptional involvement in media production and/or a demonstrated interest in school sports
JACK PORT, Military Hero and Businessman – awarded for participation in Junior ROTC or an Armed Forces commitment. Additional consideration will be given for participation and interest in business education.
JANE TRUSSELL, Career Educator, Softball and Tennis Player – awarded for strong interest in a career in education. Additional consideration will be given for exceptional participation in varsity softball and /or tennis.
JUAN BATISTA ALVARADO, Pioneer and Rancher – awarded for agricultural leadership and for exceptional participation in FFA with focus on animals.
PETE COSCARART, Professional Baseball Player – awarded for exceptional participation in varsity baseball or softball. Additional consideration will be given for participation in the performing arts.
ROBERT FREEMAN, Professional Artist – awarded for exceptional participation in the fine arts. Additional consideration will be given for participation in groups promoting human dignity.
SID HOLLINS, Educator and Civic Leader – awarded for pronounced interest in pursuing a career in elementary education. Additional consideration will be given for participation in varsity basketball and/or school government.