Sierra Pacific Foundation Awards $518,542 in Scholarships

Anderson, CA — The Sierra Pacific Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by the Emmerson Family, recently marked its thirty-fourth year in granting scholarships to dependent children of Sierra Pacific Industries’ employees.

This year 203 students will collectively receive $518,542 to attend colleges, universities and trade schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for four years and are sometimes granted a 5th year based on their school and degree program.

“Our family is very proud of our scholarship program and we view our awards as an investment in the future” said Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, Foundation President. “Considering our current challenging economic times, we are especially pleased to help these outstanding young people further their education beyond high school and become tomorrow’s leaders” she added.

The Sierra Pacific Foundation was founded in 1979 and to date has donated over $5 million dollars in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the Foundation contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates. SPF is also the primary contributor for construction of the Ida Emmerson Hospice House that will be built in Eureka, CA with a total contribution of $500,000.