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Bridging The Doyle Through Community Support for Student Scholarships at SRJC


 Double Your Donation For Doyle Scholarships!Bridging the Doyle - Raising Scholarships for SRJC Students

The Sonoma County community understands the significant impact that the suspension of dividends from Exchange Bank to the Doyle Trust has had on Sonoma County students - the distribution of funds from the Doyle Trust to Santa Rosa Junior College has been suspended and there are currently no available funds for new Doyle Scholarships for graduating high school seniors, the Class of 2010.

Each fall semester, nearly 2,000 recent Sonoma County high school graduates enroll at SRJC and received the benefit of a Doyle Scholarship of at least $1,000. But this will not happen this fall. With double digit unemployment, dwindling summer jobs, and fewer and fewer slots available at all colleges, Sonoma County’s high school graduates are facing unprecedented challenges.

Through the “Bridging the Doyle” campaign, members of our community can help bridge the gap made by the temporary loss of the Doyle Scholarships. Your contribution is vital to helping local students achieve their aspirations, since they are our future teachers, firefighters, artists, mechanics, theologians, farmers, nurses, scientists, and community leaders. By supporting scholarships for SRJC students, you are also supporting the economic health and recovery of our community. We urge you to be an integral part of the “Bridging the Doyle” campaign so the dreams of our graduates do not disappear.

Helping Sonoma County Students Helps Our Community

Since 1918, SRJC has served as the community’s college by being highly responsive to the county’s changing needs, fostering relevant, high quality education, increasing the knowledge base of students, and preparing thousands of students for the workplace.

At no other time has your support of your community college - and the more than 36,000 students who attend SRJC each semester - been more important. Donations to “Bridging the Doyle” will not only help thousands of students become future Sonoma County workers, but will also help revitalize the North Bay’s economy.

Keeping Frank P. Doyle’s Vision Alive

For nearly six decades, Doyle Scholarships have been offered to graduating high school seniors in Sonoma County who were deemed “worthy young men and women attending Santa Rosa Junior College” by the Doyle Trust and by the Trustees of SRJC.

The remarkable outcome of the Doyle Scholarship legacy has been the awarding of over $76 million in scholarship awards to over 120,000 SRJC students over the last 59 years. Sonoma County’s graduating seniors who would have received the Doyle Scholarship especially need the community’s support to attain a high quality education at SRJC. We need your help to fund scholarships for these students through the “Bridging the Doyle” campaign until the Doyle Scholarship returns.

Donation Options

  1. Click here to donate online:
    Pay with credit card through our secure server.

  2. Send a check made payable to:
    SRJC Foundation (notation: “Bridging the Doyle”)
    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

  3. Call SRJC Foundation at (707) 527-4348.

All contributions will go directly to scholarships for students and are tax deductible.

Thank you for caring so much by contributing to the success of deserving and talented young men and women who especially need your assistance today. Your scholarship donation enables students to attend Santa Rosa Junior College to fulfill their hopes and dreams of a quality college education.

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