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The Educational Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005 by the California Association of Collectors (CAC ESF). The CAC ESF is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. All donations are tax deductable. Tax ID Number 56-2521491.

The scholarship requires a simple one-page application and an essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". The scholarship is available to any California high school senior for their use at any accredited college, university, or trade school.

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2016 Scholarship Results

The California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (CACESF) held its eleventh annual Scholarship Banquet on April 12, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento.

Three finalists were selected by a group of volunteer readers in a double-elimination style process from over 700 essays received from high school seniors throughout California. The three finalists and a parent joined members of the California Association of Collectors (CAC) at the Sacramento event and read their essays during the Scholarship Banquet. A group of distinguished judges determined first, second and third place rankings. Scholarships were awarded to:

1st place ($2,500) – Lauren Gill from Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, CA
2nd place ($2,000) – Jeremy Leary from Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA
3rd place ($1,500) – Luke Carlson from Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA

2014 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Winners
Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Leary (2nd place), Lauren Gill (1st place), and Luke Carlson (3rd place).