The California Scottish Rite Foundation annually provides up to $200,000 in Scholarships to 100 deserving applicants. The Scholarship Committee reviews and evaluates each application to determine scholarship placement.
Tanner was the California Scottish Rite Foundation 2018 Scholarship recipient! With that, he has been able to accomplish many achievements since then. Tanner was also grateful enough to send us a thank you letter. Please give it a read below!
"Dear California Scottish Rite Foundation,
I was your 2018 scholarship winner. I want to thank you all for the love, encouragement, and financial support that you have given me. I couldn’t have accomplished my dreams without your financial assistance. I want to give you a little life update. When I think about the past four and half years, I am amazed by how fast they flew by. On December 13th, 2022, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I enjoyed my time at California Baptist studying, working, and building new, lifelong friendships. My time was filled with many life-changing opportunities and experiences. My favorite part of the nursing program was being able to experience a variety of different specialties and hospital floors. I was fortunate enough to be able to experience clinicals during Covid and my favorite floor was the emergency department. Each summer, while not in school, I worked alongside my fellow lifeguards to run junior lifeguard programs at the beach. At these multi-week camps, we shared the responsibilities of keeping the general beach safe while also educating groups of children on ocean safety and what it takes to become a lifeguard. Working with children has been extremely rewarding because I know that I am instilling in them the skills that will help keep them safe even when there aren’t any lifeguards on duty watching out for them. In addition to beach lifeguarding, I worked as a River Rescue Lifeguard on the Colorado River providing first responder medical care to the visitors of the Colorado River, and performed rescues as a deckhand on a police boat. Currently, I am studying to take the NCLEX-RN Exam. I am very excited about my future as a nurse to help the sick and weary. My career goal is to become a trauma flight nurse because I love fast-paced emergency medicine. However, when flying becomes too physically taxing at an older age, I would like to transition into hospice nursing because I have seen first-hand the amazing impact it can have on people’s lives.
Again, thank you for your support! I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of all the volunteers that support your organization."