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Charles S. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship Fund


Charles S. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Department:

Financial Aid

Purpose:

Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:



To honor the memory of her brother, and the brother-in-law he never met, Margaret Hoyt Stratford and Milton Stratford created the Charles Sherman Hoyt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in 1976. In 1989, the family expanded the scholarship with an award for an outstanding graduate from Riverside Community College for attendance at UCR. In 2002, the award was again expanded to award a student to attend San Jacinto Community College.

Major Charles Sherman Hoyt was a 1931 graduate of San Jacinto High School. He continued his education at Riverside Community College (then Riverside City College) and completed his education at West Point in 1937. Major Hoyt is a direct descendent of General Hoyt and General Sherman, two well-known Civil War generals.

After graduation Major Hoyt served in the Philippines in World War II where he was unfortunately captured. Following two and a half years in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines, Major Hoyt and 1,800 other prisoners were transferred to an unmarked Japanese ship that was sunk by the U.S. Navy in Subic Bay. He perished on December 14, 1944. Hoyt had served in the Philippines for three years before the surrender to the Japanese in 1942.

It is in Major Hoyt's memory that this scholarship was established in 1976 by his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Charles Hoyt, his sister, Margaret Hoyt Stratford (Peggy) and his brother-in-law Milton Stratford.

Charles and Peggy's mother was the daughter of Edward Poorman who ran the family ranch for many years. Perhaps he is best known as the director to the Ramona Pageant. The Poorman ranch dated back to the 1860's when the family began acquiring land grants.

Although Peggy died in 1991, Milton Stratford and his family continued to build the scholarship endowment which provides future generations of students from this region the opportunity to continue their education at the University of California, Riverside.

It is the family's intent that the scholarship be awarded to students who exhibit outstanding qualities of leadership and merit.

The Hoyt Memorial Scholarship funds three distinct scholarships annually:
(1) A full four-year undergraduate California resident tuition scholarship based on academic standing, leadership, and financial need to an outstanding graduating senior from San Jacinto High School, San Jacinto, California, for attendance at UCR.
2) A two-year undergraduate California resident tuition scholarship for a student transferring to UCR from Riverside Community College based on academic standing, leadership, and financial need.
3) A two-year undergraduate California resident tuition scholarship for a student transferring to UCR from San Jacinto Community College based on academic standing, leadership, and financial need.


Selection and Guidelines:



San Jacinto High School Scholarship:

A full four year undergraduate California Resident tuition scholarship grant based on academic standing, leadership, and financial need shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduating senior from San Jacinto High School, San Jacinto, California, for attendance at UCR.

Selection of the student recipient is to be made by a committee designated by the San Jacinto High School principal. The donor would prefer that the recipient not accept additional awards or grants more than nominal value.

While at UCR, the recipient should make reasonable progress towards graduation. A 2.75 GPA minimum for the first at UCR is suggested. For the following years a 3.0 GPA should be maintained. Academic eligibility for renewal each year should be determined by the Scholarship Coordinator, Student Services, or similar administrative authority.

Riverside Community College Scholarship:

This is for a two year undergraduate California resident-tuition scholarship grant based on academic standing leadership and financial need shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduate from Riverside Community College for attendance at UCR.

Selection of the student recipient each year should be made by a committee designated by the Chief Administrative Officer of the College District. A minimum 3.25 GPA for Community College work by the student is suggested. The donors would prefer that the recipient not accept additional awards or grants of more than nominal value.

Academic eligibility for the second year grant should be determined by the Scholarship Coordinator, student services, or similar administrative authority. A minimum 3.00 GPA should be maintained.

Selection made by committee designated by the CEO of the College District. To enroll in UCR's fall quarter as a junior, recipient must have completed 56 units at RCC with:
- Minimum 3.25 GPA
- Demonstrated leadership: and,
- Financial need.

San Jacinto Community College:

A two year undergraduate California resident-tuition scholarship grant based on academic standing, leadership and financial need shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduate from San Jacinto Community College for attendance at UCR.

Selection of the student recipient each year should be made by a committee designated by the Chief Administrative Officer of the College District. A minimum 3.25 GPA for Community College work by the student is suggested. The donors would prefer that the recipient not accept additional awards or grants of more than nominal value.

Academic eligibility for the second year grant should be determined by the Scholarship Coordinator, student services, or similar administrative authority. A minimum 3.00 GPA should be maintained.

Selection made by committee designated by the CEO of the College District. To enroll in UCR's fall quarter as a junior, recipient must have completed 56 units at SJCC with:
- Minimum 3.25 GPA
- Demonstrated leadership: and,
- Financial need.

 Request for Information:

No application is required. SJHS and RCC makes selections.


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247
E-mail: roberta.albert@ucr.edu

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