WHAT WE DO
Grants & Scholarships
The Ryan Cambridge Memorial Grant, formerly the RC scholarship, was founded after the tragic death of Ryan Cambridge, co-owner of Conco Construction and friend of the High Desert Community, son to Rick and Pam Cambridge and father to Kara and Riley Cambridge.
The SHCF hosts an annual golf tournament with many of Ryan's industry friends and colleagues, raising the money needed to provide a 4 year renewable grant to be awarded to our local high schools to fund their vocational programs. Each of our local high schools will have the opportunity to apply for the grant. Upon receipt of the applications, our grant committee, made up of board and community members, will review the applications and award one school with the most need. This will be in the amount of $5,000/year for four years. Each year they will provide the committee with a report showing how and where the money was used prior to receiving the next installment of their grant.
To begin this process, Apple Valley High School will receive the first of this grant money, as it was Ryan's Alma Mater. The money they receive will help to provide, in collaboration with Victor Valley Community College and the National Healthcare Association, state certifications for EMT and/or Medical Assistant. This means that these students will be eligible for work in these fields right out of High School. We believe this follows in line with the "cradle to career" theory and what Ryan believed in himself, that not everyone will or wants to go to college. This will give them the opportunity to do both if wanted. A great entry level job or a stepping stone to help further their education.
Over the past 8 years, Mourning Sun Children's Foundation has proudly donated over $125,000 to help provide education to High Desert Students who have experienced a tragic event in their life.