Clem and Georgia Richardson Memorial Award
Clement George "Clem" Richardson was born in San Francisco in 1916, his wife Georgia Fanoe Richardson was born on the Fanoe Ranch in Gonzales in 1919. Clem attended St. Ignatius High School until his mother's sudden death at which time he lived with his older sister in Salinas, graduated from Salinas High and continued his education at Salinas Jr. College, Creighton University and graduated from Stanford University in 1940.
Georgia attended local Gonzales schools and graduated from Stanford University in 1941. Clem and Georgia were married a week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During WW II, Clem was a squadron leader of the 101 Airborne Division. Clem's plane was one of the first over Normandy Beach on D-Day. Following the war, he returned to Salinas and worked for the Sturdy Oil Company in Salinas.
Together, Clem and Georgia raised their five children: Ruth and Jeannie who were instructed by the Notre Dame Sisters at Palma High and graduated from Palma High School, Alice and Sheila who graduated from Notre Dame High School and Clem who graduated from Palma High School. For education, Clem and Georgia insisted their children attend Catholic schools and it was never a question of "if" they were going to college but "where". Their Catholic faith, family, education, a strong work ethic, and deep love of family and sports, (especially Stanford football and golf) were the corner of Clem and Georgia's life.
This award is based upon an outstanding grade point average and financial need.
Download an application by clicking hereGeorgia and Clem Richardson Memorial Scholarship.pdf
The deadline to apply is April 16, 2013