The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, scholarship committee members, scholarship recipients and their families will be in attendance as awards are presented by the SLO County Board of Supervisors. The award will be handed out on Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. at the Sun Luis Obispo Government Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers (1055 Monterey Street). Awardees include: Steven Dystra and Wendy Teodoro (Arroyo Grande High School), Karis Lawson (Coast Union High School), Patricia Clark (Mission College Preparatory), John Diodati (Morro Bay High School), Madrid Holland (Nipomo High School), Brooke Milder and Marshall Wiesner (Paso Robles High School), Lilian Svetich (San Luis Obispo High School), Lynea Valencia (Shandon High School), and Karly Dumont (Templeton High School).

Each year, the Weyhrich Leadership Awards recognize local high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential and community dedication. The committee has selected eleven seniors from San Luis Obispo County high schools to each receive a $2,750. The award ceremony provides an opportunity to celebrate the awardees and honor Richard J. Weyhrich and is open to the public. Media is encouraged to attend.

The Weyhrich Scholarship award is intended to honor Richard J. Weyhrich. As a West Point graduate who served in Japan and Korea. Mr. Weyhrich’s experience during his service gave way to his passion for leadership and inspiration to identify young leaders in the community and support their efforts. The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County works with many donors, just like Richard J. Weyhrich, to provide an opportunity to share their passions and lifestyles through personal and memorial scholarships.

The Community Foundation’s Senior Scholarship Program Associate, Angela Hollander, at 805-543-2323 or

About The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County is a grantmaking and education foundation supporting charitable work across our county. Since 1998, The Community Foundation has supported our county with grants and scholarships totaling almost $35 million. The Community Foundation’s charitable assets under management have grown to nearly $60 million and provide support to all aspects of our community in perpetuity. For more information, visit or call 805-543-2323.