The engineering, environmental sciences, and computer technology disciplines require well-trained, well-educated staff. To support the development of qualified candidates in these careers, VESTRA Resources Inc. has sponsored scholarships to students in our community since 2003.  


Annually, VESTRA awards scholarships to local high school students or continuing college students in the fields of math, natural or physical sciences, technologies, and related areas of study.

These career areas reflect the discipline requirements for the types of projects completed by VESTRA. The scholarships are open to high school graduates who will be attending an accredited 4-year college or university, students transferring from a 2-year or junior college program to a 4-year accredited college or university, and continuing students at 4-year accredited colleges or universities in the fields of math, natural or physical sciences, technologies, and related areas of study. 

The VESTRA scholarship program is merit based. The purpose is to recognize and assist outstanding young high school graduates and college undergraduates. Awards are based on academic performance, leadership, and career interest. Preference is given to students that have completed either calculus or statistics, or other advanced classes in math and science. The scholarship program is limited to residents of Shasta County and does not apply to students who will be attending 2-year or junior college programs. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.5 as a graduating senior and continuing college student. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply in order to compete for an additional year.


Beau Forest
University Preparatory School

Christopher Huebner
University Preparatory School

Mariah Maier
Fall River Mills High School

Melia Matthews
University Preparatory School


Seth Evanhoe
Enterprise High School

Matthew Hatter
University Preparatory School

Sarah Perrine
Enterprise High School

Chasey Semer
Burney Jr. Sr. High School

Liam Twight
Anderson Union High School

Erin Uncapher
Anderson Union High School

Ashly Valencia
Central Valley High School


Nathan Cramer
Shasta High School

Dylan Spooner
Burney Junior Senior High School

Logan Ryan
University Preparatory School

Colton Deaver
Enterprise High School


Daniel Davis
Anderson Union High School

Cambrey Knapp
Foothill High School

Lucas Urlie
Burney Junior Senior High School


Ryan Caster
Foothill High School/College Connection

Claire Pfeiffer
University Preparatory School

Lily Tanner
University Preparatory School