SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
More than $34,000 in scholarship grants are open to California high school and college students from the Friends of the California State Fair, which is accepting applications through March 8. A total of 27 scholarships will be awarded in a number of categories, including agriculture, animal science, arts, business, education, enology and viticulture, culinary and event planning, fair industry and international studies. Two awards are available to top students in nine counties in the Sacramento region, including Stanislaus and San Joaquin. All applicants also are eligible for the $5,000 outstanding candidate scholarship given by the Ironstone Concours d' Elegance.
DISABLED VETERANS TALK:
Army Lt. Col. Greg Penfield will speak at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31 meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at 1390 Broadway, Atwater. The moderator will be Wayne Stoops. Questions can be submitted in advance and will be answered at the meeting. Call (209) 358-1678.
FOOD VENDORS SOUGHT:
Merced County Parks and Recreation is looking for mobile food vendors interested in providing food to various parks and locations in the county for the upcoming season. Call (209) 385-7426 or go to www.co.merced.ca.us/bids.aspx