Two scholarships are currently sponsored by the Friends
of the Descanso Library. To see names of recent recipients, please go to the
The annual Molly Jean Featheringill scholarship
One of our goals is tohelp some of our graduating seniors with their
higher education. We believe this scholarship is a very
worthwhile cause and are pleased to continue this project. We give
at least one annual scholarship of $1,000. Since we started this program in
2009, we have given scholarships to twelve deserving high school seniors.
In 2013, the scholarship was named after one of our founding members,
Mollie Jean Featheringill. She was
instrumental in getting the new library built as well as our three
additions, and was consistently on the board as officer or chairperson
until she retired in 2013.
The annual Shirley Somes Continuation scholarship
One of our goals is to to help some of our local adults with their higher
education. Sometimes it only takes a little help to keep someone started
on the road to success. We believe the scholarship is another worthwhile
cause and are pleased to continue this project annually. We give
at least one annual scholarship of $500. This year, we gave two scholarships to continuing students.
2018 was the first year that this scholarship was offered. Shirley Somes
staunch supporter and chairman of the original scholarship committee for