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Not everyone is a stellar student, and like many, Jake found school challenging. Once he reached high school, Jake was fortunate to discover a few compassionate, amazing teachers, who sparked his innate desire for knowledge, and nurtured a determination to take advantage of what education had to offer.

Our scholarships are designed for high school seniors, exclusively in the Santa Clarita Valley, with a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.4. If you are committed to furthering your education, we welcome you to fill out a scholarship application by clicking on the link above.

Applications must be received by the second Monday in March.


Blake Adams Rose Stein-Wendt Victor Mere
Fatima Elias
Jaqueline Jimeniz
Sylvia Garcia
Sandra Flores





Our Mission Statement

The Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides support to young people with assistance and scholarships in the Santa Clarita Valley. 

“My Mountain...My Backyard...My Domain,” Jacob Zamora 1984-2003

A group of Jacob’s family and friends, including the Oak Tree Gun Club, decided to hold it’s first annual shoot in 2004 to honor Jacob’s extraordinary life.  In only 19 years, Jacob touched many hearts with kindness and a vibrant personality.

Through the success of the Jacob Zamora Memorial Shoot our mission has grown in the past decade. Currently our donations not only support CHP Explorers Post 540, here in the Santa Clarita Valley, but we also provide scholarships to deserving seniors graduating from our local high schools.

In Jacob’s short, but remarkable, life, he’d achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and dreamed of becoming a CHP officer. In other ways, Jacob was just an ordinary young man, with the common struggles many young people face. Therefore, our scholarships aren't geared toward serving the highest academic achievers in our valley, but to help dedicated students achieve their educational goals.

We believe Jacob is watching the work we do in his name. The Foundation is committed to help young women and men in our community make their own dreams become a reality.