The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation (RCSF) was established in 1966 to recognize student achievement and to support the pursuit of higher education of students in the Redlands Unified School District.

 

RCSF manages donated funds and facilitates the selection and distribution of scholarships to graduating students at Redlands High School, Redlands East Valley High School,  Citrus Valley High School, Orangewood High School, Grove High School, Redlands eAcademy, and Redlands Adult School. In 2020 RCSF and its donors presented 437 scholarships for a total of $372,000.  

Most RCSF scholarship recipients participate in school in various ways, including club activities, student government, athletics, AP classes, speech, music, and theater. Many recipients also volunteer their time and talent within the city and surrounding areas to make Redlands a stronger community.

The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation is grateful for the generous, ongoing support of community service clubs and groups, PTA organizations of many elementary and secondary schools, and dozens of individual donors who have created endowments, memorial scholarships, or special awards. 

We are proud to be part of a generous community that values education and also supports students and families in the Redlands Unified School District. 

 

For information on becoming a donor or making a donation, please contact RCSF Operations Coordinator Pamela Bibo at: rcsfawards@gmail.com

Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3): Federal Tax ID: 23-7018411

Board Members

 

 

 

Sue Wallace: President

Sue Wallace is a retired high school social studies teacher.  Sue came to Redlands in 1986 having taught in Oklahoma for 15 years.  She taught at Redlands High School from 1986-1997 and then helped to open Redlands East Valley High School where she served as the social studies chairperson from 1997 until she retired in 2007.  Sue received her B.A. degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and a M.A. in history and Master of Social Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.  She began serving on the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation in 2013.  Sue has served as Vice-President and President of the RCSF.  She is actively involved in the American Association of University Women Redlands Branch and the California Retired Teachers Association.

 

Fred Woolley: Treasurer

Fred Woolley grew up with many mentors in his life. He sees joining the board of RCSF as an opportunity to serve in the same role and use his skills as a financial advisor to help continue to grow the organization’s assets and share in  the joy of seeing students receive scholarships for their future goals.  

 

Barbara Krause: Secretary 

Barbara Krause, former counselor at Redlands East Valley High School, currently serves as the RCSF secretary and also coordinates the scoring and selection committees. At REV she worked closely with RCSF in facilitating the scholarship process, and she attended board meetings for several years as the REV liaison. She officially joined the RCSF Board after her retirement in 2014. Barbara began her career at Redlands High in 1979 and taught English, German, and ESL. She transferred to REV when it opened in 1997 and became a guidance counselor in 2002. She is proud to serve an organization whose primary purpose is to award scholarships to worthy and talented students in the Redlands Unified School District.

Christina Rivera: Immediate Past President

Christina Rivera has served on the RCSF Board for six years and is the 2020-21 Board President.  Previous to RCSF, Christina was a principal in the Redlands Unified School District for twelve years, an administrator for a total of twenty-six years, and a teacher for ten years.  As a principal, Christina was very grateful for the Foundation’s facilitation of the scholarship process that enabled RUSD students to fill out one application to apply for multiple scholarships, a service she had never seen in other districts.  In retirement, Christina dabbles in photography and serves the educational community by participating on WASC school accreditation teams and in Redlands in several community service groups.  Christina enjoys spending time with her loved ones and attempting to keep up with her grandchildren. 

 

Ann Leonard: RCSF Board Member

Ann Leonard is a retired teacher from Redlands Unified School District teaching 36 years at Cope, Moore, RHS, and REV. She started the Career Center at REV in 1997-98 which included educating students about careers, colleges, and scholarships. In 1998 she joined the RCSF board and has served as president, on the scoring committee, and on the selection committee. She believes that RCSF is valuable because it gives our students scholarships that help them reach their college goals which prepares them for their career goals.  RUSD students who earn these scholarships deserve this wonderful reward for all their hard work and achievements. 

 

David Belk: RCSF Board Member: 

David Belk was a teacher in Redlands for 35 years (1973-2008).  He taught Social Studies at Moore Junior High School, Redlands High School, and Redlands East Valley High School.  As long as he can remember he has always had a desire to be a teacher.   After retiring, he was encouraged by several people to join the board of RCSF. It is a great way to contribute to the students of the community of Redlands.

Susan Shodahl: RCSF Board Member

Dr. Susan Shodahl, a third-year RCSF board member, is a retired San Bernardino Valley College psychology professor and Crafton Hills College administrator.  Having been involved in scholarship programs offered by the American Association of University Women and Soroptimist International of Redlands, she is pleased to continue the effort to encourage and facilitate the achievement of the higher education goals of our students through the work of the RCSF.

 

Valerie Williamson: RCSF Board Member

Valerie grew up in Redlands, attending Mariposa Elementary, Moore Junior High, and Redlands High School. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, along with a Teaching Credential from the University of Redlands.  She spent nearly twenty years working as an aerospace systems analyst for Northrop Grumman, and she is currently in her twenty-second year teaching mathematics at Redlands High School.  She has been an RCSF board member for the last ten years.  She enjoys rewarding Redlands’ students with scholarships for their academic achievements, particularly since it lightens their financial burden in their quest to further their education.

 

Larry Munz: RCSF Board Member

Larry was born in Prescott AZ. He moved to Redlands in 1950 when his father became the principal at Redlands Junior High. He graduated from Redlands Senior High in 1958. He then attended Oregon State University majoring in industrial arts education and graduated in 1962. He earned a Masters Degree from the University of Redlands in 1971. After teaching industrial arts in San Bernardino and Redlands for 8 years he moved in to coordinating and directing vocational education programs in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Redlands Regional Occupational Programs for 20 years. In 1990, he became a general contractor and retired in 2002. He has served on the Board of The Museum of Redlands, Kimberly-Shirk Association, Redlands Conservancy Association, Redlands Area Historical Society, Redlands Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation, Redlands Kiwanis Club and currently on the Board of The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation. His father was a founding member of the RCSF.

 

Cindy Brand: RCSF Board Member

After working at the University of Redlands in the 1980s, Cindy Brand began her education career at Redlands East Valley High School, mostly teaching grade 12 English.  She served five years as grade level coordinator which included serving on various district curriculum committees.  Her time at the University of Redlands gave her insight into post-high school curriculum, helping her guide students with their choices of schools and in applying for scholarships.  Cindy became familiar with the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation through walking many of her students through the application process.  Cindy is honored to be able to bring these experiences to the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation.

 

Michael Munoz: RCSF Board Member

Michael Muñoz is a lifelong resident of Redlands and a product of the Redlands Unified School District.  He is a retired teacher and administrator of RUSD and has served on the RCSF Board for several years. 

Pat Kohlmeier: RCSF Board Member

Pat Kohlmeier joined the RCSF Board in 2020. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University Pomona and recently retired from a 20-year career in university advancement with the University of Redlands and UC Riverside. She served as a member of the Board of Education for the Redlands Unified School District for 20 years, is a past PTA leader in the district, and currently serves on the board of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. All three of her children graduated from RUSD schools. She and her family established the Christopher Kohlmeier Memorial Scholarship with RCSF in 2001 in memory of their oldest son. 


Staff

Pamela Bibo, RCSF Operations Manager

Pamela has worked with RCSF since 2009 handling the administrative processes as well as scholarship coordination. Her oldest children are proud graduates of Redlands High School.  Her husband, Kevin Bibo, taught at RHS for 17 years.  Pamela is most proud of the many lives that are positively affected by the scholarships presented in the community by RCSF and their generous donors.  Pamela enjoys working with the donors and students to ensure that the scholarship process runs smoothly for all involved.