P.O. Box 496028
Redding, CA 96049-6028

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2023
Contact: Andrea Howell


Anderson, CA – The Sierra Pacific Foundation is awarding over $521,000 in scholarships to 169 students as they attend colleges, universities, and trade schools during the 2023-2024 school year.

“It is both an honor and a privilege for our family to continue to offer this ongoing support for these students,” said Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, Foundation President. “We remain committed to helping and to investing in tomorrow’s leaders and in the generations to come.”

The Sierra Pacific Foundation grants scholarships to qualified, dependent children of Sierra Pacific Industries’ employees. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for four years, with some granted a fifth year based on their school and finalizing their undergraduate degree or trade school program.

The Sierra Pacific Foundation is the philanthropic organization founded by the Emmerson family in 1979. Over those years, it has donated over $9.3 million dollars in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the Foundation contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates. In 2022, the Foundation contributed over $5 million to organizations in our local communities.