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

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2024
Contact: Andrea Howell


Anderson, CA – The Sierra Pacific Foundation is awarding over $571,000 in scholarships to 189 students as they attend colleges, universities, and trade schools during the 2024-2025 school year.

“As a family we are honored to invest in the future of these students,” said Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, Sierra Pacific Foundation President. “The Foundation remains committed to invest in the leaders of tomorrow and the generations that follow.”

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 $10 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 2023, the Foundation contributed nearly $1.7 million to organizations in our local communities.