Two Kern County families who lost daughters in the Las Vegas shooting last October, will be able to honor their loved ones through scholarship funds.
On Friday, the Kern Community Foundation will present each family of Bailey Schweitzer and Kelsey Meadows with a $10,000 check.
The Schweitzer family set up the Bailey Schweitzer Memorial Scholarship at Centennial High School, her alma mater. Schweitzer played volleyball and was a part of the cheer team during her time at CHS. She graduated in 2015.
The family of Meadows setup a scholarship fund at Taft Union High School, where she graduated and was a substitute teacher. Meadows’ mom Stacy says 11 scholarships were distributed in 2018 in Kelsey’s honor so this check will allow them to continue the tradition of helping Taft students achieve their goals and follow their dreams.
The money was raised during the “Day of Remembrance” fundraiser outside the KGET studios on October 25. In total, the community helped raise a total of $46,200.
Kern County residents who are victims and survivors of the Las Vegas tragedy are invited to provide general contact information using Kern Community Foundation’s online automated platform. Simply go to kernfoundation.org/grants and click on the “Apply Here” button in the “Special Assistance for Victims and Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy” section. Once the information is submitted, KCF will provide individuals with the protocols governing the distribution of resources.