The Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. today announced two scholarship recipients for 2018. Samuel Snelson, an incoming student at the University of California at Davis has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for his freshman year at UCD, and Diamond Xochitl Irene Echevarria, an incoming student at American River College has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship for her freshman year at ARC.

“Both Sam and Diamond had challenging childhoods, growing up in the foster care system,” said Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. President Dave Rosenberg. “Both overcame many significant obstacles. Sam and Diamond excelled in high school with extremely high GPA’s. We are delighted to make these awards to deserving, energetic young men and woman who intend to help others overcome adversity.”

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, persons must have grown up as orphans or foster youth, must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter college/university, must be U.S. citizens, must have attained at least a B+ average upon high school graduation, and must be accepted to an accredited institution.

The Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. scholarship fund was established to remember and honor Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovich. Triffle was a long-time active Odd Fellow and Annie was a long-time active Rebekah. They both worked hard to help orphans and foster youth, and this fund carries on their good works.

Application and nomination forms for the 2014 scholarships will be available on the home page of the Davis Lodge at

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