Educational Support

Backcountry Communities Thriving supports the local Julian high school students through scholarships and by seeking grants to allow students to gain access to school supplies, advanced placement classes and other educational needs. Please contact us to support this program.

Dave Walton Memorial Scholarship

The Dave Walton Memorial Scholarship is offered by the nonprofit organization, Backcountry Communities Thriving. Dave was an instrumental community member loved by many in Julian. With his diverse background and skills, Dave was always ready to jump in to lend a helping hand. The scholarship will reward one student who can describe his or her goal to give back to the Julian community after high school. In an essay, the applicant must answer the question: “How will your plans for the future give back/support the Julian community?” Visit the Scholarships page to apply.

Bobbi Green Memorial Scholarship

The Bobbi Green Memorial Scholarship was originally provided by the Julian Triangle Club. When the Julian Triangle Club dissolved, BCT was entrusted with the task of carrying on the legacy of the scholarship. Roberta "Bobbi" Hatheway Green was a long-time Julian resident who was an integral part of the Triangle Club's famous Melodramas. Mrs. Green also served as the Julian Chamber of Commerce president, the Triangle Club president, the 2011 Julian Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal and various positions in community clubs and organizations. BCT is proud to continue to provide this scholarship for Julian high school seniors. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who will be attending college/trade school pursuing a career in nursing, theater arts, ranching or trade. Visit the Scholarships page to apply.