Shawn Knutson Scholarship Award

Fairmount PTA is privileged to announce the availability of a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Mrs. Shawn Knutson. Mrs. Knutson finished her career where she started as a Fairmount Falcon. She loved working with children and served as Fairmont’s principal before passing away from Small Cell Cervical Cancer in 2012. This scholarship, administered by the Fairmount Falcon Elementary PTA and Shawn Knutson Scholarship Foundation, will recognize outstanding achievement or school participation by one or more senior at one of our comprehensive high schools.

Please distribute the attached application to deserving student candidates as well as all educators on your campus. Below are detailed scholarship qualifications and requirements:

Application Eligibility:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Enrolled in a Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District comprehensive High School.
  • Participated in one or more school programs (athletics, band, drama, ASB, clubs, etc.) for four years.
  • Fairmont Falcon graduate.
  • Plan on continuing their education by attending a 2- or 4-year college or university.
  • Complete and return the attached application form by April 11, 2018.


  • One $1,000 scholarship to be awarded for a graduating student.
  • Winners will be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony.


  • Applicants will be judged on their contributions to their school’s programs as well as their academic excellence.


Complete and return the attached application form by April 11, 2018 to:

Shawn Knutson Scholarship
Fairmont Elementary School PTA
Attn: Christina McCormick
5241 Fairmont Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Winner chosen in the month of May. Announcement of winner at school’s Senior Awards Night.

Click Here to Apply for the Shawn Knutson Scholarship