Fund Details
Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship
Award Amount


County: Siskiyou County

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Graduating from a Siskiyou County High School OR attending College of the Siskiyous
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Planning to major in, or show a strong interest in, police or fire science. 
This scholarship was established in memory of Matt Solus, the son of Fred & Elouise Solus of Yreka. Matt was a victim of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Although Matt was on a heart transplant list, he succumbed to the disease at the age of 22. Matt was a 1997 graduate of Yreka High School. The Solus Family were pioneers in Siskiyou County, having first moved there in 1850. Matt was a member of the Explorer Program with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department and had a strong interest in law enforcement and fire science. The scholarship supports students in Siskiyou County pursuing careers in fire science or law enforcement.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Miriam Leal at