Betty B. Albright Memorial Scholarship
The Betty B. Albright Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by her family to commemorate her contributions to the Bakersfield community as a social worker and to acknowledge those traits and qualities that made her special to her many friends and family. Betty Albright was a native of North Carolina who moved to California with her family during World War II. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1948 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and moved to Bakersfield almost immediately thereafter. Betty was married to Roy Albright and she and her husband of 40 years raised their two children in Bakersfield. Betty worked for the Kern County Welfare Department as a social worker and social services supervisor for 22 years. She retired in 1980 and was well respected by her co-workers and clients alike. Betty Albright believed in the value of having an education and the value of hard work. She also believed that people needed to be self-reliant and responsible for themselves. She assumed the role of a working mother in the early 1950s, an unusual role for that time. Betty had a very dry sense of humor, which was quite entertaining to her friends and family. She was active in a bridge club for over 20 years, loved cats and dogs, made famous chocolate chip cookies, and enjoyed periodic escapes to las Vegas. Through this scholarship, the Albright family seeks to honor the memory of their wife and mother in assisting students who may exhibit qualities of Betty B. Albright.
Award Criteria: Upper-division student majoring in Sociology; minimum 3.0 GPA (2.75 if working full-time); strong work-ethic; resident of Kern County.