Gregson Foundation Awards Five Scholarships at Annual Meeting

Edwin J. Gregson Foundation

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation awarded 25 students–including five for the current 2022/23 school year–academic scholarships during the organization's annual board meeting held Dec. 2. The five new students, who attend a variety of schools including the University of California at Davis, were awarded a total of $23,000.

The new scholarship recipients join the 20 students already in the program and who were given continuing grants for the current year. Those students, who are studying at such universities as Cornell, Iowa State, the University of Oklahoma, Stanford, Tulane, and UCLA, were given a total of $164,000.

During the meeting, the foundation also added longtime owner Bill Strauss to its board of directors. Strauss is probably best known for his ownership interests in Grade I winners Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow), Turbulent Descent (Congrats) and Mizdirection (Mizzen Mast). Professionally, Strauss has been involved with Shari's Berries and Pro Flowers, and he and his brother, Jeffrey, own the Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, across the street from Del Mar racetrack.

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, named in memory of the late trainer Edwin J. Gregson, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to develop programs to benefit and enhance the quality of life of California thoroughbred horse racing's backstretch workers and their family members.

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