Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Honors Fallbrook Grads With Scholarships

Accomplished and ambitious students from across the region will head this fall to colleges around California and throughout the country, bolstered by Diego Scholarship Foundation scholarships. Together, the recipients share $62,000 in monetary awards.

Marisa Monasterio, Fallbrook; $2,500 Zable Foundation 4-H Scholarship; Belmont University, Music Business

Mallory Sehnert, Fallbrook; $2,000 Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication

Jordan Reyburn, Fallbrook; $1,000 Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship; Cal Poly Humboldt, Fisheries Biology

Taylor Michalke, Fallbrook; $1,000 Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship; Palomar College, Veterinary Medicine

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation was named for Don Diego, AKA Tom Hernandez, who served as the Fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947-1984. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has awarded  $1,338,844 in scholarships to 383 students and in agriculture education grants. More information is at and