Applications are now being accepted for

The Bill Campos “Hazlo” Scholarship is made available by the family and friends of William “Billy” Campos who was dedicated to helping youth achieve their potential despite disparities or challenges that may exist in their lives.

Bill Campos was born in East Los Angeles; he grew up in Vallejo and South Central Los Angeles. Without family support he eventually dropped out of High School and was later drafted to serve his country in Vietnam. He earned his GED, attended Radio Teletype School and with his “GI Bill” was able to graduate from Sacramento State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He had a very successful career in the California Youth Authority, which later became the California Division of Juvenile Justice. He was a Parole Agent at the Youth Training School in Chino, at Compton Parole, at Preston School of Industry, at Oakland Parole and at Sacramento Parole. He also worked for the Office of Criminal Justice Planning and he later became the Deputy Compact Administrator for Interstate Parole and Probation in California and retired working for the Youthful Offender Parole Board. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran, a member of the Sacramento VFW Post 67 and marched with the Honor Guard in many of the Veterans Day parades. He never forgot where he came from and he continued to mentor youth through the Sacramento City College Puente Program and served on the Board of several community organizations.

Bill had a zest for life and despite the disparities and hardships he endured as a youth, he always maintained a happy and fun loving attitude with a bit of mischief. He was never too busy to help others and asked very little for himself. He loved his family more than anything; his wife, four children and his grandchildren were the center of his world. He was a true friend to many and a beacon of strength, resilience and kindness. His bright light was taken unexpectedly on September 3, 2018.

Through this scholarship his family and friends hope to help other youth reach their inner potential and achieve their goals, so that his legacy of helping others will live on.

Deadline is Extended to – October 15, 2019

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