Leon S. Peters Scholarship
The late Leon S. Peters was a dynamic figure in the business, cultural, and civic life of Fresno. He was
born on a farm in southeast Fresno and served as president and general manager of Valley Foundry and Machine Works. Mr. Peters was involved in numerous causes and projects over the years, including making Fresno Community Hospital one of the area’s major health care institutions.
Mr. Peters was a strong supporter of education, as evidenced by his serving on the advisory boards of San Joaquin College of Law; California State University, Fresno; and his support of students through numerous grants and scholarships.
The Leon S. Peters Honors Scholarship provides support for exceptional Clovis Community College students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and exemplify Mr. Peters’ strong belief in the importance of quality education.