Hilmar Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Hilmar

Hilmar Area Scholarships

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Jane Evans-Vilas Scholarship

Modesto Junior College

$1,000 January 31, 2020 See Details

Jane Evans-Vilas Scholarship

Modesto Junior College

award

$1,000

deadline

January 31, 2020
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Marjorie H. Bright Scholarship

Modesto Junior College

Up to $1,000 January 31, 2020 See Details

Marjorie H. Bright Scholarship

Modesto Junior College

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

January 31, 2020
See Details

About

Hilmar (formerly Hillmar) is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located 4.25 miles (6.8 km) west-southwest of Delhi, at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m). For census purposes, Hilmar is aggregated with nearby communities into the census-designated place Hilmar-Irwin, California.[year needed] Hilmar began as a colony of Swedish immigrants in 1917. The first post office opened in 1920. It is the home of the Hilmar Cheese Company which was founded in 1984 and began production in 1985.

Hilmar was the southernmost station of the Tidewater Southern Railway. The line terminating in the town was considered the main line of the railroad and was projected to continue south toward Fresno or Bakersfield until the mid-1930s. The line into Hilmar was abandoned in the late 1950s.

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