The Common Scholarship Application closes on
March 10, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Results from this scholarship competition will go out in May 2017.

STUDENTS: Click here to apply for scholarships.

Kern Community Foundation uses a Common Scholarship Application through our Online Scholarship Account. The application will be used for funds held and managed by the Foundation and for partner organizations. 

For more information or assistance, please contact Manager of Grants and Scholarships Alyse Braaten at 661.616.2605 or

Are you already receiving a scholarship from Kern Community Foundation? Access your account here


Scholarships - How to Get Them (Kern College Night 2016)
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Learn more about how Federal Financial Aid can make college more affordable here.

Personal Finance Tools for Students

  • Bank of America: Creating a Budget
  • Better Money Habits: Bank of America Personal Finance Education
  • Hands on Banking: A Video Series
  • Khan Academy: Finance and Capital Markets classes on Interest and Debt and Accounting and Financial Statements *these are more professional learning tools, but would be excellent for a student with academic propensity for economics or finance. 

More Scholarship Opportunities for Kern County Students

Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the Board of North Valley Bank in memory of Don Carter, who served as President and CEO of North Valley Bancorp and North Valley Bank from 1986 to 1997. The fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors in Northern California. In 2014, the fund became the Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund with the completed merger between North Valley Bancorp and Tri Counties Bank.  

The Tri Counties Bank Scholarship program seeks to advance higher education for community-minded students. Tri Counties Bank competitively awards $1,500 scholarships to students attending a 4-year college/university and $1,000 for those attending community college. Awards will be made to the college-bound, economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship – the three pillars of Tri Counties Bank’s mission to help to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our economically-disadvantaged youth.

Deadline March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm (PST)

Apply HERE