Helping students succeed

Kern Community Foundation manages scholarship funds that are awarded to graduating seniors from area high schools each year. Many of these scholarships are also renewable for college students. Some scholarships were started by families or individuals; others by businesses and organizations. All scholarships share one goal: helping young people reach their educational goals.

Collaboration with the Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation

Kern Community Foundation is awarding scholarship through the Future Leaders Scholarship, offered through the Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation.

The Future Leaders Scholarship is designed to aid graduating seniors who demonstrate financial need in attaining their goal of attending a community college or university. Students must begin attendance in Fall and carry a minimum of 12 quarter or semester units. This year approximately 50-100 scholarships will be awarded. All graduating seniors are invited to apply for this award.

Amount of the scholarships will be based on the studentsí Unmet need as determined by the financial aid office of the school that they will attend, so it is crucial for applicants to file their FAFSA by the March 2nd priority deadline. We strongly encourage all students, regardless of financial need, to apply.

Awards will be announced during the month of May.

For more information and to download the application, click here.

Scholarship Funds at Kern Community Foundation


Grants are made from these funds based on the criteria of individual scholarships, as established by the donor.


For more information about these scholarships contact us here.

If you are interested in starting a scholarship or education fund, we can help.