Helping Students Succeed

As part of the College Access initiative, Kern Community Foundation is dedicated to finding the most effective way to administer scholarships for local students. We currently manage scholarship funds that are awarded to graduating seniors from area high schools. Many of these scholarship are also renewable for continuing 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 education goals by closing the Funding Gap. 

Click here to read about our College Access initiative for more information on our scholarship philosophy. 

Kern Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application

Launching in 2015, Kern Community Foundation will use its Common Scholarship Application. The application will be used for funds held and managed by the Foundation and for partner organizations.

Apply on our Online Scholarship Portal. Applications will become available on January 15, 2015. 

Scholarship Funds at Kern Community Foundation

Scholarship grants are made from these funds based on the criteria of individual scholarships, as established by the donor and processed by the Common Scholarship Application.

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

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