Kern Community Foundation’s College Scholarship Application Period for graduating Kern high school seniors is usually open from December 1 through March 1. To apply for a School Year 2022-23 Scholarship Opportunity, come back between 12/1/2021 and 3/1/2022 and use the “Apply Now” button below.

Regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what you hope to become, as long as you are graduating from a Kern County high school, financial support from our wide range of scholarship opportunities can be the springboard to help you fulfill your educational goals.

One Application – Dozens of Opportunities

Kern Community Foundation manages more than two dozen scholarship funds. Community stakeholders have created these scholarships to honor their loved ones, to support higher education, and to foster the improvement of students as they pursue their diverse ambitions. Students have access to all our scholarship resources through one simple application.

If you have a 2.0 or higher GPA, and are a senior graduating from high school, we encourage you to apply. With one simple online application, you will be considered for dozens of scholarships, many of which have renewal opportunities. You do not need to decide in advance which scholarship you are applying for. Just submit the best application you can and we will handle the rest.

Another Perk: Individualized Attention through our College Success Program!

Every student who is awarded a scholarship from Kern Community Foundation takes part in our College Success Program. Here they are provided Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Transcript Review and Accountability, and Coordination with Financial Aid Offices. Additionally, each student will have a Personal Growth Project where we encourage them to go beyond academics and explore topics that will help ensure rewarding personal and professional lives.

For additional information, please visit our College Resources page or write to us at info@kernfoundation.org. Please also help us spread the word by downloading and sharing Kern Community Foundation Scholarship Flyer. 

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Already a Kern Community Foundation Scholarship Recipient? To access your account, click on the “Log In” button below.

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For more information or assistance, please contact Angie Griffith at 661.325.5346 or Angela@kernfoundation.org.
Si tiene preguntas en español, favor de llamar y hablar con Louis Medina al número, 661.325.5346.


 

Special Scholarship Opportunities through Kern Community Foundation

To apply for any of these special scholarship opportunities, simply click on the “Apply Here” button to access our Common Scholarship Application.

David Moore Agricultural Scholarship Fund

The David Moore Agricultural Scholarship Fund (“Fund”) was established in 2005 in memory of David Moore. The permanently endowed scholarship fund provides academic support to graduates of Kern County high schools who wish to pursue a career in agriculture. The current chair of the Fund’s Scholarship Committee is John Moore III, David Moore’s grandson.

The Fund provides financial assistance to students who are U.S. citizens, and graduates of a Kern County high school who demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and who wish to pursue a career in agriculture. Students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application

Nickel Family Scholarship for Agricultural Education

The Nickel Family Scholarship for Agricultural Education (“Fund”) was established in 2015 by Adele Nickel, on behalf of the Nickel Family and the Nickel Family Trust. The permanently endowed scholarship fund provides academic support to Central Valley students interested in Agriculture.

The Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students who are U.S. citizens, residents or former residents and high school graduates of Kern, Merced, Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties of California. Eligible students must have an interest in production agriculture and/or a career in farming or agribusiness. Students must demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to pursue a higher education. The scholarship is available to students admitted to community colleges, and public and private colleges and universities, including accredited technical schools. Students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application.

Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund (“Fund”) was established in 2016 to preserve the legacy of Derek Brown. The permanent endowed scholarship fund provides academic support to student athletes from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest, California.

The Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to student athletes who are U.S. citizens, residents or former residents and graduates of Sherman E. Burroughs High School and demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The scholarship is available to students admitted to community colleges, and public and private colleges and universities, including accredited technical schools. Students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application.

The Caratan Family Scholarship Fund

The Caratan Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2018. The permanently endowed scholarship fund provides academic support to graduates of Kern County high schools who wish to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics).

The Fund provides financial assistance to students who are U.S. citizens, residents, or former residents and graduates of a Kern County high school and demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a Stem related field. Selection is based on financial need, as well as a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application.


Peter Anthony Catholic Education Fund Scholarship for K-12 Catholic Education

The Peter Anthony Catholic Education Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide tuition assistance to qualifying students for a Catholic education in Kern County.

This scholarship opportunity is open to students/families who fulfill the following criteria:

    • Active and practicing Catholics as verified by the parish pastor
    • Demonstrate financial need as verified by Kern Community Foundation
    • Attend or plan to enroll in a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)-accredited K-12 Catholic school in Kern County
    • Complete the Peter Anthony Catholic Education Scholarship application through Kern Community Foundation with all materials by the deadline.
    • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Check back with us in July of 2021 for 2021-2022 school year opportunities.

For more information or assistance, please contact Angie Griffith at 661.325.5346 or write to Angela@kernfoundation.org.
Si tiene preguntas en español, favor de llamar al número 661.325.5346 y preguntar por Louis Medina.

Check back in July of 2021


 

More Scholarship Opportunities for Kern County Students

Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund Information
Tri Counties Bank Scholarship Flyer with Qualifying Criteria and Online Application URL

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Scholarships 101

Scholarship Presentation

Learn more about how Federal Financial Aid can make college more affordable here.

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