Scholarships

Apply Here!  Deadline to apply to our 2017 scholarships is March 2nd.

Check out a preview of the application and how to apply here.

Whether established to honor or memorialize a loved one, to recognize a specific academic institution, or to support a particular field of study, Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Funds provide benefits to students that affect their lives and our community today and for future generations.

Online Applications

The Community Foundation uses an online application process for those scholarships funds that accept applications through the Foundation office. In order to apply, all applicants must be residents of Stanislaus County.

If there are any questions please feel free to contact scholar@stanislauscf.org.

We are proud to administer the following Scholarship Funds:
 SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT CRITERIA
AWARD AMOUNT
SELECTION CRITERIA
Arthur T. & Corinne K. Shields Scholarship (2003)
Open to students who meet the needs-based qualifications.
$1,000 Apply online through SCF
Diane Bava Amador Scholarship
Sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates, this scholarship is open to current or former Modesto City Schools District students.
$1,000 Apply online through SCF
Dr. Grant E. & Colleen Bare Scholarship (2012)
Open to current MJC students or graduating Stanislaus County high school seniors who plan to attend Modesto Junior College before attending a four-year education program in the field of sciences, medical sciences, and/or mathematics.
 $1,000- $5,000 Apply online through SCF

Dr. Larry Cooke Memorial Scholarship (2004)
Sponsored by the San Joaquin Norte Dame Club, this scholarship is open to students admitted or enrolled at the University of Notre Dame or another Catholic university and who plans to pursue an education in the field of medicine.
$500 Apply online through SCF

Edward T. Taylor, Jr. Perpetual Memorial Scholarship (2003)
In honor of the Modesto High School Class of 1938, this scholarship is open to current or former students of Modesto High School who meet general qualifications.
$500 Apply online through SCF


First Tee of Central Valley (2006)
Open to members of The First Tee program who have been active for at least 3 years prior to applying for this scholarship and who meets general qualifications.
 $2,000 Apply online through SCF


James McClatchy Scholarship (2013)
Open to past or current employees of the Modesto Bee or their children or grandchildren (must have been an employee for at least 5 years).
$3,500 Apply online through SCF


Jane Wynne Wooley Scholarship (2013)
 Open to English Language Learners who demonstrate a financial need.
$1,500 Apply online through SCF

Judy Wiegman Scholarship (2005)
This scholarship is open to students who are attending higher education institutions and are deemed by the school district to be physically handicapped.
$1,000 Apply online through SCF

Pat Maciel Lubeck Perpetual Memorial Scholarship  (2005)
Sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage, this scholarship is open to current or former female students of Modesto High School who are pursuing an education in the field of business or computer science and also demonstrates a financial need.
$1,000 Apply online through SCF


The Modesto High School Alumni Scholarship (2011)
Open to seniors who are graduating from Modesto High School and have at least one parent who works full-time in agriculture.
 $1,000 Not accepting applications in 2016

Virginia Azevedo Memorial Scholarship (2005)
Sponsored by Ambeck Mortgage Associates, this scholarship is open to current or former female students of Modesto High School who are pursuing an education in the field of medicine and demonstrates a financial need.
$1,000 Apply online through SCF


Beyer High School Scholarship (2005)
Open to Beyer High School seniors involved in varsity athletics during junior and senior years. See additional requirements at Beyer High School Financial Aid office.  $500 Apply through the high school's general application process.
Chiton Society Scholarship (2006)
Open to women who are graduates of Grace M. Davis High School, enrolled in an accredited higher education institution, and entering the "helping profession" (i.e. nursing, medicine, teaching, social services, etc.).
 $1,000 Apply online through SCF
Gemperle Family Farms (2016)
Open to Children and grandchildren of current employees of Gemperle Family Farms.
$1000-$3000 Apply online through SCF
Don Hendricks Memorial FFA Scholarship (2011)
Open to graduating Oakdale High School students who plan to pursue an education in the field of agriculture.  $500 Apply through the high school's general application process.
Martella Family Scholarship (2016)
Open to Children and grandchildren of current employees of Martella Family Farms and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
$1000-$4000 Apply online through SCF
Melinda Nielsen Family Scholarship (2013)
Open to current seniors or graduates of Gregori High School and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
$1000-$2500 Apply online through SCF
Modesto Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Open to students who meet general qualifications.
 $3,000 Applications are not being accepted this year.
Oakdale,Riverbank, Escalon (ORE) AAUW Scholarship (2009)
Open to female students enrolled in an accredited higher education institutions.
   
Ryan Dickerson Scholarship (2007)
Open to deserving Modesto High School students who embody the heart and spirit of Ryan Dickerson. Participation in the International Baccalaureate program is a preference.
 $1,000 Apply online through SCF
The Sammy Jenkins Math Scholarship (2009)
Open to outstanding math students who attended Davis High School  $1,500 Apply through the high school's general application process.
Stanislaus Futures Scholarship (2016)
Open to graduating seniors from Central Valley High, Ceres High, Johansen High, Patterson High, Riverbank High, Turlock High, and Waterford High who demonstrate financial need.  Tiered based on institution. Apply online through SCF.
Trinitas Farming Community Scholarship (2016)
Established to help fund higher education for farmers and agriculture workers within Stanislaus County, as well as their children and grandchildren.  $1,000-$5,000 Apply online through SCF
Trinitas Farming Scholarship (2016)
Open to Trinitas Farming employees, children and grandchildren of Trinitas Farming employees, Trinitas Farming vendors, children and grandchildren of Trinitas Farming vendors.  $1,000-$5,000 Apply online through SCF
Leroy Cunningham Memorial Scholarship/The Ray Baltz Memorial Scholarship (2004)
Open to Ceres High School students who meet general qualifications.  $2,000 Apply through the high school's general application process.
Evelyn A. Hanshaw Scholarship Fund (2007)
To provide financial support for qualified students who attended Evelyn Hanshaw Middle School. Tiered based on academic institution (up to $6,000)

Other Stanislaus County Scholarships:
Stanislaus County Bar Association
Open to graduating seniors from Stanislaus County high schools.
$1,000
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