Kern Community Foundation manages more than 20 scholarship funds.  We strongly believe that scholarships provide an opportunity to acknowledge and support the hard work and community involvement of local students.  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 of our scholarship resources through one simple application.

STUDENTS: Click here to apply for scholarships.

For more information or assistance, please contact Britny Boos, Scholarship Coordinator, at 661.616.2605 or

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

Special Scholarship Opportunities
through Kern Community Foundation

David Moore Agricultural Scholarship - Kern County high school students only. 

Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship - Student athletes from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest.

Maya Cinemas Make a Difference ScholarshipKern County high school students attending full-time only.

Nickel Family Scholarship for Agricultural Education - Kern, Merced, Kings, Tulare, and Fresno County students. 

Peter Anthony Catholic Education Fund - Kern students attending or planning to enroll in a WASC accredited K-12 Catholic school within Kern County. Deadline is July 31st.

More Scholarship Opportunities for Kern County Students

Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

PG&E's Better Together Giving Program STEM Scholarships   
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