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.

The common scholarship application closes on March 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Results from this scholarship competition will be made public in May 2017. For more information or assistance, please contact Manager of Grants and Scholarships Alyse Braaten 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. Deadline March 10th.

Derek Brown Memorial Scholarship - Student athletes from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest. Deadline March 24th.

Maya Cinemas Make a Difference ScholarshipKern County high school students attending full-time only. Deadline March 31st.

Nickel Family Scholarship for Agricultural Education - Kern, Merced, Kings, Tulare, and Fresno County students. Deadline March 10th.

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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Scholarships 101 

Scholarships - How to Get Them (Kern College Night 2016)
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Learn more about how Federal Financial Aid can make college more affordable here.