Mayor Harvey L. Hall's Scholarship Fund Keeps Students Focused on Academics
Investing in our leaders of tomorrow is among the greatest rewards one can give to our youth. When Mayor Harvey L. Hall first ran for office, he pledged to donate his entire Mayor’s salary to assist local students pursuing their college education. As a result, the Harvey L. Hall, Mayor’s Scholarship Fund was established through the Kern Community Foundation.
Over the past 12 years, Mayor Hall has awarded 249 scholarships totaling more than $208,000 in financial aid to young adults in our city.
Mayor Hall encourages others to join the growing community of donors who have established a charitable fund at Kern Community Foundation. The Foundation helps local donors and corporations to organize their charitable giving and achieve greater impact from their philanthropy.
Mayor Hall extends his appreciation to this year’s scholarship committee for their time and commitment in selecting this year’s recipients:
- Jewel Benoit
- Robertta Gafford
- John Hefner
- Linda Hood
- Rosalee Pogue
Announcing the 2013 Recipients of the Harvey L. Hall Mayor’s Scholarship Award
Bakersfield High School
Centennial High School
Eternity Preparation High School
Frontier High School
Jazmine Mejia Munoz
Independence High School
Liberty High School
Ridgeview High School
Stockdale High School
2013 Mayor's Trophy Award Recipient
Kathryn Cornford, Frontier High School
- Mayor Harvey L. Hall
- Angelo A. Haddad
- Doug Greener
- Tony Lacava
- John Surface
- Mark Wyatt
- Steve Holloway
Since its establishment in 1999, the Foundation has grown to hold more than 100 charitable funds with assets of more than $18 million, and has awarded more than $10 million in grants to improve Kern County’s quality of life. The Foundation accepts a wide range of assets such as: cash, appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, IRAs, partnership interests and bequests.
For more information about establishing a scholarship fund click here.
June 6, 2014