Scholarship Application

About the Paul (Doc) and Jean Chaffee Memorial Scholarship

Deadline March 1, 2018

The Paul (Doc) and Jean memorial scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are interested in the life sciences, in particular, the study of zoology, biology, or pre-vet. The applicant will have shown extraordinary academic growth, community involvement, school participation, and financial need. It is also open to applicants wanting to continue their education and is enrolled in a program leading to employment. The Award is between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars.

Your application will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 60% Grade point improvement in grades 9-12
  • 25% Community and School activities
  • 15% Financial Need


  • Dr. Paul S. Chaffee was the longtime director of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and passed away in 1990. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo was re-named in 1990 in honor of Doc and his love for animals.

    About the James B. McClatchy 25 Year Club Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2018

    James B. McClatchy was a four-generation family owner of The McClatchy Company, which publishes The Fresno Bee. His father, Carlos McClatchy, was the first editor of The Fresno Bee when it was founded in 1922. James devoted his life to journalism and was highly respected for his efforts on behalf of freedom of the press. The scholarship program is managed through the Bee Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Central Valley Community Foundation. The Bee Endowed Scholarship Fund was established at the wishes of James McClatchy's estate.

    Scholarship Eligibility

    25 Year Scholarship awards will be given without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, age, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Eligible applicants must be:

  • An employee or former employee of The Fresno Bee currently eligible participate in the 25 Year Club; OR
  • An immediate family member, which is defined as a spouse, registered domestic partner, child, step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild, great grandchild, or step-great grandchild.

  • Selection Process

    Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement;
  • Honors/awards;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Applicant's participation in school and community activities;
  • Quality of the submitted personal essay/statement of educational goals;
  • Applicant's work experience.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and will be evaluated using the current information submitted with the 2018 application, independent of any prior submissions.

    Scholarship Awards

    Scholarship awards are one-time payments, ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 per approved applicant. All awarded applicants will be notified via email by June 29, 2018 and will be responsible for submitting additional information to the Central Valley Community Foundation to process their scholarship disbursement. Once all required documentation has been received, funds will be disbursed beginning in August, 2018.

    Commitments

    Scholarship recipients must enroll and use the James B. McClatchy 25 Year Club Scholarship for their educational program no later than the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the educational institution for the use of the scholarship recipient. Each educational institution must be described in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 170(b)(1)(A)(ii). Multiple year needs will require annual application processing. Recipients have no obligations to The Fresno Bee. The applicant will be responsible for notifying the scholarship committee of any change of address, phone number, or other pertinent information during the application process.

    Revisions to Program

    The general conditions and procedures under which scholarships are made are subject to periodic review by The Fresno Bee and the Central Valley Community Foundation, including termination of the program.

    About the David Viancourt Memorial Scholarship



    Background:

    The David Viancourt Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of David J. Viancourt. Mr. Viancourt spent his career caring for the elderly as the Administrator of various skilled nursing facilities with over 20 years as the Administrator at Twilight Haven. His goal was to provide a safe and loving environment for those in his care. He learned early in his career that if you treat your employees well and with the respect that will translate into them providing their patients with good quality care. He was a big believer in continuing education and after serving in the Air Force for ten years he returned to CSUF to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with honors. Many years later, while working full-time, he returned to school again and obtained a Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. He loved to learn!

    Mr. Viancourt always encouraged his employees to continue learning and to prepare for their next job. He provided financial assistance and/or rewards for those who chose to go back to school. Many times those who sought more training were promoted to internal positions but he did realize that there were those who had out-grown his facility and needed a new place to work to apply their new skills. When this occurred they left with his blessing and remained part of his life. He had a passion for education and for developing his employees.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this scholarship is to aid students of any age who need financial aid to assist them in furthering their education at a Community College, State College or Vocational School.

    Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or have a GED.
  • Award winners must be enrolled as a full or part-time student.
  • Award winners must be working toward their undergraduate degree or enrolled in a vocational trade school.
  • Each award winner is required to submit a course completion report for the period for which the scholarship is awarded. The report will be considered if the recipients re-applies for the scholarship again in the future.

  • Criteria:

    Applicants will be selected based on the following:

    • Finanical Need
    • Personal character
    • Open to all, but preference is given to the following three groups:
      • Students who are current or former employees of Twilight Haven, Masten Towers, Glen Agnes Delno Terraces or TAT Management.
      • Children of employees or former employees of the above facilities.
      • Adults returning to school and single parents.

    Application Deadline:

    Candidates must submit a completed application packet (please see NOTE below) to the Central Valley Community Foundation no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 13.


    NOTE: In order for an application to be deemed complete and considered by the Selection Committee, it must include the following:

    1. A completed application form including a signed Information Release Form. The financial aid section must be completed by the college or university’s Financial Aid Office and returned to the Community Foundation by the deadline.
    2. Typed short essay discussing your educational and career goal and how this scholarship will help to obtain those goals. You may include any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.
    3. Official high school or college transcript.
    4. SAT/ACT scores if you are a recent high school graduate.
    5. A letter of recommendation from your academic advisor, counselor, teacher, employer or peer.



    The Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of the trustees of the original fund shall make the selection of each scholarship recipient and forward the notice to the Central Valley Community Foundation for fund disbursement. The scholarship disbursement shall be made directly to the educational institution for the benefit of the scholarship recipient. The scholarship must be utilized within one year of the date of the award.

    Awards:

    Scholarship Range: Up to $2,000 annually (the total award is divided into separate payments over two semesters)
    Number of Awards: Approximately 5 per year.

    If you'd like to mail in a hard copy, please contact our Programs Associate, Ann-Marie Padilla by calling 559-226-5600 or emailing annmarie@centralvalleycf.org.

    Applicant

    Address
    City
    State/Province
    Zip/Postal

    Education

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    Work Experience

    Attachments

    Essay should be one to two pages type-written and double-spaced.

    Include the following attachments

    • A photo the applicant
    • a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • a copy of your college or vocational school acceptance letter
    • financial aid award letter (if available)
    • your high school transcripts

    Include the following attachments

    • Two (2) letters of recommendation;
    • A copy of your high school transcripts;
    • A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)/financial aid award letter (if available);
    • A copy of your college or vocational school acceptance letter.
    Include the following attachments:

    • A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • SAT/ACT scores if you’re a recent high school graduate
    • A letter of recommendation from your academic advisor, counselor, teacher, employer, or peer.
    • Your personal essay (your educational and career goal and how this scholarship will help to obtain those goals. You may include any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.)
      • Essay must be 1-2 pages, double-spaced and typed.
    • A copy of your college or vocational school acceptance letter
    • A copy of your financial aid award letter (if available)
    • A copy of your high school transcripts
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    Certification

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