Looking to start a scholarship fund?

The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) manages over 30 scholarship funds that were established by local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Our scholarships provide tuition assistance and recognition to local students as they strive to achieve a wide range of goals through the pursuit of higher education.

Our recipients have come from all walks of life; some have attended vocational schools, community colleges, or four-year universities. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what you aspire to be, financial support from scholarships can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals.

Scholarships at CVCF

Each scholarship fund has its own unique criteria for selecting recipients, including academic achievement, financial need, educational and career goals, community involvement, and ethnic background. Annual scholarship awards range from $500 to $10,000 and may be used for accredited academic and vocational training programs.

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If you have not done so already, please visit the financial aid and/or counseling office on your campus. High school counselors, college advisors, and/or college financial aid offices also have information about financial aid, community scholarships, student loans, and other funding options.

If you would like more information about CVCF scholarships, please contact Phuong Bui-Sears at (559) 226-5600 or email at