The Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established in 2000 by generous individuals, families, businesses and organizations to ensure students have the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. We administer a variety of scholarships for high school seniors and college students. Contributions made to a scholarship fund support the growth of the endowment and are not immediately accessible. If you would like the donation to be made immediately available to award please make note when making a donation.

Emmit Herrington Memorial Fund

This fund is established in Memory of Emmit Herrington, who was a memb
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This fund is established in Memory of Emmit Herrington, who was a memb
This fund is established in Memory of Emmit Herrington, who was a member of and awarded an Eagle Scout by Troop 60. The fund will support financial assistance to the families Scouts of Troop 60 and Troop 1602 of the Cuesta District of the BSA Los Padres Council, that will enable the Scouts full participation in Scouting activities.
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Julian Crocker Community Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has named this scholar
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The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has named this scholar
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has named this scholarship in honor of Dr. Julian Crocker, San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools from 1998-2015 and founding board member and scholarship committee member of the Foundation. We invite donors to “pool” their contributions to support scholarships for San Luis Obispo County residents with financial need. The Scholarship Committee will determine additional priorities for the scholarship as they evolve over time. At present, preference will be given to students who are:
  • Transferring from a community college to a four-year university; or
  • Obtaining a degree/certificate in career technical education at an accredited institution
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Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund

The Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Le
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The Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Le
The Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Lee Jeberjahn to honor his love of golf and passion for life. His family established this scholarship to be awarded to high school golfers who display compassion for others, a strong work ethic, and respect for the game of golf.
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John S. Renner Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund will support LGBTQ+ individuals who are pursuing arts educat
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This fund will support LGBTQ+ individuals who are pursuing arts educat
This fund will support LGBTQ+ individuals who are pursuing arts education.  Eligible applicants may pursue their education at a 4-year, 2-year or technical or professional school. Arts education includes visual, performing, or graphic arts. Examples include, but are not limited to subjects such as photography, sculpture, graphic design, graphic arts, music, and dance, including acrobatic performance.
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San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Scholarship Fund (SLOCBA)

The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (“SLOCBA”) Scholarship
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The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (“SLOCBA”) Scholarship

The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (“SLOCBA”) Scholarship Fund was established to broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented groups employed in the legal profession with the goal of providing greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.

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Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Fund

Annual awards are scholarships to high school students entering senior
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Annual awards are scholarships to high school students entering senior
Annual awards are scholarships to high school students entering senior year who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability in their field of study at a college/ university that is recognized for curriculums in selected professional concentrations.
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Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship Fund

The Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship provides f
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The Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship provides f
The Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship provides for educational scholarships for students desiring to study viticulture or enology at a four year college or university. Richard Sauret was truly one of the fathers of the Paso Robles wine industry, and he wished to support and encourage students pursuing careers in Viticulture & Enology through his Scholarship Fund today.
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Sera Day Coryell Fund for Nursing Education

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sera to support gra
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This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sera to support gra
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sera to support graduating seniors attending high school in San Luis Obispo County in pursuit of a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
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Spirit of the Class of '49 Award Fund

This scholarship fund awards San Luis Obispo High School seniors who p
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This scholarship fund awards San Luis Obispo High School seniors who p
This scholarship fund awards San Luis Obispo High School seniors who plan to attend a trade or technical school.
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Stephen Donnellan Moss Memorial Scholarship in Journalism Fund

This scholarship fund was established by the family of Stephen D. Moss
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This scholarship fund was established by the family of Stephen D. Moss
This scholarship fund was established by the family of Stephen D. Moss and New Times newsweekly to support Cal Poly-SLO Journalism majors pursuing a print or broadcast media track.
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Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship

To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was establ
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To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was establ
To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was established because she was a devotee of the arts who dabbled with the cello and loved dance, a passion she shared with her daughter Jessica, an accomplished ballerina.
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John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten Scholarship in memory of Allan Voigt M.D.

This scholarship fund was established to provide support for students
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This scholarship fund was established to provide support for students
This scholarship fund was established to provide support for students attending a high school in San Luis Obispo who plan to major in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) and were involved in the Performing Arts during high school years.
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Justin McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship
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Established in memory In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship
Established in memory In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship will be awarded annually to recognize a high school senior member of a CIF CCAC Golf Team.
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Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship Fund

The Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to hono
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The Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to hono
The Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Kelly A. McAdams, a graduate of our local schools. The award is intended to support deserving high school students from SLO County.
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Lauren Tipton Slaughter Scholarship Fund

Lauren Tipton Slaughter passed away in 2002. Family and friends establ
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Lauren Tipton Slaughter passed away in 2002. Family and friends establ
Lauren Tipton Slaughter passed away in 2002. Family and friends established this memorial fund to support a graduating senior at San Luis Obispo High School who played on the girls tennis team.
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Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to h
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The Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to h
The Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Maureen "Mo" Clancy. The scholarship will provide support to girls who participated during high school in cross country and/or track and field and who will pursue a post-secondary education.
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Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to a SLO High School senior on the fo
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This scholarship will be awarded to a SLO High School senior on the fo
This scholarship will be awarded to a SLO High School senior on the football team who demonstrates perseverance, dedication and teamwork, in memory of Ian Purdon.
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Irene H. Broadbent Music Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to p
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This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to p
This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to provide scholarships for San Luis Obispo youth (6-18) to receive musical education and training.
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AIACCC Architectural Education Award

The American Institute of Architects, Central Coast Chapter (AIACCC) e
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The American Institute of Architects, Central Coast Chapter (AIACCC) e
The American Institute of Architects, Central Coast Chapter (AIACCC) established this Designated (Agency) Endowment Fund for the purpose of awarding scholarships to students pursuing architecture at California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly- SLO); thereby promoting awareness of architecture and architects and supporting activities of the AIACCC in achieving these goals.
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Alfred I., Catharine J., and Eleanor G. Switzer Scholarship Fund

This is a scholarship fund to benefit the children of Los Osos.

Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of former San Luis Obispo H
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This scholarship was established in memory of former San Luis Obispo H
This scholarship was established in memory of former San Luis Obispo High School math teacher and cross-country coach, Brian Waterbury.
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Burt W. Polin and Virginia Polin Elks Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is based on what the Elks Club stands for: charity, j
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This scholarship is based on what the Elks Club stands for: charity, j
This scholarship is based on what the Elks Club stands for: charity, justice, patriotism, good fellowship, serve people and the community through benevolent programs. It provides support for a graduating senior from a high school in San Luis Obispo County who plans to pursue a degree in sociology or psychology or one that will lead to a career in public safety or civil service.
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David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Fund provides scholarships for students with special needs. It ben
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The Fund provides scholarships for students with special needs. It ben
The Fund provides scholarships for students with special needs. It benefits students who, because of their unique differences, find achieving their educational goals difficult because of the lack of encouragement or financial resources.
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Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Collins/Salisbury Scholarship Fund is to administer
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The purpose of the Collins/Salisbury Scholarship Fund is to administer
The purpose of the Collins/Salisbury Scholarship Fund is to administer an educational scholarship fund for the benefit of Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 60 of Paso Robles, CA, in memory of former Scoutmasters Thomas Salisbury and Dennis Collins.
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Don Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund celebrates the memory of former Cal Poly professor Don Floyd
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This fund celebrates the memory of former Cal Poly professor Don Floyd
This fund celebrates the memory of former Cal Poly professor Don Floyd by awarding scholarships each year to Cal Poly students participating in the International Program to study abroad.
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Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is aimed at youth who have been involved in the
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This scholarship fund is aimed at youth who have been involved in the
This scholarship fund is aimed at youth who have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System in San Luis Obispo County and plan to attend a community college, four-year college/university, or certified vocational program.
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Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies

The Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies provides suppor
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The Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies provides suppor
The Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies provides support to graduating high school seniors in San Luis Obispo County who are pursuing a career in the automotive industry.
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Gary Grossman Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship support f
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This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship support f
This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship support for promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. The scholarship is open to local high school seniors or college students who reside in San Luis Obispo County or the Santa Maria Basin pursuing higher education at the college or university level.
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Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships for qualified students or graduates fr
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This fund provides scholarships for qualified students or graduates fr
This fund provides scholarships for qualified students or graduates from a high school in San Luis Obispo County.
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Yeager Science Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide support to for a gr
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The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide support to for a gr
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide support to for a graduating senior at Coast Union, Morro Bay or Paso Robles High School who is planning to pursue a degree, at a California public university, in physical or technical science (Physics, Geology, Math, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer sciences or Architecture).
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Garris Family Scholarship Fund

The Tom and Gail Garris Scholarship was established to support student
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The Tom and Gail Garris Scholarship was established to support student
The Tom and Gail Garris Scholarship was established to support students from public high schools or home schooled programs in San Luis Obispo County in achieving post-secondary education at a vocational school, community college or four year college/university.  The purpose of this fund is to support deserving students planning to pursue a post-secondary education.
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Heidi H. McPherson Chief Executive Officer (805) 543-2323