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.

AIACCC Architectural Education Award

The American Institute of Architects, Central Coast Chapter (AIACCC) e.. Show moretablished 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. Show less

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.. Show moregh School math teacher and cross-country coach, Brian Waterbury. Show less

Burt W. Polin and Virginia Polin Elks Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is based on what the Elks Club stands for: charity, j.. Show morestice, 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. Show less

David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Fund provides scholarships for students with special needs. It ben.. Show morefits students who, because of their unique differences, find achieving their educational goals difficult because of the lack of encouragement or financial resources. Show less

Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Collins/Salisbury Scholarship Fund is to administer.. Show morean 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. Show less

Don Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund celebrates the memory of former Cal Poly professor Don Floyd.. Show moreby awarding scholarships each year to Cal Poly students participating in the International Program to study abroad. Show less

Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is aimed at youth who have been involved in the .. Show moreuvenile Justice System in San Luis Obispo County and plan to attend a community college, four-year college/university, or certified vocational program. Show less

Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies

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

Garris Family Scholarship Fund

The Tom and Gail Garris Scholarship was established to support student.. Show more 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. Show less

Gary Grossman Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship support f.. Show morer 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. Show less

Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships for qualified students or graduates fr.. Show morem a high school in San Luis Obispo County. Show less

Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to a SLO High School senior on the fo.. Show moretball team who demonstrates perseverance, dedication and teamwork, in memory of Ian Purdon. Show less

Irene H. Broadbent Music Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund, in honor of Irene H Broadbent, is designed to p.. Show moreovide scholarships for San Luis Obispo youth (6-18) to receive musical education and training. Show less

Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship

To honor the memory of Jennifer Thoma, this scholarsip fund was establ.. Show moreshed 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. Show less

John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten Scholarship in memory of Allan Voigt M.D.

This scholarship fund was established to provide support for students .. Show morettending 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. Show less

John S. Renner Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund will support LGBTQ+ individuals who are pursuing arts educat.. Show moreon.  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. Show less

Julian Crocker Community Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has named this scholar.. Show morehip 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 Show less

Justin McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship.. Show morewill be awarded annually to recognize a high school senior member of a CIF CCAC Golf Team. Show less

Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship Fund

The Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to hono.. Show more 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. Show less

Lauren Tipton Slaughter Scholarship Fund

Lauren Tipton Slaughter passed away in 2002. Family and friends establ.. Show moreshed this memorial fund to support a graduating senior at San Luis Obispo High School who played on the girls tennis team. Show less

Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund

The Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Le.. Show more 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. Show less

Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Maureen "Mo" Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to h.. Show morenor 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. Show less

Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Fund

Annual awards are scholarships to high school students entering senior.. Show moreyear who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability in their field of study at a college/ university that is recognized for curriculums in selected professional concentrations. Show less

Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship Fund

The Richard K. Sauret Viticulture & Enology Scholarship provides f.. Show morer 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. Show less

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Scholarship Fund (SLOCBA)

The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (“SLOCBA”) Scholarship .. Show moreund 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. Show less

Sera Day Coryell Fund for Nursing Education

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Sera to support gra.. Show moreuating seniors attending high school in San Luis Obispo County in pursuit of a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Show less

Spirit of the Class of '49 Award Fund

This scholarship fund awards San Luis Obispo High School seniors who p.. Show morean to attend a trade or technical school. Show less

Stephen Donnellan Moss Memorial Scholarship in Journalism Fund

This scholarship fund was established by the family of Stephen D. Moss.. Show moreand New Times newsweekly to support Cal Poly-SLO Journalism majors pursuing a print or broadcast media track. Show less

Yeager Science Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide support to for a gr.. Show moreduating 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). Show less

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