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Stanislaus Community Foundation Seeking Scholarship Applications
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The Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to Stanislaus County residents pursuing studies at an accredited college, university or vocational college through 18 different scholarships. These scholarships have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families, organizations and businesses from throughout the community.

The 2017 scholarship period is open now through Thursday, March 2. To apply, visit

Through Stanislaus Community Foundation’s online application system, eligible applicants are matched to scholarship funds, providing a central application process to simplify access for students seeking financial aid. Students qualify if they:

Are a Stanislaus County resident.

Are currently enrolled or plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational college.

Plan to be a full-time student.

Scholarship recipients are selected on a competitive basis, considering multiple factors. Some scholarship funds target students with specific areas of interest to the scholarship donor, such as high school attended, academic/career focus or financial need.

Interested students can apply online by visiting Only one online application form is necessary to apply for scholarships. Applicants should be sure to check the eligibility criteria for each award.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Since 2001, Stanislaus Community Foundation and its partners have awarded over $555,000 to local students.

General qualifications for all the scholarships offered through Stanislaus Community Foundation require students to be a resident of Stanislaus County or attend a high school in the county. Some scholarships have additional requirements as well, as listed.

The Arthur T. & Corinne K. Shields Scholarship is open to students who meet the needs-based qualifications.

The Dr. Grant E. and Colleen S. Bare Scholarship is open to a graduating Stanislaus County high school student pursuing a higher education at Modesto Junior College for the first two years of their undergraduate education, with the intent to proceed to a four-year university. Scholarship applicants must pursue education in sciences, medical sciences or mathematics.

The Dr. Larry Cooke Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the San Joaquin Notre Dame Club and will be awarded to a resident of the San Joaquin Valley of California, admitted or enrolled at the University of Notre Dame or another Catholic university, and pursuing an education in the field of medicine.

The First Tee of Modesto Scholarship will be offered to an active member of The First Tee Program for at least three years prior to applying for this scholarship and who meets general qualifications.

The Gemperle Family Farms Scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of current employees of Gemperle Family Farms.

The Jane Wynne Woolley Scholarship was established to help finance higher education for English Language Learners graduating from high schools in Stanislaus County. Students must also demonstrate financial need and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The Judy Wiegman Scholarship will offer one or two scholarships to Stanislaus County students attending higher education institutions who are deemed by the school district to be physically handicapped students.

The Martella Family Scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of current employees of Martella Family Farms and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

The Stanislaus Futures Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Central Valley High, Ceres High, Johansen High, Patterson High, Riverbank High, Turlock High, and Waterford High who demonstrate financial need.

The Trinitas Farming Community Scholarship was established to help fund higher education for farmers and agriculture workers within Stanislaus County, as well as their children and grandchildren. The Trinitas Farming Scholarship is open to Trinitas Farming employees, children and grandchildren of Trinitas Farming employees, Trinitas Farming vendors, and children and grandchildren of Trinitas Farming vendors.