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Stanislaus Community Foundation announces opening of 2023 scholarship application period
Stanislaus Community Foundation

Each year, Stanislaus Community Foundation and its partners award over $300,000 in scholarships to over 200 local students through the Scholarship Program. The program offers financial assistance to Stanislaus County residents pursuing higher education at an accredited college, university, or vocational college through multiple scholarship funds.

These scholarships have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families, organizations, and businesses from our community. The 2023 scholarship period is open now through March 10, 2023, with awards ranging from $500 to $3,500. Through Stanislaus Community Foundation’s online application system, eligible applicants are matched with available scholarships, providing a centralized process for students seeking financial aid.

Only one online application is required to apply for all scholarships. In general, 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 based on multiple factors, including their expected family contribution, family history and merit, with certain scholarships targeting students with specific interests and/or areas of study.

“Scholarship support helps students start and finish college,” said Marian Kaanon, President and CEO of Stanislaus Community Foundation. “Research shows that for every $1,000 of grant or scholarship support, a student is 5 percent more likely to continue their education.”

Since 2002, Stanislaus Community Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to 1,617 local students.

Interested students can apply online by visiting Applicants may review eligibility criteria for each award before they apply. For more information, please email Jessica Tapia at Individuals and companies interested in opening a scholarship fund to support local students can contact Melissa Van Diepen, Chief Philanthropy Officer at