Our 2019 Application Portal has now closed. Please be sure to check back in November 2019 to learn more about our 2020 scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 209-576-1608 or email at [email protected].  

The Stanislaus Futures Scholarship is a strategic, needs-based scholarship to be paid after all other financial aid resources have been awarded. The scholarship amount is “last dollar in,” which means it closes the funding gap between what aid has been awarded and what is still needed to help a student meet college costs.

Who is Eligible for the Stanislaus Futures Scholarship?

Through the Stanislaus Futures Scholarship Fund, Stanislaus Community Foundation administers scholarships to high school graduates of partner high schools who have a documented unmet need. Priority will be given to students who are the first in their family to attend college. 

To be considered for the Stanislaus Futures scholarship, the applicant must meet the following:

  • Applicant must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as determined by federal guidelines.
  • Applicant must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited or qualified post-secondary school pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from one of the following Stanislaus Futures partner schools:
    Central Valley HS • Ceres HS • Johansen HS • Oakdale HS • Patterson HS • Riverbank HS • Turlock HS • Waterford HS

Award Amounts

Scholarships are determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Financial Aid package from the student’s total college Cost of Attendance. 

Annual award amounts will range from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on need.

Students can only receive Stanislaus Futures Scholarship funds if they have unmet financial need, which Stanislaus Community Foundation staff determines by using the above formula. If a student does not demonstrate unmet need,
then he/she will be ineligible for the Stanislaus Futures Scholarship.