Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Kern Community College District Scholarship Portal! Here you will find hundreds of scholarship opportunities for Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso Community College, and Porterville College. Please note: You must complete a General Application to apply for any of the scholarships listed below. All students are encouraged to apply!

The 2020-2021 application period will officially open on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$250.00 20-Ands Scholarship
Sponsored by the 20-Ands Club; the club dissolved after 76 years of service to the community. Two, inthe amount of $500; 3.0 GPA.
Sponsored by the 20-Ands Club; the club dissolved after 76 years of...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 AAUW/DeMatteis/Osher Scholarship
The AAUW/DeMatteis/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the American Association of Univeristy Women, friends and family in memory of Janet DeMatteis,...
The AAUW/DeMatteis/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the American...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ada Flores Warner Memorial/Konda Osher Scholarship
The Ada Flores Warner Memorial/Konda/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the Carlson, Flores & Warner Families and Bernard Osher Initiative &...
The Ada Flores Warner Memorial/Konda/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Alfred Offill Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship
The Alfred Offill Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by Mary Offill Lawrence and Bernanrd Osher Initiative & Foundation for California...
The Alfred Offill Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by Mary...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Alyward Johnson Memorial/Cornell/Osher Scholarship
The Alyward Johnson Memorial/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by Family & Friends of Alyward Johnson and Bernard Osher Initiative &...
The Alyward Johnson Memorial/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$250.00 AM VETS Endowed Scholarship
The AM VETS Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the AM VETS, Post 77 of Porterville. Qualifications inlcude: recipient should be a veteran, or a...
The AM VETS Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the AM VETS, Post 77 of...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline11/15/2019
varies Andy Messchaert Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Andy Messchaert Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Andy Messchaert’s Family and Friends in memory of Andy. Qualifications include: ...
The Andy Messchaert Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Andy...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Bank of Sierra Agri-Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship
The Bank of Sierra Agri-Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by Bank of Sierra and the Bernard Osher Initiative & Foundation for...
The Bank of Sierra Agri-Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$500.00 Bank of the Sierra Agri-Business Endowed Scholarship
The Bank of the Sierra Agri-Business Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Bank of the Sierra. Qualifications include: area of study AA Agriculture,...
The Bank of the Sierra Agri-Business Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Bank of the Sierra Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship
The Bank of the Sierra Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the Bank of the Sierra and Bernard Osher Initiative & Foundation for...
The Bank of the Sierra Business/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$500.00 Bank of the Sierra-Business Endowed Scholarship
The Bank of the Sierra Business Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Bank of the Sierra. Qualifications include: area of study AA Business, Business...
The Bank of the Sierra Business Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Bank...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$500.00 Beatrice Tidball Continuing Scholarship
The Beatrice Tidball Continuing Scholarship is sponsored by the Tidball Trust. Qualifications include: continuing at Porterville College, minimum...
The Beatrice Tidball Continuing Scholarship is sponsored by the Tidball...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$4,000.00 Beatrice Tidball Transferring Scholarship
The Beatrice Tidball Transferring Scholarship is sponsored by the Tidball Trust. Qualiications include: transfer to a four-year college or...
The Beatrice Tidball Transferring Scholarship is sponsored by the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$300.00 Caryl Guerrero Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Caryl Guerrero Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the Guerrero Family & Friends. Qualifications include: area of study Music; a...
The Caryl Guerrero Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$250.00 Chief Fran Torigian Memorial Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship
The Chief Fran Torigian Memorial Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the Torigian Family and Friends. Qualifications include: ...
The Chief Fran Torigian Memorial Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Christenson Law Firm/Konda/Osher Scholarship
The Christenson Law Firm/Konda/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the Christenson Law Firm and the Bernard Osher Initiative & Foundation for...
The Christenson Law Firm/Konda/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$300.00 Communication Department Scholarship
The Communication Department Scholarship is sponsored by James Thompson. Qualifications include: area of study in Communication Art, Communication...
The Communication Department Scholarship is sponsored by James Thompson....
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Corkins Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship
The Corkins Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the Corkins Family and Bernard Osher Initiative & Foundation for California Community...
The Corkins Family/Cornell/Osher Scholarship is sponsored by the Corkins...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Cornell Family Endowed Scholarship
The Cornell Family Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Edward B. & Elizabeth F. Cornell Trust. Qualifications include: area of study...
The Cornell Family Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Edward B. &...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$500.00 Cotton Family Endowed Scholarship
The Cotton Family Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the Cotton Family & Friends of the Cotton Family. Qualifications include: transfer to an...
The Cotton Family Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the Cotton Family...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dr. Orlin & Louise Shires Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Orlin & Louise Shires Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the Family of Dr. Orlin Hudson Shires. Qualifications include: area of study...
The Dr. Orlin & Louise Shires Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$1,000.00 Edison International STEM Scholarship
The Edison International STEM Scholarhship is sponsored by Edison International (Southern California Edison). Qualifications include: area of study...
The Edison International STEM Scholarhship is sponsored by Edison...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$250.00 Edward M. Buckles Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Edward M. Buckles Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by Gloria M. Buckles. Qualifications include: AA Business Administration or AA...
The Edward M. Buckles Memorial Endowed Scholarship is sponsored by...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline11/15/2019
$300- $600 Ellen Medley Scholarship
The Ellen Medley Scholarship is sponsored by Ellen Medley and Friends. Qualifications include: area of study Business (Financial, Accounting,...
The Ellen Medley Scholarship is sponsored by Ellen Medley and Friends....
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $300- $600
Deadline11/15/2019
$300 AB540 Scholarship
The AB540 Scholarship is awarded to Bakersfield College students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are AB540 eligible. Additional Essay Required:...
The AB540 Scholarship is awarded to Bakersfield College students with a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $300
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000.00 Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship (Incoming & Returning)
The Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship is awarded to incoming and returning students, attending full time (12 units or more). Students must have...
The Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship is awarded to incoming and returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship (Transfer)
The Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship (Transfer) is awarded to transfer students continuing education at CSU campus to major in Education. Full time...
The Adah Gay Memorial Scholarship (Transfer) is awarded to transfer...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$700.00 Addington & Associates Architecture Scholarship
The Addington and Associates Architecture Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Architecture. Students must have graduated from a Kern...
The Addington and Associates Architecture Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$100.00 Agnes Gruman Scholarship (DSP&S)
The Agnes Gruman Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman and returning BC disabled students (preferably orthopedically disabled). Additional...
The Agnes Gruman Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Alice Heber Gordon Memorial Scholarship
The Alice Heber Gordon Scholarship is awarded to returning students based on merit. Preference given to students not receiving financial aid and...
The Alice Heber Gordon Scholarship is awarded to returning students...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 American Association of University Women Scholarship
The American Association of University Women Scholarship is awarded to returning or transfer female students, currently enrolled full time (12...
The American Association of University Women Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,500.00 American Council of Engineering Companies- Kern County Chapter Scholarship
The American Council of Engineering Companies- Kern County Chapter Scholarship is awarded to students who plan to transfer, major in Engineering...
The American Council of Engineering Companies- Kern County Chapter...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies American Public Works Association Scholarship - Kern Branch (Transfer)
The American Public Works Association Scholarship is awarded to transferring students majoring in Engineering. A strong preference will be given to...
The American Public Works Association Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies American Sign Language Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding returning or transferring students in ASL who are majoring in Deaf Studies, Linguistics of ASL, Deaf...
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding returning or transferring...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship (Ag)
The Angelina Bertano Memorial (Ag) Scholarship is awarded returning Agriculture majors with a 3.0 GPA. Additional Essay Required: No Eligible for...
The Angelina Bertano Memorial (Ag) Scholarship is awarded returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship (Freshmen)
The Angelina Bertano Scholarship (Freshmen) is available to incoming freshmen with financial need. Additional Essay Required: No Eligible for...
The Angelina Bertano Scholarship (Freshmen) is available to incoming...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship (Returning)
The Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning students in all majors with a 3.3 gpa.There is a preference for students with...
The Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Angelina Bertano Scholarship (DSP&S)
The Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning students in all majors. Must participate in DSP&S program. Additional Essay...
The Angelina Bertano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,900.00 Arthritis Association of Kern County Scholarship
The Arthritis Association of Kern County Scholarship is awarded to full time (12 units) students with arthritis or related debilitating condition,...
The Arthritis Association of Kern County Scholarship is awarded to full...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Arthur E. Heins & Lefteria Canelides Heins Memorial Scholarship
The Arthur E. Heins & Lefteria Canelides Heins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning, incoming, or transfer students with a GPA of at least...
The Arthur E. Heins & Lefteria Canelides Heins Memorial Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000.00 Baker/Tivnon Athletic Award
This is an award, not a scholarship, and it should be awarded in the spring in which the student athlete is selected. It is $1,000 a year, funded...
This is an award, not a scholarship, and it should be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$250.00 Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship (Returning)
The Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship is awarded to returning students who demonstrate meritorious grades. Additional Essay Required:...
The Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$250.00 Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship (Transfer)
The Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who demonstrate meritorious grades. Additional Essay Required:...
The Bakersfield College Academic Senate Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Bakersfield College Alumni Association Honor Trophy Award
The Bakersfield College Alumni Association Honor Trophy Award is awarded annually to one sophomore student attaining the highest standards of...
The Bakersfield College Alumni Association Honor Trophy Award is awarded...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Bakersfield College Alumni Association Scholarship (Returning)
The BC Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to returning BC students who have financial need, and have graduated from a local high school....
The BC Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to returning BC...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$300.00 Bakersfield College Choral Music (Pearle Zalud) Scholarship
The BC Choral Music (Zalud) Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Music, preferably “classical light opera.” Funds are awarded in one lump...
The BC Choral Music (Zalud) Scholarship is awarded to students majoring...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$300.00 Bakersfield College Classified Memorial Scholarship
The BC Classified Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a dependent of a BC classified employee. Students may be incoming, returning, or transfer....
The BC Classified Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a dependent of a BC...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$550.00 Bakersfield College Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is determined by the Engineering faculty.
This scholarship is determined by the Engineering faculty.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/01/2020
$500.00 Bakersfield College Grace Van Dyke Bird Leadership Award
The Bakersfield College Grace Van Dyke Bird Leadership Award is awarded annually to one freshman student attaining the highest standards of...
The Bakersfield College Grace Van Dyke Bird Leadership Award is awarded...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2020
The award consists of a ring. Bakersfield College Scholar Athlete Award
These awards go to the male and female student athletes with the highest cumulative GPAs who have participated in their respective sports for two...
These awards go to the male and female student athletes with the highest...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: The award consists of a ring.
Deadline02/01/2020