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 2019-2020 application period will officially open on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$0.00 SCE STEM Scholarships
The SCE STEM Scholarship is awarded to a continuing Cerro Coso student at any campus majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. The...
The SCE STEM Scholarship is awarded to a continuing Cerro Coso student...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 SCE STEM Scholarships
The SCE STEM Scholarship is awarded to a continuing Cerro Coso student at any campus majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. The...
The SCE STEM Scholarship is awarded to a continuing Cerro Coso student...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Senator Walter Stiern Memorial
The Senator Walter Stiern Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a continuing student at any Cerro Coso campus enrolled in 9 or more units with a GPA...
The Senator Walter Stiern Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Steven Paul Brown Memorial
The Steven Paul Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a continuing student at Cerro Coso’s Ridgecrest campus enrolled in 6 or more units. ...
The Steven Paul Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a continuing...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Tania Lynn Atkisson Memorial
The Tania Lynn Atkisson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or current Cerro Coso student at the Ridgecrest campus. Applicants...
The Tania Lynn Atkisson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an incoming...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Ted Bachman Memorial Health Careers
The Ted Bachman Memorial Health Careers Scholarship is awarded to Cerro Coso students attending the Ridgecrest campus with a 3.5 GPA or higher and...
The Ted Bachman Memorial Health Careers Scholarship is awarded to Cerro...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Teresa Allen Vocational Nursing
The Teresa Allen Vocational Nursing Scholarship is awarded to student enrolled in the college Vocational Nursing Program having completed the first...
The Teresa Allen Vocational Nursing Scholarship is awarded to student...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Text Book Scholarship
The Textbook Scholarship is awarded to a Cerro Coso student enrolled in 6 or more units at the IWV, East Kern, or KRV campus. Recipient must have...
The Textbook Scholarship is awarded to a Cerro Coso student enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Vivian Boultinghouse Memorial
The Vivian Boultinghouse Memorial Scholarship is awarded to continuing Cerro Coso students attending the Ridgecrest campus with a GPA of 3.0 or...
The Vivian Boultinghouse Memorial Scholarship is awarded to continuing...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$0.00 Walter J. Sulek Memorial
The Walter J. Sulek Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to high school graduates, seniors preparing to graduate from one of the high schools in...
The Walter J. Sulek Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to high school...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$1000 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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$500.00 Alpha Delta Kappa, Theta Chapter Scholarship (BC)
The Alpha Delta Kappa, Theta Chapter Scholarship is awarded to transferring sophomore students pursuing a career in teaching with a minimum 3.0 GPA...
The Alpha Delta Kappa, Theta Chapter Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$250 Amelia Harrer Scholarship
The scholarship is available to part or full-time returning or re-entry women students who have a passion for art or a similar field such as...
The scholarship is available to part or full-time returning or re-entry...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/01/2019
$1000 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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$500 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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$550.00 Bakersfield College Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is determined by the Engineering faculty.
This scholarship is determined by the Engineering faculty.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies 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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
2,000 Bakersfield Rotary Waterman Foundation Scholarship
The Bakersfield Rotary Waterman Foundation Scholarship is awarded to returning or transfer students with traditional majors, who have academic...
The Bakersfield Rotary Waterman Foundation Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: 2,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$500.00 BCSGA Previously Incarcerated Scholarship
The BCSGA Previously Incarcerated Award is awarded annually to one student attaining the highest standards of leadership, citizenship, service, and...
The BCSGA Previously Incarcerated Award is awarded annually to one...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$500.00 BCSGA Single Parent Award
The BCSGA Single Parent Award is awarded annually to one student attaining the highest standards of leadership, citizenship, service, and overall...
The BCSGA Single Parent Award is awarded annually to one student...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Ben & Em Coale Music Scholarship
The Ben & Em Coale Music Scholarship is awarded to incoming or returning students majoring in Music. Additional Essay Required: No Eligible for...
The Ben & Em Coale Music Scholarship is awarded to incoming or returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
$300.00 Benavente Cuellar Nursing Scholarship
The Benavente Cuellar Scholarship is awarded to Bakersfield College Nursing students. The students must complete a short (300 word) essay on why...
The Benavente Cuellar Scholarship is awarded to Bakersfield College...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$800 Bernice Braddon Scholarship (Freshmen)
Four renewable scholarships in memory of Bernice Braddon to be presented to graduating seniors from Bakersfield area high schools who will enter...
Four renewable scholarships in memory of Bernice Braddon to be presented...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline02/01/2019
$500.00 Betty and Byron Hay Agriculture Scholarship (Returning)
The Betty and Byron Hay Agriculture Scholarship is awarded to returning Bakersfield College students who are majoring in Agriculture (or related...
The Betty and Byron Hay Agriculture Scholarship is awarded to returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000.00 Bill Bennett Memorial Athletics Scholarship (Transfer)
The Bill Bennett Athletics Scholarship shall be awarded to a BC woman basketball player who has completed her community college athletic...
The Bill Bennett Athletics Scholarship shall be awarded to a BC woman...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000.00 Bill Bennett Memorial Scholarship
The Bill Bennett Scholarship is awarded to BC returning female students majoring in Math or English, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA, enrolled full time...
The Bill Bennett Scholarship is awarded to BC returning female students...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000.00 Billy E. Farley Nursing Scholarship
The Billy E. Farley Nursing Scholarship is awarded to registered nursing majors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients must be enrolled in nursing...
The Billy E. Farley Nursing Scholarship is awarded to registered nursing...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$400.00 Bona Dillon & Larry Press Journalism Scholarship
The Bona Dillion & Larry Press Journalism Scholarship is awarded to full-time (12 units or more) BC returning students majoring in Media Arts &...
The Bona Dillion & Larry Press Journalism Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$300.00 Bruce & Terry Meier Scholarship
The Bruce & Terry Meier Scholarship is awarded to BC returning or transfer students who are majoring in English, History, or Political Science....
The Bruce & Terry Meier Scholarship is awarded to BC returning or...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline02/01/2019
$0.00 Buck Owens American Music Scholarship
These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen or returning students who have financial need. There is a preference for students who are...
These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen or returning...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/01/2019