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Coming September 2020. 




Coming October 2020. 

2020 Scholarship Winners

$1,ooo LGBTQ+ Scholarship

Hello! My name is Isabel Murillo (she/her), and I am from Atwater, California. I am a recent graduate from Atwater High School and will be attending UCLA in the fall with an intended major in nursing. This scholarship has meant a lot to me when it comes to, not only my confidence in my education and career goals, but also as a Queer student from the Central Valley. It has enabled me the strength to acknowledge that people support my success and future, and I will always have help along the way. More so, it has provided me with the comfort to know that there are organizations in my community that support me as not just a student, but as a Queer student of color. I will not give up on my endeavors because I know that Central Valley Scholars will always be here to support me. 

$1,ooo First-Generation Scholarship

My name is Ahsan Wahab and my pronouns are He/Him/His. I am a first-generation college student from Kerman, California. I graduated as the Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude of Kerman High School's class of 2020. I will go on to continue my education at Fresno State University and major in psychology to become a psychiatrist. I am honored to be the recipient of the Central Valley Scholars First Generation Scholarship. The scholarship reduces the financial burden of college and allows me to become a better scholar by focusing on my education. Thank you Central Valley Scholars for providing me with the opportunity to succeed in college. (This scholarship was funded by David Bonilla). 

$1,ooo Undocumented Scholarship

I was ecstatic to hear that I am the recipient of this scholarship, and I am writing to express my gratitude for your financial support towards my higher education. Thank you for gifting me with this wonderful opportunity which I promise to make great use of. Receiving this scholarship has motivated me to continue to give it my all in everything that I do because the outcome will be well worth it. You have not only brightened my day, but all of my family's as well since I will now be able to focus more on my studies and have less concern for my college expenses. Thank you for all that the Central Valley Scholars organization stands for as well as all the help you have provided students such as myself through your various services. This organization has motivated me to help others the best I can, and I hope to one day be able to return the favor by investing in the education of future students. (The winner of this scholarship was kept confidential upon the student's request in order to protect their identities and safety. You can learn more via our privacy policy). 

We received over 300 applications from students across the entire Central Valley. 

  • Kerman 

  • Fresno 

  • Clovis 

  • Terra Bella 

  • Traver 

  • Bakersfield 

  • Merced 

  • Delano 

  • Stockton

  • Porterville

  • Lamont

  • Woodlake

  • Livingston

  • Wasco

  • Gustine

  • Mendota

  • Madera 

  • Visalia 

  • Dinuba 

  • Selma 

  • Atwater 

  • Chowchilla 

  • Waterfront

  • Riverdale 

  • Sanger 

  • El Nido

  • Lindsay 

  • McKittrick 

  • San Joaquin 

  • Winton 

  • Hanford 

  • Modesto 

  • McFarland 

  • Riverbank 

  • Ducor 

  • Laton 

  • Shafter =

  • Tulare 

  • Ceres 

  • Parlier 

  • Coalinga 

  • Kingsburg 

  • Armona 

  • Cantua Creek 

  • Lemoore 

  • Orosi 

  • Reedley

  • Dos Palos 

This was our first round of scholarships, and with an intent to cater to different identities and financial need, we are very proud of the different populations we were able to outreach to: 

  • 38.02% of our applicants had a family income of $24,600 or less. 

  • Received applications from every county

  • 84.03% of our applicants were Latinx 

  • 67.68% of our applicants were Women identifying 


However, we acknowledge that there are additional communities we were not able to outreach to. In response, we will be using this data to hold ourselves accountable in outreaching towards Black students and students of color, students from counties outside of Fresno, and students with non-cisgender identities. 

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