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    AARON AND LINDA EPPERLY POLICE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Fresno City College Police Academy cadet upon completion of the Police Academy program; Day or Evening Class. This student must have determination to be a successful police officer and have overcome obstacles in his/her life. This scholarship was established by Aaron Epperly in memory of his wife, Linda Berkholtz Epperly, who provided the support and encouragement to him while he pursued the Police Academy Class #64 in 1996 at the young age of 55. Prior to entering the academy Aaron worked as a photojournalist for Channel 47 for 29 years. Aaron was a Reserve Deputy from 1996-1998 and was hired by the Sherriff Department in 1998 as a Deputy Sherriff for Fresno County. Linda’s grandfather was a Fresno Fire Chief, her father was a Fresno Fireman who was killed in the line of duty, and her step-father was a Fresno Police Officer.




    ABC 30 BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

    ABC 30 Building a Better Community Scholarships of $500 ($250 each semester) will be awarded to underprivileged and/or “at-risk” incoming freshmen students enrolled full-time at any of the campus/sites within the State Center Community College District: Fresno City College, Reedley College, Madera Center, Willow/International Center, and Oakhurst Center. Students must apply through the normal process at the campus/site they are attending. One scholarship will be awarded to a student from each site.
    Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need and community service involvement. Applicants essays must describe their life story and why he/she is the best candidate for this award. Consideration will be given to those
    whose GPA is less than 3.0 based on their written essay. Recipients must maintain the academic standard of 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment for subsequent disbursements.


    ADRIAN “FRANK” ALMANZA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships ($250 each semester) will be given to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender students who are attending Fresno City College full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship was established by Club Legends, Inc to remember Adrian “Frank” Almanza and provide financial assistance to students that are LGBT.


    AFRICAN-AMERICAN FACULTY AND STAFF SCHOLARSHIP

    Four $250 scholarships awarded to full-time African-American students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is sponsored by the African-American Faculty & Staff of Fresno City College.


    Al and Arly Geller Family Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 fall/$250 Spring) to a full-time student at Fresno City College who was in foster care as a youth or a participant of the Boys and Girls Club.  Al and Arly Geller met each other at a street dance in high school around 1948.  They married on May 7, 1951 in a hospital ward after Al was in a car accident.  They lived in parts of Washington and throughout California, eventually settling in Fresno, California.   Al and Arly had six beautiful children: Benita, Ross, Lynn, Joan, Shari, and Jacob Max.

    While in Fresno, Mr. Geller created Mr. Media Advertising Promotions.  Al was active in his community and was involved in the Boys and Girls Club as well as the East Fresno Kiwanis Club.  At the age of 65, Al graduated from Fresno City College with a degree in Liberal Arts.   All was passionate about finishing his education and helping others to pursue theirs.  Al and Arly were faithful fans of the Fresno City College Rams.  They regularly attended athletic and performing arts events, cultural celebrations and most of all enjoyed their leisurely walk around the campus.  With her loving husband caring for her in their home, Arly passed away peacefully on September 8, 2011.  A few months later, Al would pass away on January 7, 2012.  This scholarship was established by the children of Al and Arly Geller.




    AL HERRERA SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship awarded to a full-time FCC student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preferably awarded to a graduate of Edison High.


    ALDEN EDGAR BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

    $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Business with a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by the late Alden Edgar, who was a FCC Business Education Instructor.


    ANITA MAE THURSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 awards ($250 each semester) will be given to male or female students who are single parents and attending Fresno City College at least part time. They must maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout the award year to remain eligible. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide additional educational support for Fresno City College single parent students striving to provide a better life for themselves and their children. This scholarship was established by Diane Blair and Jerry Thurston to honor the memory of his mother, Anita Mae Thurston, a truly kind, intelligent woman who would have thrived on higher education had circumstances allowed her the opportunity. Anita passed away in 1987, and this scholarship is offered to honor the sacrifice of a single mother of three who worked both full-time and part-time jobs to provide those children opportunities she never had.


    ANNA MAE CANDLER MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP-OSHER

    One scholarship will be awarded to an African American student enrolled in the FCC Registered Nursing Program who has a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients must be eligible for the state Board of Governor's fee waiver for the award year. This scholarship was established by long-time SCCCD Board of Trustee Member, Ms. Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, in memory of her mother, Anna Mae Candler, and is part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students. Anna Mae, who always wanted to be a nurse, grew up in poverty and was unable to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. It is the hope of Dottie Smith to financially assist a student who also has a dream of becoming a nurse.


    ANNE-MARIE PYLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A $400 scholarship is available, based on earnings available through the Foundation endowment, to a part-time Fresno City College student majoring in Chemistry. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better. This scholarship was established in the memory of Anne-Marie Pyles, a student of Fresno City College, who passed away in December 2001. Ms. Pyles was highly respected by the faculty who worked with her in the science department.


    ANTHROPOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship awarded to a full-time student studying Anthropology. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required. Applicants must demonstrate in their autobiographical essay the place of anthropology in their future educational and career goals. This scholarship was established to assist anthropology students in achieving their educational goals.


    ARCH BRADSHAW SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships will be awarded to full-time FCC students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established to honor Arch Bradshaw, former Fresno City College President.


    ARLETHA TURNER DOFFONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $200 scholarships will be awarded to full-time female students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist women enrolled in college who attended a public school within the boundaries of the City of Fresno who also intend to transfer to a university. Mrs. Arletha Turner Doffoney passed away in November of 2006. In her memory, this scholarship is presented to honor her role as a scholar, teacher and an active community member. Mrs. Doffoney graduated from both Sarah Lawrence College in New York and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An honor graduate throughout her school life, Mrs. Doffoney sought to make opportunity available to other young women.


    ASHWOOD CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Fresno City College Construction Program. The award will be disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. The scholarship was established by Mike Conway, President and Founder of Ashwood Construction, Inc. The family owned and operated company was established in 1976. As one of California’s leading multifamily builders, they represent a variety of building construction projects, focusing on community enhancement. Their vision statement, “integrity, persistence and quality, conducting a higher standard of business, doing things the Ashwood way” speaks to their commitment to excellence.


    ASIAN AMERICAN FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION

    Five $250 scholarships will be awarded to full-time students of Asian descent each fall.   A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. The criteria for selection will be based on varying degrees of the following: need, academics, and social involvement. Your application autobiographical essay should address career goals, educational major, awards and extracurricular activities with emphasis on assisting the Asian community.


    Athletic Scholarship in Memory of Nathalie Reis

    A scholarship will be awarded to a Fresno City College student for the fall semester of the award year. Students must be enrolled at least part-time in 6-8 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The selected recipient must be someone who is passionate about football and who played in high school. Nathalie Reis: April 10, 1954 - August 19, 2006. Nathalie was born and raised in Dinuba, CA and passed suddenly at the age of 62 while residing in Fresno, CA. She was a former student of Fresno City College and was loved by many who will miss her greatly. Her passions included being a mother to her children Alyson and Nathaniel Fudge, interior design and decorating as well as a great love for football. Her favorite football player was Peyton Manning not only for his skills as a quarterback, but also for his values and character.  She was fortunate enough to have received an autographed football and always wore his jersey while watching him play.
    It is the family's wish that this football scholarship fund be awarded in support of a player with a similar passion for the sport.
     


    Bagdasarian Family Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 fall/$250 spring) to a student attending Fresno City College full time and who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA. This scholarship was established by Mr. Robert Bagdasarian and his wife, Debra. Mr. Bagdasarian is the current President of the SCCC Foundation Board.


    BANK OF AMERICA MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $2,000 ($500 each semester for four semesters) to a minority student studying math/science with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


    Becker Family Scholarship for Honors Students

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to students in the Fresno City College Honors Program with a GPA of 3.5. Recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee from the applicants who are enrolled in the FCC Honors Program. This award was established by Steve and Marcia Becker.


    Ben Staton Memorial Scholarship

    One $300 scholarship will be awarded ($150 each semester) to a student who is a child of a disabled or deceased veterans of any branch of the armed forces. The student must be enrolled in at least nine (9) units and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established by the Green Hope Veterans. Their mission is to enable veterans, seniors, and youths to become self-sufficient through job training in environmental business opportunities. More information can be found on www.greenhopeveterans.org. The recipient will be required to attend and share a testimonial at one of the Green Hope Veterans activities during the year. It is hoped that when the recipient is financially able to do so, they would “pay it forward” to the Green Hope Veterans Scholarship Fund. Ben Stanton was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Green Hope Veterans Board of Directors.


    Bernard OSHER Foundation Scholarship

    The Osher Foundation wishes to target these scholarships to the neediest students. The Grant Agreement specifically states “Priority shall be given based upon need, as determined by the College in its discretion, and so long as an applicant is making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the applicant’s academic performance shall not be considered by the selection committee.” This affords your college some flexibility to work within the awards criteria in determining what you define as “financial need.” However, The Osher Foundation specifically stipulates that academic performance, including GPA, not be criteria for consideration in selecting student scholarship recipients. Additional criteria which your college may consider in determining a student’s financial need may include: •Financial need according to federal formula •Narrative describing other hardships or non-federal formula financial needs •Remaining financial need after other aid is considered When selecting Osher Scholars, you must adhere to the following criteria: 1.Student must have completed 24 or more “degree applicable” semester units (or the equivalent) at the time of the initial scholarship disbursement. 2.Student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active. 3.Student must have received a CCC Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver. 4.Awards will be adjusted based on enrolled status and determined as follows: -Full-time (12 or more units per term) = up to $550/semester -Three-quarter-time (9 - 11.99 units per term) = up to $412.50/semester -Half-time (6 - 8.99 units per term) = up to $275/semester


    Bernice E. Stiner Scholarship

    One $500 scholarship has been established ($250 per semester in fall and spring) for a female student pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Library Technology, Literature, or Creative Writing. The student must have completed 12 units with a minimum GPA of 2.75. The scholarship commemorates Bernice Stiner's 91st birthday that was celebrated in November 2013. Bernice attended FCC and earned an A.A. Degree and Certificate in Library Technology then went on to work in several Fresno public school libraries. She greatly enjoyed and benefited from this program and believes in the philosophy of life-long learning and giving back to her community.




    Betty Jo McCully Memorial Scholarship-OSHER

    This scholarship was established by the McCully family to honor wife, mother and grandmother Betty Jo McCully. Betty Jo received her bachelor’s degree from Stetson in 1949, which included a program of teacher training. Throughout her life, Betty Jo derived great joy from practicing her craft as a teacher. The lives of many youngsters were enriched by the experience of having Mrs. McCully as their fourth grade teacher. Betty Jo taught for a total of 30 years, mostly in the Fresno Unified School District. Her teaching career included a period of service as a mentor teacher as well as several years teaching English as a second language to Southeast Asian students. In addition to her passion for teaching, Betty Jo was a great lover of music. Her love of music began as a child when she would open the window to her upstairs attic bedroom so that she could listen to the music coming from the neighbor’s house next door. In high school, she sang in the chorus. During the last few years of her life, many of her most enjoyable days were spent singing in the chorus with her friends at the Windham retirement community. This $1100 scholarship, given by the McCully family in remembrance of Betty Jo, is part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students. It is designed to encourage a Fresno City College student interested in teaching or music to pursue those dreams just as Betty Jo herself once did. Students must be full-time, have 24 college units completed, maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the year, and be awarded the state Board of Governor's fee waiver to be eligible.


    BEVERLY NICHOLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships awarded, based on funds available, to Native American Indian students attending Fresno City College who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship was established by Gary Nicholes and Candice Corn in memory of their mother for her service to Native American Indian students with learning disabilities.


    BILL CAMP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship is awarded each year to a sophomore who has competed in cross country at FCC and who has exemplified the leadership and courage displayed by former FCC student athlete, Bill Camp. Awards are given upon completion of their sport eligibility. In 1967, Bill was an 18-year old cross-country runner on the Fresno City College track team. His coach wrote of him that he was not blessed with speed but made up for it with strength, endurance and heart. His best performances were in the toughest races. He won the FCC Outstanding Cross Country Runner Award that year, as voted by his teammates and coaches. One year later, in 1968, Bill was a Marine fi re-team leader in Vietnam. He was killed while leading an assault on a village suspected of harboring enemy positions. Bill was the point-man, the toughest and most dangerous job. His Platoon Commander wrote “just to be in his presence was to bask in the warmth he generated as a person. Bill’s sincerity and good will so attracted the other Marines of his platoon that they sought to emulate him.” He also wrote that during the assault, Bill never wavered, even though he was aware of the danger awaiting him ahead. His courage was matchless as he crawled forward to bring suppressive fire to bear on the enemy. It was in this, his last act of valor, that Bill was mortally wounded. This scholarship was established by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Camp.


    BOB AND MARGARET BRADLEY “FRIENDS OF THE NURSES” SCHOLARSHIP

    Bob and Margaret Bradley are members of the 40/8 American Legion Post 38. The Bradley’s have been actively involved in the 40/8’s scholarship program for Fresno City College nursing students for many years and have now established their own scholarship. Bob is a Life Member of the American Legion Post 38, V.F.W. and Destroyer Escort Assoc. and Margaret is a Life Member of Post 509 American Legion Auxiliary. They will award a $400 scholarship to a re-entry student enrolled in the Fresno City College Registered Nursing Program who is a single parent and demonstrates financial need. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be eligible.


    Buchanan Bears Scholarship

    One $600 scholarship will be awarded ($300 fall/$300 spring) to a Fresno City College student who graduated from Buchanan High School. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and attend a minimum of 9 units each semester. This scholarship was established by a retired Fresno City College administrator and his wife to provide assistance to students who might otherwise not be able to further their education. Additionally, it will honor two of their children who are Buchanan High School graduates.


    Burroughs “Broncos” Elementary School Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to students who had attended at least one year at Burroughs Elementary School in Fresno Unified School District. Students must demonstrate financial need and be attending Fresno City College at least half-time during the award year. This scholarship was established by a Burroughs Elementary faculty member to assist students in need who want to further their education.


    BUSINESS OFFICE OCCUPATIONS TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $200 scholarship available to a Business Office Occupations major. Students must have taken a series of Business and Technology classes with a secretarial emphasis. This scholarship was established by Gervase and Sherian Eckenrod to assist a Fresno City College Business Office Occupations majors transfer to a four year institution with the intention of becoming a business office occupations or secretarial teacher. Apply at www.fresnocitycollege.edu under Current Student and Scholarship Opportunities through a separate online application during middle of spring term. Awarded upon graduation


    C. L. McLANE SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship awarded to a full-time FCC student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established to honor C. L. McLane who established Fresno Junior College, now Fresno City College, in 1910.


    CAROL LARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    This $250 scholarship will be awarded at $125 per semester to a first or second year nursing student who has and maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a long-time nursing faculty member, Charles Freeman, in Carol (Mrs. Don) Larson’s memory.


    CASANOVA (LOVER OF BOOKS AND INFORMATION) SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to Fresno City College students attending at least part time with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Applicants must submit an application and a type-written essay of no more than 500 words. Application, essay topic and deadlines are posted on the library web site. Contact Librarian Laurel Doud (x8920) for more information. Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) spent the last 13 years of his life as a librarian for Count Waldstein of Bohemia. He was a man of many interests and talents. Before he was a librarian, he studied the law at Padua, served as a secretary, a soldier in the Venetian army, a preacher, an alchemist, a gambler, a violinist, a lottery director, and a spy. Most of us know him for his great loves, but now we can add “Lover of Books and Information.” This scholarship is established by the Friends of the Fresno City College Library, an organization that supports and promotes the library and its mission through fund raising and cultural events. Activities include bi-annual book sale, readings, and events that celebrate student music, art, poetry and dance. The annual membership in the Friends is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.


    Centennial Arts Scholarship-OSHER

    One $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time FCC student majoring in Art who maintains a 2.5 or better GPA. Students must have 24 college units completed and have been awarded the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver for the academic year of the scholarship. Along with completing the online scholarship application, the candidate must provide six (6) examples of their art work to the Art Department Chair by March 2nd. The Centennial Arts Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for Community College Students, was established to promote education in the Arts at Fresno City College. It was made possible by donations from The Bernard Osher Foundation, Dorothy “Dot” Sedley, The FCC Art Faculty, FCC Friends of the Arts, and many private donations.




    CESAR CHAVEZ/DOLORES HUERTA SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $400 scholarships awarded to farmworkers or their dependents. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Sponsored by the Latino Faculty and Staff Association.


    Chancellor's Circle Scholarship

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student of State Center Community College District who is enrolled full time.  Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, have 24 degree applicable college units completed, demonstrate financial need and show involvement in a school or professional organization that gives back to the community.  Students must also be awarded the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver to be considered.  This endowed scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, was established by the 2011 donations from members of the SCCC Chancellor’s Circle.  It is their wish to help make attendance at community college possible for a student who has demonstrated his/her seriousness about obtaining an education.
     


    CHARLES M. LYNES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship (fall only) will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in Theater Arts who maintains a 3.0 GPA.. Charles M. Lynes taught at Fresno City College for more than 40 years. Popular with students and faculty, Mr. Lynes loved being in the classroom and sharing his appreciation of the English language, literature, and drama. After his official retirement in 2001, he returned to teaching Theatre Appreciation part-time at FCC and continued until his death in April 2010. Throughout his career, Mr. Lynes’ office was open to his students, where he was ready with a word of encouragement. He inspired countless students to read, write, travel, and build better lives


    CHARLES MORAN SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 Scholarship awarded each year to an eligible Fresno City College student who is pursuing an education in natural sciences. Must have at least 15 college units completed. This scholarship is a tribute to Charles L. Moran, retired FCC instructor, who has a distinguished 30-year teaching career in the field of natural sciences at FCC.


    Chris and Michelle Morse Scholarship-OSHER

    The Chris and Michelle Morse Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will provide scholarships to Fresno City College students with a 2.5 GPA. Students must have 24 college units completed and be eligible for the state Board of Governor's fee waiver for the award year. Preference will be given to single parents. This scholarship was established by Chris and Michelle Morse to assist qualified students in their pursuit of an education.


    CICELY GIDEON SAMUELS M.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-OSHER

    The Cicely Gideon Samuels M.D. Memorial Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award a $1100 scholarship to full-time student enrolled in the Radiological Technology or Registered Nursing program at Fresno City College. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the award year and receive the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver to remain eligible. This scholarship was established by Cicely Elahi Roberts M.D., SCCC Foundation Board Member, in honor of her godmother and mentor who led her to the field of medicine.


    CLARE LAUCHE PORTER DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full time student majoring in the Performing Art of Dance. The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student will be selected by FCC dance instructor and scholarship sponsor. Clare Lauche Porter passed away on January 18, 2000 at the age of 86. She devoted the major portion of her life to the world of Dance, predominately ballet. She joined the San Francisco Opera ballet the year of its inception, studying with the world renowned Adolph Bolm. Clare studied ballet with Olga Preobajenska in 1937 and in 1940 traveled to Paris where she danced with the Paris Opera Ballet. Upon returning to San Francisco, over the next several years, she taught, performed and had two daughters. Clare and her children moved to Fresno and in the 1960’s she founded the Fresno Dance Repertory Association which consisted of three separate dance companies, one of which was the Fresno Civic Ballet. In the 1970’s she founded the Dance Theatre of Fresno. Clare maintained very high production values. Many of her former students have gone on to perform and teach. The best known from the Valley are Carolyn Carlson, Kathy Mulligan-Birnbaum, Kathy Bliss and Michael Thomas. Ms. Porter retired in 1980 but remained involved in coaching until well into her 70’s when she moved to Seattle to live with her daughter. There is now an active dance community in Fresno because of Ms. Clare Porter.


    Cliff Eischen Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full time Fresno City College student majoring in Business with a Pre-Law focus who maintains a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Mr. Cliff Eischen, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at Fresno City College, where he served on the faculty and as department chairman. Professor Eischen earned his Master's Degree in Business from California State University at Fresno. He is a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer, NCRW, one of only 28 certified in the U.S. by the National Association of Résumé Writers (NRWA), an organization consisting of 425 members throughout the United States. He has been a consultant and seminar director in résumé and career development, cultural awareness, public and human relations, business law, supervision, and principles of management. He and his wife, Lynn, own Eischen's Professional Résumé Service, located in Fresno, CA, since 1972.




    Clint J. F. Hammer Memorial Scholarship

    A scholarship of up to $500 will be awarded to a Fresno City College student with a minimum of 9 units who is pursuing a career in Education/Teaching. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is in memory of Clint J. F. Hammer who was a lifelong leaner and teacher. He attended and graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College (known then as Kansas City Kansas Junior College). Mr. Hammer graduated from Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg in 1941 and earned a Master’s Degree in History at Northern Colorado State College, Greely. He served in the Army in the Transportation Corp and chemical Warfare Service WWII, then returned to Kansas City as a career as an educator, teaching at Wyandotte High School and at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he retired as Director of Adult Education. After retiring he continued to be an avid student, ready and traveling to all 50 states and around the world. He was an active volunteer at his church, Kansas City Children’s Museum, Hancock Museum in Findlay, Ohio, and various Soup Kitchens. Mr. Hammer enjoyed working with wood and was an accomplished oil painter. His daughter, Linda Hammer-Brown, and son-in-law, David Brown, are residents of Fresno. They dedicate this memorial scholarship to his devotion to learning, his support of Community Colleges and his talent for teaching.




    Clovis Cougars Scholarship

    One $600 scholarship will be awarded ($300 fall/$300 spring) to a Fresno City College student who graduated from Clovis High School. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and attend a minimum of 9 units each semester. This scholarship was established by a retired Fresno City College administrator and his wife to provide assistance to students who might otherwise not be able to further their education. Additionally, this scholarship will honor two of their children who are Clovis High School graduates.


    CLYDE McCULLY VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded ($500 each semester) to a Fresno City College student who is a veteran of any branch of the service. A copy of the applicants proof of veterans status (DD214) must be submitted to the Fresno City College Veterans Office to be considered for this award. The nature of service and quality of discharge will be a basis for selection. Academic transcripts will also be reviewed by the scholarship review committee. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and must be maintained to remain eligible for the second semester. This scholarship was established by the family of Clyde McCully to honor his life and recognize over 19 years of service as President of Fresno City College. He is a veteran of WWII and as a member of the US Coast Guard served with naval amphibious assault forces in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Dr. McCully completed his degree work at USC and UCLA. His wife, Betty Jo, is also a retired teacher. They have four children, all of whom attended and graduated from Fresno City College Dr. McCully has served as a consultant to educational institutions and agencies in the U.S, Europe and Asia. He has been a leader in the community, serving as members of Valley Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, North Fresno Rotary Club, Bank of America Scholarship Committee and past Vice President of the State Center Community College Foundation. He enjoys visiting with other retired Fresno City College staff members, traveling with his wife and best friend, Betty Jo, sailing, sea lore and continues to support the State Center Community College Foundation.


    COMCAST SCHOLARSHIP

    Four $300 scholarships will be awarded to students attending any of the college sites within the State Center College District (Fresno City College, Reedley College, Willow/International Center, and Madera Center). One will be awarded in the Fall term to a student at each campus/site. Students must be fulltime majoring in the areas of Marketing, Journalism, Education or Electrical Engineering. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 to be eligible. This scholarship was established by Comcast Connection who believes that this partnership with the State Center Community College Foundation will provide a future for the educational goals of students in the communities we serve and an opportunity for Comcast to support campus programs that tie into their workforce. As Comcast continues to invest in the communities that we live and work in, they continue to focus in the areas of Digital Divide, Diversity, and Literacy/Reading.


    Cooper Family Book Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to students taking Basic Skills Classes (reading, writing, math and ESL) at Fresno City College during the award year and attending at least half time.  Basic skills classes are reading, writing, ESL or math classes that are not transfer or degree applicable.  Recipient’s classes will be verified prior to the award.  This scholarship was established by Dr. Donna Cooper to provide funding to purchase books for students enrolled in basic skills classes.  Dr. Cooper received her doctorate in Educational Leadership in May 2014. 


    Copher Family Scholarship

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student at Fresno City College majoring in Education, Health, or Social Science who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5. Students must have a demonstrated track record of leadership and activism in issues that improve the lives of children and families in Fresno County. This scholarship was established by Fresno City College alumni, John and Michele Copher. The Copher family believes in supporting young adults who have demonstrated compassion, commitment and leadership in areas that promote the well-being of children and families in our community.


    DANIEL R. BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded, based on funds available, to a 3rd semester student in the Automotive Technologies/Mechanics or Electrical Systems Program at Fresno City College. The purpose is to reward a student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in a technological field related to automobile mechanics or electronics. Mr. Bailey was a graduate of the Fresno City College Electronics Program. This scholarship was established to provide support for a field where Mr. Bailey derived so much pleasure during his life and through which he earned his living for 40 years working at Arrow Electric Motor Service. Inc.


    DeafHood Student Scholarship

    Contingent on funds available, a minimum of two $250.00 scholarships will be awarded to two selected Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Child Of Deaf Adult (CODA) students (either female or male) who are enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at any one of the SCCCD colleges or sites and who hold a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. The DeafHood Student Scholarship was established in honor of Christine D. Gough-Bise’s Deaf parents, Deaf siblings, family, Deaf Community, Deaf and CODA students and in honor and preservation of our Deaf History and Heritage toward our cultivation of DeafHood, Deaf Culture, and American Sign Language of Deaf students and CODAs who are pursuing their educational journeys. To learn more, please visit these sites: www.deafhoodfoundation.org or www.coda-international.org. Students eligible to apply need to meet the following criteria: Student must be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or CODA and use American Sign Language. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Students must be enrolled at any one of the SCCCD colleges or sites. Students must complete the scholarship application and essay process. Students must also provide a 3-5 minute ASL Bio presentation sharing their perspective on what it means to be DeafHood. Application Procedure Students must apply following the guidelines set forth by the scholarship office. Students must submit a 1 page typed essay regarding What it means to be DeafHood. Students will be asked to give a 3-5 minute ASL Bio presentation about him or herself and about what it means to be DeafHood.




    DEAN MALLOCH SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship will be awarded, based on funds available, to a full-time student attending Fresno City College with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Student must be freshmen and a recent high school graduate.  Candidates will be chosen for their outstanding academic achievements and civic duties to church, school and their community.  Malloch Elementary School in Fresno was named after FCC Dean James M. Malloch.


    DIANE BIEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships will be awarded to second year, full-time female students majoring in Real Estate and/or Real Estate related courses such as Business, Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Drafting, Interior Design, or Marketing. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship was established by Fresno Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in memory of Diane Bien who was instrumental in forming the local Fresno CREW organization.




    DM - Applied Technology Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Business Education Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean's Medallion awards $500 annually to an Associate Degree student from each FCC division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must complete their degrees at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, or Spring semester immediately prior to the Commencement Ceremony held in May. If you meet this criteria and intend to participate in the next commencement exercises, you may complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Counseling/Humanities Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Counseling/Social Science Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - CTC Career & Technology Center Deans Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Health Science Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Humanities Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Library Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Math, Science, & Engineering Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    DM - Social Science Division - Dean's Medallion Award

    The Dean’s Medallion Scholarship awards $500 annually to a FCC Associate Degree Candidate from each Instructional and Student Services Division whose academic achievements, service to the community, and general excellence have brought honor to the college. Candidates must have completed or will be completing their degree at Fresno City College during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semester immediately preceding to the Commencement Ceremony to be held in May 2012. If you meet the above criteria, you are encouraged to complete this application to be considered for this award.


    Dolphas Trotter Memorial Scholarship-OSHER

    The Dolphas Trotter Memorial Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award a $1100 scholarship to a full-time student at Fresno City College who has completed 24 college units. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and major in Education or History. The student must also have been awarded the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year. Viable candidates must have competed in high school varsity athletics, actively volunteers in their community and/or participates in the FCC student government. Dolphas’s performance in the Fresno City-County All-Star game during his senior year in high school earned him a football scholarship at College of the Pacific, later renamed, University of Pacific. He returned to Fresno, upon graduation from UOP in 1962, and worked for Fresno County Social Services. It was during this time he met his wife-to-be Shirley Morrison. Shortly thereafter he was drafted into the Army where he served and was honorably discharged in 1969. After being discharged from the Army he received his true calling…education. His first assignment at Franklin Elementary School was as a fifth grade teacher. He taught there before moving on to Edison High School where he quickly ascended the ranks and became an Assistant Principal. After several years he became the first African American principal at Edison High School in Fresno Unified School District. Later he would serve as principal of Tioga and Cooper Middle Schools. In 1991 he left the school sites and became an Administrator for Fresno Unified School District. Five years later he was appointed to Assistant Superintendent. After a long and successful career with Fresno Unified School District, it was voted that Dolphas would become the first African American Interim Superintendent and once again the first in such a post. Dolphas received several accolades during his time in education and sat on many boards and organizations including the State Center Community College Foundation Board. He enjoyed life and all that it held inclusive of the people around him. He only spoke of good in people and had 3 personal pillars which were: family, faith, and football. He believed that you love your family no matter what; always keep your faith; and live life on the 1 yard line…meaning to enjoy life in its entirety!


    Don Larson Scholarship

    One $300 scholarship will be awarded in the fall term to a full-time student at Fresno City College who demonstrates financial need.   Candidate must be a 1st year student with at least one semester completed prior to the award year with a 2.5 GPA.  This scholarship was established in honor of Don Larson’s 80th birthday in Sept, 2013 to provide financial assistance to students in need with the hopes they may graduate successfully.  Mr. Larson enjoyed teaching History at Fresno City College from 1964 – 1999.  After retirement Mr. Larson became a member of the State Center Community College Foundation Board where he has been involved with the refurbishing of the Old Administration Building, a Chancellor Circle Member, review board for SCCCD Mini-Grants, a committee member of the SCCC Annual Renaissance Feast for Scholars since its inception in 2004 and involved with many other projects within the district.  Don supports the FCC nursing students with a scholarship in honor of his late wife, Carol, as well as a scholarship honoring her parents, Edwin and Grace Kratt, in the FCC Football Department.


    DON NATHAN WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships will be awarded each year based on funds available to any graduate of Sierra High School who has maintained a GPA of 2.0 and is enrolled in a minimum of 9 units per semester. This scholarship will reimburse the recipient for registration fees and parking permits for four semesters provided the GPA and unit requirements have been maintained each semester. In addition, an account will be established for the eligible recipient to purchase books and supplies sold in the Fresno City College bookstore. This scholarship was established by Don’s widow, Lee Walker, to have the legacy of his life live on through the lives of those students for whom an education will lead to a better life.


    DONALD WREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES

    One $500 scholarship awarded to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in anthropology with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Student must be attending at least 9 units. This scholarship was established in honor of Donald Wren, Fresno City College Faculty Emeritus (1961-1996). Mr. Wren taught the first FCC anthropology class, developed the archaeology program, and was responsible for the funding of the anthropology museum. He served as FCC’s Academic Senate President, curriculum committee chair, union negotiator, and was also co-founder of the Fresno County Archaeological Society.


    DOROTHY J. NAMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Three $500 scholarships are offered each year to eligible Fresno City College students who are pursuing an education in health science. The students must have at least 15 college units with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Dr. Naman’s goal in teaching was to stimulate and inspire her Health Career students with the fascinating and developing career fields encompassing the study of the human body. This scholarship is a tribute to Dr. Dorothy J. Naman, who had a distinguished 25-year teaching career in the field of physiological sciences.


    DR. BRIAN CLAGUE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships awarded up to $600 ($300 per semester) to students showing exceptional promise in the Registered Nursing Program. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.


    Dr. Carolyn C. Drake Deans Medallion Scholarship for Allied Health, Athletics and PE

         One $500 scholarship will be awarded to the Dean’s Medallion recipient chosen by the Dean of Allied Health, Athletics and Physical Education.  Student must be majoring in any of the Allied Health, Athletics and Physical Education majors and maintained at least a 2.5 GPA.  This scholarship was established by donations from friends of Dr. Drake upon her retirement in December 2013 to assist and motivate course completion for students majoring in Allied Health, Athletics and Physical Education.  Dr. Drake worked for State Center Community College District for 35 years and 17 of those serving as Dean of Health Sciences.  Always an optimist, Dr. Drake embraced the challenges of leading in uncertain times and with the support of a dedicated team, she succeeded in creating new and lasting relationships that attracted the best and the brightest among faculty, students, and staff. 


    Dr. Clyde C. McCully Family Scholarship-OSHER

    This scholarship was established by the McCully Family to honor Dr Clyde C. McCully for his many years of service as President of Fresno City College. From 1967 to 1986, a period of nineteen years, Dr. Clyde C. McCully served as this college’s president. During his tenure as college president, the college undertook an extensive building program that added a number of new buildings to the campus. Dr. McCully encouraged new and expanded programs of study to meet student and community needs. He worked to promote improved campus communication through student and staff involvement in campus planning. In addition to his responsibilities as college president, Dr McCully represented Fresno City College through his involvement in various professional and community organizations and activities. This scholarship seeks to honor Dr. McCully for the capable leadership he provided to Fresno City College during his tenure and for his long-term commitment to this institution. The scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, is given by the McCully Family in the hopes that it will assist a Fresno City College student pursue his or her academic goals and thereby aid in the development of a future leader. This $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who has completed 24 college units. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the year and be awarded the state Board of Governor's fee waiver to remain eligible.


    DR. EUGENE C. AZAMBER PARALEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

    $250 scholarships awarded to half-time students enrolled in the Paralegal Studies Program at Fresno City College. Students must have completed at least 9 units in the program prior to the award year. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.


    Dr. Henry M. Padden Memorial Scholarship

    One $500 scholarship awarded to a Fresno City College student attending at least part-time and majoring in Education/Teaching, Math or Business Law. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the award year to be eligible. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Judy Teague-Padden, to honor her husband Dr. Henry Padden. Dr. Padden served in education for 35 years. He was Vice Chancellor of Personnel at State Center Community College District. Dr. Padden was also heavily involved in the Tech Prep Consortium within our district. He was recognized on the national level for Excellence in Education for the most outstanding Tech Prep Program in the Nation. He was also a volunteer leader in Camp Royal. Dr. Padden passed away in July 2007.


    Dr. Jess D. and Esther I. Nichols Memorial Scholarship

    One $150 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is attending the Fresno City College Nursing Program.   Student must have a 3.0 GPA.  Jess Nichols was an adjunct professor here at FCC in 1998 until 2008 as a Biology and Anatomy Instructor.  He retired from Clovis Unified in 1998 where he worked as an educator for 35 years.  Science was his passion and he especially loved Biology and Anatomy.  Esther was a devoted wife to Jess Nichols. She supported his efforts in Education and was instrumental in getting this scholarship started in his memory before she too passed in November 2014.  Their daughter, Janet, and granddaughters, Anna and Amanda, all attended Fresno City College where the granddaughters received scholarships to assist them through college.  The Nichols’ son-in-law, Brian Nelson, also works as an adjunct faculty at FCC.




    DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships will be awarded to minority students who demonstrate financial need. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.


    Dr. Tom Crow Distinguished Student Scholarship - OSHER

    The Dr. Tom Crow Distinguished Student Scholarship recipient will be announced and presented with a $1,100 award at one of the 2017 Scholarship Ceremonies held at Fresno City College, Reedley College, or the North Center campuses.  This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Tom Crow and was made possible by generous donations from the community and State Center Community College Foundation Board of Directors as a part of the Bernard Osher Endowment for Community Colleges.  
     Dr. Tom Crow served as the Chancellor of State Center Community College District from 2003 – 2010.  He was admired for his quest for academic excellenceoutstanding leadership, and service to the district and to the community.  This scholarship is intended to recognize a student of State Center Community College District who best exemplifies these qualities.


    E. JANE SHRINER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Three $400 scholarships awarded ($200 per semester) to full-time students majoring in physical education. This scholarship was established in the memory of E. Jane Shriner, former Fresno City College physical education instructor and women’s volleyball coach.


    EARL AND MURIEL SMITTCAMP SCHOLARSHIP

    The Earl and Muriel Smittcamp Scholarship provides awards to students attending Fresno City College who are graduates of Buchanan, Clovis, Clovis West, and Kerman High Schools. Up to three $1000 scholarship awards will be made to selected students graduating from these high schools and showing promise of academic and civic leadership. Mr. and Mrs. Smittcamp are community leaders who have lived in Clovis most of their lives. In 1945, they bought 200 acres of Clovis farm land and have since developed that land into Wawona Orchards, Wawona Packing, Wawona Frozen Foods, Lyons Magnus, Lyons Transportation and Smittcamp, Inc. The Smittcamps have a long record of community leadership in agriculture, education, health, athletics and politics. Earl Smittcamp is presently chairman of the board of directors of the St. Agnes Hospital Medical Center. In 1962, he was named Clovis Outstanding Citizen, and California State University, Fresno recognized Earl Smittcamp as its outstanding alumnus in 1963 and again in 1980. The Smittcamps have been active in a number of Republican campaigns over the years, and twice Earl Smittcamp has run for the State Legislature. The Smittcamps have established this special scholarship program to help others experience the benefits of higher education.


    EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYEES CREDIT UION SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship is awarded up to $200 to a full-time student who is a member or a dependent of a member of Educational Employees Credit Union. Membership in Educational Employees Credit Union is open to all students, school employees, and their family members. As the credit union for the educational community, EECU is pleased to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a higher education.


    EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION FOR 2nd YEAR STUDENTS

    Four $500 scholarships ($250 each semester) will be awarded to full-time second year students; two at Fresno City College, one at Reedley College, and one at the North Centers, who have successfully completed the previous two semesters with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Scholarship recipients must be members of the Educational Employees Credit Union. Membership in EECU is open to all students, school employees, and their family members. As the credit union for the educational community, EECU is pleased to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a higher education.




    EDWIN AND GRACE KRATT SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded to a returning FCC sophomore football player to promote academic achievement. Eligibility is based on receiving the highest GPA of any player on the team during his freshman year. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. This scholarship was established by Don Larson in the honor of Edwin Kratt, the former Superintendent of the Fresno Unified School District, who lettered in football, baseball and track in each of his four years at Linfield College.


    Edwin and Marlene Eng Family Scholarship

    Scholarships awarded to students attending any of the colleges/sites within the State Center Community College District who rae enrolled full-time with a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Mr. Ed Eng.


    Eleanor Rico Ruiz Memorial Scholarship

    Two $150 scholarships will be awarded to single Latina parents who demonstrate academic achievement while raising a family. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, and be pursuing a career in education, health care, or child development. The applicants must submit a 500-word essay online that provides evidence of her interest and abilities in the aforementioned careers. This scholarship was established by Michael J. Guerra, Vice President of Administrative Services, and his wife, Mary, to honor the life of Eleanor Rico Ruiz who was a strong, self-driven, single mother who nurtured education, hope, and success to all who crossed her path.


    Elite Team Offices Scholarship

     Two $250 scholarships will be awarded ($125 fall/$125 spring) based upon funds available to full-time students attending Fresno City College. Recipients must be majoring in Construction or Horticulture with a minimum 3.3 GPA and must be related to a member of the Elite Team. Recipients must also meet academic and unit requirements to be eligible for continued funding. The purpose of this scholarship fund is for the children and families of the Elite Team Offices staff.
     


    Ely Buffin Ananka “Dare To Dance” Scholarship

    Scholarships awarded, based on funds available, to students majoring in dance. Auditions will be required by the applicants and selection will be made by the FCC Dance Instructor. Student must have potential and dedication to the art of dance. The Red Shoes inspired Ely to “dare to dance” and dedicated her life to “The Dance”. She had taught, lectured, performed, produced, directed and choreographed in Illinois, Arizona, and California. From ballet to international ballroom, from modern to jazz, from Afro-Cuban to Middle-Eastern, from traditional to fantastical, her heart has been in the Tower District for decades. She continues to teach in two studios there and performs yearly with her troupe for the Rogue Festivals. She founded her own troupe 20 years ago and for that we are honoring her with the Ely Buffin Ananka “Dare to Dance” Scholarship at Fresno City College. An outstanding talent in her own right, she “dares” those who “must dance” to never give up and to never ignore their dreams. Encouragement toward enjoyment or championships has always been Ely’s mission…to help others ”Dare to Dance”.


    Emmett H. Ashley/R. F. MacDonald Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded in the fall to a full-time student at Fresno City College majoring in Welding in honor of the hard work and dedication of Emmett Ashley, an R. F. MacDonald employee.  Student must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.  R. F. MacDonald established this scholarship to honor Emmett Ashley who started his career in 1983 as the 1st boilermaker/pressure vessel repair welder in the company.  Emmett was instrumental in developing their quality control program.  In 2001, Emmett relocated to Fresno to assist with the development of apprentice boilermakers and in 2008 moved to the role of aftermarket sales specialist.  He now resides with his niece, Tammy Romero, and children, in Madras, Oregon.  The R. F. MacDonald Company dedicates this scholarship to Emmett’s devotion to our company, his support of the industry, and his persistence in taking care of our customers.


    ENOK LOHNE, M.D. MEMORIAL RESPIRATORY CARE SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded to a first year student in the FCC Respiratory Care Program to assist in payment of fees, books, supplies and licensing board test fees for the fall and spring semesters. A 2.5 GPA will be required. Preference will be given to an immigrant student who is here permanently. Dr. Lohne migrated from Norway to the United States of America, just after the second world war. Many persons helped him on his way from Norway, as the son of a poor farmer, to becoming a teacher and doctor of respiratory medicine. In 1972, Dr. Lohne became the Medical Director of Valley Medical Center and Fresno City College’s Respiratory Care Program. Additionally, he has served as Assistant Chief of Medicine and Chairman of the Respiratory Studies Committee at University Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco; and Clinical Professor of Medicine at USC. Under his tutelage these programs have and will continue to educate thousands of healthcare clinicians to serve the Central San Joaquin Valley. It was his desire to provide some level of relief for individuals who found themselves similarly situated; those immigrants with the burning desire for an education and a financial need to achieve their educational end.


    ERNIE SHELTON, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-OSHER

    An $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time 2nd year player (with 24 units completed) on the FCC Men’s or Women’s Basketball team who has the most financial need. The recipient must have also maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better. As part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, recipients must be eligible for the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. This scholarship was established by Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, to memorialize Ernie Gene Shelton Jr., his love of the students and his love of basketball. Mr. Shelton was the Director of Veterans Services and Student Outreach Services for CSUF and an instructor at FCC teaching the first Black Gospel choir class. He also was the FCC Basketball Team Volunteer Assistant Coach.


    ETHEL McCORMACK MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in business and has demonstrated community involvement. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. This scholarship was established by the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce to honor Ethel McCormack who taught Gregg Shorthand in the Fresno City College Business Division for many years. Ethel McCormack was past president of the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce and a very active member. She will be remembered for her years of dedicated service to the Garden Give and Take, which she and a group of her friends founded in 1968.


    EVELYN FIORANI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

    One $200 scholarship ($100 each semester) awarded to a student majoring in Business with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Mrs. Fiorani was employed by Fresno City College for 57 years where she served in the role of Production Department Supervisor. She was also very involved in the social and sports functions of the college, planning many of the events.


    Fakhar Saleem Elahi Memorial Scholarship - OSHER

    One $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Fresno City College Nursing program or the Radiological Technology program. Student must be in their second year of the program and be awarded the state Board of Governor's fee waiver. Recipients must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established by Cicely Elahi Roberts M.D., in honor of her brother, Fakhar Saleem Elahi, who passed away at the age of 18 years old and did not have a chance to develop his potential on this earth. Dr. Roberts would like to offer this opportunity to another student to work in the best profession in the world. This scholarship is part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students.


    FCC ASSOCIATED STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW STUDENTS

    The Associated Student Government recognizes the significant contribution new students bring forth in the academic advancement of the entire FCC student body. With this in mind, the ASG will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors based on their leadership and scholastic achievement. Purchase of the Associated Student Body Card is required.


    FCC ASSOCIATED STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

    The Associated Student Government, with the goal of enhancing the college experience of the entire FCC student body will be awarding scholarships to returning FCC students based on leadership, academic achievement and their ability to contribute to the college. Returning students who apply must have at least 12 units completed and must purchase the Associated Student Body card.


    FCC Child Development Scholarship

    One $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester) will be awarded to a student majoring in Child Development with the goal of completing an Associate of Science Degree in the major. Additional requirements: 1. Student must have completed a minimum of 12 units of degree applicable child development coursework prior to award. 2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 3. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units leading to the completion of an AS degree in Child Development during each semester the scholarship is awarded. Please submit the FCC scholarship application online with your autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation. To demonstrate the commitment of the recipient, the second semester of funding requires completion of 12 units with a 3.0 GPA during the first semester of award. The FCC Child Development Scholarship has been established by the FCC Child Development Department Faculty.


    FCC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The Associated Student Body is a product of the past and the foundation of the future of FCC. Commemorating the long history of academic excellence at Fresno City College, the FCC Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students based on their scholastic achievement, involvement in community service and on available funds.


    FCC MORSE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    The FCC Morse Family Scholarship will provide a $500 scholarship to a Fresno City College student attending at least half time with a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to single parents and those who were in Foster care during their youth. This scholarship was established by Chris and Michelle Morse to assist qualified students in their pursuit of an education.


    Fig Garden Rotary Scholarship

    $500 scholarships awarded to continuing college students who have been active in campus leadership or community service. A 3.0 GPA is required. Students must demonstrate a financial need. Candidates must answer this test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


    FIG GARDEN WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    The Fig Garden Woman’s Club began in 1921 and our history reflects a continuous investment in college scholarships and helping local women and children.  We fund and participate in many philanthropic projects and support local businesses. Our 183 members are diverse in age, interests, experiences and professions, but all club members are united by a desire to create positive change in our community. We maintain and share our historic Clubhouse located on Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane.  We are pleased to award scholarships to students enrolled in the Fresno City College Nursing Program.  As a merit scholarship, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. 
     




    First California Federal Credit Union Scholarship

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time FCC student who maintains a 3.0 GPA. Student must be a member in good standing of First California Federal Credit Union. This scholarship is established to assist a member of the oldest Credit Union in California in achieving their educational dream.


    FREDERICK EDWARD JASO VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

    Frederick E. JasoScholarships will be awarded based upon funds available to students enrolled at least half-time with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. This scholarship is intended for Veterans who have served in any branch and are majoring in a field that involves serving others. Submission of the DD214 is required to verify veteran status.  
     
    This scholarship was established by the family of Frederick E. Jaso to honor his love of learning, and serving others. Scholarships continue to be funded by family, friends and fundraising. Frederick had a special way with people and had a gift for helping everyone feel a sense of belonging and self-worth. He is most known for his incredible patience when it came to teaching others. His gift for understanding people helped others feel that they had contributions to make, whether it was telling a story, lending a book or just listening. He was an entrepreneur who did many things and nothing was impossible to learn. Frederick earned an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Fresno City College and encouraged others to continue their education. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War (conflict) and earned numerous medals among them the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Additional consideration will be given to graduates of Caruthers, Riverdale or Washington Union High School. An essay on the topic, “How my experience in the service has prepared me for college” is required.


    FRESNO AFRICAN AMERICAN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $400 scholarships will be awarded to African American students attending Fresno City College full time. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.


    FRESNO COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships are available to students attending half-time studying aantiquities, such as Anthropology, Art History, Archaeology, or Cultural Geography. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. This scholarship was established to encourage investigation into the human past in a responsible and culturally sensitive manner. The Fresno County Archaeological Society (FCAS) has promoted interest in archaeology in the Central Valley for over 25 years. This scholarship is offered by the FCAS to encourage students to undertake study in the field of Anthropological Archaeology.




    FRESNO GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

    The Fresno Gem and Mineral Society will be awarding scholarships to students who have successfully completed 12 or more units majoring in Geology or Earth Science. Students must have successfully completed Geology 1 at the time of application. At least part time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA or better is required. The Fresno Gem and Mineral Society is a local organization that promotes the study of gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary arts. The organization established this scholarship to provide students majoring in Geology or Earth Science at Fresno City College with financial support. Scholarship recipients normally become members of the Gem and Mineral Society and generally volunteer at the fair to raise money for more scholarships.


    FRESNO HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    The Fresno Hispanic Scholarship Fund (FHSF) was founded in 1988. It is supported by public and private funding sources and civic fund-raising activities. The long-term goal of the FHSF is to continue to provide a scholarship program to serve students in the San Joaquin Valley. This organization has awarded over $250,000 to students since it began in 1988. They annually award a percentage of the local funds raised to support Fresno City College and Madera Community College Center Scholarship Program, which administers the applications and selection of FCC and MCCC students to receive $500 scholarships, if funds are available. Selection Criteria: 1. Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), 2. Complete 15 transferable units 3. Be enrolled at either FCC/MCCC as a full-time student the following academic year 4. Plan to transfer to a 4-year university 5. Be of Chicano/Latino origin (i.e., Mexican- American, Central or South American) 6. Provide an autobiographical statement which address  a. The selection criteria b. Socio-economic background c. Educational major, career goal, transfer university preference, honors, awards, work/volunteer experience, leadership, and extra-curricular activities involved in high school and/or college.


    FRESNO MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY

    Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each fall to students attending the Fresno City College Radiological Technology Program.  Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA to be considered.  This scholarship was established by the Fresno Masonic Lodge #247 to help with supplies for the program.  The Fresno Masonic Lodge #247 was created in 1877.  It is part of the large family of Freemasonry in California, the founders of public education in our state.




    FRESNO PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

    One $300 scholarship awarded to a part time student enrolled in Fresno City College’s Paralegal Program. Student must have at least 9 units completed in the program prior to the award year with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established to promote the paralegal profession, continuing education of paralegals and to assist the legal community.




    FRESNO PRINTING CRAFTSMEN SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 each semester) to a Fresno City College student pursuing a career in Graphic Communication, particularly as it pertains to printing. Eligible students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Therefore, after all other requirements have been met, preference will be given to a student enrolled in GRC 19-Work Experience (Cooperative), Occupational; GRC 21-Projects/Graphics Production Methods 2; or GRC 59-Technical Commercial Art. This scholarship was established by the former members of the Fresno Club of Printing House Craftsmen who are fulfilling their motto of “Share Your Knowledge” by sponsoring this scholarship to assist local students in studying the craft of printing.


    Fresno/Clovis New Car Dealers Association Automotive Technician Scholarship-OSHER

    Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a post secondary mechanical automotive technician training program (auto body repair programs are excluded). Current FCC students enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program are also encouraged to apply. Students must have at least 24 college units completed and be eligible for the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver during the award year. Recipients must maintain at least a half-time enrollment, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have a valid California Drivers License to be eligible. A DMV Motor Vehicle report will be required from all applicants prior to selection. The Fresno/Clovis New Car Dealers Association Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, was established by the Fresno/Clovis New Car Dealers Association to promote enrollment and ensure a successful career in the field of Automotive Technology.


    FRIENDS OF THE ARTS (FOTA) SCHOLARSHIP

    Awards will be made based on criteria set forth by each department in the Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division (Dance, Theatre, Music and Arts). For further information on each criteria please contact the division office. Auditions may be required. Friends of the Arts at Fresno City College is an organization that raises money which funds special projects in the Fine and Performing Arts. The organization funds student scholarships, provides master classes, brings guest artists to campus, helps to send students to events in other states and countries, and increases our endowment to insure future support.


    GAREN K. MILTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship is available to a music student enrolled at Fresno City College with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Amount based on funds available. Garen Milton, former FCC DSP&S counselor, passed away in 1999. He had a passion for playing the french horn.


    GARY SOTO SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $800 scholarships will be awarded to second-year students with a Liberal Arts major anticipating a career in teaching. A GPA of at least 2.75 is required. Applicants could have graduated from any community high school just outside of Fresno and should have the career goal of teaching at the grade-school level. A short essay on the topic “Why I want to be a teacher” is required. Gary Soto is a writer, not a teacher. However, he has met many wonderful teachers in his travels and has established this scholarship hoping to encourage other young people to choose teaching as a career.


    Gateway Eagles Scholarship

    One $600 scholarship will be awarded ($300 fall/$300 spring) to a Fresno City College student who graduated from Gateway High School. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and attend a minimum of 9 units each semester. This scholarship was established by a retired Fresno City College administrator and his wife to provide assistance to students who might otherwise not be able to further their education. Additionally, this will honor their son who is a Gateway High School graduate.


    GERALD AND SHIRLEY FRIES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The Gerald (Jerry) and Shirley Fries Memorial Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships up to $600 to students majoring in electronics and communications or computer science and technology with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Candidates must be a verified U.S. Citizen and a California Resident.

    Mr. Fries served the State Center Community College District for 31 years, retiring in August 1987. He was a radio and electronics instructor, a college counselor, and Director of Research and Planning for Fresno City College. He established the short wave amateur radio station WA6DBI for the FCC campus and was an active ham radio operator for 55 years.

    A native of Fresno, he graduated from Roosevelt High School, attended U.C. Berkeley, Utah State, and California State University, Fresno where he received his administrative credential and master’s degree, graduating with honors. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in December 1941, and served as a bomber pilot in World War II. He was recalled to active duty as a communications officer during the Korean War and retired from the U.S.A.F. Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.

    Community activities included membership in the Rotary Club of Fresno, Chamber of Commerce, Fresno State Bulldog Foundation, Central California DX Club and American Radio Relay League. He coordinated the strategic long range plan for the Sequoia Council of the Boy Scouts.

    Daughters, Joyce Lasek and Diane Merrill, are proud this scholarship can be offered to deserving students in the memory of their dedicated educator and loving father and their mother.




    GERALD FARRINGTON HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

    One $100 scholarship awarded to a second year student majoring in history/political science. Must have financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student will be interviewed by the History/Political Science Department. This scholarship was funded by Mr. Gerald Farrington, History/Political Science Instructor at Fresno City College, with the hope it would encourage and reward students majoring in history/political science.


    GERALDINE WHEELER SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship awarded to a full-time FCC student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This was established to honor Geraldine Wheeler, member of Fresno Unified School Board at the time Fresno City College was started.


    Gina Cuttone Family Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded each fall to a student attending Fresno City College or Clovis Community College.  Student must maintain a GPA of 2.8 or above and be attending full time.  This scholarship was established by Gina Cuttone to financially assist students with their higher education at the State Center Community College District. 
     




    GLENN HIPPENSTIEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships available to deserving full time 2nd year students (male or female) enrolled at Fresno City College and playing on the tennis team. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. This scholarship was established in memory of Glenn Hippenstiel, national age group champion, longtime leader of tennis activities and active competitor in tennis.


    GO GREEN SCHOLARSHIP - OSHER

    One $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Fresno City College student with a minimum GPA of 2.8 who has qualified for the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year. Students must have completed at least 24 college units before award year, demonstrate financial need, and be active in conservation/environmental issues, or participate in recycling on campus or in the community. The Go Green Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, was established by Dorothy “Dot” Sedley who has been involved with recycling on our campus and in our community since 1998. Dot has contributed to many local charities and now channels her proceeds to Fresno City College where each day she helps in the recycling process.


    GRANVILLE HOMES SCHOLARSHIP

    Up to five $1000 scholarships will be awarded each year to students attending at least 9 units in the Construction Program at Fresno City College. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must maintain that GPA throughout the award year. A letter of recommendation from the Construction Program Instructor is recommended. This scholarship was established by Granville Homes, Inc. to assist and encourage students in their current or future employment in the building industry. Granville Homes is a local, custom home builder working in the Fresno area for over thirty years. Individuals having a familial or business relationship to the donors, directors, or officers of Granville Homes are ineligible to receive any scholarships.


    H. B. (BILL) AND J. M. EASTMAN SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a vocational/technical program at Fresno City College as described in the catalog. A minimum GPA of 2.5 will be required. This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Eastman who farmed in Chowchilla and later had a prune orchard in Easton. Eastman Lake was named after Bill’s father who was a leader in Chowchilla and helped to established their Water District.


    H. BRUCE AND MERRY A. JOHNSTON SCHOLARSHIP

    The H. Bruce and Merry A. Johnston Scholarship has been established to help deserving students who wish to enter teaching or other careers in the life, health, or environmental sciences. One $500 scholarship is awarded once each year ($250 per semester). Viable candidates must be full time students majoring in any of the above areas. Applicants must have accumulated at least 15 college units with a 3.0 or higher GPA. This scholarship was established in the names of H. Bruce Johnston, emeritus faculty member of the Fresno City College biology department, and Merry Ann Johnston, emeritus faculty member of Clovis Unified School District. Both have had a lifelong commitment to life science education and the teaching profession.


    HABIB FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNIZING LATINO STUDENTS IN THE FINE, PERFORMING & COMMUNICATION ARTS

    One scholarship, based on funds available, will be awarded to a deserving Latino student with demonstrated financial need, who is pursuing a degree or transfer in the area of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts.  Recipient must be of Latino heritage, enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) units, with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and be pursuing a career in Art, Music, Theater, Speech Communication or Journalism.  This scholarship was established by Claudia and Ghassane Habib to encourage and assist students in their pursued  college education. 




    HABIB FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

    One scholarship, based on funds available, will be awarded to a promising female student with demonstrated financial need, who is pursuing a degree or transfer in the area of Fine & Performing Arts.  Recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) units, must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and be pursuing a career in Art, Music or Theater.  This scholarship was established by Claudia and Ghassane Habib to encourage and assist students in their pursued college education. 




    HANS WIEDENHOEFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    In 1947, Hans Wiedenhoefer was hired by the Fresno Unified School District to teach physical education. He started up the wrestling programs in FUSD and many Fresno County schools began wrestling programs under his guidance. Fresno Junior (City) College began its intercollegiate athletics program in 1948 and hired Wiedenhoefer as their assistant football coach. He became the head football coach in 1951. He was head track and field coach from 1951-1956 and in 1957 he started the FCC wrestling and golf programs. In wrestling, which he coached until 1967, the Rams won two state championships, five regional and five conference championships. Wiedenhoefer coached the FCC golf team through 1984 winning two Northern California championships and seven conference championships. In 1959 he was promoted to the Director of Athletics and served in that capacity until he retired in 1984. Mr. Wiedenhoefer was an inaugural member of the FCC Football Wall of Fame in 1989, and was voted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. Five years later, Wiedenhoefer was enshrined into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame and in 2003, he and his successor, Bill Musick, were inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. This scholarship was established by the family of Hans Wiedenhoefer to honor his legacy and support deserving student athletes. Applicants must be 2nd year students, maintain full time enrollment and at least a 2.5 GPA. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. Recipient will be identified by the FCC Athletic Director.


    HAROLD ZINKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $500 to a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5, who has demonstrated both a potential to succeed and financial need.


    HEALTH & SCIENCE RE-ENTRY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship awarded each year in the amount of $1000 ($500 per semester). This scholarship was established by Rosemary Waters, and Virginia Gutierrez-Osborne, biology instructors at Fresno City College, with colleague Rosane Jordao Chacanaca, to provide support and encouragement to a re-entry student pursuing a career in a natural science or health science field. Eligibility is as follows: 1. A re-entry student at least 25 years of age. 2. Must major in a natural science or a health science field at FCC. 3. Must have completed 18 units with a minimum GPA of 3.0. To apply, please submit the FCC scholarship application online with your autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member and one from a non-faculty member. To demonstrate a commitment of the recipient, the second semester of funding requires a completion of 9 units with a 3.0 GPA during the first semester of the award. This scholarship may be renewed one time only, for a second year. It is the student’s responsibility to reapply.


    HICKMAN-MCGINTY CRIMINOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

    Based on funds available, two $500 awards may be offered to students in the Fresno City College Criminology Program. To be eligible, students must meet one or more of the following criteria: is a student majoring in Criminology; has a financial need; is one who, if granted the scholarship, would be encouraged to continue their education in the field of Criminology; or, is identified by staff at Fresno City College as an outstanding applicant for consideration of the scholarship. Throughout life, as a member of law enforcement and in the community, M.C. “Mac” McGinty’s exemplary service was an inspiration to all. The Hickman family has supported his tradition in three generations of peace officers. This scholarship will provide the opportunity for others to continue in the field of criminology whether through law enforcement or corrections, law and legal studies or crime victim emphasis, to find their position of excellence in the field. . To apply, contact Dr. Katherine Hickman at 559-244-2621 or inquire at the Scholarship Office.


    Hmong American Farm Scholarship

    Two $800 scholarships will be awarded to the son or daughter of Hmong American farmers attending Fresno City College. The recipient must be a second year student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in at least nine (9) units for fall. Candidates must describe the farm life in their essays. This scholarship is sponsored by writer Gary Soto.




    HMONG AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Based on funds available, $250 awards will be given to Hmong American students attending Fresno City College at a minimum of 9 units and who maintain a 2.75 GPA.  Priority will be given to those students who are active HASA members.  Student’s majors must be declared on WebAdvisor.  The Hmong American Student Association (HASA) of Fresno City College was established in 1986.  HASA provides leadership, communication, and networking skills that will benefit the students in the future.  HASA instills the student’s desire for self-improvement, scholastic excellence and supports each other on their academic success.  HASA volunteers on campus and in the community, showcases and promotes the Hmong culture at social and educational event.  HASA has been awarded “Club of the Year” and “Most Active on Campus”.  HASA is dedicated to provide financial relief and promote higher education for the Hmong American students of Fresno City College.




    HOMER AND BILLIE STERIOS SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships up to $400 each are awarded ($200 per semester) to full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established by Homer Sterios, Evelyn Fiorani’s uncle, who worked as a chef at her father’s restaurant called the Pleasanton Café on Broadway Street in Fresno. The café was torn down in 1957.


    INGVART AND ELMINA TEILMAN SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship(s) awarded to Registered Nursing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


    International Footprinters Association Scholarship

    On May 11, 1929 in Fresno, California a series of events combined to lead eleven attendees of this convention to form an association and become members of a group that would soon become the International Footprint Association, Inc. Currently the Footprinters have 28 chapters in six states and over 1,800 members. Originally membership was limited to law enforcement officials. Later this limited scope was expanded to peace officers (active and retired) from all agencies, doctors, lawyers, elected and appointed officials, men and women of all professions and businesses, and all citizens sympathetic to good law enforcement and its attendant problems. Each chapter still promotes the original precepts of the Footprinters and, in addition, have added many other objectives to their agenda. While some chapter objectives are unique to the individual chapter, many of them have common threads. Some of these are: ◦To promote support for law enforcement within their community ◦To recognize the achievements of individuals within law enforcement ◦To sponsor worthy movements within their communities ◦To support charitable causes, especially children’s charities ◦To provide scholarships to people interested in law enforcement ◦To promote the true spirit of Americanism The Fresno Chapter of the International Footprinters Association is offering a $300 scholarship to a graduating cadet of each Fresno City College Police Academy class. Join us to promote and support law enforcement. Live our slogan of "Bigger and Better Footprints".




    IRANIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

    One $300 scholarship will be awarded to a student of any ethnic background attending Fresno City College full time with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established by the Iranian Cultural Society (ICS), an independent, non-profit, nonpolitical and nonpartisan organization with no affiliation or attachment to any special political or religious groups. The ICS was established in 2003 to promote higher education and encourage the youth in our community to be goal oriented and pursue their desired career. Their mission is to preserve the Iranian (Persian) culture, introduce Iranian culture to the community of Fresno and, as strong contributing citizens of Fresno County, to foster conductive interaction and collaboration with our community.


    JAMES AND SANDRA McHENRY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

    The James and Sandra McHenry Scholarship has been established to help deserving students who aspire to be life science teachers or enter other careers in life or environmental sciences. The $500 endowed scholarship is awarded once a year ($250 per semester). Viable candidates must be full-time students majoring in the life sciences and must have accumulated at least 15 college units with a 3.0 or higher GPA. This scholarship was established in the names of James A. and Sandra G. McHenry who have had a lifelong commitment to life science education and the teaching profession. The McHenrys both have distinguished careers as science educators at Fresno City College and the Fresno Unified School District.




    JAZZ PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP - 236

    Two $150 scholarships awarded to students enrolled in music studies at Fresno City College. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled in at least 6 units. Applicants will be asked to audition with the music department. This scholarship is sponsored by the FCC Jazz Studies program.


    Jean Beardsley Teaching Scholarship

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded during the award year, half in fall and half in spring to a full-time student attending Fresno City College. The student must be enrolled in the Honors Program and be studying to become a teacher in grades K-12, preferably in a science or math major. This scholarship was established by Jeff Bassill in honor of his mother-in-law, Jean Beardsley who taught for Selma Unified School District for 36 years. She is now retired and volunteers her time in local classrooms and enjoys seeing former students.


    JEFFREY KIRK MORTANIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 237

    One $100 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is Acquired Brain Injured or who has cancer of the brain. This scholarship was established in memory of Jeffrey K. Mortanian by his mother, Mary Mortainian, and sister, Janice Emerzian, FCC District Director of the Disabled Students Programs & Services Department. Jeffrey had acquired a brain tumor at the age of 18 and struggled through 12 years of surgeries and treatments until his death at age 30.


    Jerry Noblett Memorial Scholarship

    JERRY NOBLETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Jerry Noblett was born in Duncan, Oklahoma and moved to Madera as an infant. Jerry attended Madera public schools and graduated from Madera High School in 1969. It was in his first semester at Fresno State that he decided to go into law enforcement. He changed his major from accounting to criminology. Jerry was hired on with the Madera Police Department in February 1973. He worked full time as a police officer and earned his degree in June of 1976. Jerry worked his way through the ranks and retired in July 2002 as Chief of Police. After retiring, Jerry began teaching Beginning Justice at the Junior College level. He loved his career as a police officer and it was his hope to inspire these young people he taught to pursue a career in law enforcement. Jerry met many people in school, and as a police officer, that were to become lifelong friends. He had a great love of family, friends and community. Jerry would have been honored that through this scholarship he would be able to help a young man or woman pursue their careers in law enforcement. The Jerry Noblett Memorial Scholarship offers a $500 award to students who reside in Madera and are enrolled in the FCC Police Academy with Law Enforcement as a career goal.




    Jim Deaver Fire Academy Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to full-time Fire Academy students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Socorro Gonzalez-Deaver to help young people achieve their dreams of becoming local firefighters by helping offset the tuition cost.

    Jim Deaver was born and raised in Sanger, California. He was a 1975 graduate of Sanger High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football, earning the title of “Athlete of the Year” in his senior year. He graduated from Reedley College where he continued to excel in football.

    Shortly thereafter in 1977, Jim realized he had a desire to give back to his community, resulting in his choice to volunteer his time and share his experiences as an assistant coach in both basketball and football at Sanger High School.

    In 1981, Jim began his fire service career when he was hired by his home town fire department in Sanger. He continued to volunteer his time coaching at Sanger High School while working his way up the ranks in the fire department to the position of Fire Captain. Captain Deaver, continuing to follow his desire to give back, became an active member and participant in the Cal-Chiefs Nor-Cal Training Section, where he volunteered his time and energy in various capacities. Of special note was his commitment to the annual Nor/So-Call-Fresno Training Symposium, which he passionately served even into his retirement years.

    In 2009, after nearly 29 years of service, Jim retired from the Sanger Fire Department. Soon after retirement, still holding a love of coaching and developing young people, he became associated with the Sanger Unified School District Regional Occupation Program. Jim was instrumental in building the Sanger ROP fire service program, in which he was the principal instructor at Sanger High School. For several years he enthusiastically prepared local area students for careers in the fire service.

    Unfortunately, in November of 2015 Jim suffered a near fatal heart attack which resulted in a serious brain injury. He continues a painfully but, brave fight back in a Fresno rehabilitation facility.

    His wife, having recognized for years her husbands’ drive to help young people achieve their dreams in both sports and the fire service, realized that his passion could best be sustained by establishing a scholarship associated with the Fresno Regional Fire Academy, with the purpose of helping offset the tuition cost of those who desire to become local firefighters.




    Joel Wahlenmaier Memorial Scholarship

    A $1000 scholarship will be given to a cadet attending the Fresno City College Police Academy, with preference given to a cadet attending the evening program. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier’s legacy for paying the ultimate sacrifice and to provide monetary assistance to a cadet in the Police Academy that has demonstrated maturity, dedication and a commitment to being in Law Enforcement serving the community just like Joel did. Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier attended the Fresno City College Night Academy in 1997. He was hired by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department in 1998 as a Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Wahlenmaier worked in several units as a Deputy which included Patrol, School Resource Officer, Robbery/Property Crimes and Homicide. Deputy Wahlenmaier was promoted to Deputy IV in 2005. His greatest passion was being a long time member of the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team. Deputy Wahlenmaier was a dedicated husband and father, a great friend to anybody that knew him and would do anything to help someone in need. On February 25, 2010, while Deputy Wahlenmaier was a Homicide Detective, he assisted Cal Fire with the service of a search warrant in the town of Minkler, Ca. During the service of the search warrant, the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Wahlenmaier. Deputy Wahlenmaier is survived by his loving wife Beverly, his two children, daughter Amy and son Austin.


    JOSE SALAZAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Latino Faculty and Staff dedicate this scholarship in honor of their colleague, Jose Salazar, for his strong leadership and commitment to students. One $400 scholarship is available to a full-time student pursuing a career in Bilingual Education, Spanish instruction or Chicano Latino Studies. Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5.


    JOSEPHINE WATERS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded to an African-American re-entry student, male or female, over 24 years of age who shows the desire and motivation to succeed.  Preference will be given an individual with children.  This scholarship was established by Darlene Roach, FCC counselor, in memory of her grandmother, Josephine Waters.


    JULIA GONZALES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 243

    A $300 scholarship to assist with college expenses will be awarded to a male or female 2nd year student competing on a FCC intercollegiate athletic team. Special consideration will be given to a soccer athlete, but any student athlete is encouraged to apply. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The essay and letters of recommendation will be emphasized. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. Julia Gonzales was a dedicated and loyal employee at Fresno City College for 23 years with 17 of those years as the department secretary in the Public Information Office. Julia passed away in 2005. Julia was a front line advocate providing information to all students who needed assistance and was a huge supporter of FCC athletic teams, giving both financial and fan support. She attended many of the games, both home and away.


    JULIAN AND ZOE ELAHI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - OSHER

    The Julian and Zoe Elahi Memorial Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award a $1100 scholarship to a full-time student enrolled in the Radiological Technology or Registered Nursing program at Fresno City College. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the award year and be awarded the state Board of Governor's fee waiver to be eligible. This scholarship was established by Cicely Elahi Roberts M.D., SCCC Foundation Board Member, to honor her father and step-mother.


    K. ARAKELIAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - 244

    Based on funds available this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has a minimum 2.5 GPA. The L. Arakelian Foundation was co-founded by Aram K. Arakelian and his father, Krikor. The foundation has made donations to charitable organizations in the Central Valley for over 60 years. Aram was described as “a big hearted fellow, very funny and loving”. No one who met him could easily forget him.


    KARL AND DORIS FALK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 245

    The Karl and Doris Falk Memorial Scholarship is Fresno City College’s largest endowed scholarship program. It provides a number of $1,000 scholarship awards to outstanding local high school graduates attending Fresno City College. This scholarship is made in awards of $250 over four semesters on the basis of academic and leadership performance. Dr. Karl Falk was a distinguished member of the Fresno education and business communities for many years. He served as interim president of California State University, Fresno (CSUF), was a longtime faculty member at CSUF, and was a member of the Fresno City College Occupational Educational Advisory Committee for nearly 20 years. In addition to his many valuable accomplishments and contributions to higher education, Dr. Karl Falk was a national champion of low-cost housing, and a benefactor of a variety of other local, national and international causes, including Housing and Urban Renewal, 1936 Olympic Organizing Committee, and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. Dr. Doris Falk was a biology instructor at CSUF for many years, and a member of the State Center Community College Foundation Board. Together the Falks traveled much of the world and reported back to the Fresno community on their adventures. They were nature enthusiasts and contributed generously to the Fresno Zoo. These scholarships are consistent with the Falks' continued advocacy for providing quality education and opportunity for the youth of this community.


    KATHERINE GROWDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded each year to a student enrolled in the Fresno City College registered nursing program who has maintained a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship was established by Joan Conway in memory of her grandmother, Katherine Growden, who was a nurse.


    KE KOKUA SCHOLARSHIP

    $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are US Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens and have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must have participated in community service and/or have evidence of leadership, honors, or awards. Recipients will also be selected based on financial need. The Ke Kokua Foundation was established in 2005 to directly support and foster charities that provide socially responsible educational services, advocacy, and supportive resources to the community. It is through Ke Kokua, a Hawaiian term for the spirit of helping, that change begins, grows, and endures. Our Foundation’s philosophy of helping unconditionally, responsibly, and with integrity honors Ke Kokua and honors others. The Ke Kokua Foundation believes education is the key to our future and these scholarships will help unlock brighter futures for deserving and dedicated students.




    KFSN-TV SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $150 scholarships available to Disabled Students Programs & Services students. Minimum GPA of 2.5.


    Korner Family Scholarship

    Two $625 scholarships will be awarded (half fall and half spring) to students attending Fresno City College at least part-time who are majoring in American Sign Language (ASL). Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The Korner Family Scholarship will support students who are pursuing a career in ASL. As interpreters and teachers, there are many avenues that can be followed – signing for the court system, teaching ASL to others, coaching sports, counseling students about career paths, and more. The scholarship will provide some financial backing to several ASL students each term to help them reach their personal goals as providers of services to the deaf community. We believe there is a beauty in the art of signing that meshes very well with the background and interests of the person in whose memory this scholarship is founded. The scholarship was started in memory of Herbert Korner, a lifelong learner, part-time philosopher, fabulous artist, observer of people, lover of art, music and theater. His personal talents included painting scenic watercolors, building furniture, making silver jewelry, and making collages.


    KU YANG THORNTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded to a Fresno City College female student majoring in Child Development with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to Hmong students. This scholarship was established by Michael Thornton to honor his late wife, Ku Yang Thornton, who had a passion for teaching pre-school children. Ku was born in Laos during the period of war. She and her family were some of the first Hmong refugees who came to the United States in 1976. Her brother instilled in her the importance of a good education and she was the first female in her family to go to college. Ku attended Fresno City College and graduated with an Associate of Science-Child Center Permit in 1996. She was selected to become a Mentor Teacher at FCC. She was very proud to be an Early Childhood Educator and to make a difference in the lives of young children. Ku mentored student teachers and encouraged them to let the children explore the world around them. Ku transferred to Fresno Pacific University and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Organizational Development in 2000. She later attended National University where she obtained her teaching credential. She then taught Kindergarten for Fresno Unified School District. In the prime of her life, she was diagnosed with cancer and passed away less than a year later on May 23, 2011. Her husband, Michael, also attended Fresno City College and continued in school through the graduate level. He is currently teaching elementary students for Fresno Unified School District. They both loved their time here at Fresno City College as well as teaching for Fresno Unified. Michael is giving back by offering scholarships to the students going through the child development program who will one day make a difference in the lives of other young children.


    LA SOCIETE DES QUARANTE HOMMES ET HUIT CHEVAUX SCHOLARSHIP (40/8)

    La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, an independent fraternal organization of Veterans, popularly known as the FORTY ET EIGHT, was organized in 1920 as the fun and honor society of the American Legion. Now composed of the Veterans of both World Wars, the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts, Panama, Granada, and Desert Storm, it draws its origin from World War I when young Americans were sent to France to fight a war to end all wars. The narrow gauge railroads of France had boxcars (Voitures) that carried little more than half the capacity of American boxcar and these voitures were used to transport men and horses to and from the fighting fronts. On the side of these little boxcars was stenciled the capacity of each. Holding either forty men or eight horses, these voitures became the trademark of our organization. If you could laugh at the train ride from the coast of France to the trenches crowded in these little boxcars, only recently vacated by eight horses, one could surely adapt to the changes in his life when he returned home. Membership in the Forty et Eight is by invitation only for recognition of service to the American Legion and/or its programs. In 1955, the Voyageurs Militaire recognized the shortage of Registered Nurses and began to provide the financial assistance in scholarships to those who enrolled for this training. With more than 2088 students receiving over $750,000 in scholarships this past year, the FORTY ET EIGHT has granted in excess of $15 million since the inception of this program. Based on funds available, Fresno Voiture 31 of the 40/8 will offer $300 scholarships to 2nd year Registered Nursing students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.


    Lang-Lopez Family Scholarship

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 each semester) to a full time female student interested in information systems technology or mathematics as a course of study or career. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established by Don Lopez and his wife, Lesley Lang-Lopez. Don Lopez, currently serving as Director of Technology at Fresno City College, has noticed a lack of women applicants for technology positions within the State Center Community College District and Lesley would like to see more females pursuing a career in mathematics.


    LARRY VIETTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship was established by Mr. Glen Vietty whose brother, Larry Vietty, was an officer with the City of Clovis Police Dept for 28 years. During that time he was constantly involved with community activities. Some of these were Babe Ruth Baseball and Boy’s League. In conjunction with the Clovis Rotary he founded the annual Clovis Food Drive that feeds hundreds of families at Christmas. He was officer of the year in 1978 and earned a life saving award in 1994. His life time of service to the people and city of Clovis was rewarded when in 1998 he was inducted into the City of Clovis Hall of Fame. Larry had a passion for working with young people. Whether it was coaching football or mentoring the new officers that were added to the ranks of its police force. He wanted to ensure that these new officers began their career in the most positive way. It’s his commitment to community and especially his compassion for young people entering into police work, that leads us to remember Larry through this scholarship. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the FCC day Police Academy Program who demonstrates financial need and the potential to succeed. For more information on how and when to apply please contact FCC Police Academy at (559) 442-8277 or Cathie Johnson in the FCC Scholarship Office at (559) 442-4600 Ext 8027.




    LATINO FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

    The Latino Faculty & Staff Association (LF&SA) is an educational organization whose purpose is to be an advocate for Latino issues in higher education, which also includes the educational welfare and advancement of the Latino community. LF&SA supports students by offering four scholarships: Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Scholarship, Jose Salazar Memorial Scholarship, Latino Immigrant Student Success (LISS) and the Latino Faculty & Staff Association Scholarship. All applicants for these scholarships must provide an autobiographical statement which addresses educational and socio-economic background, educational major, career goals, honors and awards received, Chicano/Latino community service and involvement, and any unusual or unique circumstances in your life. The qualifications for the specific scholarships are listed below. Latino Faculty & Staff Association Scholarship A scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student of Chicano/Latino origin (i.e. Mexican-American, Central or South American) who maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be pursuing an AA or AS degree or is enrolled in a transfer program and demonstrates volunteerism to assist the Chicano/Latino students, community, or church


    LATINO IMMIGRANT STUDENT SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $400 scholarships ($200 each semester) awarded to immigrant students of Latino descent and/or indigenous persons from Mexico, Central and South America. Immigrant students who are not eligible for federal or state financial aid due to their residency status are encouraged to apply. This scholarship was established by the Latino Faculty and Staff Association to support educational opportunities for Latino immigrant students. Selection criteria: 1. Enroll in a minimum of 7 units 2. 2.5 Grade Point Average 3. Latino descent or indigenous persons from Mexico, Central and South America 4. Immigrant student not eligible for federal or state financial aid 5. Submit autobiographical statement


    LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FRESNO/PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    $1000 awards will be given to male or female students who have volunteered in school or community activities, or paid employment in government, voter services, environmental activities, or social policy issues, especially education and health, mental health, juvenile justice and housing. Students must attend Fresno City College full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA. These scholarships were established to recognize male and female students pursuing higher education whose goals align with those of the League of Women Voters of Fresno and to provide financial assistance to needy students. Bette Peterson is a children’s book publisher and philanthropist. Her late husband, Bob Billings, was an English professor at Fresno State and set up a foundation for philanthropic giving.




    Lee Stoner Memorial Veterans Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to Fresno City College students who are veterans from any branch of the service. Lee was a Korean War submarine veteran, and a member of the United States Submarine Veterans. Mr. Stoner began working at Fresno City College in 1981 as the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator in the Applied Technology Division and retired in 1999. He helped organize the effort to build the Veterans Peace Memorial and continued to help plan the Veterans Ceremony each November on campus. He remained active on the Veterans Committee since retirement and passed away August 10, 2011.


    Leon S. Peters Honors Program Scholarship

    The Leon S. Peters Honors Scholarship recognizes the top 25 students participating in the Leon S. Peters Honors Program at Fresno City College. Scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded to students who have completed at least twelve (12) units of transfer courses, six (6) or more of which must be in the Honors Program. In addition, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and show evidence of active involvement in leadership, public service, or some activity that extends beyond the classroom. The Leon S. Peters Honors Program Scholarship provides support for exceptional Fresno City College students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and exemplify Mr. Peters’ belief in the importance of quality education. Mr. Peters was born on a farm southeast of Fresno and attended school in the Fowler area. He was President of Valley Foundry and Machine Works which manufactured winemaking equipment, including tanks, crushers and presses. During WWII, the business manufactured ship winches and valves for the armed forces. Mr. Peters was involved in hundreds of causes and projects in the San Joaquin Valley, including making Fresno Community Hospital one of the area’s major health care institutions. His community service work was extensive as he believed in a strong commitment to the community. He was a dynamic figure in the business, cultural and civic life in Fresno.




    LEON S. PETERS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    Twenty-five $1000 scholarships will be awarded $500 each semester to students enrolled in the Fresno City College Registered Nursing Program. These awards will be offered as a bookstore account to offset the cost of books, supplies and uniforms purchased through the FCC bookstore for the nursing program. Registration fees can also be paid through this award. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain that GPA throughout the award year to remain eligible. This scholarship was established in honor of Leon S. Peters, a local entrepreneur and industrialist who owned and operated several local enterprises, most notable Valley Foundry. Peters was famous for his philanthropy and his efforts to sponsor talented local students.


    LESLIE GENDRON SCHOLARSHIP

    Two scholarships available for Registered Nursing students, preferably graduates of Madera High School, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. One will be awarded to a first-year student and another to a second-year student.


    LEWIS A. FOLLANSBEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 253

    One $150 scholarship awarded to a full-time student majoring in life science or marine science. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Lewis A. Follansbee, Ph.D., taught Life Sciences at Fresno City College and Orange Coast College.


    Linda Carol Miller Memorial Scholarship

    One scholarship will be awarded to a full time student enrolled at Fresno City College. Recipient must be an Education Major who intends to transfer to a four-year college or university and who maintains a 3.0 GPA or better. This scholarship was established from the Linda Colby Trust. Linda Carol Miller was the Fresno City College Associated Student Vice-President during 1960-61.




    LISA MORAN DEMERA MEMORIAL WOMEN’S GOLF SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship ($250 each semester) awarded to a 2nd year student who is playing on the FCC’s women’s golf team. Awards will be given upon completion of the sport eligibility. This scholarship is a tribute to Lisa Moran DeMera who was an avid golf player. She was a graduate of Bullard High School, FCC, and CSUF. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This women’s golf scholarship was established by David G. DeMera in his late wife’s memory, and by Lisa’s parents, Charles and Winifred Moran.


    Loren Steitz Nursing Scholarship

    Scholarship will be awarded up to $1500 per year to a student enrolled in the FCC Registered Nursing Program who maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship will be set up as a FCC Bookstore account to purchase books, supplies, and uniforms. Registration and health fees can also be paid from this award. William Steitz established this scholarship in memory and honor of his brother, Loren Steitz. Loren was a lifelong resident of Fresno and was employed by Fresno County University Medical Center for more than 26 years as a superintendent of maintenance. He always had a desire to assist a needy student reach his/her goal in the medical field of nursing. Loren will be remembered as a guardian angel to all his family and friends.


    Lt. Bill Young Post #5057 Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded during the award year, half in fall and half in spring semesters to a full-time Fresno City College veteran student with honorable discharge. A minimum GPA of 2.0 with any major is acceptable. This scholarship was established to assist a veteran in achieving their academic goals toward employment. Lt. Bill Young Post 5057 Veterans of Foreign Wars was formed in 1957. This is the first year (2016) of sponsoring a scholarship for a veteran through the State Center Community College District.




    Lyudmila Shelest Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded (based on funds available) to full-time students majoring in Vocal Music. The Music Department Faculty will determine qualifications by audition and course enrollment. The scholarship will assist current music majors in furthering their study of music. The recipient must plan to continue their music studies at Fresno City College or a 4 year institution. Transferring students must provide proof of full-time registration at their 4 year institution. Lyudmila Shelest was an outstanding young woman known for her faith, optimism, passion for her art, and leadership among her peers. She was majoring in choral conducting, pursuing a degree in music education when her life was cut short. She was a hard worker and a fine vocalist. It is in her memory that we offer this scholarship.


    MABEL B. HANSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship(s) available to Registered Nursing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Number and amount of award(s) will be determined by the availability of funds. This scholarship was established by Chet and Doris Hansen, in the memory of Chet’s mother, Mabel B. Hansen, who worked as a nurse at Fresno Community Hospital and graduated from Burnett Sanitarium in 1926.


    MARGARET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $1000 scholarships ($500 per semester) will be awarded to students majoring in Child Development with the goal of completing an Associate Degree in the major. Additional requirements: 1. Student must have completed a minimum of 12 units of child development courses prior to award. 2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 3. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units leading to the completion of an Associates Degree during each semester the scholarship is awarded. Please submit the FCC scholarship application online with your autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation: one from a child development faculty member and one from a non-faculty member. To demonstrate the commitment of the recipients, the second semester of funding requires completion of 9 units with a 2.5 GPA during the first semester of award. The Margaret Memorial Scholarship has been established by Jerry and Rosemary Waters to honor their mothers’, Margaret Cremer Waters and Margaret McLaughlin Rockwell, love of children, especially their own children and grandchildren, and to acknowledge the staff of Fresno City College’s Child Development Center’s loving commitment to the children enrolled in their program.


    MARGARET ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships awarded to fulltime Fresno City College students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established to honor Margaret Robinson a long time board member of Fresno Unified School District.


    MARTHA JUDITH MENDOZA JOHNSTON MEMORIAL WOMEN’S SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

    Based upon funds available, one scholarship up to $500 will be awarded to a 2nd year female student who shows promise as a softball player and of completing a Bachelor’s Degree. Awards will be given upon completion of their sport eligibility. This scholarship is a tribute to Martha Judith Mendoza Johnston who was an enthusiastic softball player at Modesto’s Ustach Junior High School and also that city’s Recreation Team. Shortly before her death at age eleven, she was selected “softball player of the year.” A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This woman’s softball scholarship was established in Martha’s memory, by her grandparents, H. Bruce and Merry A. Johnston, long time teachers at FCC and Clovis Unified respectively.


    MARY LUCE LEWIS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1800 scholarship ($900 per semester) will be awarded to a student in the Fresno City College Nursing Program who has maintained a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established for continuing or advanced education for people in the nursing professions who need financial assistance to reach their goals. Family and friends of Mary Luce Lewis remember her as a beloved wife, a compassionate friend, and a gentle and dedicated nurse. In tribute, her husband, Bert, established this fund as an eternal memorial.


    MATH FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Fresno City College student who has completed 15 units with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and who has indicated financial need. The purpose of the scholarship is to financially assist a student who plans to transfer to a four-year college and who has demonstrated superior mathematical ability. The student must have completed, or be enrolled in, a transferable math class and be willing to be interviewed by a committee of mathematic instructors. The applicants must submit a written statement that provides evidence of his/her interest and abilities in mathematics including past achievements (awards, course grades, etc). The written statement should also address the student’s financial need.


    MAUDE POLITO DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $300 to a full-time student who has completed at least 12 units at the end of semester of application and participated in the current City Dances Production. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This scholarship was established in memory of Maude Polito, who owned a dance studio in the Tower District, to recognize excellence in dance for returning students.


    MAXINE RODKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    This scholarship provides awards of $300 per semester to full-time students who are teen parents, or those who started their parenthood while a teen. Awards will be prorated for those who are less than full-time. A 2.0 GPA will be required throughout your enrollment to remain eligible for this award until graduation from Fresno City College. Suggestion will be made to enroll in a parenting program available at FCC if not already taken in high school. This scholarship is a tribute to Maxine Rodkin who established the Parent and Child Education (PACE) Centers in several Fresno high schools, thus enabling teen parents to finish their high school education in order to better provide for their children and themselves.




    Mayfair Elementary Scholarship

    A scholarship will be awarded, based on funds available, to a full-time Fresno City College student who had attended at least one year at Mayfair Elementary School in Fresno, CA. The recipient is expected to attend an awards assembly at Mayfair Elementary School during the next fall term. This scholarship was established by faculty and friends of Mayfair Elementary School. The purpose of this scholarship is to help current students at Mayfair School have a vision for their future and the choices that are available to them which includes college. It also serves to support Mayfair students in their continued growth and to promote a continued connection with the community and Mayfair School.


    MAYNARD LINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A $300 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has overcome severe difficulties in life and able to maintain a 3.5 GPA which is required to remain eligible for this award. This scholarship was to honor the memory of Maynard Linn who overcame severe mental health difficulties and was able to maintain a career in teaching Philosophy and English at California State University, Fresno and Fresno City College for over 20 years.


    MEGHAN ELISE SCHOLARSHIP - OSHER

    An $1100 scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will be awarded to a Fresno City College student who is registered with the Disabled Students Programs and Services Department and has a verified neurological or physical disability. Student must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA throughout the award year. This scholarship will be prorated based on enrollment with a minimum of 6 units. Candidates must have a declared major leading to an AA/AS degree or certificate with at least 24 college units completed prior to fall and be awarded the state Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver for the award year. Student must apply through the online process and obtain a recommendation from a DSP&S staff member and one from a faculty member in student’s major/certificate program. This scholarship was established by Jerry Waters and Rosemary Waters (FCC Biology instructor Emerita), to honor their granddaughter, Meghan Elise Waters, who was born May 2006 with spina bifida, and her loving, supportive parents and sisters (Craig, Anna, Audrey and Kiersten). Meghan is bright, talented, determined and an inspiration to all who meet her!


    MERLE L. SONS SCHOLARSHIP

    One $200 scholarship available to students enrolled in Fresno City College’s Construction Program. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. This award was established by Merle Sons who was a former FCC instructor in the Cabinetmaking Technology Program.


    Michael Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to students upon completion of the FCC Fire Academy Program who maintain a 3.0 GPA. The recipient will be selected by fellow cadets based on demonstrated leadership skills, willingness to assist others, one who fosters teamwork and goes above and beyond for other cadets at the FCC academy. Michael Collins started the Fire Academy at Fresno City College. His vision was to prepare students to become firefighters and to make FCC Fire Academy the best in the state of California.


    Minoru and Rinko Yoshioka Scholarship

    $1000 scholarships will be awarded ($500 each semester) to 2nd year students enrolled in the Fresno City College Registered Nursing Program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. This endowed scholarship was established Rinko Yoshioka, and her late husband, Minoru, to provide financial assistance to advanced nursing students. Rinko was a graduate of the Fresno City College Nursing Program in 1968 and understands the financial needs of the students in that program. Her husband, Minoru, passed away July, 2009.


    MORSE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - OSHER

    The Morse Family Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will provide scholarships to Fresno City College students with a 2.5 GPA. Students must have 24 college units completed and be eligible for the state Board of Governor's fee waiver for the award year. Preference will be given to single parents and those who were in Foster care during their youth. This scholarship was established by Chris and Michelle Morse to assist qualified students in their pursuit of an education.


    MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA, FRESNO COUNTY BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP

    One $200 scholarship is available to a piano major attending Fresno City College. Student must be enrolled in a piano class during the fall semester of the award year. Applicants must perform two pieces from contrasting periods and one must be memorized. Preference will be given to current or former students of MTAC, Fresno County Branch members. To be selected by audition with the FCC Music Department.


    NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP - 268

    Scholarship awarded up to $100 to a full-time student of American Indian descent. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.


    NATIVE AMERICAN INTER-TRIBAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - 269

    Ten $100 scholarships will be awarded to Native American students enrolled in at least 9 units at Fresno City College. These scholarships are designed to assist Native American students in continuing their education. Students must provide proof of tribal membership. If non-federally recognized, students must provide a roll number. Extra-curricular activities are encouraged.


    NORTH FRESNO KIWANIS/RICHARD VAILLANCOUR SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $300 scholarships are available to second year students with financial need who have established a successful academic track record and a record of community service involvement. This special scholarship has been established by the North Fresno Kiwanis Club in memory of one of its outstanding members, Richard Vaillancour. Richard Vaillancour devoted his entire adult life to the teaching and service of young people. A native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, he was active in all sports in high school and eventually attended Oregon State University on a football scholarship. He served in World War II as a medic. Mr. Vaillancour was a long-time teacher and coach at Hamilton Junior High in the Fresno Unified School District. He was also an active volunteer and eventually became president of the North Fresno Kiwanis Club in 1985. He was a faithful member of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, two daughters, a son and six grandchildren.


    North Fresno Rotary Scholarship

    Two $1000 scholarships ($500 each semester) will be awarded to full-time Fresno City College students selected by the North Fresno Rotary. The awards will be in the form of a Fresno City College bookstore account and available the week prior to the beginning of the semester. Balances remaining will be rolled over to the next academic year provided the student is still enrolled full-time at FCC. This scholarship was established by the North Fresno Rotary to provide financial assistance to the students from the Fresno High School Virtual Enterprise Program. Awards are based upon financial need and achievement in high school.


    NORVEL R. AND DENNIS CAYWOOD SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships awarded to full-time student(s) majoring in Applied Technology fields. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.


    NURSING ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $400 ($200 per semester) to a student enrolled in the FCC Nursing Program who can demonstrate financial need and who has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established by Pam Orique.


    OLA CHANT SABIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Based on funds available, scholarships awarded to full-time students majoring in the medical field and residing in Fresno County. Must be involved in school and community activities and plan to practice in the area after graduation. This scholarship was established to honor the life of Ola Chant Sabin and to assist students who will follow in her footsteps in the field of health science.


    OTTO AND LYNETTE L. HALL SCHOLARSHIP FOR BUSINESS, EDUCATION AND MEDICAL FIELDS

    The family of Otto and Lynette L. Hall have established the following scholarships in memory of their parents, who believed that education would expand the mind and is the key to success. Their objective is to assist African American and other disadvantaged students, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, with the financial support needed so they may achieve the ultimate goal; a college degree. Applicants will be interviewed by the donor prior to selection of recipients. Business/Computer Science/Education/Pre-Law/Medical Fields Scholarships will be awarded to African-American or any other disadvantaged students enrolled in Business, Computer Science, Education, Pre-Law, or the Medical fields at Fresno City College. Students must be enrolled full-time (9 units if in the Registered Nursing Program) and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Two letters of recommendation are required; one from an internal source and one from an external source who can comment on their campus and community involvement. The scholarship will pay registration fees as well as establish a Fresno City College bookstore account at the beginning of each semester of the award. This scholarship is renewable for a second year, however, the student must complete another scholarship application during the application period. Second year recipients must meet the criteria to renew scholarship.


    PARLOR LECTURE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships ($250 each semester) will be awarded to female students at Fresno City College majoring in any area of study to improve education, health, and community service. Must have financial need without additional financial aid or scholarships and a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. Students must plan on working in the San Joaquin Valley area after graduation. The Parlor Lecture Club of Fresno, organized in 1894, was one of the largest and most progressive clubs of Northern California. The Parlor Lecture Club was first housed at 1350 Van Ness Ave where not only club sessions were held but where social events and lectures by famous writers, musicales by well known artists and where activities of civic and community interest were held. Parlor Lecture Club members were committed to enrich the lives of our students by their fundraising efforts. The Parlor Lecture Club disbanded in 2009.


    PATRICK JOSEPH SANCHEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship awarded ($250 each semester) to a Fresno City College Registered Nursing student who demonstrates financial need and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5. Patrick Joseph Sanchez, a graduate of the FCC Registered Nursing Program, cared deeply for his patients and took comfort in helping them and others.


    Paul and Donna Duckworth Scholarship - OSHER

    The Paul and Donna Duckworth Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award an $1100 scholarship annually to a full-time student at Fresno City College majoring in the fields of Math, Science, and/or Engineering. Students must have 24 college units completed prior to award year, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be granted the Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year. Students must also demonstrate financial need. Students should be on track at FCC and plan to transfer to a university to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in MS&E. Consideration will be made for students who are self supporting and/or working while in school or during the summer. Paul and Donna Duckworth are both graduates of the California Community College system and want to assist students who are pursuing the same goal of community college as a starting point and continuing on to a University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.


    Paul E. and Lucile E. Robinson Scholarship

    Up to ten scholarships ($350 per semester) will be awarded to students attending Fresno City College and Willow International Center.  Priority will be given to current and former employees of the County of Fresno (including its Superior Court) and the children of those employees.  Students must be registered to vote and taking classes that can either lead to employment or advance their employment in government.  Eligible applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 units within the State Center Community College District and shall maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (no grades below a “C”).  A minimum enrollment of 9 units is required.  The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support those who desire to serve the community through public service.  


    PAY IT FORWARD/DON MUNSHOWER SCHOLARSHIP

    The Pay It Forward Scholarship is a process by which an initial donor awards financial assistance to the initial recipient and passes the responsibility for the replication of the donation in like amount to two additional recipients when the initial recipient is financially able. The next set of recipients will be held responsible to duplicate the initial donation so that each set of recipients will be multiplied by two. Each recipient must agree to follow this procedure by offering these scholarships in their local community college at a time when they are financially able. This $1500 scholarship will be awarded ($750 fall/$750 spring) based upon full-time enrollment, a 2.75 GPA in a degree applicable course with no more than 2 PE classes to be included in GPA, financial need, and the promise of future success. This commitment will ensure that each of us will do more within our community by committing to a process that is greater than ourselves. Please be aware that the acceptance of the $1000.00 scholarship carries the responsibility for the donation of at least two $1,000.00 scholarships at your local community college at a time when you can financially afford to provide the assistance to two students. Donor will interview top 2 cadidates.




    Pearl D. Supersad Nursing Scholarship - OSHER

    Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the Fresno City College Registered Nursing program. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be eligible and have a Board of Governors Fee Waiver for the award year. This scholarship was established by the friends of Pearl D. Supersad upon her retirement from Fresno City College on April 29, 2011 and is part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students. Pearl has worked for Fresno City College for 40 years as the Department Secretary of the Humanities Division. This scholarship honors Pearl’s daughter, Jill, who graduated from the FCC Registered Nursing Program and had gone on to a rewarding and successful career.


    PETE PETERS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $1000 scholarships awarded per year ($500 per semester) to students enrolled in the Register Nursing Program at Fresno City College. Students must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible.


    PG & E / C. ROBERT MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $500 to a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must be a dependent of a PG&E employee.


    PHIL LARSON SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships ($250 each semester) will be awarded to full-time entering freshman attending Fresno City College who have graduated from any high school located within the boundaries of Fresno County. Students must demonstrate financial need and show promise of academic excellence. This scholarship was established by Phil Larson, a member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.


    PHILIP D. SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a third semester student majoring in Journalism. This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Philip Smith who taught Journalism at Fresno City College for 30 years. He also co-authored a book with his brother, who was a radioman for the Flying Tigers, about WWI General Chennault. Mr. Smith, who passed away in 1993, was also a competitive chess player and avid bridge player.


    Professional Women in Building of the Building Industry Association of Fresno/Madera Counties Scholarship

    Scholarships available to students who have completed two semesters in one of the following Applied Technology programs at Fresno City College: Architecture, Building Safety Code, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Construction, and Engineering. Minimum of 12 units and 2.5 GPA is required. This scholarship was established to provide support and encouragement to students pursuing a career in the building industry




    PROGRESSIVE HOME CLUB RETURNING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

    A $500 scholarship is available to re-entry students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students that are returning to college after an absence for retraining in the work field. Progressive Home Club is affiliated with the largest women’s organization in the world, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. It was organized in 1919 by a group of ladies who met in their homes therefore creating the name. They were able to build their own clubhouse in 1956.


    PUENTE PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded to a first year student enrolled in the Puente program at Fresno City College. Students must plan to transfer from Fresno City College to a UC/CSU or private college. Students must be enrolled in the English and Counseling Puente classes during the award year. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. The Puente Project is a statewide program offered at Fresno City College to helps prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions to earn their degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors for future generations. Puente students commit to one-year of accelerated writing, sustained counseling, and community supported mentoring. Puente has served students at Fresno City College since1987.


    Ransome Meeder Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship ($250 each semester) will be awarded to a student attending Fresno City College at least nine (9) units who is majoring in welding. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible. This scholarship has been established to assist students completing their Associates degree or Certificate of Achievement. Ransome Manufacturing/Meeder Equipment is a Fresno based and locally owned LP (liquefied petroleum) equipment manufacturer and distributor whose markets are the USA as well as International.




    RAY SEILER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Ray Seiler was FCC’s athletic trainer and equipment manager from 1959 to 1980. He passed away in 1997. It was his wish to award scholarships to outstanding Fresno City College transferring student athletes who have attained excellence in their sport. Male and female athletes will receive a $200 award and a trophy each year. Students will be nominated by each sport head coach and selection will be made by a vote from the head coaches. Coaches may not vote for their nominees. Minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Selection will occur at the end of Spring semester.


    Renaissance Feast Campus Bookstore Scholarship

    There are many people who want to help students succeed in their education. Donors make contributions at State Center Community College Foundation's annual Renaissance Feast for Scholars asking that their money be applied toward scholarships where needed. The purpose of this Renaissance Feast Scholarship is to use these funds to support a student with the desired characteristics listed. This $500 bookstore scholarship will be for books and educational supplies only for fall and spring semesters. Requirements: • Attending at least three-quarter time (9-11 units) or full-time (12+ units) • Minimum 3.0 GPA • Financial Need- a unique hardship or circumstance and any major is acceptable.


    Retired Employee of Fresno County Scholarship (REFCO)

    Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year to full-time students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must be children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of retired employees who are members of the Retired Employees of Fresno County (REFCO) Association (Qualified Applicants). This scholarship was established by the Retired Employee of Fresno County Board to provide financial support to qualified FCC students.




    REUBEN SEGAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded based on funds available at the end of the spring semester to a music major with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Audition before the Music Faculty is required. This scholarship was established to encourage and keep talented musicians at Fresno City College who will pursue degrees in music. Mr. Segal was a violinist who was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 24 years. On the West coast, he was a violinist in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area for many years. Reuben and his wife, FCC Music Instructor, Olga Quercia, performed in recitals together at FCC and in the Fresno area.


    RICHARD AND DIANE WATTERS SCHOLARSHIP

    Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to full-time students majoring in Liberal Arts with a preference toward Humanities or General Studies. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and the potential to succeed. This scholarship was established to support FCC students who may not have the opportunity for an education without such help. It is an endorsement of the value of the community college in our culture. Both Richard and Diane Watters were graduates of Fresno City College who went on to California State University, Fresno for their bachelor’s degrees. Richard then received his law degree from Santa Clara University. They credit much of their success to the start they received at Fresno City College.


    Richard D. Rose, PhD, Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 in fall/$250 in spring) to a qualifying graduate of Central Union or Central Unified High School District with a 3.0 GPA or better. Preference will be given to students demonstrating leadership qualities and community service. This scholarship was established by the family of Richard D. Rose, PhD. Dr. Rose is remembered as a strong and dedicated community college leader. He received his AA degree from Fresno City College and went on to receive degrees from San Francisco State University, California State University, Hayward, San Jose State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco. He held positions at De Anza College, Santa Rosa Junior College and San Diego Mesa College. In July, 2006 he was appointed as President of Modesto Junior College. He left Modesto JC in December 2009. His career in community colleges lasted 34 years. Dr. Rose passed away in March, 2010 leaving behind a legacy of superior leadership in California community colleges.




    Robert and Aya Kimura Scholarship-OSHER

    An $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Fresno City College student enrolled in the Nursing Program who maintains a 3.0 GPA. Award amount will be reduced based on less than full-time enrollment. Students must have 24 college units completed, be awarded the state Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have taken Chemistry 3A at Fresno City College prior to acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program. Chemistry Chair, Dr. Kirk Kawagoe, or designee, will assist with the recipient selection process. Recipient must demonstrate maturity and dedication to the nursing profession. This scholarship was established, as part of the Osher Initiative for the California Community College students, by Robert and Aya Kimura to financially assist students reach their educational goals. Robert Kimura majored in Chemistry at UC Berkeley, obtained his Masters at Stanford, and taught Chemistry at Fresno City College for 28 years. He loved teaching and playing golf.


    ROBERT E. FARGASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $2000 scholarships will be awarded ($1000 each semester) to full-time students attending Fresno City College and majoring in vocational education. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.8 or better to remain eligible for the spring portion. Bob was instrumental in helping to develop the Washington Occupational Center which was a program instituted by Fresno Unified School District to offer vocational classes to high school students. He was the teacher in charge of staffing this new program featuring 22 different vocations. He was subsequently employed as a work experience counselor at Bullard High School until his retirement in 1988. Bob was highly esteemed by his peers and his students throughout his 32 years as an educator. He passed away unexpectedly In December, 2011.


    ROBERT F. AND KATHRYN S. PRICE SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a first year accounting student. A 2.75 GPA is required and must be maintained for consecutive semester awards, up to five semesters, or until graduation from Fresno City College, whichever is the least time. Student must maintain full-time enrollment for each semester of award. From 1966 to 1968 Bob Price began his accounting career with his first two years of study at Fresno City College. Although he transferred to Fresno State University before getting his AS degree, he completed all of his basic accounting, business law and general studies classes at Fresno City College. Mr. Price went on to receive his Masters Degree in Taxation from San Joaquin College of Law. Bob is the senior partner with Price, Paige and Company Accountancy Firm. He has been a devoted volunteer in the community encouraging people to remember charities in their estate planning. Bob is past president of the Fresno Estate Planning Council, past president of the San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council, and past chair of the San Joaquin Valley “Leave a Legacy” organization among a multitude of volunteer positions.




    ROBERT H. KIMURA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship ($250 each semester) will be awarded to a student majoring in Chemistry at Fresno City College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. This scholarship was established by Aya Kimura in memory of her husband, Robert H. Kimura, to financially assist students reach their educational goals. Robert received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, obtained his Masters from Stanford, and taught Chemistry at FCC for over 28 years. He loved teaching and playing golf.


    ROBIN JEAN FRALEY SCHOLARSHIP

    Two scholarships are available to full time students with present or past membership in the International Order of Jobs Daughters. If there are no applicants fulfilling this criteria, consideration will be given to students involved in either the International Order of Rainbow Girls or the Order of DeMolay for Boys. Applicants must provide an online recommendation from one of these groups attesting to their good standing in their Bethel, Assembly or Chapter. If no other applicant applies with this criteria consideration will be given to other qualified applicants. Minimum 2.5 GPA is required. The scholarship is renewable. Recipients must plan to transfer to a four year college or university.


    RON DEPRY SCHOLARSHIP

    The Ron DePry scholarship is awarded to deserving students who wish to pursue careers in Biology, Geology, Botany, Marine Science, Environmental Sciences, Horticulture or Agricultural Sciences. Scholarships up to $500 are awarded once each year ($250 each semester). Candidates must be full-time and majoring in the natural science areas, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established in the name of Ron DePry, former faculty member in Biology at FCC, who had a lifelong interest in living things and in the environment.


    RUBY AND MAC MCGINTY MEMORIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

    The Ruby and Mac McGinty Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the Fresno City College Police Academy who has already completed 24 college degree applicable units. Consideration will be given for service in the Armed Forces in any branch. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and be awarded the Board of Governors fee waiver for the award year. To apply for the fee waiver students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year they are enrolled to be determined eligible by the Financial Aid Office. Personal attributes displayed during the academy such as leadership or overcoming obstacles to their success will also be considered. This scholarship was established by the McGinty family to financially assist a cadet who has a vision of their future that includes a plan to continue their education following training as a peace officer. Mac McGinty was a World War II combat veteran with service in the South Pacific that found him under enemy fire many times. He felt prepared for a career in law enforcement and went on to graduate number one in his class at the Metropolitan Police Academy. He served as a police officer at the Fresno Police Department as did two family generations after him. Throughout his life, as a member of law enforcement and in his community, he served as an inspiration to overcome life’s obstacles and be a professional law enforcement officer. Mac and Ruby McGinty raised a family of peace officers, many of whom attained advanced educational degrees in the field. Through this scholarship, the McGinty family hopes to motivate and challenge peace officers in the future through higher education recognizing the relationship of police professionalism and educational competency and growth.




    RUSSELL AND MAXINE HOWLAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in the Fresno City College Woodwind Choir and play the flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon. First and second year students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply. Applicant must audition and interview with the FCC music scholarship committee. This scholarship was established to aid woodwind students in college and to promote participation in the FCC Woodwind Choir. Russell Howland was the “Father of the Woodwind Choir” movement. He has written many arrangements that are regularly featured in concert by the FCC Woodwind Choir. His wife, Maxine, was his greatest supporter.


    RUTH ELIZABETH BATT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP-OSHER

    $1100 Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the FCC Registered Nursing Program. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. Ms. Batt was born in 1914 and passed away in 2007. She was adopted in San Francisco by a couple and raised in Fresno. She attended Roosevelt High School and worked as an interior decorator for Turpins and Garrett Bros. Ms. Batt traveled extensively and loved the arts and the theatre, traveling until the age of 89. Fresno City College records indicate that at the age of 58, she started taking classes in art, history and physical education until Spring Semester of 1981. Ms. Batt left her estate to be divided equally between State Center Community College District and two other non profits organizations. The donation to the State Center Community College Foundation is specifically to be used for the Fresno City College Nursing Program. The Foundation would like to acknowledge the generosity of Ms. Batt and applaud her foresight of planned giving to include State Center Community College Foundation in her will. The Ruth Elizabeth Batt Nursing Scholarship will be part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students.


    Sam S. Namdarian, D.M.D., Clinical Achievement Scholarship

    Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to 2nd year Dental Hygiene students attending Fresno City College who are deserving of financial help.  Dr. Namdarian would like to recognize excellence in clinical achievement and to assist with the cost of taking the Dental Hygiene State Board tests.


    Sandra Lynette Douglas Adaptive Horticulture Scholarship

    Established in 2016
    Need a code; email to MJ 10/21/16 for SDOUG


    SANTIAGO R. “JIM” ESCOBEDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarships awarded, based on funds available, to students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program. Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Must attend the awards ceremony to receive award. Santiago “Jim” Escobedo founded the Radiologic Technology Program at Fresno City College in 1968. Jim devoted his energies to the establishment and the assured continuance of the program. This scholarship was established to honor his devotion and dedication to the field of Radiologic Technology. Those honored by being selected are individuals who reflect the ideals and characteristics of its founder: service to humanity, respect for the dignity of mankind, and the willingness to care for patients unrestricted by concern of personal attributes or the nature of their illness or disease.


    SARAH REYES LEADERSHIP ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 award will be available to a full-time student involved in a leadership role such as the Associated Student Government. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established by former Assembly member, Sarah Reyes, a graduate of Fresno City College, to provide resources to students to continue to demonstrate leadership capabilities.


    SCCCD POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

    A $200 scholarship will be awarded each fall to a student attending classes part-time within the State Center Community College District and majoring in criminology.  The candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  This scholarship has been established to assist students interested in criminology with their educational goals.  The SCCCD Police Department has been part of the district for 40 years and are here to protect faculty, administrators, staff, and students so education can be provided in a safe crime-free environment.  




    SCCCF Chancellor's Circle OSHER Endowed Scholarship

    One $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a student of State Center Community College District who is enrolled full time. Candidates must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need and show involvement in a school or professional organization that gives back to the community. This endowed scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, was established by the 2011 donations from members of the SCCC Chancellor’s Circle. It is their wish to help make attendance at community college possible for a student who has demonstrated his/her seriousness about obtaining an education.


    SCFT Scholarship for Certificate

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a member, or a relative of a member, of the State Center Federation of Teachers (SCFT) union, AFT Local 1533 who is attending one of the colleges or sites within the State Center Community College District. Candidates must: • Be going into his/her second semester of study (attending a minimum of 9 units) of either a certificate program or the second year of a degree program and must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA. • Obtain a letter from either the current Local President or current Local Secretary/Treasurer verifying the membership of either the applicant or the applicant’s family member. • Include in their personal statement (250-500 words in length) what they understand are the benefits of union membership. The applications will be reviewed by the SCFT’s Scholarship Committee and approved by the SCFT’s Executive Council. This scholarship is being offered to encourage both members and the family members of SCFT Local 1533 to achieve their educational and/or training goals




    SCFT Scholarship for Transfer Students

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a member, or a relative of a member, of the State Center Federation of Teachers (SCFT) union, AFT Local 1533 who is attending one of the colleges or sites within the State Center Community College District. Candidates must: • Be intending to transfer going into his/her second semester of study (attending a minimum of 9 units) and maintaining a 2.5 GPA. • Obtain a letter from either the current Local President or current Local Secretary/Treasurer verifying the membership of either the applicant or the applicant’s family member. • Include in their personal statement (250-500 words in length) what they understand are the benefits of union membership. The applications will be reviewed by SCFT’s Scholarship Committee and approved by SCFT’s Executive Council. This scholarship is being offered to encourage both members and family members of SCFT local 1533 to achieve their educational and/or training goals.




    Scholarship for Humanities-OSHER

    The Scholarship for Humanities, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, was established to encourage students to pursue and promote the study of the Humanities. A $1100 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Fresno City College student majoring in any of the disciplines of Humanities: English, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, Humanities and Linguistics. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA, have 24 college units completed with at least 12 in Humanities, and be granted the Board of Governor’s fee waiver for the award year. Student must demonstrate a commitment to the study of the humanities by participation in student clubs and/or activities that promote the humanities.




    See, Think, Do Scholarship

         One $1000 scholarship will be awarded ($500 fall/$500 spring) to a student attending Fresno City College full-time with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  The donor of this scholarship, who wishes to remain anonymous, chose to award students based on the following “attitude” they live by.

         Growing up, I, the donor, lacked for nothing.  If you are applying for this scholarship, your financial situation is not so blessed. Yes, life isn’t fair.  So whadda ya gonna do about it?  Some people, confronted with such challenges resulting from an accident of birth, react with self-pity, resentment, and anger at their misfortune.  Sadly, they never amount to much—why even try, they think, when the deck is stacked against me?   But there are those who see things differently, who live their lives as if guided by this motto:

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORDEAL AND OPPORTUNITY IS ATTITUDE

    I’m looking for someone who reacts to life not with self-pity, anger, and inaction, but

    SEEs that life is a random mixture of good luck, bad luck that, for every individual, offers a series of choices,

    THINKs about how to best take advantage of what is available to those who seek it, and resolves to

    DO something about it.

    If you are the SEE, THINK, DO kind of person who has already decided that nothing’s going to stop you from making the most of your opportunities, I want to help you do so.  Please describe how your life so far has proven that “The difference between ordeal and opportunity is attitude”.




    Sgt. Rod Lucas Memorial Scholarship-Dental Hygiene

    SGT. ROD LUCAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-Dental Hygiene
     
    A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Fresno City College student upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program. This student must provide an essay telling about themselves, any obstacles they have overcome to get to the where they are now, explain their top three attributes and what Jesus Christ means to them.
     
    Sgt. Rod Lucas started his law enforcement career at the Firebaugh Police Department in 1994. He then moved on to the Fresno Sheriff’s Department in 1996 where he did patrol, S.W.A.T., Search and Rescue and Narcotics Investigations. He was a gold medal winner in boxing during the Police Olympics held in Fresno. He was also awarded the Medal of Honor in 2010. Sgt. Lucas was an outstanding, giving, helpful, God loving man. He loved to fish, hunt, hike, camp, box, jiu-Jitsu and coach football. His smile lit up the room and is remembered by many. Sgt. Rod Lucas was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow deputy on October 31, 2016. He left behind his wife Jami, their four children, Oscar, Ashley, Gianna and Elijah, and grandson Nathan.
     
    In Honor of Rod, his wife Jami, a practicing RDH wants to financially help future law enforcement officers and future Dental Hygienists. Sgt. Rod Lucas will never be forgotten and his willingness to help others will live on as well. May the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.
     
     


    Sgt. Rod Lucas Memorial Scholarship-Police Academy


    A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Fresno City College Police Academy cadet upon completion of the Police Academy program. This student must provide an essay telling about themselves, any obstacles they have overcome to get to the where they are now, explain their top three attributes and what Jesus Christ means to them.

     

    Sgt. Rod Lucas started his law enforcement career at the Firebaugh Police Department in 1994. He then moved on to the Fresno Sheriff’s Department in 1996 where he did patrol, S.W.A.T., Search and Rescue and Narcotics Investigations. He was a gold medal winner in boxing during the Police Olympics held in Fresno. He was also awarded the Medal of Honor in 2010. Sgt. Lucas was an outstanding, giving, helpful, God loving man. He loved to fish, hunt, hike, camp, box, jiu-Jitsu and coach football. His smile lit up the room and is remembered by many. Sgt. Rod Lucas was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow deputy on October 31, 2016. He left behind his wife Jami, their four children, Oscar, Ashley, Gianna and Elijah, and grandson Nathan.

     

    In Honor of Rod, his wife Jami, a practicing RDH wants to financially help future law enforcement officers and future Dental Hygienists. Sgt. Rod Lucas will never be forgotten and his willingness to help others will live on as well. May the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.




    SIERRA ON-LINE SCHOLARSHIP

    Two $500 scholarships are available to graduates of Yosemite High School and majoring in computer information systems with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Students may be attending Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, Madera Center or the Oakhurst Center within the State Center Community College District.  On-Line Systems was founded in 1979 by Ken Williams, an American video-game developer and programmer for IBM, and his wife Roberta who lived in Simi-Valley.  Ken Williams bought an Apple II microcomputer which he planned to use to develop a Fortran compiler for the Apple II. At the time, his wife Roberta Williams was playing text adventure games on the Apple II. Dissatisfied with the text-only format, she realized that the graphics display capability of the Apple II could enhance the adventure gaming experience. The first game they developed was Mystery House created in 1980.  After their initial success they moved to Oakhurst, California and the company was renamed Sierra On-Line in 1982.  Sierra had grown enormously since its first years, and a new building would be needed to expand its operations to continue making games. A decision was made to move the headquarters north to Bellevue, Washington. The company, then known as Sierra Entertainment Inc, was last owned by Activision, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard.


    STEPHAN GRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Stephan Gray graduated from the Fresno City College Police Academy in December of 1996. He was then hired by the Merced Police Department in May of 1997. While employed by Merced, Stephan strived for law enforcement excellence by continuing to challenge himself and working relentlessly toward goals he had set for himself. He received the Life Saving Accommodation Medal in July 1999 for saving the life of an eleven month old infant. In 2000 he graduated from the SWAT tactical school and joined the departments’ SWAT team. He was a Special Operations and Gang Task Force Unit officer from 1999 to 2004. From 2002 to 2004 he was the Arcon combat instructor for the department. Stephan was nominated for Police Officer of the Year in both 2002 and 2003 by his peers. Stephan was accredited by the State of California judicial system and deemed an expert regarding gang activity. With this expertise, when Stephan testified, a gang enhancement sentence could be added and resulted in a 25 year addition to the convicted sentence. His passion for police work ended on April 15, 2004 when he was shot twice and killed while attempting to pursue a suspect on foot. In his honor and with the help of the Merced Police Department Association, his wife Michelle, and his three children, Landess, Isaiah, and Cameron, would like to offer two $1000 scholarships to graduating cadets of the Fresno City College Police Academy. Cadets should apply through FCC Police Academy office.




    STUDENT PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded to an active, participating member of the Student Paralegal Association at Fresno City College. The recipient may not be a current Student Paralegal Association officer. The student must have completed at least Paralegal 2A with an overall GPA of 3.0. The recipient may be a full-time student or a part time student carrying at least six (6) units in the FCC Paralegal Program. This scholarship has been established by the Student Paralegal Association to assist a paralegal student in financing his/her paralegal education.


    TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship will be awarded ($250 each semester) as a Fresno City College Bookstore account to a full-time student majoring in Computer Information Technology or a computer related field. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and be working toward an Associate’s Degree or plan to transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a degree in a computer related field. Technology Support Services (TSS) provides technology support to students, faculty and staff. TSS is responsible for the campus computer and network infrastructure, as well as providing support to faculty and staff for their technical needs. We provide students with hands-on experience as part of work experience courses taught at the college, as well as paid positions when available through the Federal Work Study Program. TSS is fully committed towards our students and is proud to support them in their future endeavors.


    THE ALVARADO GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

    The Alvarado Group Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award $1100 scholarships to full-time students enrolled in the Construction, Architecture, or Engineering programs at Fresno City College who have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Recipients must have 24 college units completed and be eligible for the state Board of Governor's fee waiver for the award year. Preference will be given to single mothers.


    THE DANA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded, based on funds available, to a full-time student at Fresno City College majoring in Music.  Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must have participated in at least two semesters of jazz performance (on any instrument or voice) or guitar classes at FCC.  This scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding work in  and commitment to the FCC guitar or jazz studies programs, and who is equally committed to furthering their studies as a music major (in either area) at a four-year institution.  Mike Dana is a jazz guitarist, composer, and a member of the FCC music faculty.  He inherited a love of music from his parents, one that he shares with his wife Julie Reyes Dana, his brother Chris, and extended family.  He was inspired by many teachers and mentors, and has in turn worked to inspire current FCC music students as they further their own education.


    THE DAWN’S MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SHAW-GEEU DAWN 陳紹裘, AND TRUA HING DAWN陳蔡杏)-OSHER

    The Dawn’s Memorial scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students, will award a $1100 scholarship to a full-time Fresno City College student each year with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient must have 24 college units completed and be awarded the state Board of Governor's fee waiver during the award year. Mr. Tungrei Chen came to the United States of America (USA) as a foreign student. His ancestors migrated from the Fujian area of the mainland to the island of Taiwan (known as Formosa ) in the late 18th century (after 1760’s), during the era of Qing Dynasty who ruled the mainland. Shaw-Geeu Dawn (陳紹裘), Mr. Chen’s father, and Trua-Hing Dawn (陳蔡杏), Mr. Chen’s mother raised eight children (three sons and five daughters). Shaw-Geeu Dawn (陳紹裘), was a teacher and encouraged all his children to obtain an education. Trua-Hing Dawn (陳蔡杏), also was supporting them to obtain an education. Many times, Mr. Chen’s mother would save her portion of the scarce rationings of food to ensure that her children received the most nutrition. Both parents made many efforts throughout their life to raise the children. Mr. Chen is very grateful to his parents for all their encouragement and the fact that Americans accepted him as a foreign student and then as an immigrant. Mr. Chen values the fact that students will be able to determine and purse their correct path in their next stage of their lifecycle by obtaining a good education. Mr. Chen’s parents lived a challenge life and were buried in Taiwan. The memory of their dedicated lives to their children will be carried on through the students who benefit from the support of this scholarship.


    The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to students who meet the following requirements; must be enrolled in Fresno City College CAM Program, plan to attend an accredited 4-year college with the intent of pursuing a degree in Manufacturing OR an associate’s degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing at Fresno City College and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Additional requirements include, one letter of recommendation from a College Instructor or Industry Manager and a one-page essay addressing “Why have you decided to pursue the field of Manufacturing?”




    THE REYES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship will be awarded, based on funds available, to an outstanding member of the FCC Choral ensembles.  Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  This scholarship will recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding work in and commitment to the FCC Choral ensembles, and who is equally committed to furthering their education at a four year institution.  Raymond and Mary Reyes were devoted parents who instilled in their children the understanding that an education was the most important way to succeed in life.  They came to the United States as young children and worked hard to become productive citizens and provide for their family.  Although they never attended college themselves, they saw all of their children receive bachelor’s degrees, with 3 continuing on to masters degrees.  Their home was always filled with music and it is because of this love of music and respect for the value of education, that this memorial scholarship has been established in their name.


    The Sher Xyong Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a child development major who is of Asian descent and who is working towards a California Child Development Permit, or working towards a degree, or working towards continuing education units.  If the applicant is currently working in an early education program, he/she must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units each semester.  If the applicant is not working in an early education program, he/she must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units each semester.
     
    The Hmong Women in Early Care and Education (HWECE), a community-based group, has established this scholarship in memory of Sher Xyong, one of the founding members of HWECE.  Sher was an entry-level student at Fresno City College and beginning her career in early childhood education.  She was an energetic, joyful, enthusiastic, and motivated student who passed away before her dream of becoming a preschool teacher could be realized.  She was very much loved by the other founding members of HWECE:  Youa Lor, Amanda Ouyang, Kue Yang, Jewlie Xiong-Lee, and their beloved mentor, Ku Yang Thorton.  Melinda Z. Brewer served as their advisor and liaison to the Fresno City College Child Development Department.  HWECE has provided countless hours mentoring new-to-the field early childhood practitioners and provided outreach to the community through sponsoring special events.  Hmong Women in Early Care and Education was created in 2002 as an outcome of the California Early Childhood Mentor Program’s Enhanced Mentor Program grant.
     


    The Supersad Family Scholarship

    A scholarship will be awarded to a 2nd year student enrolled in the Fresno City College Nursing Program.  Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and a goal of receiving an AS degree from Fresno City College. This scholarship was established to enable students to achieve their educational goals in the field of nursing and named in honor of Pearl Supersad’s three daughters, Joanne, June and Jill.


    TOM JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by the friends of Tom Jones to honor his memory. Mr. Jones served for many years as a mediator for the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service.


    TONY CANTU OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

         One $500 scholarship will be awarded at the end of the Spring semester to a current full time student majoring in music.  Candidates pursuing an A.A. degree or a certificate in music from Fresno City College must be planning to transfer as a music major to a 4-year college, conservatory, or university.  If transferring the next fall term, students must provide proof of acceptance from the school of their choice.  Students must apply through the FCC online scholarship process by March 2nd.  Auditions with the Fresno City College Music Department will be held in mid-March by the music faculty.  The presentation of the award will be made at the Spring semester Honors Recital.
         President Tony Cantú personally funded this scholarship.  Tony was very generous and frequently supported the endeavors of students.  He funded trips to performances at Carnegie Hall and athletic activities, and underwrote several scholarships.  Tony Cantú was the 10th president of Fresno City College.  He began serving as interim president on April 1, 2011 and was named the permanent president of Fresno City College on April 3, 2012. President Cantú had over 27 years of administrative and teaching experience at State Center Community College District.  Fresno City College President Tony Cantú passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015. We remember him with this scholarship. 
     


    Twins Scholarship for Women's Soccer

    Two $300 awards will be given to two Fresno City College Women’s Soccer team members as selected by Mr. Jerry Landers for their effort, achievement and no red cards pulled during the sport. Awards will be made as Fresno City College bookstore accounts for the next semester at the end of their second season. Mr. Landers established this scholarship in honor of his twin daughters, Erin and Lauren, who played soccer for Fresno City College in 2002-2003. Erin has since graduated from Fresno Pacific University and Lauren is attending Fresno State. Both played soccer for Fresno Pacific.


    UNION BANK SCHOLARSHIP

    $1000 scholarships will be awarded to a fulltime Fresno City College low income student who demonstrates financial need and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship was established by Mr. David Stepp, Senior Vice President of Union Bank, to provide opportunities for individuals to lead effective and productive lives. Union Bank has long accepted responsibility as a major corporate citizen to help meet the charitable needs of its communities in which it is active, primarily in California, Oregon, and Washington. Accordingly, the Union Bank Foundation was formed in 1953 and has cumulatively given millions of dollars since its inception. As part of a groundbreaking community reinvestment commitment made in 1996, the Bank has committed to grant directly and through the Foundation, 2% of after-tax profits on an annual basis to charitable organizations and projects. Our vision is to build a charitable contribution program that positions the Union Bank Foundation as an innovator of partnerships, and as a grant maker intent on helping to create and sustain healthy communities.


    VALENTIN SALDANA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Fresno City College student majoring in History or Political Science who maintains a 3.4 GPA. This scholarship was established by Val and Laurie Saldana in memory of Valentin Saldana.


    VALLEY BUSINESS CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP - 304

    Three $1000 scholarships are available to full time students who are pursuing an education in business. Students must have completed at least 15 college units with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate involvement in the community and service to the college. This scholarship was established to encourage future business leaders of the community to complete their education. To apply, the student must submit the application online along with two letters of recommendation: (1) one from an instructor and (2) one from an individual who can verify the student’s involvement and/or service to the college and community, and an autobiographical statement describing his/her background and addressing the following three questions: 1. What efforts have you made to advance yourself toward your career goal? 2. Describe your involvement and/or service to the college and community. 3. Why do you feel that you should receive this scholarship? Recipients will be selected by the Fresno City College Business Division.


    VALLEY FIRST CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship awarded to a full time student who maintains a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a member of Valley First Credit Union in good standing. There are two Fresno branch locations; Fresno Horizon Branch at 3434 West Shaw and Fresno Santa Fe Branch at 2006 North Fine Ave, Suite 101. Valley First Credit Union established this scholarship to support education in the community.


    VALORIE LYNN DEPRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Based on funds available, this scholarship is awarded each semester to a female student studying for her degree in any one of these areas: literature, creative writing or library media technician. Priority will be given to a female student with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is given in loving memory of Valorie. Valorie attended Fresno City College for two years. She had a passion for reading and writing. Those who knew her were touched by her ability to pursue life to its fullest, despite her heart condition.


    VALUE CARE EXPANDING HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP - 307

    Two $500 scholarships will be awarded, $250 each semester, to second year students in the Fresno City College registered nursing program. Recipients must be in good standing and will be selected by the nursing instructors.


    VIRGINIA MCCAULEY SCHOLARSHIP

    One $500 scholarship available to a single parent enrolled in the FCC Nursing Program. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship was established by John and Connie Kampschmidt to honor John’s mother, Virginia McCauley, a single parent of four children. John is a graduate of the FCC Nursing Program.


    VIVI NATALI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    One $250 scholarship is awarded to each of two second semester nursing students, one who began the Registered Nursing Program at FCC in the fall and the other began the program in the spring semester. The recipients must show promise of being fine and caring nurses. The purpose of this scholarship is to help deserving students become excellent nurses, both capable and compassionate. This scholarship was established to honor the late Vivi Natali, an outstanding nurse instructor at Fresno City College. She believed that attitude is as important as grades and her family agrees.


    WATERFORD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSLIM STUDENTS

    Scholarships will be awarded to Muslim students attending at least part time at Fresno City College who are pursuing career building opportunities. Preference will be given to single women with children. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and must maintain that GPA throughout the semesters awarded. At least one letter of recommendation is required from a current or previous instructor. Interviews will be conducted by the Waterford Foundation selection committee. This scholarship was established by the Waterford Foundation, a private, non-profit organization with a mission of making grants to other charitable organizations and impoverished individuals in need of charitable assistance. Individuals having a familial or business relationship to the donors, directors, or officers of the Waterford Foundation are ineligible to receive any scholarships.




    WEBER BLACKLER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    One $1000 scholarship will be awarded ($500 each semester) to a full-time Fresno City College Accounting major. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA for eligibility throughout the award year. This scholarship was established by Jason and Cherie Weber to help support a local student pursue his/her career in accounting. Both graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and pursued careers in public accounting. The Weber’s have found their degrees to be very valuable and contribute their success as CPA’s to their dedication to learning and the support they received from their family and community.


    WESTAMERICA BANK SCHOLARSHIP-OSHER

    Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students at Fresno City College majoring in Business and who have completed 24 college units. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, qualify for the state Board of Governor's fee waiver and demonstrate financial need. As one of the leading financial institutions in the Northern and Central California areas, Westamerica Bank recognizes its responsibility not only to provide the highest quality banking services to the citizens our communities, but also to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves in investing a portion of earned income back into the communities which we serve. We have been fulfilling this responsibility for many years and look forward to assuming this responsibility for many years into the future. The Westamerica Bank Scholarship is part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College students.




    William G. Camp Memorial Veterans Scholarship

    A scholarship will be awarded each fall to a full-time student at Fresno City College who is an honorably discharged member of the U.S. military.  This scholarship was established by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 933 to financially help veteran students complete his or her college education.   Distinguished Fresno City College graduate, Lance Corporal William G. Camp (USMC), was killed on combat patrol while serving with valor in Vietnam in 1967.   Bill was leading an assault on a village suspected of harboring enemy positions.  He was the point-man, the toughest and most dangerous job.   His Platoon Commander wrote “just to be in his presence was to bask in the warmth he generated as a person.   Bill’s sincerity and good will so attracted the other Marines of his platoon that they sought to emulate him.” He also wrote that during the assault, Bill never wavered, even though he was aware of the danger awaiting him ahead.  His courage was matchless as he crawled forward to bring suppressive fire to bear on the enemy.   It was in this, his last act of valor, that Bill was mortally wounded.


    WOODS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

    Three $600 scholarships ($300 per semester) available to full-time students who meet the following criteria: 1. Re-entry students (25 years or older and over a three-year break in college) 2. Single or divorced parent 3. Must have completed 18 units 4. Must be low/moderate income 5. Must have a 2.5 GPA or above This scholarship is established by Dennis and Cheryl Woods to assist single parents in achieving their goal of a better life with a college degree.


    Yvonne McSherry Art Scholarship

    Two $500 awards ($250 fall/$250 spring) will be given to full-time students majoring in Art/Graphics who maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.  Yvonne McSherry was a gifted artist.  Along with this scholarship her family donated her art supplies to the Art Department at Fresno City College to ensure her memory lived on to inspire others to express themselves through their art.


    ZELENY VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Scholarship awarded up to $100 to a full-time student in a vocational program. This scholarship was established to encourage students in the vocational/technical fields.