Ed Fund Scholarship Program

From our earliest beginnings, the Ed Fund has managed a college scholarship program benefiting low-income graduating seniors of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Since 2005, over $1.6 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 550 students. The Scholarship Program is supported by the African American Male Scholarship, Andrew Gooden Memorial Scholarship, Bernice Bell Memorial Scholarship, Irene S. Scully Family Foundation, Norma and Arthur Schroeder Family Foundation, and Whittier Education Foundation.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from students who fit all minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Current high school seniors attending a public school within the boundaries of West Contra Costa Unified School District
  • Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act Application starting October 1st
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Show commitment to making a positive impact on your community

By completing one Ed Fund scholarship application, you will be considered for ALL scholarships that we offer.

How to Apply

Click here to create an account or continue your application.

  • Submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2018 priority deadline
  • Submit a 2018 Ed Fund Scholarship Application by Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Send us your Student Aid Report or California Aid Report by Monday, March 5, 2018

Scholarships Offered

African American Male Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• WCCUSD Student
• Demonstrate financial need
• African American Male
• Must complete Financial Aid application by March 2, 2018
• Must enroll full-time in college in the Fall of 2018
• Must enroll in a not-for-profit college

Renewable for up to 4 years

Andrew Gooden Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• Alumni of Gooden College Connection program
• Demonstrate financial need
• Must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program

Application will be available in March 2018 (The application for the Andrew Gooden Memorial Scholarship is different than our scholarship applications for high school seniors and will open in March)

Bernice Bell Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• WCCUSD Student
• Demonstrate financial need
• Must have interest in pursuing study in visual or performing arts
• Must complete Financial Aid application by March 2, 2018
• Must enroll in college in the Fall of 2018
• Must be enrolled full-time
• Must enroll in a not-for-profit college

Three $2,000 scholarships available
Renewable for up to 4 years

Irene S. Scully Family Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• Demonstrate financial need
• Graduating seniors at Richmond and Kennedy High Schools
• Attend a 4-year university full-time in Fall 2018
• Minimum 3.4 high school GPA, must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to renew

Two $4,500 scholarships available
Renewable up to 4 years with maintained eligibility and communication

Norma and Arthur Schroeder Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• Demonstrate financial need
• Graduating seniors at El Cerrito High School
• Identify as Black or African American
• Minimum 2.5 GPA

Two $2,000 scholarships available

Whittier Education Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• Demonstrate financial need
• Graduating seniors in the IT Academy at DeAnza, El Cerrito or Kennedy

Three $2,000 scholarships available
Renewable up to 2 years

Contact Information

Contact scholarships@edfundwest.org if you have any questions or would like more information.

Where can I find a list of other local scholarships?

Visit our Local Scholarships page!