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 millionĀ in scholarships have been awarded to over 550 students. The Scholarship Program is supported by the African American Male Scholarship, Bernice Bell Memorial Scholarship, Irene S. Scully Family Foundation, Norma and Arthur Schroeder Family Foundation, and Whittier Education Foundation.

Our Scholarship application for the high school class of 2018 is NOW open.
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2017 Ed Fund Scholars Announcement

2017 Andrew Gooden Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Ed Fund believes everyone deserves the chance to go to college. Research shows that a college
education significantly changes the trajectory of a student’s life. A college education is a difference-maker for many students. Students who attend college are more likely to enjoy greater career opportunities. From
increasing annual earnings to creating our next leaders, a college education makes an impact on students, their families, and our community. College scholarships are an investment in the future of West Contra Costa County.

Over 550 graduates of the West Contra Costa Unified School District have received scholarships. All of the scholarship winners are low-income, and many of them are the first in their families to attain a higher education.

Apply for a Scholarship

Learn more about our Ed Fund Scholarship Program and local scholarships on our website or at our Getting Ready for College Conference every fall.


If you would like to establish a scholarship with the Ed Fund, contact us or you can make a donation online.