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Sam Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship

Sam Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship

Samuel Joseph Gonzalez born and raised in Bakersfield and went to Fruitvale then Riverlakes Community Church. He helped in Sunday school for many years. He loved his older brothers, Armando and Gregory, dearly. Sam was a sweet-hearted soul and loved his Lord Jesus...

Sanchez Retirement Planning Scholarship

Sanchez Retirement Planning Scholarship

Sanchez Wealth Management, LLC (SWM) is an independent investment firm, led its founder, CEO and portfolio manager, Jon Sanchez. Jon has been a registered representative since 1993 and is a leader in the Northern Nevada and California financial community. Jon is a...

Schuetz-Richardson Memorial Endowment

Schuetz-Richardson Memorial Endowment

A native of the Kansas plains, Jack’s remarkable life was one of great humility, deep love for his family, friends and colleagues in the education community, and distinguished by integrity and an incredible work ethic devoted to the developmentally disabled. Jack was...

Schuetz-Richardson Special Education Scholarship

Schuetz-Richardson Special Education Scholarship

A native of the Kansas plains and a product of the drought and depression, Jack’s remarkable life was one of great humility, deep love for his family, friends and colleagues in the education community, and distinguished by integrity and an incredible work ethic...

Stephen Neal

Stephen Neal

Stephen Neal is a 1999 graduate of CSU Bakersfield with a B.S. in Physical Education and Kinesiology. Stephen was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American, a three-time NWCA Academic First Team Selection, and an undefeated two-time NCAA Division I Champion. He is...

Sylvia Bradbury Corson Scholarship

Sylvia Bradbury Corson Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 2012 as a 75th Birthday Surprise gift made by Sylvia Corson’s husband, Rev. John Corson and a host of their family & friends. Sylvia Corson earned her Master’s Degree in Education from California State University as a “later in life”...

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The Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation

The Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation sends linguistically and financially qualified high school and university students to France for a month of intensive, advanced study of the French language and has been doing this for over 25 years. Mr. Beaver, who both...

Varanasi Family Scholarship

Varanasi Family Scholarship

The Varanasi family has a strong history of philanthropy here in Kern County. Dr. Umamaheswara Varanasi is a nephrologist in Bakersfield, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospitals of...

Wendy Wayne Memorial Scholarship

Wendy Wayne Memorial Scholarship

Wendy Wayne was a 1978 CSUB graduate from California State University, Bakersfield with a nursing degree and held a BS in Zoology from UCLA, a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Doctorate in...