Graduating seniors and first-year college students from Riverside and San Bernardino counties can still apply for multiple scholarship programs through IECF. Students can get $1,000 in funding! Applications are being accepted now through Monday, May 3, 2021.

The scholarships open and available to apply for:

  • Elizabeth C. and Jack B. Clarke, Sr. Scholarship Fund: Clarke was the first African-American member of the Riverside City Council and the fund honors the late councilmember and his wife for their service to the Riverside community.
  • Barnett Grier and Eleanor Jean Grier Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors from high schools within the City of Riverside. The scholarship program is a legacy to the Griers’ efforts to ensure equality in education, housing, employment, and opportunity for underrepresented and disadvantaged citizens in Riverside.
  • The Beverly J. Soderling Scholarship Fund: Established in 2014 through a bequest from Beverly J. Soderling to honor excellence in mathematics for graduating seniors at Banning High School.
  • Ruth Schroff Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarships for outstanding African-American or Hispanic/Latino students residing in Riverside or San Bernardino Counties.

IECF also encourages anyone to share this opportunity with a student they know.

For a full description of each of the scholarship programs, and to determine eligibility and apply, please visit

Please contact Denisha Shackelford, Youth Initiatives Manager at 951-241-7777 or for additional questions on any of the scholarship programs.

Offices Closed

Inland Empire Community Foundation’s offices are temporarily closed and our staff is working remotely. As we continue to adapt to our new work environment, we are committed to serving our donors and the community. All office lines are being forwarded to staff and you can continue to reach us via email. While we are not officially open to the public, we will have a staff person in the Riverside office M-F on a limited schedule. Please call before visiting the office, and for any questions, call us at 951-241-7777 or email us at