IECF Scholarship Info

Most scholarships from the Inland Empire Community Foundation are awarded directly through the colleges and universities in our two-county area. Students who are interested in applying should check with their school counselor or financial aid office for information and applications.

However, students are able to apply directly to IECF for the following scholarships.

Riverside/San Bernardino Area:

The S.L. Gimbel Foundation Scholarship Fund | Closed

  • Undergraduate low-income students, accepted to attend CSUSB, CSUDH, and CSULB and current undergraduate students of CSUSB, CSUDH, and CSULB from all backgrounds regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference or national origin are eligible to apply.
  • First-generation, college-going students, and/or traditionally underrepresented students in higher education, nontraditional students such as single parents, older students, married students, foster youth and undocumented students who meet the requirements below are eligible to apply.

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Altura Credit Union Foundation | Closed

  • Altura Credit Union Foundation General Scholarship provides scholarships for outstanding  graduating seniors of a high school in Riverside County
  • Altura Member Scholarship provides scholarship for graduating high school seniors who are current Members of Altura Credit Union or an immediate family member of a current Member
  • The Bonnie Gail Polis Educational Endowment provides a college scholarship for those who express intention of pursuing a career in public education and is graduate of a high school in the Riverside Unified School District
  • The Terry Ferrone Memorial Scholarship provides a college scholarship for a graduate of John W. North or Poly High Schools in Riverside, CA
  • Dr. Linda Wisher Educational Endowment provides a scholarship to females pursuing a career in education for graduating seniors

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Pavement Recycling, Inc. Scholarship Fund  | Closed
The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide college financial assistance to outstanding graduating seniors who are pursuing a college education and are residents of the City of Riverside and neighboring communities.
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The Riverside Construction Company/Harmon-Lounsbury Scholarship | Closed
Provides college financial assistance to outstanding graduating seniors from Riverside who is pursuing a college education in engineering, particularly in the area of construction or civil engineering.  Also, first year engineering students from Cal Poly Pomona, San Luis Obispo, CSU Long Beach and Cal Baptist University are eligible for scholarships.
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Ruth Schroff Scholarship Fund | Closed
The Ruth Schroff Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for outstanding African-American or Hispanic/Latino students residing in Riverside or San Bernardino Counties. 
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The Rosemarie Cionni-Mary Pastore Educational Trust Scholarship Fund | Closed
The scholarship fund provides college financial assistance to an outstanding graduating senior from Elsinore High School who is pursuing a college education at an accredited community college, state college, Catholic college or university.
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Elizabeth C. and Jack B. Clarke, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund | Closed
The Elizabeth C. and Jack B. Clarke, Sr. Scholarship Fund, honors the late councilman and his wife for their service to the Riverside community.  Mr. Clarke was the first African-American member of the Riverside City Council.  The Ruth Schroff Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships for outstanding African-American or Hispanic/Latino students residing in Riverside or San Bernardino.
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The Dr. Barnett Grier and Eleanor Jean Grier Scholarship Fund | Closed
The Dr. Barnett Grier and Eleanor Jean Grier Scholarship Fund is the legacy to their efforts to ensure equality in education, housing, employment, and opportunity for underrepresented and disadvantaged citizens in Riverside.  
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Reggie Keith Edmond II Scholarship | Closed
The Reginald Keith Edmond II Scholarship Fund provides college financial assistance to outstanding student athletes graduating from a high school within the Riverside Unified School District and Alvord Unified School District.
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The Marvin Edward Leggett Jr. Endowed Fund | Closed
This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Norte Vista High School and La Sierra High School in the Alvord Unified School District.
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Coachella Valley:

The James Buchner Memorial Scholarship Fund | Closed
The James Buchner Memorial Scholarship Fund is established as an endowed scholarship by Dora Buchner to honor the memory of James Buchner in perpetuity.  The fund provides college financial assistance in the form of scholarships to Hispanic students who are US residents, and are seniors at Cathedral High School who demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to gain an education.
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The Castro/Falk Scholarship Fund of the Coachella Valley | Closed
The Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students who are U.S. citizens, and residents, or former residents, of Coachella Valley who demonstrate motivation, perseverance and a sincere desire to gain an education, be it high school, vocational school, community college, undergraduate or graduate college or university.
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Desert Outreach Foundation Scholarship | Closed
The Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students residing in the Coachella Valley who are seeking an undergraduate/graduate degree either within or outside of the Valley.
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The Safe Schools Desert Cities Scholarship Fund – Burton/May Pride Award | Deadline: January 31, 2023
Burton/May Pride Award Scholarship Information and Criteria The Safe Schools Scholarship Fund – Burton/May Pride Award recognizes outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex (LGBTQI) youth who, through their participation, dedication and initiative, have helped foster a positive self-image among other LGBTQI youth. This scholarship award will enable students to pursue further education and training at Universities, Colleges, Community Colleges and Trade Schools. The award amount is from $500 – $1500.
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Forms

Scholarship Recipient Information Sheet | Students
Donor Advised Fund Scholarship Recommendation Form | Donors Only
Competitive Scholarship Recommendation Form | Scholarship Committees Only

Designated College and Universities Forms

Report #1  | Scholarship Recipients
Report #2  | End-of-Year Scholars Follow-Up