The Backer Scholarship Program
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation is proud to invest in the educators of the future. Since 1995 the foundation has awarded dozens of scholarships. Our Scholarships are restricted to high school seniors who aspire to go into the education field.
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation will award up to $15,000 in scholarship funds in 2017 to local graduating high school students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career related to education. Last year, the foundation awarded multiple scholarships to students graduating from the William S. Hart School District.
The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation was founded in 1984 to foster relationships between businesses, schools, the community, educators and youth to enrich public school education and promote appreciation for public school education in the Santa Clarita Valley. In support of these goals, the Education Foundation sponsors a number of annual events and programs to foster and support excellence in education for students of Santa Clarita Valley. The events include Teacher Tribute and Principal for a Day. Current programs are Teacher Innovation Grants, Scholarships, Bag of Books and Read With Me!
Scholarships will be awarded to students whose personal goals, college major and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education. The foundation hopes to award scholarship funds totaling $15,000 in 2017. That amount may be given as a single award to one student, or may be distributed as multiple awards to several students at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
High school graduates entering any college as a full-time student in pursuit of a four-year degree are eligible. This includes students who plan to attend a community college first. Applicant must be attending college in 2017-2018 as a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree elated to a career in education. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States, living in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Funds will be refunded to the winners upon presentation of proof of payment for tuition, books, dormitory rent or other eligible expenses deemed appropriate by the foundation board.
The 2017 Scholarship application is now closed. The 2018 application will be available available in March.