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 awards scholarship funds to local graduating high school students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career related to education.  

General Information 

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 $10,000 to $14,000 in 2020.  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 2020-2021 as a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree related 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.

Our 2019 Scholarship Winners were:

* Lance Lee from Hart High School 

* Taryn Cunningham from Valencia High School

* Alyssa Vandermeulen from Hart High School

* Amanda Reyes from Saugus High School

* Ashlyn Wensley from Saugus High School

* Brooke Milam from Golden Valley High School




Click on the links below to access the forms needed to apply for the 2020 Backer Family SCV Education Foundation Scholarship:

2020 Scholarship Information

2020 Scholarship Applicant Data Sheet

2020 Scholarship Questionnaire


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