Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation is partnering with the Kern Community Foundation to provide a common application for various scholarships in Kern County, including the Future Leaders Scholarship.

The Future Leaders Scholarship program will be awarding $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who display commitment to college and who might not otherwise have access to the resources needed to pursue their dreams. Need Based Awards and Merit Based Awards available. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5000!

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Each winter, volunteers from colleges and community based organizations provide one-on-one assistance to more than 3,000 high school seniors and their families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] and Cal Grant application at locations throughout the Kern County area.




The programs of the Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation are supported by the generous contributions of local, state, and nation wide donors. We welcome support in many forms and relish the opportunity to work with new community partners. 



Created in 2005, College Access Foundation of California has awarded over 36 million dollars to over 100 organizations statewide, with more than 10,000 students receiving scholarships because of the Foundation's grant making.


Migrant Education Region V provides leadership, staff development and other services to districts and families to ensure that migrant students succeed in the basic curriculum.


The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.