Through the Wonderful Education College Scholarship, The Wonderful Company aims to increase college access and completion for:

  • Children of employees of the Wonderful Companies residing and attending high school in an eligible San Joaquin Valley county, which includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare counties (such counties may be modified by Wonderful Education from time to time at its sole discretion) (each, an “Eligible County” and collectively, “Eligible Counties”); and
  •  Wonderful College Prep Academy students and children of employees of Wonderful College Prep Academy.

Our goal is to increase the number of students who:

  • Graduate from high school meeting all college entrance requirements;
  • Enroll full-time in an accredited college or university;
  • Earn a two- or four-year college degree; and
  • Graduate from college with minimal debt.

Scholars are eligible to receive both a financial award and a laptop, provided all requirements are met.

 

Wonderful Education College Scholarships Overview and Eligibility for 2017 Scholars 

1. The Wonderful Education College Scholarship for Wonderful Employees’ Children offers scholarships to students who:

  • Have at least one (1) parent or legal guardian who:
    • Currently resides and works in an Eligible County; and
    • Has been a regular, full-time employee of The Wonderful Company, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery LLC, Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Orchards, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful, or Vintage Nurseries (each, an “Eligible Wonderful Company”) for at least two (2) full years at the time their child applies for the scholarship, and remains a full-time employee throughout the period of time the scholar receives the scholarship.
  • Are high school seniors graduating from a high school in an Eligible County at the end of the current school year (eligibility shall be finally determined at the conclusion of a student’s senior year);
  • Have a minimum high school cumulative weighted GPA of 2.5; and
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a two- or four-year accredited college or university.

 

The dollar amount of the Wonderful Education College Scholarship for Wonderful Employees’ Children depends on the type of college or university she or he attends and is renewable for up to five (5) years:

Qualifying Institution

Scholarship Award

Community College

$1,000 per year*

California State University

$4,000 per year

University of California;

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo;

Private non-profit four-year university; or

Public or private non-profit four-year out-of-state university.

$6,000 per year

*New rate takes effect with 2017 scholars


Scholarship funds can only be used towards an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.  Funds cannot be disbursed toward any certificate, diploma, graduate or professional degree programs except for a certificate program at a Community College.

2. The Wonderful Education College Scholarship for Wonderful College Prep Academy offers scholarships to students who:

  • Are high school seniors who are either enrolled at the Wonderful College Prep Academy or;
  • Are children of a Wonderful College Prep Academy employee who has worked full-time for at least two (2) full years at the time their child applies for the scholarship and remains a full-time employee throughout the period of time the scholar receives the scholarship (eligibility shall be finally determined at the conclusion of a student’s senior year);
  • Have a minimum high school cumulative weighted GPA of 2.5; and
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year accredited college or university.

The dollar amount of a Wonderful College Prep Academy College Scholarship depends on the type of college or university she or he attends and is renewable for up to four (4) years:

Qualifying Institution

Scholarship Award

California State University

$4,000 per year

University of California;

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo;

Private non-profit four-year university; or

Public or private non-profit four-year out-of-state university.

$6,000 per year

Scholarship funds can only be used toward a Bachelor’s degree. Funds cannot be disbursed toward any certificate, diploma, associate, graduate or professional degree programs.

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