Wonderful Education College Scholarships

 

Since 1994, we have awarded almost 2,000 college scholarships to students in the Central Valley. Over 75% of our scholars at four-year universities are on track to earn their Bachelor’s degrees.  In 2018, we awarded 223 college scholarships, with 95% of scholars accepted to a four-year university.

  • Scholarships up to $30,000

  • Students who meet all requirements also receive a free laptop

  • Our goal is to increase the number of students earning a college degree with minimal debt

 

Click below to apply. Deadline for application is November 15, 2018. 


 

Eligibility Requirements

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 four-year accredited college or university.

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.

3. The Wonderful Education College Scholarship for Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep offers scholarships to students who:

  • Meet all Ag Prep requirements;

  • Earn an AS degree in Agriculture by the summer after high school graduation;

  • Have a minimum high school cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0; and

  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year accredited college or university.

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.

Scholars who meet all requirements are eligible to receive both a financial award and a laptop.

Click below to download the full 2018–2019 eligibility requirements.

 

*Eligible counties: San Joaquin Valley county, which includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare (each, an “Eligible County” and collectively, “Eligible Counties”). 

The Eligible Counties listed above may be modified by Wonderful Education from time to time at its sole discretion.