Wonderful Education College Scholars

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Since we started our scholarship program, we have awarded 2,000 college scholarships and incentives to students in the Central Valley. Our college scholars are maintaining enrollment—with an incredible college persistence rate of 75%.



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 two- or 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.

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