The Fullerton College Foundation started accepting scholarship applications this year on March 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 School Year. You may apply for a scholarship through April 30, 2012.
This year they have a new scholarship application system and if you have any problems entering the application information please call the Foundation office immediately at 714-525-5651.
Dr. H. Lynn Sheller, then President of Fullerton College, founded the Fullerton College Foundation in 1959 as a nonprofit organization.
To many, Dr. Sheller was the guiding hand of the Foundation and spent much of his time developing personal contacts with faculty, friends and community members who shared his enthusiasm in supporting the educational goals of Fullerton College students. Even after his retirement in 1969, Dr. Sheller frequently returned to campus for Foundation business until his death in 1984. Because of his commitment to better serve the students of Fullerton College, students today continue to benefit from the numerous endowed scholarships that he helped to establish.
In 1959, two donations of $500.00 each were the beginnings of such scholarships. Ten years later, the Foundation received a bequest of $304,000.00 from one of two sisters, Fay Reynolds, who left the money to the college in honor of her sister Lena Reynolds, a former math teacher at Fullerton College.
Some years later, in 1987, Joel Hail, a former physics instructor, willed his estate to Fullerton College. The $300,000 gift was used to create an endowment fund for students with temporary financial needs as well as a scholarship for student’s studying physical science.
Through bequests, gifts, individual and corporate donations, the Foundation currently has over 270 scholarship funds, each with a minimum principal balance of $2,500.00
In addition to scholarships and grants, the Foundation receives and disburses several hundred “Funds in Trust” awards each year.
These are scholarships and grants awarded by local clubs, Unions, trade organizations, Indian Tribes and local and U.S. Government organizations – to name just a few of the donating organizations. The Foundation’s responsibilities include ensuring that the student is currently enrolled and maintaining the required GPA as stated in the award and verifying any documentation needed for disbursement.
Today, Fullerton College Foundation, Inc. exists to promote Fullerton College and enhance the lives of its students by raising and accepting resources for scholarships, grants, programmatic and institutional support. Funding for our scholarship program is made possible by donations from individuals, businesses, corporations and private foundations. In keeping with the college’s focus on preparing students to become successful learners, the Foundation is proud to offer an endowed scholarship program that enables students in nearly every field of study to achieve their educational goals.