Scholarships sponsored by Galpin Ford

Scholarships sponsored by Galpin Ford

Fernando Award Foundation Scholarships

The Fernando Award Foundation offers unique scholarships to graduating seniors and community college students in the San Fernando Valley.  These scholarships are not based on GPA, but rather on the student’s involvement in community service and volunteerism performed outside of that required by the schools. To date, the Fernando Awards Foundation has awarded nearly $150,000 in college scholarships.

The scholarships include:

The Fernando Award Foundation, Inc. awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors and community college students which may be used for university, community college or trade schools.

Local high school principals, counselors, teachers, community college professors and community members are invited to identify and nominate students who they believe demonstrate the qualities defined by the above scholarship awards.

Download the 2017 Scholarship application

Applications for the 2017 scholarship
are due by Friday, April 28, 2017.

Nominations should be emailed to:

If you have any questions, please call (818) 719-3929.

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Fernando Awards Foundation Scholarship committee.
  • Recipients will be sent a letter of congratulations.
  • A Fernando Awards Foundation board member will present the scholarship to the student at their school’s award ceremony or at the end of the school year for community college student recipients.
  • Checks will be submitted upon student’s submission of proof of registration at their institute of higher education. Recipients must send in proof for registration.

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Donate to the Fernando Awards

The Fernando Award

The Fernando Award is the highest award for volunteerism and philanthropy in the San Fernando Valley. It is supported by the Valley Chambers of Commerce, civic and philanthropic organizations, entrepreneurs and corporations located in the San Fernando Valley.

2017 Fernando Award Scholarship Donors

Bruce Miller, CPA
Gelb/Fernando Scholarship
Bert and Jane Boeckmann
Karl Boeckmann

Fernando Award Nomination Packet

Download the 2017 the Fernando Awards nomination packet.

2017 Fernando Award Video

View the 2017 Awards Gala Video from Director, Editor, and Producer of Bluewater Digital, Manny Martinez. Special Thanks to Gary Thomas and Deborah Sable, who were the Executive Producers of this event.

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