Scholarship Application Information and Guidelines

  1. Applicants’ primary residence must be in the greater San Fernando Valley region. The greater San Fernando Valley is geographically defined as west through Calabasas, east through Glendale, stops before Santa Clarita/Valencia in the north, and stops to the south at Mulholland Dr.
  2. Applicants may attend any accredited college or university in the United States or abroad.
  3. Grade point average and financial need will be reviewed, however, will not be primary criterion for award selection.
  4. Students with demonstrated community volunteer activities will be highly considered for scholarship support.
  5. Applicants must show proof of college or university acceptance before the scholarship payment is awarded.
  6. Only scholarship award applications received through Fernando’s web site will be considered.
  Important Dates:  
  • Scholarship application process opens on April 1, 2024.
  • Scholarship application process closes at 12:00 noon on April 28, 2024.
  • Scholarship Awards Selection Committee meets in early May 2024.
  • Scholarship Awardees are notified on May 10, 2024.
  • Scholarship Awardees receive scholarship payments throughout the Summer of 2024 once college admissions is confirmed.

Scholarship Awardees are invited to attend the FernandoAwards Foundation Gala Dinner.

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