FUND A SCHOLARSHIP TO
SUPPORT STUDENT FUTURES
ENSURE THAT THE MOST DESERVING STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS
The Cerritos College Foundation strives to secure financial support for as many students as possible through the creation of new scholarships and the support of existing ones. We currently have more than 90 different donor-funded scholarships which provide approximately $250,000 in scholarship awards each year. Without the support of generous scholarship donors, many of our success stories would never happen.
CREATE A BRIDGE BETWEEN YOU AND OUR STUDENTS
We invite our scholarship donors to get to know scholarship recipients by participating in scholarship interviews, attending student events, and personally presenting scholarships at our Fall and Spring Scholarship Receptions. We encourage you to follow your students’ progress, creating lifelong friendships and mentorship opportunities.
Scholarships can be established at any time during the year. You can participate in the scholarship review process, receive thank you letters, and meet with recipients at the annual Scholarship Recognition Reception.
Scholarships can be established in the name of the donor, or named according to the program or interest area being supported. Scholarships can also be created in honor or memory of a family member, friend, coworker, student, faculty member, or mentor. We also welcome scholarships provided by companies and organizations to increase their philanthropic presence in our community.
ESTABLISH YOUR SCHOLARSHIP TODAY
- Decide the type of support you wish to provide: Annual or Endowed.
A) Create a Scholarship Endowment – With an Endowed Scholarship, the scholarship continues in perpetuity. The amount donated (the principal) is invested and the annual income (interest and/or dividends) is available for spending. Donors can establish an Endowed Scholarship for $25,000. You can take up to five years to build the endowment to $25,000.
B) Create an Annual Scholarship – New named Annual Scholarships can be created at $2,500 with a minimum commitment of two years. Often this is a good way for a new donor to begin offering a scholarship quickly while making plans to eventually build toward an Endowed Scholarship. Some donors choose to make two gifts each year, one to support an Annual Scholarship and another to go toward their goal of creating an Endowed Scholarship. until the endowment is self-sustaining – one to grow the endowment and the other to be awarded immediately. This solution is a satisfying way to immediately enjoy the benefits of being a scholarship sponsor while building an endowed fund that will support scholarships for generations.
- Meet with Cerritos College Foundation staff to discuss your goals and review our New Scholarship Creation form. Contact Foundation Executive Director Carol Krumbach (562-860-2451 ext 2536 or ckrumbach(at)cerritos.edu.
- Decide the area(s) of focus for your scholarship (examples: scholarships for first-generation students, low-income students, a specific area of study, etc.)
- Sign an agreement with the Cerritos College Foundation. Our staff will guide you through each step of this process.
- Make your gift.
To fund a scholarship with a gift of stock, please complete the Stock Transfer Form.