ESTABLISHED SCHOLARSHIPS

General scholarships are available to students with criterion other than declared major. The general scholarship listing is followed by scholarships that have been grouped by academic division. These scholarships are available to students in specific academic disciplines, departments or major areas of study. The final category includes the Osher Scholarships.

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GENERAL

Billye Bonnell Memorial Scholarship
Established by her family in memory of staff member Billye Bonnell and awarded to a re-entry female student.
 
Christopher Van Aken Memorial Scholarship
Established in his memory by his mother, this award is given to a re-entry student who is working to change vocations or careers.
 
COC Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Established by College of the Canyons Alumni & Friends to be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic merit. Preference is given to relatives of Alumni & Friends members. One award is given to an evening student and a second award to a full-time student.
 
COC Classified School Employees Association Scholarship
Established by College of the Canyons CSEA Chapter 725. Awarded to a full-time re-entry student who demonstrates academic merit and is planning to pursue a bachelor's degree.
 
COC Heritage Committee Scholarship
Established by College of the Canyons Heritage Committee. Awarded to a first-generation college student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Cynthia Trezza Memorial UCLA Scholarship
Established by her parents, friends and family in memory of former alumni and honor student Cynthia Trezza, who attended UCLA. Awarded to a female student accepted for transfer to UCLA with demonstrated academic merit.
 
Emeriti Scholarship
Established by the Academic Senate in honor of its founding faculty member retirees, this award provides a scholarship to a student who is related to faculty or staff.
 
Friendz Scholarship
The award has been established by a group Santa Clarita Valley women friends. It is awarded annually to a female student, single parent, who is a member of the Single Mother’s Outreach and demonstrates need.​

Geiser memorial Global Education Scholarship
Established by a faculty member in memory of his mentors, Dr. Peter and Marilyn Geiser. Awarded to an international student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Gene Burke Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of COC Foundation member emeritus Gene Burke.
 
Harry Howard Memorial Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues in memory of Service Learning Coordinator and mentor Harry Howard. Awarded to a service learning student who demonstrates academic merit.
 
LaVerne Harris Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of community leader and COC Foundation Board Member LaVerne Harris. Awarded to a continuing female student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
LuAnn Kline Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of staff member LuAnn Kline. Awarded to two re-entry female students who demonstrate financial need.

Santa Clarita Valley Soroptimist International Scholarship
Established by Soroptimist International of the Santa Clarita Valley. Awarded to a female student in a vocational certificate program with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
 
Santa Clarita Valley Warrior's Scholarsip 
Established by the Adult Re-Entry and Veteran's program at COC in partnership with other civic minded organizations and awarded to a COC student who is a veteran of the U.S. Military who is working toward a degree or certificate at COC.
 
Tommye Warner Nolet Memorial Scholarship
Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of local educator and psychologist Tommye Warner Nolet. Awarded to a disabled student. Preference given to students who attended the Sulphur Springs School District.
 
NE Systems Single Parent Scholarship
Established by NE Systems to be awarded to a single parent attending College of the Canyons.


ALLIED HEALTH

Barnhart-Christian-Purdom Nursing Scholarship
Established in memory of local nurse Anne Barnhart, former Nursing Director Hazel Purdom and former student Marcia Christian. Awarded to a student majoring in nursing who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Cheryl Neenan Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of local nurse Cheryl Neenan. Awarded to a nursing student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Greer-Passick Memorial Newhall Rotarian Nursing Scholarship
Established by the Newhall Rotary Foundation in memory of longtime Rotarians Mr. Greer and Mr. Passick. Awarded to a nursing student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Nursing Student Scholarship
Established by Beverly Kemmerling to help defer the high cost of textbooks, supplies and other required items for College of the Canyons nursing students.
 
Yvonne D. Wiggins R.N. Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Facey Foundation, her colleagues, doctors and nurses who served in the health-care field with the late Yvonne Wiggins. This scholarship is awarded to a College of the Canyons second-semester nursing student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.


CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Sylvia Burger Sullivan Scholarship
Established by retired COC faculty member Sylvia Burger Sullivan and awarded to a College of the Canyons student who is studying in the field of drafting and interior design.


FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Jack Oakie Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation Trust. To be awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in comedy script or screenwriting; excellence in directing a film, stage or television comedy; excellence in film, stage or television acting.
 
Victoria Horne Oakie Scholarship
Established by the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation Trust. To be awarded to a student who demonstrates performance excellence in stage or cinema.
 
Michael Haywood Memorial Scholarship
Established by his family and friends in his memory and awarded to students who are majoring in music.


HUMANITIES

John Drislane Memorial Scholarship
Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of longtime faculty member and administrator John Drislane. Awarded to an English major who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Jon Henry American Art Scholarship
Established by his parents, family, friends and colleagues in memory of Jon Henry Hauss. Awarded to a student majoring in a subject relating to the American arts and who demonstrates academic merit.


MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE

Physics & Calculus Book Awards
Established by Bill Lyon to promote engineering as a major among COC students. Awarded each semester to MESA students.
 
James D. Boykin Memorial Biology Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues in memory of Biology Professor James Boykin. Awarded to abiology major who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Dr. Ram Manvi Memorial Scholarship
Established by his friends, family and colleagues. Awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates academic merit majoring in mathematics, science and engineering technology and plans to pursue abachelor's degree.
 
Lee Corbin Memorial Scholarship
Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of retired mathematics faculty member Lee Corbin. Awarded to a mathematics major who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
 
Pat McMonagle Memorial Biology Scholarship
Established by colleagues, family and friends in memory of Biology Professor Pat McMonagle. Awarded to a biology major planning to transfer to a four-year university to study environmental biology.


KINESIOLOGY & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Blanche March Foundation Scholarship
Established by the Blanche March Foundation to encourage and provide support for transferring football players. This scholarship is awarded to a College of the Canyons football player who is transferring to a four-year college.
 
James O. Butler Memorial Scholarship
Established by his daughter, family and friends in memory of James Butler for his belief in the power of education. Awarded to a student majoring in kinesiology/physical education.
 
Nolan LeMar Memorial Leadership Scholarship
Established by his parents, coaches, teammates, friends and family in memory of Nolan LeMar, a former co-captain of the Cougar baseball team. To be awarded to a men’s baseball student/athlete who plans to transfer to a four-year university and demonstrates academic merit.


SOCIAL SCIENCE & BUSINESS

Dolores Dickinson Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of former Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees Member Dolores Dickinson and awarded to a female re-entry student majoring in business.
 
J.J. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship
Established by his four children in memory of J.J. Obrien, a founding administration of justice instructor who also taught traffic school as a part-time instructor for more than 30 years. He retired from the California Highway Patrol as a lieutenant. Awarded to a student pursuing a career in law enforcement.
 
Nancy Smith Social Science Scholarship
Established by her friends and colleagues upon her retirement after 36 years of service to College of the Canyons. Her roles at COC encompassed many years as a professor of psychology, counselor,dean of social science and vice president of academic affairs. This award is given to a COC student majoring in the social sciences who demonstrates merit.
 
Theodore Collier Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of founding faculty member and professor of politicalscience Theodore Collier. Awarded to a student majoring in political science.
 
COC Foundation Textbook Scholarships


OSHER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Albert J. Prieto Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Virginia Prieto in memory of her late husband Al Prieto and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.

Betty Ferguson Foundation Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Betty Ferguson Foundation and awarded annually to female COC student affiliated with the Betty Ferguson Foundation who demonstrates need.
 
Carter Doran Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the colleagues and friends of Carter Doran in his memory as a COC Administrator, long time educator and awarded annually to a COC Student majoring in either the Performing Arts or Speech.

Charles Drescher Osher Endowed Honors Scholarship
Established by Robert Drescher in memory of his father, Charles Drescher's strong encouragement of and belief in honor's programs and awarded annually to a COC honor student who plans to transfer to a 4 year university and demonstrates need.
 
Charles B. & Rose Marie Evans Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Charles and Rose Evans and awarded annually to a female COC student who is majoring within the Allied Health division and plans to transfer to a 4-year university
 
COC Alumni & Friends Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the College of the Canyons Alumni and Friends and awarded annually to a COC student attending classes full-time who is related to College of the Canyons Alumni.

COC ASG Student Involvement Legacy Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the College of the Canyons Associated Student Government (ASG) and awarded annually to a COC student who is a member of the ASG and demonstrates need.

COC Nursing Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the COC nursing department and the retired COC Director of the Student Health Center, Bev Kemmerling and awarded annually to a COC nursing student.

Dare to Dream Osher Endowed Scholarship for Re-Entry Students
Established by the Santa Clarita Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees, the COC Foundation Board of Directors, College of the Canyons Family, and members of the Santa Clarita Valley community in honor of the Chancellor of the SCCCD, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook and awarded annually to COC Re-Entry students who demonstrates need.

Donaldson Western Filter Joe Novotny Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Donaldson Western Filter and awarded annually to COC students majoring in Manufacturing or Engineering who demonstrates need
 
Gary and Diana Cusumano Family Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Gary and Diana Cusumano and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Gina Gillum Osher Endowed Fund for Early Childhood Education Students 
Established by the Simms/Mann Foundationin honor of Gina Gillum and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Early Childhood Development and who demonstrates need.
 
Gloria Mckimmey Memorial Osher Endowed Memorial 
Established by the late retired faculty member, Gloria McKimmey and her family at the time of her retirement from College of the Canyons and is now awarded annually in her memory.  Awarded to a female COC student who is at least 30 years old, and has at least one dependent child.
 
Helen Fox Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of Helen Fox and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Osher Endowed Scholarship for Nursing 
Established by the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and awarded to a COC student majoring in Nursing who demonstrates need.
 
Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation and awarded annually to COC students who demonstrate need.
 
Jackie Prieto Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Virginia and Al Prieto in memory of their daughter-in-law, Jackie Prieto and awarded annually to a female COC Student majoring in Mathematics who demonstrates need.
 
Jay & Joyce Rodgers Business Technology Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Jay & Joyce Rodgers and awarded annually to COC students majoring in Business or Technology related fields.
 
Jay & Joyce Rodgers Performing Arts Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Jay & Joyce Rodgers and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in the Performing Arts who demonstrates need. 
 
Josh Simms Osher Endowed Fund for Early Childhood Education Students 
Established by the Simms/Mann Foundation in honor of Josh Simms and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Early Childhood Development and who demonstrates need.
 
Klassen Corporation Construction Management Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Jerry Klassen and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Construction Management who demonstrates need.
 
L/B/W Like-Moberg Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Don and Marvene Like and Randy and Mitzi Moberg and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Business who demonstrates need.

Lockheed Martin Environmental Sustainability Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Lockheed Martin and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in a Sustainability related major and demonstrates need.
 
Margaret M. McGuire & the Margaret M. Gallagher Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by COC Administrator, Kathy Alfano, in memory of her mother in-law and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Michael "Mike" Sandnes Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Richard and Marian Sandnes in memory of their son, Mike Sandnes, a former COC football player and awarded annually to COC students majoring in Kinesiology/Physical Education who demonstrates need.
 
Pam Beauer Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established to honor the retirement of longtime COC staff member Pam Beauer and awarded to a COC student majoring in Journalism or Business who demonstrates need.
 
Patti Harte Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Patti Harte in her memory and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates community service qualities and need.
 
Providence Health Services Osher Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Students
Established by Providence Health Services and awarded annually to a COC Nursing student who demonstrates need.
 
Robert C. Rockwell Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Robert Rockwell in his memory as the first COC Superintendent-President and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Education and transferring to a four-year university.
 
Scott and Julia Evans Osher Endowed Scholarship
Established by Scott and Julia Evans and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in Construction Management who demonstrates need.
 
Schwartz Oil Company, Inc. Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Schwartz Oil Company, Inc. and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Steven D. and Doris Marie Zimmer Family Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Steve and Doris Marie Zimmer and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need and is a single custodial parent.
 
Stratton-Petit Osher Endowed Scholarship Fund for Musical Theatre Students 
Established by Martin Sosin and awarded annually to a COC student studying Musical Theatre who demonstrates need.
 
The Dorinda Barnes, Santa Clarita Valley American Association of University Women Memorial Scholars Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by the American Association of Univrsity Women in memory of Dorinda Barnes and awarded annually to a female COC student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math who demonstrates need.
 
The Eleanore Kiersted Memorial Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Eleanore Kiersted in memory of her late husband, Wynkoop, and their 46 years of marriage and awarded annually to a COC student who is majoring in Nursing or Library Science, and demonstrates need.
 
The Frank and Charlotte Kleeman Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Judge Frank Kleeman and Charlotte Kleeman and awarded annually to a COC student majoring in the Performing Arts who demonstrates need.
 
The Michael Hoefflin Foundation Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by the Michael Hoefflin Foundation in memory of Michael Hoefflin and awarded annually to a COC student who is a cancer survivor or family member of a pediatric cancer patient affiliated with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation who demonstrates need.
 
The Soroptimist Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley and awarded to a female COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Veloz Holdings Inc. Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Ultra Violet Devices, Inc. in memory of Tom & Shiela Veloz and awarded annually to a COC student who is a single mother returning to college who demonstrates need.
 
W.A.V.E. Women Advocating the Value of Education Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by a local group of Women Advocating the Value of Education and awarded annually to a COC student who demonstrates need.
 
Wendy Eberle Osher Endowed Scholarship 
Established by the COC Nursing Department in memory of their late colleague, Wendy Eberle and awarded annually to a COC Nursing student who demonstrates need.