Kern Community Foundation’s online application for The Peter Anthony Catholic Education Scholarship for K-12 Catholic Education is open now through July 31.

This Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide tuition assistance for a Catholic education to qualifying K-12 students in Kern County.

So far the fund has awarded close to $33,000 in scholarships to 40 students from 20 families, attending four Bakersfield area schools, and endorsed by seven parishes.

This opportunity is open to students and families who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Active and practicing Catholics as verified by the parish pastor.
  • Demonstrate financial need as verified by Kern Community Foundation.
  • Attend or plan to enroll in a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)-accredited K-12 Catholic school in Kern County.
  • Complete the Peter Anthony Catholic Education Scholarship application through Kern Community Foundation with all materials by the deadline of July 31.

To get started, visit

For more information or assistance, please contact Kern Community Foundation by calling 661-616-2605 or writing to Information is also available to Spanish-speaking families.

Louis Medina is the director of community impact for Kern Community Foundation. You can reach him at

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