The Los Angeles Valley College Foundation provides scholarships for students who register LAVC as their home campus. Scholarships are designed to support students as they continue on their educational journeys. All scholarships are provided by the generosity of independent donors, community members, businesses, LAVC Alumni, and the campus community (and therefore vary in amounts, due dates, and eligibility requirements).

Students: Apply for Scholarships

All scholarships are administered via the Next Gen digital platform and accessed through the Student Information System (SIS) portal. Students submit applications that meet standardized criteria, in addition to any criteria that is specific to certain scholarships. Next Gen uses an algorithm to match students to scholarships based on a student’s qualifications. This system streamlines the process by allowing students to apply for multiple scholarships using a single application. Independent committees then review and select qualified candidates. To apply: Log in to your student portal and click on the “Scholarship Tile.”  Click on “Login Here” next to the Student Log In.

Scholarships are available throughout the academic year.  If you have any questions about scholarships and their guidelines, please call Ronya Waters at (818) 947-2619.

Contributing to Scholarships

  • There is no minimum gift requirement if you would like to contribute to a general scholarship.
  • Please visit our Online Donations Form and name the scholarship you wish to support in the “Additional instructions” field (otherwise your gift will be placed in a general scholarship pool called the Foundation Scholarship).
  • If you would like to establish a named scholarship, please read below.

Donors Wishing to Establish a Scholarship

  • Please read the following Guidelines on scholarships
  • Please print and fill out the following Scholarship Form PDF
  • To have Form mailed to you, please call (818) 947-2619.
  • A named scholarship established with the LAVC Foundation will benefit only students currently enrolled at LAVC.
  • A named scholarship can be established for a minimum gift of $250 per year.
  • The donor may request to name the scholarship (e.g. in his/her name, to honor someone, or to memorialize a loved one).
  • Depending on the size of the gift, larger scholarships may be awarded or can be awarded in increments of $250. Also, depending on the size of the gift, the scholarship may be awarded in one year or over several years.
  • Named scholarship will continue to exist as long as the scholarship fund does not fall below the $250 minimum amount. If it does fall below the minimum required amount, the named scholarship will be discontinued and the remaining amount of the fund will be placed in a general scholarship pool called the Foundation Scholarship.

Named Endowed Scholarships

  • Often, named endowed scholarships are created in the memory of an individual.
  • A named endowed scholarship established with the LAVC Foundation will benefit only students currently enrolled at LAVC.
  • A named endowed scholarship can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000. Donations may be pooled.
  • Depending on the type of endowment (e.g. a true or quasi endowment), interest earned from the principal gift is used to fund the scholarship in perpetuity.
      • Again, the scholarship awarded must be a minimum of $250.
      • If income earned in one year is below $250, that amount will be carried forward to the next year.

* Please read Guidelines for Gift Endowments for more information.

Newsletters & Publications

April 2024 Newsletter (PDF)

2021 Foundation Annual Report (PDF)

Board Meetings

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda for May 21, 2024 (PDF)

Join us for our next meeting scheduled for June 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in ACA 2504. For more information, contact the Foundation at

Past Meeting Agendas