The Bank of the Sierra Scholarship is available to high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the fall. Bank of the Sierra is committed to supporting economically-challenged young adults residing in its business service territories to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a higher education. Applicants must be current high school seniors who reside in the California counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, or Tulare and must plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or a Community College and will be enrolled as a freshman in the fall (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification).
A minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 is required. Applicants must have a household income at or below the Low-Income Level (must be able to show tax return should applicant be selected for award). This scholarship is open to all majors and there is no ethnicity requirement. Employees of Bank of the Sierra and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.