2021 Shine-A-Light Scholarship for San Bernardino County Foster Youth

Applications are due by March 12th, 2021

This year, Children's Fund is awarding several scholarships to deserving foster youth who live in San Bernardino County. This scholarship is intended for youth graduating high school this year, first-year community college, university, or vocation school students; and/or those transitioning from community college to a university. The scholarship winners will be notified on March 31, 2021.  All Foster Youth Applicants and their Nominators (case managers) should review both the Shine-A-Light Scholarship Guidelines and the Application below to ensure they qualify for the scholarship.

Please submit a complete application packet to Amy Pond-Cirelli at Amy@childrensfund.org

Questions? Email Betty Chambers at Betty@childensfund.org.

Downloadable Files


Please review the Guidelines for detailed instructions on how to apply for this scholarship.  


The case manager will submit the complete packet to Children's Fund.  A complete packet consists of the application (completed by the case manager/Nominator on the youth’s behalf), the Youth Applicant Essay (500-600 words, written by the youth), and the Nominator’s Recommendation Statement (written by the case manager/Nominator). 

Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Guidelines | Spanish Version  Please return the application in English. 

Scholarship Application  Download the pdf FIRST, then complete. Email the completed app March 12th, 2021.

Flyer to distribute to Youth and Case Managers