Scholarships & Awards Empower Youth

Scholarship programs are an important part of CFMC’s work to strengthen our communities. The CFMC manages 36 scholarships and awards that benefit students, teachers, and community members throughout Monterey County.

This year the CFMC has given 71 scholarships and awards totaling $290,000 and ranging from $500 to $60,000. These scholarship programs are varied, supporting students attending two- and four-year colleges and universities in California and beyond.

Awards programs support participants in youth baseball camps, recognize excellence in teaching and journalism, and help women achieve financial stability.

Mirna Munoz

This scholarship means a lot to me because it is helping me reach my goals. I am blessed to have the opportunity to keep on succeeding in my education. I am excited to attend SJSU to become an independent person.

– Mirna Munoz, 2014 Recipient of the $60,000 Martgaret and Seba Bronson Scholarship

The CFMC works with donors to design a scholarship or award program that fulfills their vision. Philanthropic Services staff coordinates with high schools throughout the county to identify qualified candidates, select winning students, and pay scholarships directly to institutes of higher education.