Scholarships

All applications are submitted through the Fullerton College Foundation website for Scholarships

Applications are due by the end of February each year.
Please note that the following scholarships are awarded through the Social Science Division.

The following instructions are also stated on the scholarship application. Please pay special attention to detail. If the application is incomplete, it is not reviewed.

When applying for a scholarship, please pay careful attention to scholarship requirements. It is important that your declared (formally declared through Admissions and Records) major and GPA comply with the specific requirements. In some cases an additional essay with specific information is required.

Need assistance with the application?

Instructors in the Social Science Division can assist you with the application process. You may also contact Jodi Balma,Scholarship Committee, Chairperson, by phone (714) 992-7522 or email at jbalma@fullcoll.edu.

Important Notice

Please keep in mind that if you are selected to receive a scholarship, we would like you to attend the Social Science Division Scholarship Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. in room 224 of the Student Center. Business dress is appropriate. Pictures will be taken.

Fullerton College Foundation Disbursements:
Awards are typically disbursed in two payments: half in the fall, and the remaining half in the spring.

Fall disbursement of the scholarship award is given           –     July, 2020
To receive the first disbursement, students must complete a scholarship disbursement form (Right click to download the form), submit proof of registration for the Fall semester and submit a thank you letter to the donor. Processing time for checks is approximately two weeks.

Spring disbursement of the scholarship award is given      –    January, 2021
To receive the second disbursement, students must show proof of successful completion of fall semester courses as well as proof of registration for the spring semester.

Other conditions:
‘Graduating Scholarship’ recipients must graduate by August of the year of their award in order to receive their scholarship award.
Unclaimed scholarships will be forfeited by the end of the academic year for which they were awarded

Scholarship Awards and Requirements

The Amy Stump Award The student must have a 3.5 GPA and a declared major in Anthropology, Child Development, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology; have completed 45 units, including 12 units of Behavioral Science at Fullerton College in Anthropology, and/or Psychology, and/or Sociology. In addition, student must enroll in an accredited four-year university or college within three semesters after receiving the award.

The Arnold Le Ross Award The student must have a 3.5 GPA and be a Social Science major, have completed 45 units, with at least 12 units at Fullerton College in the following courses: Child Development, Economics, Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, or Religious Studies. Six of the 12 units must be from Economics and/or History and/or Political Science. Student must enroll in an accredited four-year university or college within three semesters after receiving the award.

The Brannock Family Scholarship The student must be a declared Psychology major with a minimum GPA of 3.5, and transferring to either a 4-year college or university by the following fall semester. The recipient will be selected by Professor Brannock, a selectee, or a member of her immediate family.

The Bill and Nancy Sullivan International Studies Scholarship The student must have a 3.25 GPA and be a major in the Social Sciences and either graduating or transferring to a four-year institution. The student must have demonstrated interest in global or international studies. Dr. Anne Negus will select the recipient.

The Del Alcorn / Robert Owen Memorial Scholarship To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time at Fullerton College, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a declared major in Sociology or Anthropology, have successfully completed Sociology 101 (Soc Majors) or have successfully completed Anthropology 101 and/or 102 (Anthro Majors), and demonstrate leadership and service to the community. A one-page essay must accompany the application describing the student’s interest in their field, educational goals, and specific career goals. The selection committee will be comprised of faculty members from the Sociology & Anthropology Departments.

Nettleship Family Scholarship The scholarship will be awarded to one student in any field at Fullerton College who has continued his or her college education despite facing severe obstacles. The student must be in his or her fourth semester with a minimum grade point average of 3.00, and be on the point of transferring to a four year academic institution. The student must submit an essay describing his or her adversity and goals, a transcript of grades and a teacher recommendation. Before the award can be made the student must show proof of enrollment at a four year institution. The Nettleship family will select the recipient.

The Dorothy & Dan Sailor Child Development Scholarship The student must be a Child Development major and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall. The student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in child development courses. This scholarship is for students planning a career working with children. The recipient is selected by the Child Development Department and Dorothy Sailor.

The Tom Cantrell Memorial Scholarship The student must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and be a Child Development major, have completed at least 12 units, and persevered in spite of adversity and challenges.

Family Science Award The student must have a 3.0 GPA, be a Family Studies major, be currently enrolled in 6 units, and have completed 40 units at Fullerton College, with at least 12 units in Social Sciences courses. The student must be both recommended by an instructor and interviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Martin and Lotte Hebeling Award The student must have a 3.5 GPA, have completed 12 units in Social Sciences courses, be receiving an A. A. degree from Fullerton College or be transferring to a four-year university or college. The student must demonstrate leadership or personal example at improving or facilitating inter-ethnic, inter-racial, international or multi-cultural human relations.

History Scholarship The student must have a declared major in History, a cumulative 3.0 GPA with a 3.5 GPA in History classes. At the time of the award, the student must be attending at least three-quarter time (however, full-time is preferable), transferring to a four-year university or college, display superior academic promise in the field of History, and intend to enter the teaching profession. The History Department faculty will determine the recipient.

The William Klaustermeyer Memorial Award The recipient will be determined by the Social Science Division.

The Barbara Weightman Geography Scholarship Student must be majoring in Geography and taking nine units or more, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student can be continuing, graduating, or transferring. Selection will be made by the Fullerton College Geography Dept.

The Donna Logan Teaching Scholarship  To receive the Donna Logan Teaching Scholarship, a student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be pursuing a career in teaching. Applicants must submit a one-page written essay describing his/her reason for selecting teaching as a career AND how they’ve helped and shown compassion to others in the past AND their desire to impact the lives of youth through teaching. The selection of the recipient will be made by the family of Donna Logan and special consideration will be given for those pursuing a career in elementary teaching.

Eugene and Donna McKibbin Award The student must have completed 30 units, including 15 units at Fullerton College, and including 3 units of Economics. Student should possess good citizenship and intend to major in Economics. The recipient will be determined by the Coordinator (Chair) of the Economics Department in consultation with the Social Science Division Scholarship committee.

The Francis Mummery Economics Award  The student must have a declared major in Economics or Business. Professor Mummery will select the recipient.

The Perry Jacobson Jr. Sociology Scholarship Award The student must be a declared Sociology major and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Professor Kelly Nelson-Wright will select the recipient.

The Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship The student must be a Philosophy and/or Religious Studies major and have a 3.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 units of philosophy and/or religious studies classes at Fullerton College.

The Political Science Scholarship The student must be a declared political science major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Political Science Department will determine the recipient.

The Psychology Faculty Student Achievement Award The student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, completed 9 units of psychology classes at Fullerton College, and a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must submit a two-page (double-spaced) essay describing why they selected a major in psychology, their educational goals, and specific career goals.

The Sylvia Mendez Scholarship The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit an additional one-page essay describing their desire to work for civil rights or social justice issues in their career. Sylvia Mendez will chose the recipient.