Undergraduate Students

Applications for this year are now closed.
Applications for next year will be posted by the end of October 2018.

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund each spring awards a number of two-year scholarships of $5,000 per year to students who transfer in the fall or spring following the award from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.


  1. Belong to a minority group under-represented in the California College and University system, principally African-Americans; Americans (North, Central, or South) derived from Spanish speaking cultures; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders.
  2. Be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award (or have completed your course work within the past year) at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges. Applicants may not be currently enrolled nor intend to enroll before next June in a four-year college or university.
  3. Be eligible (have sufficient and proper units) to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing for the next fall term (or at the latest the next spring term) following the award.
  4. Provide evidence of financial need.
  5. Complete and submit on time the application with required attachments. If selected for interview, you MUST attend the Saturday morning Selection Committee interviews in the spring.