4 students sitting on a bench outside on SBVC campus smiling


Over the last two academic years, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation has awarded $1,084,358 in scholarships to 768 students - the largest amount it has ever granted in a 2-year period. This funding was distributed in the form of 1,350 scholarships with an average amount of $806 per award, helping students to cover their education-related costs.

The largest individual scholarship is the $3,000 Valley-Bound Commitment award, funded by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The Valley-Bound Commitment program was launched in 2008 and helps remove some of the barriers that keep many low-income students from enrolling in college. In their first year, Valley-Bound Commitment students have all of their tuition, fees and supplies covered, as well as access to priority registration and a dedicated counseling staff.

The Finish Line Scholars Program has also made a difference, with more than $284,000 in scholarships distributed to SBVC students over the last two academic years, with each award worth $2,065.21. This program is made possible by The Jay Pritzker Foundation, with the funds awarded through the Foundation for California Community Colleges.