The Long Beach Community Foundation is looking for people and groups to receive scholarships and grants.
There are five donor-directed scholarships available to students meeting specific criteria. For example, the Don Knabe Safe Surrender Scholarship goes to college-bound students who were safely surrendered at birth. The Safe Surrender Program was pioneered by former LA County Supervisor Don Knabe.
Other scholarships are the Early Childhood Educator Scholarship, the Larry Acterman Public Education Award, the Ensemble Scholarship Fund and the Patricia K. Buck Scholarship Fund. Applicants for the Buck Scholarship must be Wilson High students and should contact a counselor there; the rest of the applications go through the foundation.
The deadline to apply for all scholarships is March 31.
There also are seven donor-directed grants being handled by the Long Beach Community Foundation. Again, each grant has specific requirements for applicants. that includes LBCF’s own Community Impact Grant, to be awarded to support programs that best address the post-pandemic educational, emotional, and health needs of at-risk youth, including those experiencing homelessness in Long Beach.
These grants all have different deadlines throughout the year. They are the Fennie Community Fund, the National Philanthropy Day Grant, the Airport Noise Ordinance Neighborhood Impact Fund, the Katy Stone Memorial Fund, the Knight Foundation Fund and the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage grants.
Scholarship information is available at www.longbeachcf.org/scholarships and grant information at www.longbeachcf.org/grants.