2017 Online Scholarship Application Now Available December 15, 2016 – March 1, 2017

CBCF 9 News 9 2017 Online Scholarship Application Now Available December 15, 2016 – March 1, 2017

The 2017 Online Scholarship application is now open for submission December 15, 2016 through March 1, 2017. Students from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation’s seven-county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio are eligible to apply. Students can apply by selecting the “Scholarships” button above and clicking the ONLINE SCHOLARSHIPS button at the sidebar.

CBCF currently administers over 100 scholarship funds, and awarded almost $440,000 in scholarships in 2016. Students who submit a single ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP application will be considered for all of nearly 50 scholarships using this application process. They are also welcome to review and apply for any of the other (more than 50) scholarships, available as INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Each of these scholarships has specific application requirements and paper applications identified.

More information about college scholarships can be found on our website or by calling Director of Scholarships, Karen Wesson at 361-882-9745.


The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

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