McConnell Scholars Program


Scholarship details


March 5, 2019

Amount Awarded

Up to $30,000 Renewable

Number of Awards


Awarded By

The McConnell Foundation

Selection Criteria

  • Must be residents of or attend high school or community college in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County; Big Valley High School District in Lassen County, or Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District in Humboldt County
  • Must be be entering a qualified college or university as a first-time freshman or transfer junior in fall of 2019. Students who are concurrently enrolled in high school and community college, such as those in the College Connection program, are considered
  • Must have an Expected Family Contribution of $8,600 or less
  • California Dream Act students who meet all other criteria are welcome to apply
  • Must be full-time
  • Must be attending a qualified institution as defined by The McConnell Foundation Scholars Program

Application instructions

Application Instructions:
The purpose of The McConnell Foundation Scholars Program is to identify and support students qualified to bring about positive change in their communities. Ideal candidates are high-achieving students, are among the first generation in their family to attend college, have overcome personal challenges, have positive influence on younger siblings or community members, and demonstrate commitment to the values of giving back and caring for others. Special consideration is given for those who have overcome significant challenges such as homelessness, participation in the foster-care system, or multi-generational poverty. Other excellent candidates are high-achieving students who come from more advantaged backgrounds, but who are very aware of their advantages and have shown extraordinary personal commitment to serving others.
The McConnell Scholars Program is a social investment. Return on that investment occurs when our Scholars are successful in attaining their academic, professional, and personal goals, and use their success to help others succeed. The one personal characteristic all Scholars share is a genuine concern for the well-being of others. It may be expressed differently from Scholar to Scholar, but it’s always there. Apply Now

Contact information


Dave Tanner


The McConnell Foundation


800 Shasta View Drive

Redding, US-CA 96003