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HSB 623Not only do we help match youth with mentors, each year supporters fund educational scholarships for former Littles or High School Bigs who are planning to attend college. They range from $250 to $1,000 per year. Those that receive scholarships must provide proof of acceptable grades once enrolled in college and provide a semi-annual update on progress to the agency.

These scholarships come to us from a variety of different organizations, foundations and individuals who are concerned about youth in the Central Valley. They recognize that our youth not only need someone who believes in their abilities, but they also need crucial funds to be able to achieve their education goals. Without these donors and supporters our youth would be less equipped to strive for the best in their lives. We at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California would like to thank them for their generosity:

Rudy Facciani 90th Birthday Memorial Celebration

Briscoe Family Foundation

Wally Emerian Memorial Fund


Applications are typically submitted February through April. Decisions are announced in late May. The Big Brothers Big Sisters scholarship is available to all Littles, former Littles, and High School Bigs. Please contact the Program Director, Diane Phakonekham, via email at dphak@bigs.org for an application.

*****2015 Scholarship application coming soon****

Or simply follow these instructions:

1. Right click on this link and “Save Link As” to your desktop:

Click here for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Application.

2. Open the file on your desktop and fill out the form on your computer.

3. Print and sign the form in the appropriate areas.

4. Mail the application to:

ATTN: Scholarships
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California
905 N. Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93728