Scholarship Awards Program


Each year, the Housing Authority funds a scholarship awards program, now known as the Max Bacerra Scholarship Awards Program, through its discretionary funds. Since 2013, the Housing Authority expanded the program to all eligible Housing Authority residents and Section 8 participants thanks to the yearly contribution of the Housing & Opportunity Foundation of Kern. Applications for the program are made available in January of each year. Scholarships are to assist students with college, technical/trade school expenses for books, tuition, fees, transportation, etc. Students of any age may apply. Applications are made available in January of each year. 

Qualification Requirements:


  • To be eligible to receive a scholarship, students must reside in a development managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Kern or be a participant of the Section 8 program.
  • Students must be accepted and/or already be attending an accredited college/university and/or technical/trade school.
  • Complete and submit a Housing Authority scholarship application with 2 letters of recommendation & transcripts.