Betty B. Hagedorn Memorial Scholarship
Betty Hagedorn was one of the founders of the NVC Child and Family Studies Program and taught the subject for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the Hagedorn Playground at the NVC Child Development Center. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student preparing to work as a teacher of young children in public or private programs.
Dr. George Hagen Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the character of Dr. George Hagen, a former instructor and chair of the Business and Computer Studies Division.
George Harvey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of firefighter George Harvey, is given to someone in the health services field.
Rand Henson Memorial Scholarship
Rand Henson was an instructor of English at NVC for a relatively short period of time. His life and career were swiftly ended by AIDS. In just a handful of years, he had a profound and lasting influence upon his students and colleagues. His partner and family have established this fund to encourage those qualities of diligence, compassion and conviction in which he so firmly believed.
Hospitality de los Carneros
Hospitality de los Carneros is a collective of Napa and Sonoma wineries located within the Carneros appellation of California with the goal of educating the public on the uniqueness of the Carneros region.
Humpert Family Scholarship
Bob, Frank, Analee and Mona Humpert were all educators in the Napa school system. As is fitting with their strong belief in the value of education, their scholarship is awarded to a single parent seeking higher education.
Hussey Family Scholarship
This Scholarship is for a deserving student in the NVC Viticulture and Winery Technology program.
Robert Imrie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a deserving student interested in pursuing a degree in Business.
Mildred & Thomas Jackson Memorial
This scholarship is given to a deserving student pursuing a degree in engineering.
Elsa Morales Jaffe Memorial
This scholarship is given to a deserving student majoring in graphic or illustrative art.
Dr. C.J.E. Johnson DVM Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of the father of Julia D. Montgomery and Penelope A. Pawl, and is awarded to a deserving student pursuing a medical of veterinarian degree.
Julianna Johnson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student in women’s reentry program with an emphasis on nursing programs.
Robert M. Keenan Memorial Scholarship
Robert M. Keenan was a leading influence in the architecture of the Napa Valley and will long be remembered for his design excellence and sensitivity. He generously shared his passion for life and design integrity with others, beginning the career paths of many young architects by nurturing them as student apprentices. To continue this spirit of mentoring, his family establishes this scholarship for students in the field of architecture and design.
This scholarship is for a student continuing at NVC to encourage education and training that is likely to promote being a productive and contributing member of the community.
Barry King Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Barry King, an internationally renowned scientist and professor at the UC Davis Medical School. Dr. King loved helping students understand science and always encouraged them to become excited about research. This scholarship supports a top NVC student who plans to transfer to UC Davis or another four-year university and major in science.
Korobkin Environmental Scholarship
The Korobkin family admired NVC and were caretakers of “Bumpy Camp.”
Dr. Stephen Krebs Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the NVC Viticulture and Winery Technology Program.
Wanda Lamb Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in business and a profession in banking.
Melvin and Marlene Larkin Memorial
This scholarship is presented to a student majoring in education. It is in memory of Melvin and Marlene Larkin, loving parents and teachers.
Clayton A. Long Memorial Scholarship
Over 50 years ago, Clayton A. Long had the privilege of inaugurating the NVC scholarship program. Clayton’s teaching career began in the Napa Valley in 1949 with a focus on bands and instrumental music, and culminated in his position as Assistant Superintendent of the Napa Valley Unified School District. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding citizen and scholar of NVC who plans to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a career in some aspect of community service.
Frank and Bea Loob Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has demonstrated a desire to pursue the betterment of mankind through a career in a field for which the study of biology, botany or environmental studies, as an undergraduate major, is a prerequisite.
Luntey Family Memorial
Al Luntey was the Director of Maintenance at NVC for many years and was very dedicated to the college. Friends and NVC staff established a perpetual scholarship in his name.
Donald S. Macky Scholarship
Donald Macky is best known as the college’s Master Builder. He designed NVC’s first buildings over 40 years ago. Donald was honored with the Napa Valley Environmental Design Consultant Forum Lifetime Achievement Award. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student.
Dorothy and Hector MacLean Drama Award
This endowment is named for Dorothy and Hector MacLean. Hector was a life long actor who was well known in the Napa Valley. He was instrumental in founding several local community theatre groups. Dorothy was an accomplished musician and gave of her talents as a pianist and organist throughout the community for over 70 years. Hector and Dorothy will be remembered for appearing in many melodramas and other productions, inspiring all facets of drama and music.
Make A Difference
This scholarship was created by the NVC Foundation in an effort to help deserving student who have overcome adversity to continue their education at NVC. These returning students are working toward their AA or AS degree or toward transfer to a four-year college.
Dr. Thomas E. Malone
This scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. Thomas E. Malone, a history professor at NVC for 20 years. Dr. Malone loved teaching. His greatest delight was to encourage enthusiasm for learning.
Bess Mayfield Memorial
This scholarship is designated for a student who is going into the teaching profession.
Dr. Chris McCarthy Scholarship
Honoring the memory of Dr. Chris McCarthy, NVC president from 2002-2009, this scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies outstanding service to community. During his tenure, NVC campus experienced significant expansion and increased educational opportunities for our students.
Craig McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
Craig was a highly respected member of the Napa Police Department and a graduate of the NVC Criminal Justice Training Program. His peers remember him for the high level of dedication, professionalism, commitment, courage and most of all, ethics that he displayed. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the NVC Criminal Justice Training Program.
Meyers Family Scholarship
The Meyers Family Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who wishes to pursue a career as a teacher. Jane Meyers taught Humanities and English at Napa High School for many years. Vanessa Meyers has also taught high school English. Duncan and Dave Meyers have benefited from many good teachers, including those at NVC.
Julia duLay Montgomery Memorial
Julia had a passion for literature and taught English and poetry. This scholarship is for a student who is an English/Literature major with a goal of teaching and who is transferring to a 4-year college.
Julia duLay Montgomery Trust
This scholarship is in honor of Julia Johnson who believed in the importance of education as a foundation for life. Established by Penny Pawl, daughter of Julia, this scholarship is awarded to a candidate in the re-entry program.
Jayne Morrell Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Registered Nursing program who plans to work at Queen of the Valley Hospital upon graduation.
Madeleine Ehrlich Mount Scholarship
Madeleine Ehrlich Mount has been involved in the field of elementary education as a teacher, mentor and in the development of many multi-subjects’ California Projects. She has been dedicated to teaching children with socio-economic and language diversities. She would like these scholarships to enable these students to have the opportunity to further their education using NVC to achieve a career choice and/or as a stepping stone to go to a college or university.
Murdoff Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a mature parent of dependent children, this scholarship is in memory of Harold F. Murdoff and in honor of his children: Ronald, Marilyn and Kenneth. Their mother Virginia Murdoff Grover was a founder of the NVC Foundation and taught at NVC for many years.
Beatrice Merritt Murphy Memorial
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding reentry student in memory of Beatrice Merritt Murphy. As the mother of NVC alumni Tom and Cate Murphy, Bea Murphy placed a high value on lifelong learning.
Michael & Barbara Murphy Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student.
Napa Chamber Of Commerce Ambassadors Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student.
Napa Valley College Board of Trustees Scholarship
The Board of Trustees of NVC started this scholarship to indicate their commitment to students, to the scholarship program, and to the NVC Foundation.
NVC Foundation Scholarship
The NVC Foundation is committed to increasing support for NVC students, and is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students. The following scholarships are now part of the NVC Foundation Scholarship Endowment; combined they generate an adequate award so that a student may benefit from the generosity of the donors who created these scholarships.
Richard Bieraugel Memorial
Richard C. Burkett Memorial
Boyd S. & Lorraine Chiles Memorial
Clos du Val Scholarship
William H. Gosling Memorial
Grace Kermode Memorial
Sarah Lynch Memorial
Mary Georgiana Lyon Memorial
Ethel MacLean Memorial
Barbara Murnan Memorial
Napa County Merchants Association
Napa Valley Bank
Soroptimists International of Yountville
Henry Spiegel Memorial
Ruth Von Uhlit Memorial
Zakhour/AP Technical Endowment
NVC Singers Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the NVC vocal music program.
Napa Valley Culinary Alliance
The Alliance was a local forum created to provide professionals involved in the food, wine, beverage, and agriculture industries the opportunity to share ideas, solve problems, create services, and to learn more about their professions. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the NVC Cooking School.
Napa Valley Retired Teachers Association
This organization of retired teachers from schools in the Napa Valley and other communities was formed in 1985. Funds for their scholarships have been raised through generous contributions and tributes are awarded to students pursuing a career in education.
Charles and Patricia Niccolls Memorial
This NVC Foundation scholarship is given to an outstanding student pursuing a business career. Charles was a founder of the NVC Foundation.
North Bay Association of Realtors®, Napa Chapter
This scholarship is funded by the professional realtors of Napa County and is awarded to a student pursing a degree in business, finance or real estate.
Harris Nussbaum Family Fund
This scholarship is working toward endowment.
The Osher Initiative for California community College Students was launched by a $25 million gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Students must have completed at least 24 years, made satisfactory progress toward a degree, and qualify for a Board of Governors fee waiver.
Osher Scholars-The Claire Perricelli-Linda Zell Napa Valley Naturalist Scholarship
The Osher Initiative for California Community College Students. Funded by Napa Valley Naturalists at the Carolyn Parr Nature Center in Napa. This award goes to a student interested in environmental education and conservation.
Osher Scholars-Bruce Ketron and Debra Inman, Ph.D.
The Osher Initiative for California Community College Students. Funded by Bruce Ketron & Debra Inman.
Osher Scholars-PA Pawl Trust Performing Arts Scholarship
The Osher Initiative for California Community College Students. Penny Pawl established this fund for a student interested in the performing arts.
Gladys Kolbenson & James Ownby, Jr., M.D. Memorial
This scholarship is given to a deserving student pursuing a degree in health occupations and sciences.
Olivia Parker Memorial
Olivia Parker was an admissions clerk at NVC for 14 years. She was a friend to all co-workers and students, and a wonderful wife and mother, who was loved by all.
Dennis Paterson Memorial
Dennis Paterson was a professor at NVC for over 40 years. He was a dedicated teacher and administrator. He inspired enthusiasm for learning, kindness and integrity. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student of NVC who plans to transfer to a four year university.
Kathleen J. Paterson Memorial
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student with a financial need pursuing a degree in business.
Margaret Paterson Memorial
Margaret Paterson was the wife of the late Dennis Paterson, who was a psychology instructor at NVC. This scholarship is awarded in her memory.
Roy & Phyllis Patrick Memorial
Mr. Roy Patrick was a past president of NVC and one of the founders of the NVC Foundation. He sponsored the first international student who attended NVC. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick were highly regarded in the community.
Adrian J. Pawl Memorial
Mr. Pawl became truly aware of his interest in history while attending Napa Valley College. This scholarship was established to give a deserving student help in attending a college or university of higher education.
Gerard Perez Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor of Gerard Perez. He served as the chair of the NVC Scholarship committee from 1990 - 2005, tirelessly promoting the power of scholarships to motivate students to achieve their dreams. His dedication to students and loving spirit inspired us all to share his vision.
Philip and Birdice Phillips Memorial
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were beloved in the community. Birdice Phillips taught in the Napa Valley Unified School District for many years, and her husband served on the Board of Education. The Phillips Elementary School is named as a tribute to Birdice Phillips. This scholarship was established through a bequest.
Richard Pierce Memorial
Richard J. Pierce was a local businessman who had a strong belief in, and a long history of support for the Napa public schools. He was President of the Napa Scholastic Society when that organization conducted the campaign to finance and build the Napa Memorial Stadium. He was a former member and past president of the Napa Board of Education, and one of the earliest members of the NVC Foundation.
Rabobank Napa recognizes the contributions being made in this community by NVC students. They are proud to sponsor a scholarship for a deserving student.
Belle Rhodes Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Belle Rhodes to support a deserving student currently enrolled and in good standing at the Napa Valley Cooking School. Belle and Barney were longtime supporters of food and wine initiatives in the Napa Valley and were instrumental in raising the funds to help establish the Napa Valley Cooking School.
Rotary Club of Napa
The Rotary Club of Napa has a membership of professional and business leaders from the Napa community. Among its numerous community service activities, the Club sponsors a variety of programs for Napa’s youth and scholarships for outstanding local students.
Roland “Corky” Schrette Family Scholarship
This scholarship began in memory of Roland “Corky” Schrette, NVC graduate and NVC Foundation Board Member. Corky was an active member of the College’s athletic program and played football for NVC in the 1950’s. He became an active member of the Napa community. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving NVC athlete.
The NVC Foundation scholarship is given to an outstanding transfer student.
Dorothy Sercu Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student pursuing a teaching credential in special education.
The Jack, Belkis & Ed Shenk and Alvaro & Lupe Cosio Family Endowment
This endowment is designed to help diverse students succeed in pursuing a career in business, public service or higher education.
Chuck Sims Memorial
This scholarship in memory of Chuck Sims, a longtime court reporter, is for a deserving student.
Alvin E. & Jeanne E. Soliday Scholarship
Believing that our land is very precious and must be watched over and taken care of, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has finished two years of community college and will continue to work on a degree in Environmental Studies.
Gerardo Soria Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student pursuing a degree in health occupations.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., was among the first beverage distributors to provide statewide distribution, merchandising, and promotional support behind leading wine and spirits brands. Endorsing the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and support for the community, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Viticulture & Winery Technology program.
Richard Struble Memorial Art Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Richard Struble, a wonderful artist in his own right, particularly in wood carving, and a very caring person. This scholarship is for a student majoring in the art field.
Robert & Margaret Swan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a bequest by Robert and Margaret Swan. Education was very important to them. They were avid readers and life-long learners.
Margaret Swiers-Gill Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Napa County Office of Education Court and Community School programs.
Elsie M. (Sue) Tarner Memorial Scholarship
Sue Tarner spent nearly 40 years as a dedicated, caring and compassionate nurse. Most of those years were spent at Queen of the Valley Hospital and the Veteran’s Home. She received a nursing scholarship, enabling her to continue her education. She would be pleased to know that other students were being given the same opportunity. This scholarship is provided in loving memory of Sue Tarner by her family and friends.
Dr. Arlin G. And Virginia L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student with a major or career goal in a vocational or technical education program. Arlin was Dean of Vocational Education at NVC from the mid 1960’s through the early 1980’s and guided the development of many of NVC vocational programs. Virginia was a teacher of pre-kindergarten to elementary age students and later sold real estate in Napa.
Congressman Mike Thompson Public Service Scholarship
This scholarship was established to encourage and support individuals who want to enter the field of public service.
Arthur & Dorothy Tockey Memorial
This scholarship was established in memory of Arthur and Dorothy Tockey who founded Napa Electric in 1939.
Robert Toigo Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Toigo Scholarship is awarded to a student who, like Bob Toigo, exemplifies generosity, decency, and leadership.
Turning Point Scholarship
The Turning Point Scholarship is given by The Women’s Resource and Action Program to support the academic goals of re-entry students at NVC. Much of the funding has been provided by the Comber Connection, an auxiliary group of women members of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as many individuals.
Umpqua Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student.
Louis Vermeil Memorial
This NVC Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the Machine Tool Technology Program.
Cerina Renee Vollmer Memorial
This scholarship was created for NVC students who might benefit as much as Cerina did during her two years (1998-2000) there in which she earned five associate in arts degrees (with honors) before transferring to UC Davis. At NVC, Cerina explored a number of interests beyond her major such as art, music, and physical fitness, and was particularly grateful to the faculty for encouraging her growth. Though she was a victim of a tragic auto accident in May 2001, her giving heart and vibrant spirit hopefully will live on in this endowed scholarship dedicated to her memory.
Frank Wager Memorial Scholarship
Frank Wagar, a cowboy who loved English, was voted “most inspirational journalism student” at NVC at age 75. As the hard-working editor of the NVC College Times, he established a literary page in the paper. As a volunteer tutor, he shared his love of learning and helped other students succeed in college. He supported the college and the Foundation in many ways.
Walker Family Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is offered as encouragement and support to a student in financial need who is pursuing higher education for a career in the field of nursing.
Justice Wes Walker Scholarship
The Justice Wes Walker Scholarship is given in memory of Napa County's First Appellate Court Justice to a deserving student desiring to pursue a career related to law or environmental protection or enviornmental improvement.
Weidler Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student transferring to a 4-year college for business related courses or to become a teacher of business related subjects. Julian Weidler was one of the founders of the NVC Foundation.
Sylvia Weidler Memorial
Sylvia Weidler taught for the Napa Valley Unified School District for many years. This scholarship is meant to support a student who is pursuing an elementary or secondary teaching credential.
Linda S. White-Settle Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the life of Linda S. White-Settle, who for 27 years battled end stage renal disease. Her enduring will and tenacious attitude was a message to all that you must overcome your circumstances in order to have the will to succeed.
The Kenneth Edward Wilkens Memorial Art Scholarship
Kenneth E. Wilkens had a fine career as a watercolorist. He was an art teacher at Napa High School and an art instructor in watercolors at NVC.
Burrell Wilson Mathematics Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Burrell Wilson who was a mathematics instructor in Napa for many years.
Wayne Grey Wilson Memorial
Wayne Wilson was on the Board of Trustees of the Napa Elementary School District as well as the NVC Board of Trustees.
Wine Hospitality Organization
This scholarship is for a student in the Viticulture and Winery Technology Program, who exhibits service to the community, financial need and academic achievement.
Wine Industry Network Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student either working in the wine industry or enrolled in the Viticulture and Winery Technology Program.
Zelma Wisherd Memorial
Zelma Wisherd was a dedicated teacher. She served as Dean of Girls at Napa High School for years and later worked at NVC.
Women for WineSense Napa/Sonoma Chapter
This scholarship is for a deserving student in the Viticulture & Winery Technology Program.
Dr. Diane Carey Woodruff Scholarship
Dr. Diane Carey Woodruff was the first woman president of NVC. Her husband, Tom Woodruff, started this scholarship to honor Diane as well as to acknowledge the people who contributed to the scholarships that enabled him to attend college.
Marvin Yeiter Memorial
Marvin Yeiter was active in numerous local civic clubs and organizations. He served on the NVC Board of Trustees from 1971 through 1975.
Bebe and Judge David York Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student pursuing a career in becoming an attorney. The York Family has had six members in the law profession.
Nancy York & Peter Juvé Scholarship
This scholarship is working toward endowment.
Thomas L. and Ita Young Scholarship
This scholarship was established for students to further their education in broadcasting or a related field.
John & Jeanne Zimmerman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student.
For a list of our Annual Scholarships (non-endowed) click: Annual Scholarships