Scholarship Program

Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) strongly believes that higher education is the most effective tool for breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing the quality of life in our community. To that end, each year for the past 36 years, CVOC has donated scholarships to academically deserving, low-income high school students in its tri-county service area of Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties. In 2016, a total of 18 scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 were awarded.

2017 Scholarship Campaign

CVOC is currently accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship cycle. Applications must be received (postmarks not accepted) by CVOC no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.

Please mail or hand deliver to:
Central Valley Opportunity Center
Attn: Alicia Chavez, Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 1389
6838 Bridget Court
Winton, CA 95388

Click on the links below to download the application:

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Alicia Chavez at or call her 209-357-0062, ext. 123.

Scholarship Success Stories

Vanessa Nunez

2012 scholarship recipient, Vanessa Nunez, is now well on her way to a bachelor’s degree at UCLA. Click here to read her story.