Award Recipients notified on July 1, 2022
Applications were accepted from February 15, 2022 through May 13, 2022
Hear from our scholars
BCPF Scholars submit a brief summary in May of their scholarship year.
The Bonta California Progress Foundation provides scholarships to students with a record of academic achievement, leadership, and service to their communities, who would benefit from additional support to realize a higher education; provides grants to education-based organizations with a record of inclusion, support, and elevation of students, especially those who are low-income andIor from disadvantaged backgrounds; and provides unsolicited grants for education-based projects in the state of California.
Frequently asked questions
In 2017, Assemblymember Rob Bonta launched the Bonta California Progress Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in Sacramento, California as an independent organization equipped to fundraise, solicit students to apply for scholarships, solicit organizations to apply for grants, consider unsolicited grant applications for education based and social impact projects, evaluate applications to optimize the scholarships and the grants program, and award scholarships and award grants to nonprofit organizations that champion the mission of the foundation.
The Bonta California Progress Foundation seeks to empower students from low-income andIor from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue on to their first or second year of postsecondary education, as well as empower the organizations that are working in concert with our communities to continually improve the lives of children and families in California.
-- Empowerment --
We seek to ensure that Californians with the greatest need have the resources they need to seek out greatest opportunities.
-- Access --
We value providing access to resources.
The 2022-2023 online application is now closed as we consider all applications, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns, thank you!
Awards will be announced on July 1, 2022.
The Bonta California Progress Foundation invites high school seniors and entering or current first-year college students — especially those who are low-income andIor from disadvantaged backgrounds — to submit an application in response to this scholarship announcement.
- Contact Information
- List of OrganizationsIClubs (include leadership positions)
- VolunteerICommunity Service Experience (dates of service)
- Scholastic RecognitionIAwards Received
- 2022-2023 Student Aid Report (SAR)(completed FAFSA)
- One-page Resume
- Official Transcript
- 500-word Essay
- Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s character, integrity, and/or uniqueness (these may be from teachers, counselors, supervisors, coaches, and/or mentors) (Send by email to email@example.com )
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing scholarships to students and grants to organizations and organizational programs demonstrating records of academic achievement, leadership, and service to their communities, who would benefit from additional support to matriculate to postsecondary education, especially those who are low-income andIor from disadvantaged backgrounds. The specific purpose of this corporation is to support communities, organizations, and individuals that take action to lift up the social, economic, educational, civic, and environmental well-being of Californians and advance progressive values in the United States and internationally.
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation has reviewed over 100 applications since its inception in 2017, ensuring that all applicants are ranked fairly and awarded based on ranking.
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2017 in Sacramento, California. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, the Bonta California Progress Foundation is exempt from Federal and State income taxes. To qualify for that exemption, the company must be organized and operated solely for exempt purposes and not private interests. None of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder, individual, or relative of any principal, board member, or staff member of the organization.
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation is considered a Public Benefit Corporation owned by the public interest. It is governed by an elected Board of Directors, in accordance with its Bylaws. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Bonta California Progress Foundation is eligible to receive tax-deductible, charitable contributions and as such, is registered with the CA State Registry of Charitable Trusts.
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation recognizes assets and liabilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America. The financial statements are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Contingent liabilities are disclosed in the audited financial statements.
--The Bonta California Progress Foundation is committed to complete a consolidated audit performed by Independent Auditors at planned intervals as required by federal and state law, sanctioned by the United States of America Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The results of the audit at planned intervals, in the form of an audit report, shall be made available upon request.