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Bella Scholarships

Since 2016, Bella Charitable Foundation has provided College Scholarship for highly motivated low-income, first generation, or underserved students attending a 4-year university or college, community college or trade school.


The Bella Scholarship is a renewable academic scholarship to support attendance at either a community college, a four-year college or university, or an accredited vocational school. 

We have provided  90+ ongoing college scholarships for Bay Area students. 

Check our previous Graduates:  (link to Our Graduates) 

  • Class of 2020

  • Class of 2021

  • Class of 2022

  • Class of 2023 

Community College Transfer Bella Scholarship

The Community College Transfer Bella Scholarship will start running for the academic year 2024/25. 

It was created to support students who have been studying at a California Community College and want to transfer for their last 2 years to a 4-year college or university, preferably a California State University or University of California. Private schools are accepted, as long as special consideration is taken by the student to avoid college debt. 

The Bella Scholarship will grant a 2 year scholarship payable to USC or UC, or private college/university. The funds are meant to go towards your tuition, room & board, books, fees and college expenses.. Any surplus in funds after tuition and fees are paid, can be issued to the student for other college expenses not covered by tuition.

Foreign born students or out-of-state students may also be eligible to receive a Bella Scholarship while attending CSM if they have special circumstances and the need for financial assistance to meet tuition costs. 

All scholarship recipients will need to provide quarterly or end of semester transcripts in their first year  and annually thereafter in order to qualify for a continuing scholarship. 

Applications will open in Spring 2024. 

Peninsula Bridge

13 Years of Personalized Academic and Socio-Emotional Support 

Peninsula Bridge empowers motivated, under-resourced students to achieve college and career success through individualized support and transformational educational opportunities.

From 4th grade to college graduation, Peninsula Bridge students receive over 650 hours of academic programming, personalized advising, and 1:1 mentorship.

Peninsula Bridge provides long term, persistent support to highly motivated, under-resourced students and greatly increases each student’s chance for success in school, life and career — empowering a next generation of employees, entrepreneurs and leaders from diverse backgrounds.

A College Degree Transforms Lives & Families

At Bella Charitable Foundation, we share this common belief and we are proud to support Peninsula Bridge to empower First Generation and under-resourced students.

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