Bakersfield, CA Area Scholarships

Bakersfield is a city and the county seat of Kern County, California, United States. It covers about 142 square miles (370 km2) near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield's population is approximately 380,000, making it the ninth-most populous city in California and the 52nd-most populous city in the nation. The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2010 census population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in the United States. The more built-up urban area that includes Bakersfield and areas immediately around the city, such as East Bakersfield, Oildale and Rosedale, has a population of over 500,000. Bakersfield is a charter city.

The city is a significant hub for both agriculture and oil production. Kern County is the most productive oil-producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate regional offices. The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.

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Bakersfield, CA Area Scholarships

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Mike and Amy Shane Scholarship

Cedarville University

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Mike and Amy Shane Scholarship

Cedarville University

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Robert and Megan Marshall Scholarship

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

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Robert and Megan Marshall Scholarship

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

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Schools in and around Bakersfield, CA

California State University-Bakersfield
Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition
Bakersfield College
Four or more years; Public; $7,224 average out-state tuition; $1,288 average in-state tuition
Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,900 average out-state tuition; $9,900 average in-state tuition
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,125 average out-state tuition; $14,125 average in-state tuition
California College of Vocational Careers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Brightwood College-Bakersfield
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Milan Institute-Bakersfield
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit