Scholarships

The Long Beach Community Foundation is pleased to offer the following scholarships:

Don Knabe Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law was initiated by former L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe and signed into state law in 2006. The law gives parents a chance to surrender a baby three days old or younger with an employee at any Los Angeles County hospital or fire station.

The Don Knabe Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund was established at the Long Beach Community Foundation in 2014 to provide scholarships for children safely surrendered in Los Angeles County. All children adopted through the Los Angeles County Safe Surrender Program are eligible to apply within three years from the time they turn 17. The scholarships may be used at accredited institutions for higher education including universities, community colleges and vocational schools. Scholarship values will vary and are based on the number of applicants and available funding.

Eligible candidates for the Don Knabe Safe Surrender Scholarship can begin the application here:

Patricia K. Buck Scholarship Fund

Application eligibility is currently closed.

Ensemble Scholarship Fund

Application eligibility is currently closed.