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Welcome To Bakersfield
Mailing Address:

City of Bakersfield
Attn: (Councilmember)
1600 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Mayor Phones:
Office: 661-326-3770
Fax: 661-852-2035

Council Phones:
Office: 661-326-3767
Fax: 661-323-3780

E-mail Mayor Harvey L. Hall:

E-mail City Council Members:


Mayor's Scholarship Foundation

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Bakersfield and planning on attending either Bakersfield College, Taft College or California State University, Bakersfield.
  1. Minimum qualifying grade point average is 3.25 for a $1,000 scholarship to CSUB, and 3.0 for a $500 scholarship to Bakersfield or Taft colleges.  (Completion of 12 college units is required for those already attending college.
  1. Complete the attached scholarship application and include a typed statement of 300 words as follows:
  1. Indicate your educational plans and career goals;
  2. Include community and school involvement;
  3. Include need for scholarship assistance and any special circumstances; and
  4. Sign and date your statement.

The application must be typewritten and all areas completed.  If you do not comply with this direction, the application will automatically be rejected.

  • Provide two academic recommendations and one community recommendation.  Forms for these recommendations are attached.  These recommendations should be typewritten and returned with your application in a confidential, sealed envelope.
  • Provide a copy of your high school or, if applicable, college transcripts.

  1. Submit all information to:  

    Mayor’s Office
    1501 Truxtun Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93301                                                                                         

SCHOLARSHIP NOTIFICATION: Scholarship winners will be announced in the month of May.  Students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by mail by the Mayor’s Office.  The award notice will include scholarship amount and disbursement procedures.