The Visalia Education Foundation (VEF) is a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the benefit of students of the Visalia Unified School District.

The Foundation carries out its mission through community fundraising to make available:

  • student scholarships for graduating seniors

  • teacher mini-grants for innovative classroom projects 
  • increased student access to classroom technology 
  • other educational enhancements outside the school district budget.

Welcome to the Visalia Education Foundation

Jennifer Petherick 2023 Scholarship

TerraVerde is proud to announce the Jennifer Petherick 2023 Scholarship that will be awarded to a college bound senior selected from the Visalia Unified School District. • Open to any graduating senior within VUSD that is planning to continue their education - that includes technical schools, junior colleges, or full four-year colleges. • No minimum GPA requirement. • The $2,500 in funds will be disbursed in one lump sum delivery, and is intended to assist with costs of tuition, books, supplies or any other living expenses faced by students. •

Applicants are asked to draft a one-page essay on the topic of "The Future of Renewable Energy in California". and include a brief resume or profile of themselves.• Applicants should use the 2023 VEF Scholarship Application and note 'Terra Verde Scholarship'.

While all other scholarships are currently closed, the Terra Verde Scholarship is open to new applicants and those who have previously applied for VEF scholarships. • Applications are due March 31, 2023, by 5 pm.  

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2023 High School Senior Scholarship Applications Now Available!

January 22, 2023

The Visalia Education Foundation is pleased to announce 29 different scholarships can be applied for using ONE easy-to-use application form. $83,500 is available for 65 students right here! Please click on the "Student Scholarships" tab on the left hand side of this page to learn about which scholarships you may qualify to apply for this year. On the scholarship page you will also find the link to the application form.

                                            Good luck SENIORS!