Ben and Loretta Abatti Scholarship Fund

All scholarship applications need to be submitted using IVCF's online scholarship application system. Please note that there is an eligibility quiz in the online portal to help students identify scholarships that they are eligible for.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is Friday, April 12, 2024. The application window is February 15, 2024 to April 12, 2024.

Click here to apply for IVCF scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Scholarship Criteria
The Ben and Loretta Abatti Scholarship is open to:
  • Graduating seniors and graduates of Imperial Valley high schools who will be, or are, attending a 4-year College or University pursuing a degree/career in Agriculture and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

The scholarship criteria will include consideration for:

  • Academic merit
  • Educational plans and career goals
  • Community service
  • Financial need

IVCF is extremely honored to assist the Abatti family in remembering Mr. Ben Abatti and the tremendous legacy of generosity and community service that he shared with the Imperial Valley throughout his life.


Please click here to make a gift to the "Ben and Loretta Abatti Scholarship Fund" held at the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.

If you prefer to send a check, please make your gift payable to "Imperial Valley Community Foundation" and include memo: "Ben and Loretta Abatti Scholarship Fund." Please mail your check to: Imperial Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 2739, El Centro, CA 92244.