Mark Riley Memorial 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.

The Imperial Valley Community Foundation is happy to announce the establishment of the "Mark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund” held at IVCF. We are grateful to Mr. Bill Tyler, fund founder and lifelong friend and classmate of Mr. Riley, for reaching out to IVCF to create this new, endowed scholarship program in loving memory of Mr. Mark Riley. We are grateful to Mr. Tyler, and to members of the Riley and Johnson families for their generous support and blessing to help make this fund possible.
To learn more about Mr. Riley, please click here to read his obituary. 
The Mark Riley Memorial Scholarship is open to:
  • Graduating seniors of Central Union High School
    • Pursuing a 4-year degree 
    • Attending a four-year College or University
    • With a minimum GPA of 3.0
The scholarship criteria will include consideration for:
  • Students interested in pursuing a degree/career related to Advertising or Marketing (preferred, but not required)
  • Good citizenship
  • Academic merit
  • Extracurricular and/or community service activities

If you would like to make a donation to the Mark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to the “Imperial Valley Community Foundation” and include memo “Mark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Please send your check to: Imperial Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 2739, El Centro, CA 92244. Or, you can donate securely online using the link below.

 Mark Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund


If you would like to make a gift of stock, securities or property, or to make a gift through your estate plan, please contact Bobby Brock, IVCF President/CEO at (760) 336-0055, or email