Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Imperial Valley Community Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the “Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund” held at IVCF. We are honored to add the Sam Sharp Memorial Fund to the Foundation’s growing portfolio of charitable funds benefiting the Imperial Valley. And, we sincerely appreciate the Sharp family’s allowing IVCF to be a special part of remembering and preserving the wonderful legacy and spirit of Mr. Sam Sharp.


2023 Application: Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 7, 2023.
The Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship is open to:
  • Graduating seniors of the Central Union High School District
    • 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 Education (preferred, but not required)
  • Students who have overcome some type of personal and/or financial hardship
  • Good citizenship
  • Academic merit
  • Students who plan on attending a four-year College or University outside of Imperial County


If you would like to make a donation to the Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to the “Imperial Valley Community Foundation” and include memo “Sam Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Please send your check to: Imperial Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 2739, El Centro, CA 92244.


Sam Sharp 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 


‚ÄčTo learn more about Mr. Sharp, please visit this link to read the wonderful tribute that was shared about his life in his loving obituary.


All gifts to the Imperial Valley Community Foundation are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes to the extent provided by law. Federal Tax ID # 33-0681176.