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Steve's Scholars


Steve's Scholars is an endowed scholarship fund for Tehipite Middle School students. The fund is from the Farber family and comes from the estate of their late son, Steven. He was an entrepreneur who believed in the value of education. 



1. Attendance/Enrollment:

• Students must maintain a 95% cumulative 

• Students must be enrolled in at least 75% of the time at Tehipite Middle School (270 days), including the last semester of 8th grade at Tehipite 

• Students must graduate from a Fresno Unified high school 

2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 

3. Complete all A-G college course requirements 

4. Participate in community service activities annually


Eligible students will receive a $1,000 scholarship for each of the first two years of college. Students must be enrolled at an accredited college to receive funds .


    • Steve's Scholars kick-off event for students and families
    • Steve's Scholars luncheon
    • Field trips to colleges and universities
    • Participation in Cultural Arts activities
    • Community service opportunities
    • Certificate of recognition for being "on track"
    • Special recognition at high school graduation



Who is eligible for the Steve's Scholars Program?
Students enrolled at least 75% or 270 days at Tehipite Middle School. Students will need to stay on track by meeting all scholarship eligibility criteria while at Tehipite.  Once students are promoted from Tehipite, each student in the Steve's Scholars cohort must be enrolled at least 75% of the time at a high school in Fresno Unified, remain on track by meeting all scholarship eligibility criteria, and graduate from a Fresno Unified high school to be eligible for the scholarship. 

If I was  enrolled at Tehipite in the 7th grade, but left and enrolled at another Fresno Unified middle school, am I eligible? 

If you leave Tehipite and enroll at another school for more than 90 days, you will no longer be eligible for the program. 

I attended another middle school during my 7th-grade year.  If I enroll at Tehipite for my 8th-grade year, am I eligible?

No, students enrolled only during the 8th-grade year at Tehipite will not be eligible. 

If I am not "on track" when I leave Tehipite, will I be eligible for the program in high school?

Students will need to be "on track" when they are promoted from Tehipite to be eligible for the scholarship program during high school. Students must continue to meet all scholarship eligibility criteria in grades 9-12. 


To learn more about the Steve's Scholars Program, contact Tehipite Middle School at 559-457-3420. 



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