2015-2016 Scholarships Awarded
 through the COS Foundation

$297,771 in scholarship awards
ranging from $100 to $15,000
Actual quotes from scholarship recipients
"You have helped me pay for my future and for that I am grateful. - Sterling

"(this scholarship) has provided me with renewed joy of knowing that other people truly care about my education as much as I do." - Victor
​"You have opened so many more doors in my life." - Dillan
"Rest assured, you invested in the right individual" - Horacio
"I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as you have helped me." - Sherrill
"May (your donation) come back to you 100 times for your generosity." - Constance

"Your generous donation has not only given me and my family financial stability, but also confidence that I will be able to succeed as a student." Brooke

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2015-2016 COS Foundation ​Project Funding Summary

The COS Foundation volunteers and staff are pleased to announce the decision to provide $247,187 in project funding to the College of the Sequoias during the 2015-2016 school year.

 

More than $750,000 in worthy projects were considered in this process. There were new projects, existing projects requesting and additional year of funding and projects from the District’s own Above-base Request process.

 

Funded Project Detail

 

These new projects were supported by the volunteers through the COS Foundation’s application process. These projects are funded through the financial development and investment efforts of the COS Foundation:


Project Name                     Department or Program     Award 

ID Card Reader/Laptop and System Camera           Student Activities Department                              $2,665

Pathway to Law School Grant Compliments            Political Science, Para-legal                                  $2,700

Emergency Food Pantry                                            Health Center                                                        $3,000

Score Builders Test Preparation Course                  Physical Therapist Assistant Program                   $3,500

PTA Exam Preparation Course                                 Physical Therapist Assistant Program                   $4,800

High-tech Fabrication and Prototyping Lab             Math, Engineering and Science                             $5,000

Community Performing Ensembles                           Fine Arts                                                                $6,000

Softball Facility Padding                                           Athletics                                                                $7,500

Botanical Collections                                                Agriculture Science                                               $8,135

Large Format Printer                                                District Graphics                                                   $15,000

JStor Online Database Collection Access                 Learning Resource Center                                    $19,500

 

These new p​rojects were also supported by the volunteers through the COS Foundation’s application process. These projects are funded through a capital gift to the Foundation for projects specific to the Visalia Campus:

 

Project Name                    Department or Program      Award 

Pep Band Equipment                                                Fine Arts                                                                 $25,000

Student Center Face Lift                                         Student Activities Department                               $30,000

Porter Field House Acoustical Treatment              Facilities, Technology and Athletics                       $48,945

 

These existing projects requested continued COS Foundation support and the volunteers approved granting support at the associated levels. These funds also come from the financial development and investment efforts of the COS Foundation:

 Project Name                   Department or Program      Award 

Access to Higher Education Summit                         Y.E.S.S.                                                                  $1,500

Latino Youth Leadership Academy Sponsorship                                                                                      $2,000

Textbook Assistance for Foster Youth                     Y.E.S.S.                                                                   $2,400

Puente' Project Sponsorship                                                                                                                    $5,000

American College Theatre Festival Entry                Fine Arts                                                                $8,000

Update Library Print Collection                               Learning Resource Center                                     $12,000

Student-Athlete Mentor Program                            Athletics                                                                 $20,000

 

This year marks the first that the COS Foundation volunteers approved funding an above-base request for funds that had not been funded through the District’s process, but had been thoroughly evaluated and ranked. This project was funded through a capital gift to the Foundation for projects specific to the Visalia Campus:


Project Name                   Department or Program      Award 

Piano Lab Equipment                                               Fine Arts                                                                $14,540



Recently Complete Projects


Tennis Court Resurfacing - $44,000

 
Campus Police Patrol Car - $8,000


 

More Resources Needed


With over $1,254,822​ worth of requests submitted over the past two years, there are plenty of viable projects in need of resources. Foundation volunteers and staff are hard at work to raise more and give more.

 


Community members interested in helping fund similar projects for COS can contact the COS Foundation Office at 559-730-3861 or may contribute online here:

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Last Updated: 8/24/2015 9:08 AM