Scholarship Campaign Supports Student Success
The Yuba College Scholarship Campaign raised funds to help students achieve their academic dreams. Students such as Harnek Singh, a recent Yuba College graduate. Here is his story:
“For a student right out of high school I was motivated to attend Yuba College. When I started college, I wanted to be a Computer Science major, but after taking a required public speaking class I realized that Computer Science may not be for me, and decided that I wanted to be a Communications major. I joined Speech Club and wrote for The Prospector, the Yuba College Newspaper, because I wanted to be collaborative, and joining clubs gave me a chance to give back to the college and made me feel better as a student.
Yuba College prepared me for my future. It allowed me to grow academically, socially and professionally. After completing two years at Yuba College, I transferred to Chico State University to continue in a communication studies bachelor’s degree program. Reflecting on my time at Yuba College it was the best decision I could have made because I made amazing friends and got an excellent education.
Since I left Yuba College I still have remained in touch with my professors and counselors by visiting and emailing them. i also joined the Yuba College Alumni & Friends Committee. While I attended Chico State , I did an internship for the Extended Opportunity Programs Services Department at Yuba College Campus, which I loved and gained valuable amount of hands-on professional experience in student services.”
The Yuba College Fund
The Yuba College Fund of the Yuba Community College District Foundation is the charitable support organization for Yuba College. The Fund is focused on securing financial, volunteer and community resources to increase opportunities for students and support student success.
The Yuba College Fund is an auxiliary of the YCCD Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. As an auxiliary of the YCCD Foundation, contributions to the Yuba College Fund are tax deductible .
Yuba College Scholarships
At Yuba College, we believe there is value in offering wider doors of opportunity for our students. Thanks to generous support of individuals and community members, Yuba College provides more than 125 privately funded scholarships each year.
Yuba graduates are nurses in our hospitals, firefighters and police officers responding to 911 calls, ranchers and farmers innovating our Ag industry, teachers in our schools, and business owners. Our graduates make the local community a better place for us all. Your gift to support Yuba scholarships will make an lasting impact and help student achieve their academic ambitions.
Supporting Students in times of need. The Student Emergency Fund
Yuba College is committed to supporting our students during this pandemic and in other times of emergency and unexpected need. In addition to missing classes, many Yuba students are missing work, supporting their children with online education, and suffering financial challenges without regular income. In times like this some students do not have access to food, shelter, healthcare, childcare, and other support resources.
The Student Emergency Fund was established the to help students when they are experiencing untimely emergencies and need help to pay bills, provide food, and support their families. Please support the Emergency Fund so we can continue transforming lives through education and preparing the workforce of the future!
Yuba College Alumni& Friends desire to serve and support the students of Yuba College. The purpose of the Alumni & Friends is to maintain strong relationships with friends in the community and former students while supporting and promoting the goals, activities, and interests of the college. A&F provides a link to stimulate support and to keep the community and alumni involved in college programs and activities. There is pride in being a part of Yuba’s family of supporters, and in giving something back to the college which has given so much to them.
Yuba Alumni & Friends Giving Back to their College
Members of the Yuba College Alumni & Friends Committee
- Erik Burns, Chair
- Claudette Michal
- Sara Sealander
- Marcia Stranix
- Michael Bagley
- Amber Kuykendall
- Harnek Singh
Neena Gill Memorial Scholarship
Neena Gill was a beloved member of the Yuba College family who died in March of 2020 from metastatic breast cancer. Neena was an academic counselor and professor at Yuba College for 30 years. Her time at Yuba was spent helping women, students from disadvantaged background, and re-entry and minority students achieve their academic ambitions. Thanks to the generosity of her family, and many individuals that knew her the Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Neena Gill Memorial Scholarship. This endowed scholarship will annually support Yuba students with financial need and an intent to transfer to a four year institution to pursue a career in counseling, psychology or education.