& Education Funds

The Irvine Forward Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 2019 by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce. The foundation's main goal is to support and promote economic growth, workforce development, and education in the city of Irvine, California. It achieves this through a variety of programs and initiatives, including scholarships for Irvine high school seniors, mentorship opportunities for college students, and workforce training and development programs. The foundation also provides grants to local non-profit organizations that align with its mission. Overall, the Irvine Forward Foundation is committed to ensuring that the Irvine community remains a vibrant and prosperous place to live, work, and do busines


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Scholarships & Education Funds

The Irvine Forward Foundation provides three different scholarships to support the educational pursuits of students in the community.

Irvine Forward Foundation Community Scholarship

Established in 2022, this scholarship recognizes students that exemplify a strong balance between academic performance, leadership experience, and community involvement.

John Colvin Memorial Scholarship

Established after the untimely passing of active Greater Irvine Chamber member John Colvin in 2014. For students enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited university or college in Southern California with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, with a commitment to a fitness lifestyle and contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and California.

Lieutenant Thomas Wall Memorial Scholarship

Established Thomas U. Wall trust in 1992. For students who are a U.S. military veteran (or child or grandchild of a U.S. Military veteran) pursuing science, business or law enforcement at Irvine Valley College, have financial need, and a high school or college 2.5 or higher G.P.A.