The Greater Irvine Chamber, in coordination with the Colvin family, established the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship in honor of John Greg Colvin. Colvin was a long-time resident of Orange County, an active Chamber member, and chair of the Business Attraction & Retention Committee. He died in 2014 while training for an Ironman Triathlon. This year, the Chamber will award scholarships to selected students who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited university or college in one of the listed Southern California counties. This scholarship does not go directly to the school but rather is to be used at the students’ discretion to assist with their college expenses.
is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The scholarship program outlined below requires applicants to meet specific student criteria
Must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university in one of the listed Southern California counties mentioned below.
Must be engaged in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Must present documentation of involvement in organized health, fitness, or organized sports that demonstrate a commitment to a fitness lifestyle, i.e., cycling, swimming, jogging, running, aerobics.
Must have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Must be a California resident with the objective of contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and Southern California in the future.
Applicants will be evaluated by measuring criteria using the following scale:
Financial need associated with pursuit of degree
(how the student intends to fund college)
Demonstrated commitment to fitness, healthy lifestyle, and competitive spirit
Community service, volunteer activities
Evidence of commitment to chosen field
Internships related to chosen field
Fill-out and submit the following form on the same page while considering the following:
Attach a brief summary of current scholastic status, career and life goals, and aspirations.
Include high school or college transcript.
Include three letters of recommendation: one teacher or professor acquainted with your academic work; one from an adult acquainted with your fitness, healthy lifestyle activities; and one from an adult associated with your community service and activities.
Include an essay of no more than 1,000 words defining the reasons why you are qualified to be awarded the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship, understanding that Mr. Colvin had a love of fitness, a commitment to his community, and a deep love of his family.
Scholarships & Education Funds
Other scholarships offered by Irvine Forward Foundation
Irvine Forward Foundation Community Scholarship
Established in 2022, this scholarship recognizes graduating high school seniors who are taking the lead by service to the Irvine community.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas U. 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.