Jim Newton Memorial Scholarship

The Jim Newton Memorial Scholarship is for a student who attended a school where Jim Newton was a principal. To qualify for this scholarship a student must have attended Gaston (formerly Carver), Malloch, Burroughs or Anthony. To apply, students will use the Fresno Unified application form and check the box indicating which of the above schools the student attended.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school seniors who attended Gaston (formerly Carver), Malloch, Burroughs, or Anthony elementary school

Plans to attend a community college, 4-year university/college, or trade/technical school

No GPA Requirement

Application Requirements

Current transcript with current 10-12 augmented GPA

Submit completed on-line application including information about academic major/area of study, educational plan, school and community involvement, future goals/career aspirations and financial need.

Review Process

A selection committee will evaluate the applications using a scoring rubric that reflects the eligibility criteria.


A minimum of a $5000 scholarship will be awarded. This may decrease upon availability of funds.

Students must show proof of enrollment at a community college, 4-year university/college, or trade/technical school for fall of 2024 to claim their award.


Applications are available online:
Application deadline:
Award recipients notified:
January 8, 2024
March 16, 2024
April 15-19, 2024