Tim Liles Scholarship

The Tim Liles Scholarship Fund provides employees and community partners with an opportunity to support Sunnyside High School students pursuing college and/or career pathways after high school. Tim Liles supported all students and their efforts to contribute to the world around them, challenging them to make their community a better place. This scholarship will reward those students who wish to see a positive change in their community, through their academic progress, attitudes, and service to others.


2023 Scholarship Winners – Alondra Orozco Ochoa, Rachel Acosta Deleon, Valerie Liles, Tatyana Pittman

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating senior from Sunnyside High School

Plans to enroll in a community college, four-year college, or other post-secondary option (ex: technical/trade school)

Earn a minimum augmented 2.5 GPA augmented

Application Requirements

Submit the completed Tim Liles Scholarship Application form

A transcript

Two letters of recommendation

Submit the application to [email protected] by the deadline of May 4, 2024

The letters of recommendation may be emailed separately from the application

Review Process

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


Three scholarships will be awarded:

The Tim Liles Community Scholarship, which may be used to support a community college education or any other post-secondary option (ex: technical/trade school).

The Tim Liles Fresno State Scholarship which is specific to a student attending Fresno State University.

The Tim Liles Scholarship for a student attending any four-year university


Applications are available online:
Application deadline:
Recipients notified:
Scholarship presented:
March 25, 2024
May 4, 2024 at midnight
The week of May 13, 2024
May 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the Wildcat Achievement Awards at Sunnyside High School