Thank you for your interest in the City of Commerce Scholarship Program. The Commerce City Council is dedicated to promoting education in the community and is happy to help make a college education more accessible to you. Studies indicate that a college education helps adults to earn more. According to the National Center for Education statistics, for both males and females, earnings increase with education. In 2002, male college graduates earned 65 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Females with a bachelor's degree or higher earned 71 percent more than those with only a high school diploma.
The City of Commerce Scholarship Program began in 1980. In its earliest years, donations were given from local civic organizations and service clubs. Scholarships ranged from $50 - $300. The program proved to be very successful and well received. Before long, contributions began coming in from the business community, as well as from civic groups. Scholarships increased both in the size of the award and in the number given. In 2013, scholarships ranging from $750 - $5,000 were awarded to 52 Commerce residents.
The Literacy Center
City of Commerce Public Library
5655 Jillson Street
Commerce, California 90040