Application Information

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS, we recommend that you review the criteria below to be sure you meet all the eligibility requirements of The Holmes Family Education and Training Foundation.

General Criteria:

All applicants must be graduating seniors from Taft Union High School (attending the TUHS District the past two years) and meet the GPA requirement of the path you select.

We are seeking applicants who demonstrate a willingness:

  • to overcome life’s challenges
  • to serve others
  • to grow in their personal character
  • to actively seek full-time employment upon completion of the Holmes Family Foundation program

Path Criteria:

When you apply you will choose one of the following paths:

  • Community College
    • Meet the general criteria stated above
    • Have an unweighted minimum GPA of 2.0 or greater
    • Plan to earn your AA/AS degree at a California Community College for transfer OR
    • Don’t yet know what you want to do
  • Vocational College
    • Meet the general criteria stated above
    • Have an unweighted minimum GPA of 2.0 or greater
    • Plan to pursue a vocational certification at either a vocational college or a California Community College
  • Four Year University
    • Meet the general criteria stated above
    • Have an unweighted academic GPA of 3.0 or greater
    • Have a clear connection between your career goal and the school you’re attending
    • Prepare a budget that outlines how you will be paying for college expenses
    • Have been accepted (or applied and awaiting acceptance) to an accredited school
    • Have included CSUB or Fresno State as one of your application choices

Applications open January 8 and close February 2, 2024. If you meet the qualifications above, we invite you to APPLY for the Holmes Family Education and Training Foundation.

As part of your completed online application, students are required to submit official high school transcripts and discipline records.

Transcripts can be requested by filling out the form here: TUHS Transcript

Discipline records can be requested from the TUHS Attendance Office here: Discipline Records

Only those applications completed and received by the deadline will be considered by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will then schedule interviews for all applicants. Final recommendations will be submitted by the Foundation Board to Greater Horizons for approval and funding.

ALL students who are accepted into the Holmes Family Foundation are required to attend Summer Training during the week of June 17 – 21, 2024

Applicants should plan to answer the following questions at their interview:

1. In ten years you will be 27 or 28 years old.  What do you want your life to look like at that time?  (Not just what do you want to be doing.)


  • How would you want to spend your free time?
  • Where do you think you want to live?
  • Who would be included in your important relationships?

2. Ask the adults you know (family members, neighbors, coaches, and church members) what they think are your best natural abilities and skills and what job(s) they think would be a good fit for you.

  • What abilities and skills did they identify? 
  • What kind of job do they think would be a good fit for you? 
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