The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (CFSLOCO) has partnered with IQMS, a leading manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company, to provide two STEM scholarships each year to eligible high school students in San Luis Obispo County. The IQMS Scholarship targets students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in service, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Each recipient will receive a four-year college scholarship.

iqms scholarshipThe IQMS Scholarship aims to foster the development of local talent who can bring skills and leadership to San Luis Obispo County businesses after their college education is completed. It is open to current members of the graduating class of a San Luis Obispo high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an approved four-year college and to major in a STEM field. The Community Foundation will award scholarships to two students in 2017, and each award will be $20,000 disbursed over four years. Eligible students need to exhibit strong academic record, and involvement in their school and/or community activities.

“Companies in San Luis Obispo County are valued partners in cultivating a thriving community and business environment. We are honored to support the charitable contribution of IQMS in helping the talented students of our county realize their aspirations through our scholarship program.” – Heidi McPherson, CEO of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

“For more than a quarter century, we have been dedicated to empowering companies and individuals to harness technology and thrive in an economy that is simultaneously local and global. We are proud to extend this commitment by helping students in STEM fields achieve their academic goals through our contribution to The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s scholarship program.” – Gary Nemmers, IQMS president and CEO

The CFSLOCO scholarship program began in 2000, and has awarded more than 800 scholarships, worth more than $1.8 million, to local students. For more information on The Community Foundation’s scholarships program, please visit or contact Angela Hollander at (805) 543-2323.