Doris “Do” Dooley Scholarship


The Doris “Do” Dooley Scholarship, named after Self-Help Enterprises’ former Board member and dedicated friend of the organization, was established to help the children of Self-Help Enterprises’ participant families to further their education.

This competitive academic scholarship is available to students from families that have participated in one of our programs and who plan to enroll full time (12 units or more) in a vocational or trade school, community college or four-year university. Scholarship recipients must submit verification of enrollment prior to disbursement of funds.

Please submit the following items:

  • English Scholarship Application Form / Aplicación de Beca
  • 1-2 page essay discussing family background, future goals and aspirations, and how the scholarship award will help achieve those goals
  • A copy of the current high school or college transcript
  • Two letters of recommendations

Please mail completed applications to:

Self-Help Enterprises
Attn: Julie Scaife
P.O. Box 6520
Visalia, CA 93290

OR email to:

Applications must be RECEIVED by Friday, March 29th, 2024. 

The Self-Help Enterprises Scholarship Committee comprised of members of Self-Help Enterprises’ Board of Directors will make the final selection. An announcement of the scholarship awards will be sent to the recipient student’s home.