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Amount: $2,000-$8,000 Deadline: March 24, 2017
To qualify for the scholarship students must have a parent or legal guardian who was employed by a California wine grape grower during the current or past growing season. Be graduating from high school and planning to attend a California four-year university/state college or a two-year community college in the fall.
Amount: $500-$1,000 Deadline: March 24, 2017
Be a Central Coast high school senior; Plan to major in viticulture or enology at either Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Transcripts, SAT/ACT, letter of recommendation, and essay required.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000 Deadline: March 24, 2017
Applicants must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university, matriculating the following year, Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian that must be a full-time paid member of the police or sheriff’s department or fire department. Parent/guardian may also be a volunteer member of a fire department.
Amount: $2,000 Deadline: March 27, 2017
Must be a PVHS student to apply. Contestants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate in 2017. Essays are to be no fewer than 600 words and no more than 800 words.
Amount: Up to $1,000 Deadline: 4:30pm March 30, 2017
Children of Classified Staff Members, Classified Confidential Employees or Classified Management of the Pajaro Unified School District.· Graduating High School Senior with 2.5 GPA or higher. Submit essay and official transcripts, no application. Minimum 300 word essay on the topic: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you or your community.
Amount:$500-$5,000 Deadline: March 30, 2017
The HSF application opens January 1st and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Create your MyHSF profile and get ready now, to apply for scholarships January 1st! Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic heritage; U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA); Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year; and Complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable) no SS# needed
Amount: $100,000 to be distributed Deadline: March 31, 2017
Be a freshman in the 2017-2018 academic year and anticipate enrolling at a U.S. accredited college/university in the 2017-2018 academic year. Have a cumulative, un-weighted grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale Have a minimum SAT score of 1800 (out of 2400) or a minimum ACT score of 25. Have at least two reference letters, one of which must be from a current or former teacher in an academic subject. Submit personal statements Have applied to a U.S. college/university. Submit to interviews in person or by phone/Skype, if requested.
Amount:$1,000 Deadline: March 31, 2017
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors enrolling at a two-year or four-year institution for the 2017-2018 school year. Proof of enrollment as a full-time student will be required. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Applicants must be US citizens. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to agriculture through classes, internships and/or life experiences. Family members of Innovacyn, Inc. employees are not eligible for entry. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor within the agriculture industry (i.e. FFA advisor, horse trainer, Ag teacher, etc.).
Amount: Minimum $500 Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Gen Giammanco Foundation provides financial support to deserving college bound student athletes who exhibit the passion and commitment to achieve their dreams of both scholastic and athletic success. Criteria: The student athletes that are eligible for assistance must be high school students who reside in Monterey County, Santa Cruz County or students who attend Terra Linda or Ventura High School. Eligible students must intend to continue their education and athletic career at a junior college, college or university. Funding of a Gen Giammanco Foundation (GGF) Award is contingent on the student athlete becoming a member of an NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA or CCCAA athletic team. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's leadership, sportsmanship, community service, academic record and financial need. Some GGF Awards may be renewed upon application provided the student athlete continues to meet the above stated criteria.
AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Amount: $8,000 Deadline: March 31, 2017
One parent or legal guardian must be a member of AFT union (teachers). Awards are based on academic achievement, commitment to community services and school-related activities, demonstration of leadership, work experience, recommendations, special talents and skills, an essay and a commitment to advancing the interests of working people and building unions.
Amount: Varies Deadline: March 31, 2017
This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are residents of California and planning to attend college. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an exceptional high school career, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and a SAT score of at least 1100.
Amount:$500-$2000 renewable Deadline: March 31,2017 @ 1pm
Must submit to
Nicole Morasca or Ximena Ospina at PVHS
Nicole Morasca or Maria Alcantar at WHS
Nicole Morasca or Cheryl Nickel at AHS
Graduating Senior attending full-time enrollment at San Jose State University in the fall of 2017, minimum GPA 3.0, Evidence of involvement in school and/or Community Affairs.
Slavic American Cultural Organization
Amount: Varies Deadline: March 31, 2017
Student must be of Slavic Heritage (i.e.: the former Republics of Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, or Slovenia) living in the California counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey or San Benito. For an application, please check in with Nicole Morasca at PVHS and WHS and Cheryl Nickel at AHS.
Amount:TBD Deadline: March 31, 2017 at 4pm
Watsonville High Seniors Only-Please submit your application, taxes, and essay to Nicole Morasca or Leandra Cabadas by March 31, 2017 at 4PM Seniors only are eligible to apply: If you were or are a members of the WHS Dance club or if you participated in ¡Cultura Caliente! by producing our program,recording, ushering, or MCing.
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2017
Students from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties who are pursuing post-secondary programs in nursing, fire science, forest conservation/management or paramedic/EMT at any accredited school or institution in California are eligible to apply
Amount:$250 Deadline: April 1, 2017
Open to students who: have recent history of movement for agricultural employment; priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth; scholastic potential,financial need, and enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical, or vocational school.
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2017
High school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
- Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
- Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting
- Electrical Engineering
- Information Sciences
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Operations Research
- Teaching in STEM areas
This scholarship requires a personal statement, list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation.
Amount: $25,000, paid out over 5 years Deadline: April 1, 2017
Santa Cruz County High School Seniors that anticipate a career as a doctor. Plans to take pre-medicine courses to prepare for medical school. Be in top 20 percent of class (verified by transcript). Demonstrate a need for financial assistance to attend a university. Visit the website for complete criteria.
Amount: Not Stated Deadline: April 1, 2017
Graduating senior students that will be majoring in Agriculture in college. Requires an essay.
Amount:$500-$1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2017
Eligible applicants must be entering or already pusuing a college degree and have ties to Santa Cruz County. Preference will be given to: (1) students who will pursue a military career, preferably as an officer, (2) students whose parents, grandparents or sibling have served or are serving in the military and (3) students who are closely related to a Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Santa Cruz member.
Amount: Not stated Deadline: April 3, 2017
Applicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons of Italy Lodge 2016, applicant’s legal home address must be within the Santa Cruz County Boundary, must have a 3.0 or better GPA.
Amount: Not Stated Deadline: April 3, 2017
Applicant must be pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Sciences. Applicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons of Italy Lodge 2016, applicant’s legal home address must be within the Santa Cruz County Boundary, must have a 3.0 or better GPA.
Amount:$250 Deadline: April 4, 2017
GPA + 2.0, essay, and letter of recommendation from your case manager, counselor, teacher or administrator regarding your academic achievement, community/school involvement, and personal strengths. Need to list your special education case manager.
Amount: Unspecified Deadline: April 06, 2017
Students and/or their legal guardian must live either in Santa Cruz County or within the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. Selection is based on the student's scholastic record, agricultural potential, special activities, personal history, letters of recommendation and financial need.
Amount: $3,000 Deadline: April 7, 2017
The applicant must be a child of a member of a local union affiliated with the Northern California District Council of Laborers. The parent of applicant must be a member in good standing within local union for at least one year immediately preceding the date of application. A high school senior of a public or private school who is graduating by the end of the Spring (2017) semester, and plans to attend, full-time, an accredited college, university, or trade school in the U.S.
Amount:$500 Deadline:April 10, 2017
For Santa Cruz County high school students interested in a career in education. High School applicants must live within the boundary of Santa Cruz County schools and must be attending a 2 or 4 year college in fall 2017. Essay, transcripts, letter of recommendation (see details), and proof of residence(current utility bill or similar documentation) needed. Submit to Jean at Jean_Gottlob@pvusd.net
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 10, 2017
Prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2017 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website.
Amount: $500-$2,000 Deadline: Submit your application 3 to 6 months before your course begins.
The program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities. Students planning to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.
Amount: $500 Deadline: April 14, 2017
Each year Bay Section CASCWA, California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance, award scholarships to deserving, graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique obstacles and difficulties.
Amount: $500 Deadline: April 14, 2017
Applicants must be either a member, spouse, or a dependent/child of a member of any union properly affiliate with the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council. The affiliation must be current. Application, essay, official transcripts, and counselor report are required.
Amount: Various Deadline: April 15, 2017
High school senior with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Amount:$250-$500 Deadline: April 15,2017
Female high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA.Scholarship based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. Student must attend a junior college, vocational school, or four-year institution in the fall semester 2017 No SS# required
Amount:$1,000/renewable Deadline: April 15, 2017
Scholarship Requirements 1) High School Senior (graduating) 2) CA resident 3) Financial need 4) Academics (2.6 GPA and above) 5) Employment: Paid or unpaid Community Service Extracurricular Activities. Please note that we encourage students to apply that have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance. We are looking for students that understand and exemplify the meaning of "hard work". No SS# needed
Amount: April 20, 2017 Deadline:$2,500- divided by all recipients
Students must be seniors bound for college with a 3.0GPA and above. Exemplary classroom conduct. A brief biographical sketch and completion of the application form. A minimum 600-word essay on: “Hippocrates: Why is He Considered the Father of Medicine?” The winning essay may be read by the writer at the Institute’s annual awards dinner. In addition, the Institute reserves the right to publish it as it sees fit.
Submissions must reach the Institute at the address below or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hellenic Cultural Institute, California Central Coast
P.M. Box 183
484B Washington Street
Monterey, California 93940-3052
Deadline: April 28, 2017 Amount: 2 @ $1,500.00
Applicants must be in their senior year of a California high school and interested in pursuing a college degree in civil engineering. The award of the scholarship is based on the applicant’s commitment to a career in transportation, current job skills, academic record, and specific goals and experience. Financial need may be considered, but it is not a primary factor
Amount:$750 Deadline: April 29, 2016
Seniors planning on pursuing a career in transportation. Open to students graduating from the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. Must plan on attending a university, community college, or trade school in California.
Amount:$50-$500 Deadline: April 25, 2017
Santa Cruz County Seniors who have demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to ocean sports, the preservation of the ocean environment and ecology, good citizenship and sportsmanship.
Amount:$500-$1000 Deadline: April 30, 2017
Student must be a graduating senior varsity athlete from a high school in the Santa Cruz County with a 3.0 GPA. Intend to enroll full time at a university, college, or trade school. Must have involvement in school or community affairs and be a U.S. Citizen. Essay, Two letters of Recommendation, and Official Transcripts needed
Amount:$3,000 per year, renewable for two years Deadline: April 30, 2017
Applicants for this scholarship must be Santa Cruz County residents, post a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, have track & field or cross country high school running experience and plans to continue participation one of these sports at a four-year college or university.
Amount:$3,000 per year, renewable for two years Deadline: April 30, 2017
Applicants must reside in Santa Cruz County, have participated in track & field or cross country, and have been accepted into a two or four-year institution of higher learning and have a commitment to lifetime fitness.
Amount:$500 Deadline: April 30,2017
Be LGBTQIA identifying or ally, 2.5GPA or higher, enroll full-time to a higher education institution. Essay, transcripts, letter of recommendation needed
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: May 31, 2017
The contest will require the student to write an 500 to 800-word essay on the topic of "How would technology influence the fashion industry in the future?" The winner will be judged on the sincerity of their passion, drive to make a difference and intelligence in conveying their vision. One winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of Azazie Scholarship Committee. Email the essay, applicant’s name, address, phone number and the university/school of attendance to email@example.com
Amount:$1,000 Deadline: May 19, 2017
High school senior in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County who is planning to continue his/her education after high school. Minimum GPA 2.75 Essay and transciprt required
Amount:$1,000 Deadline: Monthly
Open to juniors and seniors. Students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the scholarship.
Amount: Up to $2,000
The Scholarships assist students pursing degrees in hotel management, culinary studies, wine and other hospitality fields. Priority goes first and foremost to Monterey county residents. Applicants from San Benito and Santa Cruz counties will be considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale a minimum of 100 hours of hospitality/wine related work or internship experience; have applied and gained acceptance to a hospitality/wine related post-secondary program either full-time or substantial part-time in the US or US territories .
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Amount: Full tuition
Must be a US citizen. SAT scores of at least 1000 or ACT of at least 22. Apply to one of the approved NROTC colleges. For more information, contact Captain Melanie Clifton at 510-714-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Application due: varies, check website for each specific award Criteria: Must be a US citizen or Legal Resident. Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date. Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents
Scholarships are awarded based on talent, merit, academic excellence and financial need. Must attend AMDA. Visit www.amda.edu for more information
Last updated 3/16/2017