Scholarships


Local Scholarships 2019


Fall 2019 Scholarships
 
Horatio Algers Scholarship
https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
Due: October 25th
 
Elks National Most Valuable Student Application (Opens September 1st)
Due: November 5th
 
Good Tidings Scholarship
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/58795-Good-Tidings-Foundation
Due: November 14th
 
 

Fall 2019 National Scholarships

 
The Gates Scholarship
Due: September 15th,
Note: Must have a 3.3 GPA, additional requirements (See website for details) 
 
Questbridge Scholarship
Due: September 26
 
The Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Scholarship Grant
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/splawnscholarship 
Due: September 30
  
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf
Due: October 31, 
 
Bennington Young Writers Award
Due: November 1st
  
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Due: November 30th,
 
NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship
Due: December 1st
 
 
Odeza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
Due: December 30th
 
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Due: January 8th
Note: Must be a Senior of Jewish Descent 
 
 
PBWC Scholarship
http://pbwc.org/join/scholarships/
Due: January 13th
 
MENSA Foundation
Due: January 15th 
 
Hamilton Scholars
https://www.hamiltonscholars.org/
Due: January 17th
 
Ronald McDonald House Scholars
Due: January 18th
 
Washington Crossing Foundation Essay Contest
Due: January 15th
Note: Must be a senior planning to go into a career in government service (local, state or federal)
 
Pending Scholarships (Applications need to be updated)
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Due: December 15th,
 
GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: January 5th
 
 
 
Spring 2020 Scholarships
 
Note: All of the following are still listed for Spring 2019 and will be updated in the Winter!
 


February 
 
Bay Federal Educational Scholarship
Due: February 1st, 2019 (Online Scholarship)
Note: You must either have or open a Bay Federal account before February 1st
 
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz (Multiple Scholarships)
Due: February 2nd, 2019 (Online Scholarship)
Click Here for the Application
 
Bay Area All-Stars Scholarship
Due: February 8th, 2019 (Online Scholarship)
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, This is not a sports-only scholarship
 
CA Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship
Due: February 15th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, Must intend to be a full time college student (12 units)
 
Youth on Course Golf Scholarship
Due: February 18th, 2019 (Online Scholarship)
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, must play golf, requires joining their organization.
 
CIF SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Due: February 11th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
This prestigious program recognizes 2 student-athletes (one male and one female) based on excellence in athletics, academic and character.
Criteria:
  1. College-bound high school seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards (i.e., integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are a positive model for others.
  2. Possess no less than an unweighted cumulative (grades 9-12) grade point average of 3.50.
  3. Have demonstrated superior athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within California (must be participating in athletics as a senior).
  4. Most of all, have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, community service and citizenship.
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Due: February 28th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
 
March
 
 
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Priority Due: March 2nd, 2019 (Online Application)
 
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship
Due: March 8th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
Due: March 15, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
 
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Due: March 15th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must be of Italian Decent and Roman Catholic, but do not need to be a part of the Italian Catholic Federation.
 
 
Woman in Agriculture Scholarship
Due: March 19th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must be a female pursuing an agriculture-related degree 
 
Cabrillo High School Senior Scholarship
Due: March 22nd, 2019 (Online Application)
 
San Jose State University – Santa Cruz Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Due: March 22nd 2019 (Online Application)
Note: Must show proof of admission to San Jose State University
 
Omega Nu Scholarship
Due: March 29th, 2019 (Turn in to Charlotte in the Counseling Office before 12pm on 03/29)
Note: 3.5 GPA, must have applied / intend on attending a CSU, UC or California Community College.
 
Mike Smith Kiwanis Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
Joseph A. Grabill “UNK” Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 2019(Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must have been involved in Key Club
 
 
 
April 
 
 
 
MOAA Scholarship
Due: April 1st, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Preference will be given to students who are either: (1) students who are pursuing a military career, (2) or have a parent, grandparent or sibling serving in the military,(3) or are closely related to a MOAA Santa Cruz Chapter member.
 
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Annual Scholarship Award
Due: April 1st, 2019 (Online Application)
 
Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship
Due:April 3rd, 2019(Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must be of Slavic Heritage and living in Santa Cruz (Regions include Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia)
 
Democratic Ideals Award for Outstanding Youth Scholarship
Due: April 6th, 2019 (Online Application)
 
Sons & Daughters of Italy Scholarship
Due: April 8th, 2019 (Mail to Organization)
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage 
 
Sons & Daughters of Italy Agriculture Scholarship
Due: April 8th, 2019 (Mail to Organization)
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage  and be pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Sciences
 
Women's Cyber Security Scholarship
Due: April 8th, 2019 (Submit Application Online)
Note: Plan to pursue a degree with a focus in cybersecurity or information assurance.
 
ACSA Santa Cruz Charter Region 10 Scholarship
Due: April 12, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling or directly to email listed in application
Note: Must be pursuing a career in Education / Teaching
 
Loudheart Scholarship
DueApril 19, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: For Female Athletes
 
Big Stick Scholarship 
Due: April 24th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must show some of the following: a commitment to ocean sports, the preservation of the ocean environment and ecology, good citizenship, and sportsmanship.
 
Alice Hutchinson Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: 3.0 GPA, must be pursuing an education-related major and Must have submitted FAFSA
 
Boulder Creek Odd Fellows Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Boulder Creek Elementary Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have attended and “graduated” from Boulder Creek Elementary
 
The Brandon Burja Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have played SLV Varsity Football and be Graduating this year
 
Chief Robustelli Citizens’ Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 (mailed to scholarship organization)
Note: Must be graduating from SLVHS and pursuing an interest in fire and emergency services.
 
Cougar Club Volunteer Service Award
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Submit Electronically to Charlotte at cachen@slvusd.org
 
SLV Rotary Club “Service Above Self ” $1000 Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling
Note: Must have completed Volunteer Service
 
San Lorenzo Valley Teachers Association Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: All Applicants must be the child or dependent of a current SLVTA member and currently enrolled in high school or college. Must have a minimum cumulative and current GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship only one time.
 
Valley Women’s Cabrillo Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must be a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Open to Women & Men, must be going to Cabrillo College.
 
SLV Athletic Booster Award Scholarship
Due:  April 26th, 2019 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must be a graduating SLV varsity athlete
 
Music Boosters Scholarship
DueApril 30th, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have completed eight semesters of music classes.
 
Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2019 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: 3.0 GPA, Must be a graduating  varsity athlete
 
Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2019 (Online Application)
Note: 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.
 
Otis Chandler Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2019 (Online Application)
Note: 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.
 
 
 
 
CALTRANS District 5 Scholarship
Due: TBA
Note: Open to all students pursuing a career in transportation
 
 
 
 
May
 
Cal Aggie Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2019 (Submit Application Online)
Note: Must have at least a 3.50 GPA and plan to enter UC Davis for Fall 2019.
 
Ted Toft Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must live within the Felton Fire District Service Area
 
SLV Drama Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have participated in SLVHS Theater and/or Community Theatre
 
David Maze Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must be a graduating senior that played a varsity sport.
 
Kirsten Wetterhorn Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Natural Sciences Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must be pursuing a degree in the Natural Sciences (Specifically Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences)
 
Mike Drake Film, Performing or Media Arts Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 (Note this application is mailed)
Note: Must plan to go into any field of visual performing or media arts
 
SLV Alumni Association Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Medley Cannelora Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Open to graduating seniors that attend SLVHS, Coast Redwood or through Independent Studies whom plans to attend college.
 
Ann Wise Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 Requirements: Must be planning on entering an early childhood education field.
 
Mike Smith Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student in good standing, planning to enter the Fire Service.
 
Dr. Ashby Steele Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.0 GPA and planning on entering the Medical Field
 
Ken Frey Scholarship
Due: May 3rd, 2019 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.5 GPA and planning to enter the mathematics and teaching fields.
 
 
 

 
Scholarship Websites

If a site asks for your social security number or money, do not use that site and let the counseling office know.
 

National Scholarships

Note: The following is a listing of some of the scholarship websites, be sure to double check their application deadlines.

 
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Note: Must be referred by a school employee
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/are-you-eligible/
 
Student-View Scholarship
Due: April 22nd
Note: This is a scholarship where you complete a 15-20 minute application survey. There is no essay, GPA, etc. required.
 
Ayn Rand Essay Content
Due: April 26th,
Note: Look for the 11th & 12th-grade contest for details
 
Jane Austen Essay Contest 
http://www.jasna.org/essaycontest/
Due: May 21st 
 
Youth Automobile Safety Scholarship Essay Competition for Children of Public Employees
Due: May 3rd
 
Azazie Scholarship Essay Contest
Due: May 31st
 
Educational and Leadership Foundation Scholarship
Due: June
 
Goedeker’s Essay Competition
Due: July 9th,
 
United Methodist Church Scholarships
Due: Varies
Note: Must be a member of the United Methodist Church
 
 
 

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