Scholarships


Local Scholarships 2019-2020

Ongoing Scholarships

College Board Opportunity Scholarships and Recognition Program

Application:https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/home

Due: Monthly scholarship drawings 

Note: Year-round monthly opportunities for high school seniors completing these steps:

  1. Build your college list (January through July 2019) 
  2. Practice for the SAT (January through October 2019)
  3. Improve your score (April 2019 through January 2020)
  4. Strengthen your college list (August through October 2019)
  5. Complete the FAFSA (October through December 2019) 
  6. Apply to colleges (October 2019 through February 2020)
  7. Complete your journey (February 2020)

October Scholarships 
 

AES Engineers Scholarship

Application:https://scholars.horatioalger.org

Due: Oct. 6th

Note: This is is open high school seniors. It is for students that demonstrate character when answering an essay prompt.

 

College Jumpstart Scholarship

Application:http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us/

Due: Oct. 17th

Note: This is is open high school students. It is for students who plan to attend vocational training or college and who are committed to using education to better their life and the lives of others. 

 
LOCALHoratio Algers Scholarship
https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
Due: October 25th

National Rice Month Scholarship

Application:https://www.thinkrice.com/scholarship/

Due: Oct.31st

Note: This is is open high school seniors. Students create up to a 3 min. video.


Coca-Cola Scholarship

Application:https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/be-a-coca-cola-scholar/

Due: Oct. 31st at noon

Note: This is is open high school seniors. It is an achievement-based scholarship, for students demonstrating service and leadership.


Halloween Express Scholarship

Application:https://www.halloweenexpress.com/blog/halloween-express-scholarship/

Due: Oct. 31st

Note: This requires an essay and is open to 18 year old seniors.


Active Life Scholarship

Application:http://www.getupgetactive.org/active-life-weakness/

Due: Oct. 31st

Note: This is is open high school seniors that write a 3-5 sentence paragraph. 

 
 
November Scholarships
 

Ivey Scholarship

Application:https://www.iveyengineering.com/about-us/scholarship/

Due: Nov. 1st

Note: This is is open high school seniors that write an essay about a provided topic.

 
Bennington Young Writers Award
Due: November 1st
 
LOCAL: Elks National Most Valuable Student Application (Opens September 1st)
Due: November 5th
 
 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply
Due: November 5th
Note: Only one student can be chosen for this scholarship, applications are due Nov. 5th and selection is made afterwards.
 
LOCAL:Good Tidings Scholarship
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/58795-Good-Tidings-Foundation
Due: November 14th
 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Due: November 30th
  
 
 
December Scholarships
 

Look Twice Scholarship

Application:https://www.insuranceproviders.com/look-twice-save-a-life-scholarship/

Due: Dec. 1st

Note: This is is open high school seniors who have a valid driver’s license and plan to attend college or training who make product about motorcycle safety.
 
NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship
Due: December 1st
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Due: December 15th,
 
 
Odeza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
Due: December 30th
 
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz (Multiple Scholarships)
Due: TBA (Online Scholarship)
The application will open in December
 
 
January 2020 Scholarships
 
GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: January 3rd
 
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 
 
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)
 
Hamilton Scholars
https://www.hamiltonscholars.org/
Due: January 17th
 
 
Ronald McDonald House Scholars
Due: January 18th
 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Application:http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

Due: January 30

Note: This scholarship helps you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. You write a 140-character message, then finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay. This is is open to all high school and college students.
 
 
 
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, they 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
 
 

Past Scholarships for 19-20
Check back next year for these!

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

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