Scholarship Database

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Lauren Rose, Assistant Principals' Secretary

Below is a continuously updated list of scholarships available to students. Remember to apply early!

ACSA Santa Cruz Charter Region 10 Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

Criteria: Student of a Santa Cruz County high school who is interested in a career in education.

See Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

AES Engineering Solutions

Deadline: October 6, 2017

Amount: $500

Criteria: Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.

Apply Here http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

 

AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Four-year $8,000 postsecondary; $1,000

Criteria: Applicants must have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an AFT member. Awards are based on academic achievement, commitment to community services and school-related activities, demonstration of leadership, work experience, recommendations, special talents and skills, and a commitment to advancing the interests of working people and building unions.

Apply Here http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships

 

Al Wright Memorial Migrant Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $3,000

Criteria: Scholarship is to go to a mobile student or students who have attended more than one school in a year and/or who have traveled on their own or with a parent or guardian in pursuit of qualifying agricultural or agriculture-related work in the summer or regular school term. 

Apply Here http://www.nasdme.org/al-wright-scholarship

 

Alice B. Woolsey Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

Criteria: Student must have graduated from New Brighton Middle School and have acceptance as a full time student at an accredited college or paid upon confirmation of Community College registration.

See Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500-$5,000

Criteria: This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community.

Apply Here https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/ 

 

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000- $5,000

Criteria: Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2021, 2020, 2019, or 2018); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. 

Apply Here https://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx

 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 to $5,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. See website for details.

Apply Here http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: $2,500-$25,000

Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

Apply Here https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

 

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 22, 2018

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

Apply Here  http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 

Barbara Emerich Scholarship

Deadline:  TBD

Amount: $750

GPA: 2.50 or greater

Criteria: High school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Has community service/volunteer experience in education/counseling/mentoring/tutoring/preschool or with special needs children.

Apply Here http://www.capta6.org/emerichscholarships/emerichapp.pdf

 

Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $5,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school. Applicant must display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom, demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach, as well as demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities.

Apply Here http://www.49ers.com/community/BAASST.html

 

Bay Federal Credit Union

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Amount: $1,500

Criteria: Applicants must be a Bay Federal member in good standing or become a member by opening a Membership Saving Account with Bay Federal Credit Union. Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent and must be enrolled in a course study at any post-secondary school, college, or university, a career or technical certification program, or another educational program.

Apply Here https://www.bayfed.com/advice-planning/financial-education/2017-scholarship

 

Be the Whale

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Amount: $1,000.00

Criteria: “Be the Whale” project is a nationwide scholarship program focusing on raising awareness of endangered species.

Apply Here http://www.bethewhale.com/

 

Big Stick Surfing Association

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $50 to $500

Criteria: For graduating Seniors from high schools in Santa Cruz County, who have demonstrated scholastic ability, a commitment to ocean sports, preservation of the ocean environment and ecology, good citizenship, and sportsmanship.

Apply Here  http://www.bigsticksurfing.org/community-support.html

 

Black Note Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2,000

Criteria: Student should share innovative, ingenious or just plain good ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world’s smoke-free movement.

Apply Here https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/

 

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

Criteria: Applicant must have been a Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz participating member for at least one year or have volunteered at least 50 hours. Scholarship may be used to continue education in a Junior College, College or University or Trade School as a full time student.

 

Burger King Scholars

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: $1,000 to $50,000

GPA: 2.50 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be a high school senior, Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

Apply Here https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/application-information/

 

Cabrillo Civic Clubs

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Amount: $500

GPA: 3.50 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be of Portuguese descent and have participated in three extracurricular activities. 

Apply Here http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

 

Cabrillo College Scholarships

Deadline:  TBD

Amount: $500-$2,500

GPA: 2.50 or greater

Criteria: This application places students in consideration for the scholarships generated through the Cabrillo College Foundation as well as some private scholarships throughout the year.

Apply Here https://www.cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/genscholarship.html

 

Cabrillo College Scholarship for High School Seniors

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

GPA: 2.0 or greater

Criteria: All Santa Cruz County high school seniors are eligible to apply for the following Cabrillo College Scholarships. By completing this application you are considered for both the American Dream and the Cabrillo College Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) Scholarships.

Apply Here https://docs.google.com/a/sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfltRzGN0K_xhxy0_aeg1zT6wGjbPB9e-gd8xFjZpNBq-N4NA/viewform

 

California Alarm Association Youth Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $750 to $1,000

Criteria: He or she must be a graduating senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school, located within the state. He or she must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or legal guardian who is a full-time active duty employee, and not on disability. The parent or guardian must be a member of a law enforcement agency or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a fire department located in California.

Apply Here http://www.caaonline.org/2017-information-and-application/ 

 

California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,500-$2,500

Criteria: Awarded to California high school seniors for their use as full-time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school.

Apply Here http://cacesf.org/rules_app.html

 

California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500-$6,000

Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a horticulture related career. Goals and activities listed on the application should demonstrate the student’s expressed interest in horticulture and the extent of their commitment.

Apply Here http://www.cangc.org/scholarships.html

 

California Strawberry Commission

Deadline: February 15, 2018 

Amount: $400 to $5,000

GPA: 2.0 or greater

Criteria:  First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. Full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested.

Apply Here http://www.calstrawberry.com/Sustaining-Communities/Scholarships

 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF)

Deadline: March 16, 2018

Amount: $2,000 to $8,000

Criteria: Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year.

Apply Here http://cawgfoundation.org/apply-now/

 

California Women for Agriculture

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 - $2,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Must be a female resident of or high school graduate from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County. Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and associate’s degree of a degree from an accredited trade school in agriculture or related subject area.

Apply Here  https://salinascwa.org/#


Caltrans/CTF District 5 Employees

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $750

Criteria: The applications are open to students graduating from High School in District 5, which includes the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The candidates must also intend to enroll in a Community College, College or University, or Trade School in California. Caltrans hires in many areas that do not necessarily require a 4-year degree, but require courses from a Community College or Trade School. We definitely encourage all students, in all academic ranges, who plan to pursue a career in Transportation to apply.

Apply Here http://www.dot.ca.gov/d5/scholarship.htm

 

CASCWA

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who has overcome unique obstacles and difficulties. The students we want to recognize and honor are those who may have had to overcome lack of success early on due to personal or family problems, attendance or discipline issues.

More Information http://cascwa.org/student-scholarships-2/

 

CGTrader Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2000

Criteria: Write and submit and original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.

Apply Here https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

 

Christermon Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2,500 - $5,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: California students whose parents and/or grandparents are proprietors of, or employed by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. Upon high school graduation, student will attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2017 term/semester and enrollment status of freshman/full-time (12+ units).

Apply Here http://www.christermon.com/scholarship/applications.php

 

CIF Scholar-Athlete

Deadline: February 12, 2018

Amount: $5,000

GPA: 3.5 or greater

Criteria: 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.

Apply Here http://www.cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/scholar-athlete 

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000-$1,500

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.

Apply Here https://connect.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=1179

 

College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadline: October 17, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.

Apply Here http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/

 

College Raptor

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount: $2,500.00

Criteria: Must register with College Raptor, use their college search tool and submit an essay by January 31, 2018.

Apply Here: https://www.collegeraptor.com/2500scholarship?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2500&utm_term=organic&utm_content=WV2


Comcast Leaders and Achievers

Deadline: November 6, 2017

Amount: $1,000

GPA: 2.80 or greater

Criteria: The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences. Student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service. Student plans to attend an accredited, non-profit college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States.

Apply Here http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/recognizing-the-best-and-brightest-nationwide

 

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz

Deadline:  February 2, 2018

Amount: $500-$2,400; some renewable

Criteria: Multiple scholarships available. Judy Anton Woman of Valor- Latina graduating senior or graduate from a high school in Santa Cruz County, or a Cabrillo College student residing in Live Oak or Watsonville areas at time of application. R.H. Beel Memorial- Graduating senior from Santa Cruz High School who demonstrate academic achievement and a history of service activities or volunteer work. Ernest V. Cowell- Graduating senior from a high school in the Santa Cruz City School District. Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz- Graduating senior or graduate from a high school in Santa Cruz County. Simunovich Family Agricultural- Graduating senior or graduate from a high school in Santa Cruz County or the Pajaro Valley transferring to a four-year school in the fall. Barbara J. Thompson- Graduating senior or graduate from Delta Charter, Harbor, Santa Cruz or Soquel High Schools and has a history of service activities or volunteer work. Dan Wood- Graduating senior from a high school in Santa Cruz City School District and has a history of service activities of volunteer work.

Apply Here http://www.cfscc.org/Scholarships/OurScholarships.aspx

 

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Criteria: The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. 

Apply Here http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

 

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Deadline: December 18, 2017

Amount: $36,000

Criteria: Must self-identifying as Jewish and serve in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world. Students must be nominated by December 18, 2017. Application due January 8, 2018. Please see Lauren in the Main Office to be nominated. 

Apply Here http://www.dillerteenawards.org/apply/

 

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Award

Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Amount:  $6,000

Criteria: Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. Applicant must be a resident of northern or central California but may study elsewhere. Must have completes or expect to complete high school or equivalent and plan to attend or began attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2017.

Apply Here http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html

 

ESA Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline:  TBD

Amount: $2,500-$7,500

Criteria: 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 who 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. Parent or guardian must be an active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT (public sector).

More Information http://www.esaweb.org/page/YouthScholarship

 
Free Speech Essay Contest

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000-$10,000

Criteria: High school juniors and seniors for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to participate. To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. 

Apply Here https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/


FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Full tuition one year

Criteria: Students must demonstrate an exceptional talent and interest in Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Digital Media, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design or Product Development.

Apply Here http://fidm.edu/en/about/fidm+national+scholarship+competition/

 

Gates Millennium Scholars

Deadline: TBD

Amount: Complete costs of attendance and can be renewed each year.

GPA: 3.30 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American and will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking, first-year student.

More Information http://www.gmsp.org/

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 4, 2018

Amount: $10,000 renewable

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Student must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Student must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

More Information https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/information.php

 

Good Tidings Foundation

Deadline: October 26, 2017

Amount: $5,000

Criteria: High School Senior graduating in 2017. Resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo.

Apply Here https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/39412-Good-Tidings-Foundation

 

The Great Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Amount: $250-$1,500

Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing a career in cosmetology.

Apply Here http://jobs.greatclips.com/page/show/schools-scholarships

 
Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Amount: Summer Scholarship to Japan

Criteria: Junior or Senior to to visit Shingu, Japan, for a homestay of two to three weeks and opportunity to host a student as well. 

Apply Here 
https://gralenwilsonyouthfund.org/application-and-awards/


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500-$5,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be of Hispanic Heritage who plan to enroll full-term in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year).

More Information https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships

 

Horatio Alger Association

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Amount: $7,000-$22,000

GPA: 2.0 or greater

Criteria: Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).

Apply Here https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

 

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Amount: $200

Criteria: Applicants must be a high school graduate who has at least one present or past union member, of any affiliation, in his or her immediate family. 

Apply Here http://www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship

 

International Association of Insurance Professionals of Monterey Bay

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000.00

GPA: 2.75 of greater

Criteria: Students must write a two page essay on the topic of “Should the Electoral College process be discontinued?”

Please see Lauren in the Main Office for applications.  

 

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Amount: $400

GPA: 3.20 or greater

Criteria: Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established or are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”

Apply Here http://www.icf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017FirstYearApplication.pdf

 

Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $4,000

Criteria: Awarded to a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture. Criteria for the scholarship are based on student leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to the industry, grades and financial need.

Apply Here http://www.agri-culture.us/scholarships/ 

 

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $3,500

GPA: 2.5 or greater

Criteria: High school graduate planning on attending an accredited two or four year college, university, or trade school in the fall.

Apply Here https://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/

 

KFC Reach Educational Grant Program

Deadline: September 28, 2017; March 30, 2018

Amount: up to $2,000-$2,500

Criteria: Applicant must be an hourly Team Member or Shift Supervisor of KFC and have worked at least six months.

Apply Here http://programs.applyists.com/reach/

 

KidGuard for Education

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Amount: $500-$1,000

Criteria: All grades 9-12 high school students. Must submit an essay.

Apply Here https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

 

Kingsmen Car Club Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior in Santa Cruz County and must be enrolled/accepted in an industrial Arts program in a College or Trade School for the following year.

Apply Here https://twinlakeschurch.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=67

 

Latino Employee Resource Group of PG&E

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Criteria: The Latino applicant must believe in PG&E’s emphasis on leadership development, quality service, youth achievement and appreciation for cultural diversity.

Apply Here https://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/

 

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship

Deadline: TBD 

Amount: $500-$1,000

Criteria: Applicant must be an outstanding Latino student graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning.

Apply Here http://web.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/cgi-bin/HermanosWordpress2012/wordpress/?page_id=475

 

Making Life Easier

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Amount: $1,250-$5,000

GPA: 2.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, professional school or vocational-technical school in the United States. Student must be in good standing in the community and at school.

Apply Here https://www.scholarsapply.org/toyotafinancial/information.php

 

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500-$1,000

Criteria: Eligible applicants must be entering or already pursuing a college degree and have ties to Santa Cruz County. Preference will be given to: (1) students who will pursue a military career, especially as an officer, (2) students whose parents, grandparents or siblings serve/served in the military (3) students who are related to a MOAA member.

 

Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Agricultural Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA)

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Student must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Agriculture.

Apply Here 
 https://capca.com/scholarships-and-awards/ 

 

Monterey Bay Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarships

Deadline: December 30, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: It is either to be used by the recipient to obtain her private pilot license or to obtain an advanced rating to further her pursuit of a career in aviation.

Apply Here http://www.montereybay99s.org/scholarship.html

 

Native Daughters of the Golden West

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,500

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Any Member in good standing, or daughter or son of a Member in good standing shall be eligible to apply for a scholarship. A grandchild of a Member in good standing shall also be eligible to apply for a scholarship only when the mother is not eligible for membership. 

Apply Here 
http://www.ndgw.org/edu.htm

 

Native Daughters of the Golden West Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $5,000

GPA: 3.5 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior presently attending school in Santa Cruz County who has been accepted or anticipates being accepted into an accredited four-year college or university. 

Please see Lauren Rose in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount: Free college tuition

Criteria: The NROTC Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and also pursue a Navy career.

Apply Here http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/apply.html

 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2,000-$15,000

Criteria NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2017.

Apply Here http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/

 

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2,000

GPA: 2.5 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a grade point average minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. Applicant should be actively involved in his or her local community.

Apply Here http://sfcherryblossom.org/scholarship-program/

 

Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must reside in California in Monterey, Riverside, San Benito or Santa Cruz County. Student must show Ocean Mist Farms their personal values of integrity, quality, passion and success. Applicants must provide proof of higher education acceptance and enrollment before scholarship is awarded.

Apply Here http://www.oceanmist.com/scholarships/

 

Omega Nu Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 - $3,000

GPA: 3.20 or greater

Criteria: High School Seniors currently enrolled at Aptos, Harbor, Santa Cruz, Soquel, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz Charter Schools. Students must be in need of financial assistance. Students must plan to attend a public California State College or University.

More Information http://www.duckyderbysantacruz.org/scholarships/index/
Applications are available at Lauren's desk in the Main Office. 

 

Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Pre-Med Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $25,000 ($5000 per year)

Criteria: Applicant must anticipate a career as a doctor and plan to take pre-medicine courses to prepare for medical school. Applicant must be in the top 20% of class and demonstrate a need for financial assistance to attend a university.

Apply Here http://www.pamf.org/premedscholar/

 
Pasatiempo Neuf Trous Club

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Amount: $1,000.00

Criteria: Local high school senior of a Santa Cruz girls' high school golf team. This girl should be planning on pursing higher education after high school. 

Please see Lauren in Main Office for application. 


PG&E STEM Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $5,000 renewable

Criteria: Demonstrate academic achievement, school community leadership and financial need.

Apply Here https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/bright-mind-scholarships/bright-mind-scholarships.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_educationprograms

 

PG&E Women's Network Employee Association

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000-$3,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be a female graduating senior who is pursuing a career in engineering, IT, business, environmental, or other majors related to the energy field.

Apply Here http://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/

 

Point Foundation

Deadline: January 30, 2018

Amount: $10,000

Criteria: Applicant must have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement and has been working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.

Apply Here https://www.pointfoundation.org/point-apply/application-faqs/

 

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, publishing or graphic communications.

Apply Here https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award 

Deadline: November 7, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Applicant must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application.

Apply Here https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply


Que Llueva Cafe

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500

Criteria: Applicants must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. In particular, undocumented students that have met the rigorous academic requirements asked of them and hold the academic promise to achieve so much more.

Apply Here http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program  

 

Questbridge National College Match

Deadline:  September 27, 2017

Amount: up to $200,000

Criteria: Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.

Apply Here https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/scholarship-details

 

Raoul Tielhet Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Amount: $3,000 if attending 4 year university, $1,000 if attending 2 year school

Criteria: Through the CFT Raoul Teilhet Scholarship Program, scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who are children or dependents of CFT members in good standing, or children of deceased CFT members. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors planning to attend community colleges, trade or technical schools, four-year colleges or universities, or art schools.

Apply Here http://cft.org/member-services/scholarships/raoul-teilhet-scholarships.html

 

Redfin Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount: $2,500.00

Criteria: Legal U.S. resident. Eighteen years of age or older. Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college. Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Apply Here: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: November 1, 2017 for early consideration; January 9, 2018

Amount: $40,000

Criteria: Applicant must be Black/African American. Must excel academically and exhibit exceptional leadership potential. Must participate in community service activates.

Apply Here: https://www.ronbrown.org/Media/Default/MediaGalleries/ApplicationPDFs/2018ScholarshipApplication.pdf

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities National Scholarship (RMHC)

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000 minimum

Criteria: Must be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study. Four scholarships are being offered: RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin; RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage; RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; RMHC/HACER®: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.

Apply Here http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

 

Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholars

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,400-$4,000

Criteria: Applicants must be planning to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university, or be planning to complete an associate’s degree from a community college. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a high degree of academic ability, be engaged in extracurricular activities on campus, and have involved themselves in community service.

Apply Here http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2276/SitePage/scholarships

 

Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Vocational Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500-$750

Criteria: The Vocational Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in or who have been formally accepted into a full time approved vocational or technical program. Must be a resident for at least two years in Northern Santa Cruz County.

 

San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $2,500 for 4 years

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Graduate from a public high school located in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or San Luis Obispo County. The applicant must also be accepted for admission to a standard academic field by a fully accredited college or university and be a resident of the state of California.

 

San Jose State Alumni Association

Deadline: February 18, 2018

Amount: $500 to $2,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Graduating senior with evidence of involvement in school and/or community affairs and proof of enrollment at San Jose State University.

Apply Here https://sites.google.com/site/sjsualumnisantacruz/home/scholarship-programs/scholarship-applications

 

Santa Cruz Cardinal Club

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: A graduating senior varsity athlete with intent to enroll full-time, within the graduated year, at a university, college or trade school.  

See Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Santa Cruz Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Amount: $800 to $1,200 and up to $15,000 a year for four years

Criteria: You must be a high school senior. You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Apply Here  http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

 

Santa Cruz High School Alumni Association

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

GPA: 3.0 or above

Criteria: Applicants must have sense of community demonstrated by participation in school affairs, leadership, government activities, perseverance in development, sports and departmental recognition. 

Please see Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Santa Cruz High School PTA

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $300

GPA: 2.75 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be a Santa Cruz High School senior who is planning on attending Cabrillo, UCSC, CSUMB, or San Jose State University.

 

Santa Cruz High School Scholarship

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Amount: $100 to $2,500

GPA: All GPAs considered

Criteria: The Santa Cruz High School general Scholarship application is for all students who are considering college after high school. Each student will be considered for a multitude of scholarships based on varying criteria and funded by many generous individuals, alumni and organizations.

See Lauren Rose in the Main office of Santa Cruz High School for application.

 

Santa Cruz R.O.P.

Deadline: TBD

Amount: to be announced

Criteria: Applicants must be completing the ROP Automotive Technology program and looking to further their career in automotive technology.

 

Santa Cruz Rotary Endowment

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 to $4,000

GPA: 3.30 or greater

Criteria: Available for students who reside in Santa Cruz County and are graduating from Santa Cruz High School, Harbor High School, Pacific Collegiate, Delta and Costanoa are eligible to apply. Applicants will only be considered if they plan to enroll in college in the fall. Please come by the Main Office to pick up an application from Lauren Rose.   

 

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $250-$500

GPA: 2.50 or greater

Criteria: Must be a female high school senior who will attend junior college, vocational school, or a four-year institution in the fall.

Skincare Ox Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, March 31, June 30, September 30

Amount: $1,000.00

Criteria: Must be a graduating high school senior or current college undergraduate or graduate student studying at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident. Must be a woman. All majors are encouraged to apply. All GPAs will be considered.

Apply Here: https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/#scholarship-application

 

Slavic American Cultural Organization

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Amount:  amount to be determined

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Must be of Slavic heritage (i.e. the former Republics of Yugoslavia: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or Slovenia). Must be a graduating senior planning to attend an accredited university, college, junior college or technical school.

Please see Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Sons of Italy in America Lodge #2016

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 to $2500

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons of Italy Lodge #2016 and be have a legal address within the Santa Cruz County Boundary.

Apply Here http://www.watsonvillesonsofitaly.org/StudentsandScholarship.htm

 

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Amount: up to $30,000 per year for tuition

GPA: 3.0

Criteria: Open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.

Apply Here https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

 

Student View Scholarship Program

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $4,000

GPA: N/A

Criteria: High school senior planning on attending a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.

Apply Here http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

 

Students Committed to Engineering Excellence

Deadline: November 16, 2017

Amount: $2,500 to $9,000

Criteria: Academic achievement, especially in science and mathematics, interest in college studies in Engineering and demonstrated leadership. ONLY ONE STUDENT MAY APPLY AND MUST BE NOMINATED BY THE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.

 

Surf City Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Four scholarships available- Melissa Smith Memorial provides assistance for a student who desires to follow the field of dance, drama, or the arts. Herb Reid Memorial provides assistance for a student who will pursue a career in media/communications. Mas Sugimoto Memorial provides assistance to a student who will pursue a career in engineering. And the Ken and Ruby Marion Memorial to provide assistance for a student who will pursue a career in business.

Please see Lauren in the Main Office for applications. 

 

SWE-SCV Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000 or $2,500

Criteria: Female high school seniors, college and graduate students pursuing a BS and/or MS in engineering or computer science are eligible for these scholarships. Engineering students must be enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs. Computer science students must be enrolled in CSAB-accredited programs or attend schools with ABET-accredited engineering programs. Applicants must be a permanent resident of or attend school in the South San Francisco Bay Area.

More Information http://www.swescv.com/scholarships

 

SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Amount: $1,000-$7,000

Criteria: SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.

Apply Here http://www.swescv.com/scholarships/application

 

Tzu Chi Scholars

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $1,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicant demonstrates financial need for college tuition and related expenses. Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent. Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time.

Apply Here http://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/

 

Union Plus Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Amount: $500-$4,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).

Apply Here https://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

 

VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Amount: up to $21,000

Criteria: Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in high school.

Apply Here https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

 

WACE Co-op Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Amount: Varies

GPA: 3.50 or greater

Criteria: Must apply for one of the WACE partnered institutes. See website for more information. More than one scholarship available.

Apply Here  http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/scholonlineapp.html

 

Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $500 and $1,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants must be a graduating senior varsity athlete from a high school in Santa Cruz County and intend to enroll full time at a university, college, or trade school. Applicant must also show evidence of involvement in school or community affairs.

Please see Lauren Rose in the Main Office for applications. 

 

Wharf to Wharf - Howard Marcus Memorial

Deadline:  TBD

Amount: $3,000 renewable

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: Applicants for this scholarship must be Santa Cruz County residents and have track & field or cross country high school running experience and plans to continue participation in one of these sports at a four-year college or university.

Apply Here http://wharftowharf.com/community-involvement/#scholarships

 

Wharf to Wharf - Otis Chandler Memorial

Deadline: TBD

Amount: $3,000 renewable

Criteria: 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.

Apply Here  http://wharftowharf.com/community-involvement/#scholarships

 

Youth on Course Scholarship

Deadline:  TBD

Amount: $4,000 - $12,000

GPA: 3.0 or greater

Criteria: You must be a high school senior that has been accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university. You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority.

Apply Here https://youthoncourse.org/2017-scholarships/