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Scholarships

 
Charlotte Achen,  College & Career Specialist
Phone: 831-335-4721 x215 Email: cachen@slvusd.org
 
 
Local Scholarships 2019
Note: Many of these scholarships are still being updated, check with Charlotte if you have any questions.
 
December
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz (Multiple Scholarships)
Note: This scholarship application will open in December
January 
 
Bay Federal Educational Scholarship
Due: January 31st
Note: You must either have or open a Bay Federal account before January 31st.
 
February 
 
Pg&E Scholarships
Due: February 1st
 
CIF ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Due: February 1st
This prestigious program recognizes 2 student-athletes (one male and one female) based on excellence in athletics, academic and character.
Click Here for the Application
Note:
  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
 
March
 
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
Due: March 15,
 
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Due: March 15th
Note: Must be of Italian Decent and Roman Catholic, but do not need to be a part of the Italian Catholic Federation.
 
Cabrillo High School Senior Scholarship
Due: March 23rd 
 
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship
Due: March 24th
 
Omega Nu Scholarship
 
San Jose State University – Santa Cruz Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Due: March 30th
Note: Must show proof of admission to San Jose State University
 
Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship
Applications in Counseling Office
Due: March 31st
Note: Must be of Slavic Heritage and living in Santa Cruz
 
Mike Smith Kiwanis Scholarship
Due: March 31st,
 
Joseph A. Grabill “UNK” Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 
Note: Must have been involved in Key Club
 
April 
MOAA Scholarship
Due: April 1st
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.\
 
Sons of Italy Scholarship
Due: April 6th
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage  and be pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Sciences
 
Sons of Italy Agriculture Scholarship
Due: April 6th
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage 
 
ACSA Santa Cruz Charter Region 10 Scholarship
Due: April 13th
Note: Must be pursuing a career in Education
 
SLV Rotary Club “Service Above Self ” $1000 Scholarship
Due: April 13th
 
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Annual Scholarship Award
Due: April 15th
 
Big Stick Scholarship 
Due: April 25th,
Note: Must show some of the following: a commitment to ocean sports, the preservation of the ocean environment and ecology, good citizenship, and sportsmanship.
 
Boulder Creek Odd Fellows Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 
 
Valley Women’s Cabrillo Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must be a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Open to Women & Men, must be going to Cabrillo College.
 
The Brandon Burja Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must have played SLV Varsity Football and be Graduating this year
 
Boulder Creek Elementary Scholarship
Due: By April 26th, to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must have attended and “graduated” from Boulder Creek Elementary
 
Chief Robustelli Citizens’ Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must be graduating from SLVHS and pursuing an interest in fire and emergency services.
 
SLV Athletic Booster Award 
Due:  April 26th
Note: Must be a graduating SLV varsity athlete
 
Alice Hutchinson Scholarship
Due: By April 26th, 
Note: 3.0 GPA, must be pursuing an education-related major and Must have submitted FAFSA
 
Cougar Club Senior Service Award
Due: April 26th
Note: Submit Electronically to Charlotte at cachen@slvusd.org
 
San Lorenzo Valley Teachers Association Scholarship
Due: By April 27th,  by 3pm 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.
 
Prevedelli Farms Scholarship
Due: April 27th
 
Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th
Note: Must be a graduating  varsity athlete
 
Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th,
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,
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: April 30th, Note: Open to all students pursuing a career in transportation
 
 
May
Insurance Professional Scholarship
Due: May 1st
 
Allison Wilder Scholarship
Due: May 3rd
Note: For students who have done Community Service
 
Natural Sciences Scholarship
Deadline: May 4th
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
Deadline: May 4th
Note: Must plan to go into any field of visual performing or media arts
 
SLV Alumni Association Scholarship
Deadline: May 4th
 
Ann Wise Memorial Scholarship
Requirements: Must be planning on entering an early childhood education field.
Deadline: May 4th
 
Mike Smith Scholarship
Requirements: Student in good standing, planning to enter the Fire Service.
Deadline: May 4th
 
Dr. Ashby Steele Scholarship
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.0 GPA and planning on entering the Medical Field
Deadline: May 4th
 
Ken Frey Scholarship
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.5 GPA and planning to enter the mathematics and teaching fields.
Deadline: May 4th
 
Kirsten Wetterhorn Scholarship
Due: May 4th
 
Ted Toft Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 4th
Note: Must live within the Felton Area
 
Loudheart Scholarship
Due: May 4th
Note: For Female Athletes
 
SLV Drama Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 4th
 
Music Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 4th
Note: Must have completed eight semesters of music classes.
 
Caitlin Brondolo Women’s Golf Scholarship
Due: May 31st
 
 
Scholarship Website
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.

 
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Due: December 15th (Or when they reach 10,000 applications)
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Due: December 15th,
 
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Due: December 18th
 
Odeza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
Due: December 30th
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Due: January 4th
Note: Must be a Senior of Jewish Descent 
 
 
GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: January 5th
 
PBWC Scholarship
Due: January 13th
 
MENSA Foundation
Due: January 15th 
 
 
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)
 
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Note: Must be referred by a school employee
 
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 
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 18-19
 Check back next year for these!

 

Horatio Algers Scholarship
Due: October 25th
 
Good Tidings Scholarship
Due: November 8th
 
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Elks National Most Valuable Student Application (Opens September 1st)
Due: November 15th

 

 
 
 
 
 

National Scholarships

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

 
The Gates Scholarship
Due: September 15th,
Note: Must have a 3.3 GPA, additional requirements (See website for details) 
 
Questbridge Scholarship
Due: September  
 
The Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Scholarship Grant
https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/splawnscholarship 
 
Marble & Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarship
Due: October 31st
Note: Must be an Eagle Scout, SAT score of 1090 and/or ACT score of 26
  
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Due: October 31, 
 
Bennington Young Writers Award
Due: November 1st
 
 Fisher & Talwar $1,000 General Scholarship
Due: November 17th
 
Sixt Scholarship
Deadline: November 30. Only the first 500 submitted applications will be accepted.
 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Due: November 30th,
 
Narrative Magazine Fall Contest
Due: November 30th
 
NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship
Due: December 1st
 
Doodle 4 Google (Art Contest)
Due: December 2nd, 
 
STEPHEN J. BRADY STOP HUNGER SCHOLARSHIP
Click Here

Due: December 5th
Note: Must have done volunteer work that impacted hunger-related efforts