Charlotte Achen,  College & Career Specialist
Phone: 831-335-4721 x215 Email: [email protected]
For the Class of 2024: The FAFSA Application will Open on December 1st, 2023!
Ongoing Scholarship

College Board Opportunity Scholarships and Recognition Program


Due: Monthly scholarship drawings 

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

  1. Build your college list (Junior / Senior Year)
  2. Practice for the SAT (Junior / Senior Year)
  3. Improve your score (Junior / Senior Year)
  4. Strengthen your college list (Junior / Senior Year)
  5. Complete the FAFSA (Senior Year)
  6. Apply to colleges (Senior Year)
  7. Complete your journey (Senior Year)
Click Below to see the Scholarships for Each Month
The Gates Scholarship
Due: September 15th
Note: Must have a 3.3 GPA, additional requirements (See website for details) 
The Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Scholarship Grant
Due: September 17

Coca-Cola Scholarship


Due: October 2nd

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


LOCAL: Elks National Most Valuable Student Application (Opens August 1st)
Due: November 13th, 2023
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Due: November 16
NHS Scholarships
Due: November 30th
Note: This application is for current NHS Members
Burger King Scholars Program
Due: December 15th
Horatio Algers Scholarship for JUNIORS
Application Opens in December
Ronald McDonald House Scholars
Opens: TBD 2024
GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: TBD 2024
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Due: TBD 2024
Note: Must be a Senior of Jewish Descent 
 MENSA Foundation
Due: TBD 2024
Washington Crossing Foundation Essay Contest
Due: TBD 2024
Note: Must be a senior planning to go into a career in government service (local, state or federal)
JKF “Profile in Courage” Essay Contest
Due:  TBD 2024
CIF Spirit of Sport Scholarship - Winter Sports
Due TBD 2024
  • Only One Male and One Female Athlete Applicant can be chosen by each school as applicants.
  • Winners will be selected based on demonstrated principles of good sportsmanship, school and
    community service, and leadership.
Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship
Due: TBD 2024
Note: Must be First Gen. College Student (Neither Parent has a Bachelors Degree) and Demonstrate financial need.
Hamilton Scholars
Due: TBD 2024
PBWC Scholarship
Due: January 27th, 2023
Local: Community Foundation of Santa Cruz (One Application for Multiple Scholarships)
Due: January 30th, 2023
Click Here for the Application (Create an Account and Submit online)
For the Spring 2024 Semester, Local scholarships will begin to be posted in Early February.