Scholarships

 
Charlotte Achen,  College & Career Specialist
Phone: 831-335-4721 x215 Email: cachen@slvusd.org
 
 
Local Scholarships 2019-20
 
 
Note: Many scholarships are being updated at the moment, be sure to check with Charlotte if you have any questions.
 
 
Ongoing Scholarship

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 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
 
 
GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: January 3rd
 
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Due: January 8th
Note: Must be a Senior of Jewish Descent 
 
MENSA Foundation
https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Due: January 15th, 2020
 
Washington Crossing Foundation Essay Contest
Due: January 15th, 2020
Note: Must be a senior planning to go into a career in government service (local, state or federal)
 
JKF “Profile in Courage” Essay Contest
https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest
Due:  January 17th, 2020
 
Ronald McDonald House Scholars
Due: January 20th, 2020
 
CIF Spirit of Sport Scholarship - Winter Sports
Due: January 21st 2020 
  • Winners will be selected based on demonstrated principles of good sportsmanship, school and
    community service, and leadership.
Hamilton Scholars
https://www.hamiltonscholars.org/
Due: January 29th, 2020
 

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.
Local: Bay Federal Educational Scholarship
Due: February 1st, 2020
Note: You must either have or open a Bay Federal account with $5 in it before February 1st
 
Local: Community Foundation of Santa Cruz (One Application for Multiple Scholarships)
Due: February 6th, 2020
Click Here for the Application (Create an Account and Submit online)
 
PBWC Scholarship
https://pbwc.org/scholarship-program/
Due: February 7th, 2020
 
Local: Bay Area All-Stars Scholarship
Due: February 9th, 2020 (Online Scholarship)
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, This is not a sports-only scholarship
 
CIF Scholar Athlete Scholarship
Due: February 10th, 2020 
  • Possess no less than an unweighted cumulative (grades 9-12) grade point average of 3.50.
  • Have demonstrated athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within
    California (must be participating in athletics as a senior); and
  • Most of all, have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
 
Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship
Due: February 14th, 2020
Note: Must be First Gen. College Student (Neither Parent has a Bachelors Degree) and Demonstrate financial need.
 
Local: Agriculture Scholarships (Multiple)
Due: February 14th, 2020
Note: Must be Pursuing an Agriculture-based Major
 
DAR Scholarships (Multiple)
Due: February 15th, 2020
 
Women's Cyber Security Scholarship
Due: February 19, 2020 (Submit Application Online)
Note: Plan to pursue a degree with a focus in cybersecurity or information assurance.
 
CA Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarships
Due: February 21st, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Criteria:
  • Must have at least a  3.0 GPA
  • Must intend to be a full time college student (12 units)
Note: You do not have to have any masonic affiliation to apply for this scholarship.
 
Youth on Course Golf Scholarship
Due: February 17th, 2020 (Online Scholarship)
Criteria: 3.0 GPA, must play golf, requires joining their organization.
 
Local: Santa Cruz County Gardener's Club Scholarship
Due: February 21st, 2020 
Must be enrolling in Cabrillo College's Horticulture Program
 
CIF Spirit of Sport Scholarship - Spring Sports
Due: February 24th, 2020 
Winners will be selected based on demonstrated principles of good sportsmanship, school and
community service, and leadership.
 
Local: Native Daughters of the Golden West
Due: February 29th, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
MOAA Scholarship
Due: March 1st, 2020 (Online Application)
 
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Priority Due: March 2nd, 2020 (Online Application)
 
Tzu Chi Scholars Northwest Region
Due: March 6th, 2020 
 
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship
Due: March 6, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
Due: March 15, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
 
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Due: March 15th, 2020 (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 18th, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must be a female pursuing an agriculture-related degree 
 
Local: Democratic Ideals Award for Outstanding Youth Scholarship
Due: March 20th, 2020 (Online Application)
 
Local: Cabrillo High School Senior Scholarship
Due: March 20th, 2020 (Online Application)
 
Local: Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship
Due:March 25th, 2020 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)
 
Local: San Jose State University – Santa Cruz Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Due: March 27th  2020 (Turn in to Charlotte)
 
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Annual Scholarship Award
Due: March 27th, 2020 (Online Application)
 
Local:Omega Nu Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 2020 (Turn in to Charlotte in the Counseling Office before 12pm on 03/31)
Note: 3.2 GPA, must have applied / intend on attending a CSU, UC or California Community College.
 
Local: Mike Smith Kiwanis Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
 
Local: Joseph A. Grabill “UNK” Scholarship
Due: March 31st, 2020(Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: Must have been involved in Key Club
 
 
Local:  MOAA Scholarship - Santa Cruz Chapter
Due: April 1st, 2020 (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.
 
Local: Sons & Daughters of Italy Scholarship
Due: April 3rd, 2020 (Mail to Organization)
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage 
 
Local: Sons & Daughters of Italy Agriculture Scholarship
Due: April 3rd, 2020 (Mail to Organization)
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage  and be pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Sciences
 
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
 
Local:  CAL Trans Scholarship
Due: April 17th, 2020 (Mail to Organization)
Note: Open to any graduating HS Senior. Must be pursuing a career in transportation, which can include: Engineers, Project Managers, Transportation Planners, Environmental Planners, Archaeologists, Land Surveyors Mechanics, Electricians
 
Local: Big Stick Scholarship 
Due: April 20th, 2020 (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.
 
Student-View Scholarship
Due: April 22nd, 2020
Note: This is a scholarship where you complete a 15-20 minute application survey. There is no essay, GPA, etc. required.
 
 
Local:  Boulder Creek Odd Fellows Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Local: Valley Women’s Cabrillo Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must be a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Open to Women & Men, must be going to Cabrillo College.
 
Local: Cougar Club Volunteer Service Award
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Submit Electronically to Charlotte at cachen@slvusd.org
 
Local: SLV Rotary Club “Service Above Self ” $1000 Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in Counseling
Note: Must have completed Volunteer Service
 
Local: Mikali Waite Smiles College Scholarship Fund
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in Counseling
Note: Must have a 3.0 and a combined family income of less than 100k
 
Local: San Lorenzo Valley Teachers Association Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 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.
 
Local: David Maze Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must be a graduating senior that played a varsity sport.
 
Local: SLV Athletic Booster Award Scholarship
Due:  April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must be a graduating SLV varsity athlete
 
Local: SLV Little League Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have played on or volunteered with SLV Little League
 
Local: The Brandon Burja Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have played SLV Varsity Football and be Graduating this year
 
Local: Chief Robustelli Citizens’ Scholarship
Due: April 24th, 2020 (mailed to scholarship organization)
Note: Must be graduating from SLVHS and pursuing an interest in fire and emergency services.
 
Local: Music Boosters Scholarship
DueApril 30th, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have completed eight semesters of music classes.
 
Local: Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2020 (Mailed to Scholarship Organization)
Note: 3.0 GPA, Must be a graduating  varsity athlete
 
Local: Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2020(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.
 
Local: Otis Chandler Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 2020 (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.
 
 
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
 
 
Local: Loudheart Scholarship
Due: May 1st,2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must live within the Felton Fire District Service Area
 
Local: Boulder Creek Elementary Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have attended and “graduated” from Boulder Creek Elementary
 
Cal Aggie Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 (Submit Application Online)
Note: Must have at least a 3.50 GPA and plan to enter UC Davis for Fall 2020.
 
Local:Ted Toft Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 1st,2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must live within the Felton Fire District Service Area
 
Local: Kirsten Wetterhorn Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Local: Natural Sciences Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must be pursuing a degree in the Natural Sciences (Specifically Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences)
 
Local: Mike Drake Film, Performing or Media Arts Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 (Note this application is mailed)
Note: Must plan to go into any field of visual performing or media arts
 
Local: SLV Alumni Association Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 
Local: Medley Cannelora Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 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.
 
Local: Ann Wise Memorial Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
 Requirements: Must be planning on entering an early childhood education field.
 
Local: Mike Smith Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student in good standing, planning to enter the Fire Service.
 
Local: Dr. Ashby Steele Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.0 GPA and planning on entering the Medical Field
 
Local: Ken Frey Scholarship
Due: May 1st, 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.5 GPA and planning to enter the mathematics and teaching fields.
 
Local: SLV Drama Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 1st , 2020 to Charlotte in the Counseling Office
Note: Must have participated in SLVHS Theater and/or Community Theatre
 
Ayn Rand Essay Content
Due: May 28th, 2020
Note: Look for the 11th & 12th-grade contest for details
 
Azazie Scholarship Essay Contest
Due: May 31st
Jane Austen Essay Contest 
Due: June 1st, 2020
 
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
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
 

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. 

 
LOCAL: Horatio 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. 

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
 

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)
Application will open in December