April Scholarships


(MOAA) Military Officers Association of America Scholarship - Santa Cruz Chapter 
Deadline: April 01, 2017
Criteria: Entering or already pursuing a college degree and have ties to Santa Cruz County
Description: Student will pursue a career in the Military - especially as an Officer -OR - student has a parent, sibling or grandparent who has or had served in the military - OR - a student who is closely related to an MOAA member.  Must have school activities, community service, leadership and provide transcripts.  Essay required.  Letters of recommendation required - possibly. Mail in the application.  Local scholarship.
Amount: $500 - $1,000
For more information: Application in Counseling office binder.  Questions? Call Scholarship Chairman, LTC,  James (Jim) Lane at 831-246-0323.

PAFMG Pre-Medicine Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2018
CriteriaStudent plans to become a doctor (MD) and selects a college major that will prepare them for this career. GPA in top 20% of class (verified by transcript). Demonstrates need for financial assistance to attend a 4-year college or university (verified by FAFSA, SAR, and parent's tax returns).
Description: Visit the following website for more information http://www.pamf.org/premedscholar
Amount: $25,000 over 5 years 
For more informationhttp://www.pamf.org/premedscholar

Sons of Italy Watsonville Lodge #2016 
Deadline: April 3, 2017
CriteriaApplicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons of Italy Lodge #2016, GPA of 3.0 and live in Santa Cruz county boundary.
Description: Two scholarships will be awarded this year.  Students pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Science should apply for the Andrew H. Malatesta Agriculture Science Scholarship. Pick up an application in the counseling office and submit it along with a transcript and minimum of two letters of recommendation from a teacher, administrators or members of the community.
Amount: Varies
For more informationSee counseling office.

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Criteria: (1) Be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability. (2) Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation. (3) Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g.paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, marketing). (4) Demonstrates a passion for technology. (5) Demonstrates leadership at school and/or in the community. (6) Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. (7) Require financial assistance to attend college. (8) Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time. 
Description: This Scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. 
Amount: $5,000
For more information: Send email to scholarships@seattlefoundation.org


Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholarships
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Criteria: For high school seniors planning to further their education at either an academic or vocational college. Both academic performance and a need for financial assistance are taken into account as well as active involvement in the school and community.
Description: Rotary scholarships are available for both academic and vocational fields of study.  There are three categories of scholarships available. 
Amount: up to $4,000 (University: $1,00 per year. Community College: $700 per year)
For more information: Applications are available online at: http://scholarships.santacruzsunriserotary.org/
The Italian Catholic Federation Branch 227 Capitola
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Criteria: Cumulative GPA of 3.5
Description:The Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 227, St.Joseph's Church in Capitola, is offering a college scholarship to further the educations of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA of at least 3. 5. This is the Richard Robinson Memorial Scholarship. Mr.Robinson is a graduate of Soquel High School; Class of 1967. This memorial scholarship is for Soquel High only.
For more information: Application available in the counseling office at SHS.

Richard Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Criteria: For graduating seniors who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and who has achieved scholastic achievement are eligible.
Description:The Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 227, St.Joseph's Church in Capitola is offering a college scholarship to further the education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. This is the Richard Robinson Memorial Scholarship. Mr.Robinson is a graduate of Soquel High School; Class of 1967. This memorial scholarship is for Soquel High Only.
Amount: $1,000
For more information: See Ana Martinez in the Counseling Department for more information. 
Hellenic Cultural Institute Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 20, 2017
Criteria: Students must be seniors bound for college, a grade point average of 3.0 and above, exemplary classroom conduct, a brief biographical sketch, and completion of the application form, a minimum 600-word essay on: "Hippocrates: Why is he considered the Father of Medicine?"
Description: The institute offers scholarships to high school students of the Central Coast, who have demonstrated an interest in the area of Hellenic History and Civilization, by way of Greek literature, drama, poetry, and the arts, as well as other aspects of Greek culture.
Amount: $2,500
For more information: See Ms.Banks or Ana Martinez in the Counseling Office. Application inside of the Scholarship Binder in the SHS Counseling Office. 
Student-View Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 22, 2018
Criteria: For high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Simply log on to http://www.student-view.com/ 
and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. 
Description: The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May 2017. 
Amount: One $4,000 scholarship; Two $1,000 scholarships; Ten $500 scholarships.
For more information: Call 724-903-0439 or contact@studentinsights.com.

Big Stick Surfing Association
Deadline: April 25, 2017
Criteria: Open to any student who will be enrolling full-time at an institution of higher learning or a certified trade school may apply for this scholarship.
Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a small number of students from Santa Cruz County who have demonstrated scholastic ability, and a commitment to ocean sports, the preservation of the ocean environment and ecology, good citizenship, and sportsmanship.
Amount$100 - $700
For more informationApplication in SHS Counseling Office binder.  


Kingsmen Car Club Industrial Arts Scholarship 
Deadline: April 25, 2017
Criteria: Must be enrolled in a High School in Santa Cruz County, and be a graduating senior from that school. Must be enrolled/accepted in an Industrial Arts program in a college or Trade School for the following year. Scholarships are for $1,000 for the first award and continuing students are eligible for additional $500.00 scholarships each year.
Description: A scholarship has been established by the Kingsmen Car Club of Santa Cruz to help provide further technical training in Industrial Arts for students wishing to pursue a career in an Industrial Arts Field of their choosing. 
For more informationApplication in SHS Counseling Office binder.