February Scholarships

MALDEF Scholarships
Website:   https://www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resource-guide/#

Evergreen Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2022
#1 Scholastic Achievement Awards (Values Vary/Multiple Awards)
#2 Foundation Scholarships (Values Vary/Multiple Awards)
#3 Cultural Diversity Awards ($7,000/Multiple Awards)
#4 Washington High School Merit Award ($7,000/Multiple Awards)
For more informationhttps://www.evergreen.edu/scholarships

Rent A Knee Walker Scholarship
Deadline: 3/1/2022 expected - watch for updates   Amount: 2 at $500 each 
Criteria: 1. Currently enrolled on a 2 or 4 year accredited college as an undergraduate, graduate-level or final year of high school (accepted into college), in the US. 2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 3. There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome. 4. Family or relatives of Rent A Knee Walker employees or associates are ineligible.  ** In 2021 there will be quarterly offers of this type**

Local Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Scholarships
Deadline: February 4, 2022 at 11:59pm PST
Description:  12 Local Santa Cruz academic Scholarship funds will create 16 awards of  varied values ranging between $1000 - $5000 
Criteria:  Available to Santa Cruz County students who complete the online application
For more information:  https://www.cfscc.org/scholarships

Elks Legacy Award Scholarships
Deadline:   February 7, 2022 at 11:59pm PST
Description:  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members.
Criteria: More information available from the link
For more information:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Criteria:  1) Must be of Hispanic heritage 2)  U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)  3) Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students 4) Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year) 5)Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
For More Information:   https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Latino Medical Student Association Scholarships
Deadline: February 15, 2022 @ 11:59PST
Criteria:  1) Must be of Hispanic heritage 2)  Plan to pursue a career in medicine and be  dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities.  3) Must show financial need  4) Must submit application in full with letter of rec, personal statement and transcript - applications available from the Counseling office.
For More Information:   Information Here

California Strawberry Commission Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2022
Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors with 2.0 or college students. Parents employed for the last two or more consecutive seasons in the California strawberry harvest.
Description: This scholarship is to help students whose parents or guardians have worked in the strawberry industry.
Amount: $4,000 to $5,000, can be renewed annually
For more informationhttps://www.californiastrawberries.com/student-portal/

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships ( 10 separate awards)
Deadline: varies Feb to May
Criteria: Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds planning on enrolling full time for the upcoming school year. A minimum of a 3.00 GPA is needed and U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence is required. 
Description: This Bay Area foundation provides scholarships to students with a financial need. They have 10 different scholarship programs focused on various elements of achievement.
Amount: $1,000- $20,000
For more information: www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships 

Native Daughters of the Golden West (Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26) "Mae B. Wilkin/Phyrne Lorenz Scholarship"
Amount: $5000
ELIGIBILITY:   Information Here
1. High School applicant must plan to graduate from a Santa Cruz County high school and be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university by Fall 2022.
2. Applicant must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
3. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Gender is not a consideration for the scholarship.
4. Applicant must provide current transcript.
5. Applicant must compose and submit a 500-word autobiography. Autobiography must be
typed and double-spaced. The Scholarship committee looks for originality, overcoming life
obstacles, community service, creativity, special interests, sincerity, integrity and clarity.
6. Applicant must compose and submit a 500-word essay on: “What period or event in California's history would you visit and why?” Essay must be typed and double-spaced. The Scholarship committee looks for historic facts, accuracy and your unique perspective.
7. Applicant must submit the completed application and all attachments packet postmarked by February 28, 2022.

SallieMae Scholarships
Deadline: February 28, 2022 
Description: Bridging the Dream Scholarships available to seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need.  
Criteria: Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program.
For more information:  SallieMae