April

Tzu Chi Scholarship
Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. high school graduating senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and plan to enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the 2020-2021 school year.
Description:
This scholarship is funded by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Applicants are selected based on their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. 
Amount:
up to $1,000
For more information
https://tzuchi.us/scholarships

MOAA Scholarship

Amount:$500-$1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2021
Eligible applicants must be entering or already pursuing a college degree and have ties to Santa Cruz County. Preference will be given to: (1) students who will pursue a military career,  (2) students whose parents, grandparents or sibling have served or are serving in the military and (3) students who are closely related to a Military Officers Association Santa Cruz member
Questions?   Call Scholarship Chairman, LCDR Bob Semas, USCGR at 831.423.1030.
Click HERE for scholarship application. 

 

The California Association of Professional Firefighters Scholarship
Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Amount: $500
Requirements: Child of CAPF Participants who has participated since April 1, 2019 or prior or child of NPFBA Participant who has participated since April 1, 2019. • Enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at accredited community college,  college, university, vocational or technical school. • 3.0 or better GPA on 4.0 scale
Applications may be downloaded at www.CAPF.org/scholarship-opportunities

We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: 16 student winners for a total possible $20,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific time
The scholarship will be awarded to one high school in grades 9-12 attending a school in one of the participating states. 
Essay: What is the relationship between Equality & Justice?
Website:  https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest

Sons and Daughters of Italy Watsonville Lodge #2016 "Andrew H. Malatesta Agriculture Science" Scholarship
Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: 1. Applicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons and
Daughters of Italy Watsonville Lodge #2016
2. Applicant’s legal home address must be within the Santa Cruz County boundary
3. Applicant must have a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average
4. Applicant must be pursuing an academic degree in Agriculture Science
Required1) A certified transcript and official certification of rank in graduating class, scores of SAT/PSAT/ACT, and grade point average 2) Letters of Recommendation (minimum 2) from teachers, administrators, or members of the community 3) A detailed 300 words essay on your Italian origin and heritage.
For More Information:  Please email brannabanks@sccs.net or mcecchini@baymoon.com for an application. 

Ocean Mist Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2021
Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Application requirements include an essay, letters of reference, a completed scholarship application and proof of higher education acceptance. The Ocean Mist Farms Scholarship Committee will review all applications and award scholarships based on the applicant’s demonstrated potential for
academic success. To learn more, visit OceanMist.com/scholarship-program.
Amount: $1000
For more informationhttps://www.oceanmist.com/scholarship-program

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Zeta Epsilon Chapter Scholarship
Amount: TBD  Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: Female student going into the education field
Update: Please submit application to Laura at laursie3829@yahoo.com
For the application click HERE

DON & ROY SPLAWN CHARITABLE FNDN - WEST SCHOLARSHIP
Amount:$1,000/renewable      Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Scholarship Requirements 1) High School Senior (graduating) 2) CA resident 3) Financial need 4) Academics (2.6 GPA and above) 5) Employment: Paid or unpaid, Community Service Extracurricular Activities. Please note that we encourage students to apply that have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance. We are looking for students that understand and exemplify the meaning of "hard work". No SS# needed
Website: https://online.foundationsource.com/ws/index.jsp?site=splawnscholarship

 Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholarships
Deadline:  September 1, 2020 ...with updates soon for 2021
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: $700 - $1000
For more information: Applications are available online at http://scholarships.santacruz7sunriserotary.org/  and https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2276/sitepage/scholarships

Omega Nu Scholarship
Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Completed applications, and all additional verifications, can be scanned and emailed to omeganuscholarships@gmail.com or, preferably, mailed to: Omega Nu Scholarships, PO Box 1696, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.
Scholarship Information Sheet

P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: Mid-April 2021
Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors who are from an underrepresented group (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, women or disabled). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated high achievement in math and science courses and have financial need. Applicants must also intend to pursue a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science. 
Description: The objective of the P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship for Advancement in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering is to increase the pool of professionals in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from under-represented groups. 
Amount: $4,000
For more informationhttps://dac.com/content/po-pistilli-undergraduate-scholarship-0

CASCWA
Amount: $500     Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Each year Bay Section CASCWA, California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance, award scholarships to deserving, graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique obstacles and difficulties.
To view application click HERE
For More Information:  https://www.cascwa.org/scholarships

High School Scholarship Application for Cabrillo College 
Amount: $500         Deadline:  April TBD
Scholarships are awarded to Santa Cruz County high school seniors once they enroll full time at Cabrillo College. Scholarships are disbursed in Fall 2020 after attendance is confirmed. Scholarship amounts are typically $500. In addition, all students are encouraged to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, in order to be considered for financial aid funds.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit the High School Scholarship Application, as well as an unofficial high school transcript. You may need to check in with your high school's registrar or counseling office in order to obtain your unofficial transcripts. Unofficial Transcripts can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office (SAC East- Welcome Center) in person, or you can email to Holly Goodman at hogoodma@cabrillo.edu. Please use "High School Scholarship Transcript" in the subject line.
To view application click HERE

Hellenic Cultural Institute Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 22, 2020
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: "Describe Magna Graeca and It's Relationship to the Ancient Greek World"
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: $5000
For more information: See Ms.Banks in the Counseling Office.

Wayne Richards Scholarship
Award: $1000, $500      Deadline: June 30, 2020    TBD 2021
Criteria: Senior Varsity Athlete, 3.0 GPA minimum, Intend to enroll full time, starting in the fall, at a university, college or trade school of their choice, show evidence of involvement in school or community, a citizen of USA.
Description: (application in the SHS counseling office.) There will be four (4) scholarships awarded. 

CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,500 to $25,000       Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: Available to high school students who are children of active law enforcement duty and have excelled academically and are active in their community.
Description: Submit an essay about how his/her parent/guardian helps secure their community- the essay is judged on grammar and content and reinforces the important role that law enforcement and fire service personnel play in our community.
For more information: http://esaweb.org/ysapplyCA or call 800-437-7658