Merritt S Duncan Scholarship
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Be a resident of Santa Cruz County, California
Be in good academic standing
Demonstrate financial need
Plan to attend full-time, Cabrillo College or the University of California, Santa Cruz
Questions: 864-368-3363 or email Hanna at
Apply online:

Young Historian Award 
Amount:$500 Deadline: May 2021 TBD
The Young Historian Award will be offered annually to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the study, conservation/preservation, or enhancement of the history of the Pajaro Valley. Open to students who: are 16-25 years of age; have not received compensation for the activity or project other than for materials, travel expenses or other out-of-pocket costs related to the activity or project; have not received the Young Historians Award.
To read more and download application click HERE

B.Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2021
Criteria: There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Description: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
Award: $1,000
For more information 
Submissions must be sent by email to Scholarship
Amount:  $500       Deadline: May 2021 TBD
Visual Contest- Please review website for details
Criteria: Enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S. or your final year of high school
Aged sixteen (16) years or older
Carry a status of "good standing" (i.e. currently enrolled)
Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)  
There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome. 

Alice B. Woolsey Scholarship
Deadline: May 2021 TBD
Criteria: Be a graduating senior who was a graduate of New Brighton Middle School; have accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college or paid upon confirmation of Community College registration before June 30. 
Description: To support and further the education of students in our community, and through the gift of funds in loving memory of Alice B. Wolsey, former Soquel teacher, the district has established one scholarship of $500.00 to be awarded to a worthy high school graduating senior who was a graduate of New Brighton Middle School.
Award: $500.00
Application: Please click HERE
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$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500
Deadline: May 2021 TBD

Elita Hawley Scholarship
Deadline: May 2021 TBD
Criteria: The Hawley Endowment Fund will accept applications from prospective AFS students who live in or attend high school in California.
Amount: $500 to $15,000
For more information

Other Scholarship Pages: has a database of 254 scholarships. Click HERE for the link.