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The Weston Scholarship is a portfolio competition for students studying fine art photography in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Every year, students are encouraged to submit a portfolio for the opportunity to win a scholarship to support their photographic careers.
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce provides scholarships to deserving area youth that have need of financial assistance, are active in supporting the community in which they live and show an eagerness to achieve through knowledge by intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university, trade or another post-
secondary educational institution.
Applicants must live within the boundaries of Pajaro Valley Unified School District, be a graduating high school senior, demonstrate positive-impact involvement in some form of community service, and must be accepted in a trade or post-secondary institutions.
The Monterey County Film Commission Scholarship Award Program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers. If you are a student of film and a resident of Monterey County, or if you are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the County, then you may apply!
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) provides a list of external scholarships and links to their applications and sites. They are awarded by private outside agencies directly to students, CSUMB Financial Aid & Scholarship Office and/or various departments on campus.
The Middlebury Institute offers a variety of competitive scholarships toward their on-site master’s programs for both U.S. and international students. Scholarships offered are merit and need-based. To apply, submit your application for admission and upload personal scholarship statements as part of your online application.
The Gavilan Promise Program is designed to provide first-time college students with access to affordable higher education and to increase college-going and completion rates in our service area. Students must be first-time to college students, California resident or AB 540 status, complete Gavilan CCC Apply application, complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application, complete online orientation, and be enrolled as full-time students.
Northern California Carpenters/Thomas A. Morton Memorial Scholarship Foundation will award 100 scholarships to the sons and daughters of Carpenter members who are in good standing with the Local Unions in the 46 Northern California Counties.
The Paul Walker Youth Award recognizes a young person, age 16 to 22, who is an ocean conservation champion. The Paul Walker Foundation provides a scholarship to each youth award winner to help them pursue marine science/environmental studies in college.
The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2.6 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farmworkers. Scholarship awards provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.
The Gavilan Scholarship Program has helped students achieve their educational goals. Gavilan College offers numerous need and merit-based scholarships for part-time and full-time students in most academic majors. These awards are funds for school-related expenses that you do not repay. All continuing Gavilan College students, transfer students, and new students, including graduating high school students, may apply. Applying for scholarships is free.
Community Hospital’s Auxiliary awards scholarships every year to junior volunteers and local college students. Junior scholarships are awarded to high school seniors, ready to graduate, with at least 100 volunteer hours. Collegiate Scholarships are awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an academically approved college in a healthcare-related program and a Monterey County resident.
The goal of the EAH Housing Rebecca W. Watkin Scholarship Fund is to help see students through their entire college experience. Students must be current residents of an EAH Housing property. Parents or guardians of the applicant must be in good standing with their lease/rental agreement. First-time applicants must have been a high school student in the last year or be a current high school senior, and enroll at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school.
Monterey County offers scholarships from $200-1,000 for students who are an IRS eligible dependent of a regular employee with at least one year of employment with Monterey County. Applicants must be enrolled in or be accepted by an accredited college, university, or vocational education institution. Any major or course of study will be considered, however, some weight will be given in the selection process to traditional courses of study and/or to educational goals that enhance the individual’s career development.
Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber awards two $1,000 scholarships to students in their senior year of high school who are residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz or San Benito County in honor of Dr. Tak Hattori who served as the Medical Director for 44 years.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Diversity Scholarship of Distinction supports the bank’s commitment to recognizing top campus talent and awards high achieving candidates from historically underrepresented groups the opportunity to excel in the classroom and within the financial services industry.
Each year, Eden Housing awards its residents with monetary assistance to meet their academic and career goals. To date, they have awarded 410 scholarships totaling $555,000 including residents at California State Universities Monterey Bay as well as many local community colleges among others. For more information, contact Eden Housing.
Community Housing Improvement Systems & Planning Association (CHISPA) funds scholarships for students whose families live in CHISPA homes or apartments entering or attending Hartnell College, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), and to various accredited colleges through the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) scholarships.
Modern Woodmen awards $450,000 each year to member students through Make An Impact Scholarships. This scholarship competition rewards students who are volunteering in their communities. High school seniors can apply for one of 198 scholarships awarded annually. Talk to your Modern Woodmen representative for more details.
Intended for responsible youth who want to make a better life for themselves, demonstrate leadership potential and/or provide positive role models for other youth, show the ability to make good choices, and who desire to improve their skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. Scholarships are up to $1,000 per person and should be used to offset the costs for tuition, books, fees, transportation costs and other related and relevant training expenses. Applicants for the Dwight Brydie Scholarship Fund must be: 1) Currently participating in a youth employment program 2) In high school and planning on attending college or post-secondary education or training or attending college or post-secondary education or training 3) Between the ages of 16 and 24 and 4) A resident of California.
Hartnell College’s Women’s Education & Leadership Instititue (WELI) was designed by local women leaders to increase the leadership capacity, workforce skills, college enrollment, and college completion rate of socio-economically disadvantaged cis and trans women of the Salinas Valley. The program includes a $1000 scholarship awarded at completion of Leadership Training. An additional $1000 is awarded upon completion of the mentor workshops. To qualify for WELI students must apply in Spring of each year.
This page provides information on UCSC Merit Scholarships, UCSC Campus Scholarships, Non-California Resident Scholarships, Outside Agency Scholarships, and Dreamersoptions. Scholarships are awarded by private outside agencies directly to students, UCSC Financial Aid & Scholarship Office and/or various departments on campus.
The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarship is awarded to deserving local high school students who attend a four-year college and plan to pursue careers as doctors. PAFMG doctors have awarded more than 60 scholarships to local students. Scholarships are a total of $25,000, paid out over five years: four years of an undergraduate university and the first year of medical school.
Hartnell College’s Men’s Institute for Leadership & Education (MILE) supports its scholars in overcoming the unique challenges that men face inside and outside of the classroom. MILE strives to increase college completion rates among male students in the Salinas Valley and provides a $1000 Scholarship Awarded at completion of Leadership Training. An additional $1000 is be awarded upon completion of the mentor workshops. To qualify for MILE, students must apply in Spring of each year.
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) offers awards to children or grandchild of members of the medical staff of Community Hospital who meet the following award criteria: 1) Child or grandchild of a member of the medical staff of Community Hospital 2) High school junior or senior or community college student 3) A resident of Monterey County for at least one year and 4) Intent to enroll at a four-year college or university.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) offers scholarships for Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field and are graduates of a high school in Santa Cruz County or enrolled at a college/university in Santa Cruz County. SVCF will give up to 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. Additionally, scholarship recipients will be considered for summer internships with sponsoring corporate investors.
Watsonville-Santa Cruz Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League offers four scholarship funds. Applicants apply for scholarships by submitting generic application information that could apply to all.
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation Heritage Hog Scholarship is offered to a deserving college or other higher education bound student interested in raising a hog to be brought to the Santa Cruz County Fair and sold at the Junior Livestock Auction. The Fairgrounds Foundation will provide the hog and feed and $2,000 to a student entering or currently attending college. This award will be allocated with verification of registration for full-time classes.
The vision of the Salinas Valley Promise is to provide critical resources for local high school students to enroll, persist, and complete college in order to foster a more vibrant, prosperous and secure community.
A variety of scholarships are offered for new, continuing and transfer students at Hartnell College. A single application places students in consideration for a variety of scholarships. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.
The Ernie Camacho Educational Foundation awards $500 scholarships to upcoming graduating seniors from either Alisal High School and/or Everett Alvarez High School.
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (CFSCC) has 12 academic scholarships open to all Santa Cruz County students to help awardees attend vocational school or undergraduate study at a college or university.
Community Foundation for Monterey County offers a variety of scholarships for students in Monterey County to help achieve their educational and career goals. Students can apply for the majority of scholarships through the online scholarship system.
This is a list of various scholarships available to students at Cabrillo College. Most of the applications are done online and some are available as a pdf for you to print.
In order to ensure equal access to education for all local students, Cabrillo College is providing a free, first year of tuition to any graduating senior from the Cabrillo College District services area.
The Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship Program awards a total of six $1,000 academic scholarships each year to deserving students. Two $1,000 scholarships are available exclusively to a dependent of an Ocean Mist Farms Affiliate Company employee. Students must live in Monterey, Riverside, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties.
Agri-Culture is an education non-profit with 11 endowed funds, scholarship programs, an agricultural leadership program, land conservation program, farmworker housing assistance, and various educational programs. They provide 4 scholarships for students majoring in agriculture, culinary arts, and animal sciences.
Bay Federal Credit Union’s Education Scholarship is for students who are pursuing education and career training opportunities after high school. Up to three applicants will be awarded $1,500 to pay for expenses directly related to their continuing education.