Woodwork Institute C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship

Woodwork Institute C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarships are open to individuals interested in pursuing or furthering a career in the architectural millwork industry. Application may be made by students entering or continuing enrollment in a university, state or private college, community college, or trade school, or from individuals already working in the industry.

Raymond H. Costa Family Scholarship

The Raymond H. Costa Family Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to employees and the immediate family members of employees of McDonald’s stores managed by Mr. Raymond H. Costa, in order to promote learning and enhance the quality of life for employees and their children. The scholarship provides funding to assist eligible students who wish to obtain undergraduate/postgraduate college education, attend a certificate course, or seek trade skill development.

CSUMB Women’s Leadership Council Scholarships

CSUMB’s Women’s Leadership Council has awarded more than 135 scholarships to re-entry students, including $67,500 (27 scholarships of $2,500 each) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible re-entry students are those who have returned to school after an absence of a year or more and face financial challenges, including parental responsibilities, that traditional students do not encounter.

HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

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 & Agriculture Scholarship

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 a 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. PV Chamber Scholarship Application 2021

California State University Monterey Bay Scholarships

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.  

Middlebury Institute of International Studies Scholarship Program

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.

Gavilan College Promise Program

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. 

Gavilan College Scholarships

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.

Montage Health Auxiliary Scholarships

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.

Monterey County Employees Scholarship Fund

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.

Bank of America Diversity Scholarship of Distinction

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.

Eden Housing Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship

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.

CHISPA Scholarships

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.

Women’s Education & Leadership Institute

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.

Men’s Institute for Leadership & Education

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.

CHOMP Medical Staff Outstanding Student Leader Award

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.

Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarship Program

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.