Students and/or their legal guardian must live either in Santa Cruz County or within the Pajaro Valley Unified School District boundaries, or be a current member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau to apply.
The California Community Colleges innovative teacher preparation programs goal is to boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE). Using an interactive locator map, find a teacher preparation program near you!
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.
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.
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.
CFSCC has ten academic scholarships open to all Santa Cruz County students to help awardees attend vocational school or undergraduate study at a college or university.
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.
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 Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. Students active (past or present) in California High School Rodeo Association, District 4 or California 4-H Horse program, may apply for this scholarship to be used at a college, or professional technical school of choice.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 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.
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.
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.
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.
UC Santa Cruz provides a list of private scholarships students can apply for. UC Santa Cruz is not affiliated with these sites, which may be sponsored by lenders or other commercial interests.