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General Scholarship Websites:

These are mostly sites that require you to sign up to the site before you can apply or search for scholarships:

If a site asks for your social security number or money, do not use that site and let the counseling office know.

Local Scholarships 

Native Daughters of the Golden West
Due: February 28th

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities
Due: March 15,

Cabrillo High School Senior Scholarship
Due: March 23rd 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship
Due: March 24th

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Due: March 15th
Note: Must be of Italian Decent and Roman Catholic, but do not need to be a part of the Italian Catholic Federation.

Mike Smith Kiwanis Scholarship
Due: March 31st,

Joseph A. Grabill “UNK” Scholarship
Note: Must have been involved in Key Club

Omega Nu Scholarship

San Jose State University - Santa Cruz Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Due: March 30th
Note: Must show proof of admission to San Jose State University

MOAA Scholarship
Due: April 1st
Note: Preference will be given to students who are either: (1) students who are pursuing a military career, (2) or have a parent, grandparent or sibling serving in the military,(3) or are closely related to a MOAA Santa Cruz Chapter member.

Sons of Italy Scholarship
Due: April 6th
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage  and be pursuing studies in the field of Agriculture Sciences

Sons of Italy Argiculture Scholarship
Due: April 6th
Note: Student Must be of Italian Heritage 

SLV Rotary Club “Service Above Self ” $1000 Scholarship
Due: April 13th

Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Annual Scholarship Award 


Due: April 15th

Big Stick Scholarship 
Click here for the Application
Due: April 25th,
Note: Must show some of the following: a commitment to ocean sports, the preservation of the ocean environment and 
ecology, good citizenship, and sportsmanship.

Boulder Creek Odd Fellows Scholarship
Due: April 26th, 

Valley Women's Cabrillo Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must be a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Open to Women & Men, must be going to Cabrillo College.

The Brandon Burja Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must have played SLV Varsity Football and be Graduating this year

Boulder Creek Elementary Scholarship
Due: By April 26th, to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note: Must have attended and "graduated" from Boulder Creek Elementary

Chief Robustelli Citizens’ Scholarship
Due: April 26th
Note: Must be graduating from SLVHS

SLV Athletic Booster Award 
Due:  April 26th 
Note: Must be a graduating slv varsity athlete

Alice Hutchinson Scholarship
Due: By April 26th, 
Note: 3.0 GPA, must be pursuing an education-related major and Must have submitted FAFSA

Cougar Club Senior Service Award
Due: April 26th
Note: Submit Electronically to Charlotte at cachen@slvusd.org 

Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th
Note: Must be a graduating  varsity athlete

Howard Marcus Memorial Scholarship
Click Here for the Application
Due: April 30th, 
Note: A minimum 3.0 high school GPA, have track & field or cross country high school running experience and plans to continue participation one of these sports at a four-year college or university.

Otis Chandler Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 30th, 
Note: Applicants must reside in Santa Cruz County, have participated in track & field or cross country, and have been accepted into a two or four-year institution of higher learning and have a commitment to lifetime fitness.

Insurance Professional Scholarship
Due: May 1st

Mike Drake Film, Performing or Media Arts Scholarship
Deadline: May 4th
Note: Must plan to go into any field of visual performing or media arts

SLV Alumni Association Scholarship
Deadline: May 4th

Ann Wise Memorial Scholarship
Requirements: Must be planning on entering an early childhood education field.

Mike Smith Scholarship
Requirements: Student in good standing, planning to enter the Fire Service.

Ashby Steele Scholarship
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.0 GPA and planning on entering the Medical Field

Ken Frey Scholarship
Requirements: Student with at least a 2.5 GPA and planning to enter the mathematics and teaching fields.
Kirsten Wetterhorn Scholarship
Due: May 4th 

Loudheart Scholarship
Due: May 4th
Note: For Female Athletes 

SLV Drama Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 4th 

Music Boosters Scholarship
Due: May 4th
Note: Must have completed eight semesters of music classes.

State & National Scholarships
Masonic Scholarship Finder
Due: Varies

Equality Scholarship
Due: February 1st,

Engineergirl Essay Contest
Due: February 1st

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest (Awards between $1,000-$3,000)
Due: February 1st

National Co-Op Scholarship
Due: February 15th
Note: In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be applying to one (or more) of the following universities: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State UIniversity of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, and University of Massachusetts Lowell

Society of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest
Due: February 23rd

Peace Scholarship
Due: March 1st

American Chemical Society-Scholars Program

Due: March 1st

Glenn Miller International Scholarship
Due: March 1st,

Kaplun Scholarship
Due: March 3rd
Note: Open to Grades 9-12

The Christophers' Poster Competition
Due: February 27th

CANERS Scholarship
Due: March 15th

National Peace Essay Contest
Due: March 15th

Spirit of Ann Frank Awards
Due: March 17th

Farm Workers Scholarship
Due: March 20th

Women Pursuing Degrees in Agriculture Scholarship
Due: March 20th

Becas Univision Scholarship Program 
Due: March 30th

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Due: March 30th
Note: Must be of Hispanic Heritage

CAC Scholarship 
Due: March 30th
Note: Open also to Juniors

Andrew H. Malatesta Agriculture Science Scholarship
Due: April 3rd 

Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Due: April 14th, (Postmarked by)

Fellowships / Special Programs
NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Misc. Scholarships
Wells Fargo College Sweepstakes
Must complete their CollegeSteps course to enter the contest

U.S. Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes

FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising)

San Jose State University: Student Advocates for Higher Education Scholarship

Seattle University: The Sullivan Leadership Award

Previous Scholarships


Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award
Due: January 4th
Note: Must be a Senior of Jewish Descent 

GE-Regan Scholarship
Due: January 5th

PBWC Scholarship
Due: January 13th

MENSA Foundation
Due: January 15th 

Ronald McDonald House Scholars
Due: January 18th

Washington Crossing Foundation Essay Contest
Due: January 15th
Note: Must be a senior planning to go into a career in government service (local, state or federal)

Wendy's High School Heisman
Note: Must be referred by a school employee

Student-View Scholarship
Application: www.student-view.com
Due: April 22nd, 2017.
Note: This is a scholarship where you complete a 15-20 minute application survey. There is no essay, GPA, etc. required.

Educational and Leadership Foundation Scholarship
Due: June 2017

Due: April 26th, 2017
Note: Look for the 11th & 12th-grade contest for details

Jane Austen Essay Contest 
Due: May 21st 2017

Youth Automobile Safety Scholarship Essay Competition for Children of Public Employees
Due: May 3rd, 2017

Azazie Scholarship Essay Contest
Due: May 31st, 2017

Goedeker's Essay Competition
Due: July 9th, 2017

The Gates Scholarship
Due: September 15th, 2017
Note: Must have a 3.3 GPA, additional requirements (See website for details)

Questbridge Scholarship
Due: September 2017

The Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Scholarship Grant

Marble & Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarship
Due: October 31st
Note: Must be an Eagle Scout, SAT score of 1090 and/or ACT score of 26

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Due: October 31, 

Bennington Young Writers Award
Due: November 1st

Fisher & Talwar $1,000 General Scholarship
Due: November 17th, 2017

Sixt Scholarship
Deadline: November 30. Only the first 500 submitted applications will be accepted.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
Due: November 30th,

Narrative Magazine Fall Contest
Due: November 30th

NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship
Due: December 1st

Doodle 4 Google (Art Contest)
Due: December 2nd, 

Click Here
Due: December 5th
Note: Must have done volunteer work that impacted hunger-related efforts

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Due: December 15th (Or when they reach 10,000 applications)

Burger King Scholars Program
Due: December 15th,

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Due: December 18th

Odeza Marketing Group Volunteer Award
Due: December 30th, 2017

United Methodist Church Scholarships
Due: Varies
Note: Must be a member of the United Methodist Church

Local / State

Asian-Pacific Islander Scholarships
Due: February 24th

Slavic American Cultural Organization Scholarship
Applications in Counseling Office
Due: March 31st
Note: Must be of Slavic Heritage and living in Santa Cruz

KPAA 2017 Scholarship
Due: April 5th, 
Note: For students who have contributed to an Asian Community and have at least a 2.5 GPA, must create an account to apply.

ACSA Santa Cruz Charter Region 10 Scholarship
Due: April 10th, 

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship
Due: April 15th
Note: Must be a Female with at least a 2.5 GPA 

Kingsmen Scholarship
Due: April 15th,
Note: Must be enrolled/accepted in an Industrial Arts program in a College or Trade School for the following year.

CALTRANS District 5 Scholarship 
Due: April 24th, 

Prevedelli Farms Scholarship

David Maze Scholarship
Due: April 28th, 
Note: For graduating seniors that have played in a varsity sport

Ted Toft Memorial Scholarship
Due: April 28th, 
Note: Must live within the Felton Area

San Lorenzo Valley Teachers Association Scholarship
Due: By April 28th,  by 3pm to Charlotte in Counseling.
Note:  All Applicants must be the child or dependent of a current SLVTA member and currently enrolled in high school or college. Must have a minimum cumulative and current GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship only one time.

Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship 2017
Due: April 30th, 

Allison Wilder Scholarship
Due: May 3rd
Note: For students who have done Community Service

Mary Solari Scholarship
Due: May 5th
Note: Must have a 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend Cabrillo College Full-time (12 units). Is a $2,000 scholarship!

David Maze Scholarship
Due: April 28th, 2017
Note: For graduating seniors that have played in a varsity sport

National Minority Jr. Golf Scholarship (Opens March 10th, 2017)
Due: May 15th, 2017

Caitlin Brondolo Women's Golf Scholarship
Due: May 31st, 2017

For Next Year
Horatio Algers Scholarship
Due: October 2017

Good Tidings Scholarship
Due: October 26th, 2017

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Due: November 8th

Elks National Most Valuable Student Application (Opens September 1st)
Due: November 30th

Bay Federal Educational Scholarship
Due: January 31st
Note: You must either have or open a Bay Federal account before January 31st.

Pg&E Scholarships
Due: February 1st, 

Due: February 1st
This prestigious program recognizes 2 student-athletes (one male and one female) based on excellence in athletics, academic and character.  
Click Here for the Application
  1. College-bound high school seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards (i.e., integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are a positive model for others.
  2. Possess no less than an unweighted cumulative (grades 9-12) grade point average of 3.50.
  3. Have demonstrated superior athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within California (must be participating in athletics as a senior).
  4. Most of all, have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, community service and citizenship.

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz
Due: February 2nd