April

Tzu Chi Scholarship
Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. high school graduating senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and plan to enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the 2020-2021 school year.
Description:
This scholarship is funded by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Applicants are selected based on their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. 
Amount:
up to $1,000
For more information
https://tzuchi.us/scholarships

MOAA Scholarship
Amount:$500-$1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2021
Eligible applicants must be entering or already pursuing a college degree and have ties to Santa Cruz County. Preference will be given to: (1) students who will pursue a military career,  (2) students whose parents, grandparents or sibling have served or are serving in the military and (3) students who are closely related to a Military Officers Association Santa Cruz member
Questions?   Call Scholarship Chairman, LCDR Bob Semas, USCGR at 831.423.1030.
Click here for scholarship application

The California Association of Professional Firefighters Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Amount: Four scholarships at $500 each
Requirements: Child of CAPF Participants who has participated since April 1, 2020 or prior or child of NPFBA Participant who has participated since April 1, 2020. • Enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at accredited community college,  college, university, vocational or technical school. • 3.0 or better GPA on 4.0 scale
Applications may be downloaded at www.CAPF.org/scholarship-opportunities

We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: 16 student winners for a total possible $20,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021 by 11:59pm Pacific time
The scholarship will be awarded to one high school in grades 9-12 attending a school in one of the participating states. 
Essay: What is the relationship between Equality & Justice?
Website:  https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest

Sons and Daughters of Italy Watsonville Lodge #2016 "Andrew H. Malatesta Agriculture Science" Scholarship
Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: 1. Applicant must be of Italian heritage or related to a member of Sons and
Daughters of Italy Watsonville Lodge #2016
2. Applicant’s legal home address must be within the Santa Cruz County boundary
3. Applicant must have a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average
4. Applicant must be pursuing an academic degree in Agriculture Science
Required1) A certified transcript and official certification of rank in graduating class, scores of SAT/PSAT/ACT, and grade point average 2) Letters of Recommendation (minimum 2) from teachers, administrators, or members of the community 3) A detailed 300 words essay on your Italian origin and heritage.
For More Information:  Please email brannabanks@sccs.net or mcecchini@baymoon.com for an application. 

Ocean Mist Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2021
Criteria: Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Application requirements include an essay, letters of reference, a completed scholarship application and proof of higher education acceptance. The Ocean Mist Farms Scholarship Committee will review all applications and award scholarships based on the applicant’s demonstrated potential for
academic success. To learn more, visit OceanMist.com/scholarship-program.
Amount: $1000
For more informationhttps://www.oceanmist.com/scholarship-program

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Zeta Epsilon Chapter Scholarship
Amount: TBD  Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: Female student going into the education field
Update: Please submit application to Laura at laursie3829@yahoo.com
For the application click HERE

DON & ROY SPLAWN CHARITABLE FNDN - WEST SCHOLARSHIP
Amount:$1,000/renewable      Deadline: April 11, 2021
Scholarship Requirements 1) High School Senior (graduating) 2) CA resident 3) Financial need 4) Academics (2.6 GPA and above) 5) Employment: Paid or unpaid, Community Service Extracurricular Activities. Please note that we encourage students to apply that have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance. We are looking for students that understand and exemplify the meaning of "hard work". No SS# needed
Website: https://online.foundationsource.com/ws/index.jsp?site=splawnscholarship

 Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholarships
Deadline:  April 15, 2021
Criteria: For high school seniors planning to further their education at either an academic or vocational college. Both academic performance and a need for financial assistance are taken into account as well as active involvement in the school and community.
Description: Rotary scholarships are available for both academic and vocational fields of study. There are three categories of scholarships available. 
Amount: $700 - $1000
For more informationhttp://scholarships.santacruz7sunriserotary.org/ 

High School Scholarship Application for Cabrillo College 
Amount: $500         Deadline:  April 16, 2021
Scholarships are awarded to Santa Cruz County high school seniors once they enroll full time at Cabrillo College. Scholarships are disbursed in Fall 2021 after attendance is confirmed. Scholarship amounts are typically $500. In addition, all students are encouraged to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, in order to be considered for financial aid funds.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit the High School Scholarship Application, as well as an unofficial high school transcript. You may need to check in with your high school's registrar or counseling office in order to obtain your unofficial transcripts. Unofficial Transcripts can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office (SAC East- Welcome Center) in person, or you can email to Holly Goodman at hogoodma@cabrillo.edu. Please use "High School Scholarship Transcript" in the subject line.
To view application click HERE

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship
Deadline:  The 20th day of each month... April 20, 2021 onward
Criteria: Students must be seniors bound for college, a grade point average of 3.0 and above, and a US citizen or permanent resident
Description: Showcase your creativity/innovation skills by either solving a problem, or designing something that helps others solve problems, in several different possible presentation formats.
Amount: $500.00 every month - reapply in May!... and June!
For more information:  Innovation Scholarship

Hellenic Cultural Institute Student Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 26, 2021
Criteria: Students must be seniors bound for college, a grade point average of 3.0 and above, exemplary classroom conduct, a brief biographical sketch, and completion of the application form, a minimum 600-word essay on: “The Causes of the 1821 Greek Revolution and Its Aftermath"
Description: The institute offers scholarships to high school students of the Central Coast, who have demonstrated an interest in the area of Hellenic History and Civilization, by way of Greek literature, drama, poetry, and the arts, as well as other aspects of Greek culture.
Amount: $10,000 amongst winners
For more informationHellenic App Info  Hellenic Form

Big Creek Lumber McCrary Family Scholarship
Deadline
: April 30, 2021 at 5pm PST
Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to attend a university or college majoring in forestry or attend a trade, vocational or truck driving school in the fall of 2021.  Only open to applicants who live within a 25 mile distance of Big Creek Lumber.  
Amount:  One time $2000

More information:   http://www.bigcreeklumber.com/

Wayne Richards Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1000, $500      Deadline: April 30, 2021
Criteria: Senior Varsity Athlete, 3.0 GPA minimum, Intend to enroll full time, starting in the fall, at a university, college or trade school of their choice, show evidence of involvement in school or community, a citizen of USA.
Description: (application in the SHS counseling office.) There will be four (4) scholarships awarded. 
For More Information:   WRichards Memorial

CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,500 to $25,000       Deadline: April 2021 TBD
Criteria: Available to high school students who are children of active law enforcement duty and have excelled academically and are active in their community.
Description: Submit an essay about how his/her parent/guardian helps secure their community- the essay is judged on grammar and content and reinforces the important role that law enforcement and fire service personnel play in our community.
For more information: http://esaweb.org/ysapplyCA or call 800-437-7658