On this page you will find information that pertains to scholarships.
The common scholarship application consist of the actual common scholarship application, activity sheet (resume), an academic transcript, a personal statement (no more than 2 typed pages, double spaced) and three (3) letters of recommendations (two from staff members and one from a community member). It is our belief that utilizing a common scholarship application will encourage more of our students to apply to a variety of local scholarships. It allows our students to fill out one application, which can be duplicated, for scholarships whose criteria they meet. It also exposes them to resume writing, a skill that is highly important. The letters of recommendation will support each candidate’s strengths from staff and community viewpoints.
2012-2013 Common Scholarship Application.
Click here for the GUSD Common Scholarship Application 2012 13.pdf
Scholarships using the GUSD Common Scholarship Application:
Doug Stevens Memorial Scholarship: $1000.00
Criteria: Candidate must have a GPA above a 3.0, strong record of community service
Erin Kinkel Memorial Scholarship: $500
Criteria: Graduating GHS Senior accepted to a two or four year college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA, student must exhibit through actions or community services, commitment to making good choices and showing/taking responsibility. Special emphasis will be given to: a student who has exhibited commitment in Gymnastics, Karate, Cheerleading or Performing Arts.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
In this section you will find other scholarship opportunities. These scholarships have different deadlines and criteria. Please click on the link to get more information for each scholarship.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. It is our privilege to award over $3 million annually in scholarships to these young leaders. Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link through October 31, 2013: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants
2014 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: Eligibility: high school senior and U.S. Citizen. 500 Four-Year Awards ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. For details visit www.elks.org/enf.scholars or contact our local lodge at 408-847-1857 or email email@example.com Applications must be dropped off to the Gilroy Elks Lodge by 3pm on Friday 12/6/2013.
2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award: Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you know a young entrepreneur? Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. Visit http://www.nfib.com for more information and to apply online between 10/1-12/18/2013. Deadline to apply December 18th, 2013
P.E.O. California Grants and Scholarships for 2013-2014. These Grants and Scholarships come from P.E.O. organizations throughout the state and some are for International Educational Philanthropies. There are some that are provided by individuals, Information for these Grants and Scholarships are located on the attachment. Please review the DEADLINES as there are dates in December and in February http://www.peocalifornia.org/
California Association of Collectors Educational Schoarship Foundation: The scholarship is based upon a simple one-page application and a 700-1000 word essay on "The importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit during Your College Years". Please visit the website for scholarship rules and application at http://www.cacesf.org/ Entries are to be sent to: CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation, 1455 Response Road, Suite 240, Sacramento, CA 95815 or email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to Apply or postmarked by January 15, 2014
"Make The U" (HAZ LA U) Scholarship Program to apply log on to www.colgate.com/HazLaU and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) on the 3 following topics: 1) How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals? 2) How do you contribute to your community? What you have learned from your experiences? 3) Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it. Deadline to apply January 20th, 2014.
The Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program: Graduating California High School or Transferring California Community College students who will attend a four-year college/university in the U.S., beginning with the Fall semester of their graduating year. Students must be affiliated with the California licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current full time employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer or wine license. Additional pre-requisites are detailed at the scholarship link http://www.christermon.com/scholarship/ Application Deadline is February 1, 2014