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Scholarship Information

Dear Parents/Students

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.

Scholarships using the GUSD Common Scholarship Application 2015-2016:

Click Here for the 2016 GUSD Common Scholarship Application

 

Please submit a completed GUSD Common Scholarship Application for the following Scholarships

 

Please read Criteria carefully as some scholarships request specific requirements to be included in the application

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

DEADLINE MAY 10

 

 

ASMS: Attended ASMS, GPA above a 3.0, attending Gavilan Community College.  Short Essay: What are your plans after Gavilan College.  

 

ASMS: Enrolled in Band at ASMS, GPA above a  3.5, Community Service, Attending a 4 year College.  Short Essay:  How did band make me a better student

 

ASMS: Active in ELAC  @ ASMS, GPA above a 2.0, Community Service, Attending a 4 year College. Short Essay: How were you and /or your parents involved in ELAC at ASMS

 

 

 

 

 

The Jan Kelley Memorial Scholarship $1500.00  This scholarship is in honor of Jan Kelley who taught and coached Middle School girls in GUSD for 30+ years.  It was designed to recognize young women athletes that have shown courage, perseverance and dedication, not only to their sport but also in becoming a better contributor to our society.  It is designed to give support to Senior girls that plan to attend a 4 year college or university and that plan to continue to participate in sports at the collegiate-level. Deadline to submit the Common application for this scholarship is Friday April 22nd, 2016 3:30 pm Student Services. 

 

 

SEE BELOW for OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS available to YOU!

Other Scholarship Opportunities


General Scholarship Information

 

  • In this section you will find general scholarships and the links to the scholarships being offered.
  • Determine which scholarships you would like to apply for and note the deadline, and criteria.
  • Visit the site and download the information/application from there. 
  • If you have any questions contact Veronica Alfaro or your Academic Coordinator.

Italian American Heritage Foundation:  The Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) is offering four types of scholarships: 1. The IAHF general scholarships for high school graduates accepted to a four-year institution. 2. The IAHF general scholarship reserved for a community college graduate accepted to a four-year institution. 3. The IAHF general scholarship reserved for a student of the arts accepted to a four-year institution. 4. The Bocciardi Scholarships reserved for students of foreign language accepted to a four-year institution. Visit http://bocciardischolars.org/ for more information.

Deadline to apply  Tuesday May 3rd, 2016. http://www.iahfsj.org/#!scholarships/cghg 

 

Fast Web Unique Scholarships for all students: Opportunities for students with different attributes and interests.  There is something for everyone.  http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/scholarship-themes/articles?utm_source=solo&utm_content=20160218_ScholThemes

 

 

Fastweb Scholarships $$ varies http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

 

 

Mexican American Golf Association : $500  Candidate must want to continue their education in college or trade school.  Fill out attached application.  2016 Scholarship Application.pdf  Deadline to submit May 22, 2016

 

CTA/Santa Clara County Service Center Council's Human Rights Scholarship: up to $2000.00  Criteria: Applicant must be a memeber of an under-represented group, such as: Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacifici Islander, African American, GLBT, or Disabled, currently attending a public secondary (high) school or community college in Santa Clara County.  Applicant must pursue a college degree at an accredited four year institution of higher education beginning in 2016 and a credential for a teaching career in Pre-K-12 Public Education.  See attachment for more details.  CTA Teaching Scholarship02082016.pdf  Deadline: Application must be received by 4 pm, Friday April 29, 2016

 

 

 

Rich Imler Scholarship: $600 Criteria: Must have completed FOUR years of their elementary school education at any Gilroy elementary school (Luigi Aprea attendees will get first consideration).  No academic or grade point average requirement for this scholarship; however, students are ranked according to the quality of their essay, volunteerism, goals, and GPA.  Additional Essay required.  Application attached. LAPCScholarshipletter.doc  LAPCScholarshipapp.doc Students must complete both the Scholarship Application as well as the Common Scholarship application and hand deliver or mail completed application to: Luigi Aprea Elementary School, Attn:  LAPC Scholarship Committee,  9225 Calle Del Rey, Gilroy, CA 95020  Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2016 (postmark)

 

 

SCRA South County Realtors Alliance Scholarship varies - $5000.00 Criteria- High school senior that lives in South County (MHUSD and GUSD areas), demonstrates financial need, provides in a sealed envelope an official transcript showing an overall GPA of 3.2 or a 3.4 + GPA for the last 2 high school years.  Submit a concise, typed 1 page summary (no smaller than size 12 font) that discusses: Achievement, academic or other Awards, academic or other, Study Major and intended college/university/trade school, clearly-defined career goals after education is completed, volunteer work beyond high school/religious obligations, any other pertinent information. Include 2 letters of recommendation from instructors whose coursework has been taken during the senior year, provide a recent photo.  Submit application no later than 5pm, April 22, 2016. Application attached with description 2016 intro letter and application.docx

 

Veterans Supportive Services Agency $750  Criteria:  Santa Clara County resident, ages 16-29 on May 2, 2016, Be a US Armed Forces Veteran or the child, grandchild, or relative of one.  Be wiling to provide proof of service for yourself or family member.  Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, provide a copy of official transcripts, resume including extracurricular work, or community service, provide a letter from a teacher, professor, or employer that can testify to you aptitiude for academic scholarship.  For more information see attached.   2016 VSSA Scholarship Guidelines.pdf   Deadline to Apply  May 2, 2016

 

 

 

Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship $2,500.00 Criteria: Female or Male college-bound high school senior, whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others.  To be considered for the  scholarship, please complete the following forms:   Steve_Young_Toyota_Scholarship_Letter_and_Application_Form_2016 (2).docx Deadline Must be postmarked by March 31, 2016

 

Gordon Stafford Scholarship in Architecture $3000.00 renewable Criteria: Must have a permanent California residence address, must demonstrate minority status, must be enrolled as a first year new or first year transfer student, pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture Degree or a five year Master of Architecture program, from an NAAB-accredited school or college.  Ability to interview on Monday 7/18/16, in Sacramento, CA.  See website for complete details and application.  http://www.skwarchitects.com/about/scholarship  Deadline for receipt  of application is Monday June 20, 2016 5:00pm regardless of postmark. 

 

 

Kai scholarshipser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship Program (7) $3500  Criteria: High school student graduating in Spring 2016, and planning to attend an accredited two- or four- year college, university, trade, or technical school in Fall, 2016: high school or student's residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Norther CA service area: and minimum 2.5 GPA.  For more information please visit the website http://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/ Deadline to apply is March 8, 2016. 

 

 

Italian Catholic Federation $400 Criteria: Be a Roman Catholic graduating senior of Italian descent, who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. If either Roman Catholic parent or grandparent is a member of the "Italian Catholic Federation", applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent, or live where Branches are established, to qualify.  For more Information visit the web site http://www.icf.org/  Deadline to Apply March 15, 2016. 

 

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship  Criteria: Student must be of African American descent.Student applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.  Graduate from a Santa Clara County comprehensive high school by June, 2016.  Attend a two year or four year college or university. For application and more information please download AKA Application 2016.docx

 

 

 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF): Only the children of vineyard employees working in the 2015 or 2016 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply.  However, children of wine grape growers may request a waiver from the eligibility requirement based upon financial need.  Children of current directors or employees of the CWGGF are not eligible to apply.  You must be a high school senior graduating in 2016. Students may study the subject of their choice.   Scholarships available for any campus in the Univesity of California or California State University system and for any California Community College.  Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement and leadership and/or work history, your determination to succeed and a 500 word essay. For more information or to download English or Spanish applications visit their website at http://www.cwggf.org .  Deadline to apply March 25, 2016 (postmarked).

 

 

Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology: Criteria Applicant must be a Central Coast high school senior graduating in 2015 or a student enrolled at Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Plan to major or are majoring in viticulture or enology at either Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Please visit website for more detailed information and criteria at http://www.cwggf.org  Deadline to submit application is March 25, 2016.

 

 

California Alarm Association CAA 2015 Youth Scholarship Program: Criteria: children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2016.  There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards.  To download the application and for more information visit the website at http://www.caaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CAA-SCHOLARSHIP-2016-APPLICATION.pdf Deadline to submit application is March 25, 2016 (Postmarked)

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships vary $500-$5000 Eligibility:  Must be of Hispanic heritage, US citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non citizen (as defined by FAFSA), Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for high school students: minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students.  Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4 year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year.  Complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable).  To apply visit the website https://hsf.net/ Deadline to apply is March 30, 2016.

 

 

South Valley Running Club Scholarship Program (David Thomas Memorial Scholarship):  graduating seniors, who will be enrolled full time into a study program that will lead to either an Associates or Baccalaureate degree.  Participation as a runner in either cross country and/or track and field in their junior and senior years of high school.  Minimum Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, involved in extracurricular activities and community involvement.  Displays exemplary citizenship and good sportsmanship on their running teams.  Planning to continue running in college, demonstrates financial need.  For more information or for application details visit  http://www.svrchome.org/scholarship.htm Deadline to Apply is April 1st. 

 

Gilroy Rotary Scholarships 2016 :$50,500  The Gilroy Rotary Club Scholarships and Awards Program will be offering up to $50,500 in college scholarships to qualified high school seniors graduating in 2016 and entering their first year of college in the fall of 2016, along with Gavilan or Hartnell College graduates who are transferring to a four year college in the fall of 2016.  For more information on the various scholarship opportunities visit their website at http://www.gilroyrotary.org/projects/scholarships.php  Deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Friday April 15, 2016

 

 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: $1000 Criteria: awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary School or college.  Interested students can visit the link at http://www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  Deadline June 1, 2016

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program: $1000 Criteria: students interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students please visit the website to find eligibility information along with the online application.  The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it http://www.animationcareerreview.com  Deadline June 1, 2016

 

University Tutor's Scholarship Contest: 

University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

 

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: 
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

 

 

 

Amazon Student Scholarships: Award $250,000 Merit Scholarships and $25, 000 textbook gift cards.  Amazon student members who are full time undergraduate students at an accredited, not for profit US College or university in Fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Amazon Student's Scholarship is merit based.  Applicants are scored on GPA, community service, and leadership experience.  Semifinalists will be required to submit an essay to advance to the final round.  Fifty Amazon Student members will each receive a $5000 scholarship tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks in the form of an Amazon .com Gift card.  Application available at http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=9944643011 Deadline to electronically submit application is 11:59 pm PST on November 20th, 2015

 

 

Gilroy Foundation Scholarships:  Please click on the link to learn more about the scholarships offered through the Gilroy Foundation http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/receive/scholarships.php

 

 

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, 2015  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

 

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program: Criteria: The Stokes program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Student must be a U.S. citizen, eligible to be granted a security clearance, high school senior, minimum SAT score of 1600 or ACT of 25, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering, have a 3.0 GPA or above.  Student must submit online application and hardcopy documents between September 1- November 15, 2015.  For the most up to date information about Stokes Educational Scholarship Program and requirements, visit their web site at:   https://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/high_school/index.shtml

 

Good Tidings Foundation: $5000 Criteria:  Scholarships are awarded based on greatest service and financial need. Application available on-line: http://www.goodtidings.org Deadline October 27, 2015

 

Elks National Foundation-Most Valuable Student Competition:  Eligibility: high school senior and U.S. Citizen. 500 Four-Year Awards ranging from $4,000 to $50,000.  For details and application please visit their website at  http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm Deadline to submit applications is Friday December 4th, 2015

 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Please visit the website for more information and criteria for this scholarship:  http://www.artandwriting.org  Deadline to submit application is December 16, 2015.

 

2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award: Valued at $2000-$15000.   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 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award.  The student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the fall of 2016.  Please visit the website for more detailed information at http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/  Deadline to apply is December 18, 2015

 

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation: amount varies from $1500-$2500 (3) Criteria:  California High school senior who is in this state legally for their use as full-time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school.  Schoarship recipients must start attendance within 12 months of the award and show proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Essay subject: "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years" Entries must be typed: see website for more details, scholarship rules and application.  http://www.cacesf.org/ Deadline to submit or postmark entry is  January 20, 2016.

 

Gates Millennium Scholars Program: amount varies: Criteria - Eligibility requirements include 3.3 GPA and must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident.  Various programs include American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, Asian& Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and United Negro College Fund.  Please visit the website for more detailed information and criteria for these scholarships http://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/scholarships.aspx  Deadline to submit application is January13th, 2016

 

RMHC U.S. Scholarships: To apply a student must be a high school senior, be younger than 21 years old, be eligible to attend a two or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study, be a legal U.S. resident, live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area, submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application, meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program.  For more information or to apply online http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships Deadline to submit application is Janury 20th, 2016

 

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2016 Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that twenty-eight (28) $2000 APCA National Scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year, 40% more than the amount awarded in 2015.  Besides the 28 national scholarships, we are also offering fourteen (14) $1000 state scholarships to Northern California and Nevada students.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  Information about the APCA scholarship program including the complete eligibility requirements and FAQ, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site:  http://apca-att.org/scholarship.html  All scholarship applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

 

 

PG&E Employee Resource Groups Scholarship Programs:  Criteria: Students who have shown commitment to specific communities or causes.  There is a common general application but each group will have its own eligibility requirements and application supplement for specific information.  Be sure to review the ERG application supplements for those requirements.  Be sure to read all the eligibility criteria before completing the ERG supplemental application.  For more information  and application visit the website at https://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/welcome.asp Deadline to submit is February 1st, 2016

 

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6000 Criteria: Graduating high school, community college, nursing and medical students in northern and central California. Be a resident of northern or central California; have completed or complete high school or equivalent between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2016; and plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post secondary institution for the first time in 2016.  To recognize service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community. For more information and to apply, go to  http://www.equalityscholarship.org/ Applications must be completed by February 1st, 2016

 

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars $10000.00 Criteria: Must be a US Citizen, resident in Santa Clara or Alameda counties.  Must be a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school.  Must attend an accredited college or university as a full time student in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics program. Must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 unweighted.  For more information or to apply visit.  http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringscholars.aspx
 

 

The Stephanie Brown Cadet (SBC) Memorial Foundation Scholarship: $1000 Criteria: Graduating high school seniors or college students who are in good standing: significant number of volunteer hours in community services within the last 18 months; GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;attending a U.S. two-or four year academic, vocational or technical college during next school year; resident of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Application available online http://www.sbcfoundation.org Deadline to Apply is February 5, 2016.

 

Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Fund  (1) $1500.00 Applicant requirements:  All applicants must: graduate this academic year from a high school located in East Side Union High School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District, Gilroy Unified School District, San Benito High School District, and Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.  Enroll or plan to enroll by this coming Fall semester/quarter in a Western Associations of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited community college or university leading to an Associate or Bachelor's degree.  Graduate with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5.  For a scholarship application please visit the website http://chavezfamilyvision.org/scholarship/  Deadline to submit application is February 5, 2016 (postmark)

 

 

Wace National CO-OP Scholarship Program: Qualifications: To qualify for this scholarship, students must: have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Apply for the 2016-2017 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.  Instructions:  Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200 words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail it to: WACE, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 125, Lowell, MA 01854.  For general questions, please contact: Marty Ford at marty_ford@uml.edu.  For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit:  http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html  Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 * postmarked

 

 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs: $1000-$20000 Criteria: Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds.  Must plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall.  Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident unless otherwise stated.  The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs each with unique eligibility criteria. See website for complete criteria

http://www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships Application Deadline is February 19, 2016

 

 

Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarships:  Scholarships available for Academic Awards for high school seniors and Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2016.  Requirements:  Applicant MUST be wholly or partially of Italian descent.  Applicant MUST be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the Fall of 2016.  Applications are available On Line by accessing the Grand Lodge of California, Sons of Italy website at http://www.sonsofitalyca.org/ Deadline for all Applications is March 1, 2016 (Postmark)

 

 

DREAMers!!! You may be eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Dream.US - Scholarships for Bay Area DREAMers: Scholarships for First Time College Students & Community College Graduates. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges  For more Information visit the website  http://www.thedream.us/scholars/ Deadline to submit application is February 15, 2016

 

 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities varies up to $40,000 Eligibility: Scholarships available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate, graduate, re-entry and non-traditional students. Some awards are renewable, and you may be eligible to receive multiple scholarships.  See website for complete details and application http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships Deadline to submit materials is February 24, 2016.

 

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Eligibility:  high school seniors and current undergraduates.  Those who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university in 2016-2017.  Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.  Visit the website for more information: http://buickachievers.com/ Deadline to apply is February 29, 2016. (5:00 pm EST)

 

Better Together Scholarships/PG&E: Criteria: Applicant must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current post secondary undergraduate student.  Be a PG&E customer (based on current copy of bill), Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2016-2017 academic year pursuing first post secondary degree.  Must be pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines.  Apply online: https://www.scholarsapply.org/pge/  Deadline to submit application February 29, 2016.  

 

Gilroy Chapter of Japanese American Citizen's League:  Eligibility : every applicant must be an active JACL member at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level.  Couple/Family membership by a parent will meet the requirements. Applications for this year's scholarships are available on the JACL website. JACL Membership is open to any ethnic background.  All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Memberships must be completed online.  Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2014.  Students deferring enrollment will not qualify for the scholarship program.  The online application is the only application that needs to be completed.  Applications must be sent to Gena Gonzales, 6380 Barron Place, Gilroy, CA 95020.  Any questions may be directed to Gena Gonzales, 408-842-3833 or genagonzales@yahoo.com Deadline for both Local and National Awards is Postmark date of March 1, 2016  https://jacl.org/jacl-national-scholarship-program/ or for more information visit their website http://jacl.org

 

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship Program (7) $3500  Criteria: High school student graduating in Spring 2016, and planning to attend an accredited two- or four- year college, university, trade, or technical school in Fall, 2016: high school or student's residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Norther CA service area: and minimum 2.5 GPA.  For more information please visit the website http://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/ Deadline to apply is March 8, 2016. 

 

 

Italian Catholic Federation $400 Criteria: Be a Roman Catholic graduating senior of Italian descent, who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. If either Roman Catholic parent or grandparent is a member of the "Italian Catholic Federation", applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent, or live where Branches are established, to qualify.  For more Information visit the web site http://www.icf.org/  Deadline to Apply March 15, 2016. 

 

 

 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF): Only the children of vineyard employees working in the 2015 or 2016 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply.  However, children of wine grape growers may request a waiver from the eligibility requirement based upon financial need.  Children of current directors or employees of the CWGGF are not eligible to apply.  You must be a high school senior graduating in 2016. Students may study the subject of their choice.   Scholarships available for any campus in the Univesity of California or California State University system and for any California Community College.  Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement and leadership and/or work history, your determination to succeed and a 500 word essay. For more information or to download English or Spanish applications visit their website at http://www.cwggf.org .  Deadline to apply March 25, 2016 (postmarked).

 

 

Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology: Criteria Applicant must be a Central Coast high school senior graduating in 2015 or a student enrolled at Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Plan to major or are majoring in viticulture or enology at either Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Please visit website for more detailed information and criteria at http://www.cwggf.org  Deadline to submit application is March 25, 2016.

 

 

California Alarm Association CAA 2015 Youth Scholarship Program: Criteria: children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2016.  There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards.  To download the application and for more information visit the website at http://www.caaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CAA-SCHOLARSHIP-2016-APPLICATION.pdf Deadline to submit application is March 25, 2016 (Postmarked)

 

 

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (“CHCP”) Scholarships start at $1,000.

non-profit organization based in Santa Clara County. Our organization was founded in 1987 to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Chinese and Chinese-Americans in Santa Clara County. We also promote service, cultural and educational projects for the betterment of the community.  CHCP has invested in the future of our youth from our very beginning.  In tribute to our late co-founder, Lillian Gong-Guy, who dedicated her life to CHCP and many other community projects, we will be awarding the Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship to Santa Clara County high school seniors of Chinese descent who demonstrate academic achievement, as well as involvement in their school and community.  Scholarships are awarded to exemplary seniors based on academic achievement and a demonstration of community involvement and service. Download the application and information here CHCP 2016 Scholarship AppX.doc or visit their website http://www.chcp.org/scholarship.

 

 

 

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships vary $500-$5000 Eligibility:  Must be of Hispanic heritage, US citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non citizen (as defined by FAFSA), Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for high school students: minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students.  Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4 year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year.  Complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable).  To apply visit the website https://hsf.net/ Deadline to apply is March 30, 2016.

 

 

South Valley Running Club Scholarship Program (David Thomas Memorial Scholarship):  graduating seniors, who will be enrolled full time into a study program that will lead to either an Associates or Baccalaureate degree.  Participation as a runner in either cross country and/or track and field in their junior and senior years of high school.  Minimum Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, involved in extracurricular activities and community involvement.  Displays exemplary citizenship and good sportsmanship on their running teams.  Planning to continue running in college, demonstrates financial need.  For more information or for application details visit  http://www.svrchome.org/scholarship.htm Deadline to Apply is April 1st. 

 

 

Gilroy Rotary Scholarships 2016 :$50,500  The Gilroy Rotary Club Scholarships and Awards Program will be offering up to $50,500 in college scholarships to qualified high school seniors graduating in 2016 and entering their first year of college in the fall of 2016, along with Gavilan or Hartnell College graduates who are transferring to a four year college in the fall of 2016.  For more information on the various scholarship opportunities visit their website at http://www.gilroyrotary.org/projects/scholarships.php  Deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Friday April 15, 2016

 

 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: $1000 Criteria: awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary School or college.  Interested students can visit the link at http://www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  Deadline June 1, 2016

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program: $1000 Criteria: students interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students please visit the website to find eligibility information along with the online application.  The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it http://www.animationcareerreview.com  Deadline June 1, 2016