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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 2013-2014:

 Click here for the  GUSD Common Scholarship Application

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

 

Association of California School Administrators, Gilroy Chapter $500.00

Criteria: Student must meet all academic and citizenship graduation requirements.  Student must be a resident of the area within boundaries of the Gilroy Unified School District.  Student must volunteer in their community, will attend a four year college, junior college or vocational program. Student is the first in their family to pursue post high school education and may not by able to obtain higher education without financial assistance. ADDITIONAL ESSAY: HOW DO YOU PLAN ON CONTRIBUTING TO THE GILROY COMMUNITY.  Please submit a common application, an Official Transcript, and the additional essay to Student Services attn: High School Academic Coordinator. Deadline to submit is  3:30pm March 20, 2014.

 

David & Valerie Vanni Agriculture Education Scholarship $500: 

Criteria: Student must be currently enrolled at GHS, be a high school senior going on to a four-year college, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.   Submit application including letters of recommendations from a teacher/counselor and a community member who knows the student, but is not related, and an official, sealed copy of the applicants high school transcript.  Deadline to submit application is 4:00pm Tuesday April 15, 2014 to Student Services at your High School. For more information visit:  http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm

Student Services Scholarship $250-$500:

Criteria: Graduating GHS student must have attended schools in Gilroy Unified School District continuously since Kindergarten.  Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Student plans on attending a four year university, community college or trade school.  Deadline to apply March 28, 2014 4pm  to Student Services at GHS.

 

Jan Kelly Memorial Scholarship: 

Criteria: Graduating female GHS student who will participate in collegiate level athletics.  Submit a common application Attn: Academic Coordinators, to Student Services.  Deadline to apply March 28, 2014 4pm to Student Services at GHS.

 

Kimberly Ordaz Memorial Scholarship: $1250

Criteria: Graduating high school senior entering college, minimum GPA of 3.0.  Submit the Common Scholarship, including a Personal Statement on their career goals.  If the student had a connection to Mrs. Ordaz, please explain in their Personal Statement.  An official, sealed copy of the applicant's high school transcript.  Deadline to submit application is 4:00pm Tuesday April 15, 2014 to Student Services at your High School. For more information visit:    http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm

 

South County Service Group Scholarship:

Criteria: Graduating high school senior who is of Japanese Ancestry at least 1/5, Community Service Involvement and GPA.  Deadline to submit application Friday April 4, 2014 4pm  to Student Services at your high school (GHS)

 

 

 

 

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities



In this section you will find other scholarship opportunities.  These scholarships have different deadlines, applications 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 art.gillespie@verizon.net  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: P.E.O. Grants 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: scholarship@calcollectors.net  Deadline to Apply or postmarked by January 15, 2014

 

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships   Eligibility students must have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, student should be involved in community service and extracurricular activities (minimum of 24 hours of service during the 12 months prior to application.  Student must be a Golden 1 member for at least one year, or be the dependent of someone who has been a member for one year before the application deadline.  Deadline to apply 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. 

 

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 apply January 21, 2014.  
 

The Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program: Criteria: 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

 

San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship  Criteria: Applicants must be in their senior year in a public high school in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito or San Luis Obispo counties.  Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and applicants must submit a complete application before the deadline.  For more information about the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship or for an application visit our website @ http://www.sanjosescottishrite.org/ or Call: The General Secretary at our office (408) 978-7483. Deadline February 1, 2014.

 

Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Fund: (3) $1000.00 Criteria:   Applicants must graduate this academic year from a high school located in any of the following districts: East Side Union, Morgan Hill, Gilroy Unified, 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 more information and for the application, please visit www.chavezfamilyvision.org Application Deadline is February 10, 2014

 

KPAA (Kaiser Permanente Asian Association 2014 Scholarship Program: Eligibility requirements: high school student graduating in Spring 2014 and attending an accredited two-or four year college, university, trade or technical school in Fall, 2014; high school or student's residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Northern CA service area; and minimum 2.5 GPA, applications accepted by students of any ethnicity who have demonstrated leadership within an Asian community.  On-line submission is preferable, but applications by mail will be accepted from students unable to apply on line. For more informations visit https://kpaaonline.atlassian.net/wiki/ Submit your application on-line by February 16, 2014  or Mail-in applications by postmark date of February 9, 2014.  

 

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program:  Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Apply and be accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.  Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (300) words describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.  For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

 

eQuality Scholarship Collobarative: $6,000 Scholarships.  Eligibility requirements graduating high school, community college, nursing, and medical students in northern and central California.  Recognize service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary institution-college, university, or trade school. Visit http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html for more information and to apply. Deadline to Apply February 16, 2014 

 

PG&E Employee Resource Groups 2014 College Scholarships available online for all college bound students within our service area.  To apply, visit http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/education/ergscholarships/index.page To be considered, applications and all supporting documents must be uploaded to the URL above by February 16, 2014.

 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs:  12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $20000 and many are renewable.  Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds.  Must be enrolled full time in the Fall.  Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident unless otherwise stated.  See website for complete criteria: http://www.asianpacificfund.org/information-for-student-applicants Application Deadline February 20, 2014.

 

South County Cal SOAP Scholarship: Senior Cal SOAP students qualify for this scholarship opportunity.  Visit the website for an application http://www.southcountycalsoap.org/Home%20Page/HighSchool2014SCCCscholarship.pdf  Deadline to submit application is February 28, 2014.

 

Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Award, Presented by the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame:Students must possess no less than an unweighted, cumulative gpa (grades 9-12) of 3.50; have demonstrated superior athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within California; have acted as athletes of character, displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, community service and citizenship.  Have been accepted and are planning to attend a college or other institute of higher learning. For information and or application visit the website:  http://www.bashof.org/Scholarships.html  Deadline for applications is February 28, 2014.

 

Order Sons of Italy in America-Grand Lodge of California and Sons of Italy Western Foundation: Scholarships available for graduating seniors of the Class of 2014.  Scholarships are available for Academic Awards for high school seniors and Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2014. Requirements for applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant:: applicants MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian descent and Applicant MUST Be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the Fall of 2014.  Applications available online by accessing the Grand Lodge of California, Sons of Italy website @  http://www.sonsofitalyca.org/ Deadline for all Applications is March 1, 2014  (Postmarked)

 

2014 Scholarships administered by: Gilroy Foundation:  Several scholarships available for Gilroy High School students, please visit their website for criteria information and applications to the various scholarship available click the link for more information: http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm  

 

2014 Gilroy Chapter JACL Scholarship: For eligibility information click the link 2014 JACL Scholarship Guidelines .pdf  For an applications  please print the word document at this link 2014-JACL Freshman Application Word.docx  For more information or to download an application visit the website at http://jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm.  Any questions may be directed to Gena Gonzales via email at genagonzales@yahoo.com. The deadline for both Local and National Awards is March 1, 2013.  

 

Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association: Scholarships available for those students interested in a career in the legal field.  For purposes of these scholarships, "legal field" is defined to include (a) legal secretary (including receptionist); (b) legal assistant (including paralegal); (c) court reporter; and (d) law office administrator.  For more information and application visit the website: http://www.sccolpa.org/drupal/Scholarship Deadline to submit application is March 1, 2014. 

 

Growing up Asian in America: Student Art, Essay, and Media Contest: For eligibility Criteria, Entry Guidelines, General Information and How to send your entry go online: http://www.asianpacificfund.org/growing-up-asian-in-america    Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday March 5, 2014 or delivered in person by 5pm.  

 

The National League of American Pen Women, Santa Clara Branch 2014 Scholarship Competition:Applicants must be females in high school (graduating in 2014), undergraduate college students or returning college students of any age.  To obtain an application email your request to: maralynmiller@comcast.net or visit the website and print a copy at http://www.nlapwsantaclara.org/4.html Deadline to submit your application is March 14, 2014. 

 

SakaBozzo Scholarship $500-$1000 

Criteria: Graduate of a Gilroy Unified School District High School. Residents of the area within boundaries of Gilroy Unified School District. May be attending or is a graduate with an Associate of ARts Degree from a community college.  Has applied or intends to apply to a four (4) year college or university for approved degree programs in education or a culinary academy.  students must have community service with the Garlic Festival or other community organizations.  Students must have demonstrated leadership in school or extra-curricular activities, GPA of 2.8 or better, and be a student who might not otherwise be financially able to obtain a college degree. For more information and Application requirements visit: http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm  Deadline to submit applications: March 15, 2014 Postmarked 5pm. 

 

The "Italian Catholic Federation" First Year Scholarship Eligibility total cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and must meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2.  1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established. or 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic  Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established-membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2.  For more information call the "Italian Catholic Federation" office at 1-888-423-1924 or visit our website at http://www.icf.org/  Deadline to apply March 15, 2014.

 

CANERS (California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers) Foundation Endowment for Research and Scholarship Eligibility, all high school seniors who are currently attending school and who are entering college in a horticulture-related field in the fall 2014 are eligible for a CANERS scholarship. The application can be found online http://www.cangc.org/ and on the bottom left side of the home page click the scholarship button.  Deadline for application is March 15, 2014 (Postmarked) 

 

2014 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Community Service Scholarship:  Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a grade point average minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.  For further information, please call Steven Hirabayashi 510-471-7324 or email at yshiraba@gmail.com.  Deadline: Postmarked no later than Monday March 17, 2014. 

 

South County Realtors Alliance Scholarship: Applicants need to be a high school senior who lives in South County (MHUSD and GUSD areas) and meets the following criteria: Financial need, proof (official transcript) showing an overall GPA of 3.2+ or a 3.4+ GPA for the last 2 high school years.  Submits a concise typed 1 page summary that discusses achievements, academic or other, awards-academic or other, intended Major and intended college/university or trade school, clearly defined career goals after education is completed, volunteer work beyond high school/religious obligations, etc, and any other pertinent information.  Include 2 letters of recommendation, recent photo,and meet the submission deadline, received by the Scholarship Chair, no earlier than March 24, and no later than 5pm April 7, 2014.  For the application visit the website: http://www.scra1.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495651&module_id=9930

 

Chi Am Circle-2014 High School Scholarship Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:  Be a high school senior in the Class of 2014.  Be college-bound and be able to show proof of acceptance to an accredited college.  Be of Asian descent as defined by CA Dept of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/es/refaq.asp#q1 Reside in Santa Clara County, California or be the child or grandchild of a Chi Am member, have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be a US citizen or legal resident.  All required documents must be included in one packet and postmarked by March 29, 2014.  Scholarship application and requirements can be found on their website http://www.chiamcircle.org/service.html#SCH.  

 

Monterey Bay Chapter California  Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a Horticulture related career.  Horticulture or Landscape Architecture majors qualify.  Other majors such as Agriculture Business Management, Ag. Economics & Finance, Ag. Pest Control, Plant Genetics, and Botany may qualify if career relevance to Horticulture and the Nursery Industry is indicated.  Goals and Activities listed on the application should demonstrate the student's expressed interest in Horticulture and the extent of their commitment.  Students must be a resident of the Monterey Bay C.A.N.G.C Chapter area (Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara (southern part) and San Benito counties).  To complete the application follow the link : CANGC Monterey Bay Chapter Scholarship Application Deadline to apply March 31, 2014 (postmarked).   

 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF): Only the children of vineyard employees working in the 2013-2014 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 2014.  Plan to attend a University of California, California State University or California Community College in the fall of 2014. For more information visit our website at http://cwggf.org/ to download English or Spanish applications.  Deadline to apply March 31, 2014 (postmarked).

 

CTA/Santa Clara County Service Center Council Human Rights Scholarship: Applicant must be a member of an under-represented group such as: Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender) or Disabled. Currently attending a public high school or community college in Santa Clara County, pursue a  college degree at an accredited four-year institution of higher education beginning in 2014, and a credential for a teaching career in Pre-K-12 Public Education.  To complete the application follow the link: CTA Santa Clara County Service Center Council Human Rights Scholarship application  Deadline to apply March 31, 2014 (postmarked)

 

Broadcasting Your Aspirations Scholarship Details (Get DIRECT TV) Eligibility, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.  Academic requirements: all applicants must be either a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between 08/01/2013 and 06/01/2014, who will enroll as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014, or a student enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.  Students must post a blog entry that pertains to how television has in some way influenced your occupational goals and plans after college or graduate school.   Blog entries must be at least 500 words in length.  For more information visit http://www.getdirecttv.org/tv-scholarship/  Deadline to submit blog entry properly April 1, 2014 5pm EST

 

Honors Graduation Annual Graduation Scholarship:  Graduating Senior, no minimum GPA.  Visit http://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm

Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation 2014: The scholarship was created to provide financial resources to deserving high school seniors graduating in 2014 interested in pursuing a higher level of education.  The application will be available January 1, 2014 online at http://www.bagf.org/  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014  5pm. (Received or Postmarked).  

 

Julio Mata Family Scholarship: (4) $12500.00 which can be renewed for up to four additional years making for a potential $50000 scholarship: The student must be of parental Mexican heritage and surname, following the paternal line back to Mexico, and a legal resident of the United States.  The student must have a positive attitude towards education and a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The student must reside within the Gilroy Unified School District boundaries and attend any Gilroy High School.  Please visit the Gilroy Foundation website for Application and supplemental recommendation form: http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm Application Deadline April 11, 2013

 

Wineries of Santa Clara Valley 2014 Collegiate Scholarships:  Graduating high school senior who resides within Santa Clara County and is planning to attend an accredited four year college or university majoring in an agricultural related field, preferably with an emphasis in viticulture or enology.  Scholarship candidates will be evaluated on  demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement, demonstrated leadership, and determination to succeed.  To apply complete the attached application form.  Applications must be received by April 15th, 2014.  For more information contact George Guglielmo@ 408-779-2145.  Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Scholarship.pdf

 

New Futuro:  Find Money For College.  The biggest selection of scholarships for Hispanic students plus more information.  Visit the website http://www.newfuturo.com/tracker?from=tracker-navbar%29

 

Gordon Kusayanagi Memorial Music Scholarship 2014: (2) $500: Scholarships are open to graduating seniors at Live Oak, Sobrato, Christopher, Gilroy and San Benito High Schools.  This scholarship is open to students currently involved in music, who plan to continue their musical involvement during college.  The scholarship does not require you to major in music.  In addition to musical ability the committee looks at: Academic achievement: List GPA or school ranking and describe academic awards received.  Minimum GPA required is a 3.0.  Extracurricular and/or community activities, including athletics, clubs, drama, volunteer work, church activities, etc.  Be sure to describe  your involvement in these activities (You are still eligible even if you don't have something to list in each category).  Please visit the link for the application and further information http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm  Deadline to submit Application is April 15, 2014 

 

Santa Clara County Cattlewomen Scholarship : Some experience with Beef Cattle, Future education and career goals benefiting the beef industry, be a Santa Clara County Resident.  Please complete the attached scholarship application.  More information and application can be downloaded here : Santa Clara County Cattlewoman Scholarship.pdf  Application is Due April 15, 2014 

 

Stephen Michael Stramback 2014 Scholarship Application: Multiple $1000.00 Scholarships: Golf Team participation at high school and/or Gavilan, attending or accepted to attend college.  Golf team participant, promoting team success, demonstrated good sportsmanship, continuing golf team participation at college, school newspaper or communication participation, other school organizations, clubs, or committees.  Participation in other sports.  For application and Criteria please visit :  http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/2014grants.htm Deadline for application April 15, 2014 Postmarked 

 

South Valley Quilt Association $1000: The non-profit organization, offers yearly scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in the field of fiber arts.  Students entering programs such as fashion design or the use of fiber both traditional and non-traditional in the arts are encouraged to apply for our scholarship.  Complete information and applications for the program can be found at : http://www.svqa.org/PDF/Scholarshipform.pdf.  Deadline to apply April 15, 2014.

 

Luigi Aprea Elementary School Parent Club Scholarship (2) $500: In order to qualify for this scholarship, graduating seniors must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:  Student must have completed 5th grade at Luigi Aprea OR must have completed at least FOUR years of their elementary school education at Luigi Aprea.  Students please complete the attached application, and submit to the address below with a postmark no later than April 18th, 2014.  LAPCScholarshipapp.pdf  LAPC, Attn: Andrea Van Deren, 9225 Calle Del Rey, Gilroy CA 95020

 

Rich Imler Scholarship (1) $250: To qualify for this scholarship student must be a graduate from Gilroy High School.  Student must satisfy at least one of the following requirements: Student must have completed 5th grade at Luigi Aprea OR must have completed at least FOUR years of their elementary school education at Luigi Aprea.  Please complete the attached application, and submit to the address listed with a postmark no later than April 18th, 2014  LAPCScholarshipapp.pdf  LAPC, Attn: Andrea Van Deren, 9225 Calle Del Rey, Gilroy CA 95020.

 

2014 Gilroy Rotary Scholarship & Awards:  offering up to $26000 in college scholarships to qualified high school seniors graduating in 2014 and entering their first year of college in the fall of 2014, along with Gavilan or Hartnell College graduates who are transferring to a four year college in the Fall of 2014.  For more information and application click on the following link: 2014 Rotary Scholarship Application.pdf  Application Deadline is 5:00 pm, Friday April 18th, 2014.

 

San Jose Delta Foundation:  Scholarship Competition.  We invite African American/African descent applicants to apply for our scholarship awards.  They are intended to provide monetary support to freshmen entering college. For more information and application materials please follow link:  http://www.sjdeltafoundation.com/news-upcoming-events/  Deadline to submit by mail is no later than April 18, 2014.  

 

Peninsula Insurance Professionals Scholarship $500(each County):  High school senior in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County who are planning to continue their education after high school.  Any student may apply for this scholarship, regardless of their gender or anticipated field of study.  To download a copy of the scholarship application from our website visit: http://www.pip-iaip.org/SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION.html Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2014 to be eligible. 

 

Air Systems Foundation, Inc. $250-$5000:  High school seniors who currently reside in Santa Clara County and accepted into a college, plan on attending a two year or four year college/university.  Application and attachments must be submitted digitally through the website at http://www.asifoundation.org/grants.html Deadline is May 1st, 2014  no exceptions. 

JCCNC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Scholarship (2) $2000.00: US citizen with a Japanese ancestry/legal Japanese residents of the United States. Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking freshman in the fall of 2014.  Have demonstrated academic interests in the study of fields of US-Japan relations.  Applications must be received by Friday May 2nd, 2014. JCCNC Scholarship 2014.pdf

 

Italian American Heritage Foundation Scholarship: graduating high school students.  The scholarships are awarded based on excellence shown in the required areas specific to each scholarship.  All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available online http://www.iahfsj.org/programs/scholarships/ or call 408-550-6247.  All applications must be returned on or before May 19, 2014.  

 

OZ Foundation Scholarship: Potential applicants should be in their senior year in high school, already accepted to a n accredited college or university, reside in Santa Clara County.  In addition, applicants need to have applied for financial aid, and received a written response from the university regarding how much aid they will receive (this info is used to determine the awards given out).  Students who meet this criteria are encouraged to complete the attached application and forward them to the address listed on the application. OZ Foundation Application 2014-2015.pdf  If you have any questions contact Colby Osborne-Smith at ozfoundation@gmail.com or 619-884-3535.  Due June 6th, 2014. 

 

Philippine Professional & Business Society (PPBS) of Santa Clara Valley, Inc Scholarship Awards Program:  Graduating Senior wholly or partially of Filipino Ancestry.  Must have been accepted to an accredited four year college/university. Must have at least a 3.5 GPA by the end of the 3rd quarter.  All scholarship application materials must be received on or before June 14, 2014.  Attached is the application:  Philippine Professional & Business Society of Santa Clara Valley, Inc 2014.pdf . 

 

2014 Veterans Supportive Services Agency, Inc. Scholarship: Resident of Santa Clara County, between the ages of 16 and 29 on August 1st, 2014.  Be a US Armed Forces Veteran or the child, grandchild, or relative of one.  Be willing to provide proof of service (i.e. DD214*) for yourself or family member, GPA of 2.5 or higher, please visit the website for more information and application: http://www.vssainc.org/2014-vssa-scholarship/ All applications must be postmarked and/or received by 11:59pm PDT on August 1, 2014.