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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 2014-2015:

Click Here for the 2015 GUSD Common Scholarship Application

 

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

 

DEADLINES VARY PLEASE SEE BELOW

 

ACSA-Association of California School Administrators, Gilroy Charter:$500.00 to a graduating senior who meets all academic and citizenship requirements.  Student must be a resident of the area within boundaries of the Gilroy Unified School District.  Student volunteers his/her time in the community.  Student will attend a four year college, junior/community college, or vocational program.  Student may not be able to obtain a higher education without financial assistance, Student is the first in his/her family to pursue post high School education.  Submit a GUSD Common Application AND an Additional Essay: How do you plan on contributing to the Gilroy Community?  DEADLINE APRIL 3RD, 2015 to GHS Student Services 

 

 

GTA- Gilroy Teacher's Association: $500.00 to a graduating senior who are children of a GTA member.  DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2015 to STUDENT SERVICES  

 
 

Michael Aiello Memorial: GPA average of 3.0 or higher, Completion of the Common Scholarship Application, Completion of at least 3 Ag related classes, Full time attendance in a 4 year college for the purpose of receiving a BS degree in an Agricultural related field.  At least one acceptance letter from an accredited college before scholarship funds are released.  Applicant acknowledges Scholarship Forfeiture Statement.   Additional Personal Essay Topic- My future goals with a degree in Agriculture and how I plan to use my degree.  Additional Requirements (if not included in application)  List of comunity service activities for the past four years, List of Agriculture related club memberships and what extra curricular activities the student was involved in, Outside interests/other activities during the past four years, leadership skills during the past four years.  DEADLINE April 1, 2015 to STUDENT SERVICES

 

 

RUDY MELONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Amount Varies

Criteria: Has been accepted to an accredited four (4) year college or university, or will be attending such in three (3) years

Has performed volunteer service at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Students who have a financial need to obtain a college degree

Please use the GUSD Common Scholarship Application.  DEADLINE TO APPLY: Prior to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to GHS Student Services Office

 

 

 

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.

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, 2014http://www.cocacolascholarsfoundation.org

 

Good Tidings Foundation: $5000 Criteria:  Scholarships are awarded based on greatest service and financial need. Application available on-line: http://www.goodtidings.org Deadline November 10, 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 5th, 2014

 

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 17, 2014.

 

2015 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 2015 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 2015.  Please visit the website for more detailed information at http://www.nfib.com/YEA  Deadline to apply is December 18, 2014

 

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation: amount varies from $1500-$2500 (3) Criteria:  California High school senior who is in this state legally for their uses as full-time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school.  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 5, 2015.

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 January14th, 2015

 

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 applicationis Janury 20th, 2015
 

 

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 6, 2015.

 

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship:  Varies $2,000 to $20,000 Apply now online at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/pge/  Deadline to Apply February 12, 2015

 

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship:  This program is designed to recognize and assist students with learning differences and academic-late bloomers who show academic promise and improvement during the last years of high school or in the first few years of college, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low GPA's.  Silicon Valley Community Foundation is committed to providing scholarship opportunities for students  to fulfill their dreams through higher education.  Application information available online at siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships

 

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 elgibility criteria. See website for complete criteria

http://www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships Application Deadline is February 20, 2015

 

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-tradiational 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/community-foundation-managed.  Deadline to submit materials is February, 25, 2015

 

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 2015-2016.  Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automative industry.  Visit the website for more information:  www.buickachievers.com  Deadline to apply is February 27, 2015. (5:00 pm EST)

 

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, 2015. 

 

San Jose Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) range from $10,000 to $500 The San Jose Chapter will screen applications for various scholarships being offered by families, organizations, and the Chapter to outstanding high school seniors who meet the requirements stipulated.  Applicants will be judged on the various areas listed on the application forms.  Although membership in the San Jose JACL is not a requirement to apply, it is strongly encouraged.  Deadline to submit application is March 1, 2015 (Postmarked) To download the application visit the website www.sanjosejacl.org Questions regarding the scholarship program can be directed to Sharon Uyeda at 408-259-3656 or by email at SUyeda9356@aol.com

 

Gordon Kusayanagi Memorial Music Scholarship 2015: $500 (2) Criteria: students who are currently involved in music, who plan to continue their musical involvement during college.  This scholarship does not require that you major in music. Minimum GPA of 3.0, extracurricular activities and or community service including school athletics, clubs, drama, volunteer work, church activities,etc.  Application and more information can be found at http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/docs/scholarships/2015%20Gordon%20Rocks%20Criteria%20&%20Application.pdf.  Applications are due March 6th, 2015 to GHS Student Services by 4pm.  

 

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 and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner CollegesNote: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.    For more Information visit the website  http://www.thedream.us/scholars/ Deadline to submit application is March 17, 2015 11:59pm. 

 

Julio Mata Family Scholarship: $50,000 ($12,500 for 4 years) Criteria: per donor's instructions, the student's father must be of paternal Mexican heritage and surname, following the paternal line back to Mexico.  The student must be legal residents of the United States, have a positive attitude towards education and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must be a resident of the Gilroy Unified School District boundaries.   Application and more information available online at  http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/docs/scholarships/2015%20Julio%20Mata%20Scholarship.pdf 

Deadline to Apply is March 20, 2015

 

Stephen Michael Stramback Scholarship: $1000.00 Criteria: Golf team participation at high school, accepted to college, promote the success of the team above personal success (provide examples), demonstrate good sportsmanship (provide examples), continuing golf team participation at college, participation in school newspaper or communications, and other organizations including clubs and committees. Participation in other sports.  Financial need, and part time work experience will also be considered. Application and more information available online at http://www.gilroyfoundation.org/docs/scholarships/2015%20Stephen%20Michael%20Stramback%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf Deadline to Apply is March 20, 2015

 

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF): Only the children of vineyard employees working in the 2014-2015 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 2015.  Plan to attend a University of California, California State University or California Community College in the fall of 2015. For more information visit their website at http://www.cwggf.org  to download English or Spanish applications.  Deadline to apply March 27, 2015 (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 27, 2015.

 

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 2015.  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/2014-information-and-application/ Deadline to submit application is March 27, 2015 (Postmarked)

 

 

County Federal 2015 Educational Scholarship Program: $500-$1500 Criteria: Must be a member in good standing with Santa Clara county Federal Credit Union.  Must be in good standing with their high school/college; may not be on disciplinary or academic probation. Must be a graduating high school senior or post-secondary student ages 17-22.  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, must be enrolled for a minimum of 6.0 units. A letter of Acceptance and Verification of Enrollment must be provided by July 31, 2015.  For More information on the scholarship program and to download an application, visit the website at https://www.sccfcu.org/educational-scholarships/ Deadline to submit application is Friday April 3, 2015

 

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, 2015

 

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, 2015