Scholarships for Santa Cruz, CA Residents

Residents and students living in Santa Cruz, CA have a lot to be thankful for – a beautiful city, great weather, and gorgeous beaches. They can also be thankful because of the scholarships that only they, as residents of Santa Cruz, qualify for. The California state and local governments offer scholarships to support the higher education of Santa Cruz students. These are often based on financial need. Local universities, non-profits and corporations also award a variety of scholarships to students based on different factors, including academic success, community involvement and special talents. With such a range of scholarships, eligibility and applications vary greatly, but there is likely something for everyone who wants financial help to study in Santa Cruz. Scroll down to see some of the available scholarship options in your area.

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View Details Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational School|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
background
This scholarship was established by Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz who were lifelong Santa Cruz residents. Mary was a teacher and Louis worked at the Opal Cliffs Market. They had no children but wanted to do something for the youth of Santa Cruz County and so they started this scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or graduates from a high school in Santa Cruz County who are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. This is a renewable scholarship for up to four years. Financial need is required.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|Live Oak, CA|Watsonville, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
  • School (College): |Vocational School|Cabrillo College (CA)|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors or graduates from a high school in Santa Cruz County, or a Cabrillo College. Applicants must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school for the duration of the scholarship. This is a renewable scholarship for up to additional of four years.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Barbara J. Thompson Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,400
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): |Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, CA|Delta Charter High School, Tracy, CA|Harbor High School, Santa Cruz, CA|Soquel High School, Soquel, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational School|Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
background
This scholarship was established in honor of Barbara J. Thompson's retirement from the board in 2002. Barbara served as a trustee on the Santa Cruz City Schools Board and a firm supporter of public education and making educational opportunities available to all students. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or graduates from Delta Charter, Harbor, Santa Cruz or Soquel High Schools. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school. Employed students, assisted with family care, demonstrated community involvement, were involved with sports, or performed volunteer work while enrolled in high school are given priority.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|Cabrillo, CA| as a |Pajaro Valley, CA|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville, CA|Cabrillo High School, Lompoc, CA|
  • School (College): |Community College|Hartnell Community College, Salinas, CA|
background
The Simunovich Family Agricultural Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Pajaro Valley, or a student at Cabrillo or Hartnell or high school in Santa Cruz County. Applicants must be pursuing major in Agriculture
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
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  • 1,500
  • 35 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|Yolo, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|Mexican / Mexican American|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college/university or community college in one of the Northern California counties. Students must be of Chicana/Latina heritage. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities, involvement within and on behalf of the Latina/o community, clarity of direction and goals, academic achievement and overcome personal challenges and obstacles.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 4,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Santa Cruz, CA|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
background
The Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior or undergraduate at West Valley College. Applicants must be student of Hispanic heritage and pursuing major in architecture
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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