Scholarships in Santa Cruz

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a woman and Latina. Applicant must attend school in in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, or Sonoma County, and must have resided in one of those counties for the past two years.


Banatao Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is at least half Filipino and a resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university and major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, or a physical science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are required.


Tri-County Vision Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a resident of the Monterey Tri-County area and be able to demonstrate community involvement.


Louis J. and Mary Ellen Schultz Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 5

Applicant must be a graduate of or a current graduating senior from a high school in Santa Cruz County who is a or will be a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school in the fall following graduation. Financial need is required.


Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 26

Applicant must be a high school senior who resides in one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, or Marin. Demonstration of community service and financial need are required.


Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from the San Francisco Bay Area who is an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate from the San Francisco Bay Area at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be at least 50% Filipino. Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, major in journalism, and additional writing sample required.