Update: all scholarships are now closed; no more applications for 2023 will be accepted.
The Don and Clare Callejon First-Generation Scholarship
- Five scholarships of $1,500 may be awarded annually.
- Eligibility: all SCUSD high school students who will be the first in their families to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university.
- Students must be planning to enroll full-time in an institution of higher education for the upcoming fall term.
- QUESTION 1: Who or what inspired you to want to be the first in your family to attend college?
- QUESTION 2: What do you hope to accomplish by attending college that you wouldn’t be able to accomplish otherwise?
The John George Memorial Scholarship
- One scholarship of $2000 may be awarded annually to a qualified and selected applicant from any SCUSD high school.
- Eligibility: all graduating SCUSD seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Students must plan to enroll full time at an accredited 4-year college or university for the upcoming fall term.
- Attach unofficial transcript as .pdf.
- Attach a letter of recommendation from guidance counselor, teacher, coach, or other adult who knows you personally.
- Question 1: Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart from other well-qualified applicants (250 words or less).
- Question 2: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make and why? (500 words or less).
The Mission City Federal Credit Union (MCFCU) Scholarship
- Up to four scholarships of $2500 each may be awarded to qualified and selected applicants from any SCUSD high school.
- Eligibility: Seniors with GPAs of 2.5 or above.
- Students must plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college, university, or other institution of higher education.
- Prompt 1: Tell us about a nonprofit you are familiar with and how that organization has impacted your life or your community.
- Prompt 2: How can nonprofits work with government and for-profit corporations to build a better world?
The Santa Clara Schools Foundation Scholarship
- Two $1500 scholarships may be awarded to qualified and selected applicants from each SCUSD high school.
- All graduating SCUSD students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible.
- Select one of these prompts:
- What do you consider to be the most important issue in society today, what can be done to address it, and what role can you play in that?
- What social activity (club, assignment, project, etc.) most affected your approach to life and why?
- What has been your biggest academic challenge to date? Why? How did you rise to the challenge? If you failed, what did you take away from the experience, and how did you apply it later?
The Twila Keeble Scholarship
- One scholarship of $1000 may be awarded.
- Eligibility: all graduating Wilcox High students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible.
- Students must plan to enroll full-time in an institution of higher education for the coming fall term and pursue a career in Education.
- Address both questions:
- QUESTION 1: Who or what inspired you to want to become a teacher?
- QUESTION 2: What would you do differently to better teach students than using today's teaching methods?
- All applications are due March 31st of your graduation year.
- Be yourself and tell us a story about yourself. Nobody is perfect and life is hard -- feel free to tell us about your journey so far and where you want to go next.
- Remember: everyone who reads your application likes students and wants to see them succeed.
- Do not wait until the last minute. Some applications require a teacher or counselor letter of support -- ask for it sooner rather than later.
- That said, if you do wait until the last minute and can't decide whether or not to apply -- apply.
- If something doesn't work right, we can fix it. Email Kevin for help: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enrollment verifications must be received by October of the year your scholarship was awarded.
- All decisions are made at the discretion of the scholarship committees.
- Send questions to email@example.com
- Scholarships may not be deferred.