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Apply for a Scholarship

Information on how to apply for 2020-2021 academic scholarships

Application Timeline

The 2020 Scholarship application period is closed. If you have questions about your application, please contact ISTS.

December 17, 2019 - Application open

February 6, 2020 - Application deadline (11:59 pm PST)

February through April - Application review period

March 2, 2020 - Renewal Form open

April 30, 2020 - All applicants will be notified of their status

Mid-July 2020 - Scholarship Award funds disbursed

Frequently Asked Questions

My application was incomplete because of rejected documents. What now?

The program support team at ISTS will be contacting you to follow up regarding your incomplete application. See sidebar to the right for ISTS contact information.

Am I eligible?

Scholarships from the Community Foundation are open to all students attending Santa Cruz County high schools. Access our comprehensive FAQs document linked below to view the full eligibility requirements for each scholarship.

What do scholarships pay for?

Awards can be used towards tuition, fees, books, supplies, required equipment, room and board, and other relative expenses.

How are recipients selected?

Selections are made by the scholarship committee and approved by our board of directors, based on the criteria outlined in our scholarships. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) administers the academic scholarships.

I’m a current recipient, how will my scholarship get renewed?

Renewable scholarship payments will be made upon receipt of annual renewal forms for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever is first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining the cumulative GPA and enrollment status as specified in our scholarship eligibility description. An e-mail notification will be sent to the e-mail you provided on your original scholarship application when it is time to renew your award.

Download the full version of Scholarship FAQs

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ISTS Office Hours:

M-F 6:00am to 3:00pm PST