Apply for a Scholarship

Information on how to apply for academic scholarships

Scholarships from the Community Foundation are open to all students attending Santa Cruz County high schools.

See specific scholarship qualifications outlined on our Scholarships page. Applications for 2020-2021 will be available by December 2019. Applications will be due in February 2020 with awards announced in April 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do scholarships pay for?

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

We’re here to help. Contact Nallely Martinez, our Grants Manager, for questions about our scholarship awards.

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