Scholarships for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
(Class of 2024- these dates and links will be updated- by they usually stay very consistent- you can use these as a tool for planning ahead)
PLEASE READ: For all self-nomination scholarships, email Ms. Duran at email@example.com. Please list all the self-nomination scholarships you would like to be considered for. For every self-nomination scholarship, you need to have an updated resume available in Naviance. If you have a Google doc resume, you can link the resume to Naviance. For particular scholarships, there may be additional steps to self-nominate, so pay attention to your email for further instructions. And lastly, if you are nominated there will be more application steps in the future, so please be aware of the possible commitment you are making.
Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team (BAASST)—Deadline January 12: $5000.
Need-aware. For students who display leadership qualities in and outside the classroom, demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic, community outreach and extracurricular activities. Minimum GPA 3.0. Only two male and two female nominees from each high school can be nominated.
Northern California Scholarship--Deadline January 12: $8000.
Renewable for 4 years. Merit and Need-based. US Citizens and Permanent residents only. For students who have taken a rigorous course load, have excelled academically, are significantly involved in their community, and demonstrate financial need to afford college.
University Club of Palo Alto--Deadline January 12: Up to $5,000.
Renewable for 4 years. Need-based. No citizenship requirements. Strong GPA of A-/B+ average. Students with work experience strongly preferred. Student should also have extracurriculars and volunteering experience.
Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship--Deadline January 12: $1,500.
Must be attending a four-year college in the fall of 2023. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only. Students need extensive commitment to community service. It is recommended that students have a GPA of 3.7 and above.
Apply Without Needing a Nomination Scholarships
PLEASE READ: For the scholarships below, the applications either are open or will soon be open for you to apply independently--no nominations needed. If you have questions about the applications, please ask us in the College and Career Center.
$3000 per year for 4 years. Need-based. Local scholarship. GPA 2.8-3.8 cumulative GPA (unweighted). No citizenship requirements. Must plan to attend a four-year accredited college/university beginning in the fall. Underrepresented minority and/or first-generation college student. Demonstrate an ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals. Demonstrate active community involvement or engagement with others via work, school, or family responsibilities. Application linked HERE
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships—Deadlines Vary. Many February 28th, 2023
This is an AMAZING set of scholarships because many are VERY local. Some are specifically for Santa Clara county residents only too! Be careful to check for their citizenship requirements as well.
Hale/Ruppert Educational Scholarship—Deadline February 28th, 2023 to $10,000.
US Citizens and AB 540 students. Need-based. Applicant is a 'late bloomer' who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college; Maximum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; Applicant demonstrates community involvement. Application linked HERE.
Rotary Club of Los Altos--Deadline February 28, 2023 : $800-2,500.
Need-based. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Student committed to community service. Scholarship opens on roundtable application
on December 17.
Rotary Club of Mountain View--Deadline February 28, 2023 : $500-2,000.
Need-based. Student with a solid academic record. Student committed to community service. Scholarship opens on roundtable application
on December 17.
MVLA Scholars--Deadline February 28, 2023 : $2,000-6,000.
Need-based. Renewable. Minimum 2.75 GPA. First-generation college students given special consideration. Students would be assigned a mentor to support them in college. Scholarship opens on roundtable application
on December 17.
Quota International of MVLA-- Deadline February 28, 2023 : $1,000-2,000.
Need-based. Student committed to community service. Deaf and hard of hearing students given special consideration. Scholarship opens on roundtable application
on December 17.
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce--Deadline February 28, 2023.
Need-based. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Student committed to community service. For students interested in community and 4-year colleges. Scholarship opens on roundtable application
on December 17.
Science for Good Scholarship--Deadline March 1, 2023. $1,500-7,000.
Needs-based and Merit-based. Recommended above 3.0 GPA. A scholarship in memorial of R. Scott Chan, a former high school physics teacher. For seniors interested in majoring in science or engineering. Application linked HERE
National League of American Pen Women--Deadline March 13: $1,000.
Merit-Based. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Women who are pursuing fine or performing arts in college. Application linked HERE
Mountain View Sister City--Deadline March 31. $500.
Merit-Based. Student should be involved in extracurriculars and community service. Application linked HERE
Kiwanis Club of Mountain View--Deadline April 6, 2023 : Up to $2,000.
Need-based. Recommended be 3.0 GPA or above. Student committed to community service. Students involved in Key Club and Girl or Boy Scouts given special consideration. Apply Here
Barbara Emerich Memorial Scholarship-- April 7, 2023. $750.
Merit-based. For US Citizens and Undocumented students. For seniors who may attend community college or 4-year universities and are current members of the PTA. Must have demonstrated community service. Application linked HERE
Los Altos Kiwanis Scholarship--Deadline April 24. $3,200.
Need-aware and Merit-Based. For seniors who plan to attend an accredited institution. Application linked HERE
Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship--Deadline April 25. $1,500 (2 students, non-renewable)
Needs-based. For students who plan to attend four-year California public college (Cal State, Cal Poly) or university (UC), 3.3 GPA. Apply HERE
Mountain View Odd Fellows Scholarship--Deadline May 1. $1,000.
Need-based and merit-based. For seniors with dedicated service to their community. Application linked HERE.
Club Estrella Scholarship--Deadline May 26. $1,000 (15 students)
Need-based. For Latino/Hispanic students with a min. 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll in college this fall. Apply HERE
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Athletic Focused Scholarships
CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Program- completed packet due to Ms. Duran by 2/8:
$500 or 1,500. For outstanding student-athletes in the Central Coast Section. Info and Application HERE
CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year- completed packet due 3/7:
$10,000 or 1,500. Recognizes college-bound high school seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards (i.e., integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are a positive model for others. Two State winners (1 male and 1 female) will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Additionally, 20 Section winners will be awarded $1,500. Info and Application HERE
The Joyce-Ridgway Scholarship– Deadline 3/11: $750
For a female-student athlete in the Class of 2023 who exemplifies leadership, determination, dedication, self-sacrifice, and integrity. Info HERE
The Jeff Lamb Scholarship– Deadline 3/11: $750
Ideal candidates for the Jeff Lamb Scholarship are student-athletes who have exhibited an interest in becoming a teacher/coach and eventually attaining leadership in the Athletic Director role. Info HERE
CIF Spirit of Sport Scholarship Award– Winter Deadline 1/17, Spring 3/6: $1,000 or $2,500
Recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport (Fall (closed)/Winter/Spring). Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Info HERE
And don’t forget, fill out the FAFSA or Dream Act application as soon as possible (the app opened on 10/01)! It is the best way to access need-based financial aid.