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AAUW SCHOLARSHIP - Click Here!

The Five Cities-Pismo Beach American Association of University Women (AAUW) is granting scholarships to senior women in all fields of study.

  • Minimum GPA is 3.5

  • Application points will be awarded on grade point average, extracurricular participation, honors received, Advanced Placement courses and exam scores, essay, and leadership activities

  • An oral interview will be held for selected students in early April


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by March 4, 2021. *Please DO NOT print applications front to back*



AGHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - Click Here!

The AGHS Local Scholarship/Grant Application is now available. This general scholarship application is used to award the following scholarships for various amounts ranging from $100 to $10,000.

  • Bennett Loomis Archives History Scholarship

  • Bill Papich Memorial Scholarship

  • Flood Family Scholarship

  • Don Talley Memorial Scholarship

  • AG Lions Club

    • George Stewart Scholarship

    • McInernery Memorial Scholarship

    • Cheer Scholarship

  • Paul & Dorothea Byllings Memorial Scholarship

  • Luso American Fraternal Federation Scholarship

  • AG Optimist Club

    • General Scholarship (Scholastic)

    • Mary Gularte Memorial Scholarship (Female FFA student)

    • Rudy Gularte Memorial Scholarship (Female Athlete)

    • Chris Christian Memorial Scholarship (2.0 student)

    • Leo Seeley Memorial Scholarship (Male FFA student)

    • Kenny Thoming Memorial Scholarship (High School Rodeo participant)

    • Walter Inai Memorial Scholarship (Male Athlete)

  • Jerry F. Tyree Memorial Scholarship

  • Rick Foster Rust Memorial Scholarship

  • William Prince Memorial Scholarship

  • Travis Monk Memorial Scholarship (Agriculture student)

  • Karl Hogan Memorial (Trade School or Community College)

  • Pismo Coast Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Inc. *For Pismo Coast scholarships only* Applicants much have a business related career path. Priority is given to applicants who are related to a Realtor member. Name of that Realtor member must be included in application.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2021 by 4:00 PM *Late applications will not be accepted*



AMERICAN LEGION POST 136 MARK MAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Click Here!

The Post 136, Arroyo Grande American Legion is seeking to award one $500.00 scholarship to an Arroyo Grande High School graduating senior.

  • Applicants MUST be military affiliated through parents or grandparents and be able to provide proof (a copy of a DD214), and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

  • Applications will be judged and evaluated on: GPA and Class Rank; Financial need; leadership; Recommendation and character reference; and Extracurricular activities and charitable efforts.

  • For more details, click on the link above.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 26, 2021



CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (CSEA) LUCIA MAR CHAPTER 275 - Click Here!


The California School Employees Association, Lucia Mar Chapter 275 is seeking applicants for their 2021 scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are dependents of CSEA Chapter 275 Members. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential, and promise of achievement. See attached cover letter of more details and application.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by March 31, 2021.



COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SAN LUIS OBISPO SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Click Here!


The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s scholarship program began in 2000 and has awarded more than 1000 scholarships and awards, worth more than $2.3 million, to local students. The Community Foundation’s scholarship season begins annually in December,  with most deadlines for submission during February and March.  Applicants must fill out their online application for each scholarship for which they wish to apply.

The 2020-21 scholarships available to AGHS students are:

  • Maureen “Mo” Clancy Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Established to honor the memory of Maureen “Mo” Clancy. Mo lived to help others and will forever be remembered as a strong-willed, loving and passionate person. Applicant must be a senior girl at a San Luis Obispo County high school, planning to attend full-time at an approved community college, four-year college or vocational school.

  • Sera Day Coryell Nursing Education Scholarship ($2,000, renewable) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports graduating seniors in San Luis Obispo County. The Scholarship Committee intends to award one $2,000 scholarship that may be annually renewed providing that the student is making satisfactory progress toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program requirements and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

  • Douglas De Gross Automotive Studies ($2,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports graduating high school seniors in San Luis Obispo County who are pursuing a career in the automotive industry. The applicant must be committed to pursuing a post-secondary education at an approved community college, four-year college/university or vocational school.

  • Helen and Ronald Dunin Legacy Scholarship ($12,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports graduating high school seniors in San Luis Obispo County who are planning to attend a four-year university. First in immediate family to attend college. Minimum GPA of 2.7 to maximum of 3.7.

  • The Garris Family Scholarship ($8,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports graduating seniors at public high schools in San Luis Obispo County. Applicant must be dedicated to attend any post-secondary education, full or part-time, and demonstrate need for financial aid, and be Pell Grant eligible, with a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a max of 3.7.

  • Dorothy Good Trust for AVID Scholarship ($1,000-$2,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports graduating AVID senior(s) from Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High Schools. Applicant must have participated in AVID for three of their four high school years and plan to attend a four-year university. Minimum GPA of 2.8.

  • Gary Grossman Scholarship- for LGBTQ ($1,000 - $5,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Established to provide post-secondary scholarship assistance to high school or college students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

  • Angela Guarini Hollander Scholarship ($2,500) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo County public high schools planning to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in Business Administration, Management or Entrepreneurship. Minimum GPA of 2.8 to maximum of 3.8. Demonstrated financial need.

  • Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship ($10,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Established to honor the memory of Kelly A. McAdams, a graduate of our local schools and a life-long student with an inquisitive mind. Intended to support a deserving high school student from San Luis Obispo county, and will be a multi-year $2,500 scholarship, with a total value of $10,000 over the four years.

  • Justin McCutcheon Scholarship ($1,000)-for Varsity golfers in CCAA– DEADLINE: TBA

    • In memory of Justin McCutcheon, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior golfer attending a high school in San Luis Obispo or northern Santa Barbara County that participates in the CCAA sports league.

  • Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship ($12,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Established to fund scholarships for qualified students or graduates from a high school in San Luis Obispo County. The Scholarship Committee intends to award a multi-year $3,000 scholarship, with a total value of $12,000 over the four years. Qualifications include merit, school/community service and financial need.

  • Burt and Virginia Polin “Elks” Scholarship ($2,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to pursue a degree in public safety, psychology, or sociology at a four-year university. Minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is based on the Elks tenets of: charity, justice, patriotism, good fellowship & service.

  • Burt W. and Virginia Polin “Farm Bureau” Scholarship ($1,500) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture at an approved community college or four-year university.

  • Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship ($1,000; renewable) - DEADLINE: March 7, 2021

    • Established to support students who have served time in juvenile hall and have demonstrated a life change and a commitment to higher education.

  • Richard K. Sauret Viticulture and Enology Scholarship ($12,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to major in viticulture or enology at a four-year university. Preference given to students attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fresno, and UC Davis.

  • Scholarship and Mentorship Scholarship ($1,000 - $2,500) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Established to provide financial support for current or former foster youth who are participating in Family Care Network's Independent Living Program. Total award value will be dependent on the recipient's post-secondary institution and enrollment status. Minimum GPA of 2.0

  • Bernhard H. Singsen Scholarship ($2,500) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating male seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school pursuing a career in medicine, civil service or service or education at a four-year liberal arts college or university. Minimum GPA 3.75. Financial need.

  • Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship for LGBTQ ($10,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to attend a four year university. Candidate identifies as LGBTQ and has a minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • Vineyard and Farm Workers Scholarship ($1,500-$10,000, renewable) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Supports higher education for the children of vineyard and farm workers. The applicant must be committed to pursuing a post-secondary education at Allan Hancock College, Cuesta College or California Polytechnic State University-SLO. The award will be multi-year and dependent upon years attending college/university. Minimum GPA of 2.8

  • Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award ($3,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021

    • Wanted: School and Community leaders! The Scholarship Committee would like to award at least one $3,000 scholarship at each San Luis Obispo County comprehensive high school. This scholarship comes with recognition from the SLO County Board of Supervisors and a medal. If you are involved with your school or community, and demonstrate leadership potential this is for you!

  • Yingshia Shih Li Memorial Scholarship ($10,000 over 4 years) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021 

    • Open to graduating female seniors attending high school in the Lucia Mar Unified School District that plan to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in science (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics). Demonstrated financial need.

  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Scholarship (SLOCBA) ($2,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021 

    • Open to graduating seniors from any high school in San Luis Obispo County or an undergraduate student who graduated from a San Luis Obispo County high school and identifies as a person of color. Candidate plans to pursue a career in the legal profession. Demonstrated financial need.

  • Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship ($2,500) - DEADLINE: January 4, 2021 

    • Open to high school students between the ages of 12 and 19 who reside in San Luis Obispo County and plan to attend a summer intensive ballet training program. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Financial need considered.

  • John and Barbara Wolcott Memorial Scholarship ($4,000) - DEADLINE: February 7, 2021 

    • Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo County public high schools planning to attend a four-year college/university. Demonstrated financial need.

  • Youth Legacy Scholarship (Up to $20,000) - DEADLINE: March 7, 2021 

    • Open to juniors and seniors at San Luis Obispo County high schools who are eligible to exhibit in the Livestock, Industrial Education, Floriculture, Agriculture or Ornamental Horticulture or Tractor Restoration Project at the California Mid-State Fair and Auction. Award recipient agrees to be a model representative of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, California Mid-State Fair and James W. Brabeck Legacy Fund by attending events and meetings promoting the Youth Legacy project.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Many of these scholarship applications request a letter of recommendation from any teacher or adult who can speak to your potential for this scholarship, via email sent by the application. The application requires unofficial transcripts and FAFSA results. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Varies between February and May



DELTA THETA CHI SORORITY - Click Here!

The Delta Theta Chi Sorority will award three $1,600 scholarships. All applicants must reside in the United States. Applications must be submitted through the local Delta Theta Chi chapter at the below address:

 

Debbie Bryant

CA Epsilon/Alcyone

263 N. 9th Street

Grover Beach, CA 93433

 

Contact: Debbie Bryant @ (805) 458-4775 or Bryant.debbie61@gmail.com.

For more information visit the website:http://www.deltathetachi.org/Scholarships.html

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2021



ELKS ASSOCIATION VOCATIONAL GRANT - Click Here!

The California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) Vocational Grant Scholarship is available for any students wishing to pursue a vocational/technical course to receive a certification, or a 2-year schooling leading directly to employment. Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of the CHEA, who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course may file an application. Persons enrolling in a 4-year course leading to a Bachelor's degree are not eligible. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. Grants range from $500 to $2000.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Rolling. (This scholarship is available year around so there is no official deadline.)



ELKS TEENAGER OF THE MONTH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - Click Here!


The Oceano/Five Cities Elks Lodge # 2504 selects an AGHS senior male and female each month based on achievements, character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastics. The Teenager of the Month will be recognized at an Elk’s dinner and will then be eligible for selection of "Teenager of the Year".  At the end of April, we have a panel of Elks Members judge the Student of the Month Applications. From this pool, we will select one male and one female who will each receive a college scholarship.

 

The form is a pdf fill-in. Download the form, then open it and you'll be able to type on it. Please complete this application on the computer to make it as legible as possible (neatly handwritten applications will also be accepted). We encourage students to completely fill in all parts of this application and not to attach a resume in lieu of any of the areas.


Completed application should be submitted to adriana.uribe-colima@lmusd.org . Please include an attachment of your photo with the application. Students need to only apply once. If your application is not chosen in a given month, it will be considered for the following month. The sooner you turn in an application, the more opportunities you will have for selection.



KIWANIS OF ARROYO GRANDE/ GEORGE L. TEMPLE ART-MUSIC-DRAMA-LITERATURE SCHOLARSHIP - Click Here!

The Arroyo Grande Valley Kiwanis is proud to announce (2) $1,000.00 George L. Temple Scholarships for those AGHS graduating female seniors pursuing an academic degree in the fields of the Arts, Music, Drama, Literature, or Visual. Applicants must submit a written essay which includes: Description of career goals; How the scholarship will be used to achieve these goals; and which academic institution you will be attending. Applicants will also submit a transcript and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible. See attached link for more detail and where to send completed documents.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 16, 2021



LOUISE MONFORTE MEMORIAL DANCE/ART SCHOLARSHIPS - Click Here!

Presented by Bill and Mari Robeson in honor of Mari’s sister, Louise Monforte and her love of art.


2-$500 scholarships available

$500 Visual Art Scholarship

$500 Dance Scholarship


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 30, 2021



PISMO BEACH CITIES LIONS CLUB - Click Here!


The Pismo Beach Cities Lions Club Local Scholarship/Grant Application 2020-2021:
  • (1) Zardeneta - Public Safety

  • (2) Joe Rose - Music or Business

  • (1) Frank Bavaro - Need and Character

  • (1) Pismo Beach Cities Lion’s Legacy - Personality, Character and Need

  • (1) Suncoast Insurance Services - Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

  • (1) Suncoast Insurance Services - Vocational/Technical/Trade Specialty School Scholarship

  • (1) Shelby Ford - Entrepreneur Scholarship


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than 3:00 pm on February 5, 2021

MAIL completed applications & 400 word max personal statement to:

Pismo Beach Cities Lions Club

Susan Mistretta - Scholarship Chairperson

P.O. Box 95, Pismo Beach, CA 93449



RALPH & MARGUERITA JOHNSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP←Click here!


The Ralph & Marguerita Johnson Foundation is seeking applications for their 2021 $1,000.00 scholarship awards. To apply, applicants must be graduating seniors living in the South San Luis Obispo County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be a US citizen. Attach transcript to completed application.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked and submitted by March 31, 2021



RUTH McMILLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, P.E.O. - Click Here!


 JUNIORS: The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is seeking applicants for the 2021-2022 STAR Scholarship for Senior Women. Applicants need to create an Extracurricular Activity and Community/Volunteer Service Activity Chart; submit a transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA; and write a one page essay. Applicants will be considered for the $1,000 local chapter scholarship as well as the National P.E.O. Chapter scholarship.   

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021 *Applications should be emailed to Adriana.Uribe-Colima@lmusd.org



SCOTTISH RITE OF SANTA BARBARA & SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES - Click Here!


Scottish Rite of Freemasonry $1,000.00 scholarships are available to all high school seniors in Santa Barbara & SLO counties attending public schools. Students DO NOT need to be of Scottish descent nor affiliated with the Freemason's organization. All AGHS seniors can apply! For more information visit the Scottish Rite website at http://www.santabarbarascottishrite.org/


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021 *Application and all supporting data must be received in the Santa Barbara Scottish Rite Office no later than March 1, 2021*



THE MONDAY CLUBHOUSE CONSERVANCY : THE CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION - Click Here!


The 2021 Monday Clubhouse Conservancy Fine Arts Awards Competition recognizes excellence in music and visual arts. This competition is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside in San Luis Obispo County. Applicants compete for 1st ($1,000) and 2nd ($500) place awards in each category. Each discipline requires submission of an online application and digital entries.

ELIGIBILITY:

1) Open to all junior and senior high school students residing in San Luis Obispo County.

2) The applicant may play any musical instrument found in a symphony orchestra or concert band. Piano is included.

3) Any vocal soloist is eligible.

4) No recorded accompaniment is allowed.


The Classical Music Competition opens October 30, 2020. Finalists are selected for each category and are notified in advance of the Finalist Competition, which will be held on Sunday February 21, 2021.  At this time, this event is scheduled to be a virtual event.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications are due January 15, 2021, digital audition submissions are due by January 18, 2021



THE MONDAY CLUBHOUSE CONSERVANCY : THE JAZZ MUSIC COMPETITION - Click Here!

The 2021 Monday Clubhouse Conservancy Fine Arts Awards Competition recognizes excellence in music and visual arts. This competition is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside in San Luis Obispo County. Applicants compete for 1st ($1,000) and 2nd ($500) place awards in each category. Each discipline requires submission of an online application and digital entries.

ELIGIBILITY:

1) Open to all junior and senior high school students residing in San Luis Obispo County.

2) Instrumental or vocal jazz solo only may apply. (Due to COVID-19, only solo jazz musicians may apply).

3) No recorded accompaniment is allowed.


The Classical Music Competition opens October 30, 2020. Finalists are selected for each category and are notified in advance of the Finalist Competition, which will be held on Sunday February 21, 2021.  At this time, this event is scheduled to be a virtual event.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications are due January 15, 2021, digital audition submissions are due by January 18, 2021



THE MONDAY CLUBHOUSE CONSERVANCY : THE VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION - Click Here!


The 2021 Monday Clubhouse Conservancy Fine Arts Awards Competition recognizes excellence in music and visual arts. This competition is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside in San Luis Obispo County. Applicants compete for 1st ($1,000) and 2nd ($500) place awards in each category. Each discipline requires submission of an online application and digital entries.

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to all junior and senior high school students attending school and residing in San Luis

Obispo County. Each student must submit three (3) ORIGINAL ARTWORKS. All artwork must be ORIGINAL and executed by the hand of the student artist (not necessarily created in a school classroom).


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Complete the online application now, then upload your art image and detail after January 2, 2021. Online Visual Arts Applications are due February 3, 2021.