Available Scholarships 2024


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Most scholarship applications require students to submit additional forms. Please select from the following files to download directly to your personal computer, fill out and upload to your application when directed to do so in the application you are completing. If assistance is needed, contact Emily Jagger, Scholarship Manager, at emily@cfsloco.org.

Scholarship Name   Eligibility Amount   Deadline Apply
Manford and Maude Brown Medical Education Fund  
  • School Level: High School, Undergraduate
  • Type of College: Certificate, associate, 4-year college/university or graduate school
  • Major: Medical field (medicine, nursing, medical assistant, dentistry, dental hygiene, phlebotomy, etc.)
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Must be a San Luis Obispo County resident
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,000 February 12, 2024 High school students apply here
Undergraduate students apply here
Maureen “Mo” Clancy Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-year college/university, or vocational school
  • Major: No
  • Other Requirements: Must be a senior girl at a San Luis Obispo County high school AND have participated in track and/or cross country
  • Renewable: No
Up to $3,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High school or Undergraduate
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Types of College: 4-year college/university
  • Major: No
  • Other Requirements: Must be an Eagle Scout from Paso Robles Troop 60 AND submit an additional essay describing the value of scouting. 
  • Renewable: Yes,  if eligibility is met
Up to $3,000 February 12, 2024 High school students apply here
Undergraduate students apply here
Julian Crocker Community Scholarship Fund  
  • School Level: High School, Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community College, Vocational School, or transfer to a 4-year college/university
  • Major: No
  • Other Requirements: Must be a resident of San Luis Obispo County
  • Renewable: No
Up to $5,000 February 12, 2024

High school students planning to attend community college/vocational apply here

Undergraduate students apply here

Douglas DeGross Scholarship for Automotive Studies
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  • School Level: High School, Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community College, 4-year college/university, or Vocational School
  • Major: Automotive Studies
  • Other Requirements: Must submit a video, essay, or PowerPoint Presentation
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,000 February 12, 2024 High School students apply here
Undergraduate students apply here
Helen and Ronald Dunin Legacy Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA:  Minimum of 2.7 to a maximum of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-year college/university
  • Major: not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must graduate from a San Luis Obispo County high school AND be a first generation college student
  • Renewable: No
Up to $12,000 February 12, 2024 Apply Here
Zach Elliott Memorial Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Not considered
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be graduating senior from Nipomo High School AND submit an additional essay
  • Renewable: No 
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
The Garris Family Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School, Home School or GED Recipient
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA: Minimum of 2.7 to maximum of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community College, 4-Year college/university, or Vocational school 
  • Major: No
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $8,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community College, 4-year college/university, or vocational school
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from an Atascadero or Paso Robles, comprehensive or continuation high schools, AND must have attended middle at Atascadero Junior High School OR Daniel Lewis Middle School OR George Flamson Middle School, AND must have or have had an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan
  • Renewable: Yes
Up to $1,500 February 12, 2024 Apply here

Dorothy Good Trust for AVID Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from Arroyo Grande or Nipomo High Schools AND must have participated in AVID 3 of 4 years in high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Gary Grossman Scholarship – for LGBTQ
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  • School Level: High School, Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior residing in San Luis Obispo County OR the Santa Maria basin OR  a current California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Cuesta College or Hancock College student AND identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Renewable: No
Up to  $3,000 February 12, 2024

 

High School Students Apply here

Undergraduates Apply Here

The Angela Guarini Hollander Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum of 2.8 to maximum of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Business Administration, Business Management, or Entrepreneurship 
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $3,575 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Lee Jeberjahn Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund
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  • School Level: San Luis Obispo High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college or 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Active members of the Girls’ or Boy’s Golf Teams at San Luis Obispo High School
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,000 April, 1 2024 Apply Here
Kiwanis Club of San Luis Obispo Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from San Luis Obispo, Pacific Beach or Mission College Preparatory high schools
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,500 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Towru Kobara Scholarship Fund  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college with intent to transfer to a 4-Year college/university OR 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $20,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Yinghsia Shih Li Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university 
  • Major: Science (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics)
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating, female senior attending high school in San Luis Obispo County
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA:  Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university 
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Justin McCutcheon Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university, or Vocational school
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior who is a member of a Pac 7 golf team AND hold the lowest stroke average in regular season matches 
  • Renewable: No
Up to $1,000 April 1, 2024 Apply Here
Stephen Donnellan Moss Scholarship in Journalism  
  • School Level: Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
  • Major: Journalism (Print of Broadcast)
  • Other Requirements: None
  • Renewable: No

Up to $1,500

February 12, 2024 Apply Here
Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college with the intention of transferring to a 4-Year college/university OR 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high schools or home school AND a US Citizen
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Burt W. and Virginia Polin Farm Bureau Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not Considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college or 4-year college/university
  • Major: Agriculture
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $1,500 February 12, 2024
Apply here
Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university, or Vocational school
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior at San Luis Obispo High School AND must have been a member of the SLOHS Football Team
  • Renewable: No
Up to $1,000 November 15, 2023

Apply Here

John S. Renner Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School or Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university, or Technical/Professional school
  • Major: Arts education including visual, performing or graphic arts 
  • Other Requirements: Must identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Renewable: Yes 
Up to $2,000 February 12, 2024

Apply Here

Renewing? Apply Here

 

The Riggs Family Scholarship

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  • School Level: High School 
  • Term: 2-Year
  • GPA: Minimum of 2.8 to a maximum of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College:  4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a resident of San Luis Obispo County
  • Renewable: Yes 
Up to $6,000 February 12, 2024 Apply Here

Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School or College
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not Considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university, or Vocational school
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be 18-25 years old AND have spent in the Juvenile Justice System OR spent time in the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Detention Services Center.
  • Renewable: Yes
Up to $1,000 February 12, 2024
Apply here
Rotary Club of Paso Robles Collin Black Scholarship Fund  
  • School Level: High School 
  • Term: 1-Year or Multi-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university, or Vocational school
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a high school in the Paso Robles school district (Paso Robles High School, Liberty Continuation High School, and Independence High School) AND must not be related to a Rotary Club of Paso Robles member.
  • Renewable: No
Up to $5,000 March 2, 2024

 Apply Here 

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Scholarship (SLOCBA)  
  • School Level: High School OR Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college or 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Relative to a career in the legal profession (e.g. criminal justice, sociology, paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer, etc.)
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school OR an undergraduate who graduated from a San Luis Obispo County high school AND identify as a person of color
  • Renewable: No
Up to $2,000 February 12, 2024 High school students apply here
Undergraduate students apply here
Richard K. Sauret Viticulture and Enology Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university 
  • Major: Viticulture or Enology
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school AND a U.S. Citizen
  • Renewable: No
Up to $12,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Bernhard H. Singsen Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-year Liberal Arts college or university
  • Major: Medicine, Civil Service or Education
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating, male senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school
  • Renewable: No
Up to $4,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship for LGBTQ  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school AND identify as LGBTQIA+ AND be a U.S. Citizen 
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Alfred I., Catherine J., and Eleanor G. Switzer Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university
  • Major: Applied or Fine Arts, Architecture, Engineering, Mathematics or Science 
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from Mission College Prep, Morro Bay or San Luis Obispo High Schools AND have resided in Los Osos continually since fifth grade AND have attended Los Osos Middle School
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship
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  • School Level: Junior High, High School
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of Program: Summer intensive ballet training program
  • Major: N/A
  • Other Requirements: Must be between the ages of 12 – 19 AND reside in San Luis Obispo County AND be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen AND submit an essay and video
  • Renewable: Yes
Up to $3,000 January 2, 2024 Apply Here

Vineyard and Farm Worker’s Scholarship  

 
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year (2 – 4 year)
  • GPA: Minimum of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Vocational School, Community College or 4-Year University
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be the child of a vineyard or farmworker living or working in San Luis Obispo County AND must be a senior at a San Luis Obispo County high school OR a Santa Maria Basin high school AND must be a U.S. citizen, dreamer (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival-DACA), OR eligible non-citizen as determined by the Federal Student Aid.
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply Here
John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten in honor of Allan Voigt M.D. Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School OR Undergraduate
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-Year college/university or Music Conservatory
  • Major: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, OR Performing Arts 
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Mission College Prep and Pacific Beach High Schools OR a Cuesta Community College student planning to transfer to a 4-Year University or Music Conservatory
  • Renewable: No
Up to $1,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community college OR 4-year college/university
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from San Luis Obispo High School AND have participated in both the cross country and track teams AND must demonstrate high academic excellence in mathematics
    Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 April 1, 2024 Apply Here
Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award
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  • School Level: High School including Continuation High Schools
  • Term: 1-Year
  • GPA: Not considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: No
  • Type of College: Community College, 4-year University, OR Vocational School
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a San Luis Obispo County high school AND attend an in-person interview AND attend the May County Board of Supervisors’ meeting
  • Renewable: No
Up to $3,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
Marion C. and Mark W. Wilson Nursing Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-year
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: Community college, 4-Year college/university or Vocational school
  • Major:  Certified Nursing Assistant Program, Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, Registered Nursing Program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Full-Time
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from Nipomo High School OR a recent NHS graduate (no longer than three years)
  • Renewable: No
Up to $10,000 February 12, 2024 Apply here
John and Barbara Wolcott Memorial Scholarship  
  • School Level: High School
  • Term: 2-Year
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-year college/university 
  • Major: Not considered
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from a public high school in San Luis Obispo County
  • Renewable: No 
 Up to $4,000 February 12, 2024 Apply Here
Yeager Science Scholarship
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  • School Level: High School
  • Term: Multi-Year 
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated Financial Need: Yes
  • Type of College: 4-year college/university OR a California Community College with plans to transfer to a 4-year college/university within 2 years 
  • Major: Physical Science/Technical areas such as Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science
  • Other Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from Coast Union, Morro Bay, or Paso Robles High schools AND participate in an interview with the selection committee
  • Renewable: No
Up to $23,000 February 6, 2023 Apply here
  • Example of an Unofficial High School Transcript (PDF)
  • Example of an Undergraduate Unofficial Transcript (PDF)
  • Example of a Completed Activities Form (PDF)
  • High School: Scholarship Activity Form – Common Application (Fillable PDF or Google Doc)
  • Undergraduate: Scholarship Activity Form – Common Application (Fillable PDF or Google Doc)
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