Scholarship applications will open on December 5, 2019.

Scholarship Name EligibilityAmountDeadlineApply
Maureen “Mo” Clancy Memorial Scholarship Open to a senior girl at a San Luis Obispo County high school who participated in track and/or cross country and plans to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Minimum GPA of 2.0.$2,000February 2, 2020Apply here
Dennis T. Collins/Thomas D. Salisbury Troop 60 Eagle Scout Open to an Eagle Scout from Paso Robles Troop 60. Candidate may be a high school senior, transfer student to a four-year university or current undergraduate. Minimum GPA of 3.0.$2,500February 2, 2020High school students apply here
Undergraduate students apply here
Sera Day Coryell Nursing Education Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to attend a four-year university with an approved Registered Nursing program. Demonstrated financial need. Renewable.$2,000February 2, 2020Apply here
Douglas De Gross Automotive Studies Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to specialize in automotive studies at a community college, four-year university or vocational school. Demonstrated financial need.$2,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Helen and Ronald Dunin Legacy Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to attend a four-year university. First in immediate family to attend college. Minimum GPA of 2.7 to maximum of 3.7. Demonstrated financial need. $12,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Sandra Ferris Scholarship Open to graduating seniors at a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to pursue a degree in the visual arts at a four-year university. Demonstrated financial need.$10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
The Garris Family Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo County public high schools planning to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Minimum GPA of 2.7 to maximum of 3.7. Demonstrated financial need/Pell grant eligible.$8,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
David B. Gianas Memorial Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from Atascadero or Paso Robles comprehensive or continuation high schools who have or have had an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan and plan to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Demonstrated financial need. Renewable.$1,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Dorothy Good Trust for AVID Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from Arroyo Grande and Nipomo High Schools who have participated in AVID 3 of 4 years in high school and plan to attend a four-year university. Minimum GPA of 2.8. Demonstrated financial need.$1,000 to $2,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Gary Grossman Scholarship – for LGBTQ
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 Open to graduating seniors residing in San Luis Obispo County or the Santa Maria basin who plan to enroll in community college or four-year university, or current California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Cuesta College or Hancock College students. Candidate identifies as LGBTQ. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Demonstrated financial need.$1,000
to $5,000
February 2, 2020 Apply here
Kiwanis Club of San Luis Obispo Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo, Pacific Beach or Mission College Preparatory High Schools planning to attend a four-year university. Demonstrated financial need.$2,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Yinghsia Shih Li Memorial Scholarship
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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. $10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Martin Resorts Scholarship Open to children of current Martin Resorts employees who are graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school and plan to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Financial need considered.$1,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Kelly A. McAdams Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to attend a four-year university. Demonstrated financial need.$10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Justin McCutcheon Scholarship
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 Open to senior boys and girls who participated in the golf team at a San Luis Obispo County or northern Santa Barbara County high school that competes in the Central Coast Athletic Association’s league. Candidate holds the lowest stroke average in regular season matches at their school and plans to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school.$1,000May 1,  2020Apply here
Stephen Donnellan Moss Scholarship in Journalism Open to current full-time students in their sophomore year or higher at California Polytechnic State University majoring in journalism. Demonstrated financial need.$1,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Gary Paul Piantanida Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to attend a four-year university or begin study at a two-year community college. Demonstrated financial need.$12,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Burt W. and Virginia Polin Elks Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school planning to pursue a degree in public safety, psychology or sociology at a four-year university. Minimum GPA of 3.0.$2,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Ian Purdon Memorial Scholarship Open to graduating seniors who participated on the football team at a San Luis Obispo High School who best honor the legacy of dedication, hard work, and leadership skills that was Ian Purdon.$1,000December 1, 2019Apply here 
Dorothy Ross Memorial Scholarship
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 Open to students between the ages of 18 and 25 who have spent time in the San Luis Obispo Juvenile Detention Services Center and demonstrate a life change and commitment to higher education. Candidate must have a diploma from a San Luis Obispo County high school or a GED and plans to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Renewable.$1,000March 6, 2020Apply here
Richard K. Sauret Viticulture and Enology Scholarship 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. Demonstrated financial need.$12,000 February 2, 2020  Apply here
Scholarship and Mentor Scholarship (SAM) Open to current or former foster youth participating in the Family Care Network’s Independent Living Program. Candidate is a high school senior, recent graduate, enrolled in independent study or earned a GED and plans to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Demonstrated financial need.$1,200 up to $2,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Alan D. Stephenson Scholarship for LGBTQ Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to attend a four-year university. Candidate identifies as LGBTQ. Minimum GPA of 2.75. Demonstrated financial need.$10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Alfred I., Catherine J., and Eleanor G. Switzer Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from Mission College Prep, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo High Schools who have resided in Los Osos continually since fifth grade and attended Los Osos Middle School. Candidate plans to pursue a degree in applied or fine arts, architecture, engineering, mathematics or science at a four-year university. Demonstrated financial need.$10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Jennifer Thoma Memorial Ballet Scholarship 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.$2,500January 6, 2020Apply here
Vineyard and Farm Worker’s Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County or Santa Maria basin high school whose parents are farm workers living or working in San Luis Obispo County. Minimum GPA 2.8. Demonstrated financial need.$1,500 to $10,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten in honor of Allan Voigt M.D. Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo, Mission College Prep and Pacific Beach High Schools who plan to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, performing arts or mathematics at a four-year university. Demonstrated financial need.$2,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Brian Waterbury Memorial Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from San Luis Obispo High School who participated in both the cross country and track teams and who plan to attend community college or four-year university.$1,000May 5, 2020Apply here
Richard J. Weyhrich Leadership Award Open to graduating seniors from a San Luis Obispo County high school who plan to attend community college, four-year university or vocational school. Candidate demonstrates exceptional leadership potential. Scholarships may be awarded to one student at each area high school and recipients are recognized by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors at their May meeting.$3,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Marion C. and Mark W. Wilson Nursing Scholarship Open to graduating seniors from Nipomo High School and recent NHS graduates (no longer than three years) who are accepted into a Certified Nursing Assistant Program, Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, Registered Nursing Program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at a community college, four-year university or vocational school. Financial need considered. Renewable.$500 – $2,500 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Yeager Science Scholarship
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 Open to graduating seniors from Coast Union, Morro Bay or Paso Robles High Schools who are pursuing a degree in physical science/technical areas such as chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, engineering and computer science. Candidate plans to attend a four-year university or may begin study at a community college with plans to transfer within two years. Demonstrated financial need.$23,000 February 2, 2020 Apply here
Youth Legacy Scholarship
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 Open to sophomores and juniors at a San Luis Obispo County high school 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. Candidate agrees to be a model representative of the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, Mid-State Fair and James W. Brabeck Legacy Fund by attending events and meetings promoting the Youth Legacy project.up to $20,000Date TBA

Some scholarship applications require the student to submit additional forms. Please select from the following files to download directly to your personal computer, fill out and return to Angela@cfsloco.org when directed to do so.

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Angela Hollander Senior Scholarship Program Associate 805-543-2323