Our Opportunities

Below you will find all of the scholarship opportunities offered by the Community Foundation for Monterey County. You may search by keyword, or click on “Show Filters” above to search on different criteria. To apply, click on “Sign Up” at the top right of the screen to begin a general application.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
4 awards of $2,000 Gabilan Hope Scholarship
Each year the Gabilan Hope Scholarship program (GHS) awards college scholarships to highly-qualified migrant youths graduating from high schools in...
Each year the Gabilan Hope Scholarship program (GHS) awards college...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Award: 4 awards of $2,000
Deadline11/30/2020
3 awards of $800 Charles Joseph Watts Scholarship Fund
The Charles Joseph Watts Scholarship of the Community Foundation for Monterey County was created with an anonymous gift that established the...
The Charles Joseph Watts Scholarship of the Community Foundation for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3 awards of $800
Ended
$4,000 Jess Harrison Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support students graduating from King City High School who attended San Ardo Elementary School or who are...
This scholarship was established to support students graduating from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
$1,500 San Ardo Fund for Education Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to stimulate the ambitions of the town’s children by awarding an annual scholarship to help pay tuition at a...
The purpose of this scholarship is to stimulate the ambitions of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
2 awards of $1,350 Shelley Watts Scholarship Fund
The Shelley Watts Scholarship is for senior students in the high schools of the King City Joint Union High School District. Graduating, worthy...
The Shelley Watts Scholarship is for senior students in the high schools...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2 awards of $1,350
Ended
$2,000/year, Renewable for 4 years Hausdorf Family Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide higher education funding to study music for one graduating student from a Monterey County public high...
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide higher education funding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000/year, Renewable for 4 years
Ended
$1,000/year, Renewable for 4 years Alan and Rita Shugart Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students with a demonstrated interest in pursuit of a degree in the field...
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000/year, Renewable for 4 years
Ended
2 awards of $1,000 Belli Architectural Group Scholarship
The Belli Architectural Group is an architecture and planning firm geared to solve building and construction problems through creative designs...
The Belli Architectural Group is an architecture and planning firm...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2 awards of $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Bill Clapper Memorial Music Scholarship
The scholarship was established in August 2000 with a major gift from Mary J. Clapper and additional gifts made by friends and associates after the...
The scholarship was established in August 2000 with a major gift from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000 Brigadier General John Bissell Scholarship
The Brigadier General John Bissell Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Vada Bissell in memory of her husband. Applicants should...
The Brigadier General John Bissell Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500 Carmel High School Class of 1952 Scholarship
Established by the Carmel High School Class of 1952 to honor one student each year from Carmel High School who has demonstrated financial need, an...
Established by the Carmel High School Class of 1952 to honor one student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$500-$3,000 Carmel Valley Women's Club Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to female high school graduates in Carmel Valley. Applicants should...
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-$3,000
Ended
$1,000 CHISPA Scholarship
Applicants are eligible if they or their parents currently live in a CHISPA apartment building, a rental home constructed or renovated by CHISPA, a...
Applicants are eligible if they or their parents currently live in a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Up to $2,500 Church Brothers - True Leaf Farms Scholarship
The Church Brothers – True Leaf Farms Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to the immediate family members of employees of...
The Church Brothers – True Leaf Farms Scholarship has been established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Ended
Up to $2,500 Club at Pasadera Scholarship Fund
The Club at Pasadera Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to the Club at Pasadera employees and their immediate family...
The Club at Pasadera Scholarship Fund has been established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Ended
Up to $5,000, renewable for one additional year College Futures Monterey County Scholarship
Guidelines Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors at the following high schools: Alisal High School, Gonzales High School, Greenfield...
Guidelines Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $5,000, renewable for one additional year
Ended
$1,250 David L. Ferguson Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Vada Bissell in honor of her son. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, a strong...
This scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Vada Bissell in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
3 awards of $1,000 Dr. Gladys M. Olvis Scholarship
This fund has been established to provide scholarships for higher education to students from Monterey County to pursue a 4-year or advanced degree...
This fund has been established to provide scholarships for higher...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3 awards of $1,000
Ended
Up to $5,000 renewable for a second year Drezner Family Scholarship
The Drezner Family Scholarship Fund supports students at Monterey Peninsula College and Hartnell College planning to transfer into a four-year...
The Drezner Family Scholarship Fund supports students at Monterey...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $5,000 renewable for a second year
Ended
$1,000 for community college, $2,000 for four-year college/university Girls' Health in Girls' Hands Scholarship
The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County established the Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Scholarship in order to support...
The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 for community college, $2,000 for four-year college/university
Ended
$5,000 Henry Hibino Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Henry Hibino Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2019 to continue Henry Hibino’s legacy of philanthropy. Through this scholarship, Henry’s...
The Henry Hibino Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2019 to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$2,000 Horace H. Wilson Scholarship
The Horace Wilson Scholarship was established in December 2000 with a bequest from Horace (Hank) Wilson (1905-2000). Mr. Wilson was a retired life...
The Horace Wilson Scholarship was established in December 2000 with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500 Hugo and Dolores Tottino Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide scholarships for higher education to students from North Monterey County High School to pursue a 2-year...
This scholarship was established to provide scholarships for higher...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Ipson Tully Memorial Scholarship
The Ipson Tully Memorial Scholarship Scholarship provides support for students from the Salinas Valley to study at the University of California,...
The Ipson Tully Memorial Scholarship Scholarship provides support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,000 James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2000 in memory of James Bliss to award annual scholarships to students attending accredited post-secondary schools within...
Established in 2000 in memory of James Bliss to award annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Up to $17,000 Joel and Dena Gambord Nursing Scholarship
The goal of this scholarship program is to attract and support high caliber nursing students who choose to complete their advanced nursing studies,...
The goal of this scholarship program is to attract and support high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $17,000
Ended
$500 John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers
The John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers was created in 2004 to continue John’s legacy of educating young people by helping to defray the...
The John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers was created in 2004...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,500 Kier Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Sam Kier and Lou Godfrey to support students interested in the education and the arts. Applicants should have a...
The scholarship was established by Sam Kier and Lou Godfrey to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$600 Kristopher Pallastrini Memorial Scholarship
Kristopher Pallastrini Memorial Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in memory of a Carmel High School student, Kristopher...
Kristopher Pallastrini Memorial Scholarship was established by an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$2,500 Libby Olver Scholarship
This scholarship provides need-based awards for female sophomore students (student should apply during their freshman year) attending CSU Monterey...
This scholarship provides need-based awards for female sophomore...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
One $1,000 award for a student in Monterey County, one $1,000 award to students outside Monterey County. Monica Abbott Scholarship
The Monica Abbott Scholarship was established by professional softball player and Olympian Monica Abbott to provide higher education funding for...
The Monica Abbott Scholarship was established by professional softball...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: One $1,000 award for a student in Monterey County, one $1,000 award to students outside Monterey County.
Ended
$400 Robert Hattori Nakamura Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Hattori Nakamura Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in memory of a Carmel High School student, Robert Hattori Nakamura....
The Robert Hattori Nakamura Scholarship was established by an anonymous...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$5,000 Rotary Club of Monterey Martin/Hurd Scholarship
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 of greater. To be eligible, applicants must be: a US citizen or legal permanent...
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
Up to $2,000 Scholarship Fund for Homeless Women
The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on the following factors: For the purposes of this scholarship fund, the definition of...
The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on the following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Varies Smith Family Scholarship
Each year, the Smith Family Scholarship Fund will make two, individual awards in honor of Roberta Smith and Ross Smith to students who are or have...
Each year, the Smith Family Scholarship Fund will make two, individual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Whitney Grummon Memorial Scholarship
This fund has been established in honor of the late Whitney Grummon who was an exemplary teacher and coach at North Monterey County High School and...
This fund has been established in honor of the late Whitney Grummon who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$750 Wilbur H. and Maxine D. Stevens Scholarship
Applicants should have documented financial need; academic achievements; demonstrate interest in a career in the field of business or accounting at...
Applicants should have documented financial need; academic achievements;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
3 awards of $2,000 World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area Scholarship
The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization established to promote the presentation,...
The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a nonprofit,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3 awards of $2,000
Ended
Varies Morse Foundation Scholarship
The Morse Foundation has been established to provide scholarships for Monterey Peninsula Country Club employees and/or their immediate family...
The Morse Foundation has been established to provide scholarships for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 - $5,000 Raymond H. Costa Family Scholarship
The Raymond H. Costa Family Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to employees and the immediate family members of employees of...
The Raymond H. Costa Family Scholarship has been established to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Ended
$500 Dr. Roger and Kate Bartels Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to talented students, one male and one female, who are graduating from high school...
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Up to $2,000 CASA of Monterey County Scholarship Fund
The CASA of Monterey County Scholarship Fund will award students who have been in Monterey County foster care at least one day in their life. The...
The CASA of Monterey County Scholarship Fund will award students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000-$2,500 American Culinary Federation Monterey Bay Chapter Marc H. Vedrines Scholarship
The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on the following factors: A career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef Financial need and...
The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on the following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000-$2,500
Ended
3 awards up to $5,000 Anthony Nicholas Narigi Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund
The Anthony Nicholas Narigi Memorial Baseball Endowment was established as a permanent fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County in 2008...
The Anthony Nicholas Narigi Memorial Baseball Endowment was established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 3 awards up to $5,000
Ended
$5,000 Taylor Farms Scholarship
Each year, Taylor Farms awards annual scholarships to children of its employees. To be eligible, applicants must be children of active, full-time...
Each year, Taylor Farms awards annual scholarships to children of its...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended