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Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College Scholarship for High School Students

Pajaro Valley High School seniors are eligible to apply for the American Dream Scholarship and the Cabrillo College Santa Cruz College Commitment (S4C) Scholarship. Please apply here to be considered for BOTH scholarships, which could lead to a combined $1,000 award. Deadline is March 23, 2018 by 5pm.


California Chafee Grant

The Calfornia Chafee Grant is free money for current or former California foster youth to help pay for college or career and technical training. Please review the Chafee Grant fact sheet for details. APPLY HERE: CALIFORNIA CHAFEE GRANT.

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2019 Local Scholarship Application

Due Monday, March 11, 2019 at 3:10pm

The local scholarship are scholarships provided from community organizations. These providers like to see students from their community succeed and, therefore, offer scholarships only to Pajaro Valley High School seniors.   There is one application and students will be considered for several of them. You will need to complete the application in one sitting. Read below for important information.

Click here for the Local Scholarship Application

Scholarship Check List: To be considered you must provide the following:

  • Online Scholarship application: You will need the following information for the application before you begin: List of extracurricular activities, community service, and sports/ School and community awards and honors / Employment information/Household size and Family’s annual income(from parents’ tax form)/Personal Statement(see below for details)

Submit online by March 11, 2019 at 3:10pm

Hard copy documents:

  • Transcripts
  • Recent Photograph
  • Copy of your parents’ 2017 tax form
  • FAFSA/Dream Act confirmation Page(need EFC number on page/click here for example)

             Submit to Nicole Morasca or Yvette Baltazar by

March 11, 2019 at 3:10pm

Personal Statement:

You may include the following:

  • What has shaped you as a person?
  • What are your educational and career goals?
  • Why have you chosen these goals?
  • How do you envision making a contribution to your community after you complete your education?
  • Include any special circumstances or unusual hardships.


Cash for College (Financial Aid)


February 21st 5:30pm-7:30pm



PVHS will be holding our last Cash for College event on February 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm in room E110. This workshops is for seniors and their parents to complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application. There will be financial aid experts to help students through the application process. Please join us at our Cash for College event and bring the following documents:

(Both student’s and parents, unless student is a foster youth)

• Tax Returns

• 2017 W2’s or income information
• FSA ID (for FAFSA applicants)
• Social Security Card or number, if you have one
• Alien registration number, if you have one
• Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
• List of colleges you are interested in attending
• Most current bank statements
• Any records of untaxed income
• Driver’s license, if you have one

Seniors, please bring your chromebook to this event.



Create a FSA ID  

High school seniors filling out the FAFSA - Before the workshop, please go to the website: and create your FSA ID. You will need this ID to complete your FAFSA application. Parents will also need to create a FSA ID, unless the student is a foster youth.





Nicole Morasca

Coordinator of Scholarships and College Pathways

831-728-8102 extension 3598

(Available in B-109 on Mondays and Fridays)

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