James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Sunday
Awarded By:

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz Counties of California.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student.
  3. This award is for U.S. students.
  4. Must be majoring in firefighting, forestry, nursing, or emergency medicine.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship is available for high school seniors and undergraduates in Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties of CA. Applicants must be majoring in or planning to major in fire science, forestry, nursing, and/or paramedic/EMT training.

Application requirements for the James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: The James Bliss and Annette Sward Forestry and Nursing Scholarship is provided in honor of James Bliss, who worked for nearly four decades in firefighting and fire prevention management. Each year, the award is provided to a local area student who is pursuing a career in lifesaving fields such as firefighting, forestry, nursing, or emergency medicine. The Community Foundation for Monterey County is home to more than 45 named scholarship funds, all designed to assist students in the local community who are pursuing higher education. Each year, more than 125 individual scholarships are awarded through these funds to a variety of students of diverse backgrounds, interests, and career goals.

Award Amount: Scholarships are provided in the amount of $2,000. Awards are not renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Applications and additional information about this scholarship can be found online at the Community Foundation for Monterey County website. To be considered for an award, students must complete the online application form by registering an account through the provider's online application portal. The online application form consists of the student's full contact and academic information, several questions related to eligibility for specific scholarship funds, and two essays. The first essay must address the student's achievements, future goals, leadership experience, community involvement, and what the scholarship would mean to him or her. The second essay must address any specific challenges or difficulties that the student has encountered. Each essay may be up to 500 words in length. Students must also submit a Student Aid Report (SAR) which is generated by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information about this process can be found online at the FAFSA website at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ If the student's general application form indicates eligibility for additional scholarship awards, the student may be required to submit additional essays or documents to be considered for those additional programs. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Josh Warburg
Address: 2354 Garden Road Monterey, California 93940

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