Monica Abbott Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually. One award will be provided to a student in Monterey County and one scholarship will be provided to a student elsewhere in the state of California.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a resident of California.
  2. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate at the time of application.
  3. Must demonstrate athleticism and leadership.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be a woman.

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

Description: The Monica Abbott Scholarship is available for female students in California who demonstrate athletic achievement, leadership, and academic merit. Click here to learn more and to apply today!

Application requirements for the Monica Abbott Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
Additional Information: This scholarship was established by Monica Abbott, a professional softball player and olympic athlete who grew up in Monterey County and attended high school at North Salinas High School. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to women who demonstrate a combination of athleticism, leadership, and a desire for success matched with the required work ethic. 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: Two $1,000 awards.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, 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 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.
About Community Foundation for Monterey County:
Contact Information: Josh Warburg, Program and Scholarships Officer
Address: 2354 Garden Road Monterey, California 93940

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