Merit-based Scholarships

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If you've got excellent grades and high SAT or ACT scores, these scholarships are for you! Merit-based scholarships seek to reward, recruit, or encourage the students who show the highest levels of academic achievement and have specific eligibility requirements based on the applicant's GPA and/or test scores.

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for a students with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 18
2019

Karen Brownstein Writing Scholarship

The Karen Brownstein Writing Scholarship is available for graduating seniors at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California. Applicants must demonstrate success in writing.

Total: $1700 Awards:  11
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors and community college students in Silicon Valley. Applicants must be the first in their families to attend college.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Performance Scholarships of Sonoma Valley

The Performance Scholarships of Sonoma Valley is available for graduating high school seniors in Sonoma County, California. Applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and a record of participation in extracurricular and community activities.

Total: $3600 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Samsung@First Scholars

The Samsung@First Scholars award is available for current undergraduate students entering the sophomore, junior, or senior year of study in a STEM related field. Applicants must attend a public four-year college or university in the state of California and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $15000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 20
2019

The Bailey Family Postgraduate Scholarship

The Bailey Family Postgraduate Scholarship is available for a senior class member of Princeton University’s varsity football team who demonstrates courage, leadership, and service.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 20
2019

The Fauneil J. Rinn Scholarship

The Fauneil J. Rinn Scholarship is available for women who are studying political science or public administration at San José State University. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Ruppert Educational Grant Program

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of California attend a high school located in San Mateo County or northern Santa Clara County (Daly City through Mountain View) and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or lower. Students must demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years and be able provide evidence of partial self-support (e.g., savings from summer jobs, part-time work, etc.).

Total: $10000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  February 20
2019

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is available for graduating seniors and graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Applicants must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.

Total: $5000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Crain Educational Grants Program

This award is available U.S. undergraduate and/or graduate students who attend or have graduated from a high school located in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County and are a resident of California. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate and/or graduate students who have graduated from a high school located in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County and are residents of California. Students have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate community involvement over a period of several years.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 20
2019

Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage

The Sandra Pearson Student of Courage Award is available to high school seniors students residing in or attending school in Palo Alto, CA. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1200 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 20
2019