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Scholarships & College

Cash for College (Financial Aid Workshop) 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 the PVHS Library. This workshop 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 events and bring the following documents:



*Your Social Security Number

*Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

*Your 2015 income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.

*Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

*Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

*An FSA ID to sign electronically.

FSA ID You and 1 parent must apply online for a FSA ID to submit your FAFSA.  You and your parent must have a valid separate email address to apply for a FSA ID. (How to create an FSA ID)


FAFSA/Dream Act application is now open and must be submitted by March 2nd

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 February 17, 2017 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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Scholarship List

2017 Local Scholarship Application Due March 13, 2017 at 3:15pm

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 13, 2017 at 3:15pm

Hard copy documents:

  • Transcripts
  • Recent Photograph
  • Copy of your parents’ 2015 tax form
  • FAFSA/Dream Act confirmation Page

Submit to Nicole Morasca or Yvette Baltazar by March 13, 2017 at 3:15pm 

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.



Congratulations! California Strawberry Scholarship Recipients (7 of 14)

Congratulations! California Strawberry Scholarship Recipients (7 of 14)


Nicole Morasca

Coordinator of Scholarships and College Pathways

831-728-8102 extension 3598


(Available in B-109 on Mondays and Fridays)