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QuestBridge National College Match Program

QuestBridge, a program aimed at high-achieving, low-income students, has a college match program available to students. The application is available online, and students selected as finalists have their application fees waived at participating colleges. For more specific information on how to apply, and to see which nationally-ranked private colleges participate in the program, use the link below.



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Cupertino High School’s Guidance Office maintains a scholarship file in the Naviance document library.

Contact your Guidance Counselor or College Career Advisor via e-mail if you need your log-in.  Each student has a Naviance account and parents can access the information by using their student's log-in information.




SENIORS - Please log onto Naviance to review the most current scholarship opportunities


Note: *You should NOT have to pay for scholarship applications. Be aware of scams! 

Scholarship Name  Application Deadline Description
Wesley Marks Scholarship May 8th, 2017

In memory of Wesley Marks--dedicated boys' JV soccer coach at CHS from 2001-04--his family and friends have established two significant scholarships to be awarded  to two Cupertino High School seniors who have demonstrated both academic and athletic achievement. The scholarship award amount is $5,000



  • Academic: Student must have an overall GPA of 3.0
  • Sports: Students must have participated to an athletic endeavor for at least two years while in high school.
  • Other: Student must be a graduating senior and must be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall of 2017.
  • Considerations: Scholarships will be awarded based on the following factors: academic strength, athletic achievement, financial need, and personal assessment.


  1. Completed Application (forms in the CCC)
  2. Personal essay- please submit an essay describing yourself, family, hopes and aspirations for the future (include anything else that you'd like the committee to know about you).
  3. Letter of Recommendation from CHS faculty member
  4. Letter from coach or trainer detailing athletic achievement
Cupertino Hosts Lions Club  May 10th, 2017 

Guaranteed $600 scholarship to 1 CHS student. See requirements below. Recipient requires financial support beyond what family can afford to further his/her education. 


-Must be graduating from high school in June of 2017 

-Must be planning to attend an accredited university 

-Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA 

-Must have good citizenship 

-Participated in community service activities 


If you are interested in applying, please give Ms. Yazdani two paragraphs on what you are looking forward to the most in college. 

De Oro Club

May 1st, 2017 

De Oro Club is a local women's social club. It began in 1921 by local wives of orchard owners, the old Collins school was purchased as a place local wives could have cultural entertainment.


From humble beginnings the club has grown and prospered. They would like to offer a scholarship of $1,000 to a Cupertino High School senior who plans to pursue a career in education.


*This is guaranteed to one CHS senior


If you are interested, please give Ms. Yazdani in the CCC 2-3 paragraphs on why you are interested in pursing a career in education by May 1st 2017. 

Laurette Cannon Memorial Scholarship  May 10th, 2017 

Laurette Cannon was a beloved teacher, counselor and assistant principal over a long career in FUHSD.  Most of her time was spent at Cupertino and Lynbrook High Schools.  Laurette was especially known for her wonderful sense of humor, and for believing that all students could be successful. 


Mrs. Cannon passed away while serving as an Assistant Principal.  This scholarship is created in her honor and memory to go to a student who would pursue a career in education. This is a guaranteed scholarship for one CHS student planning to pursue a career in education, the award amount is $500. Please submit one paragraph to Ms. Yazdani in the CCC on why you want to work in education and who or what inpired you. 

Cupertino Federated Women's Club April 21, 2017 

The Cupertino Federated Women's Club will be awarding two college scholarships to seniors graduating from FUHSD this year. One scholarship is available to all senior students. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A second scholarship to be awarded is a music scholarship and is valued at $500. To qualify for the music scholarship the student is required to have participated in music classes during high school years. Also, the student must intend to major or minor in music at the college level. 


Pick up an application in the CCC!


*This is guaranteed to two FUHSD seniors


Athletic Boosters Scholarship May 3, 2017

Two $500 scholarships are available for qualifying seniors from the CHS Athletic Boosters. One scholarship will be awarded to a male athlete and one scholarship will be awarded to a female athlete.  Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Senior Awards Night. 


*See Ms. Yazdani in CCC for an application or check school-loop!

JCCNC Scholarship May 26, 2017

Two eligible Bay Area/Northern California students will each be awarded $3,000 from the JCCNC Scholarship program.


-Eligibility Requirements: US citizen with a Japanese ancestry/legal Japanese residents of the United States x

-Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. x

-Will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking freshman in the fall of 2017.

-Have demonstrated academic interests in the study of fields of USJapan relations.


*See application on school-loop or CCC! 

Club Estrella Scholarship  May 31, 2017 

Club Estrella is a non-profit social club founded in 1948 and is based in Santa Clara County. Club Estrella has been active in sponsoring cultural events, fund raisers for those in need, and support the efforts of youth toward higher education. 



-Must be of Mexican-American, Chicano, Mexican, or Latino ancestry. 

-Minimum GPA 2.5 

-Letters of recommendation from 2 teachers 


*See Ms. Yazdani in the CCC for an application. 

American Heritage Scholarship May 18, 2017 

IAHF - Scholarship for high school graduates accepted to a 4 or 2 year institution. T


IAHF - Offers specific scholarships for students of arts accepted to a four year institution 


Bocciardi Scholarship - Reserved for students who have completed three years of a foreign language and accepted to a four year institution. 


Requirements: Must be of some italian descent and must be graduating from a Santa Clara County high school


*See the CCC for an application 

Textbook Scholarship May 19, 2017



Textbook Brokers Reno is offering $2500 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.


This is an excellent opportunity for all graduating seniors who may have decided late to seek assistance with college costs.   We traditionally received great interest late in the year as many applicants are still seeking funds after other deadlines have passed.

  • Essays ARE NOT required for all awards levels.
  • Google Form submission-no required mailing of application.
  • Fourteen recipients are chosen each year, large award group.
Air Systems Foundation May 1, 2017

-Scholarships range from $250-$5,000 for students attending a two-year or four-year college/university 

-Must reside in Santa Clara County 

-In addition to residing in Santa Clara county, one scholarship per year will be made available to the child of an air systems Inc. employee if the child meets all other requirements 

Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) 2017 Scholarship April 29, 2017 

The Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) is awarding scholarships to high-achieving students with strong academic records who exhibit leadership skills, who are passionately involved in their schools and/or community and are dedicated to social change. 


This year, AAWA is proud to present 4 scholarships of $500 each to Asian American

and Pacific Islander students of any gender currently enrolled as a high school senior, college

student or graduate school student.

Great Clips Scholarship  March 31, 2017 

This scholarship is available to help students on their path to a successful and rewarding career in the field of cosmetology. 

Value Range = $250-$1,500 

Philippine Professional and Business Society

June 19, 2017

Annual Philippine Professional & Business Society of Santa Clara Valley Inc., Scholarship Awards Program. 



-Graduating senior wholly or partially of Filipino Ancestry 

-Must attend the PPBS Scholarship Dinner-Dance on Nov. 11, 2017 at the San Jose Holiday Inn 

-All Scholarship application materials must be received on or before June 19, 2017 

-Must have a 3.5 GPA by the end of the 3rd quarter 


$5,000 will be proportionately awarded to the top 7 awardees. 

 Your Filipino Professionals Association

April 1, 2017

The program seeks to recognize college-bound students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and strength of character.  Scholarships will be awarded to students within the San Francisco Bay Area who are involved with the Filipino community. Get hard copy application in the CCC


Below are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduating college-bound high school senior
  • Attend a high school within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco, California
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher upon graduation
  • Have been accepted to a 4-year college at the time of scholarship is awarded
  • If chosen as a finalist, attend a 30-min face-to-face interview with the YFPA Scholarship Panel
  • If selected as a recipient, attend the YFPA Scholarship Awards Night in May
Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship April 19th, 2017 


• Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in Santa Clara County

• Currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college (Cal State) or university (UC)

• Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3

• Demonstrated financial need

VAPW Scholarship 2017 

April 28, 2017  Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW). 



  • Female high school senior of Vietnamese ancestry attending school in Santa Clara County

  • First year entrance into a college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year

  • Selection criteria include: financial need, commitment to community service, leadership abilities, and the potential for leadership

California Teachers Association  March 27, 2017 

-Applicant must be a member of an under-represented group, such as: Hispanic, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, GLBT or disabled

-Must pursue a college degree at an accredited four-year institution of higher education and a credential for a teaching career in pre K-12 Public Education 

-Applicant must submit a completed application form with one letter of recommendation 

-Send official transcript 


*See the CCC for hard copy application 

PG&E Scholarship March 31, 2017 

PG&E is awarding college scholarships to local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future. 

PG&E is awarding $5,000 scholarships—renewable up to 4 years—to diverse students pursuing STEM studies in California schools. 


Targeted majors include:

  • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial, environmental)
  • Computer Science/Informational Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Environmental Sciences

High school seniors, current college students, veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.

Crescent Electric April 8, 2017 


- You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.

- You must be graduating high school or in college and between the ages of 16 and 22.

- We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

- Any and all content may be used in future Crescent Electric marketing.

Civic Clubs Scholarship March 15, 2017 Amount: $500.00
Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities 
Application Process:
Submit application with:
  - Transcript
  - Three letters of recommendation
ABWA (American Business Women's Association) March 31, 2017  Pathfinder will offer two (2) $2,000 scholarships to two deserving female students attending an accredited college or university authorized to confer baccalaureate degrees within the United States. The field of study is open and not specified. Submission is done online exclusively. The link to the application is not sent via email. You must send your name and email to,  Your name and email will be put into their scholarship database. Once that happens, you will receive an email which will include the website address and a personalized ID and password.  All information is done on line. (See the Press Release in the CCC)


Kaiser Permanente  April 5, 2017

Applications are due by April 5, 2017. Apply at 



-High School student graduating in 2017

-Planning to attend an accredited two or four year college,

university, trade or technical school in fall of 2017. 

-High School or student's residence located in the Kaiser

Permanente Northern CA service area and 

-Minimum GPA of 2.5 


See the link below for more details:

CAA/ESA March 24, 2017

Applicants must be a graduating senior. Eligible students must have a father, mother, or guardian who meets the following qualifications. 


a.) Full time active employee b.) Parent is a full-time member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department. Parent/Guardian may also be a volunteer member of a fire department. c.) Parent or guardian must be an active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT. d.) Children of DHS, FBI, and other Federal employees do not qualify. Application available in the CCC. 

Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship For nomination: February 13, 2017

$1,000 - Guaranteed to one Cupertino High School senior. They are looking for a Citizen-Scholar, which is defined as a student with strong academic achievement along with involvement in the broader community. Only three applications may be submitted to the SVR selection committee. Those three will be selected from all preliminary applicants who submit an essay to the CCC by February 13, 2017, at 3:15 PM. To be considered, please submit a description of your community involvement and an essay not exceeding 300 words on one of the following topics: 1) Who or what has been most significant in shaping your career plans? and Why? 2) What changes would you propose for your community to make it a better place in which to live? How could you help? 3) What do you believe is the most significant challenge for education over the next decade? What should be done?


The top three will be able to reuse this essay on their application. Once selected as one of the top three, the final application will be due March 6, 2017.

CHCP Scholarship March 28, 2016

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a high school senior in the Class of 2016
  • Be college-bound and be able to show proof of acceptance to an accredited college prior to receiving the award
  • Be of Chinese descent
  • Have a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
PFLAG March 31, 2017 The San Jose Peninsula chapter of PFLAG (uniting LGBTQ people with families, friends, and allies) offers scholarships to high school students in Santa Clara. Awarded to students of any gender identity, whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. Awarding up to eight $3,000 scholarships to students who will attend a two or four year college. Hard Copy Applications available in the CCC. 
Coolidge Scholarship February 22, 2017 

The Coolidge Scholarship is offering junior students a full ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, and board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. 


Criteria for the scholarship is based on academic merit.

-You must be a high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2018

-American Citizen or legal permanent resident. 


Applications must be received by 7:00pm EST. 

The application is available on their website. 


Google Scholarship  March 2, 2017  Google is providing a 3-week summer institute and potential $10,000 scholarship for students interested in pursuing a CS degree. Applications for Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) and the Generation Google Scholarship have opened for graduating high school seniors. Students should apply to both opportunities!  
Chi Am Scholarship March 10, 2017

Chi Am Circle is happy to announce their 2017 Scholarship award program for Santa Clara County high school seniors of Asian descent is now open to applicants.



-3.3 Minimum GPA

-Active in their school and community


This year, they are also pleased to announce a new Scholarship for Autism Spectrum Disorder Students. This new scholarship is for high school seniors with Autism Spectrum Disorder to support further schooling or training. Applications. (See website for details) 

Youth on Course  February 28, 2017

Must be a high school senior enrolled as a full-time student in an acreditted Northern California high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are both need and merit based. You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course Members and/or golfers will be given first priority. You can join today at


*See more info in the CCC. 

Northrop Grumman Scholarship February 4, 2017

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems-Marine Systems, Sunnyvale campus, has established a highly competitive scholarship competition for high school students pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics at an institution of higher learning.

Please feel free to contact Paul Rivers, Engineering Scholarship Program Manager at 410-765-1268 or email:, if there are any questions.

National League of American Pen Women  March 3, 2017 

They are offering three $1,000 scholarships to female high school students graduating in 2017, undergraduate college students or returning college students of any age who are continuing their education in the fields of Art, Writing or Music. 


See the CCC for hard copy application! 

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation March 30, 2017


This year, CACESF is offering a total of six scholarships—three to high school juniors and three to graduating seniors. First place winners will receive $2,500, second place winners will receive $2,000, and third place winners will receive $1,500.


To apply, students must submit an original essay on the following topic: The importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years.

Ronal McDonald House Cahrities Scholarship  January 18, 2017

Seniors: 2/4YR College Bound, MIN 2.7GPA, US Legal Resident, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Commitment to community


High School Students: Submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea that you have addressing on the un sustainable development goals. 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Scholarships February 22, 2017, for many; some later

More than 40 scholarships are available. Awards range from $1,000 to $40,000. Students may apply online starting Jan. 4, 2017. Eligibility requirements vary, but all scholarships consider financial need.

University Tutor Monthly Scholarship End of Every Month

Open to anyone 16 years of age or older. 

Big Sun Scholarship June 19, 2017

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.

Submit a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

Has your participation influenced your career goals?

Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes 

April 15, 2017

Must be between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)

Be a permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada

Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

Working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.