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Local Scholarship Application

Application Checklist

**2019 Local Scholarship Application Deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm**

This list includes the recommended items to complete the Local Scholarship Application.



  • Citizenship Status (U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, AB540)
  • Academic Transcript (GPA & Class Rank)
  • Two References (name, position/relationship, phone number)
  • School & Community Activities
  • School & Community Awards & Honors
  • Employment Information
  • Personal Statement (about 500 words, see below for ideas)


  • Parent/Guardian's Employer
  • Household Size (number of people parents support more than 51%)
  • 2018 Annual Gross Income (estimated)
  • 2018 Untaxed Income (Child Support, Disability, etc.)
  • 2018 Medical Expenses not covered by insurance or Medi-Cal


The personal statement is an essay (about 500 words) that describes the student's academic and career objectives, goals, and aspirations.


Consider including some of 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 completing your education?
  • Have you experienced any special circumstances or unusual hardships that have influenced your choice of college study and/or career path or need for scholarships?


Students are responsible for submitting the first page of their Parent/Guardian's 2018 IRS tax return in order to be eligible for financial need-based scholarships. If a 2018 tax return is not available, students may submit the Parent/Guardian's 2017 tax return.

Tax returns are to be submitted to Cheryl Nickel in the AHS Library. All information is confidential.


**2019 Local Scholarship Application Deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:00

The Local Scholarship is now closed.


All students must bring a copy of a sealed Faculty Recommendation Form to their Academic Advisor or Cheryl Nickel in the library. Forms are available in the AHS Library or from the Guidance Office or by clicking the link below.

Teacher Recommendation Form Link

Scholarship Contacts

Cheryl Carroll-Nickel (831) 728-7832 ex: 5184 Library Media Tech
Nicole Morasca (831) 728-7832 ex: 0000 / Scholarships & College Pathways Counselor

If you have any questions please email Cheryl Nickel or Robin Marks at