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December 18, 2017



















Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Amount:$1,00-$2,000 December 23, 2017

Female high school seniors, interested in studying engineering or computer science at a 4 year or community college. Students should be planning on enrolling full time and attend a college that has ABET or CSAB accredited engineering programs. Primarily on the basis of scholastic achievement, motivation and interest in engineering demonstrated in the application form. 


United States Hispanic Leadership Institute: Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship


Amount:$500-$1,000 Deadline: December 29, 2017

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Recipients must also be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL, February 15-18, 2018.


Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship


Amount: $1,000 Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Open to 9th-12th grade high school, legal resident of the U.S.




GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program


Amount: $10,000/ renewable 3yrs     Deadline: January 4, 2018


Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Must be a senior who has a min GPA 3.0, demonstrate financial need, be a US citizen, and plan to enroll full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Unites States.


Profiles in Courage Scholarship Contest


$500-$10,000 Deadline: January 4, 2018

To be eligible for the JFK Library "Profile in Courage Scholarship" contest you must be an United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. Essay required- see webpage for details.




Amount: $10,000 a year Deadline: January 9, 2018

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  Criteria: Must be Black/African American, excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, Demonstrate financial need, Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card, Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.


Raoul Teihet Scholarship   

Amount: Up to $3,000     Deadline:January 10, 2018

The California Federation of Teachers(CFT) offers scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are children or dependents of CFT members in good standing.Scholarships of $3,000 are awarded to students  entering or attending a four-year university;  $1000 scholarships are awarded to students entering or attending a two-year school. The  awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, special talents and skills, participation in extracurricular activities, and a 500-word essay on a social issue about which the applicant feels strongly.


APIASF Asian  Pacific Islander Scholarship


Amount: $2,500 to $20,000    Deadline: January 11, 2018


Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, A United States citizen, Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship. Minimum 2.7 GPA


Santa Clara University Theatre and Dance Scholarship Auditions


Amount: TBD Deadline: January 13, 2018


Open to prospective Santa Clara University students. The Department of Theatre and Dance annual merit scholarship auditions are on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Santa Clara University. Auditions for scholarship in Acting, Dance and Design/Technology. Online application, resume, letters of rec. See website for details.


Dell Scholars Program


Amount:$20,000 Deadline: January 15, 2018


To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria: Participating in a GEAR UP or AVID (Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12), Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year, Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA, Demonstrated need for financial assistance, Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college, and Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school. Dell Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your: Individual determination to succeed, Future goals and plans to achieve them, Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face, Self motivation in completing challenging coursework and, Demonstrated need for financial assistance.

All applicants must be United States citizens or have an immigration residency status that allows the applicant to qualify for federal financial aid after completing the FAFSA.


Orange Scholars Scholarship Program


Amount: up to $2,500      Deadline: January 22, 2018


Applicant must be the dependent of a full- or part-time hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries. Applicant's parent/legal guardian must be a Home Depot associate for at least one year as of November 1, 2017 and must be a Home Depot associate at the time the scholarship is awarded. Based on financial need and academic performance, as well as community involvement and leadership. Financial need is given the highest consideration. Applicant must be a current high school senior. Applicant must attend an accredited, non-profit two-or four-year college/university.


 CHISPA Hartnell College Scholarship


Deadline: January 26, 2018 Amount: TBD


Scholarships at Harnetll College are awarded annually to students with financial need who live in housing developed or managed by CHISPA.


Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students


Amount: Approximately $13,000-will vary based on students need Deadline: January 29, 2018


No citizenship requirements. Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.History of leadership and/or allyship in issues that affect the LGBT/ Queer community. Must plan to continue this leadership/ allyship in the future. Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited 4 year college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2017. No specific GPA but seeking candidates with high academic performance.


Union Plus Scholarship


Amount:$500-4,000     Deadline: January 31, 2018


Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible.  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.


Professional Business Women of California Academic Scholarship                                                                                                 

                  Amount : not stated Deadline: January 31, 2018                                                                                                                       High School Seniors who are women and California resident. Winners must be present at the April 24th event in San Francisco to receive their award.



WHS Clubs and Organizations Meeting Times  


  • Mexican Americans Taking Action (MATA) Club meets Wednesdays at lunch in Room #2.
  • College Club meets on Friday's during lunch in the Career Center
  • Want to talk about what's in the news and get your voice heard? United Voices meets every Thursday during lunch in Room 12.  
  • The Watsonville robotics group meets every Friday at 3:00 in room 302. We will be having our first meeting of the year on September 1st 2017. All are welcome, and we are especially interested in recruiting a freshman team this year.
  • 1st SAVE club meeting will be on Monday at lunch in room 304.  Help plan Coastal Cleanup day and other events for the year!
  • Business club on Wednesdays in Room 313
  • Catz Coding Club meets Mondays after school in Room 131.
  • MESA meeting every Monday at Lunch in B-2, bring your lunch and bring a friend.
  • The WHS Music Enrichment program meets in room 202 Fridays from 3:15-5:15.
  • Music Enrichment also meets on Saturdays from 8am -12 noon
  • CLUB LIVE is looking for performers for a show in November that will take place during lunch, so if you are ready to perform come to one of our club meetings on Tuesdays in room 129.
  • Social Justice-Club ECHO meets Wednesdays at lunch room #1‚Äč- all welcome
  • YFTA (young feminist take action) /EMPOWER meet Thursdays at lunch and Tuesdays after school 3:30 pm room #1
  • THE Dream Club meets on Tuesdays during lunch time in room 411.
  • The French Club  meets on Tuesdays during lunch time in Room 408

If you have a club here at WHS, send your meeting days and times.


 Bus Pass - Students that have not paid for a bus pass can still fill out the Application available at the Fiscal office. You must include $25 cash or check.


Use of the Mello Center - To use the Mello Center: Obtain a “Mello Center Request” form from Pat Edwards and return it to his box in the Mail room.


Use of other Areas - All other requests for using school areas must be made thru the Fiscal Clerks Office. Remember all applications must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS in advance to the Fiscal Clears office.


Catz News - If you have anything that you want promoted on the 5 minute Catz News cast, please send your request to:  whskatznews@gmail.com


WHS Bulletin - Just a reminder that all additions to this Bulletin must be emailed to me by Friday at Noon