Laytonville Unified School District

150 Ramsey Rd. Laytonville, CA 95454

Ph: (707) 984-6414  Fx: (707) 984-8223

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Scholarships

Each year our local community generously donates many scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to further their education.

All students are encouraged to complete the application process regardless of what type of post-secondary education they plan to pursue. Download and complete the applications below by the dates listed to be considered for these scholarships.   Turn in  your completed application to Ms. McHenry by the deadline.

Important Dates

March 27, 2020  -- Application deadline. 
All completed applications must be turned into Ms. McHenry by 3 p.m.
May 5, 2020-- Interview Preparation - 5th Period. 
Meet with Ms. McHenry in Mr. Firk's room to prepare for interviews.

May 14, 2020 -- Scholarship Interview Night - 7:00 p.m. Students will be interviewed by scholarship committees. This is for students only - no families on this night.

June 10, 2020 --  Scholarship Awards Presentation -7:00 p.m. Scholarships will be awarded to students by scholarship committee members. Families are invited, seating is reserved in advance.

Local Scholarship Applications
 
Download Applications
Letter of Recommendation Application Requirement

 

Don’t Forget the Magic Scholarship​

 

Family Tree Services - (Print and create page 2 in a new document)

Geiger’s Long Valley Market Scholarship Application

Generic Application

Harvest P. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship

Laytonville Booster Club

 

Laytonville Lions Club

 

Lioness Leadership

Long Valley Quilters

 

Long Valley Health Center Scholarship Application

Savings Bank of Mendocino Scholarship

 
MENDOCINO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These applications are submitted online directly to the Community Foundation.

Applications Due:  5:00 PM Friday March 20, 2020

California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Bessie Scott Scholarship Fund

Created in 1970 by Mendocino County retired teachers in memory of Ukiah teacher, Bessie Scott, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County public high school seniors who plan to attend college to study education. Awardees are selected on their ability and aptitude for a teaching career; prior academic performance (3.0 GPA preferred); and recommendations from teachers, community members and employers.  

Amount: $1,000

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org

California Retired Teachers Association Division 55 Hilmer Finne Music Scholarship Fund

Created by Mendocino County retired teachers in honor of Hilmer and Vivian Finne, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County public high school seniors who plan to attend college to pursue careers in music. Awardees are selected for their commitment to music, proven talent, and positive outlook; their prior academic performance (3.0 GPA preferred); and recommendations from teachers, community members and employers.   

Amount: $1,000

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, music instructors, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org

 

Mendocino Agricultural Families’ Scholarship Fund

The Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance and the Savings Bank of Mendocino County partnered in creating this fund to recognize the invaluable contributions of the agricultural workforce and to invest in the future of the Mendocino County agricultural industry. This scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County high school seniors who are children of parents/guardians who work in agriculture in Mendocino County (including the wine, ranching, farming and dairy industries) and have interest in attending vocational schools, community colleges or a four-year colleges or universities. Awardees are selected for their potential for academic success, their community and/or extracurricular involvement, and their financial need.

Amount: $8,000 over four years ($2000/year)

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

 

 

Jesse Pittman Memorial Scholarship Fund


The Jesse Pittman Memorial Scholarship Fund helps determined young Americans who share Jesse’s spirit to continue their development by ensuring an opportunity to attend college. This scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County high school seniors, including Jesse’s alma mater—Willits High School.  Awardees are selected for their grit, hard work and determination; their desire to answer the call to service and make a difference; their desire to seek adventure and challenge; and their uncommon desire to succeed. 

Amount: At least $1,000

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

 

Hammond Trust Emergency Services Scholarship Fund

Created by the Ukiah Fire Fighters Association in honor of Virginia and George Hammond, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County high school students and/or graduates to attend the Explorer Academy, emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic training, Fire Academy, or a Bachelors in Fire Science degree program at an accredited vocational school, community college or four-year college or university within the United States. Priority will be given to individuals who intend to pursue a career as a paid or volunteer EMT, paramedic or fire fighter, have financial need, and a demonstrated history of community service. A 3.0 GPA or better is preferred.

Amount: $500-$1,500

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation from an instructor, mentor, or employer, with at least one letter of recommendation from an instructor or mentor in the EMS field. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

 

The Skye Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to graduates from Mendocino County high schools who plan to attend an accredited and/or licensed vocational school, an accredited community college, or an accredited four-year college or university within the United States. Priority will be given to individuals who have a 2.0 GPA or higher, have financial need, and have demonstrated, through the arts, sports, community service, extracurricular activities, or their employment history, determination and a willingness to work hard in and out of school. A primary consideration will be the student’s altruism and desire to make the world a better place. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose personal circumstances have limited their opportunities to pursue their goals.

Amount: Up to $4,000 over four years ($1,000/year)

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, coaches, and/or employer that demonstrate the student’s determination and willingness to work hard in and out of school. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

 

Walter Camp STEM Scholarship Fund

Created in honor of Walter Camp by his family, wife Jane and sons Tomki and Blaise, this scholarship is awarded to a Mendocino County high school senior (excluding Ukiah High School) pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at an accredited community college or an accredited four-year college or university within the United States. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate aptitude for STEM careers with a 3.4 – 3.8 unweighted GPA and have the passion, perseverance, and work ethic necessary to accomplish their goals, evidenced by their community service and/or extra-curricular involvement in STEM-related activities.

Amount: $1,500

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

Marge Pardini Philanthropy

Created by the Redwood Empire Lions Club to honor Marge Pardini’s many years of service to the Club, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County graduating senior(s) to attend a vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university full-time.  Awardees are selected for their high level of community involvement during high school.  Preference will be given to student(s) with a 3.0 - 3.5 GPA who have financial need.  Evidence of the student’s impact in the community will be required and may be provided through letters of recommendations from instructors, mentors and/or community members. Marge’s commitment to the Club and her unwavering dedication to providing for those in need and others in the Ukiah Valley is unprecedented and so deserving of this legacy.

Amount: $1,000

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and/or employers. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

 

The Ain’t Noth’n Ever Been Got That Ain’t Been Went Out After/ Terwilliger Trust Scholarship Fund

Created by Jack and Ruby Terwilliger, this scholarship is for Laytonville High School seniors who plan to attend vocational schools, community colleges, or four-year colleges or universities.  Awardees are selected for their prior academic performance (a minimum 3.5 grade point average is required), their potential for academic success, and their community service.

Amount: $4,000 over four years ($1,000/year)

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript.  Application available at www.communityfound.org

 

The Jonathan Family Scholarship Fund

Created by William Wagner in honor of the Jonathan family, this scholarship is for Laytonville High School seniors who plan to attend vocational schools, community colleges, or four-year colleges or universities.  Awardees are selected for their financial need; their qualities of diligence, perseverance, and selflessness; and their desire to pursue studies in music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design.

Amount: $750

Requirements:  A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), and a high school transcript. Applications available at www.communityfound.org

 

 

 

McCarthy and Whitcomb Inland Performing Arts Scholarship Fund

For a high school graduate from Anderson Valley, Ukiah area, Willits, Leggett, Laytonville, or Round Valley who are serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts, including music, design, theatre, dance, film, puppetry, and related fields at an accredited vocational school, community college or four year university. Priority will be given for financial need and those who possess the talent, drive and determination needed for a career as a performing artist or designer. 3.0 GPA or better is preferred.

Amount $1,000

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available),  including a high school or college transcript, two letters of recommendation from drama/music/film instructors or teachers, a performing arts resume, and a sample of the student’s performing art (2 to 3 minutes) or design, especially if it cannot be presented in an interview. Application available at www.communityfound.org.

 

MCHC Health Centers: Linnea Hunter Scholarship

Created in 2017 to honor the organization’s founder Linnea Hunter, this scholarship will support the education of the children and legal dependents of active Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Inc. employees* by providing annual scholarships for graduating seniors and graduates (18-26 years of age) to attend accredited vocational schools, community colleges, or four-year colleges or universities within the United States. Priority will be given to individuals with financial need who demonstrate a history of giving back to their school, community and/or family; exhibit a commitment to public service and/or helping others; and show initiative, altruism and the desire to make the world a better place. A 2.5 (vocational) or 3.0 (two or four-year college) GPA or better is preferred.
Amount: $1,000

Requirements: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or employers.

Requirements for high school graduates: A 2020 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), resume and two letters of recommendation.

Exclusion: Children of employees who are eligible for the MCHC Health Centers tuition reimbursement program may not simultaneously apply for this scholarship program.

*Those with at least one year of continuous service as of the date of application and who are still employed at the time the scholarship is awarded.