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.

Important Dates

March 22nd  -- Application deadline. 
All completed applications must be turned into Ms. McHenry by 3 p.m.
April 25th-- Interview Preparation - 6th Period. 
Meet with Ms. McHenry in Mr. Firk's room to prepare for interviews.

May 16th -- 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 12th --  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.

Scholarship Applications

The deadline for students to submit online applications is 5 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019.  More details about the application process can be found here: http://communityfound.org/

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 and community and/or extracurricular involvement.

Amount: $1000

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; and their community and/or extracurricular involvement.

Amount: $1000

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 agricultural workers (including the wine, timber, ranching, farming and dairy industries) and have interest in attending vocational schools, community colleges or 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: $8000 over four years, $2000/year

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.  Young people cut from Jesse's cloth are people who demonstrate their value through grit, hard work and determination, who want to answer the call to service and make a difference, who seek adventure and challenge and who possess an uncommon desire to succeed. 

Amount: $1000

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 3.0 grade point average is required), their potential for academic success, and their community service.

Amount: $2,500

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. The Laytonville High School Generic Application submitted to Ms. McHenry is to be used for this scholarship.

Amount: $500
Hammond Trust Emergency Services Scholarship Fund
Created by Ukiah Fire Fighters Association in honor of Virginia and George Hammond, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County high school students and / graduates to attend the Explorer Academy , emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic training, Fire Academy, or a Bachelors of Sciences 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.
Requirements: A 2018 Laytonville / Leggett online application, including high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation from instructors or mentors (preferably from someone in the EMS field).  Application available at www.communityfound.org
Amount: $500 - $1500
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, 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 a 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.
Requirements: Students may apply by recommendation of their high school counselor using their high school common scholarship application form 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 our of school.
Amount: $4000 over 4 years ($1000/year)
 
Walter Camp Stem Scholarship Fund
Created in honor of Walter Camp by his family, wife Jane and sons Tomkio 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 demonstrated 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: $1000.
Requirements: A 2019 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.
Marge Pardini Philanthropy
Created by Redwood Empire Lions Club to honor Marge Pardini's many years of service to the Club, this scholarship is awarded to Mendocino County graduating seniors(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 ) with a 3.0 - 3.5 GPA who have financial need.  Evidence of the students 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: $1000.
Requirements: A 2019 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation.
 
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, theater, dance, film, puppetry, and related fields at an accredited vocational school, community college or four-year university. Priority will be given tor financial need and those would posses the talent, drive and determination needed for a career as a performing artist or designer. 3.0 GPA or better is preferred.
Amount: $1000.
Requirements: A 2019 Community Foundation or Common High School application (paper and online applications available), including a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from drama / music / film instructors or teachers, a performing arts resume, and a sample of the students performing art ( 2-3 minutes) or design, especially if it cannot be presented in an interview.  Application available www.communityfound.org
MCHC Health Centers: Linnea Hunter Scholarship Created to honor the organizations 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: $1000.
Requirements: A 2019 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 2019 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.
The John Haschak Public Service Scholarship Fund

 

Created by John Haschak, the current 3rd District Supervisor, to provide multi-year scholarships for Mendocino County Supervisorial District III (Covelo, Willits and Laytonville) high school seniors who attend vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university full-time in the United States. Priority will be given to students who desire to pursue careers in public service (e.g. education, law enforcement, local government, public health, social work, firefighting, Peace Corps./AmeriCorps, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in and passion for community service while in high school.  A GPA of 3.0 or better is preferred. 
 

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

*One scholarship will be awarded in each area (Covelo, Willits, and Laytonville)

 

Requirements: A 2019 Community Foundation online application, including a high school transcript. *We will also accept a Laytonville High school common scholarship application.

 

Deadline: March 15, 2019 by 5 pm.

Letter of Recommendation Application Requirement

Download Applications

Bernard Geiger Scholarship Application​

 

Don’t Forget the Magic Scholarship​

 

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

Generic Application

Harvest P. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship

Judy Geiger Scholarship

 

Laytonville Booster Club

 

Laytonville Lions Club

 

Lioness Leadership

 

Long Valley Quilters

 

Long Valley Health Center Scholarship Application

Savings Bank of Mendocino Scholarship