Scholarships

The SUHI Foundation has established these scholarship to support the higher education goals of Sweetwater High School students.


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Morgan-Colorado Business Scholarship:

DEADLINE FOR THIS 2018 SCHOLARSHIP HAS PASSED.  THE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASS OF 2019 SENIORS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL.  This “full cost of attendance” scholarship will be awarded to a Sweetwater H.S. Class of 2018 senior to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. The scholarship was established by the Morgan Family Foundation in partnership with the University of Colorado Foundation. The scholarship is available at the College of Engineering for ODD years, and at the School of Business for EVEN years.


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Morgan Family Foundation Scholarships: (2018 DEADLINE HAS PASSED)

This scholarship was established in  memory of William Hawken, SUHI Class of 1961 alumnus. A to-be-determined number of 4-year scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 per year (total of $4,000 over 4 years), $3,000 per year (total of $12,000 over 4 years), and $5,000 per year (total of $20,000 over 4 years). Students must apply to The Morgan Family Foundation committee, must be accepted to and attend a 4 year university.


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SUHI Foundation University Scholarships: (DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR Laura Charles Memorial Scholarship ONLY due 4/27/18 – CLICK “Apply Now”)

The SUHI Foundation Primary Scholarship – The Primary Fund of the SUHI Foundation awards at least one annual 4-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year. To be eligible for consideration of any additional scholarship awards not listed here but that become available later, students must check this box.

Class of ‘64 Scholarship – A 4-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Class of ‘76 Scholarship – A 1-year scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Must 1) have attended SUHI since 9th grade (or GJH 9th then SUHI since 10th), 2) currently live in National City, 3) have a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA, 4) have been involved in a school-related organization (club, sport, committee, etc.)

“Mr./Miss Sweetwater” Ken Aramburo Memorial Scholarship – A 1-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Must 1) have a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA, 2) have been involved in school organizations (club, sport, committee). as an Officer, OR in a role that requires election/audition/appointment (such as ASB, Varsity, or performance groups [theatre, dance, mariachi, etc.]), and 3) agree to participate in a phone interview if selected as a finalist.

Pat Peace Browning Scholarship – A 1-year scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of “Mrs. Peace”, a former teacher who began her impactful career at SUHI. Preference will be given to applicants whose intention is to enter the teaching profession, or work in some form of community-based or education role.

The Ruth Anna and Louis F. Cable Memorial Scholarship – This 4-year scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 per year, was established by a retired teacher in memory of her loving parents. Applicants must exemplify resilience and strong moral character through obstacles overcome, in addition to well-developed career and personal goals.

Laura R. Charles Memorial Scholarship – This 1-year scholarship was established in remembrance of Ms. Charles who taught at Sweetwater High for over 47 years. To qualify, students must have participated in a SUHI VAPA performance group (Show Choir, Advanced Dance, Marching Band/Ensemble, Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Theatre Production) for a minimum of 2 semesters. The award amount will be $500 to $1,000.

“Make It Happen” Robert R. Cruzan Memorial Scholarship – This 4-year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year, was established by the Cruzan Family to honor their father, a SUHI Class of 1940 alumnus. To qualify for this award, students must exemplify strong work ethic at school, participate in extra-curricular activities and/or part time employment, showing the necessary grit to be successful.

Alan Dodson Memorial Scholarship – SUHI Class ‘68 – This scholarship was established in honor of Class of 1968 alumnus Alan Dodson, to recognize a university-bound student-athlete. A 4-year scholarship is awarded in the amount of $3,000 per year.

Thomas M. Martinez Memorial Scholarship – A 1-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per student. All applicants will be considered. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been JROTC cadets at Sweetwater for at least one year, or whose parent, or parents, serve or have served in the U. S. Armed Forces.

Linda F. Morasch – A 4-year scholarship in the amount of $3,000 per year, offered by board member Ms. Morasch, a San Jose State University alumna. Applicants must be accepted to and intend to enroll at a California State university.

Donna Wilcox Morgan Scholarship -A 4-year scholarship awarded in the amount of $3,000 per year. Student applicants must demonstrate financial need and have an interest in serving the community, exemplified by a minimum of 100 hours of community service hours completed.

Kile Morgan, Sr. Scholarship – A 4-year scholarship awarded in the amount of $3,000 per year. Student applicants must demonstrate financial need and have an interest in serving the community, exemplified by a minimum of 100 hours of community service hours completed.

The Jess and Sharon Van Deventer Business Scholarship – This 4-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year was created by the Van Deventer family to support a student committed to pursuing a career in business. Any of the Business-related concentrations (Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, etc) are eligible. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend SDSU, but others will also be considered.

California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) – This 4-year scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year was established by Kile Morgan, Jr. (SUHI class of 1964) with CHF, the charitable arm of the Building Industry Association for the State of California. Applicants must intend to pursue a career that ties into the home building, real estate, construction or related industries. Typically, applicable majors are Civil/Structural Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Management and/or Business Management, Finance, Marketing, etc. but others with this industry/career interest may apply.


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SUHI Foundation Community College and Trade School Scholarships (DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR Laura Charles Memorial Scholarship and Class of ‘76 ONLY – due 4/27/18 – CLICK “Apply Now”):

The Macias Family Scholarship – Two to four scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 to $1,000.  The amount and timing of payments will be decided by the Committee based on selected applicant’s educational plan and financial need.  Applicants may be college-bound or trade school-bound, but must present a clear plan for attaining educational and career goals.  Must also demonstrate financial need in paying for their schooling, above and beyond any grant (Cal/Pell) eligibility.

Laura R. Charles Memorial Scholarship – This 1-year scholarship was established in remembrance of Ms. Charles who taught at Sweetwater High for over 47 years. To qualify, students must have participated in a SUHI VAPA performance group (Show Choir, Advanced Dance, Marching Band/Ensemble, Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Theatre Production) for a minimum of 2 semesters. The award amount will be $500 to $1,000.

Luis “Louie” and Patricia Natividad Scholarship – A single-year scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded in honor of Louie Natividad, a SUHI Class of 1961 alumnus and his wife Pat.  Applicants must show a commitment to social justice, through her/his current community involvement and future career interests, as well as clearly demonstrate unmet financial need.  Students considering either a degree (community college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year) or a certification/trade will be considered.

The Class of ‘76 CCTS Scholarship – A 1-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student seeking a non-degree certification (where the goal is not to transfer to a 4-year to obtain a bachelor’s) at a community college or trade school. Must 1) have attended SUHI since 9th grade (or GJH 9th then SUHI since 10th), 2) currently live in National City, 3) have a minimum 2.5 GPA, 4) have been involved in a school-related organization (club, sport, committee, etc.) Applicants must present a thoughtful and clear plan for completion.

California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) CCTS Scholarship – One to three scholarships  in the amount of $500 to $1000 will be awarded.  Applicants must intend to pursue a career that ties into the home building, real estate, construction or related industries. Typical majors are: Civil/Structural Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Business Management, Finance, and Marketing. Eligible trade/technical paths include the certification/licensing required to work in/as: construction trades, interior or landscape design, real estate agent, construction management/inspection, CAD/drafting, etc.



APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE SET ANNUALLY AND
TYPICALLY FALL 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO GRADUATION
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AFTER FEBRUARY 1ST