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Scholarships

 

Gilroy Foundation awarded its first scholarship in 1999.  It was the Julie and Richard Hayes award for $250.  That was just the beginning of our ability to help hundreds of students with educational expenses.


From 1999 through 2016, Gilroy Foundation has awarded $3,010,000 in scholarships to deserving high school, junior college, and college students in the Gilroy Area.
In 2017, we have 25 separate scholarships and some of them will be giving multiple awards.   

Please click on the links below to learn more about the various scholarships offered through Gilroy Foundation.

 

Scholarship Name Amount Basic Criteria

Julio Mata Family Scholarship Criteria

Julio Mata Application

Julio Mata Recommendation Form

$50,000

(4) Graduating students from any GUSD high school 

Don Christopher CHS Scholarship $20,000 (1) Graduating student from CHS
Uvas Creek Scholarship $20,000

(5) Graduating students from CHS

(5) Graduating students from GHS

(2) Graduating students from GECA

(3) Graduating students from Mt. Madonna High School

Linda Burnett Scholarship $12,000 (2) Graduating GUSD seniors
Don Christopher CHS Scholarship $10,000 (2) Graduating students from CHS
Bill Christopher CHS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship $10,000 (1) Graduating student from CHS
Ken Christopher CHS Scholarship $5,000 (1) Graduating student from CHS
Don and Karen Christopher CHS Scholarship $5,000 (2) Graduating students from CHS
Christopher Ranch Education Scholarship $5,000

 

(2) Graduating students: 1 from CHS, 1 from GHS

 

Dr. Joseph Kraut, Jr. Memorial Medical School Scholarship Criteria

Dr. Kraut Application

$5,000 (1) College senior accepted to medical school who was born, raised or graduated from high school in South Santa Clara County or San Benito County
Don and Karen Christopher Scholarship $3,000

(2) Graduating students from CHS

(2) Graduating students from GHS

Christopher Ranch Employee Family Scholarship $2,500

(1) Graduating student from CHS

(1) Graduating Student from GHS

Don and Karen Christopher Community College Scholarship $2,000

(5) Graduating students from CHS

(5) Graduating students from GHS

Stephen Michael Stramback Scholarship $1,500 (8) Graduating students from CHS, GHS, Live Oak HS, Sobrato HS or Gavilan College
Kimberly Ordaz Memorial Scholarship $1,250 (1) Graduating student from either CHS or GHS
Gelman Family Educational Scholarship $1,000

(1) Graduating student from CHS

(1) Graduating student from GHS

Sean Michael Merriman Memorial Scholarship Criteria

Sean Michael Merriman Application

Sean Michael Merriman Rcommendation Form

$1,000 (9) Graduating students from Mt. Madonna High School
Tom S. and Hedy Obata Memorial Scholarship $1,000 (1) Graduating student from CHS or GHS

Sonatg Family Scholarship Criteria

Sontag Family Application

$1,000 (1) Graduating student from any GUSD high school

Saint Louise Regional Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Criteria

Saint Louise Application 

$1,000 (1) Graduating Gavilan College Student
David and Valerie Vanni Agriculture Education Scholarship $1,000 (1) Graduating student from any GUSD high school
Valerie Roberts Memorial Scholarship $700 (1) CHS graduate
Robert J. Galaviz Memorial Scholarship $500 (1) Graduating student from any GUSD high school attending San Jose State Unitversity 

Kevin A. "Mike" Gilroy Memorial Scholarship Criteria

Kevin A. "Mike" Gilroy Application

$500 (1) Graduating student from any GUSD high school, a private high school or Gavilan College who will be continuing their education after United States Military Service
Erin Kinkel Memorial Scholarship $500 (1) Graduating student from GHS
Medley Family Memorial Scholarship $500 (1) Graduating student from GHS
Kai and Libby Lai Family Scholarship $500 (3) Students attending or transfering from Gavilan College
SakaBozzo Scholarship $500 (2) Graduating students from any GUSD high school
Esther Costales Forman Scholarship $250 (1) Graduating student from Gavilan College