Nipomo Titans are eligible to apply for the scholarships below. These scholarships require a separate application process, each with a link or contact information to access the application. See Mrs. O in the Career Center with questions.


Please verify if the deadline signifies the application must be submitted, postmarked by or physically at the office of each community agency providing the scholarship.

Allan Hancock College Association Student Body Government - Due May 1, 2020

$500 to a high school graduate by the end of June 2020 with a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the time of applying.


American Legion Auxiliary Post 136 (Click to Apply) - Due May 1, 2020

$500 to a student who is a U.S. citizen; has a U.S. veteran parent or grandparent; minimum 3.0 GPA; not attending online schools, universities, or colleges. Note: Application says to return to the Career Center. You can EMAIL your application to Mrs. Oksner at the Career Center, and I will get the application to the American Legion Auxiliary.

Atheists United SLO Scholarship (Click to Apply) - Due May 1, 2020

Atheists United SLO is offering a $500 scholarship to high school seniors who support secular or atheist values. This scholarship will recognize young leaders and activists who help to build the atheist community, engage in political activism, or participate in/initiate charitable acts that will serve as the foundation for a secular future. Applicants must intend to pursue an education at any accredited college or university that offers an Associates or Bachelor's degree. All applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who represent the ideals of secularism and/or atheism. Persons of any race, gender or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Arroyo Grande Sportsman’s Club (Click to Apply) - Deadline is May 4, 2020

Maximum $1,000 scholarship for seniors with career goals that have a positive impact on the physical, social, or political environment for the conservation/preservation and propagation of fish and wildlife and the natural resources within the United States; forest service; fish and game service; and/or wildlife/environmental law. 


CalTrans District 5 Employees Scholarship - Will be updated with deadlines in the Spring.

The scholarship is intended to recognize and assist students who are planning to pursue a career in Transportation, including Engineers, Project Managers, Transportation Planners, Environmental Planners, Archeologists, Land Surveyors Mechanics, Electricians, and many more. The candidates must also intend to enroll in a Community College, College or University, or Trade School in California. We definitely encourage all students, in all academic ranges, who plan to pursue a career in Transportation to apply.

Clark Center for the Performing Arts - Postmarked by April 24, 2020

Open to high school seniors planning to pursue higher education in the performing arts. Minimum of 2.0 gpa. Audition required.

CSEA Chapter 275 - Postmarked by March 31, 2020

Open to graduating seniors who are dependents of CSEA Chapter 275 members. One scholarship of $1000; one scholarship is $500; two scholarships will be $250. State-level applications available by clicking here. 


Cuesta College Promise Scholarship - Submit between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, 2020

The Cuesta Promise is a scholarship program for all San Luis Obispo County (SLOC) high school graduates, who can attend Cuesta fee-free for their first 2 years. All graduates from SLOC high schools must attend Cuesta College the fall semester immediately following their completion of high school to qualify.  *Applications submitted by March 2 will automatically allow students to be considered for additional Cuesta College scholarships*

Debbie Huhn Memorial Scholarship - Due Friday, April 24, 2020

$750 scholarship for any graduate of Harloe or Grover Beach Elementary. 3.0-grade point average required.


Delaney Lemus "Spirit of Sport" Memorial Scholarship- Deadline May 1, 2020

Amount varies. In memory of Delaney Lemus, a 2008 NHS Varsity Girls Volleyball player, whose spirit of the sport will always be remembered. Open to current Varsity Girls Volleyball seniors who are college-bound and exemplify the sport on and off the court.

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship - Due June 30, 2020

$1,500 scholarship for any high school student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must write a 500 word essay on why having a higher education is important.

Elks Association Vocational Grant - No official deadline; rolling application

The California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) Vocational Grant Scholarship is available for any students wishing to pursue a vocational/technical course to receive a certification, or a 2-year schooling leading directly to employment. Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of the CHEA, who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course may file an application. Persons enrolling in a 4-year course leading to a Bachelor's degree are not eligible. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. Grants range from $500 to $2000.


Dr. Frederick C. Jones Leadership Award - Due Friday, May 8, 2020

Two scholarships, one worth $500 and one worth $1,000, will be awarded to students with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, enrolled in the school's Associated Student Body for at least 2 years, and with a personal essay. 


Jovenes al Exito - Due April 1, 2020

One $500 scholarship for students of Hispanic origin attending a 2- or 4-year college or university in the fall, with financial need. 


The Kathleen Jones Mathematics Award - Due May 8, 2020

Two scholarships, a $1,000 and a $500, awarded to a senior who meets the mathematics class criteria, writes an essay, and provides transcript and letter of recommendation. 

Nipomo Lions Club - Postmarked by April 25, 2020

Two qualifying seniors will receive a $500 scholarship. Application and short-answers, along with activities and transcript, required. "Snail Mail" applications:
Lions Club Scholarship Program
530 Snead Lane
Nipomo, CA 93444

Nipomo Women’s Club Scholarship - Due April 10, 2020

Two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who fill out the scholarship application, essay, and provide the requisite information. MUST ATTEND Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 12:00 noon at the Faith Life Community Church, 726 West Tefft Street, Nipomo.

Ralph & Marguerita Johnson Foundation Scholarship - Postmarked by March 31, 2020

$1,000.00 scholarship award for graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens living in South San Luis Obispo County, with a minimum 2.5 GPA. 


Rotary Academic Scholarship - DUE DATE EXTENDED to April 24, 2020

$1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors attending school/living in the Nipomo area who intend to pursue an academic degree at a four-year university. Four short-answer questions and one letter of recommendation required.


Rotary Vocational Scholarship - DUE DATE EXTENDED to April 24, 2020

$1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors attending school/living in the Nipomo area who intend to pursue their education after high school at a trade school, technical institute, or community college vocational program.

Santa Maria Valley Contractor's Association- Due June 8, 2020

For students planning to attend a junior college or 4-year university, apprenticeship program, or union trade school or will be majoring in or pursuing subjects related to the construction field. 

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship Fund - Postmark Due by April 30, 2020

One $500 scholarship and nine runners-up applicants will receive $250- $400 each. For female high school seniors with a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  


Trilogy Art Group - EXTENDED DUE DATE MAY 1, 2020

Two $500 and one $1,000 scholarship for a senior with a 2.5 grade-point average, attending an accredited college or art school with a major or minor in the arts. Requires a letter of recommendation from a fine arts teacher, and images of your artwork.  

Vaqueras del Camino - Due April 6, 2020

Available to high school seniors who are continuing their education after graduation, through a 4-year university, community college, trade, or vocational school.


Vietnam Veterans of America - Postmarked by April 27, 2020

Open to children, grandchildren, and siblings of current active duty or honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. Military. Applications should be postmarked by April 27, 2020 and mailed to:

Vietnam Veterans of America

Attn: Scholarships

P.O. Box 12

Guadalupe, CA 93434