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SHS Local Scholarships

Santiago High School
 Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships deadline 3:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2019.

Turn your completed packets in to the Mrs. Nunes in the College and Career Center.

 Your Local Scholarship Application Packet at a Glance

LS at a glance

Step 1: Download and review 2017/18 Local Scholarships List  &  Supplemental Application Materials If Applicable

2018-2019 LS List 2-2.pdf

Supplemental Application Material

Sign up for the SHS Local Scholarships Google Classroom class 2p6hz  click on "Classwork."

How to: Student Sign in for Google CNUSD


In order to save the PDF copy of the work that you do in this fillable form, please make sure your Adobe Reader is up to date.  Visit and download the latest FREE version of Adobe Reader.


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Step 3: Download and Complete the Local Scholarships Application


Download the by clicking on the link below and save it to your computer or to a cloud account before beginning to work on the application. Close the application and open it again using Adobe Reader (if it opens in a tab in your web browser, your work will NOT be saved)!

Click Here to Download  Local Scholarships Application

* All fields that are in red are required and must have a value to submit the form.

* Make sure that you save your work!

** See below for instructions on how to submit your application.

If you need help visit the College & Career Center located in the Library for help, and/or attend Counseling's Office Hours on Thursdays & Fridays for help. 

Required Supplemental Materials

  • Along the application, you must also submit the following items for each scholarship:

    1 Cover Sheet (it is embedded in the application)

    1 Autobiographical Essay

    2 Letters of Recommendation

    1 Unofficial Transcript (please see scholarship descriptions, some require an Official Transcript)

    Supplemental Applications 

    Some scholarships require a supplemental application and/or essay. Please review the Local Scholarships List carefully and visit the Supplemental Applications webpage for additional information regarding scholarships that require a supplemental or separate application.


  • Step 4: Autobiographical Essay - 1 page maximum

Autobiographical essay is required; one page, will be strictly enforced.

Formatting your essay is important!

First Paragraph:Introduce yourself.

For example:My name is John Doe and I

Second Paragraph:Mention your current situation, academic accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, job or volunteer experiences; interesting things about yourself (interests, travel experiences, etc.) as it relates to the scholarship you are applying for and/or your future plans.


Third Paragraph:Mention your career/college plans, areas of study in which you are interested, and why you need the money to achieve your goals and how you will use the money. Include what you would like to be doing in five to ten years that might be relevant to your scholarship award sponsor.

 Resources for writing your autobiographical essay:

How to Write an Essay About Yourself 

How to Write a Personal Statement for College 

Purdue Online Writing Lab  

Step 5: Two Letters of Recommendation

In your application packet you will need to provide two letters of recommendation. You can ask a teacher, a community member, your employer… It should be someone who knows you well. Your recommender should be someone with whom you have a good relationships.  If you plan to ask your counselor for a letter of recommendation, please download a Letter of Recommendation Request Form. 

 Letter of Rec Request Allow your counselor 2-3 weeks to complete letter of recommendation.

 You can make copies to give to the other people you will be asking for a letter from.

Fill the form out COMPLETELY. Narratives always help, and be as detailed as possible.

* If you are struggling for material ask your parents for help, we love to brag about our children’s accomplishments.

 Download a copy of the Letter of Recommendation Request Form

 Recommender Instructions 

Recommenders can provide you with the letter of recommendation directly, or your recommender can submit their letter to us digitally, if they would like for their letter to remain confidential.  Please visit the following website for instructions: and click on “Recommender Instructions.”


Step 6: Unofficial Transcripts

You will need to request an unofficial transcript from the registrar's office.  Please review the scholarship descriptions to determine if you need an official transcript.

Complete your Application Packet

Put your packet in order listed in on the At-a-Glance photo and make as many copies as you need; you should make a copy for each scholarship for which you are applying. scholarships you are applying for. 


**How to Submit your Application:

*Once you have completed your application:

1. Print out a copy of the application for EACH scholarship for which you intend to apply.

2. Go to 2p6hz (SHS Local Scholarships) click on "Classwork" and go to"**Local Scholarship Submission" and follow the instructions for submitting your application digitally, in addition to your paper copies from Step #3.

Student Sign in for Google CNUSD

Uploading Files to Google Drive

How to submit an assignment in Google Classroom

Submit your completed Local Scholarships Application to the College & Career Center by 3:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2019.

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