Process to Apply for Scholarships:

 

From the AGIF Education Foundation of Santa Maria

 

The American GI Forum Education Foundation of Santa Maria awards scholarships on a yearly basis. The number of scholarship grants are dependent upon the availability of funds, but an average of 15 to 20 are awarded each year.

Applications are available in February with a deadline for submittal set sometime in April. An event is scheduled in May or June of each year to award the scholarships.

Eligibility to apply and receive a scholarship is based upon a student’s academic year standing. All applicants must be in their Senior year in high school or a continuing college or university student. Priority is given to students from the Santa Maria Valley area.

Applications are sent to all the local high schools and the local community college, Allan Hancock College; or it may be obtained on our website. 

Eligible applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of members of the American GI Forum Education Foundation Board and members of the American GI Forum Santa Maria Chapter. Recipients are selected on a point system made up of the following criteria: grade point average, financial need, quality of essay, letters of recommendation, and overall presentation of the application.

Recipients will be notified by mail, invited to an event where they are the honored guests; and given information on how to process their scholarship check. Actual scholarship checks will be issued following receipt of a copy of the student’s fall registration.

All eligible applicants are invited to apply, regardless of their grade point average or the college/university they will be attending.
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Scholarship Application
2018 Scholarship Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [335.2 KB]

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Where to Find Us:

American GI Forum EducationFoundation of Santa Maria 

 

Address: 702 E. El Camino St., Santa Maria, CA  93454

 

Phone:  805-478-6230

What's New

2018 Scholarship 

Application is now available!