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Wilcox PTSA ScholarshipS:

Seniors—Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the 2019-2020 Wilcox PTSA Scholarship! Community service-based PTSA Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors for use at an accredited college or university, community college, or trade and technical school.

  • Where do I get an application?

You can download an application from the list to the right or you can pick one up from Jan Yee at the College and Career Resource Center on campus.

  • What kind of information do I have to provide in order to apply?

Details are on the application form but basically you’ll need to list the name(s) of accredited colleges, universities, community colleges, or trade and technical schools that you have applied and/or been accepted to, and your intended major or course of study. You’ll provide a brief statement of your reason for applying for this scholarship and list your career plans. You’ll describe your school service-related activities and details of your volunteer service in the community, and include a reference letter from a teacher, counselor, employer or advisor. IT’S EASY—it’s limited to two typed pages (plus the reference letter).

And if you have not joined the PTSA yet, now is the time since you must be a PTSA member to apply.

  • When is it due?

The application deadline is Monday, April 6th, 2020.

  • Where do I submit my application?

Completed applications must be submitted to Anna Thompson in the front office at Wilcox or to Jan Yee’s office.

  • How will I know if I’ve been selected to receive a scholarship?

Scholarships will be presented at the Wilcox Academic Awards Night ceremony (recipients will be notified ahead of time.)

If you have further questions, email Michael Goodson @

Santa Clara Unified Council of PTAS Scholarships: 

SCUSD Graduating High School Senior Scholarships

The Santa Clara Council PTA recognizes volunteerism as integral to its mission. Therefore, the council would like to recognize students with significant volunteer service and/or work experience with scholarship awards of up to $500.  High school transcripts are not required for this scholarship.

The scholarship application is due April 21st, 2020 . 

  • Only SCUSD high school graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited community college, trade/technical school, college or university this fall are eligible.
  • No transcript/GPA is to be included with the application
  • Winners will be selected based on volunteer/work experience
  • Volunteer/work experience will be verified with the supervising adult indicated
  • Scholarship awards will be up to $500.
  • Application due date is Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Click here for the  2019-20 SCUPTA Scholarship Application.

Barbara Emerich Scholarship:

Class of 2020 - Information is pending

Dear PTA Presidents, Scholarship Advisors, Career Centers and Staff:

We are pleased to announce that the Barbara Emerich Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications from qualified 2019 graduating seniors.  Barbara Emerich, a PTA volunteer and leader for over 50 years, dedicated her time and talents in support of children, particularly in the areas of juvenile justice, gun control, teen health and special needs.  This scholarship was created to honor her exemplary service.  

Two scholarships of $750.00 each are available to support students who are planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college.  Applicants must be current high school seniors, members of their high school PTSA, with at least a 2.5 GPA and should have a strong record of community service/volunteering in education, counseling, mentoring, tutoring and preschool or with special needs children.  

Applications should be emailed or postmarked no later than April 12th, 2019. Please mail the application form to Sixth District PTA, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, M/C 214, San Jose, CA 95131, or email to

Finalists may be contacted for a phone interview in April.  We will proudly announce the two recipients by letter and present them with certificates in May 2019.

If you have any questions, please write to Click on the link below for the application.

2019 Emerich Scholarship Application.doc


The Barbara Emerich Scholarship Committee

Sixth District PTA
“serving the children of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties”

1290 Ridder Park Drive M/C 214

San Jose, CA  95131-2304

(408) 453-6536

California State PTA ScholarshipS:

Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 year. 

Class of 2021 -

Two scholarships are available for your application:

  • $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. Download the application for a complete list of requirements.

For questions and more information, please contact the California State PTA at  Visit our website at

2019 PTSA Scholarship Winners!


·       Carli G.

·       Khue V.

·       Caroline K.

·       Joseph P.

·       Amy C.

·       Hanna W.

·       Claire D.

·       Ella J.