COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Our College Scholarship Program helps Junior Guard alumni pay for college or other education programs after they are finished with high school. Many of these kids come back to become valuable members of our community. The majority of our fundraising is awarded to our College Scholarship Program.

Capitola Junior Lifeguard Instructors and former Capitola Jr. Lifeguards who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for our college scholarships. You must be a high school graduate and be planning to attend an accredited college or trade school during the fall semester or quarter of 2020 and be a full-time student (12 units or more). In addition, you must have been enrolled and completed a minimum of four years in the Capitola Junior Lifeguard Program.

Scholarships are for tuition only, and all award checks will be made payable to the college/university. Scholarships will not be awarded to students who already have full ride scholarships, so if you already have your undergraduate expenses covered, please wait and apply at a later date if your situation changes.

 

Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants based on:

  • Enrollment and Participation in Capitola Jr. Lifeguards

  • Demonstrated academic competence

  • Involvement in school, sports, and community organizations

 

Submission information:

  • All applications must be type please. Hand written applications will not be accepted.

  • Due date: July 20, 2020 at 5pm

  • Deliver to: Denise White – 216 Stockton Ave , Capitola CA  95010

  • All items to be mailed or submitted in person

 

 

Letters of recommendation, essays, high school and/or college transcripts, college/trade school acceptance letter, financial aid award statement, and a schedule of anticipated expenses, provided by the college/trade school will need to be submitted and will be used to evaluate candidates. This scholarship will be awarded only one time per person. If you are not awarded a scholarship this year, you may reapply.

Note: For 2020, students can obtain transcripts online from their school student website.

If you have any questions, please email Denise White at dwhitehavens@msn.com

To be considered for a scholarship, the application must be submitted on time, and it must be complete with all required documentation attached. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

2020 College Scholarship Application Form

2019 Recipients

Raylene Allen - Cal Poly   

3 Years of Junior Guards. Has been to nationals and Worlds for flags. Scholar Athlete. Going to study business marketing. Quote: "I will always bleed Tola."

Grace Bailey - Vanderbilt University  

12 years of Guards with 16 sessions. State flag champion from 2015 - 17. Scholar Athlete on recipient of the CIF Athlete of the year 2017 in the state of CA.  Pre-med major. Favorite memories include regionals bus ride.  Quote:  “Who knew that when I stepped onto the beach as a 6 yr old that Team Tola would shape me into the best version of myself ."

Allissa Blackmun - Cal Poly

10 years of Junior Guards. Going to study Parks and Rec. She will never forget her fear of the ocean and competing, by the time she was an A she was both confidant in her abilities both on land and water.

Mitchell Howard - Brown University   

9 years with 11 sessions. Studying Behavioral Economics and Computer Science.

Scholar Athlete at SHS. Active in school politics. Quote: “To become an instructor and be approachable, to be kind, to be empathetic and focused others instead of being sucked in the a trap of self indulgence."

Annie Nigh - UCLA   

12 years with 20 sessions. 2nd generation of JG parents on both sides. Scholar athlete at SHS. Quote: "Without the JG program, I would lack some of the characteristics that have enabled my success as a student athlete and overall person."

Mathew Morse - Gonzaga   

11 years with 15 sessions. Going to study Business and Environmental Science. Scholar athlete at Aptos High. He is the third Morse to be an instructor on the the beach. Quote:  “Junior Guards helped me instill a passion for the ocean a positive competitive spirit."

The O'Neill Scholarship Recipient

Grace Bailey - Vanderbilt University  

12 years of Guards with 16 sessions. State flag champion from 2015 - 17. Scholar Athlete on recipient of the CIF Athlete of the year 2017 in the state of CA.  Pre-med major. Favorite memories include regionals bus ride.  Quote:  “Who knew that when I stepped onto the beach as a 6 yr old that Team Tola would shape me into the best version of myself ."

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