About Junior Scholarships

Scroll down on this page for the 2017 Junior Scholarship Application.  Thank you to all the students who applied.

The Sequoia PTSA started the tradition of awarding scholarships to juniors in 2011. The thought is that juniors will cite the award on college applications their senior year. Also, the juniors who apply will have a head start on their college applications, since this scholarship application requires input from Naviance and essays written to the University of California application prompts.  Most importantly, we want to recognize those students who are making Sequoia High School a better place. We hope the prestige of winning this award will help them pursue their dreams and provide some extra money for continuing their education.

The PTSA offers multiple scholarships to Sequoia JUNIORS each spring. Awards are granted in two categories:

  • Academic Success
  • Community Service

In addition, some of the scholarships in the two categories are designated for students who showed resilience in overcoming socio-economic challenges in achieving their academic success, pursuing community service, and making the Sequoia community better.  These students may have DACA or DREAM status, be English learners, qualify for free or reduced lunch, or be the first in their families to attend college.

For all awards, we are interested in your role in enhancing Sequoia High School and the quality of your essay.

Junior Scholarship Application

Applicants must be a member of the Sequoia PTSA. Not sure if you are a current member of the PTSA?  Check our Membership List.  Students can join PTSA online  or fill out a form at the College & Career Center, the Family Center, or the Treasurer’s Office and attach a check for $15 dues.  If the $15 dues would be a financial hardship, mark that box on the application form.

To apply, students need to update and submit their Naviance resume, submit their transcripts, and write two short essays. All information you submit will be kept confidential. Detailed instructions are included on the application:

Click here for the 2017 Junior Scholarship Application Form

The deadline to apply was Tuesday, April 18 at 10 PM.  If you have any questions, contact us at SequoiaPTSA@gmail.com.