In partnership, The San Marcos Promise and Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos are offering scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Class of 2019

Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos

  • Total of 2- $1,000 scholarships available to any graduation senior from SMUSD.
  • Priority given to current or previous members of the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club (if you were a prior member at any point of your education please indicate that somewhere in your personal statement)

Due: May 10, 2019

Bill Simpson Memorial Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship available to any graduating senior from SMUSD.
  • Must be Majoring in Educational Field with intent to pursue teaching credential.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Due: May 10, 2019

PIMA Scholarship

  • Total of 5- $1,000 scholarships to be used toward any PIMA Program offered at the San Marcos campus
  • Must meet entrance requirement for chosen program 

Due: May 10, 2019

Walton Family Scholarship

  • Total of 2 – $1000 scholarships available to any graduating senior from SMUSD.
  • Available for students attending a four year university, community college or career training program.
  • Please provide a description of how the scholarship would impact your post high school pursuits in your personal statement.

Due: May 10, 2019

  • General Information

  • Academic Information

  • Activities & Awards

    In addition to your courses and grades, we want to know about any honors you’ve received and how you spend your time outside of school.
  • (List unpaid work only)
    OrganizationDescription of organization and your responsibilities:Hours per weekWeeks per yearList your year(s) of involvement (9th-12th grade only) 
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  • (List paid work only)
    CompanyJob Title/ResponsibilitiesHours per weekWeeks per yearList year(s) of involvement (9th-12th grade only) 
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  • (List and briefly describe the activities you have been involved in since the beginning of 9th grade.)
    ActivityDescription of activity (Note any leadership positions):Hours per weekWeeks per yearYear(s) of involvement (9-12) 
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  • Career Aspirations

    Every career field falls into one of the industry sector categories listed below. Please select the industry sector(s) that best fits the job and /or career you plan to pursue.
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  • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION Please provide 1 letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your background, character, and future aspirations. Your reference can be a teacher, school counselor, staff member, or anyone else that you connected with in the community. If you do not wish to upload here, please have letters of recommendation emailed directly to [email protected]
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  • Please choose one of the topics below and submit a typed, double-spaced personal statement addressing that topic. Please keep it to 1,000 words or less
    1. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?

      Things to consider: If there’s a talent or skill that you’re proud of, this is the time to share it. You don’t necessarily have to be recognized or have received awards for your talent (although if you did and you want to talk about it, feel free to do so). Why is this talent or skill meaningful to you?

      Does the talent come naturally or have you worked hard to develop this skill or talent? Does your talent or skill allow you opportunities in or outside the classroom? If so, what are they and how do they fit into your schedule?
    2. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

      Things to consider: An educational opportunity can be anything that has added value to your educational experience and better prepared you for college. For example, participation in an honors or academic enrichment program, or enrollment in an academy that’s geared toward an occupation or a major, or taking advanced courses that interest you — just to name a few.

      If you choose to write about educational barriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strive to overcome them? What personal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge? How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?
    3. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

      Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone?

      If you’re currently working your way through a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect different aspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, “How has my life changed at home, at my school, with my friends or with my family?”
    4. Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.

      Things to consider: Many students have a passion for one specific academic subject area, something that they just can’t get enough of. If that applies to you, what have you done to further that interest? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had inside and outside the classroom — such as volunteer work, internships, employment, summer programs, participation in student organizations and/or clubs — and what you have gained from your involvement.

      Has your interest in the subject influenced you in choosing a major and/or future career? Have you been able to pursue coursework at a higher level in this subject (honors, AP, IB, college or university work)? Are you inspired to pursue this subject further at UC, and how might you do that?
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