Pajaro Valley Pride was created by a group of Watsonville residents who serve the LGBTQIA+ community. We want our young leaders to thrive and to support them while providing them with some of the resources needed to help them aim for their long-term goals. We build bridges with the general community in South County through our annual Pride Event and by collaborating with local community organizations on events throughout the year.

This year, Pajaro Valley Pride will award $500 scholarships to students based on their academic successes as well as their involvement in social justice issues either on campus or in the community. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and regardless of citizenship.


How to Apply

Complete the application and submit with the following:

  • Completed application form

  • A letter of recommendation attached with your completed application (teacher, counselor, supervisor of an organization)

Criteria for Application

To be considered for the Pajaro Valley Pride Scholarship the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A senior in good standing attending an accredited high school in PVUSD this academic year.

  • On track to graduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  • Enrolled full-time(12 or more units) in a higher education institution in the fall of 2019.

  • LGBTQIA+ identifying or an ally who is directly involved with the LGBTQIA+ club at their school or in their community.

  • Current Official High School transcript (upon graduation).

  • All finalists must be available for an interview.

Complete the application and submit it online or by mail

Deadline: May 27, 2019

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