Application Tips and FAQs

Application Tips

  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions below (están disponible en español tambien).
  • Read the application carefully for all the requirements.
  • Be sure to obtain original signatures on letters of recommendation and transcripts.
  • Provide OFFICIAL transcripts—ORDER EARLY! It often can take 2-3 weeks for your school to provide this document.
  • Start filling out your application early. You can start your online application now save a draft, and return to complete it later.
  • Submit all of your supporting documents together - either all within the online application or all by mail. If not submitted all together, your application will be considered incomplete.
  • Review your application before hitting the submit button.
  • Save the electronic confirmation of your submitted application.
  • Monitor your email after submitting your application - this is the primary way we send messages.


Q. How do I apply?

Q. What amount is the amount of the scholarship award?

Q. When are the application packages due?

Q. What is needed for my application package?

Q. When will I know if I will receive a scholarship?

A. Selection process will take place in April for the next academic year. At that time the selection committee will review your application, letters of recommendation, essay, and transcript (documents as applicable). We will notify first-time recipients by regular mail. Renewal applicants will be notified by July 31. In May, awards ceremonies are held for first-time recipients in Watsonville, Santa Maria, and Oxnard where honorary certificates are presented.

Q. When will I receive my scholarship money?

Q. When do you send the scholarship to my school?


P. ¿Quién selecciona los becados?

P. ¿Cómo solicito?

P. ¿Cuánto dan por beca?

P. ¿Cuándo se tiene que entregar la solicitud?

P. ¿Cuándo voy a saber si recibiré una beca?

P. ¿Cuándo recibiré los fondos de mi beca?

P. ¿Cuándo se mandan los fondos de mi beca a mi escuela?


If you have further questions or need additional assistance, contact us at scholarships@calstrawberry.org 
or call 831.724.1301.

Mailing Address:

California Strawberry Scholarships
P.O. Box 269
Watsonville, CA 95076

Office Location:

180 Westridge Drive, Suite 101
Watsonville, CA 95046

Phone: 831.724.1301

Award Finalization

Scholarship recipients, learn how to finalize your scholarship award.

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