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Live Oak Common Scholarship

Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Submitting the Live Oak Common Scholarship application automatically makes you a candidate for many local scholarships (without the need to apply for each individually).  See below for a list of scholarship opportunities.  For more information, please contact Arron Thomas in the College and Career Center.


Who may apply?

What must I submit?

What should I include in my personal statement?

When is the application due?

Who are the scholarship donors?

Who may apply?

Any senior with a 2.0 GPA or higher who intends to pursue further education at a vocational / technical school or at a two-year or four-year institution is eligible to apply for the scholarships offered by local schools, organizations, businesses, and families.

What must I submit?

The following must be submitted in order to be considered:

  • Live Oak Common Scholarship Application (3 pages)
  • A photo of yourself attached to the application
  • A resume is not required by highly recommended.  Click here to view a resume template.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a Live Oak High School Faculty member and / or from a community service organization (may not be a relative).  Be sure to give them at least two weeks to complete this letter.  You can complete the Reference Letter Request Form to provide them in advance with relevant information about yourself.
  • 1 to 2 page Personal Statement

What should I include in my personal statement?

  • A theme should be: What makes you unique as an individual?
  • Highlight leadership and/or service to your school and community.
  • Mention accomplishments and special interests that will enhance your contributions to a college campus
  • Consider Including hardships / obstacles either personal or financial,  If relevant, describe unique family circumstances
  • Include aspirations (career and personal), tentative major, educational and career goals.

When is the application due?

The due date for the Live Oak Common Scholarship application is the second Friday of December.  For this year, that is December 9, 2016.

Who are the scholarship donors?

The following is a list of donors who will receive your application.  Those marked with an asterisk ‘*’ indicate scholarships that also require their own application.

  • American Association of University Women
  • Bank of America *
  • Chris Campbell Memorial
  • Chris Shriver Memorial
  • Dee Heiman Memorial
  • Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
  • Etta and John Lee Nutrition/Child Care
  • Gilroy Elks Lodge*
  • Gilroy Sons of Italy
  • Gordon Kusayanagi Memorial*
  • Italian Catholic Federation*
  • Jeff Davenport Memorial
  • Jewel Knofler
  • John Reif Memorial
  • Julie Hayes Memorial “Rising Star” Performing Arts
  • Katherine Sheldon Dewhurst Memorial
  • Live Oak Agriculture Boosters
  • Live Oak Band Boosters*
  • Live Oak Foundation
  • Live Oak High School Class of 1977
  • A variety of Live Oak Clubs and Organizations
  • Morgan Hill Police Officers’ Association (extra essay required)
  • Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers
  • Morgan Hill Grange #408
  • Morgan Hill Lions Club
  • Morgan Hill Lions Club Dave Stoddard Memorial
  • Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
  • Morgan Hill Unified School District
  • Poppy Jasper Film Festival*
  • Ralph and Rose Fitzsimmons Agricultural Science / Rotary of Morgan Hill
  • Richard Hayes Memorial “Like A Rock” Industrial Arts
  • Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
  • Saint Louise Regional Hospital Volunteer Program*
  • San Martin Lions Club
  • Santa Clara County Farm Bureau*
  • South County Service Group of Morgan Hill
  • South County Realtors Association*
  • Stephen Michael Stramback Memorial*
  • Teach for Tomorrow
  • Uesugi Farms*