Each year the Capitola Junior Lifeguards Parents Club awards college tuition scholarships to a select number of outstanding applicants. Candidates go through a rigorous qualification, application and recommendation process including participation in and demonstration of exemplary competence in the Capitola Jr. Lifeguard program, school academics, sports and involvement in community organizations accompanied with detail essays, substantiating references and attitude all taken into consideration.
To date the Capitola Junior Guards Parents Club has raised and awarded over one million dollars in combined college tuition and program enrollment scholarships.
Our College Scholarship Program helps Junior Guard alumni pay for college or other education programs after they are finished with high school. Many of these kids come back to become valuable members of our community. The majority of our fundraising is awarded to our College Scholarship Program.
Mason Borreson (Cal Poly)
Amber Carlton (UCLA)
MacKenzie Deeter (Chico State)
Makenna DePuydt (Wagoner College)
Rachel Edmonds (Chico State)
Natalie Linneman (Cal Poly)
Sydney Rastatter (Univ. of Alabama)
Nick Vincent (Cal Poly)
Program Scholarship for those kids who are dedicated to Junior Guards but whose families can’t afford all of the session. We work closely with the Capitola Foundation to fund and administer this program.
College Scholarship Information
Capitola Junior Lifeguard Instructors, second year AA’s and former Capitola Jr. Lifeguards who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for our college scholarships. You must be a high school graduate and be planning to attend an accredited college or trade school during the fall semester or quarter of 2017 and be a full-time student (12 units or more). In addition, you must have been enrolled and completed a minimum of four years in the Capitola Junior Lifeguard Program, with a minimum of two sessions completed in the Captains Corps of Capitola Junior Lifeguards.
Scholarships are for tuition only, and all award checks will be made payable to the college/university. Scholarships will not be awarded to students who already have full ride scholarships, so if you already have your undergraduate expenses covered, please wait and apply at a later date if your situation changes.
Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants based on:
- Enrollment and Participation in Capitola Jr. Lifeguards
- Demonstrated academic competence
- Involvement in school, sports, and community organizations
Letters of recommendation, essays, high school and/or college transcripts, college/trade school acceptance letter, financial aid award statement, and a schedule of anticipated expenses, provided by the college/trade school will need to be submitted and will be used to evaluate candidates. This scholarship will be awarded only one time per person. If you are not awarded a scholarship this year, you may reapply.
Applications must be submitted to Greg Madsen by mail, no later than Saturday July 15, 2017: 3821 Moana Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
If you have any questions, please email Greg Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise White at email@example.com.
To be considered for a scholarship, the application must be submitted on time, and it must be complete with all required documentation attached. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The scholarships will be awarded at the second session awards picnic on Friday, August 11th.