The Limitless Scholarship Fund

The Limitless Scholarship Fund

About the Fund

The Limitless Mentorship Program and Scholarship Fund was created to support the goals of young women and girls in Monterey County who dream of pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry but have limited access to resources due to a lack of financial support and career guidance. We provide scholarships, mentorship workshops, career guidance and self-care products to young women and girls from low-income households.

The Limitless Mentorship and Scholarship Program was created because we believe there should be no barriers that limit people from achieving the greatness they are destined for.”
– Genevieve Armendariz, Limitless Scholarship Founder


Genevieve worked with the Community Foundation to create the fund. She was inspired to start the fund by her grandmother, Jaycee Echeverria, who was a mechanic for the City of Salinas.

She celebrated the opening of the new fund on November 5th with CFMC staff. From l to r: Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services Christine Dawson, fund creator Genevieve Armendariz, Scholarships and Community Impact Officer Esther Figueroa, and Director of Gift Planning Cecilia Romero. 

Make a Gift

  • To make a gift to the Limitless Scholarship Fund, donate directly and securely online here or click on the “Donate Now” button below.

Donate Now

  • Send a check made payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County” with “Limitless Scholarship” in the memo line.
    Mail to:
    Community Foundation for Monterey County
    2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
  • To make a gift of stock or other assets, please contact Christine Dawson, Senior Vice President Philanthropic Services at 831.375.9712 x126.

Donations to the Limitless Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) are tax deductible.
The CFMC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID #94-1615897.

Learn More About the Scholarship

For eligibility and application details, click below. For volunteering information or how to support the scholarship in other ways, visit or view the Facebook or Instagram page.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Criteria

There is no minimum GPA to apply. The scholarship recipients will be chosen based off of the applicant’s:

  • Documented financial need

  • Demonstrated interest in a career in the field of STEAM, technical and vocational trades, automotive industry, aviation, architecture, construction, or agriculture.

  • Intent to pursue a degree in the field of a male dominated industry.

The applicant must be registered as a student at a Monterey County high school.

To claim the award funds, the winning students must enroll in an accredited school of higher education: such as a two-year, four-year, or vocational/trade school or certification program.​

Scholarships range up to $2,500 for a 2-year college and $4,000 for a 4-year university. Awards for vocational programs will vary.

All students in need of financial aid are encouraged to apply. That includes students applying through FAFSA and the California DREAM Act.

Applications open in January. Contact Esther Figueroa with questions or for more information.

Apply for the Scholarship