Apply for a Scholarship

Apply for a Scholarship

Thanks to generous individuals, families and businesses, the CFMC offers a variety of scholarships for Monterey County students to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

70+ Scholarships: 1 Application

Students can apply for the majority of our scholarships through our online scholarship system. 

2024 Scholarship Deadline:
Midnight on Friday, March 15, 2024

Attention: If you have submitted your FAFSA or Dream Act Application for 2024-2025 and your Student Aid Index (SAI) has not been determined, please use the Federal Student Aid Estimator online tool to estimate your SAI to be able to complete your general scholarship application.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Separate Applications

The following CFMC scholarship funds also accept applications online:

The Cal Alumni Memorial Scholarship Funds

  • The Larry Horan-Jim Langley Cal Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund and Jack Van Zander Cal Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Purpose: To honor outstanding Cal alumni Larry Horan, Jim Langley, and Jack Van Zander who have made significant contributions to the community, and to monetarily assist worthy students who will be attending Cal.
  • Eligibility: Graduating high school student residing in Monterey County who will be attending UC Berkeley next year.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Criteria:
    • Horan-Langley Scholarship: a graduating senior at a high school in Monterey County who has demonstrated excellence in some or all of the categories of leadership, scholarship, athletics and other extracurricular activities, and community services. Financial need will also be a consideration.
    • Van Zander Scholarship: a well-rounded graduating senior of one of the high schools on the Monterey Peninsula who has engaged in a wide range of activities such as music, arts, and athletics, demonstrates qualities of good citizenship, and enjoys taking on a leadership position. Financial need will also be a consideration.
  • Application Deadline: 2024 Deadline TBD

Please contact Esther Figueroa for more information.

The Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Purpose:  Established in memory of Matthew Finnigan, who was a high-functioning adult with autism whose life was taken before he could achieve his goal of helping others on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Eligibility: Applicant is on the Autism Spectrum and is a graduating senior, or has graduated from a high school in California.
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Criteria: Preference will be given to an applicant that has participated in activities helping other youth on the Autism Spectrum. Applicant must show one of the following:
    • a demonstrated interest in a career in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology, Statistics, Chemistry or Math;
    • intent to pursue a degree in the field of Psychology, Psychiatry or Research into cures or management of Autism; or
    • interest in using college education to help adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
  • Application Deadline: 2024 Deadline TBD

Please contact Esther Figueroa for more information.

More Scholarship Resources

We encourage all students to explore our Scholarship Resources for information on:

  • federal, state, institutional, and scholarship aid
  • financial and academic planning