St. Joseph High School Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available to incoming Freshmen for the 2020-2021 school year and are 4-year renewable scholarships unless indicated otherwise.

Take your time to read the scholarship descriptions and apply for those you feel you are qualified for. Please understand that although you may meet the criteria for several scholarships, the number of applicants from deserving students far exceed the number of available scholarships and therefore it is rare that any one student will receive more than one scholarship.

All applications are due by February 5, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted as the review process is long and complex. Multiple readers take the time to review every essay. The top applications will be reviewed again before awards are made.

Award notification is made mid-March. Scholarship recipients will be required to accept their award by a specific deadline or the scholarship will be forfeited. Good luck!

Scholarship Application Process

  • Step 1: Complete a tuition assistance application (FACTS)
  • Step 2: Complete the Scholarship Application(s)
  • Step 3: Award letters are mailed mid-March
  • Step 4: Recipients accept award offers by deadline

**note, scholarships are being updated frequently due to the generosity of our benefactors. This list should be exhaustive, for the 2020-2021 school year, as of 1/30/2020.


$500 Scholarships

Bailey Scholarship ~

Beaulieu Memorial Scholarship ~ Friends and colleagues established this scholarship in 2017 in memory of their dear friend "Beau" who lived life to the fullest. (This is a renewable scholarship awarded to a returning student entering their Junior or Senior year.)

Bouquet Family Scholarship ~

Donati Memorial Scholarship ~ Clarence Donati worked very hard as a farmer to raise all six of his children with a Catholic school education. All of his children are forever grateful for their education and this scholarship will hopefully help other to succeed in life as his children have.

Ferrari Scholarship ~

Kuhbander Memorial Scholarship ~ Larry and Jody Kuhbander exemplified the Catholic spirit and commitment and felt it was important to give young people a solid foundation in the faith so that they might continue to build on it for the rest of their lives. This scholarship honors their love for their children, the Church and the Lord. (This is a one-year scholarship open to all applicants.)

Joe & Audrey Smith Scholarship ~

$1,500-$2,500 Scholarships

Ardantz Family Scholarship ~ The Dominick and Viki Ardantz Scholarship is awarded to a student who is active in their school and community and whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Chipman Memorial Scholarship ~ The Catherine Parker Chipman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student, preferably with experience in the fine arts of painting, drawing or sculpture, entering St. Joseph High School as a freshman whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Gee Memorial Scholarship ~ Marcia Gee worked hard to put her children through Catholic school and instilled in them a reverence for the faith. This scholarship was established by her family to honor her love for her children and her faith in the Lord and to enable families to obtain a faith-based Catholic education for their children.

Gift of Giving Scholarship ~ “To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (I Corinthians 12:7) This scholarship was established to recognize individuals who give the gift of themselves in some way that strengthens those individuals around them and the community to which they belong.

R. Ibsen Family Scholarship ~ This scholarship is available to incoming Freshman from St. Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria.

Kirchhof Memorial Scholarship ~ Tyler Kirchhof '07 is remembered by his friends as a rare breed of friend who was funny, charming, and always there for them. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is active in their school and community and whose family demonstrates a need for tuition assistance.

Mainini Memorial Scholarship ~ Ted Mainini finished school at age 13 and went to work for a local dairy. He never had the opportunity to further his own education in high school or college, but his dream was to help young people who wanted to obtain a quality education and so, in 2000, he established the Ted Paul Mainini Scholarship.

Souza Family Scholarship ~ Irving and Dolores never forgot the contribution of Santa Clara University to their life and faith and were long-time supporters of Catholic education. They included St. Joseph High School as a beneficiary of their estate and in their memory, St. Joseph High School established this scholarship.

Teixeira Family Scholarship ~ In their gratitude to the Lord for the blessing of the quality Catholic education given by St. Joseph High School to their grandchildren, Norm and Evelyn Teixeira established this scholarship in 2012 in order to assist other families who desire a quality Catholic education for their children.

$1,000 Scholarships

Caveletto Scholarship ~

Ceniseroz Memorial Scholarship ~ Ray was an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and served as a Eucharistic minister to the homebound of the community. He approached life and everything in it with the intention of leaving things better than when he found them.

Crist Family Scholarship ~

Daughters of Mary and Joseph Scholarship ~ Formerly the Sr. Sheila Tellis Memorial Scholarship, this scholarship honors Sr. Sheila Tellis & Sr. Regine Donner and affords young people the opportunity of a Catholic education.

Josephite Fathers Scholarship ~

Markey-Arko Scholarship ~ Established for a student who wishes to achieve a high grade level of academics in order to attain his or her dream for higher education. Judy Markey Arko and Matt Arko would like to stress the Catholic family way of life which will be learned with the strong Catholic/Christian foundation which St. Joseph High School provides.

Robinson Memorial Scholarship ~ Each year the Glenn Robinson Foundation awards a scholarship to an incoming freshman who is active in the life of his/her Catholic parish and is willing to make a commitment to remain active in some form of parish ministry.

Sartain Alumni Scholarship ~ Harriet Sartain taught at St. Joseph High School from 1970 to 1990 and served as the first Alumni Director from 1990 to 1999. In recognition of her dedication and service to the many individuals to whom she ministered, the Alumni association established this scholarship to be awarded to a student of alumni parent(s).