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This program has been suspended due to budget constraints

 

 

                                 Description of Award & Selection Process

                                 Required Forms & Important Notes

                                 List of Past Award Winners

The CCS Board of Managers is proud to announce the immediate opening of the application process of the
2010-11 Central Coast Section Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards program.

  • The CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Program will honor at least five (5) Central Coast Section students, as follows:
    • One (1) female  student-athlete will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship; and
    • One (1) male  student-athlete will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship; and
    • At least three (3) additional student-athletes will each be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Thanks to the generosity of John & Barbara Spalding and their family, we have been able to add one (1) additional $500 scholarship! 

  • The CCS Scholar-Athlete Award Selection Committee (made up of educational professionals from throughout the Section) is seeking applicants whose academic, athletic and school & community service careers have been truly exemplary.  Applicants must possess the following:
    • personal standards and accomplishments which are positive models for others;
    • high levels of integrity, honesty and athletic citizenship; and,
    • in the subjective determination of the Selection Committee, have benefited from their participation in high school
          interscholastic athletic programs.
  • Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for the CCS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD, the applicant must meet or exceed all of the following minimum qualifications:
    • Be a graduating senior;
    • Possess no less than a 3.5 grade-point-average (over 7 semesters, un-weighted);
    • Score at least 1,500 on the (new) SAT or 21 on the ACT;
    • Have competed at the VARSITY level for a CCS school for at least two (2) years;
    • Be able to verify an exemplary record of positive athletic and non-athletic citizenship.
  •  Evaluation Criteria and Process
    • The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications utilizing the following criteria:
      • Scholastic Achievement - 30%;
      • School / Community Service - 20%;
      • Athletic Achievement - 30%;
      • Student Essay - 20%.
    • The Selection Committee will then determine the number of applicants invited to appear before the Committee for a Finalist's Interview.
    • The Selection Committee will then select at least five (5) CCS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD winners, utilizing, at its discretion, the results from the interviews and the criteria from B.-1. above, as supported by all materials submitted.
    • The winners and their respective school administrators will be notified by the CCS Office Staff, and a press release will be prepared and distributed.
  • Presentation of Awards
    • All winners, along with their families, school Administrators and Athletic Directors, will be the guests of the Central Coast Section at an awards presentation, scheduled during the April 13, 2011 CCS Board of Managers meeting.  Each winner will receive an inscribed award.  His/her respective monetary scholarship award will be forwarded to his/her high school, which will handle the appropriate disbursement of scholarship funds to and for the student.
  • Application Process

o                                Each member-school may submit any number of scholarship applications to:
               CCS Office, 6830 Via Del Oro, Suite 103, San Jose, CA  95119

o                                The deadline for submitting completed applications is 3:30PM, TUESDAY,MARCH 1, 2011.
                Late
or incomplete applications will not be considered.

o                                In order to be considered complete, the application must include the following material:

                                 A completed Student Application Form - Part A (Administrator's signature required);

                                 A completed Student Application Form - Part B (Athletic Director's signature required);

                                 At least two (2) letters of recommendation  -- one (1) each from the student's school Administrator and Athletic Director -- plus any other recommendation letters, at the student's discretion;

                                 A copy of the student's seven(7)-semester transcript of grades, showing his/her cumulative and un-weighted grade-point-average and schedule of classes taken, with respective grades earned;

                                 An official verification of the student's SAT/ACT score(s) -- This can only be accomplished in the following manner:  A copy of the official notification of scores, sent by the testing center to the student or school, must accompany the application (scores that are typed or handwritten on the transcript will not be accepted);

                                 A TYPED essay (1-page, & in the student's own words) addressing the following topic:

      Consider carefully the following excerpt and the assignment below it. Then plan and write an essay that explains your ideas as intuitively as possible. Keep in mind that the support you provide – both reasons and examples – will help make your view clearer to the committee.

Justified or not, athletes are American societies' heroes and role models. What is your responsibility as a "role model" and how has this responsibility affected you as an athlete and a person?

Included in this essay should be

      Personal experiences/observations

      What impact does high school sports have on society, give examples

      Is this burden placed on high school athletes warranted?

 

 

 

  • PART A: General Information Sheet Student's Citizenship Verification Form
  • PART B: Athletic Information Sheet

DATES TO NOTE:

  • *January, 2011

Application materials distributed to member-schools

  • March 2, 2011(3:30PM)

Completed application packets must be physically received in CCS Office

  • March 7-15, 2011

Applications evaluated; finalists selected; interviews scheduled

  • March 22-23, 2011

Finalists interviewed; winners selected and notified

  • April 13, 2011

Awards presented at CCS Board of Managers Meeting

*Exact dates = TBA

 

Past Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Winners:

2007-2008

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring Meeting, April 24, 2008

click here for press release

    • Devan Kennifer, Santa Catalina School -- $1,500
    • Philip Pompei, St. Francis High School -- $1,500
    • John Bonano, Palma High School -- $500
    • Kathryn Daniels, Milpitas High School -- $500
    • Alexis Ehmann Ixtlahuac, The York School -- $500
    • Katherine Johnson, Mountain View High School -- $500
    • Pallavi Menon, Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) --  $500

2006-2007

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring Meeting, April 26, 2007

    • Thea Lee, Carmel High School -- $1,500
    • Gregory Justice, Archbishop Mitty High School -- $1,500
    • Natasha Barthel, St. Francis High School -- $750
    • Karina Sterrett, Notre Dame High School (Salinas) -- $750
    • Jordan Carr, Woodside High School -- $500
    • Samantha Smiley, Notre Dame High School (Belmont) -- $500

2005-2006

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring Meeting, May 3, 2006

    • Megan Shea Grant, Palo Alto High School -- $1,500
    • Richard Scudellari, Jr., St. Francis High School -- $1,500
    • Cynthia Curley, St. Francis High School -- $1,000
    • Valentin Barsan, Bellarmine Prep -- $500
    • Phoebe Champion, Palo Alto High School -- $500
    • Abigail Damm, Mountain View High School -- $500
    • Kelly Eaton, Menlo-Atherton High School -- $500
    • Katherine Fulp-Allen, Half Moon Bay High School -- $500
    • Kelli Okuji, R.L.Stevenson School -- $500
    • Hannah Shull, Santa Cruz High School -- $500

2004-2005

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring Meeting, April 28, 2005

    • Hillary Austinn Freeman, Palo Alto High School -- $1,500
    • Brian Bensch, Bellarmine College Prep -- $1,500
    •  Christopher Jacobson, Santa Cruz High School -- $500
    •  Michelle Meyer, Carmel High School -- $500
    • Audrey Yau, St. Francis (Mountain View) High School -- $500

 

2003-2004

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring Meeting, April 29, 2004

    • Grace Hsu, Saratoga High School -- $1,500
    • Bryan Van Meter, Aptos High School -- $1,500
    • Amy Baxter, San Benito High School -- $1,000
    • Tyler Holland, Sacred Heart Prep -- $1,000
    • Nicole Ng, St. Francis High School -- $1,000
    • Sarah Zerzan, Notre Dame (Belmont) High School -- $500

Also recognizing HONORABLE ACHIEVEMENT

    • Joshua Lagod, Branham High School
    • Joyce Lu, Cupertino High School
    • Emily Reagan, Sacred Heart Prep
    • Ryan Smith, San Lorenzo Valley High School

Thanks to the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation for their generous contribution of $2,000 towards these scholarships.  We appreciate their partnership!

2002-2003

Awards were presented at the CCS Board of Managers spring meeting April 25, 2003

    • Madeleine Flint, Notre Dame (Belmont) High School -- $1,500
    • Trevor Fontes, Fremont High School -- $1,500
    • Jessica Schindler, Santa Cruz High School -- $700
    • Katie Turley-Molony, Presentation High School -- $700
    • Alison Fohner, Archbishop Mitty High School -- $600
    • Kimberly Dabo, San Benito High School -- $500
    • Lora Krsulich, Capuchino High School -- $500
    • Scott Martin, Gilroy High School -- $500
    • Matthew Ronconi, Mountain View  High School -- $500
    • David Welch, St. Francis High School -- $500

Thanks to the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation for their generous contribution of $3,000 towards these scholarships.  We appreciate their partnership!

2001-2002

    • Shannon Rowbury, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep -- $1,500
    • Brett Gotcher, Aptos High School -- $1,500
    • Kelsey Wiegmann, St. Ignatius College Prep -- $1,000
    • Megan Baker, Santa Cruz High School -- $500
    • Natalie Cirigliano, Mercy (Burlingame) High School -- $500
    • Eric Dooley, Juniperro Serra High School -- $500
    • Kristen Funck, Piedmont Hills High School -- $500
    • Jill Himlan, Santa Cruz High School -- $500
    • Morgan McGill, Del Mar High School -- $500
    • Lindsey Sherburne, Archbishop Mitty High School -- $500

2000-2001

    • Meghan Kirby-McFarland, Los Gatos High School -- $1,500
    • Justin Peyman, Leland High School -- $1,500
    • Riley Gerbrandt, San Lorenzo Valley High School -- $500
    • Lauren Mason, Leland High School -- $500
    • Grace Tsai, San Mateo High School -- $500
    • Derek Marquardt, Leigh High School -- $300
    • Russell Martin, Los Gatos High School -- $300
    • David Poulsen, Half Moon Bay High School -- $300
    • Kate Rainey, Prospect High School -- $300
    • Shiloh Whiting, San Lorenzo Valley High School -- $300

1999-2000

    • Edward McKenna, The York School -- $1,500
    • Marie Nichole Gillette, Carmel High School -- $1,500
    • Lauren Gustafson, Mills High School -- $500
    • Timothy Kirby, Junipero Serra High School -- $500
    • Monica Morrison, Notre Dame (Belmont) High School -- $500

1998-1999

    • Iming Lin, Los Gatos High School -- $1,500
    • Andrew Hill, Los Altos High School -- $1,500
    • Taylor Hendricks, Los Gatos High School -- $500
    • Betsy Masiello, Saratoga High School -- $500
    • Jason Sabet-Peyman, Leland High School -- $500

1997-1998

    • Tom Oristian, Archbishop Mitty High School -- $1,500
    • Nicole Portley, Aragon High School -- $1,500
    • Sarah Squire, Hillsdale High School -- $500
    • Devon Courtney, Soquel High School -- $500
    • Brent Vickers, Leland High School -- $500

 

6/12/09  Central Coast Section
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