Scholarships are free money for college and are usually based on your area of study or merit, such as good grades, high test scores, athletic, musical or other special talents, leadership, community service and sometimes financial need. The scholarships listed below are for mainly high school seniors unless otherwise indicated. Most of the scholarships are sponsored by outside donors. You must complete the applications and send to the address indicated unless it is noted to specifically turn in the applications to Mrs. Ditler or Mrs. Dahl in the office. Summerville High School/Connections VPAA High School is fortunate to have many scholarships that are exclusive to our seniors. Scholarship application deadlines vary, so please look at the details.







Below are scholarships that were offered in the 2021-2022 school year. The same scholarships are typically offered every year, so it is a good idea to look through them and start planning out which would apply to you. Be sure to look at dates where dates are listed, some scholarships are already available and deadlines may close soon.


Summerville and Connections

Scholarships for the 2022-23 School Year


Summerville and Connections Student Scholarships

Due May 7– $250, $500 and more! Fill out the Google Form for a chance to earn some scholarship money!

Adventist Health Sonora Volunteers Scholarship – Due March 4th, 2023

DeLacy Memorial Scholarship 

Major Lucas Gruenther Memorial Scholarship 

Due MAY 1 $2,222.22 per year up to four years! Awarded to a Senior at Summerville High School annually who emulates Luc’s spirit and tenacity for life.  SEE LINK!

More info about Luc-

Miss Gold Country Scholarship– Due May 1- $1000- See link. For ladies ages 14-26

CSEA Chapter 738 Scholarship – $250 – Due April 14, 2023

C.A.S.T. Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Carlos Vieira FoundationRace to End the Stigma $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity

Bear Boosters Scholarship

Twain Harte Soroptimist Scholarship

Yosemite Community Scholarship 

Alpha Iota- Omega Nu

Comprehensive Education Scholarship

Women of the Moose

Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarship

Summerville Quarterback Club Scholarship

 Liberty Institute Alexander Hamilton Scholarship


TUD Scholarship

Bob and Joan Miller Memorial Scholarship

Sue Griffiths Small Livestock Scholarship

Ron Arington Memorial Scholarship 

Debra “Sam” Haack Memorial Scholarship

TriCounty LGBTQ Alliance Scholarship– Due April 1 $1000 for up to 4 area seniors.

ICES Bridging Cultures Scholarship

AAUW Scholarship

Association of Realtors- Jennie Evans and Linda Duff Memorial Scholarship

Sierra Quilt Guild 

Twain Harte Rotary Scholarship

Twain Harte Rotary Vocational Scholarship

Coach Marlin Heldstab Memorial Scholarship



Columbia College Get More Math Scholarship 

Smyth-Bolter Post 58- American Legion Scholarship

What is ALA Girls State

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship-  Due April 1, 2023

Friday Night Live/Jeff Vasallo Memorial Scholarship

Wes and Ruth Wyllie Memorial Art Scholarship 

E Clampus Vitus Ron Smith Memorial Scholarship 

Elks Vocational Trade School/Tech School Scholarship

Robert Caldera Construction, Inc. 

Vietnam Veteran’s of America- Chapter 391 Scholarship– Due March 3, 2023

    John Greeno Memorial Scholarship

    Gilbert Poulter Memorial Scholarship 

    HealthLit Now Scholarship

    Kiwanis Club Vocational Scholarship

    Restivo Music Scholarship

    Homer Latimer Scholarship

    James O. Dale Scholarship

    Jamestown Elementary Alumni Scholarship 

    Jim Baldrige Memorial Scholarship  

    Lil Dawson, Winifred Black, Big Oak REbekah Lodge #259 

    Lyle C. Scott Scholarship

    Martha Barnes Memorial Scholarship

    Mitchell Dahl Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship

    Sonora Elementary School Graduate

     Summerville Elementary Alumni Scholarship 

    Teleli Women’s Weekenders Golf Scholarship

    Teresa Mary Thors Scholarship

    Terry Campbell Loshalegro Scholarship

    Tuolumne County Bar Association (TCBA)- Patrick Angermiller Memorial Scholarship

    Tuolumne County Farm Bureau

    Tuolumne County Tennis Association

    Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse 

    Tuolumne County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

    Twain Harte Horsemen Scholarship 

    Aspen Street Architects Scholarship- Vincent Lee Memorial 

    Bass Family Scholarship

    Bill Gerber Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Black Oak Casino Scholarship

    Bruce Paxton Memorial

    Bryce Matthew Sanguinetti Memorial Scholarship

    Captain John T. Berger Scholarship

    Clarke Broadcasting Scholarship- $2000 ($500 x 4 years).  

    Chris Anderson Memorial Scholarship

     Lori Briscoe Memorial Scholarship

    Earl and Mary Purdy Memorial Scholarship

    Emigrant Basin Pack and Social Club 

    Eva Schicke Memorial Scholarship 

    Deputy David Paul Grant Memorial Scholarship

    Father Gilmartin Memorial Scholarship– Due March 17, 2023

    Lockheed Martin Vocational ScholarshipDue March 17,  2023. Up to $6600. See link for more info. (non-local scholarship)

    Perricone-Hobbin-Hodge Scholarship – Due March 11, 2023 – $15,000.00. Turn in to Mrs. Ditler.

    Signal Services Scholarship

    Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship

    Sonora Elks Club Legacy Scholarship

    San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship– Due January 15, 2023

    Sonora Elks Club Most Valuable Student- 

    Front Porch STEM Scholarship- click here for application link –Due Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 by 3pm to Mrs. Ditler

      Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship 

      Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Scholarship– Due November 6th to Mrs. Ditler.

      Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen Scholarship

      Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

      SkillPointe Foundation Scholarship