Scholarships and Financial Aid

Paying for College

Questions about Scholarships and Financial Aid?



Cal Grant awards are state funded monetary grants given to students to help pay for college expenses. The awards do not have to be paid back. You apply for all Cal Grants by completing the FAFSA and having your school provide a GPA Verification to the California Student Aide Commission (CSAC). Morro Bay High School submits the GPA Verification electronically for ALL seniors by the March 2nd deadline. If you do not want MBHS to automatically submit your GPA then complete the GPA Opt-Out Form (Spanish). Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, and other factors. In addition to applying for a Cal Grant you must meet the March 2nd FAFSA deadline.

ARMY ROTC scholarships pay either full tuition and fees (in or out of state) or $10,000 per year in room and board costs. They also include $1,200 per year in books and a $420 per month stipend. More information can be found here:

The following websites hold an incredible amount of information and are an excellent place for you to start understanding the financial aid and scholarship process.

California Scholarship Federation

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The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a statewide non-monetary scholarship society founded in 1921 to recognize academic achievement. Membership is not automatic. All eligible students must apply during the enrollment period. The enrollment period is the first four weeks of each semester.The goal of every CSF member is to be designated a seal bearer/life member. A seal bearer can receive a gold seal on their diploma, and receive the official life membership pin. In order to earn this honor, a student must be eligible and apply for membership four out of the last six semesters. One of the last four semesters must be from the senior year (the grades from the 9th grade do not count).