The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than
$2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farmworkers.

Countless students and graduates are pursuing their passions and working in careers that span a wide range of professions. Additionally, many return to their hometowns to give back to their local communities and serve as inspirational role models.

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.


2018–2019 scholarship applications are now open!




First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker).

• Full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested.

• Maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater.



Do you have additional questions?

To find out more about our scholarship program, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (also available in Spanish) and How to Apply and Helpful Tips.

You may also contact Dyann Meschi, Scholarship Coordinator at or by calling 831.724.1301.






If you have further questions or need additional assistance, contact Dyann Meschi, Scholarship Coordinator at: 
or call 831.724.1301.

Mailing Address:

California Strawberry Scholarships
P.O. Box 269
Watsonville, CA 95077

Office Location:

180 Westridge Drive, Suite 101
Watsonville, CA 95046

Phone: 831.724.1301

Frequently Asked Questions

Find questions and answers regarding the California Strawberry Scholarship Program. 

Disponible en español.

Read FAQs

Application Tips

Read through tips for submitting a successful scholarship application.

Application Tips

Scholarship Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of ScholarNews.

Learn more about our program and enjoy highlights of students and their academic achievements.


Award Finalization

Scholarship recipients, learn how to finalize your scholarship award.

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