Scholarships

CHISPA has funded scholarships for students whose families live in CHISPA homes or apartments entering or attending Hartnell College, California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), and to various accredited colleges through the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) scholarships.

CHISPA has awarded 91 scholarships totaling over $98,000 since 2005.

One additional scholarship is available to residents of CHISPA’s Mountain View Townhomes Apartment Building in Salinas.

This scholarship is funded by the California Community Reinvestment Corporation. Any resident of Mountain View Townhomes seeking higher education at any college or university is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  For more information on this scholarship, please contact Dana Cleary at CHISPA: 831-757-6251 x 141 or dcleary@chispahousing.org

Each year, a portion of the proceeds from CHISPA’s annual Community Celebration are invested to increase the scholarship endowment. CHISPA held its last Annual Celebration benefit banquet at CSUMB at OldTown Salinas in February 2024. Plan on joining us at this great event next year to benefit scholarships and community services! Further information will be coming to our website in Fall.

Read biographies of past scholarship recipients.

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CHISPA CSUMB Scholarship

Application Opening: Application period for the 2024/2025 year opens October 1, 2023.

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2024/2025 year are due by March 1, 2024.

Application Webpage: https://csumb.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

CHISPA Hartnell College Scholarship

Application Opening: No information provided by Hartnell. Estimated opening for 2024/2025 year has not been indicated. Like us on Facebook and watch for updates as information is provided by the college.

Application Deadline: No information provided by Hartnell.

CHISPA Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Scholarship

Application Opening: Application period for the 2024/2025 year opens January 2, 2024.

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2024/2025 year are due by March 1, 2024.

Application Webpage:  https://cfmco.academicworks.com/

CCRC Scholarship for residents of Mountain View Townhomes

Application Deadline: April 15th of each year.

Visit CCRC here for information and application.

Donate Today

We encourage you to donate to support CHISPA’s scholarships and community services. Just click Donate at the top of this page. We appreciate your support!

Read biographies of past scholarship recipients.