Born and Raised in Watsonville Scholarship

The Born and Raised in Watsonville Scholarship was funded by Jessica Carrasco and the Watsonville Community. Jessica created her art brand, Carrasco Concepts to acknowledge and positively recognize her hometown of Watsonville, California. Each concept (image) is created to promote community pride and give back to Watsonville. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist current senior high school students planning to attend a college or technical school in the fall of 2019.

This is the first annual scholarship funded with the “Born and Raised in Watsonville” stickers created by Jessica Carrasco. The scholarship amounts to $500.


-The applicant MUST be a current high school senior at the time of their application and planning on going to a college/university/community/technical school in the fall.

-Applicant must live in Watsonville (or surrounding areas like Pajaro, Calabasas and Pinto Lake).

-Applicant must attend the Pajaro Valley School District (alternative or Charter Schools in Watsonville).

There is no GPA requirement and no Social Security requirement.

What is required is the scholarship packet, there are four sections, please complete ALL sections.
Section 1: General Info
Section 2: Short Answer Questions
Section 3: Essay Questions
Section 4: Documents: Transcript & 2 Letters of Recommendation

Scholarships are due Tuesday April 23rd, 2019


If you have any questions please e-mail: OR

Please make sure e-mail subject states: Scholarship Application Question

Dear Students,
As someone who didn’t have the highest or greatest GPA in high school, did not know exactly what I wanted to do when I was younger, and who believes we all deserve second a chance, please do not feel discouraged to apply. Most of the essay questions are for me to get an idea of who you are, your thought process, and your story. I am not looking for someone who looks the best on paper, weird huh? I am looking for someone who has personality, heart, determination, and refuses to give up on themselves or their dreams. Why? Because that’s what Watsonville is. We have personality, heart, determination and we refuse to give up on ourselves or our potential. What I am trying to say is: be extra, slay the essays, and show me what you are all about. Y’all got this!

Sincerely, Jessica Carrasco aka “the sticker girl” (inserts strawberry emoji) 

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