The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library are continuing their tradition of community support by offering four $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants must reside in zip code 92007 or 92024 and be completing their high school senior year and be planning to attend a college, university or trade school in 2017

How To Apply?

Download the application form and the applicant checklist here.  They are also available at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library at 2081 Newcastle Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007.

Applicants must submit an essay, not to exceed 500 words, addressing how your library experiences have influenced your education and why you are planning to pursue a post-secondary education. Describe your special interests and extra-curricular activities.

In addition to the essay, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members, e.g. a teacher, counselor, employer, neighbor, youth leaders, etc. In addition, proof of high school registration, proof of residency in either zip code 92007 or 92024, a copy of their public library card, and a copy of their current high school ID card are required. Send the original application and supporting documentation to:

Scholarship Panel
Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library
P.O. Box 657
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Or hand deliver it to the Cardiff Library.  The application packet must be received by May 1, 2017 by 6:00pm.

How Are Applications Evaluated?

A panel of judges selected from the community will evaluate the applications, essays, and supporting materials, and select the top four candidates.  Winners will be notified on or before May 29, 2017.

Questions? Contact Jenny Paschall at 760-815-5602 or