Student Scholarships

Student scholarships are given out each year by all four sections of CASCWA. Visit each section pages to learn more about the rich history of these scholarship programs. Each year, over $10,000 is given out statewide. For scholarship eligibility, refer to the regional map below.

2016-17 CASCWA Student Scholarship Opportunities:

Bay Section Scholarship Award $500

Each year Bay Section awards $500 scholarships to deserving, graduating high school seniors who have overcome unique obstacles and difficulties. The students we want to recognize and honor are those who may have had to overcome lack of success early on due to personal or family problems, attendance or discipline issues. These students may have benefited from the intervention of a school counselor, community agency, or a child welfare and attendance worker.

Please help us to reach deserving students who are working against the odds to improve themselves. This may be a student who might not necessarily be attending a four-year college but attending a community college or a vocational program.

If anyone knows of a student who is deserving of this honor, please contact Bay Scholarship Chairperson, Janet McMurray at for an application and details about the scholarship program.


Applications Deadline: April 14, 2017


Delta Sierra Section – Richard C. Davis Scholarship Award $1000

The “Richard C. Davis Scholarship Award” was established in 1986 by the Delta/Sierra section of the California Association of Supervisors, Child Welfare and Attendance.

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to a Continuation or Alternative school graduate who is planning to continue their education in college or a vocational training school. The scholarship award was designed to recognize the resiliency of a student who has overcome personal obstacles to graduate from high school.


Applications Deadline: April 1, 2017


San Joaquin Section- Anthony Brucia Success Scholarship Award $1000

Since the early 1990’s, CASCWA’s San Joaquin Section has provided multiple “Anthony Brucia Success Awards” to deserving high school graduates. This scholarship program is at the heart of CASCWA’s San Joaquin Section. The membership of this organization is made up of school professionals who work with students in areas of attendance, truancy or behavior matters. By providing scholarships, CASCWA’s recognizes those students who, through hard work and support, made the commitment and succeeded in improving their character. For those students who are awarded CASCWA Scholarships, it represents a belief in them, recognition of their achievements, and commitment to their future. Their success is CASCWA’s reward. Five $1000 dollars scholarships will be awarded this year. As of May 2016, just over $90,000 has been provided to the winners of this award.


Applications Deadline: postmarked no later than March 31, 2017


Southern Section Scholarship Award

In the 1990’s, the Southern Section scholarship program was launched under the leadership of Karen Saunders, Agnes Moss and Mark Michels. Rick Riegel, Child Welfare and Attendance, Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District, is to be commended for his exceptional leadership in coordinating all Southern Section scholarship activities for the past several years. The current scholarship chairperson is Ms. Sandra Amatrian, Director, Administrative Services, Jurupa Unified School District. Ms. Amatrian has taken on the challenges of communicating and marketing the scholarship program, coordinating the selection of student award recipients, and presenting the scholarships at the annual June luncheon. Much credit for the success of the scholarship program also goes to the individual CASCWA members who have assisted and mentored students at their school sites, have supported them as they completed their requirements for high school graduation, and have nominated them to receive a CASCWA Scholarship. For more than a decade, CASCWA Southern Section has awarded scholarships to deserving students who have benefited from intervention by a Child Welfare and Attendance professional. We encourage all of our members to nominate students who have overcome adversity and are pursuing their dreams of a high education and a successful career.


Applications Deadline: April 12, 2017



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Regional Map

For your reference, student residing in the counties within each section highlighted below are eligible to apply for their section scholarships

Bay Area

• Alameda

• Contra Costa

• Lake

• Marin

• Mendocino

• Napa

• San Francisco

• San Mateo

• Santa Clara

• Santa Cruz

• Sonoma


• Alpine

• Amador

• Butte

• Calaveras

• Colusa

• Del Norte

• El Dorado

• Glenn

• Humbolt

• Lassen

• Modoc

• Nevada

• Placer

• Plumas

• Sacramento

• Shasta

• Sierra

• Siskiyou

• Solano

• Sutter

• Tehama

• Trinity

• Yolo

• Yuba

San Joaquin

• Fresno

• Inyo

• Kern

• King

• Madera

• Mariposa

• Merced

• Mono

• Monterey

• San Benito

• San Joaquin

• San Luis Obispo

• Stanislas

• Tulare

• Tuolomme


• Imperial

• Los Angeles

• Orange

• Riverside

• San Bernardino

• San Diego

• Santa Barbara

• Ventura