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Bloss Graduate Scholarship


*Application Opens in December- Read Information Below Carefully


Who is Eligible?

  • Must have graduated from the Merced Union High School District no earlier than 1973, or any year thereafter.
  • Minimum Cumulative College GPA of 2.8.
  • Must be enrolled in a California accredited post-secondary school.
  • Shall be ineligible to apply after 4 years or completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Must be Enrolled in 12 or more units.

Application

Bloss awards must be applied for annually. Applications are available in December, online from the “College & Scholarship” website. Make sure you are clicking on Bloss for Graduate application.

  • Applications must be Submitted online by March 20th by midnight.

Official Transcript

Options for sending official transcripts:

(1) Official college transcript from ALL colleges can be mailed to the high school you graduated from (see below for school addresses). This transcript must be postmarked by March 20th.

(2) Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) from all colleges will be accepted when verification is provided that the transcripts were submitted directly from the college or university to the Bloss Committee. The Bloss Scholarship Committee will not accept e-transcripts that were sent directly to an individual student. Electronic transcripts must be sent to blossscholarship@muhsd.org by midnight March 20th.

NOTE: A complete transcript must include fall semester grades.

School Addresses

Atwater High School
P.O. Box 835
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 325-1260

Buhach Colony High School
P.O. Box 753
Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 325-1460

El Capitan High School
100 Farmland Ave.
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 325-5500

Golden Valley High School
2121 E. Childs Ave
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 325-1860

Livingston High School

617 Main Street
Livingston, CA 95334
(209) 398-3260

Merced High School

205 W. Olive Ave
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 325-1060

Adult School, Independence High School or Yosemite High School

1900 G. Street Merced, CA 95340

Please Note: THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED. Before you start the application, complete a BRIEF essay (maximum of 3000 characters). Prompt: Please type a brief description of your future plans; both academic and vocational. Also indicate any other pertinent information that would be helpful to the selection committee.

If you change colleges, contact Theresa Nichols at 325-2036 or email: tnichols@muhsd.org

DISBURSEMENT OF AWARDS

  • Awards for community college are disbursed in the amount of $300 per year.
  • Awards granted to a student attending a four-year institution or vocational program vary depending on available funds (ranging from $500 to $2000).
  • Awards will be disbursed in two equal payments annually (September and February) to the financial aid office of the college you are attending.
  • The first one-half of the award will be disbursed in September and sent to the College you noted on the application.
    • College will verify full time enrollment of 12 or more units.
  • The second one-half will be disbursed upon verification of enrollment by the college in February
    • Completion of 12 or more units for the immediately preceding semester or quarter with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Bloss awards shall not be made to students where the receipt of such award would reduce the amounts of awards from other sources.
  • For questions or concerns, please email: blossscholarship@muhsd.org, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL IN THE EMAIL.

SEND OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL YOU GRADUATED FROM: Listed below are the addresses and phone numbers. Please include: Attention Bloss Committee.