The Castro Valley Arts Foundation (CVAF) Scholarship was initiated in 2009. The Scholarship is a monetary award for college bound CVHS seniors who have contributed to arts programs at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. Initially conceived as a Theatre Arts scholarship, it was expanded in 2011 to include all of the arts disciplines practiced at the CFA.
Funding for scholarships is provided by the community who purchase concessions at CVAF shows at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. Multiple scholarships may be awarded in the same year depending on the amount collected and typically range between $300 - $500.
Applications for the scholarship are available through the Castro Valley Education Foundation each spring for CVHS seniors who will graduate in that same school year. All applications are reviewed by members of the CVAF Board, and are distributed at the CVHS Senior Awards night.
2015 - Eleanor Kaj (UOP); Michael French (Portland State); Chloe Billings (CSULB); Samantha Cowan (Las Positas); Grey Janowski (CSU SJ)
2014 - Mary Troxell (CSUEB); Christina Kaser (UC Berkeley)
2013 - Mark Goddin(Los Positas); Trevor Fontana-Acebo(Sonoma State); Matthew Skinner(UC Davis); Hayley Mason (Emerson College); Kane Ashton(Cal State East Bay)
2012 - Erin Sullivan (NYU); Tara Steward (Chapman); Justin Bell (CSU San Francisco); Anna Balassone (UC Berkeley)
2011 - Michael Small (UC Davis)
2010 - Rachel Wagner (UC Davis); Monroe Ekilah (USC); Megan Sullivan (USC)
2009 - Amanda Sylvia (CSU Fullerton); Caitlyn Lushington (UC Irvine); Jordan Mackey (UC Riverside)