California Mayflower Society

Scholarship Essay Contest

This Society awards scholarships to students through an essay contest. The California Mayflower Society offers three awards each year to qualified applicants: one $5000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship and one $2,000 scholarship.


A scholarship applicant must be a high school senior during the year he/she applies for the scholarship.

Scholarship applicants must show a lineage connection to the California Mayflower Society:

There is NO restriction regarding the residence of the California Mayflower Society member or the residence of the scholarship applicant.


Applicants must submit 1) a Scholarship Application Form, 2) a copy of their high school transcript, 3&4) two letters of recommendation and 5) the scores from either their ACT or SAT test.

To apply

Download and save both the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application Instructions and the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application Form

Everything you will need to prepare, format and submit your application is in these two documents.


All application materials must be received no later than March 1 of each year.  No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

For More Information

If you have questions about any aspect of the scholarship program please send an email to Education/Scholarship Secretary Sally Johnson at