The John A. and Charlotte M. Church Memorial Scholarship-2021


This scholarship is available for C.K. McClatchy High School students only.

(One Year scholarship for $1,000.00)
Application Period: January 4, 2021 – May 14 2021


John A. Church came to C. K. McClatchy High School in 1938 as Chairman of the Business Department.  He taught business classes, became the school’s Controller, and eventually the Director of Student Activities.  He greatly enjoyed working with students and always held an optimistic attitude toward the younger generation.  His wife, Charlotte M. Church, was also a teacher.  Mr. Church retired in 1970.  This scholarship was established in 1999 and Mr. Church was personally involved in establishing this memorial fund prior to his death.


The John A. and Charlotte M. Church Memorial Scholarship is open to a senior student graduating from C. K. McClatchy High School.  The proceeds from the investment of this fund provide for an annual scholarship to a graduating student from C. K. McClatchy High School.

Applicants should exhibit:

  • Above average scholarship record (GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Extra-curricular activities/community involvement
  • Incentive
  • Leadership qualities
  • Cooperative spirit
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm


Scholarship winners will be announced at the selected student’s High School Awards Assembly, unless otherwise indicated.


Any student who meets the stated qualifications must complete an online application.  The completed application must be accompanied by the following documents:

1. Two Letters of Recommendation: (MUST INCLUDE)

  • One from a C. K. McClatchy administrator, counselor, or teacher; and
  • One from outside the school (i.e. employer, pastor, youth leader, or community leader)

2. Student Essay: (MUST BE TYPED and 750 words or less)

  • Describe your educational and vocational goals (short-term and long-term)
  • How you plan to use the scholarship funds

3. Transcript:

  • An unofficial transcript of the student’s high school record, including the first semester of your senior year

4. College Enrollment:

  • Verification of acceptance to a University of California institution, or acknowledgement by the university that the process is underway