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Race To End The Stigma

Deadline: March 15th


The Race to End the Stigma Scholarship was created by the Carlos Vieira Foundation to start the conversation about mental health. The $1,000 Race to End the Stigma Scholarship is granted annually to graduating high school seniors who are interested in mental health awareness or who are willing to share their story about mental health in an effort to end the stigma. Please review the following eligibility criteria before completing the application. If selected, the scholarship recipient will be asked to give a testimonial.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a graduating senior in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Be graduating from a high school in one of the following twenty-one counties: Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, or Yuba.

  • Seeking enrollment in a postsecondary degree program at a two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school


Submission Instructions: (Students may submit their application by one of the listed methods)

  • Complete the application on our website,

  • Complete the printed application and email to with supporting documentation.