The Scholarship Program
Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
Scholarship Program –
The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras began awarding scholarships in 1984. For the past 30 years, 826 students have been awarded scholarships, totaling over $800,000 for continuing education. Any senior living in the Morgan Hill Unified School District, including private schools, Central High School and the Morgan Hill Adult School are eligible to apply for a scholarship to continue their education. The boundaries go from Gilroy, including San Martin, to South San Jose and Almaden Valley. The scholarships are available to public and private school students.
- In 2013, >275 applications were submitted for scholarships.
- In 2013, $46,000 in scholarship funds were dispersed.
- Over $800,000 has been awarded since 1980.
- ~40 students per year are awarded the scholarships.
Non-Profit Support – The Mushroom Mardi Gras invites local, non-profit organizations & clubs to participate in the Festival by providing discounts for booth space and/or $10 per man-hour for on-site assistance. In the past, The Mushroom Mardi Gras has paid approximately $15,000 – $20,000 per year, to non-profit clubs and organizations for their on-site work. Also, any funds raised from non-profit vendors, are entirely those organizations to keep.