Application and Awards


English language application forms for the summer 2019 scholarship award are available online for download here as of January 1, 2019. (Spanish application forms will be available within a few days.)  This scholarship award will be for a junior or senior in high school for participation in the summer 2019 exchange to Sestri Levante, Italy.  Please click and download the application form below.  NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Application Jan 2019

Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Fact Sheet 2019


Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Application Jan 2019 – Spanish

Gralen Eidam Wilson Fact Sheet 2019 – Spanish



About the Scholarship
The Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Scholarship will provide Santa Cruz County Youth the opportunity to represent Santa Cruz County in one of our Sister Cities abroad (Shingu, Japan; Sestri Levante, Italy; Alushta, Crimea; Jinotepe, Nicaragua; Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela).


High school juniors and seniors who are residents of Santa Cruz County.


Wearing traditional clothing of our past Sister City, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Applicants must:

  • Complete an application form
  • Propose and complete a project related to their participation in the exchange.
  • Commit to participating in fundraising efforts
  • If awarded, recipient must be prepared to make a brief presentation after exchange participation.
  • See application form for further requirements, including hosting incoming youth ambassadors, attending planning meetings, etc.


Awards will be determined on an annual basis based on available program funding.  This year’s award will be for a student who is a junior or senior in the Santa Cruz school system to visit Sestri Levante, Italy, in the summer of 2019.

Process for Determining Award

Application submissions will be reviewed by members of the scholarship committee (including members of the Eidam and/or Wilson families), which will make the final selection.  A member of the Sister Cities Committee will attend interviews and meetings for representation purposes.

Awards will be granted to the applicant with the most thorough and compelling submission, as determined by the review committee.

Scholarship will be supported through fundraising efforts. Applicants will also be expected to participate in fundraising.


Application forms will be available through this website and will be delivered to local high schools.

Enjoying a meal in our Sister City, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.