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  • Open Scholarships for CHS Students

    by B.Anumu

     

    Updated:  3/4/15 (new ones in Bold)

    Scholarships come in throughout the year.  Check this list frequently for updates. Hard copies are in the scholarship binder in the counseling office.  When you apply to colleges, check their sites or financial aid office for scholarships they may have for prospective students!  In addition, some good scholarship sites are:www.scholarshipsacramento.com; www.fastweb.com;  www.studentscholarships.org; www.scholarships.com; www.tuitionfundingsources.com. 

     

    Deadline

    Name

    Grade

     Level

    Criteria

    3/4/15

    Sacramento County Dept. of Human Assistance Scholarship Program

    *local*   Amt. not specified

    12

    Must live in Sacramento County

    Planning to attend 2 or 4 yr. college/university or technical/trade school

    Min. GPA 2.5

    Must be low income

    Essay contest

    Apply at: http://www.dhaweb.saccounty.net or pick up application from Scholarship Binder under “S”.

    3/6/15

    Folsom Lake College Foundation Scholarship

    6-$600

    *local*

    12

    Must be planning to attend FLCC!

    Min. GPA 2.0

    Demonstrate financial need

    Based on community service, work experience or participation in clubs/activities.

    Applications in Scholarship Binder in Counseling office under “F”. 

    3/6/15

    Folsom Lake College Foundation “Style Magazine-Small Business” Scholarship

    1 or more of $500

    *local*

    12

    Must be planning to attend FLCC!

    Min. GPA 2.0

    Demonstrate financial need

    Based on community service, work experience, or participation in clubs/activities. Applications in Scholarship binder in Counseling office under “F”.

    3/7/15

    Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Inc. Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson Scholarships (1 male, 1 female)

    $500   *local*

    12 or current college

    Students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and service to the African American community.

    Essay

    Must be planning to go to college or university.

    Email: sblackcaucus4@gmail.com or pick up application from Scholarship Binder in the Counseling office.

    3/11/15

    Physicians for Social Responsibility Sacramento Chapter Scholarships

    *local*

    12 awards: $250-$3000

    12

    Must reside in Sacramento area

    500 word essay on “The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.”

    Apply on-line at: www.sacpsr.org. or pick up a packet from the Scholarship Binder in the Counseling office. 

     

     

     

     

    3/15/15

    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

    $50-$10000

    2,300 winners at local,

    regional, national level

    Ages 6-18

    Legal residents of the US or US citizens

    Must be nominated by an adult

    For students involved in community service

    Plan to enroll in 2 or 4 year college; or vocational/tech school within 2 yrs. after HS graduation

    Access nomination form at: www.kohls.scholarshipamerica.org. 

    3/15/15

    Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship Program

    Up to 18 awards:$1000-$4000 *local*

    12

    US Citizen

    Planning to go to community or 4 yr college

    Planning to pursue Engineering or related tech degree(architecture, math, physics, earth sciences).

    JROTC students get points but JROTC participation is not required.

    See SAME link below (on website) or pick up packet from Scholarship Binder in Counseling.

    3/15/15

    Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund Scholarships

    Up to $2000

    Multiple scholarships to be awarded

    12

    At least one parent must be born in Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. 

    Northern CA residents

    Planning to attend college or voc/tech school

    Min. GPA 2.0

    Apply online at:  www.nsrcfund.org or pick up a hard copy application from Scholarship Binder in Counseling office.

    3/15/15

    Italian Catholic Federation scholarships

    $400-

    12

    Must be of Italian ancestry and a Roman Catholic.  Min. GPA 3.2.  Apply at: www.icf.org.

    3/25/15

    Quest Bridge 2015 College Prep Scholarships for juniors

    11

    Helps with applying for college scholarships

    Full scholarships to college summer programs

    All expense paid campus visits

    Should be in top 5-10% of your class and have a 27 ACT score or 1250 (CR+math) SAT score

    Family income <$60,000

    Min. GPA 3.5

    Apply at: www.questbridge.org or pick up flyer from Scholarship Binder under “Q”. 

    3/27/15

    Don Nottoli Scholarship

    $2500-$5000

     

    12

    Low income (verification i.e. W-2s)

    Min. GPA 3.0

    SAT/ACT scores

    Community service/Personal statement

    Application in Scholarship Binder under “D” or click on link below:

    3/30/15

    Northern CA Publishers and Authors (NCPA) College Scholarship

    *local*   $1000

    12

    College bound seniors in the Sacramento regional who want to pursue a career in writing/publishing, journalism or communications

    Essay or story

    Apply at: www.NorCalPA.org or pick up application from the Scholarship Binder under “N”. 

    3/31/15

    Eugene and Thora Chin Scholarship Fund

    $1000-$5000  *local*

    12

    Be of Asian/Pacific Islander heritage

    Plan to attend 2 or 4 yr. college

    Min. GPA 4.0

    Financial need

    Apply at: www.sacregcf.org. 

    3/31/15

    H. Ernest& Helen L. Johnson Memorial Fund Scholarship

    $1000-$2000  *local*

    12

    Plan to attend 4 yr. university in CA

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Preference to students who have earned an outstanding award in Scouts, YMCA or athletics

    Financial need

    Apply at:  www.sacregcf.org. 

    3/31/15

    Mark McCollum “Ride On” Scholarship

    $1000-$2000  *local*

    12

    Plan to pursue an engineering or construction degree at CSUS

    Min. GPA

    Apply at:  www.sacregcf.org. 

    3/31/15

    Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship

    $1000-$2000

    11

    US Resident or Citizen

    Must play a team sport

    Must be a junior this year!

    Based on mastery of sport, leadership, and sportsmanship.

    Apply at: www.positivecoach.org/scholarships. 

    3/31/15

    Sacramento County LGBT Caucus Scholarships

    $250 & up

    *local*

    12

    For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students.

    Min. GPA 2.0

    Must be planning to enroll in a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or trade school

    Essay

    Applications from: kearnb@saccounty.net or pick up a hard copy in the Scholarship Binder in the Counseling office.

    3/31/15

    Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society

    5-$500; 1-$1000

    12

    Must reside in northern CA

    Portuguese ancestry

    Min. GPA 3.0

    300 word essay

    Applications are in the Scholarship Binder in the Counseling office

    3/31/15

    Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

    14- $2500 awards

    12 or 1st year college

    US citizen of Taiwanese descent

    Plan to attend a university or college

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Be low income

    Apply at: www.TAScholarshipFund.org.

    Pick up flyer in Scholarship Binder.

    3/31/15

    Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

    10-$2000 awards

    12

    Planning to attend a CSU or CA community college

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    Low income

    Open to all ethnicities and majors! 

    Apply at: www.apcf.org. 

    Pick up flyer from Scholarship Binder.

    3/31/15

    Walter & Mae Tyer Scholarship

    $1000-$5000 *local*

    12

    Plan to attend 2 or 4 yr. college or university

    Preference given to 1st generation college students

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Financial need

    Apply at: www.sacregcf.org. 

    3/31/15

    Tim Sardelich Memorial Scholarship

    $500-$1000  *local*

    12

    Want to pursue degree in Architecture or civil engineering at a college or university

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Apply at: www.sacregcf.org. 

    3/31/15

    Philip M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship

    $1000 or more  *local*

    12

    Pursuing a degree in Public Affairs/Admin. or Political Science & Govt. 

    Plan to attend 2 or 4 yr. college

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Apply at:  www.sacregcf.org. 

    4/1/15

    Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 Scholarships *local*

    $500

    12

    2 scholarships for children of Local 522 members and 2 scholarships for students.

    Essay contest

    Applications in the Scholarship Binder in the Counseling office

    4/7/15

    Coach Jones Scholarship

    2-$1000 

    *local*       

    12

    Planning to go to college or university

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Leadership and Public Service

    Must have participated in a CHS sport! 

    Verification of income/financial need

    Pick up and return applications to Counseling office. 

    4/10/15

    Beat the Odds Scholarship

    $1000&$10000

    10

    For sophomores who have demonstrated significant academic achievement/low income/commitment to social justice/community. Apply at: www.cdfca.org.

    4/10/15

    Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship *local*

    2-$1000

    12

    One scholarship for Rancho Cordova and one for Folsom. 

    Must be planning to attend 2 or 4 year college/university. 

    Essay about a person that made a sacrifice to help you.

    Apply at www.DanielCampbellFord.com or pick up an application from the Scholarship Binder under “D”. 

    4/13/15

    Community Pride Scholarship

    $500 *local*

    12

    Must live in Rancho Cordova

    Min. GPA 3.

    Applied for college, university or tech school

    Good citizen and service

    Pick up application from Scholarship Binder under “C” or

    Apply at: scholarship.cityofranchocordova.org

    4/13/15

    Raymond Nelson Scholarship Fund *local*  $1000

    12

    Planning to pursue a business related degree at a UC, CSU or university in northern CA. 

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Apply at www.sacregcf.org. 

    4/13/15

    Diane Dawson Memorial Scholarship

    $1000-$3000 *local*

    12

    Have a parent who is ill with a terminal illness, or have lost a parent to disease during high school.

    Min. GPA 2.5

    Apply at: www.sacregcf.org. 

    4/15/15

    (new deadline)

    SSWC (Sacramento Suburban Writers Club)College Scholarship Writing Competition *local*

    12

    900-1100 word story & answer 5 questions

    Interested in writing, journalism, communications

    Apply at: www.sactowriters.org/scholarship or pick up packet from Scholarship Binder.

    4/17/15

    Furnish-Andrews Scholarship

    $1000 *local*

    12

    CHS seniors only

    Be an immigrant who arrived in the US in 2006 or later, with English as a second language. 

    Planning to go to a 2 or 4 yr. college

    Min. GPA 2.5

    Pick up Application from the counseling office Scholarship Binder under “D”. 

    4/17/15

    Kristi Karacozoff Memorial Scholarship

    $500-$1500  *local*

    12

    Have a chronic or life-threatening illness

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Apply at: www.sacregcf.org. 

    4/20/15

    Eskwela Natin Scholarship Program

    $500(approx.)

     *local*

    12

    Must be of Filipino descent

    Planning to attend 2 or 4 yr. college/university

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Include a Personal Statement

    Application is in the Scholarship Binder in CHS Counseling office under “E”. 

    4/21/15 to CHS

    Counseling

    Office

    Gary and Janie Sorg Family Scholarship

    $1000, renewable

    *local*

    12

    CHS student planning to attend ARC, CRC, FLC, or SCC (Los Rios Community Colleges)

    Preference if planning to study agriculture, culinary, education, geology, horticulture or law enforcement

    Min. GPA 2.0

    Pick up flyer from Counseling office Scholarship Binder under “G” or click on link below:

    6/15/15

    Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarships

    *local*

    12

    For LGBT & LGBT supportive scholars.

    Apply at: rainbowchamber.com/about-the-foundation/.

    6/30/15

    Education for Success $1000 scholarship

    *local*

    12

    Be currently or previously involved in Sac. County’s juvenile justice system or probation.  Planning to enroll in college or vocational program after high school.  Applications in the Scholarship Binder in CHS counseling office.

    7/1/15

    College Sports Recruiting Scholarship

    1-5 awards of $1000

    12

    Current or former student athletes

    Must be planning to attend college or university

    Essay about being a leader

    Apply at: http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm

    Deadlines vary

    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

    Scholarships

    12

    FIDM offers many full and partial scholarships for students who apply there.  Go to their website at: fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships for details. 

     


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