• Open Scholarships & Opportunities for CHS Students

    Updated: 3/22/17

    Scholarships come in throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates. New additions are in bold. Local ones say “local”. Hard copies (if available) are in the scholarship binder in the counseling office or the Career Center. When you apply to colleges, check their sites or financial aid office for scholarships they may have for prospective students! Naviance has links for scholarships. In addition, some good scholarship sites are:www.scholarshipsacramento.com; www.fastweb.com; www.studentscholarships.org; www.scholarships.com; www.tuitionfundingsources.com; www.niche.com; www.collegeexpress.com

     

    Deadline

    Name

    Grade

    Level

    Criteria

    3/24/17

    CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship program

    $1000-$7500

    12

    For children whose parent works full time active duty in the police, sheriff or fire department (non-administrative). Awards made at regional, state and national level.

    Based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, community service, extracurricular activities and essay.

    Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office scholarship binder (under “C”)

    3/29/17

    Chen Foundation Scholarships

    10-$2000

    12

    Must be planning to attend a CA college or university or community college

    Renewable scholarship if a min. 3.0 GPA is maintained in college

    Min. 3.0 GPA to apply

    Low Income

    Open to all ethnicities and majors

    Apply at: http://apcf.org2017-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/

    3/29/17

    Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

    20-$2500

    12

    Descendents of a Taiwanese citizen

    US citizen or permanent resident

    Plan to attend a college or university

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Low income

    Open to all majors

    Apply at: www.TAScholarshipFund.org

    3/31/17

    Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society of Sacramento Scholarships

    8:$500-$2525

    **local**

    12

    8 local scholarships!

    Must be of Portuguese descent

    Min. GPA 3.5

    300 word essay on impact of Portuguese heritage on life

    Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office or online at:   Sacramentophcs.com/phcs-scholarship-program.

    3/31/17

    Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

    3-4 $2500

     

    12

    US citizen or permanent resident

    Parent income less than $50,000/yr

    Planning to go to 4 yr college or university

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Apply at: http://jmscottmemorialfund.org 

    4/1/17

    Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 Scholarships

    4-$500 **local**

    12

    Two scholarships for children of Local 522 members AND

    Two scholarships for local high school students.

    500 word essay on the topic “Life in the Firehouse Between Emergency Calls” and contestants are encouraged to visit a local firehouse to gather information. Applications are in the Career Center or Counseling office (in the Scholarship Binder under “S”).

    4/1/17

    Society of Women Engineers Sierra Foothills Scholarships

    *local*

    12

    Scholarships for young women who demonstrate great academic achievement and excel in extracurricular activities; and want to pursue engineering as a course of study.

    https://swesfs.wordpress.com

    4/2/17

    Pre-Medical Youth Conference

    4/29/17 at UC Davis

    9-12

    Free conference at UC Davis /4/29/17 for students interested in medical field.

    Apply at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8mAvihy2IE-dMqzusN6-qgqV7duWZlseZRl0RvrSf9O6xgA/viewform

     

    4/3/17

    Sacramento Music Circus Internships (non-paid)

    **local**

    11/12

    Sacramento Music Circus has summer internships for current juniors and seniors, as well as college students. Earn college credit! Apply at: www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/academy/internship-program

    4/3/17

    Bob Hoover Scholarship

    $10,000

    *local*

    12

    Must be planning to major in science, technology, engineering, or math and desire a career in the aviation or aerospace industry.

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    Open to students in Sacramento and neighboring counties

    Apply at: www.aerospaceca.org or pick up a hard copy from the Career Center or Counseling office (in binder under “B”).

    4/3/17

    Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship

    $1000 **local**

    12

    One scholarship for a Rancho Cordova student and one for a Folsom student.

    Must be planning to attend a two or four year college/university.

    Essay about a family member or other person who has made a sacrifice to provide you with opportunity.

    Pick up application in the Counseling office or Career Center. Must be returned to Cindy Evans in counseling by 3 pm on April 3rd.

    4/5/17

    WASH Scholarship for the Arts

    $1000

    **local**

    12

    For seniors or current college art majors interested in watercolor media.  

    Art portfolio required with application.

    Pick up copy of application in Career Center or Counseling or email jkopp100@gmail.com for an electronic version.

    4/7/16

    Don Nottoli

    Scholarship

    Up to $5000

    **local**

    12

    Cordova High seniors only!

    Planning to go to two or four year college/university

    Based on leadership and public service

    Low income (must provide tax return or other proof)

    500 word statement

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    Applications in Counseling or Career Center.

    4/14/17

    County of Sacramento African American Caucus Scholarship

    Several $1000

    **local**

    12

    Seniors who want to enter a two or four year college can apply.   Must be Sacramento County resident.

    Min. GPA 2.5

    500 word essay; 4 topics to choose (pick 1 of 4)  

    Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling.

    4/14/17

    Bull’s Eye Pest Control Scholarship

    $500

    12

    Open to CA high school seniors planning to go into an Agriculture-related field.

    For more information and to apply go to:

    http://bullseyepest.com/bulls-eye-scholarship/

    4/21/17

    Gary and Janie Sorg Family Scholarship

    $1000 **local CHS students only**

    12

    For a CHS senior planning to attend one of the Los Rios colleges (FLCC, ARC, CRC, or SCC) planning to study agriculture, culinary, education, geology, horticulture or law enforcement (or related fields).

    Min. 2.0 GPA

    Pick up flyer in Career Center or Counseling office.

    4/21/17

    Catherine J. Fidel Scholarship

    $1000

    **local-CHS students only**

    12

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

    Min. 2.5 GPA

    Include resume that list school/community activities

    500-750 word essay

    Pick up flyer in Career Center or Counseling office.

    4/21/17

    The Capitol Coalition Scholarship

    $500 **local**

    CHS only!

    12

    300 word essay on “How can we come together as a divided political and social community, and still effect positive change for everyone?” Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling.   Applications can be turned into Counseling by 4/21 or emailed to CapitolCoalition@outlook.com 

    4/21/17

    Operation Recognition Scholarship

    Contest

    $500 **local**

    11,12

    The Sacramento County Office of Education has an essay contest to honor local veterans. 400-500 word essay on “Why You Cannot Be a Passive Patriot”. Pick up a flyer in the Career Center or Counseling office.  

    4/21/17

    Community Pride Scholarship

    $500 **local**

    12

    Sponsored by the City of Rancho Cordova.   Must reside in Rancho Cordova!

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    Must be accepted by a college, university, vocational or tech school

    Demonstrate good citizenship and service

    700 word essay about activities and future plans

    Apply online at: http://www.cityofranchocordova.org/i-want-to-/apply-for/community-pride-scholarship or pick up a hard copy from Career Center or Counseling office.

    4/22/17

    Student-View Scholarship program

    12-$500-$4000

    12

    Scholarships awarded by random drawing. Enter by logging onto www.student-view.com and completing a 15-20 minute survey about colleges.

    4/28/17

    Rancho Cordova Kiwanis Club Scholarship

    **local**

    Amount TBA

    12

    Open only to seniors who live in, and/or attend school in Rancho Cordova

    Essay about your experience as a volunteer

    Two references

    Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling office.

    5/5/17

    SMUD internships

    **local**

    11/12

    Min. 2.5 GPA

    Apply at: sacramentoworks.org; click on Youth tab and then SMUD internship program 2017.

    5/15/17

    CA Legislative Black Caucus African American Leaders for Tomorrow program

    10/11

    4 day residential summer leadership program at CSU Dominquez Hills. Meals, transportation, housing all are free to participants. Open to sophomores and juniors with a 2.5 GPA. Apply at:   http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov or pick up application from Career Center.  

    5/13/17

    Kosmos Civic Club, Inc.

    Scholarships

    **local**

    12

    500 word essay and three letters of recommendation. Kosmos is an organization of African-American women.

    Application is on their website:

    http://kosmoscivic.org or pick up hard copy in Career Center or Counseling.  

    5/31/17

    SCW DREAMers

    Scholarship

    $2500

    12

    Open to immigrants who have been in the USA at least five years.

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Must be planning to attend college in the fall of 2017.

    To apply: http://workinjuryaz.com/phoenix-workers-compensation-lawyers/

    5/31/17

    Quirk Law firm Foster Child Scholarship

    $1000

    12

    Open to students in foster care

    Must be planning to attend 4 year college or university

    http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship

    5/31/17

    Quirk Law Firm First Generation Scholarship

    $1000

    12

    Open to students whose parents did not graduate from college.

    Must be planning on going to college

    http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship

    5/31/17

    Cien Amigos Institute for Mexicans Abroad Scholarship

    $1000

    12

    Must reside in Sacramento county or neighboring counties.

    Application available beginning 3/1/17.

    Apply at: http://stepstocollegesac.org 

    5/31/17

    CoilLaw High School Senior Scholarship

    $500

    12

    Min. GPA 3.0

    Must be planning to attend 4 yr. college/university

    1000 word essay on why you intend to go to college and deserve this scholarship

    http://coillaw.com/practice-areas/salt-lake-city-divorce-attorney/#scholarship-application

    6/9/17

    CA Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Program

    12

    Scholarships available from California Legislative Black Caucus.

    Must show proof of acceptance at college or university and have a min. 2.5 GPA.

    Apply at:   http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/clbc-scholarship-program

     

    6/1/17

    Maho & Prentice Scholarship

    $1000

    12

    1000 word essay about your experience with the law and how you would like to make a difference.

    For more information or to apply:

    http://www.maho-prentice.com/law-scholarship

    7/31/17

    K.Hunter Goff Elder Law scholarship

    $500

    12

    For students interested in law-related degree.

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    Planning to attend college Fall, 2017

    Apply at: http://khgpa.com/florida-elder-law-attorney/#scholarship-application

    7/31/17

    Veterinarian Science Scholarship

    $500

    12

    Must be interested in veterinary science.

    Apply at: http://www.northeastanimalhospital.com/#scholarship

    8/1/17

    Hansen Injury Law Firm Scholarship

    $1000

    12

    For seniors whose lives have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident, or other events leading to personal injury. Apply at:

    https://www.hanseninjurylawfirm.com/scholarships

    Ongoing monthly scholarship

    University Tutor

    $1000

    Age 16 on up

    This website has a monthly essay contest for a $1000 scholarship. Go to: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest for more information and to apply.

    Ongoing monthly scholarship

    Varsity Tutors

    $1000

    12

    This website has a monthly essay contest for a $1000 scholarship. Go to: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship for more information and to apply.

    Deadlines vary

    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

    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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