Open Scholarships and Opportunities for CHS Students 

 
Updated: 2/17/17

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

2/18/17

Black College Expo in Oakland, CA

12

Sponsored by National College Resources Foundation

Information on scholarships

For more information: www.blackcollege.expo.org

 

2/20/17

FosterClub All-Star Internship program

18 and current college

Experienced foster care

7 week internship in Seaside, OR – all expenses paid

Apply at: www.fosterclub.org 

2/21/17

Active 20-30 Club Community Service Scholarships

$500-$1000

**local**

12

For high school women who are involved in community service

Min. GPA 3.0

Plan to 2 or 4 yr. college or university

Open to students in Sacramento and surrounding area

Apply at: www.sacwomens2030.org or pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office. 

2/28/17

Youth On Course

20:$4000-$20000

12

Open to Northern CA students.

Min. GPA 3.0

Need and merit based

Must be planning to go to a four year college or university

Golfers given priority but others can apply

Apply at: www.youthoncourse.org/scholarships

3/1/17

CSUS Alumni Assn. Scholarships

$1000-$2000

12

CSUS (“Sac State”) Alumni Association has scholarships for incoming freshmen! For more information and applications:   SacStateAlumni.com/Scholarships

3/1//17

Sacramento Region Community Foundation Scholarships

$500-$7000

**local**

12

A listing of 25 local scholarships! Last year 365 scholarships were awarded. Various criteria and eligibility requirements. Go to: www.sacregcf.org and click on “students” for a link to scholarships. All seniors should check out this website. 

 

3/1/17

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

Scholarships

12

Must be of Italian descent

Must enroll in trade school, college, or university in fall 2017.

Hard copy application in Counseling office or Career Center; or go to: www.osiaca.org 

3/1/17

Sons of Italy Western Foundation Italian Language Study Grant

12

Grant to study Italian in Italy for the month of June 2017!

Must be of Italian descent and planning to go to college or trade school Fall of 2017. 

Hard copy application in Counseling office or Career Center; or go to www.oiaca.org

3/1/17

SMASH Academy

5 week STEM program at UC Davis **local**

9

5 week residential STEM program at UC Davis, UC, Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and Morehouse college. Open to current 9th grade students of color. 

For information and application, go to: www.lpfi.org/smash  

3/2/17

Folsom Lake College Foundation Scholarships

37 awards

12

Scholarships for students planning to attend Folsom Lake College. Apply at: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/community/foundation

3/3/17

Sacramento County Dept. of Human Assistance scholarships

 

12

Must be planning to go to two or four year college, university, tech or trade school. 

Min. GPA 2.5

Family must be low income or on public assistance.

700 word essay

Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office or online at: http://www.dha.saccounty.net

3/3/17

Tzu Chi Scholars Scholarship Award

 $1000

12

Funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement. 

Min. GPA 3.0

Planning to be a full time college student fall of 2017

Applications in Career Center or Counseling office. 

3/6/17

SAFE scholarship

10-$1000

**local**

12

Open to residents of Sacramento County and surrounding counties. Min. 3.0 GPA

Must be planning to go to college. Based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, essay, and two letters of rec.

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

3/11/17

Northern CA Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship

2-$2000

12

Must be of Japanese American descent

Min. 2.5 GPA

Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling (under “N” in scholarship binder). 

3/11/17

PSR Scholarship

 10:$1000-$3000

**local**

12

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Chapter has 10 scholarships to be awarded through an essay contest. 

500 word essay about a specific quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Apply online at www.sacpsr.org

3/13/17

SAME (Society of Military Engineers)

Scholarship

**local**

10:$1000-$2000

12 and current college students

Up to 10 local scholarships for students interested in engineering, or a related technical degree including: architecture, mathematics, physics, or earth sciences. Points given for community service, JROTC, extracurricular activities. 

Pick up packet from Career Center or Counseling office (in scholarship binder under “S”).   

3/15/17

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships

 

12

For students who are Roman Catholic and Italian. Must have a min. 3.2 GPA. For more information and to apply go to: www.icf.org

3/15/17

Building Peace Through Diplomacy Essay Contest

$1250-$2500

9-12

Winners could win scholarships, a trip to Washington DC, and Semester at Sea scholarship.

 

Apply at: www.afsa.org/essaycontest

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”)

3/15/17

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of CA Scholarship

$500 **local**

 

12

Be of Portuguese descent

US citizen or permanent resident

Planning to go to 2 or 4 yr.college/trade school

Min. 3.5 GPA

Participate in 3 extracurricular activities

Applications in Career Center, Counseling office; or online at: http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

3/17/17

Future Sacramento Scholarships

$25000

10

Future Sacramento helps low income 10th grade students get to college. A mentor is assigned to each student who is accepted. Must be planning to go to a 4 year college/university, have a high GPA and be a first generation college student. Apply at: http://futurefoundationsacramento.org/application.html

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. 

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

4/3/17

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

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

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. 

5/31/17

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

6/1/17

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

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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