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Scholarships

2 days ago

By Barbara Porteous


GE-Reagan Foundation Deadline 1/3/2020

Up to $40,000 per scholar 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

Apply here



Andy Peek Livestock Endowed Scholarship Fund - Deadline 12/18/19

This fund was established by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in honor and memory of Andy Peek.  

Andy Peek was president of Western Video Market and also General Manager of Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, California, a family-owned business where he worked for over four decades.   He was a past president of the California Livestock Marketing Association and served as a board member for the National Livestock Marketing Association.  Andy was a past chairman of the Shasta District Fair Board in California and in 2007 was named Tehama County (CA) Cattleman of the Year. Andy was a major presence in the U.S. livestock industry. To continue Andy’s support of youth programs, this scholarship will be offered annually to students majoring in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry) who share Andy’s desire to work in the industry he dearly loved. 

 

Deadline: Wednesday - December 18th, 2019


Open Application Season: September - December annually


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior or undergraduate student
  • Presently or planning to attend a junior college, state college, or university
  • Plans to major in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry)




Hagan Scholarship Foundation:  Deadline Nov. 15, 2019.  "Helping Rural Students Graduate College Debt Free" .  (This is a National Scholarship, not local)  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a 4-year college education and graduate debt free and to provide recipients with  a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as part of the school curriculum - these skills are taught via workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts and Study Abroad. Eligibility:  US Citizen, attend an eligible public high school, graduating senior, 3.75 GPA or higher, 24 on ACT or 1150 or higher on SAT, must enroll at an eligible 4 yr college or university the fall semester following high school, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college, must complete the FAFSA in 2019 - EFC must be less than $6,500, must apply for eligible Federal and State grants, must not have been convicted of a felony. For application and more information go to:   www.hsfmo.org

Shasta Head Start Scholarship (in Honor of Eva Johnson)


I am excited to say that once again, Shasta Head Start Child Development Inc. will be offering a one-time only scholarship to a senior graduating Spring 2020.

 

The Shasta Head Start Scholarship (previously known as the Eva Johnson Memorial Scholarship) is a $1,000 scholarship made possible by the generosity of the Redding Bank of Commerce. Each year it is awarded to a high school senior who is an alumnus of a Head Start Preschool Program for continuing education, i.e., community college, state college, university or vocational school. The application and more information can be found at :   www.shastaheadstart.org.  Deadline is 4/3/2020 5 PM.


Hispanic Heritage Foundation:  Deadline Oct. 15

2019 Youth Awards. Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

  • Must be enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 20-21
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to regional ceremony is mandatory & travel is at recipient's expense
  • Be a US permanent resident, US Citizen or qualify under DACA




FAFSA

12 months ago

By Barbara Porteous


The FAFSA is the the acronym for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid".  It is the gateway financial aid document for Federal and State grants.  Schools also use the information from the FAFSA for institution specific scholarships.  Lastly, some but not all outside organizations need to know this information in providing awards which had a "need basis" requirement.  So how do I file my FAFSA?  Follow the steps below - and
Step 1:  Get your FSA ID

This is your 'electronic signature' you will use when you file your student's FAFSA - they have an FSA ID as well.

Step 2:  Complete the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 school year

Each family completes 1 FAFSA.  There is a section for parent information, student information, school information etc. 

Step 3:  Submit the Fafsa

When all sections are complete, sign and submit your FAFSA.  You 'sign' your FAFSA with your FSA ID, its an electronic signature.  You should receive an email with a link so you can see your Student Aid Report (SAR).

Financial Aid

12 months ago

By Barbara Porteous

Paying for College


Grants, Work Study, Scholarships, Loans?  There are so many ways to help offset the cost of a college education - check out the financial aid power point below to learn more about the process.  After that, complete your FAFSA noting the schools you want to receive your information so they can  then send you a financial aid award letter.  You can then see which school is giving you the best deal!


Scholarships:


Scholarships:

Pastel Society of the West Cost (PSWC) $1,000 Art Scholarship:  Deadline March 31, 2019.  Current High School Senior.  Application, Paragraph describing why you want to pursue an art career and who influenced you, 3 letters of recommendation (2 of which are from school faculty), 3 portfolio images submitted on CD and mailed with application to:  Russell Frank PO Box 727, Springville, CA  93265 OR Scan and emailed with other required documents to the contact person listed on the PSWC Website Scholarship page (on the left hand side of their page) located here.

Freemont Foundation Scholarship:

Deadline:  January 18, 2019  2019-2020Scholarship Programfor Graduating High School Seniors Guidelines The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation announces the 2019-2020Freemont Scholars Awards Program. Program Guidelines & Priorities: * Seeking graduating seniors attending high school in the United States with a record of leadership and volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.* Applicant must complete high school in the spring of 2019.* Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale,excluding home school studies) and plan to attend an accredited HBCU. (HBCU is defined as “historically black colleges and universities”.)*

Applicant must apply to and be accepted into an accredited HBCU by July 1, 2019.* Applicant must have minimum SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 21.* Applicant must be a United States Citizen* Applicant must intend on pursuing an undergraduate degree in the sciences with the intention of pursuing that discipline as a career. The following majors will be considered: Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health Professions, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Science Technology.* Applicant must plan to matriculate at an accredited HBCU for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year (enrollment must begin in the Fall) with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year.  Link to Application

California Association of Wine Grape Growers:  Deadline March 8, 2019.  For children whose parents or legal guardians are employees of a CA winegrape grower working in the 2018 or 2019 winegrape growing season are eligible to apply. www.cawgfoundation.org


First Break Scholarship

Deadline 3/15/19 $500

Here's the essay question:

 When was the last time you called somebody crazy (or somebody called you crazy) and why? How did that make you feel?

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

· Applicants may be any age 18 or younger. Application is not open to those who have already graduated high school.

· Applicants must live and go to school in Shasta, Tehama, or Siskiyou County, California.

· Applicant must be heading to college or university Fall of 2019.

· Author’s name, contact information, 2019 Fall college or university and essay title at top of first page; the following pages should be numbered with the author’s last name.

· Length & Parameters: 500–700 words. Typed, 12pt Times New Roman font. Double-spaced with 1” margins. Send in PDF file format; if not sent in PDF, entries will be returned with request to re-submit in the preferred file format.

· Only one submission per applicant. Application consists of completed essay; there is no separate application form.

Send submissions and all contest-related queries to jamieweilwrites@gmail.com (for these messages, please include “First Break Scholarship” in the subject bar).



Hagan Scholarship Foundation:  Deadline 11/15/18

Merit and Need based.  Eligibility requirements


SNAPS for College Cash:  Deadline 12/30/18.  $5,000, College tech package or a $250 gift card -Weekly Prizes

  • visit https://app.wyng.com/SnapsForCollege
  • Snap a selfie using your smartphone
  • Upload your image using the photo frame provided
  • Hashtag and share!  #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes


Wendy's High School Heisman:  Deadline 10/17/2018  $5,000 100 awards. 

Criteria For Application

  1. Students whose senior year of high school is the 2018–2019 academic year, graduating with the class of 2019.
  2. Students who have at least a “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11.
  3. Students who participate in at least one of 47 Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
  4. Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community.
  5. Click  here for online application.


Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards:   Deadline Oct. 15, 2018

Eligibility:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2019-2020
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/




Andy Peek Livestock Endowed Scholarship Deadline:    December 12, 2018

This fund was established by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in honor and memory of Andy Peek. Andy Peek was president of Western Video Market and also General Manager of Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, California, a family-owned business where he worked for over four decades. He was a past president of the California Livestock Marketing Association and served as a board member for the National Livestock Marketing Association. Andy was a past chairman of the Shasta District Fair Board in California and in 2007 was named Tehama County (CA) Cattleman of the Year. Andy was a major presence in the U.S. livestock industry. To continue Andy’s support of youth programs, this scholarship will be offered annually to students majoring in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry) who share Andy’s desire to work in the industry he dearly loved.

To apply visit this website: www.shastarcf.org/scholarships and click on the application link under “Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship Fund”. 


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2018-2019 academic school year may apply here through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Please click the box below for our eligibility requirements.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program:  various deadlines.  9 WACE Partner Institutions - Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Min $6,000 scholarship toward tuition.  http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/

Montana State University Presidential Scholarship:  Deadline Dec. 10, 2018.  Full tuition - http://www.montana.edu/honors/scholarships.html 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:  Deadline Nov. 6, 2018.  This award is to honor grade 5-12 students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. $1,000
Students apply at:  spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit

Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  Deadline 11/15/18.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Eligibility:
  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
   Application process - visit http://enf.elks.org/mvs, Click MVS application link - Submit application online.


Christermon Foundation - Feb. 15, 2019 Deadline.Beverage Industry College Scholarship for 2019 graduating CA high school seniors $3,000-$6,000. www.christermon.com


Knights of Columbus:  Deadline 4/15/19  Graduating seniors from 3 South county parishes:  Holy Family Parish in Weed, St. Anthony's Parish in Mt. Shasta, and St. John's Parish in Dunsmuir.  Must be a practicing Catholic of one of the above named parishes, be a senior, min GPA of 2.0 and intend to enroll at an accredited college or vocational school after graduation.  See Mrs. Porteous for an application
















Playing Sports in College

12 months ago

By Barbara Porteous


Wanting to continue with sports at a Division I, II or III school requires you meet certain organizational registrations and qualifications.



NCAA Clearinghouse

If your school of choice is affiliated with the NCAA - go to this site and create your account.   You will also find academic eligibility requirements depending on which classification of school you are attending.

NAIA

In 2010, the association opened the doors to the NAIA Eligibility Center, where prospective student-athletes are evaluated for academic and athletic eligibility. It delivers on the NAIA’s promise of integrity by leveling the playing field, guiding student-athlete success, and ensuring fair competition.



COS & all Community Colleges

12 months ago

As part of the California Master Plan for Higher Education, California Community Colleges offer multiple opportunities to develop your post-high school career skills and academic pursuits.  Take a few moments to learn about this amazing system in the the power point below, "Why Attend a Community College?"


Why Attend a Community College


Applying to COS or any other Community College
 - All applications through CCCapply


Steps to Enrollment at COS

-For questions please Admissions and Records

   Email: registration@siskiyous.edu
    Phone: (530) 938-5500




College Entrance Tests: SAT/ACT

about 1 month ago

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Preview Days

17 days ago

By Barbara Porteous

CSU Chico Preview Day

You are invited to attend Chico Preview Day on Saturday, November 2, 2019. 

This premier fall open house offers prospective undergraduate students and their families an opportunity to visit Chico State and experience firsthand our true college town environment. Activities for the day include:

    • Tours: Campus, University Housing, Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and Wildcat Leadership Center.
    • Presentations/Workshops: Honors Program, Financial Aid & Scholarship, Study Abroad & International Exchange, many academic department presentations, and opportunities to speak with current students.
    • Information Fair with Academic Departments, Student Support Services, and Student Groups.

Don't delay! Online registration is open now. Attendance is free for your whole group.

Register for Chico Preview Day