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By Barbara Porteous



Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship for Music Majors
Deadline 3/31/2020 $2,000 award





Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarship: Deadline 4/17/20
A number of scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $3000 may be awarded to graduating high school students who plan to carry on their academic studies at the college level or trade school program in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Industrial Technology or a related field.  Applicants must have demonstrated excellent work ethic, commitment and leadership abilities while maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher.


Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta (2 -$1,000 awards)& Mercy Auxiliary Scholarships (2 - $1000 awards).  Deadline Friday April 3, 2020 3 PM at 914 Pine St. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Only 1 application is needed for both scholarships. Selection criteria:
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Character - judged by letters of recommendation
  • Content of Biography
  • Content of Activities Information



Mt.Shasta High School Boosters Club Scholarship
2-$500 awards for students who have completed at least 2 yrs. of varsity play (school only, not club) in at least one sport and have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Deadline 3/20/2020



Record Searchlight Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Deadline 3/13/20
Eligibility:  3.3 GPA cumulative for high school AND competed in at least one varsity sport as a senior.  Click here for application and details.



CSU Chico  2020 North State Academic and Performance Scholarship. Deadline 3/2/20 $1,500
I wanted to let you know your students who applied to Chico State for fall 2020 have received an email letting them know of the opportunity to apply for the 2020 North State Academic and Performance Scholarship for $1,500 from the Office of Admissions. They must submit a completed application by March 2, 2020. The person they list as a recommender must submit a letter on the student's behalf to admsscholarships@gmail.com by March 10, 2020 to be considered for the scholarship


Mt. Shasta Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Deadline 2/28/2020

This scholarship is for students who have been tutors (enrolled as a tutor or as a volunteer tutor - 40 hours) or for students who will be enrolling in college to pursue a career as a teacher.
Award amounts:  $250 per semester as a tutor, Career in teaching - award amounts vary.
Fill out the Universal Scholarship Application and turn in to Mrs Porteous by 2/28/2020.



Siskiyou Co. Cattlewomen: $1,000, Deadline 4/1/2020

Criteria:  write a brief autobiography, including reasons for your choice of college or university, your major, your future profession.  Mention an special qualifications you may have for your chosen field of study.  List any accomplishments which you feel are worthy of noting.  Letters of Recommendation are encouraged.  Please include your parent's vocation and siblings at home or college to give us insight of financial need.   Your official High School Transcript must be enclosed.


Backcountry Horsemen of CA:   Deadline 4/6/20 $1,000


Marine Corps Legacy Scholarship: 3/3/2020 deadline

APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.


Elks Legacy Award:  Deadline 1/31/2020



COS Foundation Scholarships

Application Period January 1 - March 13

The College of the Siskiyous (COS) Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance to College of the Siskiyous students demonstrating ongoing academic effort and or financial need. Scholarship award amounts vary from $250 to $3,000. The application process opens early January of each year and closes mid March. Applications are available online, or may be picked up from the Weed Campus Admissions and Records Office, Foundation Office (located in Building 95 - next to the Science Building and Gym Parking Lot), or the Yreka Campus Business Office. If you have questions, please call (530) 938-5373.

A scholarship can provide not only necessary financial assistance, but often the encouragement a student needs to continue in school despite obstacles. It is our honor to serve the students of College of the Siskiyous and to help them find their path to a new future.

Completed applications should be returned to the COS Foundation Office, 800 College Avenue, Weed, CA 96094 by March 13.




University of Nevada, Reno: Deadline 4/7/20
$11,000. 3.25 GPA or 24 ACT Composite or 1160 SAT single sitting.
Western Undergraduate Exchange.  
For more information go to wue.@unr.edu

Shasta Lily Quilt Guild:  Deadline 3/31/20 
This $1,000 scholarship is for a graduating senior from any Siskiyoyu County high school that is pursuing a career in the following artistic fields:  quilting, fabric design, fabric or fiber arts, graphic design, fine arts or applied arts.

CSU Chico Scholarship - Cora Nixon-Nutson:  Deadline 2/15/20
This scholarship is for students graduating from Mt. Shasta HIgh School.  Amounts vary.
Be sure to complete the application and also submit the needed letter of recommendation  per the scholarship instructions. https://www.csuchico.edu/fa/scholarships/index.shtml

Siskiyou Bowman  Ryan D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship $500...Deadline 3/31/20
  --for those pursuing a career in the community/civil service industry i.le. teaching, counseling, youth programs, etc.
Siskiyou Bowman Zac Martin Scholarship $500....Deadline 3/31/20
   - - for those pursuing a career in Natural Resources, Agriculture or Medicine


California-Hawaii Elks Scholarships:   Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities.  Deadline 3/15/20.  For Vocational programs.  Click here for more information and application.

2019/2020 American Institute of Architec ts Redwood Empire:  $1,000 award Deadline 3/2/2020.


Attending OSU: Oregon State University Scholarship: Forestry majors
https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-programs/future-forestry-scholarship


Ford Family Scholarships - Deadline March 1, 2020  EFC of $6,000 or less on FAFSA.   go to www.tfff.org/Scholarships



Footlocker Scholar Athletes:  Deadline Jan 3, 2020

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, the applicant must:

  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2020 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree;

  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win); 

  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

  • Click here to access application



College Board Scholarship Opportunities:  various deadlines

The College Board just forwarded me this list.  Some on the list are: :  APIA (America Pacific Islander Assn), Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund, Corbell Scholarship - for vocational schools only.   These are all national scholarships - click here for  complete list.


Grange Co-op:  Deadline 1/31/20

(8) $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors, one $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior.

Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and participated during the academic school year in at least one of these activities: 

4-H, FFA, Horticulture, DECA, FBLA, student body leadership, school sports, or non-related actvities such as work expereince.


Italian Catholic Federation: Deadline 3/15/20

  • 3.2 gpa
  • Are a Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent
  • OR
  • Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation - the student must be Catholic but neeed not be of Italian Descent
  • For more information:  www.icf.org


American Chemical Society Scholarship:  Deadline March 1, 2020  

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident
  • Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian 
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
  • Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details)
  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html




Burger King Scholars Program:  Deadline 12/15/2019


The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner OR child of an employee.

https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/




eQuality Scholarship:  Deadline 1/31/2020

This scholarsip is to recognize service to the LGBT+ community.  For more information and to apply, go to www.equalityscholarship.org

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of northern or central California
  • Have completed high school between July 1 2015 and June 30 2020
  • Plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution.




Violet Richardson Award - Soroptimist International of Yreka  Deadline 12/1/19
This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through folunteer efforts such as:  fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment, and working to end discrimination and poverty.  Volunteeer actions that benefit women or girls are particularly encouraged.
Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselvea and the charitable organizations of their choice.
Visit:  www.soroptimistyreka.org for details


Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Assn. Scholarship:  $1,200 - Deadline 3/14/20
Eligibility:
  • graduating from high school in June

  • must have participated in at least 2 seasons of varsity level CIF sports while in high school.  The 2 seasons do NOT have to be in the same sport
  • Min GPA of 2.75
  • Must submit financial aid document in order to demonstrate need - however note that there is no specific need cut-off amount
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or technical institution in 20-21.  (If you plan to pursue a 'gap' year right after high school, contact Bob Lowden at lowden@charter.net)
  • You do NOT need to participate in athletics in college
Application on-line @:  https://www.norcalrca.org/scholarship


Tri Counties Bank Scholarship: Deadline 3/11/20

There are 2 Awards- Income and Merit Based

Tri Counties Bank provides a unique brand of “Service With Solutions®” which we extend to outstanding students to encourage their own discovery of solutions that will improve their lives and the well-being of others they may serve.

Through a partnership with Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Tri Counties Bank is committed to providing meaningful college scholarships to deserving low and moderate-income students in the Bank’s footprint, as well as to other students in the communities we serve. The Bank has established an endowment through the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to help sustain this important service, and provides additional funding totaling over $100,000 each year for scholarships awarded to college-bound youth (both for Community College and 4-Year Public and Private Institutions). A key element of fulfilling the Bank’s mission is to invest in community-minded and intellectually gifted students, which will, in turn, strengthen our communities.




Severe Medical Adversity Award Deadline 3/11/20

Open Application Season: November - March annually

Eligibility Criteria: High School senior graduating from one of the following counties OR an undergraduate student with Cystic Fibrosis from one of the following counties: Butte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity* Diagnosed with a severe medical condition (preferred consideration for students diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis) Plan to attend an accredited trade school, community college or 4-year college/university the fall after graduation



Prudence Rose Kennedy:  Deadline 3/11/20

 
The Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund was established in memory of Prudence. The fund awards grants and scholarships in the local community and beyond. 


Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020

The Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund offers three scholarship award categories. 


Mt. Shasta High School in Mt. Shasta, CA Award

Open Application Season: November - March annually

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • High School senior graduating from Mt. Shasta High School in Mt. Shasta, CA 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Participated in athletics and/or music in high school 
  • Plan to attend community college or 4-year college/university the fall following graduation

Nicholas Gaynor Memorial Fund  Deadline 3/11/2020

The Nicholas Gaynor Scholarship Fund was created by his mother, Maureen, and Grandmother, Patricia, to honor the life of Nicholas. 

Nicholas was born with a rare heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot. He died at home in December 1988 after complications from open heart surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, at the age of 18 months old. The nursing staff at Stanford were phenomenal in caring for Nicholas and providing support to the family at such a tragic time. To honor Nicholas’ short life and the nursing team, this scholarship will be used to provide financial support to local students seeking a career in nursing. 


Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020

Open Application Season: November - March annually

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current high school seniors or current college students 
  • Must have attended a high school in one of the eligible counties: Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Siskiyou, or Modoc
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Student plans to obtain a RN degree at an accredited 2-year school or BSN degree at an accredited 4-year school
  • Must demonstrate financial need by an Estimated Family Contribution of $5,500 or less (as listed on applicant’s Student Aid Report)

Mt. Shasta Athletic Boosters Club

Deadline March 11, 2020

The Boosters Club is made up of parents, community members, and business owners within the Mt. Shasta region who are dedicated to extra-curricular sports and committed to helping provide a quality athletic program at Mt. Shasta High School.

An independent community service organization founded in 1986, the Boosters Club provides supplemental funding to enhance the spirit and quality of the athletic program. You can join in this support by making an online donation here.

Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020

Robert McGregor and Sally Garcia Memorial Scholarship Awards

Open Application Season: November – March annually


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior from Mt. Shasta High School
  •  Lettered in a sport for at least two years
  • Received one letter at the varsity level

*Additional award opportunities  may be offered through the Booster Club directly. Please contact Mt. Shasta High School for details*

Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program Deadline March 11, 2020

he Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program awards ten, $1,000.00 scholarships each year.

One of the most pressing needs in higher education today is funding for scholarships. Scholarships allow deserving students to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability. We commit to give back and participated in the communities that we serve. From education to volunteer time and donations we actively work hard to make our communities a better place to live. 

Merchants Bank of Commerce recognizes that our continued success is contingent upon the health and vitality of the communities we serve. Taking action to improve the well-being of others is a community responsibility and commitment we fully believe in and commit to. We value the opportunity to provide financial support to the youth in our communities.



Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020


Open Application Season: November – March annually


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior attending school in one of theses eligible counties: 
       *Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento*
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA during senior year of high school
  • Plans to enroll as a full-time college student the fall semester following high school graduation
  • May NOT be an employee, and is NOT a family member of an employee of Merchants Bank of Commerce




Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Matt Solus, the son of Fred & Elouise Solus of Yreka. Matt was a victim of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Although Matt was on a heart transplant list, he succumbed to the disease at the age of 22. Matt was a 1997 graduate of Yreka High School. The Solus Family were pioneers in Siskiyou County, having first moved there in 1850. Matt was a member of the Explorer Program with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department and had a strong interest in law enforcement and fire science. The scholarship supports students in Siskiyou County pursuing careers in fire science or law enforcement.

Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020


Open Application Season: November – March annually


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating from a Siskiyou County High School OR currently attending College of the Siskiyous
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Planning to major in, or show a strong interest in, police or fire science




Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020


The Honors in the Face of Medical Adversity Scholarship is in honor and loving memory of Kelly Moravec. Kelly Moravec was a young man who despite huge battles with medical tragedies, kept true to his academic goals and dreams. The Fund was established to honor the overcoming of medical adversities and to encourage continued education beyond high school through the awarding of scholarships, awards, and gifts for academic achievement, and the facilitation of connecting students for resource networking and peer support.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating High School Senior from: Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity counites OR Attending Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital School in Palo Alto, CA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Dealing with, or have dealt with, a serious medical adversity

Click Here to Access the APPLICATION ONLINE 


Ivy B. Horr Medical Education Loan Fund  Deadline: Wednesday - March 11, 2020

The Ivy B. Horr Endowed Medical Education Loan Fund was established by the late Mrs. Horr, a resident of Eastern Shasta County, from a portion of her estate. Loans up to $10,000 are made available to students in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties who are engaged in the study of medicine or in medical training at a college or university.Open Application Season: November – March annually***This is a low-interest STUDENT LOAN*** Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pursuing a medical education or currently enrolled in medical education/training at a college or university
  • Been a resident for at least 4 years in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties
  • Attended all 4 years of high school in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties and graduated (or will graduate) from a high school in one of the listed counties.




McConnell Foundation:  Deadline 2/5/20



2020 Youth on Course:  Deadline 2/17/20


For golfers
Requirements:
  • You must a a member of Youth on Course - you can join @ youthoncourse.org/join
  • high school senior, gpa of 3.0
  • accepted to 4 year college
  • apply at youthoncourse.org/scholarships



Knights of Columbus: Deadline 4/15/20

Qualifications:
1)  Be a practicing Catholic from a south county Parish: Holy Family in Weed, St. Anthony's in Mt. Shasta, St. John's in Dunsmuir or St. Joseph's in McCloud.
2) Be in your final year of high school
3) Have a min GPA of 2.0
4) Intend to enroll at an accredited college or vocational school after graduation.

Application must be mailed to Mike Michelon, 544 Palmer Dr., Weed, CA  96094
If you have any questions regarding the application you can contact Milt Shrader at 964-2728 or Mike Michelon at 925-6167.



2020 CIF Scholar-Athlete: Deadline 2/10/20

Two State Winners - one male and one female will each receive a $5,000 scholarsip.  20 Section Winners (one male and one female from each of the 10 CIF Sections) will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Applications may be obtained from the CIF State website at:  www.cifstate.org.
Click on the Parents & Students tab to find information on Awards and Scholarships.


Coca-cola Scholarship:  Deadline 10/31/19 


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 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

- Current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year

- U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

- On track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020)

- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution



Christermon Scholarship: Deadline 2/15/20  $3,000-$6,000

Qualifications:  
1)  Graduating Senior
2) Student or family is employed by parent or grandparent currently employed with a company or individual holding a valid California liquor/beer/wine license.  Licensee include hotels, restaurants, wholesalegrocery/retail, grocer/drug stores/ convenience stores/ wineries/breweries, airlines etc.
3) for the rest of the scholarship details go to www.christermon.com and transfer to the scholarship link.



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

about 1 year 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

about 1 year 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

about 1 year 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

about 1 year 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

6 months ago

Remind.com
Get text messages for your class:
Class of 2020 text @ckdh4 to 81010
Class of 2021 text @24g699 to 81010

Preview Days

5 months 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