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By Barbara Porteous


Siskiyou County Farm Bureau Scholarship:  Deadline Feb. 8, 2019
The Siskiyou County Farm Bureau encourages High School seniors, who are thinking about a career in agriculture. You can also email or contact our office with questions. Contact us at or 530-842-2364. 

CSU Chico Cora Nixon-Nutson Scholarship:  The window is now open - Jan 2 through Feb. 15.  Be sure to complete this application and get letter of recommendation submitted - the person you recommend will be sent an email and do so online.  This scholarship is for MSHS graduates only.  Access the application by clicking on the link below: 

CSU Chico North State Academic Performance  Scholarship:
"Thank you for applying to attend Chico State for the fall 2019 semester. As a North State student you have a unique opportunity to apply for a $1,500 North State Academic and Performance Scholarship from the Office of Admissions. It's one easy application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or a counselor on your behalf. Please see the minimum qualifications for the scholarship below.

1. You must be a North State student from one of our local admissions area counties. (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba and Trinity) 
2. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
3. Submit your application by March 1, 2019.
4. Have your letter of recommendation submitted by March 19, 2019. 
5. In order to receive this scholarship you must attend Chico State in the fall of 2019.

Please submit the scholarship application below by March 1, 2019.  Access application by clicking on the link below:

Back Country Horsemen:  Deadline 4/6/19 postmark.  $1,000. For students pursuing an agriculture or natural resource focus. Need min. gpa of 2.0 - Applications are available from Mrs. Porteous

Siskiyou Bowman & Archery Club:  2 Scholarships - Deadline March 31, 2019.  Ryan D. Campbell Memorial:  $500, Zac Martin Scholarship $500.  Ryan Campbell Memorial Schoalrship qualifications:  be pursuing a career in the community/civil services industry - teaching, counseling, youth programs, etc. be a graduating senior from Siskiyou Co, preference given to those students who are active in their community, extra curricular activities and GPA.  Zac Martin:  graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in Natural Resources, Agriculture or Medicine.  See Mrs. Porteous for Applications.

TLCD Architecture: Deadline 3/2/19.  Multiple $1,000 awards.  The brochure, application and descriptions are found at

Ford Family Foundation Scholarship:  Deadline March 1, 2019  Requirements:  Be a resident of Siskiyou Co, or Oregon, graduating senior, min gpa of 3.0, goal of earning a bachelor's degree, will attend full time, on campus, no felony convictions or satisfied the terms of any felony conviction by 8/1.  Financial need eligibility:  must file a FAFSA and EFC may not exceed $6,000. Foundation and Family (Dependents of eligible employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co.; parent must have been a full-time employee a minimum of 18 continuous months prior to the March scholarship application deadline).    Apply online @  (Scholarship is through the OSAC).

Grange Co-Op:  Deadline 1/31/19
8 $1,500 scholarships awarded to high school seniors.  Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have participated in at least one of these activities during the school year.  4-H, FFA, Horticulture, DECA, FBLA, student body leadership, school sports or non-related activities such as work experience.  
In addition, The Rogue Co-ops will award one $2,000 scholarship - same qualifications as above.

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship:  Deadline 3/15/19.  For student that are a Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, CA, Il & Nevada OR 2) either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent.  3) 3.2 GPA.  Go to

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative:  Deadline 1.31.19  Must be a resident of northern or central CA, completed or complete high school between July 1, 2014 and June 30 2019, plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution for the first time in 2019.  This scholarship is to recognize service to the LGBT+ Community.  or more information or to apply go to:

Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Assn. Scholarship:  Deadline 3/9/2019  Up to $2,000. 
Eligibility Requirements: 
  •  graduating from Siskiyou , Shasta, Tehama or Trinity Co.
  • participated in at least 2 seasons of varsity-level CIF sports while in high school - don't have to be the same sport.
  • Min gpa of 2.75
  • submit financial aid documents in order to demonstrate financial need - but please note there is NO specific need cut-off
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or technical institution in 2019-2020.  If you are planning to pursue a 'gap'year right after high school - please contact Bob Lowden @
  • You do NOT need to participate in athletics in college.  
Apply online @ :

McConnell Scholarship Program:  Deadline March 5, 2019


Eligible applicants to The McConnell Foundation Scholars Program meet all of the following criteria. They:
1. are residents of or attend high school or community college in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County; Big Valley High School District in Lassen County, or Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District in Humboldt County.
2. have Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of $8,600 or below.
3. will be entering a qualified college or university as a first-time freshman or transfer junior in fall of 2019. Students who are concurrently enrolled in high school and community college, such as those in the College Connection program, are considered incoming freshman for the purposes of this application.
4. will be full-time students.
5. will have graduated from high school, received a GED, or completed an alternative course of study such as home schooling before starting college.
6. will never have been convicted of a felony, or if they have been convicted, will have satisfied all the terms of their conviction including parole before submitting this application.
8. have not already completed a bachelor's degree.
9. are not related to any McConnell Foundation Board member, Program Services staff member, exempt employee, or current McConnell scholarship selection committee member.
10. will be entering a qualified institution as defined by The McConnell Foundation Scholars Program. Qualified institutions are regionally accredited, disburse Federal Student Aid, are not-for-profit, offer the majority of their courses at a physical campus within the United States, and do not discriminate in hiring or services with regards to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, political ideology, age, creed, religion, heritage, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Link to McConnell Foundation Scholarship page.

Sullivan Leadership Award: Seattle University 4 yr. scholarship covers tuition. Deadline  Complete Early Admissions Application by 11/15/18.  Submit Sullivan Application no later than 11/30/18. Link to Award web page.

Profiles in Courage Essay Contest:  Deadline 1/18/19 - Open to 9-12 graders. Requirements:
  • 700-1000 words
  • original work
  • essay describes an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.
  • see website for more details
  • web page

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 andEngineering 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.

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?


· 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 (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

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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: and click on the application link under “Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship Fund”.  

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.

Montana State University Presidential Scholarship:  Deadline Dec. 10, 2018.  Full tuition - 

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: or

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

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

  • 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, 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.

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 a.pplication

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