skip to main content


By Barbara Porteous


Unified Caring Scholarship:  Deadline 5/31/19  $350 (10) 1st prizes, $100 honorable mention prizes (10) Essay Contest.  "If you could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, what  would you change?" details at:

Shasta McCloud Management Unit scholarship:  Deadline 5/15/19 $500
2 scholarships to graduating seniors of a current or retired Shasta McCloud Management Unit employee.  Application will be sent in a text message through Remind - or see Mrs. P. 

Horatio Alger CTE Scholarship Program:  Deadline 6/15/19 Amounts Vary, up to $2,500
-completed high school by June 2019
-Enroll in a 2 year or less CTE program in the fall that will lead to employment
-Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution
-Demonstrate financial need - must be a Pell Grant eligible student
-Be a US Citizen

CA Native Plant Society Scholarship:  $2,000  Deadline 5/3/19
Applicants must be entering a 4 year college with the natural science major such as environmental science, biology or botany.  3.0 GPA.
See Mrs. P for application.  

Marine Corp League Scholarship:  application due to the committee by  4/21/19 $500.00
Awarded to applicant students who have at last one parent or grandparent who is on active duty or has been honorably discharged from ANY branch of the US Military.  See Mrs. P for Application

Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarship:  Deadline 4/24/19
Complete and submit Universal Scholarship Application  to Mrs. P by 4/18/19 (quick turn around).  This includes the  cover sheet, data sheet, letters of recommendation and transcript.
For students planning on studying Agriculture, Natural Resources, Industrial Technology or related field.  Preference given to students participating in the Forestry Challenge Program.

Mt. Shasta Youth Sports:  Deadline 5/1/19 1-$1,000
-2.5 gpa min
-sports participation
-community involvement
Use the Universal Scholarship Application which includes your datasheet, letters of recommendations and transcript.  Mail to Mt.Shasta Rec Department, PO Box 314, Mt. Shasta, CA   96067 or email it to - attention to Mike Rodriguez.

Shasta Valley Community Club Team Penning Scholarship:
Deadline 5/1/19
-applicant must be pursuing a career in the community
-be a graduating Siskiyou Co. high school senior
-preference given to students who are members of SVCCTP, have actively partcipated in their community, extra-curricular activities
See Mrs. P for an applicatin and all requirements.

Siskiyou Performing Arts Center Scholarship 
Deadline: Postmarked by April 19, 2019 
1. Applicants must be a candidate for high school graduation from Siskiyou County. 
2. Applicants must have performing arts experience: Theatre (acting, directing, playwriting)/music/dance. 
3. Letter of interest, including name, mailing and email address, phone number, school currently attending, college plans and performing arts experience. 
4. THREE TYPED letters of recommendation:
 • One letter from a teacher familiar with applicant’s academic performance
• One letter from a community member outside the school setting who is familiar with the applicant. 
• One letter from an individual who is familiar with the applicant’s experience in the performing arts. 
5. A copy of complete high school transcripts; GPA will not be used to determine eligibility. 
Completed application which includes letter of interest, letters of recommendation and transcripts must be mailed to: 
Siskiyou Performing Arts Center Board of Directors 
P.O. Box 407 
Yreka, CA 96097 *MUST BE POSTMARKED BY April 19, 2019

 *Name of recipient(s) will be announced in May. Cash awards will be made for the following fall semester upon receipt of proof of enrollment as a full-time student (12 units or more) at the college of your choice. *Please note: if any part of this application is not properly completed according to the guidelines, or if any of the requested information does not reach the Board prior to the deadline date, this application will not be considered.

Dr. Robert Adams:  Shasta Cascade Health Care Centers: $1,000 Deadline 4/26/19
For current high school seniors: If you are graduating from high school in 2019, please submit:
1. The completed and signed Scholarship Application Form;
2. A typed essay of 500 words or less, not to exceed one page in length describing why you wish to pursue an education in a
healthcare field, what your career plans are after completing college, and any other pertinent information;
3. A list by year of high school offices held, school club activities, community activities, and honors and awards received;
4. An official unopened copy of your most current high school transcript;
5. And a letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member.

2019 Record Searchlight Scholar Athlete Award:  Deadline 4/19/19

Thank you for applying to the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, presented by the Record Searchlight and Rotary Club of Redding. In order to be eligible, high school seniors must have a minimum 3.3 GPA for their entire high school career. A senior photo must accompany the application. All nominations are considered by the Scholar-Athlete committee and 12 finalists will be selected. From that group of 12, two will be selected as Male Scholar-Athlete and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Candidates are reviewed first on academic performance, second on athletic achievement and third on extra-curricular activities, such as leadership roles, community service or employment. All finalists will be invited to a luncheon in their honor on May 23 where they will be presented with a plaque and small scholarship check.  email completed application to :   Matt Brannon or mail to him at the record searchlight PO BOX 492397 Redding, CA   96049-2397.

ACSA Scholarship (Association of CA School Administrators, Siskiyou Chapter).  Deadline 4/26/19

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, Min 3.0 GPA.  
Criteria for selection - grade point average, in-school and out of school participation in leadership and activities, plans for college and/or future career training.  
Application Process:  
  • Essay not to exceed 300 words dealing with the importance of having advanced education/training and how it pertains to you.
  • An application form
  • A copy of your transcript
  • Mail to:  Ellen Levy, Siskiyou Co. Office of Education, 609 S. Gold Street, Yreka, CA   96097
  • Applications available in the office from Mrs. P

Music by the Mountain Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship;  $2000 award. Carol Medrano was a resident of Siskiyou County and a passionate promoter of Classical Music and music education throughout the county.She served on the boards of both ‘Red Scarf Society’ and ‘Music by the Mountain'. In her honor, Music by the Mountain maintains the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship for a student attending, or planning to attend, college as a music major in the areas of Music Performance or Music Education.  Deadline 3/31/19 Learn more and apply at:

Mountain Valley Health Scholarships:  Deadline 4/12/19... (2) $1,000 Scholarships
• Applicants must be a senior in high school in the following locations: Big Valley, Fall River, Burney,Butte Valley, Tulelake, Mt. Shasta, McCloud, Tulelake, and Weed. Eligible seniors must be graduating spring of 2019.
• Applicants must demonstrate a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school programfor the upcoming academic semester
• Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
• Preference will be given to students wishing to enter into the medical, dental, or behavioralhealth field (including but not limited to the medical and administrative field in medicine).Examples include: MA, CNA, LVN, RN, EMT, CLS, physician, pharmacist, physical therapist, healthinformation technologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapy aide, dentist, dental assistant,phlebotomist, LCSW, psychiatrist, dietitian, business finance, healthcare administration, chiropractor,surgeon, respiratory therapist, etc.
• Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.• Applicants must complete and submit a scholarship application by Friday, April 12, 2019
 If you have any questions about the application, please email Jennifer at

Mt. Shasta Rotary Club Scholarship now available - Deadline 4/12/19
-student in good standing
-3.5 GPA
-Community Service
-Extracurricular Activities
-Financial Need serves as tie breaker
Application available in the office - see Mrs. P

Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta:  Deadline 3/29/19 2-$1,000
Mercy Mt. Shasta Auxiliary: Deadline 3/29/19.  2-$1,000 scholarships
Criteria for Selection of Award: 
• Health career oriented major 
• Involvement in school/extracurricular activities 
• Involvement in community activities, see attached Activities Chart
 • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the fall semester 2019 
• High school seniors or adult students are eligible to apply 
• Siskiyou County resident 
• Financial need will be considered, but is not the basis for this award
Only 1 Application is required for both scholarship programs.
Paper Applications also available - see Mrs. P

Shasta Regional Community Foundation Scholarships:  Deadline March 13, 2019.
-Ivy B Horr Medical Loan
-Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement Scholarship
-Mat Solus Memorial Scholarship
-Prudence Rose Kennedy:  Mt. Shasta HS Only
-Redding Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford Jr. Memorial Scholarship
-Robert McGregor & Sally Garcia Memorial Awards of the Mt. Shasta --Athletic Boosters Club
-Tri Counties Bank Scholarship

Siskiyou Promise:  Simple on-line application.  Deadline 3/15/19 The College of the Siskiyous Promise is designed to remove the economic barriers to education. The "Promise" is graduating seniors from Siskiyou County and Modoc County high schools will have their enrollment fees, health fee, student representative fee and student center fees fully funded during their first year (consecutive fall and spring semesters) of attendance at College of the Siskiyous, crediting any applicable financial assistance. Promise students will also receive a book voucher for use in the Campus Bookstore during the fall and spring semesters.

Lassen Retriever Club:  Deadline 3/20/19 $2,000
Completing the Paul Gianera Scholarship application form available on our website -
 • In writing, include a detailed description of your involvement with retrievers, experience hunting and desire to continue contributing to responsible hunting practices.
 • Interviews will be conducted by the Lassen Retriever Club Scholarship Committee to select recipients.
 • Funds will be awarded upon recipient providing the Lassen Retriever Club with a college transcript. 

Siskiyou Co. Cattlewomen.  Deadline 4/1/19 2-$1,000 scholarships.  For a graduating senior entering an ag related program in college.  Application, transcript, principal's report, essay.  See Mrs. P for application.

Butte College Foundation Scholarships:  Deadline 3/12/19  If you are planning on attending Butte College - apply for their scholarhships today.

MSHS Boosters:  Deadline 3/15/19  2 - $500 Scholarships
2 years varsity play (school only, not club) in at least one sport and who have a GPA of 3.0.  
Application found here. (It's a Google Doc)

Shasta Lily Quilt Guild:  $1,000  Deadline March 31, 2019.  For graduating seniors from Siskiyou County High Schools pursuing a career in any of the following artistic fields:  quilting, fabric design, fabric or fiber arts, graphic design, fine arts or applied arts.  Min GPA 3.0 through 7 semesters unweighted.  Please submit an official transcript with your application.  Online application form found at

Siskiyou Houndsmen & Sportsmen $500 Scholarship Honoring Paul Black:  Due April 30, 2019.  
1) Applicant must have attended a high school in Siskiyou Co. for at least 2 years
2)  Must have a 2.5 total GPA (include transcript)
3)  Must have interest in the sport of hunting and fishing
4)  Must have completed his or her hunter's safety course (include a copy of card OR current hunting license)
5)  Provide a personal letter of recommendation from an employer, family friend, community leader or minister.  
See Mrs. Porteous for Application....

Shasta Head Start Eva Johnson Memorial Scholarship.  Deadline April 12, 2019 by 5 PM.  
1)  You must be an alumnus of a Head Start Program and provide documentation of the year and location of the Head Start Program attended as a preschool child
2)  3.0 GPA
3)  participated in community service activities
4)  demonstrate an interest in the welfare of children and families in our community through the submission of a two-page essay
5)  prove you have applied and been accepted to a community college, state college, universty or vocational school for the Fall of 2019 and state intended field of study
6)  provide current photo.

Youth on Course 2019 College Scholarships:  you need to be a member of Youth on Course (you can join today @ - which costs $18)   Deadline 2/18/19 ll:59 PST.
For golfers.  Must be a senior and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Scholarships are both need and merit based, must be accepted for enrollment at a 4-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded,.  To apply visit: and hit the Apply Now button.

Gubetta Luperini Scholarship:  Deadline 3/1/19  Applications in Mr. Phillips' room.  Various award amounts.  Turn completed Application into Mrs. P

Mt. Shasta Memorial Endowment Scholarship:  Deadline 3/1/19  Universal Scholarship Application (available in Mr. Phillips' room)  This scholarship is for students wanting to go into teaching and for those of you who were a tutor, $250 per semester.  Applications in Mr. Phillips' room.  Turn Completed Application into Mrs. P.

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: 

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

  • visit
  • Snap a selfie using your smartphone
  • Upload your image using the photo frame provided
  • Hashtag and share!  #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes

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

ADA Compliance Errors 0