Open Scholarships & Opportunities for CHS Students Updated: 2/11/16 Scholarships come in throughout the year. Check this list frequently for updates. New additions are in bold. Local ones say “local”. Hard copies (if available) are in the scholarship binder in the counseling office. When you apply to colleges, check their sites or financial aid office for scholarships they may have for prospective students! In addition, some good scholarship sites are:www.scholarshipsacramento.com; www.fastweb.com; www.studentscholarships.org; www.scholarships.com; www.tuitionfundingsources.com; www.niche.com Deadline 2/13/15 in Sac. 2/19/15 2/22/16 2/26/16 2/27/16 Name AMDA Auditions and Scholarships $1000-18000 *local* Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarships $500-$2500 *local* Grade Level 12 12 Active 20-30 Greater Sacramento #1032 Scholarships 5-$500-$1000 *local* Future Foundation of Sacramento Scholarships Up to $25,000 local 12 Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA) Scholarships Amt. varies 12 10 Criteria Auditions for actors, dancers, singers interested in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC or LA. Contact 800-367-7908 for more information. Preference given to African American and other underrepresented groups. Based on academic achievement, dedication, and school/community service. Will need letter of rec. from school and community Must also apply for Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship (www.rmhc.org); due 1/20/15. Flyers available in Career Center or Counseling office scholarship binder. Apply online at: http://www.etagammaomega.org Senior female with GPA 3.0 or higher Community Service/Volunteer Planning to attend community college or 4 year college or university Must reside in Sacramento county, Davis, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Roseville, or West Sacramento. Applications in the Career Center or Counseling office. Scholarships for 10th graders who: Are low income Min. 3.0 GPA 1st generation to go to college in family Plan to earn a BA or BS degree or higher Willing to work with a mentor Apply at: www.futurefoundationsacramento.org Several scholarships. Some have specific criteria such as service to the Asian/Pacific Islander community or lowincome or planning to go to a vocational program; others do not. Check website for more details. Apply online at: www.apseafoundation.org 2/29/16 2/29/16 *local* Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Up to $25,000 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program 10-$2000 12 12 2/29/16 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund 20-$2500 12 3/1/16 Northern CA Publishers and Authors $1000 12 3/1/16 Sacramento Women in NAACP (WIN) Scholarships $200-$500 *local* Directing Change Video Contest Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarships $500-$5000 12 3/1/16 Sons of Italy Western Foundation Italian Language Study Grants 12 3/4/16 Sacramento County Dept. 12 3/1/16 3/1/16 9-12 12 High school seniors planning to go to a four year college or university. Planning to study engineering, technology, or design; with an interest in automotive industry. Apply at: www.buickachievers.com High school seniors in CA Plan to attend a CSU or community college full time Min. GPA 3.0 Low income Open to all majors and ethnicities Apply at www.apcf.org/scholarships US citizen and descendant of a Taiwanese citizen High school senior or first year college student Plan to attend a university or college full time in fall Min. GPA 3.0 Low income Apply at: www.apcf.org/scholarships Open to northern CA seniors. College-bound senior planning to study publishing, journalism, writing or communications. Pick up flyer in Career Center or Counseling office. Apply at: https://noralpa.org For youth who have turned negative occurrences into positive victories; have succeeded in school and are going to college. All races welcome. Autobiographical essay Min. GPA 2.0 Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office. Create a 60 second film about suicide prevention or mental health. Go to www.directingchange.org/schools for more information. Open to students in California, Nevada, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. 200 word essay required. Must by partly or wholly of Italian ancestry. Student must be planning to attend college or trade school in the fall. Apply at: www.sonsofitaly.org or pick up an application from the counseling office Scholarship Binder. Open to seniors who want to study Italian for a month in Italy Summer 2016. Must have taken a foreign language in high school. Must be planning to attend college or trade school fall 2016. Must be partially or wholly of Italian descent. Apply at: www.sonsofitaly.org or pick up an application from the counseling office Scholarship Binder. For low-income students in Sacramento county, planning to go to community college, 4 year college, or trade school. 3/4/16 3/4/16 3/5/16 of Human Assistance Scholarships *local* F3 Education Awards Photography Contest 5-$1000 F3 Education Awards Essay Contest 5-$1000 Pre-Medical Youth Conference *local/free Min. GPA 2.5 500 word essay-choice of 4 topics Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office 11/12 Photography contest on topic of Diversity, Collaboration, Achievement. Open to CA residents. See website for details. Apply at: http://www.f3law.com/foundation 12 700 word essay on “Why Education Matters”. Open to CA seniors. Apply at: https://www.f3law.com/foundation 9-12 Interested in a medical career? Sign up for this FREE conference at UC Davis for high school students! Get information about medical careers, witness a suture, and learn how to measure blood pressure. Conference is Sat. 4/2, from 9:30-4:30 at UC Davis Geidt Hall. Register online at: www.phideatucd.weebly.com or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CIPn8H06b5okpwdm5KtRf7Sx5UogOYAgYNI8uYZzkw/viewform 3/7/16 VIP Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Up to $2500 *local* 12 3/7/16 SAFE Credit Union Scholarships 10-$1000 *local* 12 3/12/15 Northern CA Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship 2-$2000 PSR(Physician s for Social Responsibility) Scholarship Essay Contest 12-$250-$3000 *local* Society of American Military Engineeers 12 3/13/16 3/14/16 12 12 Planning to go to two or four year college/university Planning a career in computer science or related field Min. GPA 3.0 Community service and/or extracurricular activities 1000 word essay Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling office. For seniors in Sacramento area. Min. GPA 3.0 Based on academic achievement, financial need, personal statement, letters of rec. and community involvement. Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling office. Must be a senior of Japanese descent in Northern CA. 2 short essays Min. GPA 2.5 Applications at Career Center or Counseling office. Open to seniors in Sacramento county and surrounding counties – see website for list. 500 word Essay on “Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free”. Pick up a flyer in the Career Center or Counseling office or apply online at: www.sacpsr.org Scholarships available for seniors and current college students. Awarded by Sacramento Post of SAME. US citizen Planning to pursue a degree in engineering, architecture, 3/15/16 (SAME) $1000-$2000 Ten awards *local* Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships $400 mathematics, physics, or earth sciences. Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling. 12 3/15/16 Cabrillo Civic Club #5 *local* $500 12 3/25/16 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program $1000-$8500 12 3/31/16 Sacramento Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society $500-$1000 Sierra College Scholarships *local* 12 Sacramento Cty. Farm Bureau Scholarships $500-$1000 *local* Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522 *local* 4-$500 12 Don Nottoli Scholarship *local-CHS* 12 3/31/16 4/1/16 4/1/16 4/6/16 12 12 Must be Roman Catholic and Italian or have parent or grandparent who is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Min. GPA 3.2 Apply at: www.icf.org or pick up an application in the Career Center or Counseling office Scholarship Binder. Portuguese descent/US citizen or permanent resident Min. 3.50 GPA Participated in 3 extracurricular activities Planning to attend college, university or trade school Include transcript and 3 letters of recommendation Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office or go online: http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp Parent or guardian must be a full-time employee of a police, sheriff, or fire department, or a volunteer firefighter. Student must be planning to go to college or university. 500-1000 word essay on “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community”. Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office. Portuguese ancestry Min. 3.0 GPA Minimum 300 word essay about your Portuguese heritage Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office For students planning to attend Sierra College! Must apply to Sierra College, then go through Scholarship Manager site or through you’re mySierra acct. to the Financial Aid tab. The application link is in the scholarship section. More information at: http://www.sierracollege.edu/studentservices/financial-aid/scholarships/index.php 3 scholarships: 2 for students intending to study an agricultural field of study in college; one scholarship for a child whose parents are employed in production agriculture in Sacamento county. Pick up packet in Career Center or Counseling office. Two scholarships students in area high schools; plus two scholarships for sons/daughters of Local 522 members. 500 word essay on “Life in the Firehouse Between Emergency Calls”. Applicants encouraged to visit a firehouse to get information. Applications in the Career Center or Counseling office Scholarship Binder. Based on leadership and community service in at least one club/program in school or community Financial need – low income $2500-5000 Min. GPA 3.0/Need SAT or ACT scores Personal statement needed Applications in Career Center or Counseling; DUE to Ms. Evans by 3 pm on 4/6/16. 4/8/16 Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship 2-$1000 *local* 12 4/8/16 Coach Jones Scholarship $1000 *localCHS only* 12 4/8/16 Catherine J. Fidel Scholarship $500-$1000 *local-CHS only* Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis 8-3 pm *local* Rancho Cordova Community Pride Scholarship $500 *local* Gary and Janie Sorg Family Scholarship $1000, renewable for one yr. *local CHS only* Student-View Scholarship Program 13-$500-$4000 12 4/9/16 4/13/16 4/15/16 4/22/16 6-12+ Current College students 12 12 12 One scholarship for student in Rancho Cordova and one for student in Folsom. 500 word essay about a person who has made a sacrifice to provide you with greater opportunity Financial Need Pick up application from Career Center or Counseling office. Leadership and community service Be involved in a sport at CHS Financial need – low income Min. GPA 3.0 ACT or SAT scores Pick up application from Career Center, Counseling, Athletic Director Must be planning to go to two or four year college/university Min. GPA 2.5 500-750 word essay on family values. Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling office. Free conference for students and parents College Information and Career Workshops Financial Aid, Scholarship and Admissions Workshops Live entertainment College Fair Free Admission and Parking Contact: [email protected] Must live in Rancho Cordova Min. GPA 3.0 Good citizenship and service 700 word essay about you and your service Pick up application in Career Center or Counseling or apply online at: scholarship.cityofranchocordova.org For a CHS student interested in attending one of the Los Rios Colleges (FLCC, ARC, CRC, SCC) to study: Agriculture, culinary, education , geology, horticulture, or law enforcement Min. GPA 2.0; 500-750 word essay Pick up flyer from Career Center, Counseling office, Ag teacher or culinary teacher. Log onto www.student-view.com and take a survey about colleges in your area. Scholarships awarded by random drawing. Scholarship winner to be announced in May 2016. 6/1/16 Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship $1000 6/1/16 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship $1000 Deadlines Fashion vary Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarships 12 Seniors who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Apply at: www.fashion-schools.org 12 Seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Apply at: http://www.animationcareerreview.com 12 FIDM offers many full and partial scholarships for students who apply there. Go to their website at: fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships for details.