FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

CLASS OF 2023

Below are the links to available scholarships separated by the month in which they need to be completed.  Please click on the links to get to the actual deadlines, requirements, qualifications, and application.  Students may need to create accounts with specific organizations in order to submit applications.  Scholarships will continue to be added as they are received in the counseling department.  If you have any questions please call the OHS counseling office.

*Local Scholarships

JANUARY 2023

  • Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - Deadline January 5, 2023

The Awards recognize up to fifteen Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each. We seek teens showing significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative – or who have considerably deepened or expanded an existing project - that embodies the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

  • San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship Application* - Postmarked By Sat. January 14, 2023

The San Joaquin Engineers Council (SJEC) offers scholarships to high school seniors pursuing an Engineering Degree. The applications are to be filled out by the students and counselors in appropriate areas and returned with transcripts and test scores attached.

 SJEC Application

  • Finance Academy Scholarship - Deadline January 14, 2023 OR May 14, 2023

Once you have completed at least one module of a Finance Academy course (personal finance or entrepreneurship), reflect on what you have learned and submit your contest entry in the form provided above. Suggested length: 300 – 500 words. This scholarship contest is open to any U.S. student in grades 9-12 who has completed at least one module of a Finance Academy course during the 2021 – 2022 school year. The scholarship contest will run in both the fall and spring semesters.

Fall semester entries must be submitted by January 14, 2023 and spring semester entries must be received by May 14, 2023.

https://financeacademy.53.com/scholarship/

  • Youth On Course College Scholarship - Deadline January 17, 2023

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. $4,000 - $20,000 scholarship available. To be considered for a scholarship, you must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are both need and merit based. You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded, you need to be a member of Youth on Course- you can join today at youthoncourse.org/join.

YCC Scholarship

  • No Essay You Deserve It Scholarship - Deadline January 29, 2023

    • The Requirements:

    • A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

    • B) You must be 16 years of age or older

    • C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high school

    • D) You must be located within the United States

https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship?transaction_id=1025c44a9ad766eacf0d2738b943b1&offer_id=24&affiliate_id=1085&aff_sub=&aff_sub2=&aff_sub3=&aff_sub4=&aff_sub5=

  • Smart Owl Scholarship - Deadline: January 29, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories.

B) Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/19879/smart_owl_scholarship_scholarship.php

  •  Hamilton Relay - Deadline Jan 31, 2023

The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school seniors living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Saipan, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

 HR Application

  • Nitro Scholarship - Deadline January 31, 2023

To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be:

A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States;

B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;

C) A parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior located within the United States;

D) A student or a parent whose child has graduated from an accredited undergraduate school (a "School) and who is currently paying back a student or parent loan for his/her/child's educational expenses for such School ("Entrant").

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17688/nitro-scholarship

  • Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship – Deadline Jan 31, 2023

All high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year. 

How It Works

The $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20304/niche-2k-no-essay-college-scholarship

  • Cappex Easy Money Scholarship – Deadline Jan 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and first semester senior students for all majors and schools. We will judge this scholarship based on other criteria such as volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special circumstances, etc.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/19161/cappex-easy-money-scholarship

  • DAR Scholarships – Deadline Jan 31, 2023

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and American Indians Committee offer many scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship opportunity has its own individual criteria and may require specific documents to be uploaded into your application. The scholarships opportunities range from nursing, medicine, occupational or physical therapy, law, business administration, English, math, chemistry, music (voice or piano only), American history, history, government, American Studies, historic preservation, horticulture, and elementary and secondary education. Two scholarships are specifically for Native American students (you must provide proof of membership in a federal or state-recognized tribe) and over twenty of the scholarships opportunities are for graduating high school students, college undergraduate students, or graduate students. Two scholarship are specifically for DAR members or DAR-descendants/dependents (you must be able to provide the DAR member’s name, national membership number, and your relationship to the DAR member).

  • A personal statement of 1,000 words or less setting forth the your career objectives.

  • A recent copy of your high school transcript and/or college and graduate school transcripts, as applicable. Home-schooled students must include transcripts for grade nine through final year. If selected as a scholarship recipient you will be required to submit an official copy mailed/emailed to DAR. Please note, DAR no longer requires SAT or ACT scores, or class size or class rank on your transcripts if you are a graduating high school student.

  • Information required by specific scholarships such as financial need information, a letter of acceptance into a special program or a transcript stating you are in a special program like nursing or medicine, proof of tribal membership if a Native American, or special test scores if in a graduate program (such as MCAT or LSAT).

  • Proof of United States citizenship; please photocopy one of the following documents: a birth certificate, naturalization papers, or the information page of your United States Passport. Cover all photographs. If listed, please blackout social security numbers.

  • A ONE-PAGE document or listing of your extra-curricular activities, honors received, and scholastic achievements. The information to be uploaded should not exceed one-side of a 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of paper.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20907/dar-scholarships

February 2023

  • Rent- A- Center Make a Difference Scholarship Program - Deadline February 1, 2023

Applicants to the Make A Difference Scholarship Program must be:

  • Customers in good standing (current customers or customers within the past two years) of Rent-A-Center (includes corporate Rent-A-Center, Rent-A-Center Franchise locations and Acima’s SLC corporate office), Get it Now!, Home Choice or AcceptanceNOW/Acima.

OR

  • Spouses or dependent children of the above customers who are living in the customer’s household.

OR

  • Dependent children, 25 years of age or younger, of current employees of Rent-A-Center (includes corporate Rent-A-Center, Rent-A-Center Franchise locations and Acima’s SLC corporate office), Get it Now!, Home Choice, AcceptanceNOW/Acima or RAC Field Support Center who have been continuously employed for at least one year on December 1, 2022.

OR

  • Dependent children, age 25 or younger, of current Rent-A-Center  Franchise owners.

Applicants must live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico for the entire upcoming academic year.

Applicants must be studying to obtain their first bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent).

https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/makeadifference/ 

  • Be Bold Scholarship - Deadline February 1st, 2023

The $25,000 “Be Bold” Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile.

To us, boldest does not mean “best”, or “most accomplished”. Being bold means being:

  • Earnest

  • Determined

  • Moving

Students at any education level, school, field of study, and GPA will be considered.

https://bold.org/scholarships/the-be-bold-no-essay-scholarship/#ref=best-scholarships

  • Army ROTC Scholarships – Deadline February 4, 2023

YOUR OBLIGATION

Your acceptance of the scholarship means a future service obligation of:

  • Eight years of Army service, with requirements for active duty in the Army, and/or serving in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard, depending on the scholarship

  • You may be eligible to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career immediately after graduation

HOW TO APPLY

Get started on your scholarship application:

  1. Create an account on My GoArmy

  2. Upon creating an account, login to the Scholarship Application

  3. Locate and contact the Recruiting Operations Officer at the school you plan to attend—most of them have served before and understand the process you’re going through

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

To be accepted for any ROTC Scholarship, you must meet these standards:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be at least 17, and under 31 in year of commissioning

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50, unweighted if you're in high school while applying

  • Have taken the SAT or ACT

  • Take the current Army physical fitness test

  • Meet the physical weight and height requirements

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20926/army-rotc-scholarships

  • DEWALT Scholarship -Deadline February 8, 2023  or when 100 scholarships are received 

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.

  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year

  • Majoring in a trade construction, industrial, motor/power sector, mechanics, or technology degree/certificate, which includes but are not limited to the following fields:

    • Automotive Technology

    • Aviation Technology

    • Carpentry

    • Construction

    • Diesel Technology

    • Electrical Technology

    • Fire Science

    • Heavy Equipment Operation

    • HVAC

    • Machinery

    • Manufacturing

    • Pipefitting

    • Plumbing

    • Welding

  • Have or had a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Individuals pursuing degrees/certificates in service industries such as culinary arts, cosmetology, or hospitality are ineligble.

Employees of and dependent children of Stanley Black & Decker employees and its affiliates are ineligible.

Only the first 1000 applications submitted will be considered for scholarship evaluation.

https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dewalttrade/ 

  •  Hispanic Scholarship Fund- A Diploma is Forever - Deadline February 15th, 2023

    • Must be of Hispanic heritage

    • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 

    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year

    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

  • Frontline Families Scholarship Program - Deadline February 15, 2023

The Frontline Families Scholarship Program established by Dr. Michael Osterholm, in order to provide educational opportunities and assistance to the surviving family members of frontline healthcare workers, and volunteers who lost their lives in the fight against COVID 19. Priority will be given to families who are historically underserved, and those who demonstrate financial need.

https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/frontlinefamilies/

  • The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship- Deadline February 20,2023

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year awards scholarships to high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone.

http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

  • PG&E Employee Resource Group and Engineering Network Group Scholarships - Deadline February 24th, 2023

-Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be an undergraduate or postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.

-Have a primary residence that is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application.

-Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the Fall.

-ERG or ENG scholarships do not have gender or race requirements. Thus, students are encouraged to apply to more than one or all eligible scholarships. 

https://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/

  • DAV Scholarships - Deadline February 28, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be 21 or younger and have volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours through DAV or DAV Auxiliary.

B) Have accumulated the volunteer hours at a VA medical center, and/or the Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP). Hours must be credited to Disabled American Veterans.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11980/dav_scholarships_scholarship.php

  • Women's Cyber Security Scholarships - Deadline: February 28, 2023 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.

B) Be a senior in high school with a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13483/women_s_cyber_security_scholarships_scholarship.php

  • Mental Health System Reform Scholarship– Deadline February 28, 2023

This scholarship is available for students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school program within the United States. High school seniors who are graduating and will be enrolled in college before the scholarship deadline are also eligible to submit an essay. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for consideration.

Application

Applications for the Mental Health System Reform Scholarship must include the following:

  • A current resume

  • An official academic transcript

  • A 750-1000 word essay explaining your opinion on the mental health debate in the U.S. and whether you believe the mental health system is in need of reform. If so, include the steps you believe are necessary to accomplish this reform.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15116/mental-health-system-reform-scholarship

  • Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Scholarship -- Deadline February 28, 2023

The Modesto Lodge 2021 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America invites all high school students of Italian descent who reside in Stanislaus County to apply for their 2023 Scholarships. The will award 4 $1000 scholarships.

 The deadline for submitting postmarked applications is February 28th, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact the scholarship chair at the email address listed below. Please be sure to mail all the supporting documents to:

 Carolyn Pellegrini, Scholarship Chair

Sons and Daughters of Italy in America

Modesto Lodge 2021

920 Kimble Street

Modesto, CA 95354

cpkimblefarms@yahoo.com 

Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Scholarship Application

March 2023

  • Netfloor USA Access Flooring Scholarship – Deadline March 1, 2023

Any legal U.S. resident at least seventeen (17) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year

  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13224/netfloor-usa-access-flooring-scholarship

  • SEG Scholarships - Deadline: March 1, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a high school senior planning to attend college next year.

B) Be intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9766/seg_scholarships_scholarship.php

  • Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have reached their 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school.

B) Be a registered active member of a Boy Scouts of America unit that is chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9944/eagle_scout_of_the_year_scholarship_scholarship.php

  • Ellevation Education Scholarship Deadline March 2, 2023

    • Be high school seniors who have been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education.

    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two year or four-year college, university, or vocational- technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ellevationeducation/

  • Stanislaus Community Foundation*- Deadline March 10, 2023

The Stanislaus Community Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for students in order to help them achieve their educational and career goals.  We believe that by investing in our students, we are investing in a brighter future for Stanislaus.

Stanislaus Community Foundation uses a common, online application for scholarship funds that accept applications through our office. For most of our scholarships, but not all, applicants must be residents of Stanislaus County.

  www.stanislauscf.org/scholarships

  • Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2023

Criteria: Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities

Application Process:

Submit application with:

  - Transcript

  - Three letters of recommendation

Scholarship Application

  • Modesto Garden Club*- Deadline March 20, 2023

The Modesto Garden Club will award six scholarships of $1,500 each to students majoring in the study of: Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plan Pathology, City ( Rural and Urban) Planning, Habitat or Forest Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns, Land Management, or allied subjects. Attached are the application guidelines, scholarship application, and the checklist. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2023. Please be sure to postmark your application no later than April 15,2022.

If you have any questions, please contact gardenscholarship@gmail.com, for more information, or reach out to your learning director. 

Application is available in the OHS Counseling Office

  • TOSCA Scholarship*- Deadline March 31, 2023

The TOSCA Scholarship application has opened!  To be considered for a scholarship award, complete scholarship application packets (including all supporting documents & transcript) must be submitted via mail and postmarked by an official postal service office no later than March 31, 2023.

 Eligibility for graduating high school seniors:

•Applying to an academic scholarship to a 4-year university (BA/BS degree) must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

•Applying to an academic scholarship to a 2-year community college, or vocational/technical institution must have a GPA of 2.5 or above

•GPA used for awarding is the unweighted Academic GPA as verified and calculated by student’s Official Transcript.

See Counseling Services- Scholarship folder for the application: https://orestimba.nclusd.org/o/orestimba-high-school/documents/counseling-services/documents-folder/22-23-scholarship-folder/408268

April 2023

  • Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship- Deadline April 1st, 2023

The Italian Catholic Federation (I.C.F) is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal Organization of persons of Italian ancestry who are of Roman Catholic Faith. To apply for this scholarship, a total cumulative GPA (3.1/2 years) at least a 3.2 and meet all the requirements in #1 or #2: 1) are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, only where branches of the federation are established. or 2) if 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 or live where Branches of the Federation are established - membership of Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparents is mandatory for #2.

https://www.icf.org/scholarships/

  • Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Plan- Deadline April 1, 2023

LPI offers scholarships to individuals who seek careers in the legal field. The applications and accompanying documents for these scholarships must be presented through a local sponsoring association by the due date determined by the sponsoring association. If there is no local association, applicants may submit applications and accompanying documents directly to the LPI Scholarship Chair.

https://www.legalprofessionalsinc.org/scholarships/

  • Student-View Scholarship Program Deadline: April 23, 2023

The 2023 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four year college, community/junior college or career school.  The program includes:

-One $5,000 scholarship

-Two $1,000 scholarships

-Ten $500 scholarships

Simply lob on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  This scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  Winner will be announced in May, 2023.

www.student-view.com

HELPFUL WEB PAGES 

Additional helpful financial aid websites and information
http://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/college-and-career-planning/scholarships-links
www.finaid.org
www.fastweb.com
http://www.affordablecolleges.com/
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
https://blogs.wf.com/collegesteps/
https://www.raise.me/
https://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/
https://lendedu.com/blog/private-student-loans
https://www.goingmerry.com/
https://www.scholarshare529.com/
https://studentscholarships.org/2018scholarships.php#sthash.bQr5ysRT.dpbs
https://www.traviscu.org/community/about-us/awesome-cause/

https://scholarsapp.com/

This site is regularly updated with financial aid and scholarship information as it becomes available. It is up to individual students to make sure to check each scholarship for their requirements and deadlines.

FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION ABOUT VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, VISIT THE COUNSELING CENTER OR STUDENT'S CAN CHECK THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL.