FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

*The Orestimba Scholarship Community Association (TOSCA Scholarship)- Postmarked by March 31, 2021
TOSCA scholarships is now available to Orestimba High School Students and Graduates. TOSCA scholarships provide opportunities for continued education through academic excellence. Individual scholarships range from $250 to $3,000 per academic year. Scholarships are based on a combination of academic achievement and involvement within the community and school. Volunteer work and employment are also considered. Eligibility for graduating high school seniors: applying to an academic scholarship to a four-year university (BA/BS degree) must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, applying to an academic scholarship to a two-year community college, or vocational/technical institution must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and the GPA used for awarding is the unweighted Academic GPA as verified and calculated by student’s Official Transcript. For more information, please visit: http://www.toscascholarships.org

*American Heritage Scholarship Program- Postmarked by October 12, 2020 
The Stanislaus County Office of Education, Modesto City Schools, and The Modesto Bee are pleased to continue the annual American Heritage Scholarship Program for 11th and 12th-grade students. Providing an opportunity for students to delve into historical events that shaped our government and established rights for all Americans to experience freedom is the goal of the American Heritage Scholarship Program. We encourage students and the public to think about what makes the United States unique in the world as it relates to the Constitution.
It will be our honor to award up to $10,000 in academic scholarships in November to participating students who compete for various award-level scholarships. Students respond to a prompt and voice their opinion by submitting an essay in the competition. Since the inception of the American Heritage Scholarship Program, more than $180,000 has been awarded!
This year’s American Heritage lecture will be a virtual event due to COVID-19 restrictions. Beginning on September 9, 2020, the recorded lecture will air on the American Heritage website at: https://www.stancoe.org/americanheritage. Students are encouraged to watch the lecture before writing an essay in response to the prompt. This year’s guest presenters are retired Judge Marie Silveira of the Stanislaus County Superior Court and Marian Kaanon of the Stanislaus Community Foundation. The 2020 American Heritage Essay prompt is: voting is a basic component of democracy, and who gets the right to cast a ballot has been a contentious issue. Today there is debate over lowering the age for voting. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, consider the efforts made by generations of women to secure the right to vote. Use case law and statutes to support or oppose whether the voting age should be lowered. If so, to what age should it be lowered? If not, why? How do arguments surrounding the 19th Amendment apply? If interested, complete the following application: AH Application

*The Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship- Deadline October 15, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT (Noon)
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. To be eligibility students need to: have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential), will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States, demonstrated critical financial need by showing one of the following: family income below $55,000 OR Pell Eligibility with an EFC value of 5576 or less, demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity, be under the age of 30 and be a United States citizen. The funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. To apply, click on the button below to access the application: HAAS CTE Scholarship

*The Horatio Alger Association State & National Scholarship (2 scholarships, same application)- Deadline October 26, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT (noon)
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria: be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution), demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen. To apply, click on the button below to access the application: HAAS State/National Scholarship

*VFW's Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition- Deadline Oct 31, 2020 at midnight. 
Do you know a high school student who could use helping paying for college?They year’s topic is “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Applicants do not need to be dependents of service members, anyone can apply. Over 2 million dollars in scholarships and a $30,000 grand prize. We want to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice! If interested, complete the following application: VFW Application

*Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation- Deadline Oct 31, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.
 
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

*The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards- Due November 10, 2020
Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, a scholarship and an invitation to the program's national recognition events! The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Here's how it works: By November 10, 2020, students must submit their completed applications, and signed student/parent agreements, to a certifier. (Certifiers can be school principals or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or a Points of Light Global Network member.) By November 20, 2020, certifiers select and certify top applicants for state level judging. On February 9, 2021, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards announces state-level winners for 2021. Applications are now open for 2021 awards. If interested, complete the following application: TPSCA Application

*The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) 2020 Youth Awards Application- Due Sat. December 6, 2020
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2020 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Our 22nd Annual Youth Awards will award students who are the graduating Class of 2021 with up to $1000 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients will be celebrated at virtual ceremonies, in the following categories: Business & Finance, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice, Technology. To be considered, students must meet the following criteria: Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021, must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022, be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines), if selected, attendance to virtual ceremony is mandatory, be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA. Students can apply at:https://hispanicheritage.org/

*The BURGER KING Scholarships- Due December 15, 2020
Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below. Applicants must- be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. If interested, students can apply at: BK Scholarships

*San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship Application- Postmarked By Sat. January 15, 2021
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. If interested, complete the following application: SJEC Application

* Hamilton Relay $500 Scholarship- Deadline Jan 30, 2021
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. To apply, click here: HR Application

* 2021 Youth On Course College Scholarship- Deadline Feb 15, 2021
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. Students who are interested, please apply at: YCC Scholarship

*Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Plan- Deadline March 1, 2021
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. For more information, visit: https://www.legalprofessionalsinc.org/scholarships/

*Stanislaus State Scholarship Application- Deadline March 2, 2021
Stanislaus State is proud to announce the 2021-2022 scholarship application is now open. All current and prospective students, who have applied for admission, and plan to attend Stan State in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 should apply. The Stan State online scholarship application allows students to apply for multiple on-campus scholarships using one application.The Stan State online scholarship application, instructions for completing the online scholarship application and the Scholarship Handbook may be found on the Scholarship Information page of our website.

*Stanislaus Health Careers Scholarship- Deadline March 12, 2021
The Stanislaus Health Careers Scholarship is a strategic, need-based scholarship designed to support students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field from CSU Stanislaus. To be considered for this award, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a high school graduating senior in 2021
Complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as determined by federal guidelines (an estimated family contribution of $10,000 or less)
Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0
Plan to enroll full-time at CSU Stanislaus to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field (nursing, biology, health science).
Enrollment at another CSU or college/university makes you ineligible for this award.
This is a $2,000 renewable scholarship! Recipients can renew their award for an additional 3 years after initial receipt (a total of 4 years support) if they demonstrate persistence towards a health degree
For more information, please visit: www.stanislauscf.org/scholarships

* Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship- Deadline March 15, 2021
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. Application information can be be found here:https://5il.co/ngt0

*Carlos Vieira Foundation- Race to End the Stigma- Due March 31, 2021
The Race to End the Stigma Scholarship was created by the Carlos Vieira Foundation to start the conversation about mental health. The $2,000 Race to End the Stigma Scholarship is granted annually to graduating high school seniors who are interested in mental health awareness or who are willing to share their story about mental health in an effort to end the stigma. Please review the eligibility criteria before completing the application at the link provided below. If selected, the scholarship recipient will be asked to give a testimonial. For more information, visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/programs/race-to-end-the-stigma/scholarships.html

*John and Julie Thurman Agricultural Scholarship- Due March 31, 2021
John and Julie Thurman Agricultural $300 Scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding senior in Stanislaus County and one in Merced County who plans to continue his or her education in agriculture. Application deadline for students will be March 31, 2021. The scholarship will be announced the first week in May.
A scholarship committee, selected by the County Superintendents of Schools office of both Stanislaus and Merced, shall select recipients of the scholarships and make such awards. The committee shall select the most highly qualified students from the total number of applicants from Stanislaus and Merced Counties. F

Criteria to apply:
1. Graduating students from a high school in Stanislaus County or Merced County are eligible to apply
2. Demonstrated an interest in a career in agriculture through his or her course of study and extracurricular activities.
3. Recipients shall plan to attend either a two- or a four-year college or university as a full-time student and pursue a major course of study in agriculture or related subject matter.
4. Earned a 2.8 grade point average (GPA) during their sophomore and junior years.
5. PLEASE ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION:
a. Autobiographical essay (limit essay to a maximum of 2 pages) – including, but not limited to, a review of high school academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and future goals as they relate to a career in agriculture.
b. Three letters of character references.
c. Transcript from sophomore and junior year to verify GPA.
Submit completed application with (5) attachments by March 31, 2021 at: https://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/scholarships/Thurman-scholarship

*The John B. Allard Scholarship- Due March 31, 2021
The Stanislaus County Scholarship Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the John B. Allard scholarship I the amount of $300 will be made available to a graduating senior who qualifies. A minimum of one scholarship will be offered each year. The number will increase as funds become available. Application deadline is Criteria to apply:
1. Graduating seniors in high schools throughout Stanislaus County
2. Students who plan to pursue a career in education. ONLY APPLICANTS PURSUING A CAREER IN EDUCATION WILL BE CONSIDERED (i.e., teaching, administration, instructional aide, etc.).
3. Earned a 2.8 grade point average (GPA) during the sophomore and junior years
4. Demonstrated leadership and participation in school activities
5. The recipient will be expected to attend either a two or a four-year college or university
6. ATTACHMENTS TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
a. Autobiographical essay (including activities and future plans). b. Two (2) letters of character references. c. Transcript from the sophomore and junior year to verify grade point average.
Submit Application ONLINE with your (5) attachments by March 31, 2021: https://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/scholarships/allard-scholarship

*Bill and Bertha Scheuber Vocational Scholarship- Due March 31, 2021
This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Stanislaus County high school graduating senior planning to further his/her education in a vocational field.
Application deadline for students will be March 31, 2021. The scholarship will be announced the first week in May. The scholarship will be awarded to your post-secondary institution upon proof of enrollment within two (2) years.
Criteria to apply:
1. Graduating students from a high school in Stanislaus County are eligible to apply
2. Students planning to attend a four year institution, community college, or vocational/technical school.
3. The applicant must be planning a career in one of the major vocational areas of agriculture, business, health, industrial technology, or a related area.
4. PLEASE ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION:
a. Three letters of character references. b. Transcript from sophomore and junior year to verify GPA. Submit completed application with (5) attachments by March 31, 2021 at: https://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/scholarships/scheuber-scholarship

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation Scholarship- Deadline: March 31, 2021
Scholarship Requirements:
• Must currently live in Almond Growing Regions of California
• Must intend to pursue college major in Agriculture related field
• Must have 3.3 GPA or higher
• Enrollment verification to a college or university offering a four-year degree
will be required for disbursement of award funds. Apply online: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/BDG

*Bobcat Central and Big Valley Tractor Scholarship- Due March 31, 2021
Bobcat Central and Big Valley Tractor are dedicated to assisting these aspiring college bound or trade school students planning to go into the construction or agriculture industries. We are offering one $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career path in construction and one $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career path in agriculture. For scholarship application, click here.

*The OppU Achievers Scholarship- Deadline March 31, 2021
Must submit a short essay with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be a U.S citizen. To apply, click here: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

*Debra "Sam" Haack Memorial Scholarship - District 10 Deadline April 1, 2021
Seniors pursuing a career in Maintenance and Operations (i.e. Diesel Equipment Technician, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Welding Technology, Landscaping etc.) Apply Here!

*Anthony Brucia Success Scholarship- Due April 9, 2021 (must be postmarked)
A high School Senior who has turned-it-around! $1,000 cash awarded to this student and others!
Applicant must have overcome significant challenges and/or obstacles.

Eligible Schools: All high schools in the counties of: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. Includes alternative, charter, special and private schools.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A current Anthony Brucia Success Award Application.
2. A personal letter/statement that may include obstacles prior to the turn around, the progress made despite any adversity, and the applicant's future goals and plans.
3. Two letters of recommendation from someone who is aware of the turn around.
4. Activities record and employment history.
5. Transcript-freshman through first semester of the senior year
Apply online at goingmerry:
https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/anthony-brucia-success-scholarship/8852 

*Don and Roy Splawn Charitable Foundation West Deadline- April 11, 2021
Seniors who are California residents, have financial need, minimum 2.6 gpa; employment (paid or unpaid; includes Community Service) Extracurricular Activities. For more information, visit: https://online.foundationsource.com/ws/index.jsp?site=splawnscholarship

*Sierra Cascade Nursery- Deadline April 15, 2021
It is the desire of Sierra-Cascade Nursery, Inc to offer scholarships each year to graduating seniors who have family that works at Sierra-Cascade Nursery or who will study agriculture at a four year accredited college or university. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

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The Healthline and Prevention Institute- Stronger Scholarship- Deadline April 20, 2021
Seniors interested in the advancement of mental health through research, raising awareness, community building or combatting stigma - More information about this scholarship can be found on the link below: https://www.healthline.com/health/scholarship-program#1

*Court St. Theresa #1158 Catholic Daughters of the Americas- EXTENDED to Friday April 30, 2021 at 4:00pm - Email completed application to Ms. Dola mdola@nclusd.12.ca.us with the subject line: Court St. Theresa #1158 Scholarship Application
Court St. Theresa is offering a one-year non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $300. This scholarship is offered each year to a graduating senior boy or girl who is in financial need of help to continue studies. Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship are to submit a statement about the studies they wish to continue and what their ambitions are in that field. Include in this statement your reasons for financial need, any community service you have been involved in, and how the funds will help you in your goals. Include information about your family, yourself, and your interests in relation to your intended major of study. This application is to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the instructor in your field of interest recommending your ability in academic, trade, or skill areas.
Application can be downloaded here: https://5il.co/r2zz

*Central California Asian Pacific Women- Deadline: April 30, 2021
Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) announces that scholarships are available for the academic year. The scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tulare County. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following priorities but not limited to: First-generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to the API community, and ethnic diversity. Applicants must be an entering/continuing undergraduate, entering/continuing graduate, or re-entry student in a post-secondary educational institution (i.e. vocational programs, trade school, college, university, etc.).The scholarship's purpose is to recognize API women of outstanding achievements and to provide financial assistance to API women pursuing post-secondary education.
Eligibility Description
The applicant must either be a current resident at the time of completing the application or must originally be from the following 8 counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare.
The applicant must be an entering/continuing undergraduate, entering/continuing graduate, or re-entry student in a post-secondary educational institution. Apply Online: https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/central-california-asian-pacific-women/6770 

*Sgt Cesar A. Fuentes Scholarship- Amount $500- 3 scholarships will be awarded- Deadline April 30, 2021
Scholarship
Criteria:
Must pursue a career in law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, nursing, fire, rescue, EMS, or first responder fields
Must reside in the counties of Merced, Stanislaus or San Joaquin.
Submit proof of acceptance in program/college and/or major.
Submit and sign completed application by the deadline
Attach two letters of recommendation
Submit most recent school transcripts
Does not have to be a high school student, can be someone going to the academy, or tech program for any first responder field. To apply. click here: https://www.sgtcesarafuentes.com/scholarship.

*Great Minds in STEM- Deadline April 30, 2021
Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community. 3.0 GPA, STEM major, 2 or 4 yr college. For more detailed information and to apply, visit: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/scholarships/

*California School Employees Association Chapter 551 Scholarship Application 2020-2021 - Due Date April 30, 2021
CSEA Chapter 551 of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is offering a $250 scholarship for graduating dependents of chapter 551 members who plan to apply as a full time student in the fall of 2021.  Applicants must have a GPA of not less than 3.0.  GPA used for awarding will be the Unweighted Academic GPA as verified and calculated by the career tech or school counselor.  The GPA is calculated using all classes in grades 9-12. Please submit the application items to Vicki Felber at Orestimba High School by April 30, 2021, in a sealed envelope. Application can be found at: https://5il.co/rubz

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The Stanislaus Health Foundation Scholarship- Deadline April 30th, 2021
These scholarships are open to Stanislaus County residents pursuing career in the healthcare field. The Foundation scholarship applications are available at Going Merry.
Applications include:
California State University, Stanislaus Nursing Scholarship
Dottie Stevens Memorial Health Care
Dr. Amanda Crews Memorial Health Care
Grace M. Davis High School Health Careers Academy
Modesto Junior College Nursing
Teddie Hartman Memorial Healthcare
Martin Smith Palmer Scholarship for Nursing Education
Helen Bodin Harris Scholarship for Nursing Education
Rose M. Smith Scholarship for Nursing Education
Margaret & Roy Endsley Scholarship for Nursing Education
Anne Marie Fontana Scholarship for Education
Please call 209.558.7116 if you have any questions.

*Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger Scholarship- Amount $1,000- Deadline May 1, 2021
Eligibility Requirements: Current enrollment as an undergraduate student at an approved university or have been accepted to an approved university. Current undergraduate students applying for this scholarship must have a cumulative GPA of (3.0) or above and provide a current transcript to qualify for consideration. Student will need to complete and essay and record a video. For more information about the scholarship and requirements, visit: https://www.arata-law.com/about-us/arata-law-scholarship/

*Modesto Garden Club Inc. Est. 1924- Amount $1,500- 6 scholarships will be awarded- Deadline Postmarked by May 1, 2021
Modesto Garden Club will award six scholarships of $1,500 to students majoring in the study of: See Attachment
For more information and the scholarship application, contact the Scholarship Chairperson at: gardenscholarship@gmail.com

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Verna Nygaard Scholarship Fund- Deadline May 1, 2021
The Verna Nygaard Scholarship Fund is available for students planning to attend a university, accredited college or school of higher learning in the United States. The Nygaard Scholarship is for the benefit of students who have lost a significant family member and who have been supported by the work of Community Hospice through one of their youth grief programs. Application can be found at: https://5il.co/rucd

* Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Modesto, CA Scholarship Program- Deadline May 1, 2021
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Modesto, CA Scholarship Program is open to all seniors in the Stanislaus County area. A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the winner which in turn will qualify to be entered for an additional scholarship from our Western Frontier and The National Association Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club. All criteria needed to apply for this scholarship is attached to this cover letter. The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2021. Please mail the application with required documents to the following address and write Scholarship Application on the outside of the envelope. BSMC Modesto, P.O. Box 578363, Modesto, CA 95357. Application can be found at:
Please contact the following representatives should you have any questions:Ray “Rooster” Lomas, BSMC Vice President, Lomas4u@gmail.com, (209) 430 – 3226 or Maria “Mexico” Cortez BSMC Business Manager, mexicobsmc209@gmail.com, (209) 596 – 8114

*CVOC Scholarship- EXTENDED to Sunday May 2, 2021
We award five $1,500 scholarships in each of our tri-county service areas. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in each of the following counties: Merced, Madera, and Stanislaus County. The scholarship committee will screen all applications and conduct personal interviews with those selected as semi-finalists. Provider: Our mission is to provide employment, skills training, education, and emergency services to improve the quality of life for farmworkers and underserved members in our communities. Five scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 each will be awarded . Please click on the link for eligibility criteria and apply if you are eligible! Some requirements include: Applicant must be from a farmworker or verifiable low-income family with GPA≥ 3.00. Apply Online: https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/cvoc---central-valley-opportunity-center-scholarship-2021/9957 

* Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program- Deadline May 5, 2021
No purchase necessary to apply for or receive a scholarship. To participate in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program (the “Program”), you must submit an online scholarship application (the “Application”) at Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program between December 9, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. US Central Time on May 5, 2021. The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the Fall 2021 semester; (ii) who is or will be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia as of August 5, 2021; (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of August 5, 2021; and (iv) have a declared major of biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry or a related life science field; and (v) meets the following applicable GPA requirements: Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must have cumulative college GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply: https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/life-science/antibodies/thermo-fisher-scientific-antibody-scholarship-program.html

*Turlock Masonic Lodge #236 Scholarship Application 2021- Deadline May 7, 2021 at 3:00pm- Email completed application to Ms. Dola mdola@nclusd.12.ca.us with the subject line: Turlock Masonic Lodge #236 Scholarship Application
This scholarship is open to all Orestimba High School seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who will be attending an institution of higher education, demonstrates financial need and has community service experience. One scholarship for $500 will be awarded to a student at OHS during Senior Awards Night, which is tentatively scheduled for Fri. May 21, 2021. Application can be downloaded here: https://5il.co/r32o

*Joseph Rose Perry Scholarship Application 2021- Deadline May 12, 2021 at 3:00pm- Email completed application to Ms. Dola mdola@nclusd.k12.ca.us with the subject line: Joseph Perry Rose Scholarship Application 2021
This scholarship is open to all Orestimba High School seniors that have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 and will be attending either a trade/technical school or community college (such as MJC). Examples of study areas are automotive repair, electrician, plumbing, welding, etc. Scholarships winner(s) will be chosen by family members of Mr. Joseph Rose. The amount and number of awards will be announced at the OHS Senior Awards Night event, which will be taking place on Fri May 21, 2021 at 6:00pm. Application can be downloaded here: https://5il.co/ruai

*Young Ladies Grand Institute #221 "Our Ladies of Roses" Scholarship Application 2021- Deadline May 13, 2021 at 3:00pm- Email completed application to Ms. Doerksen- mdoerksen@nclusd.k12.ca.us with the subject line: YLGI #221 Scholarship Application
This scholarship is open to all Orestimba High School seniors. One scholarship for $500 will be awarded to a student at OHS during Senior Awards Night, which is tentatively scheduled for Fri. May 21, 2021. Application can be downloaded here: https://5il.co/sgje. Please email Ms. Estrada to request your transcript prior to submission.

*Kids Chance California - Educating Children of Injured Workers- Deadline May 15, 2021
Scholarship opportunities for students whose parents have been fatally or seriously injured on the job.
Do you know any students whose parents have been fatally or seriously injured on the job? Every year, thousands of California workers are seriously injured at work and more than 350 are killed. These events can devastate families. Part of the fallout can include a significant reduction in income that makes paying for college or vocational school seem out of reach. Kids' Chance of California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. We believe we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. We are thrilled to announce that Kids’ Chance of California is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the academic year 2021. For detailed information on eligibility and what the scholarship covers click here.
Students may apply online at apply.kidschanceca.org.

*Drone Technology College Scholarship- Due May 21, 2021
Essay regarding Drones (750-1000 words). For more information about the scholarship, visit: https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/scholarship/#college

*B. Davis Scholarship- Deadline May 22, 2021
Essay of less than 1000 words describing the three characteristics of leadership you value most.
For more information, visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

* PB&J Scholarship- Deadline May 31, 2021
The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to: medical issues, peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc., family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc. When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may have not allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify). This scholarship is open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the U.S. In order to apply, applicant will need to complete application, transcript and 1 letter of recommendation required (2 letters are preferred). The award amount ranges from $500-$1,000. To apply visit: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarshi...

*Abbott & Fenner- Deadline June 12, 2021
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Application Procedure for 2021- To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. For more information, visit: https://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

*El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyer Scholarship- Deadline June 30, 2021
At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.
In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student. For more details, visit: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship

*Automotive Hall of Fame- Deadline June 30, 2021
The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.

  • Provide an official transcript of all academic work.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.

  • Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.

  • Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.

  • Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program).

  • Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.

  • Must be enrolled full-time.

  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
    If you are interested, please visit: https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/the-hall-online/scholarships/

*Central Valley Scholars - Deadline June 30 , 2021 at 11:59pm
We are proud to offer $12,000 in scholarships for Central Valley students during the 2021 year! Our scholarships recognize exemplary students in the Central Valley who, despite facing various obstacles, find the will to continue with their educational journey. We lead with the core belief that all students are worth investing in and we use non-traditional markers of success to reward students others often dismiss. Our scholarships invite vulnerability, encourage empowerment, and provide students in the Central Valley the space to validate their stories and find the beauty in their struggles. Award Amounts-Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to increase each scholarship amount and introduce two new scholarship opportunities. This year, we are offering $1,500 scholarships in the following categories:
First generation
Undocumented
LGBTQIA+
Black Students
Students with Disabilities
One student will be selected for each scholarship, except for our Black student scholarship in which two students will be selected. This year, we are also offering a $3,000 Inspire Award for an inspirational Central Valley student. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.centralvalleyscholars.org/scholarships

*Stanislaus State Off-Campus Scholarships- Deadlines Vary
For a list of CSU Stan website off-campus scholarships, students are encouraged to visit our Off-Campus Scholarships page.


CLASS OF 2022


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The Gates Scholarship - Set to reopen in mid-July 2021
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. For more information, visit:
https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
To learn more watch this 
video.

*Cien Amigos-IME Becas Scholarship- Set to re-open late July 2021
The Cien Amigos Education Fund and the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, with the support of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), are pleased to announce the Cien Amigos – IME Scholarship Fund to encourage the educational success of Mexican-origin students in California. For more information, visit: https://cienamigosimebecas.org/

*The Coca-Cola Scholarship Application - Set to re-open in August 1, 2021
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 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application will reopen on August 1, 2021, for students who are high school seniors at that time.

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McDonald's HACER National Scholarship- Set to re-open in the fall.
HACER stands for Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources. Your generation is making the world a better place, and McDonald’s® wants Hispanic students to be front and center in that transformation. That’s why we’re giving you and your community more opportunities to make a difference. And to help you HACER® Más, check out the schedule of the McDonald’s® HACER® Education Tour, our livestream workshops, to help you and your parents, teachers and counselors through the college application process. For more information, visit:https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

*PG&E Employee Resource Group and Engineering Network Group Scholarships- Re-opens in December 2021
Each of the ERG and ENG scholarships below are supported in part by PG&E and through fundraising and contributions made by members of these employee groups and fellow employees. These groups not only help bring our employees together, but also provide an essential bridge of communication to our diverse customers. Each group awards scholarships to students who have shown commitment to specific communities or causes.
Eligibility guidelines
Applicants for ALL of the scholarships listed below must:
-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.
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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.

* Hispanic Scholarship Fun- A Diploma is Forever - Re-opens in Jan 2022
As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds. Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants

  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training

  • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners

  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit

  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities

  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

    Who is eligible to be an HSF Scholar? Graduating high school seniors. For more information, visit: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

* eQuality Scholarship Deadline Jan 31, 2022
$6,000 - $7,000 per recipient for up to 10 recipients
Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.
Selection Criteria
The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community

  • Leadership

  • Hardship or special circumstances

  • Academic achievement

For more information or to apply, visit: https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/equality-scholarship/8737


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. 

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