Financial Aid/Scholarships

*The Orestimba Scholarship Community Association (TOSCA Scholarship)
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. For more information, please visit: http://www.toscascholarships.org/apps.php

*Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program - Deadline Dec 6, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. 
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. We provide these scholarships to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace.
Eligibility: Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:
Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
Be enrolled as a high school senior
Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. 
Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020 – 2021 academic year
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Demonstrate financial need
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Awards: The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 school year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500. Apply here!

*Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2020
The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications. Students can view eligibility requirements and apply by visiting the link provided: APPLY NOW

*2020 Rotary North-South Scholarship -  Deadline Feb 28, 2020 
2020 Rotary North-South Football Scholarship is ready for all graduating, college bound high school seniors.
AMOUNT: We will be awarding at least 45 - $1,000 scholarships.
ELIGIBILITY: any graduating student (male or female) (this is not just for football players)
Must be planning on attending a 4-year or 2-year accredited college
HOW TO APPLY: Please fill out one of the applications below and follow the steps for submission. 
PDF Application
DOC Application 

*BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation Scholars Program  - Deadline December 15, 2019 
WHO CAN APPLY: High School Seniors, BK® Employees, Children, Spouses or Partners of Employees
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE: $1,000 - $50,000 in Scholarships
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Be from the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Have a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement

Helpful Web Pages 

Stanislaus County Office of Education-College Awareness
Click here to find information about colleges, training, financial aid, and more. http://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/college-and-career-planning/scholarships-links

Merced College Scholarship Web Page
Please visit the link below for scholarships available to incoming Merced College students: http://www.mccd.edu/resources/financialaid/scholarships.html

CSU Stanislaus Scholarship Web Page
Please visit the link below for scholarships available to high school students who are plannong on attending CSU Stanislaus: http://www.csustan.edu/financial-aid-scholarship/scholarship-information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov

Federal Student Aid https://studentaid.ed.gov/

California Student Aid Commission www.csac.ca.gov

California Student Aid Commission for Cal-Grants http://www.calgrants.org/

The DREAM ACT Application is for students that are classified as AB540/undocumented students. For more information and help, please visit the OHS Counseling Center. https://dream.csac.ca.gov

Consumer Affairs Student Loan Information 
This website features hundreds of verified consumer reviews and is available as a free resource for students; explanations of different types of loans and their benefits. $2,000 (multiple). https://www.consumeraffairs.com/

Additional helpful financial aid websites and information