Local Scholarships

OCTOBER

CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: October 14, 2019)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability

JANUARY

California P.E.O. (Deadline: January 15, 2020)

The California State Chaper of P.E.O. offers a number of scholarships to California women at any level of higher education and in a variety of fields of study.

  • All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions.
  • Application forms are available online beginning September 1, 2019 through January 13, 2020.
  • Completed packets must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2020.

 

CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: January 21, 2020)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability

 

FEBRUARY

Northern California Scholarships Foundation (Deadline: February 4, 2019)

Eligible students from public high schools in Northern California are nominated by their school, selected for an interview, interviewed by the Trustees to receive the scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year.

  • A 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required and students must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units per academic term (semester quarter, etc.).
  • Scholars must make such financial, scholastic and other reports as the Trustees may require.
  • Each scholar is assigned an Advisor to whom reports are sent regularly, with whom problems are discussed, and from whom counsel and advice are received. This is achieved by correspondence on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Scholars are not required to attend a college or university in California. If the scholar attends college within 150 miles of the site of a planned annual NCSF banquet the scholar is required to attend. Trustees and Advisors will also attend.

PG&E Scholarship Program (Deadline: February 4, 2019)

At PG&E, we're focused on California's future. PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both STEM-based and other disciplines. More than 200 scholarships were made available last year. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply
  • Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California

CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Deadline: February 10, 2020)

This prestigious program recognizes two student-athletes based on excellence in athletics, academics, and character.

  • One male and one female statewide winner will each receive a $5,000 scholarship as well as a visit to the State Capitol in Sacramento where they will be honored in front of the legislature.
  • Additionally, 20 Section winners (one male and one female from each of the 10 CIF Sections) will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2020)

Undergrad scholarships will be awarded to children, grandchildren or legal guardians of persons who currently hold full-time employment with, or are a proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor, beer or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail & wholesale establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, etc.

  • Upon high school graduation, student will attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2020 term/semester and enrollment status of freshman/full-time (12+ units).
  • Students participates in specific extra-curricular high school activities, as defined on application.
  • Include with your application a 8.5 x 11 typed, double spaced ESSAY (not to exceed 2 pages).
  • Winning students MUST attend one of the July awards dinners.
 
Please fill out both forms completely (Scholarship Application and Activities Record).  Do not leave any sections blank.  Use N/A for non-applicable sections.  All applications must be submitted to school counselor. A 3.0 GPA is required for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Available to all Princeton seniors (regardless if student resides outside of Glenn County) and for senior students who also meet specific individual scholarship eligibility requirements. Brochure and application available in Career Center.
 
One application will allow a student to apply for the following scholarships, if they meet the qualifications:
 
  • Johns Manville Scholarship
    • The Johns Manville, Inc., manufacturer of quality insulation and a major employer of Glenn County, sponsors four (4) $1000 scholarships: One $1000 for OHS,
      one $1000 for WHS, one $1000 for HHS, and one $1000 for Elk Creek, Wm. Finch and Princeton. The scholarship will be awarded to the two top students who apply from each school, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Westside Anglers
    • A $500 scholarship will be awarded to any graduate from a Glenn County high school with a career goal in Fish and Wildlife, Conservation or Biology. 
  • Willows Car and Bike Show
    • A total of $5000 in scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from any of the (7) high schools in Glenn County. The requirements are: Two (2) letters of Recommendation, one (1) from an educator, one (1) from a non-school community member (neither should be from a relative). A typed essay why you feel you should be selected; your plans and goals after you complete your educations, and what its attainment will mean to your community/society. 
  • Porter Memorial Scholarship
    • One (1) $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate from any Glenn County High School who will be attending a college or trade school for a skilled trade.
  • Trade Makers Scholarship Fund
    • Three (3) scholarships a total of $3500, the scholarship are as follows: 1- $2000, 1- $1000 1- $500. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating senior of any Glenn County School who have a career in the trade field. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is needed with the immediate family background in Military, Law Enforcement, or First Responder. Please list family background in Military, Law Enforcement or First Responder. 
  • Glenn Chorale
    • $500 scholarship, up to three (3) winners will be selected from any Glenn County High School. Student must take a music related class in the first two years of college, verified by the transcript.
  • Willows Rotary Scholarship
    • Two $1,000 scholarships for a student in each of the high schools in the Willows Rotary Service Area (Willows, Princeton, Elk Creek, Wm. Finch) who demonstrate: 1) a 3.0 GPA and high financial need. Students must demonstrate leadership and involvement with community based projects.

Northern California Sports Association Scholarship (Deadline: February 18, 2019)

  • Must be nominated by your Principal
  • Sports activity
  • Extracurricular activity
  • Grades
  • Financial Need

 

CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: February 24, 2020)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability

MARCH

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation (Deadline: March 6, 2020)

Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year.

  • The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system.
  • The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college.
  • Students may study the subject of their choice.
  • The Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship provides either $500 for Alan Hancock College or $1,000 for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

 

JUNE

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: June 30, 2019)

  • Application
  • Three to four page essay on "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit During Your College Years"

 

TBD

Colusa County Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: TBD)

This scholarship application form makes you eligible for multiple scholarship awards. Please take particular care in completing the scholarship form. The scholarship application is a hard copy. No online application form will be available. Application forms are available in the school office and/or available through your school counselor. See below student eligibility requirements.

  • Copy of your transcript. The school counselor will attach a copy of your transcript when you submit your scholarship application forms.
  • A personal interview is a required part of the application process. Interviews will be scheduled. Interviews will be in the conference room of the Colusa County Library at 7th and Market Street, Colusa. You will be notified of the day and time in ample time for you to make a change if necessary.
  • Fully complete the scholarship application and return the completed application to you Counselor.
  • Letter of recommendation must be from someone who is not a family member or school employee. The Letter of Recommendation must be returned to the school counselor and not returned or given to the student. It is suggested you prepare an envelope addressed to your counselor for this purpose.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • A high school student graduating this spring.

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc. (Deadline: TBD)

  • Applicants must be of Portuguese descent and be a USA citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.50 Total Weighted Grade Point Average for Grades 9 -12 and be a graduating Senior of a California high school. (An official High School Transcript must accompany the application)
  • Applicant meets all entrance requirements of the accredited community college, college, trade school or university the applicant plans to attend.
  • Applicant must have participated in at least three(3) extra-curricular activities while in high school.
  • Applicant must present three(3) letters of recommendation from individuals who will vouch for the applicant’s academic standing, character and personality. One letter must be from the Principal, Dean
  • or Counselor, verifying participation in the extra-curricular activities. One letter must be from a teacher of the high school attended. One letter may be from any other source except a relative and may be an additional teacher. Individuals writing letters are to include their titles or position.
  • Applicants must complete the Application for an Undergraduate Scholarship, including the essay.

California Family Foods Scholarship (Deadline: TBD)

California Family Foods of Arbuckle is providing a $500 scholarship for each Colusa County high school with the following criteria. To apply, attach the essay to your Colusa County Scholarship Foundation application. No online application is available

  • Must be planning a major in agricultural production, crops or livestock.
  • Ag. Business also qualifies, however Ornamental Horticulture does not.
  • If the major is Ag. Business, the essay must relate that field to agriculture in Northern California.
  • Must be going to a two or four year college.
  • Must have 3.0 GPA.
  • Must write a one page, single spaced, "8 1/2 x 11" essay on agricultural production, crops, or livestock as it relates to Northern California.

Glenn County Farm Bureau (Deadline: TBD)

Glenn County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships in the amount of $500-$3,000. Applicants must be pursuing a major and a future career in agriculture. A complete application includes the following items:

  • Application Form
  • Short-Response Questions
  • Essay Responses
  • Transcripts
  • Activity Summary

Tri Counties Bank Community Scholarship Program (Deadline: TBD)
Through a partnership with Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Tri Counties Bank is committed to providing meaningful college scholarships to deserving low and moderate income students in the Bank’s footprint, as well as to other students in the communities we serve. The Bank has established an endowment through the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to help sustain this important service, and provides additional funding totaling over $100,000 each year for scholarships for college-bound youth (both for Community College and 4-Year Public and Private Institutions). We encourage applications from talented college-bound high school seniors in the Bank’s 29 county footprint, which includes much of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, the Bay Area and the North Coast, who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship — especially among our economically-disadvantaged youth.

Willows Lions Club Scholarship (Deadline: TBD)

Scholarships in the amounts of $750-$1000. No online application. Eligibility includes Community Service, Extra-Curricular Activities, Financial Need, and Career Goals. Applications need to be mailed directly to the Willows Lions Club.