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District Scholarship Applications are DUE—JANUARY 16th/17th/18th

I AM AVAILABLE by appointment on these days:

  • North Point Academy Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am
  • Silver Springs HS Wednesdays 9:00am-10:30am
  • NU Tech HS Wednesdays 10:30am-Noon
  • Bear River HS Wednesdays Lunch thru Bruin Time 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Nevada Union HS Thursdays 8am-1:30pm
  • Ghidotti Early College HS Fridays Phoenix Gold 7:45-9:15am, Phoenix Red 10:00-11:15am
****EXTRA OPEN APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AT MY OFFICE.

GO TO:  www.calendly.com/kdesena and book your time slot today!

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIPS DUE DECEMBER 15th!
IT"S NOT TOO LATE TO GO ONLINE TO APPLY!
ALL STUDENTS MAY APPLY--not just employees as there are scholarships for both!
 

KPMG FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP--DUE JANUARY 31, 2019

Female Applicants selected by the Office of Condoleezza Rice to participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Program - Class of 2019 will receive:

  • A KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
  • A three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat at Stanford University this summer, which will include leadership training and an introduction to golf
  • A pairing with a mentor for one-year

Here is link to:  Application Overview.  Students selected will be notified by April 30, 2019. Please email any questions to: crice.futureleaders@gmail.com.


 
SIERRA COLLEGE IS HOSTING MORE FAFSA WORKSHOP DATES!
Need help with the FAFSA?  Wednesday evenings N1-205 The Counseling Dept
Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27 from 5:30pm-7pm
see FLYER for what to bring with you!
 
NOW OPEN to JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  BANK OF AMERICA PAID INTERNSHIP WITH A LOCAL NONPROFIT
Must apply between November 11, 2018 — February 1, 2019.
Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.  As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. 

To become a Student Leader, you must:
  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2019) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination.

NEW~  N.I.D. 6 MONTH PAID INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS @ $15,000 each, plus D1 or T1 certification  
Nevada Irrigation District is LEADING THE WAY IN NEVADA COUNTY by offering two 6 month paid internships upon graduation.  Students interested will participate by filling out the district scholarship application, include essay for consideration, attend the NID Info session and participate in a panel interview.  Serious Students who are interested ONLY!  After 6 months, it could lead to a permanent position and potentially a life long career with N.I.D.   See details in the District Scholarship Applications Requiring Additional Forms/Essays 
 

NEW:  NEVADA COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP at $1,000 renewable for 4 years.  The Nevada County Resource Conservation District is offering a 4 year scholarship for $4,000.  Student may attend any 2 or 4 year college/university or vocational/trade school, 3.0 GPA min., Must have been involved in some type of community activity, event or group involvement, school club or leadership activity, Must pursue a degree in Forestry, Rangeland, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Recreation or Firefighting/Fire Science, Need not a consideration.  Must include personal essay statement of what they hope to accomplish with their degree.  (listed under AG Scholarships) 

 

LIONS CLUB SPEECH CONTEST:  9th through 12 th grades!  The 2018-19 TOPIC is:  Freedom of the Press--What Does it Mean?  (choose one club to work with please--cannot be represented by more than one club) 

**GV Lions host will have their contest on January 31st at the Love Building at Condon Park.  Call Roy Brooks for more details at (530)265-2981 or email at brooksrs@att.net.   **NC Lions host will have their contest on February 13th at the Seaman's Lodge in Nevada City.  Call Michael Hills for more details at (530)432-8286 or email at hillcat7234@att.net. 

Give a 5-10 minute speech and can use 3x5cards at the Club level ($100to winner, $25 to each finalist).  Moves on to Zone level ($150) and then Region  level ($250).  Then moves onto District level (Fifteen winners receive $4,500 prize), then Area level (Four winners receive $11,000) and Final STATE level (One winner will receive $10,000).  All total, there are award prizes totalling $21,000!  Worth your time!  

 
TACO BELL LIVE MA'S SCHOLARSHIP:  DUE FEBRUARY 21st, 2019
 THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND DREAMERSThat’s right! The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world.  Must make a quick video of yourself expressing what our dream is for after high school!  Giving away 100 scholarships totalling $1 million dollars.
 

FFA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN NOW! 

Apply Now for a National FFA Scholarship 
Do you have students who could use some money for college? Tell them about the National FFA Scholarship online application, which opened on Thursday, Nov. 15. 

Students can:

  • Create, edit and submit an application using any web platform, including a smartphone.
  • Check the status of their application from their personalized homepage.
  • Save/edit an in-progress application at any time before the application deadline.
  • Upload any required materials directly to their application.
  • Opt-in for text notifications, in addition to email notifications and reminders. 
  • Take advantage of a longer application period, Nov. 15 - Feb. 6.
  • Use the easy one-click advisor validation.
  • Learn of your scholarship acceptance online—NO MORE MAIL.

Check out the extensive FAQ and other resources found at FFA.org/scholarships.

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships

Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields.

Applications for 2019 Grow Ag Leaders are open now. To apply for this scholarship, students must meet the below criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior to college junior enrolled full time.
  • Must be planning to attend a vocational, two-year or four-year qualifying agriculture-related study program after high school.
  • Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
  • Must obtain two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers.

For more information, visit FFA.org/scholarships.

 
GEN AND KELLY TANABE SCHOLARSHIP--OPEN TO 9th through 12th GRADE STUDENTS  DUE DECEMBER 31, 2018  The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.  Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.
 
 
MILTON FISHER INNOVATION and CREATIVITY SCHOLARSHIP--MUST BE GOING TO A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN CT OR NYC  DUE MAY 1, 2019
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor students who excel as creative problem-solvers and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.  This scholarship is for you if you are a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way.  Or you are a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family.
 
NEW:  BARBARA LOTZ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FUTURE TEACHERS--up to $2,000 perpetual 4 years DUE NOV. 30th
Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.
 
NEW:  STEPHEN J BRADY STOP HUNGER SCHOLARSHIP:  5 awards at $5,000 DUE DEC 5th
A program recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in the U.S. These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change. The scholarship awardees comprise a wide variety of students, ages 5 to 25, who are recognized at the national and regional level and hail from across the country. A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in the U.S. Scholarship winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. The scholarship is named for the Foundation's founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. The annual application period is October 5-December 5. 
 
 NEW: NEVADA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION--$1,000
 Open to a senior planning on going straight into the police academy or 2 year junior college law enforcement program or 4 year college/university, majoring in law enforcement, criminal justice or criminology or related field.  Must have a min. 2.5 GPA and valid driver’s license, be 18 years old and need a clean criminal record for consideration.   ***Must include 250 word Essay on Why You Are Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement and in What area of Specialty.  MUST FILL OUT DISTRICT APP for consideration.
 
NEW:  THE TYLER NIELSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP--$2000
Students must have been involved in Nevada Union High School football program, graduating senior, minimum 2.5 GPA, and plan to enroll in a vocation/trade, 2 or 4 year college or university.  Open to any major.  Financial need not a consideration.  MUST FILL OUT DISTRICT APP for consideration.
 
 John M Pichitino Memorial Big Pal Scholarship--Students from any high school in the NUJHSD that has been a Big Pal in their Junior year. They may continue on in their Senior year, but not required ..although would be a plus for students applying. Only graduating Senior can apply.  Must write 500 word essay on their experience as a Big Pal, what they learned from the experience and how it might help them in the future. Students may attend any post secondary education. (Community College, trade/vocational school, 4 year college). Open to any major.   Financial need not a consideration. GPA of at least 3.0  MUST FILL OUT DISTRICT APP and INCLUDE ESSAY for consideration.
  
The 2019-20 program will not be a nomination program like it has in the past, Comcast has decided to open the program to all eligible students!  Comcast NBCUniversal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 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.
  • 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 
  • 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 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need
Please go online and apply directly.  Please have all questions sent to Scholarship America by email: leadersandachievers@scholarshipamerica.org or Call: 1-800-537-4180.
 
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  DUE DECEMBER 2018 or first 10,000 applicants so don't delay!
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. 
 
NEW:  SIXT SCHOLARS PROGRAM--5 $5,000 awards DUE NOVEMBER 30, 2018
First 500 applicants only so if interested, don't delay!  Must have 3.7 GPA, plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or university, copy of your official transcript and a completed application appraisal online.  
 
 
NEW: Sons of the American Revolution, specifically SAR Gold Country Chapter.  Open to high school students. 
BROCHURE LINK
The Children of the American Revolution Award This award is given at chapter, state, and national levels to C.A.R. members who have performed outstanding service in the furthering of the principles of freedom, and knowledge about and appreciation of the American Revolution, and in supporting the goals of the C.A.R. (C.A.R. members) http://www.sar.org/Youth/CAR 
(12th grade +, those who have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application) (State--$1000, National-- 1st $10,000, 2nd $6000, 3rd $4000)Contact the local Gold Country Chapter directly. DUE to chapter November 15, 2018
Contest Rules and Checklist links.  (9-12) ($100 local, State $1000, National prizes are 1st $5000 with metal recognition and up to $500 toward travel expenses and one night hotel stay for winner and a chaperone to attend the SAR Annual Congress--this year held in Costa Mesa, CA)   Application given to scholarship coordinator.  Due January 10, 2019
 
 

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.  The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2019 contest.  The 2019 contest opened on September 1, 2018.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP DUE DECEMBER 1, 2018

44nd annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.

Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with the two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1, 2018.   Questions:  617-353-2300 or admissions@bu.edu.

 
PHENTERMINE CLINICS HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP:  DUE  December 31, 2018
You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning. One winner will be selected by January 15th, 2019 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
 
IMAGINE AMERICA FOUNDATION--TRADE AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS

The Imagine America Foundation is a nonprofit organization striving to help students find the school, the program, and the career path that’s right for them. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to provide resources that help students in all phases of their journey.

We provide award-winning scholarship and award programs, information on trade schools (both online and in your area), and helpful tips for navigating life as a postsecondary student—whether deciding where to live, how to budget, or where to apply for jobs.  Have questions or want to learn more? Visit our website at imagine-america.org or contact Lee Doubleday (571.267.3015 or leed@imagine-america.org) today!     Here is a flyer to read!

Check out our Trade Schools.  Imagine America offers scholarships to over 200 trade schools all across the country.
What's out there?  Explore our most popular trade school programs that students are taking.