These scholarships/contests require their own application/form, have varied criteria/deadlines & are independent of District Scholarship Application.
The scholarships below consist of various scholarships which are and will be available throughout the year. Some reflect last year's applications and are here for your information so you will be aware of their existence. Please check back for this year's application (indicated by 2017-2018).
You may need a family member'sMILITARY RECORDS to qualify for a scholarship. If you don't have this information, you may request it. This could take time so do it now.
Beale Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship 2017-2018
Must be a dependent of: an active duty or reserve military member (officer or enlisted) assigned to Beale, a retired U. S. military member residing in Yuba/Sutter/Nevada/Placer/or Butte County, or a deceased U. S. military member. Due March 30, 2018
Bean Jr., William C. Memorial Scholarship 2017-2018
Open to Bear River high school seniors who exemplify characteristics and ideals of scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership, service to community, and caring for others. Submit completed application and confidential report from a staff person to Barbara Ross by placing it in her mailbox in the front office at Bear River by due date. Due May 1, 2018
Blood Source Scholarship 2016 2017
For seniors who worked a blood drive their senior year. Blood Source is excited to have revamped their scholarship process to allow students to receive upwards of $2,500 and they will no longer limit recipients to one per school. Due March 31, 2017
Caltrans Arun Sudhakar Memorial Scholarship
Open to graduating high school seniors who are sons or daughters of Caltrans employees. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture or urban studies. Due June 1, 2018
Caltrans District 3 Transportation Scholarship
For high school graduating seniors pursuing a career in transportation requiring college instruction or vocational training. Must have been involved in community or school extracurricular activities and have financial need. Open to students resding in Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Siera, Sutter, and Yuba Counties. Due April 27, 2018
Chapa-De April Moore Memorial Scholarship:To qualify for this scholarship an applicant must plan to pursue vocational training or a college degree in a healthcare related field and must have attended high school in Nevada, Placer, Sacramento or Sierra County in California. For additional details please visit the Chapa-De website at www.chapa-de.org or call 530-889-3760. Due March 31, 2018
Daedalians Matching Scholarship Grant Open to college-bound high school seniors who intend to make a career in military aviation, including Service Academy appointees. Compete the application and send to:
2749 Adriatic Way
Sacramento CA 95826
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be considered for a matching scholarship grant. Due: Estimated May 1, 2017 (ASAP)
DAR American Indian Scholarship 2018
Must provide proof of Indian blood, min 3.25 gpa on 4.0 scale. No SAT or ACT scores required. Mail to: National Vice Chairman, DAR American Indians Committee
Darlington, John H. Scholarship 2018
Open to graduating high school seniors who are Nevada County residents pursuing a degree in Chemical Dependency Studies or a certification in alcohol or drug abuse counseling at a 2 or 4-year college or university. Due June 30, 2018
Davis, Richard C Scholarship 2018
For high school seniors attending an alternative school (North Point Academy, NU Tech, Silver Springs, etc.) or continuation school. Must be 18 years or younger. This scholarship is designed to recognize the resilience of students who overcome personal obstacles to graduate high school and continue their education or pursue advance training to develop entry level skills leading to gainful employment. Due March 30, 2018
EAA Scholarship Application 2018
Scholarship covers transportation, lodging, and food. Open to Nevada county residents who are between 14 and 15 years of age. Requires oral interviews for selected finalists. Due February 8, 2018
Foothill Quilters Guild Scholarship 2017-2018
Open to students who have displayed in interest in furthering their education. This scholarship is a textile based project based award. Textiles include fabrics, yarn, or other fiber based materials. This fiber arts project may be a class or group project, or one done on your own. For example, projects might use quilting, sewing, weaving, basketry, or knitting, in their construction and might be a quilt, garment, an art project or something else that fits the criteria. A requirement for the scholarship recipient will be to present the completed textile related project to the Foothill Quilters Guild at one of their monthly meetings. Mail complete app to address shown postmarked by April 10, 2018
HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award (PDF - 176 KB)
Nominate a former HOBY delegate or former HOBY delegate may nominate themselves for this $500 scholarship toward their college or for the non-profit of their choice. Due January 9
Model A Ford Club Youth Scholarship
Seniors who are children/grandchildren, or a youth member, of the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA) (Gra Neva Model A Club) or Model “A” Restorers Club (MARC). Membership for one year prior to application in either national club is required. Due May 1, 2018
Moose Youth and Drug Awareness Scholarship Program Packet
This is a program for students to present a program to youth ages 4-9 years old regarding topic like anti-bullying, internet safety, peer pressure, etc. Training through the Moose Lodge on Allison Ranch Road. Check with the Moose Lodge in the fall timeframe if you are interested. Top national scholarship $12,000
Nevada County Concert Band Jerry Foote Scholarship Application 2017-18
This scholarship is open to students who are at least sophomores in high school (and college students up to age 25) who play a band instrument. Must be a resident of Nevada County. Min 3.0 GPA required. May be used for assistance with music instruction or for college tuition to study music. Complete page 3 of the forms. To satisfy the proof of gpa requirement, include a current transcript. Due January 12, 2018
Open to freshmen through seniors. Must have attended 5 out of the 6 Speaker Series. Must have been an exhibitor (still exhibit or livestock) at he 2017 Nevada County Fair. Due May 18, 2018
Nevada County JJDPC Scholarship: Open to students under age 24 who are Nevada County residents, currently or previously involved in the Nevada County juvenile justice system and/or on probation with the Nevada County Probation Department. Must be accepted to or enrolled in a post high school education program including college, vocational program specialized career training, etc. (if you are not yet accepted or enrolled, you may provide a statement explaining why not). Due April 30, 2018
Must be a graduating high school senior pursuing career studies in any related Family & Consumer Science field (Consumer Science, Early Child Development (not primary school education), Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition, Family & Consumer Science Education, Food Service and Hospitality, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Furnishings) at an accredited Community College or Technical, Vocational Institution or State College or University. Due March 10, 2018
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship
Must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent with a minimum 2.5 gpa (on 4.0 scale) and involved in your community. Two winners will each receive $2,500. Postmark no later than Saturday, March 14 and send to the Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship Committee, 2441 Farrol Avenue, Union City, CA 94587-5258. Due - Must be postmarked by March 10, 2018
Open to graduating seniors who is planning on studying in one of the following areas at a two or four-year college or university, community college or vocational school: forest engineering, forest management, forest operations management, heavy equipment maintenance and welding, resource management, diesel mechanics, welding, or other forest and timber industry-related areas of study. Due May 1
P.E.O. Chapter GQ Scholarship Application 2017 (PDF - 50 KB)
Open to Bear River high school female seniors. Must be planning on attending an accredited college in OR out-of-state. Min 2.5 gpa. If the space on the application is not sufficient, you may add additional attachments. You don't have to know which college you plan on attending at the time of application. If you don't know, indicate the colleges you have applied to. If you receive the award, you will need to let them know to which college to send the award. Due April 1, 2017
Placer Community Theater 2018 Scholarship Application
This scholarship is available to students graduating in 2018 from schools in Placer and Nevada County, who will pursue a major or minor in acting or technical theater at an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in theater arts through participation in school or community theatrical productions either on stage or behind-the-scenes. Due April 1
Placer Nevada Cattlewomen Scholarship (PDF - 49 KB)
Must be a student in Nevada or Placer County, have a 3.0 gpa or higher, plan on going to college or university full time as an Ag major. Email completed application to email@example.com no later than March 1
Open to high school graduating seniors of Portuguese descent of northern California with a min 3.0 gpa. Must submit 1 letter of recommendation from either a teacher, counselor, principal, pastor, club leader, or employer. Must submit a 300 word minimum essay on any subject touching on the applicant's Portuguese heritage. Applications will be judged on: gpa (20-35 pts), extra-curricular activities (0-15 pts), Portuguese community involvement (0-5 pts), leadership (0-15 pts), and essay (0-30 pts). Due March 1, 2018
Rotary Instrumental Music Contest App 2017-2018
This is for the 2017-2018 school year and is open to 9th-12th graders. The club level competitions will be the first and second week of February and the area level competition will to be the first part of March. The scholarship coordinator will work with the competitors to place them with a Rotary Club sponsor. Competition is limited to first come first serve. Return signed form to Barbara Ross asap but no later than January 29, 2018.
Rotary Music Contest Rules and Judging Criteria 2017-2018
While this states 2017 Contest, this is the form and information for this current year's competition. The club level contests are yet to be determined but anticipate they will be held the first week in February, 2018 and the Area Contest is TBD, but expect it to be around the end of March to early April. Barbara Ross will coordinate your club sponsorship so you don't need to have that before you submit the application. Contestants will be taken on a first come basis. Please submit the completed form to Barbara Ross asap.
Rotary Speech Contest Rules and Application 2017 2018
This is for the 2017-2018 school year and is open to 9th-12th graders. The club level competition dates will be around the first of March, 2018. The scholarship coordinator will work with the competitors to place them with a club sponsor. Deadline to submit application to Barbara Ross is January 19, 2018. There are limited spots for competition, which will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so recommend you return your completed app to Barbara Ross asap, but no later than January 19.
Sacramento News & Review College Essay Contest: Seniors graduating in 2018 may submit one entry of a 650-word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “College Essay Contest.” The essay may be submitted as a Word document, PDF attachment or in the body of the email. First prize is $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. The three winning essays will be published in a cover story in SN&R on May 31. The winners and their parents will also be invited to a ceremony to receive their awards. Due Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5 p.m.
Sacramento State University Alumni Scholarship 2018
Open to high school seniors who are planning to Sac State (any major). Must have min 3.7 gpa. Applications will be rated on ability to achieve academic success, demonstrated leadership and participation, service to community and school, hardships and obstacles (financial or otherwise)and the quality of the application materials. Due March 1, 2018
SAFE will award $10,000 in scholarships this year to exceptional college-bound seniors from high schools in the greater Sacramento area. Criteria are: academic achievement (min. 3.0 GPA), financial need, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, community involvement. Due March 12, 2018
Sierra Writers Competition for 2018Open to high school students. (The website is down. The information is available by clicking on the title). Email your submission to email@example.com Due March 1, 2018
Team Tina Scholarship 2014 (PDF - 1.59 MB)
Open to graduating high school seniors who have had some difficulties/ troubles in the past, but are trying to get back on the right path. One $1,500 scholarship towards college, trade or vocational school awarded. Open to NPA, NU Tech, Silver Springs, or Earl Jamieson only) Due May 1 to your school counselor
VIP Women in Technology Scholarship 2018
Open to high school female seniors pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4-year college in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or a related field. Due April 1, 2018
Women in Mining Scholarship 2017-2018
This is open to seniors (young women OR young men) with a min 3.0 gpa who are pursuing a degree in engineering, geology, mining, or environmental studies. Must be a California resident, but may plan on attending college out of state. Due March 2, 2018
Open to graduating high school seniors from Nevada County. Include a 200 word maximum essay describing your cycling experience, and future plans with the sport in regards to wellness and lifestyle. Letter of recommendation from coach or adult mentor must accompany the application and placed in a sealed envelope. Due May 18, 2018
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