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(Poster and info) (Scholarship site)
No income or GPA requirements. 

Deadline - Oct 31, 2018
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Hold  a minimum GPA of 2.00
Be a United States citizen
Deadline - October 25, 2017 

Foster Youth

Deadline - Varies

Scholarships for California’s Latino Students
See Websites for information on Scholarships:

Deadline - Varies 

Congressional Black Caucus Scholarships
Various Scholarships with Various Due Dates. For more information please visit:

Deadline - Varies 

Geneseo Migrant Scholarships

The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services to migrant farmworkers residing in the immediate geographic area as well as coordinating programs on a regional, statewide, and national level to benefit migrant farmworkers and their familes.

For more information please visit:

Deadline - Varies 

Scholarships to study abroad in Germany
Volunteer to host a CBYX student and make intercultural learning a family experience Learn more and apply online at: 

Deadline - Varies

Student Poetry Contest
$500 for first place  Cash prizes for entering $25 - $50
Online entries may submitted through

Deadline - Nov 8, 2017

Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project
Fifty juniors & seniors will be selected from the statewide applicants to participate in the conference on March 22-25, 2018 in Sacramento

Deadline - Oct 25, 2017

Scholarships for Youth Asian and Pacific Islander Students
Offers a range of scholarships from one-time $2,500 awards to multiyear $20,000 awards.

Deadline - Jan 11, 2018

UNCF scholarships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each has its own eligibility criteria open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarships, you must apply through the on-line application process. For more information see website:

Deadline - Varies

ROTC Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
US Citizen
17-27 years of age
Be physically qualified by USMC standards – No moral disqualification – Strict adherence to USMC policies
The Benefit:
Pays full tuition , lab fees, books and uniforms
Provides leadership opportunities
Structured academic environment
$250.00-$400.00 per month stipend
Deadline - Varies 

Zinch $1,000 weekly scholarship
Zinch awards $1000 every week to high school or college student
Fill out some basic information about yourself then answer a short essay question to submit your entry. They will notify the winner by E-mail
See website for an application and more information:

Deadline - Weekly 

Common Knowledge scholarship Foundation
All U.S. high school college and graduate students are eligible
Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites and even movies.
Scores are based on combination of time and accuracy
Award amounts range from $250 to $2500
See website to register to take quizzes:

Deadline - Weekly 

2017 Good Tidings community service scholarship
The Good Tidings Foundation is a non-profit, shares the spirit of giving with youth from communities of need in the Bay Area/Sacramento to empower them to reach their dreams.


High school Senior graduating in 2018
Resident of one of the Sacramento County
See Website for an application and more information:

Deadline - Oct 26,2017 

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation
Applicants Must be:
Current High School ( or home Schooled) seniors attending school in the United States
U.S. Citizen , U.S Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees or Humanitarian Parolees
Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post –secondary institution
Carrying a minimum GPA 3.00 at the end of their junior year of high school
For more information for an application see website: coca-cola-scholar/

Deadline - Oct 31, 2017 

Be the Whale Art Scholarship
2D artwork (Dimensions of original: min = 8x10 max= 18x24 )
See website for an application and more information: 

Deadline - Nov 1, 2017 

Ron Brown Scholars Program
Interested applications are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:

Must be Black/African American
Must excel academically
Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
Must participate in community service activities
Demonstrate financial need.
Be a citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
Be a current high school senior at the time of your application
See website for an application and more information:

Deadline - Nov 1, 2017 

The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
If you’ve made a difference through volunteering over the past year. You could win $1000.00 and a fabulous trip to Washington D.C next May by applying for Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

For an application see Website:

Deadline - Nov 7, 2017 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships Program is a nomination based award, and only one student per school may be nominated. Leaders and Achievers are awards one-time scholarships, with a base award of $1000.00. You must see Mr. Baxter to be considered for nomination.


Full time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school in community served or approved by Comcast.
Student grade point average of 2.8 or higher
Student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences.
Student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service
Student plan to attend an accredited, non-profit college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States.
See Website for more information:

Deadline - Nov 9, 2017 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Scholarship
For Seniors Graduating in 2018 attending high schools in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties. With the application and official transcript include two copies of a typed personal statement providing information about your:

African American Heritage
Current Campus & Community involvement
Career objectives
Knowledge of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Inc.
For an application see website:

Deadline - Nov 11, 2017 

Jack Kent Cooke foundation Scholarship
Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four year accredited undergraduate school

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Plan to graduate from a U.S high school in Spring 2018
Intend to enroll in a accredited four year college or university beginning in fall 2018
Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 of above
Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
See website for an application and more information :     

Deadline - Nov 14, 2017

LegiSchool 2017 Essay Contest
Eligibility and Rules:

Open to Current 11th and 12th grade students in California
No more than 2 pages, typed and double spaced on the Topic:
     “Healthy    School Lunches: What’s on the Menu?”

Must enter online on the entry form: 
Deadline - Nov 17, 2017

WTS Will Kempton High School Scholarship
The minimum Criteria for selection are:

Applicant must be a high school senior
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Currently studying math, Science and technology
Considering a college degree in a transportation related field
See website for an application and more information
Deadline - Nov 17, 2017

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition
The Elks National foundation will award 500 four year scholarship to the highest rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the U.S. is eligible to apply
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed: Permanent legal resident status does not qualify
Male and female students compete separately
For more information and application:

Deadline - Nov 27, 2017

Sixt Scholars Program
Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2018 the opportunity to receive a $5000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar.


Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
See website to get more detail information:
Deadline - Nov 30, 2017

Ron Brown Scholars Program
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar. Program provided you meet the following requirements:

Must be Black/African American
Must excel academically
Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential
Must participate in community service activities.
Demonstrate financial need
Be a citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
Be a high school Senior at the time of your application
See website for an application and more information:

Deadline - Jan 9, 2018

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
Awards Range from $1000 to $5000 each: with multiple winners selected each year. All high school students are eligible to apply

See website for an application and more.
Deadline - May 1, 2018

Son of Italy Western foundation Scholarship
The Grand Lodge of California, order sons of Italy in America, offer a scholarship for graduating Seniors in the class of 2018

Academic Award for high school seniors
Italian Language study grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2018
Athletic Award for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field
See website at Click on link for SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline - March 1, 2018

Golden One credit Union Scholarship
Recipients can receive:

Up to $1,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit two-year community college in California

Up to $5,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit, four-year college or university in California 

In order to be eligible, you must:

Hold a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
Be involved in community service and extracurricular activities totaling at least 24 hours in the last 12 months
Be a Golden 1 member for at least one year, or be a dependent of someone who has been a member for at least one year*
Deadline - Jan 31, 2018

Student View Scholarship
It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
Deadline - April 22, 2018 

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
Amount: $500.00

Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities 
Application Process:
Submit application with:
  - Transcript
  - Three letters of recommendation

Apply on line:
Deadline - March 15, 2018

Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Eligibility Requirements:

Graduating high school seniors who have live in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, or Yolo County for at least two years prior to the time of application and also meet California State residency requirements.
Students who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical institution located within 100 miles of the Sacramento County Courthouse.
Award range from $1000 to $ 5000 per year. For an application and more information see website:

Deadline - Feb 8, 2018 

California Wine Grape Growers
The CWGGF is offering

At least two $8000 scholarships for four years at any campus in the UC or CSU system
At Least four $2000 scholarships for two years at any California Community College
Only the current seniors who are children of vineyard employees working in the 2017-2018 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply. However, children of wine grape growers may request a waiver from the eligibility based upon financial need.

For an application and more information see website:

Deadline - March 16, 2018

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation – Robert Miller Scholarship
Each year either a $500 (for Alan Hancock Community College) or a $1000 (for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo ) scholarship will be awarded. The following qualifications are required in addition to those listed above:

A high school Senior graduating in 2018 or a student enrolled at Alan Hancock Community college or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Plan to major or are majoring in Vitculture or Enology
For more information, contact CAWG at

Deadline - March 16, 2018

Real World Design Challenge Scholarship
$50,000 – 7 Award

Be currently enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12. Student enrolled in school environments with alternate grade or level designation.
Deadline - Nov 17, 2017

Points Scholarship
$10,000-10 Awards

Be at least 13 years old and will enroll in a college or university in the US.
Be a legal resident of the US or Pureto Rico
Deadline - Nov 30, 2017 

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

Students applying must submit the URL of a video they've uploaded to YouTube where you explain, present, convince, inspire, entertain, market and/or sell us your reason why you deserve to win this scholarship

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship -
The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship - 

Deadline - Dec 20, 2017 

AXA Achievement Scholarships
$2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 

Be united states citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington D.C & Puerto Rico.
Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited two years or four year college.

Deadline - Dec 15, 2017 

E Quality Scholarship

Graduating High School, community college Nursing and medical students in northern and central California

To recognize service to the LGBT +community 

For more information and to apply, go to 
Deadline - Feb 1, 2018 

WASH Scholarship

Submit an artist’s statement, digital art portfolio,
Letters of recommendation
Application is available at Career Center

Deadline - March 1, 2018 

Stokes Program scholarship
Must be a U.S citizen

Must be a high school seniors at the time of application, Have a GPA 3.00 or above on a 4.0 scale preferred, with a SAT score of 1200 

Deadline - Nov 15, 2017 

Sacramento Chapter link Scholarship
Online application
One page essay
Officical transcript with official school seal and registrar’s signature
For more information and to apply please visit at

Deadline - April 14, 2018 scholarship

We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 
Visit at
Deadline - Aug 31, 2018

Northrop Grumman Scholarship

Be United Citizens
Be residents of : California Sacramento County
Be graduating seniors of a public or private school
Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 ( non- weighted)
Have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 

Deadline - Feb 4, 2017

InspirASIAN Scholarship
$2000 National
$1000 State

with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Visit at 

Deadline - January 31, 2018

Sacramento Area Fire Fighter Scholarship

Applicant must submit 1,500 word essay on the topic “ Firehouse life between emergency call “

Deadline - April 1, 2018

Jack London Foundation Scholarship

Manuscripts must be typed, double spaced and not to exceed 2,000 words. One entry per student.

Deadline - Jan 31, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship

Must be a graduating senior of Japanese American decent with a GPA 2.5 or higher

Deadline - March 10, 2018 

LGBTQ Caucus Scholarship
Sacramento County resident
GPA 2.0 or higher
Identify as LGBTQ

Deadline - March 25, 2018

Sacramento State Alumni Scholarship

Incoming Freshmen and all majors should apply 
Deadline - March 1, 2018

Save Credit Union Scholarship

Completed application
Academic Achievement
Financial Need
Qualify of composition
Letters of recommendation
Community involvement 

Deadline - March 12, 2018

Bezos Scholars Program
Educator team and leadership training and power-packed conversation with global leaders, such as social enterepreneurs.

Deadline - Feb 9, 2018 

HACEMOS Scholarship

Be a Hispanic Heritage
GPA 3.00 or higher
Visit to apply

Deadline - Feb 28, 2018


Important Information:

Think of looking for scholarships as having a part-time job.  Juniors and seniors might spend an hour a day or half a day on weekends conducting searches and putting together applications.

Where to Find Scholarships?   (You have to ask)

  • Local and regional organizations
  • Parent’s work
  • Student’s work
  • Religious, service, cultural organizations
  • Family
  • Online

On the internet?  (You have to search)

Scholarship Directories (you complete a profile and enter your email address)

Search Engines. In the “search” box, type: Scholarship, _____________________.  On the line, insert one at a time, all the things that describe you, the student – interests, background, family, heritage, religion, activities, course of study, hobbies, anything unusual such as a disability in the family, tall, etc…

 What to Submit? (You need to Stand Out)

  •  All requirements stated on the scholarship application.  Be sure to read the application. 

Typical requests include, but are not limited to:

  • completed application form (typed preferably)
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript 

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