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The Christopher’s Poster Contest for High School Students
Deadline: January 15 (postmarked)
Criteria: 9th-12th grade; legal resident
Submit: entry form; 15” x 20” poster illustrating and including the statement “You can make a difference”; original work of student
Award: 1st prize- $1,000; 2nd prize- $500; 3rd prize- $250; Honorable mention (5) $100
 
The Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento
Deadline: January15 (received)
Criteria: under 19 years old (by December 31st)
Submit: Essay responding to the prompt “The internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?”
Award: City- $200 savings bond; District- $2,500; National- 1st place $6,000 2nd place $3,750 3rd place $2,250
 
Walmart Foundation- Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; must have taken ACT or SAT; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; demonstrate financial need
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: (multiple winners) $3,000
 
Walmart Foundation- Walmart Associate Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; actively employed at Walmart for at least 6 months by March.
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: $3,000
 
Walmart Foundation- Walton Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; 22 ACT or 1030 SAT; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; dependent of an actively employed Walmart associate (at least 1 year by February)
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: $1,625 per semester (up to $13,000)
 

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Soroptimist International of Sacramento Violet Richardson Award

 

Deadline: January 31 (postmarked)
Criteria: 14-17 years old; female; make the community a better place through volunteer efforts
Submit: Application; essay (up to 750 words) about volunteer efforts
Award: Varies at local level; club winners are eligible to win $1,000 + $1,000 donation to volunteer organization
 
Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 1 (online or postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; plan to attend an accredited two-year, four-year or vocational school within 100-miles of Sacramento
Submit: Questionnaire including counselor’s evaluation; two recommendation letters (one from school, no relatives); official transcript; test scores (four-year college students only).
Award: $1,000-$3,500 (multiple winners)
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: February 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; US resident; attend accredited 2-yr, 4-yr, or vocational school next fall; 2.5 GPA; work part-time (minimum 10 hours/week or 40 weeks/year); community service involvement; financial need.
Submit: Online application
Award: $1,000 (multiple winners)
 
California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: February 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; attend college full-time within one year of receiving award
Submit: application; essay (700-1,000 words) discussing importance of maintaining good credit during your college years.
Award: 1st-$2,500; 2nd-$2,000; 3rd-$1,500
 
 
Sierra College Incoming Student Scholarships
Deadline: February 8 (received by 5pm)
Criteria: (Varies) 2.0-3.5 GPA; certain majors and other criteria may be required
Submit: application (one for each scholarship); transcript; two recommendation letters (some scholarships require more);
 
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
Deadline: February 10 (online) 
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; enroll at an accredited 2- or 4-year public CA college for fall; pursue a bachelor’s degree; 2.75 GPA
Submit: Online application including a few short answer responses;
Award: up to $5,000 (multiple winners)
 

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Best Buy @ 15

 

Deadline: February 15 (online)
Website: www.at15.com
Criteria: 9th-12th grade; plan to attend college full-time the fall after graduation; some volunteer or work experience; good grades
Submit: Register online to become an @15 member; complete online application
Award: (1,000) $1,000
 
Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 15 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; enroll full-time at CA 2- or 4-year public college; must have lost a parent to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor; 2.8 GPA; no disciplinary issues in school or with law enforcement; must agree to complete 20 hours of community service each semester and raise breast cancer awareness on college campus
Submit: online application including essay and letters of reference
Award: $5,000 per semester (renewable each semester for up to 4 years.
 
Oh, the Places you’ll Go! College Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 15 (received)
Criteria: 12th grade
Submit: application; essay (up to 500 words/ 1 page) discussing opportunities and challenges you think your education will present.
Award: $500
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholars
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
RMHC African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
RMHC/HACER
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
RMHC/ASIA
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
 
 
 
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Deadline: February 16 (online)
Website: scholarships.hispanicfund.org
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; check online for specific criteria for various scholarships
Submit: online application; essay; letter or recommendation; resume; official transcript; proof of income citizenship status
Award: $500-$1,500 (varies by scholarship)
 
eQuality Scholarship
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; attend accredited college or vocational school next year; have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community
Submit: application with essay questions; transcript; recommendation letter from someone familiar with your LGBTQ service
Award: (at least 10) $5,000
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento- General Scholarships
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 3.0 GPA; plan to attend college
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento – Marjorie Patterson Scholarship
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 3.0 GPA; plan to attend college; preference given to students seeking performing arts careers.
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento- John Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 2.5 GPA; plan to attend college; preference given to students seeking vocational training.
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 

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Sacramento PC Users Group

 

Deadline: February 26 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; plan to attend college next fall
Submit: Application; 500-word essay relating to your use of a computer-based technology and your plans for the future; recommendation letter (from school)
Award: (2) $1,000
 
US Bank’s Internet Scholarship Program
Deadline: March (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll next fall at a 4-year college (participating in US Bank No Fee Education Loan Program- list online)
Submit: online application; winners chosen through random drawing
Award: (40) $1,000
 
Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America Academic or Athletic Scholarship
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll at accredited university, trade school, or community college next fall (for athletic- pursue a career in a sports-related profession); wholly or partially of Italian descent
Submit: Application; biographical essay (200-word min); official transcript test scores; two recommendation letters (for athletic- one from coach); activity records
Award: $500-$5,000
 
Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America Italian Language Study Grant
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll at accredited university, trade school, or community college next fall; wholly or partially of Italian descent; desire to study the Italian Language under the direction of educators in Italy during a 30-day summer session following graduation.
Submit: Application; biographical essay (200-word min); official transcript test scores; two recommendation letters (one from foreign language teacher); activity records
Award: Acceptance to an immersion Italian Language course at an Italian college
 
 
 
American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars
Deadline: March 1 (received)
Criteria: 12th grade; US citizen/permanent resident; African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian; 3.0 GPA; financial need; intend to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or other chemically-related science; planning a career in chem sci.
Submit: application; copy of SAR (after completing FAFSA); official transcript; ACT or SAT scores; two recommendation letters
Award: up to $5,000 (renewable)
 
Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarships
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; activities/work relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, or conflict resolution.
Submit: application; brief autobiography; two recommendation letters (no immediate family) 
Award: $500
 
Air Force Association, Sacramento Chapter 116 College Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 13 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; 3.0 GPA; 1800 SAT or 22 ACT; attend a 4-year college full-time next fall; pursue a 4-year degree related to aerospace studies (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal essay; test scores; transcript
Award: $1,000-$5,000
 
Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
Deadline: March 15 (received)
Website: www.icf.org
Criteria: 12th grade; 3.2 GPA; Roman Catholic; Italian descent; enroll full-time at an accredited 2- or 4-year college/technical school
Submit: application; personal statement explaining Italian origin and future plans; transcript; letter of recommendation from school
Award: $400 (eligible to apply for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year scholarships if 3.2 GPA is maintained throughout college)

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Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: March 16 (postmarked)
Application available in Career Center.
Criteria: 12th grade; Japanese American descent; Northern CA resident; 2.5 GPA; actively involved in community
Submit: Application; two 200-500 word essays; two recommendation letters (one must be a non-school source); transcript
Award: (2) $2,000 participate in Cherry Blossom Festival activities in April
 
Sacramento State University Institutional Scholarships
Deadline: March 16 (online) APPLICATION AVAILABLE JANUARY 15
Criteria: Varies
Submit: online application more
Award: Varies
 

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Asian Pacific Fund- The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

 

Deadline: March 31 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll full-time at accredited four-year college next fall; Filipino heritage; pursue career in engineering or physical/biological sciences (no healthcare); 3.0 GPA; financial need
Submit: online application
Award: (5) $5,000 renewable for four years
 

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Asian Pacific Fund- The Human Capital Scholarship

 

Deadline: March 31 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; plan to attend a University of California campus; heritage from an underrepresented group; first-generation college student; 2.7 GPA; financial need; preference given to liberal arts majors
Submit: online application
Award: (2) $1,500
 

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Asian Pacific Fund- The Jack and Jeanette Chu Scholarship

 

Deadline: March 31 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; plan to attend UC Berkeley with major and career interest in business administration or an education-related field; Asian heritage; 3.0 GPA. (Preference given to Chinese students who’ve lived in Central America have done community service.)
Submit: Online application
Award: $5,000
 
 
 

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Asian Pacific Fund- The Lapiz Family Scholarship

 

Deadline: March 31 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; plan to attend a University of California (preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz); farm worker or child of farm/migrant worker; 3.0 GPA; financial need
Submit: Online application
Award: (2) $1,000
 

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Asian Pacific Fund- The Thai-American Leadership Scholarship

 

Deadline: March 31 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; Thai heritage (other Southeast Asian groups will be considered); plan to attend accredited four-year college; 3.3 GPA; financial need
Submit: Online application
Award: (2) $1,000 renewable for one year
 
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) - Robert Miller Scholarship
Deadline: April 2 (postmarked)
Website: www.csggf.org
Criteria: 12th grade; child of a vineyard employee or wine grape grower
Submit: application; 500-word essay; official transcript; test scores; recommendation letter from school representative
Award: (at least 2) $1,000 per year for UC or CSU students; (at least 2) $500 per year for CA community college students
 

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SAFE Credit Union Scholarship
Deadline: April 5 (postmarked)
Website: www.safecu.org
Criteria: 12th grade; 3.0 GPA; financial need; community involvement; Sacramento resident
Submit: application; official transcript; 4 letters of recommendation (2 personal and 2 academic); 250 word essay about your educational goals
Award: (10) $1,000

 

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American Association of Family Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) North Central District Scholarship
Deadline: April 12 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; attend an accredited community college, technical or vocational school next year; pursue career studies in family consumer science related field (child development, nutrition, food service hospitality, fashion design, etc.)
Submit: application; brief personal statement; 2 recommendation letters (one from a family consumer sciences instructor); transcript
Award: (3) $300
 

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BloodSource College Scholarship

 

Deadline: April 30 (postmarked)
Criteria:  12th grade; plan to attend 2-year, 4-year or technical school within one year of graduation; must have chaired or participated on a blood drive committee this year.
Submit: application; one-page essay about blood drive experience; official transcript
Award: (1) $500 per school

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Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor
Deadline: May 1 (received or online)
Criteria: 11th grade; 2.5 GPA; athlete whose ethical actions better themselves, their teammates and the game.
Submit: student-athlete information form up to 500-word statement; two recommendation letters (one from coach one from school); up to 3 testimonials from individuals familiar with your qualifications
Award: (2 boys 2 girls) $1,000
 
ITT Technical Institute, Rancho Cordova
Deadline: May 8 (received)
Application available in the Career Center.
Criteria: 12th grade; begin enrollment at ITT Tech in June
Submit: application; 250-word two recommendation letters from unrelated adults
Award: (8) $5,000 renewable if you maintain a 2.0 GPA and acceptable attendance at ITT Tech
 

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CSU Sacramento Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Balanced Man Scholarship

 

Deadline: June 30 (received)
Website: www.sigep.org
Criteria: 12th grade; male; plan to attend CSU Sacramento next fall; 3.0 GPA; embody principles of a balanced man
Submit: Application including list of activities achievements; official transcript; two recommendation letters
Award: (up to 5) $1,000
 
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; plan to enroll full-time at accredited two- or four-year college next fall; demonstrate ambition and self-drive through outstanding achievement in school, community or workplace activities; be recommended by an unrelated adult
Submit: application including essay questions to describe on outstanding, non-academic achievement that you accomplished; transcript; appraisal form completed by an unrelated adult describing your outstanding achievement.
Award: (1 statewide) $10,000; (10 nationally) $25,000
 
Alvin Cox Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: December 17 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; advanced education student attending college during spring semester (one-class minimum)
Submit: essay (up to 2 pages single-spaced) discussing your reason for attending college
Award: (12) $750; several smaller awards to be issued also
 
President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)
Deadline: December 31 (postmarked)
Criteria: K-12th grade; US citizen/legal resident; complete an environmental awareness project; must be sponsored/monitored by adult
Submit: application; detailed description of project (3-5 pages)
Award: (10) presidential plaque received at ceremony in Washington, D.C.
 

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Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of Sacramento County

 

Deadline: January 2 (postmarked)
Application available in the Career Center
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident of Sacramento County; 3.0 GPA; be on public assistance; enroll at 2- or 4-year accredited college
Submit: Application; 2-page personal essay; letter of recommendation; official transcript; verification of public assistance
Award: (multiple) $1,000
 
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 9 (online or postmarked)
Criteria: 9th-12th grade
Submit: online registration; up to 1,000-word essay describing and analyzing the decisions, actions, and risks of an elected public official in the US since 1956 who has courageously addressed a political issue at the local, state, national, or international level.
Award: 1st place- $5,000 cash + $5,000 in college savings + trip to Boston; 2nd place- $1,000 cash; 5 finalists- $500 cash each
 
Safe Jobs for Youth Month Public Service Announcement Contest
Deadline: January 11 (received)
Criteria: 14-18 years old
Submit: entry form; design a 30-second video highlighting job safety and health for teens
Award: 1st- $400; 2nd- $300; 3rd- $200
 
Gates Millennium Scholars
Deadline: January 11 (online or postmarked)
Website: www.gmsp.org
Criteria: 12th grade; US citizen/legal resident; African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander or Hispanic; 3.3 GPA; enroll full-time at accredited college next fall; leadership in community/extracurricular activities; financial need
Submit: three nomination/recommendation forms; complete FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov (starting January 1st) for Pell eligibility
Award: Not specified
 
The Christopher’s Poster Contest for High School Students
Deadline: January 15 (postmarked)
Criteria: 9th-12th grade; legal resident
Submit: entry form; 15” x 20” poster illustrating and including the statement “You can make a difference”; original work of student
Award: 1st prize- $1,000; 2nd prize- $500; 3rd prize- $250; Honorable mention (5) $100
 
The Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento
Deadline: January15 (received)
Criteria: under 19 years old (by December 31st)
Submit: Essay responding to the prompt “The internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?”
Award: City- $200 savings bond; District- $2,500; National- 1st place $6,000  2nd place $3,750  3rd place $2,250
 
 
 
Walmart Foundation- Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; must have taken ACT or SAT; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; demonstrate financial need
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: (multiple winners) $3,000
 
Walmart Foundation- Walmart Associate Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; actively employed at Walmart for at least 6 months by March.
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: $3,000
 
Walmart Foundation- Walton Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 29 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal resident; 2.5 GPA; 22 ACT or 1030 SAT; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college next fall; dependent of an actively employed Walmart associate (at least 1 year by February)
Submit: online application including essay questions
Award: $1,625 per semester (up to $13,000)
 
Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 1 (online or postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; plan to attend an accredited two-year, four-year or vocational school within 100-miles of Sacramento
Submit: Questionnaire including counselor’s evaluation; two recommendation letters (one from school, no relatives); official transcript; test scores (four-year college students only).
Award: $1,000-$3,500 (multiple winners)
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: February 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; US resident; attend accredited 2-yr, 4-yr, or vocational school next fall; 2.5 GPA; work part-time (minimum 10 hours/week or 40 weeks/year); community service involvement; financial need.
Submit: Online application
Award: $1,000 (multiple winners)
 
California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: February 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; attend college full-time within one year of receiving award
Submit: application; essay (700-1,000 words) discussing importance of maintaining good credit during your college years.
Award: 1st-$2,500; 2nd-$2,000; 3rd-$1,500

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Sierra College Incoming Student Scholarships
Deadline: February 8 (received by 5pm)
Criteria: (Varies) 2.0-3.5 GPA; certain majors and other criteria may be required
Submit: application (one for each scholarship); transcript; two recommendation letters (some scholarships require more);
 
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
Deadline: February 10 (online) 
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; enroll at an accredited 2- or 4-year public CA college for fall; pursue a bachelor’s degree; 2.75 GPA
Submit: Online application including a few short answer responses;
Award: up to $5,000 (multiple winners)
 

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship Program

 

Deadline: February 15 (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; enroll full-time at CA 2- or 4-year public college; must have lost a parent to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor; 2.8 GPA; no disciplinary issues in school or with law enforcement; must agree to complete 20 hours of community service each semester and raise breast cancer awareness on college campus
Submit: online application including essay and letters of reference
Award: $5,000 per semester (renewable each semester for up to 4 years.
 
 
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! College Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 15 (received)
Criteria: 12th grade
Submit: application; essay (up to 500 words/ 1 page) discussing opportunities and challenges you think your education will present.
Award: $500
 

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholars

 

Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
RMHC African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program

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Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)

 

Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
RMHC/HACER

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Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)

 

Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 

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RMHC/ASIA

 

Deadline: February 16 (postmarked or online)
Criteria: 12th grade; legal U.S. resident; have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage; 2.7 GPA; plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or vocational school next year
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal statement; official transcript; letter of recommendation; tax form to document income
Award: $1,000 minimum
 
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Deadline: February 16 (online)
Website: scholarships.hispanicfund.org
Criteria: 12th grade; U.S. citizen; check online for specific criteria for various scholarships
Submit: online application; essay; letter or recommendation; resume; official transcript; proof of income citizenship status
Award: $500-$1,500 (varies by scholarship)
 
eQuality Scholarship
Deadline: February 16 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; attend accredited college or vocational school next year; have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community
Submit: application with essay questions; transcript; recommendation letter from someone familiar with your LGBTQ service
Award: (at least 10) $5,000
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento- General Scholarships
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 3.0 GPA; plan to attend college
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento – Marjorie Patterson Scholarship
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 3.0 GPA; plan to attend college; preference given to students seeking performing arts careers.
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 
 
 
 
 
The Links Incorporated, Sacramento- John Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 19 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; African American; 2.5 GPA; plan to attend college; preference given to students seeking vocational training.
Submit: application; essay- one page outlining plan for achieving educational and career goals; official transcript
Award: up to $1,000
 
US Bank’s Internet Scholarship Program
Deadline: March (online)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll next fall at a 4-year college (participating in US Bank No Fee Education Loan Program- list online)
Submit: online application; winners chosen through random drawing
Award: (40) $1,000
 
Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America Academic or Athletic Scholarship
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll at accredited university, trade school, or community college next fall (for athletic- pursue a career in a sports-related profession); wholly or partially of Italian descent
Submit: Application; biographical essay (200-word min); official transcript test scores; two recommendation letters (for athletic- one from coach); activity records
Award: $500-$5,000
 
Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America Italian Language Study Grant
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; enroll at accredited university, trade school, or community college next fall; wholly or partially of Italian descent; desire to study the Italian Language under the direction of educators in Italy during a 30-day summer session following graduation.
Submit: Application; biographical essay (200-word min); official transcript test scores; two recommendation letters (one from foreign language teacher); activity records
Award: Acceptance to an immersion Italian Language course at an Italian college
 
American Chemistry Society (ACS) Scholars
Deadline: March 1 (received)
Criteria: 12th grade; US citizen/permanent resident; African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian; 3.0 GPA; financial need; intend to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or other chemically-related science; planning a career in chem sci.
Submit: application; copy of SAR (after completing FAFSA); official transcript; ACT or SAT scores; two recommendation letters
Award: up to $5,000 (renewable)
 
Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarships
Deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; activities/work relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, or conflict resolution.
Submit: application; brief autobiography; two recommendation letters (no immediate family) 
Award: $500
 
Air Force Association, Sacramento Chapter 116 College Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 13 (postmarked)
Criteria: 12th grade; 3.0 GPA; 1800 SAT or 22 ACT; attend a 4-year college full-time next fall; pursue a 4-year degree related to aerospace studies (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
Submit: application; up to 2-page personal essay; test scores; transcript
Award: $1,000-$5,000
 
Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
Deadline: March 15 (received)
Website: www.icf.org
Criteria: 12th grade; 3.2 GPA; Roman Catholic; Italian descent; enroll full-time at an accredited 2- or 4-year college/technical school
Submit: application; personal statement explaining Italian origin and future plans; transcript; letter of recommendation from school
Award: $400 (eligible to apply for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year scholarships if 3.2 GPA is maintained throughout college)
 
Sacramento State University Institutional Scholarships
Deadline: March 16 (online) APPLICATION AVAILABLE JANUARY 15
Criteria: Varies
Submit: online application more
Award: Varies
 
 
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF)- Robert Miller Scholarship
Deadline: April 2 (postmarked)
Website: www.csggf.org
Criteria: 12th grade; child of a vineyard employee or wine grape grower
Submit: application; 500-word essay; official transcript; test scores; recommendation letter from school representative
Award: (at least 2) $1,000 per year for UC or CSU students; (at least 2) $500 per year for CA community college students
 
ITT Technical Institute, Rancho Cordova
Deadline: May 8 (received)
Application available in the Career Center.
Criteria: 12th grade; begin enrollment at ITT Tech in June
Submit: application; 250-word two recommendation letters from unrelated adults
Award: (8) $5,000 renewable if you maintain a 2.0 GPA and acceptable attendance at ITT Tech
 
California-Hawaii Elks Association Vocational Grant Program
Deadline: 3 months after downloading application
Criteria: 12th grade; US Citizen; enroll in a vocational/technical program leading to an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate.
Submit: application to local Elks Lodge; 350-word statement of activities, accomplishments, qualifications, etc; parent letter; letters of recommendation (1 unrelated person, no more than 2 from educators); transcript; vocational program acceptance letter course info.
Award: 55 statewide awards $1,000 (renewable for one year)