***Scholarships Are Listed By Due Date- Starting with Earliest Due Dates***

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For national and state scholarships this fall for all grade levels go to fastweb.com and set up an account.

Burger King Scholarship– Due December 15, 2017 $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The Fire: Free Speech Essay Contest– Due Dec 31. $10,000, $5,000, $1000, and $500 prizes.

Medical Assisting Scholarship Award-  Due December 31. $2000 Video Essay Scholarship Competition

2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship– Due December 31, 2017 A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by SeniorAdvisor.com staff.

 The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program– Due January 3rd-  University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities.

San Joaquin Engineers Council ScholarshipDue January 13, 2018. $2000 to 5 students

The Gettysburg College STEM Scholarship- Due January 15th. Must be applying to Gettysburg College. Scholars will consist of a select cohort of First-Year students enrolling in the fall of 2018 who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: BiologyBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyChemistryComputer ScienceMath, and Physics. Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation and Gettysburg College funds, need-based financial aid grants will meet the full demonstrated financial need for STEM Scholars.

Rotary Making a Difference Speech Contest- January 17th @ 7pm. Eprosen House Twain Harte. Topic is “Making a Difference”. See Mr. Atkins for More Information

Centre College Premier Scholarships– Must apply to Common App by January 15th and scholarships by January 20th. $$ Full tuition and Full-Cost Scholarship Programs. Brown Fellows, Grissom Scholars, and Lincoln Scholars.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship– Due Feb 15. 5 $5000 scholarships. Specifically for high school seniors, celebrates individuality and creativity. Based on academic achievement and creativity of submissions.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund– Opens Jan 6- Deadline April 26th-$500-$5000

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Elks Club Legacy Scholarship– Due February 2, 2018. $4000.  For children and grandchildren of living Elk members in good standing.

Sonora Lions Club Student Speakers Contest- Feb 14th. Multiple levels, $100 local and up to $21,000 national level. See Mr. Atkins to sign up. The topic is “Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?”

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship– Due March 15. Requirements. 3.2 GPA  and meet one of the following sets of requirements 1) Are Roman Catholic AND of Italian descent OR 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent. For questions call 1-888-423-1924

Jennie Evans and Linda Linda Duff Memorial Scholarships–  (TCAR) Due March 16, 2018. Application is attached  1. Pursuing a career in the business field. 2). Full-time student at a community college or accredited college or university. 3). Two letters of recommendation from instructor, counselor, etc.
4). Copy of most current transcripts.

AFC Visionary Scholarship– Due May 1, 2018- $5000 See website

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship– Due June 1. $1,000 scholarship available to future college students who play or have played sports at the high school level. This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year.

DAR Scholarship- Daughters of the American Revolution– NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.


PAST DUE- 2017-2018 Scholarship Season

Central Valley Automotive Scholarship– Due Dec. 1, 2017.$5,000 for the Gold winner, $3,000 for Silver and $2,000 for Bronze – to a Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Calaveras or Tuolumne County high school football player. Must be high school seniors and played varsity football in Fall 2017, plan to attend a two- or four-year college full-time. 2.5 GPA.

Elks Club Most Valuable Student- Due November 27. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year ***Awarded more points if you have volunteered at Elks’ events. Contact Will Reich 533-2626 for more information about volunteering or help with application. Please let Mr. Atkins know if you plan on applying.

SIXT Scholars Program- Due November 30th- 5 students $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university

Stokes NSA Scholarship– $30,000. Due Nov. 15th. Year round salary while attending college. Seniors who plan to major in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship-  Due Nov. 14th Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school

    • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Significant financial need
    • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or 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

Prudential Spirit of CommunityDue November 7.  Freshman- Seniors can apply. Must demonstrate exceptional volunteer service. Fill out application here spirit.prudential.com $1000 for state winners and trip to D.C.

Major Lucas Gruenther Pursue Your Passion Scholarship–  Due November 11th. $2,222.22. See link

Family of a Fallen Hero Scholarship– Due November 11th. $2,222.22. See link

Be The Whale– $1000 Scholarship. Due Nov 1st. 2D Original artwork- Subject: San Joaquin Kit Fox visit. Facebook- Be the Whale, email: bethewhale@gmail.com

Quest Bridge Scholarship- Financial need scholarship (household income of less than $65,000 annually for typical family of 4) Primarily A’s, high GPA, strong character. Deadline to apply is September 27. Click here to apply

FRONT PORCH STEM SCHOLARSHIP- Due Wednesday, October 11 to Mr. Atkins by 3pm. $4000 for 4 years for local students. STRONG ESSAY REQUIRED.

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Local Scholarships

School, State and National Scholarships

List of 2016-17 scholarships and due dates


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Blank Student Scholarship Profile (you filled one out in Senior Seminar)

Use this for many of the local scholarships. Submit to Mr. Atkins with the name of the scholarship you are applying for at the top.


Scholarships for Military Families

Out of State School’s Merit Based Scholarships

University of Arizona- Excellence Tuition Award  $2,000 to $35,000 per academic year

Oklahama State Scholarships- 

Seattle University- Sullivan Leadership Award- Full tuition room and board for 4 years.  Due Nov 15 w/ Early Action admission application

Contact Lisa Smith at the admissions office for any questions (206) 296-5803 or sullivanleadershipaward@seattleu.edu

Scholarships based on SAT and ACT scores

Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Guide

Scholarship Quick Reference

Great overview of how to apply, where to apply, etc.

Web Resources for Scholarships

List of links for many different scholarship websites

Financial Aid Tips

Lots of helpful tips regarding scholarships, financial aid, loans, etc.

Scholarship Websites- These are websites where students create a profile and input specific information about themselves. They will get emails regularly about national and statewide scholarships.

FASTWEB Scholarship Search Engine 


SallieMae Scholarship Search Engine

Scholarship Finder- CareerOneStop

Chegg.com Scholarships

BIG FUTURE- CollegeBoard


Horatio Alger Scholarships



Chegg Monthly $1000 scholarship

California Association of Wine Growers Scholarship– DUE March 24, 2017 – If your parent or guardian is or was an employee of a wine grape grower during the 2016 or 2017 season. Two $8000 scholarships, 4 $2000 community college

Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship. Deadline is June 1, 2017 $1,000 scholarship awarded to students interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. Deadline is June 1, 2017 –opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

 Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship. Deadline is June 1, 2017.$1,000 scholarship awarded to students  interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. The scholarship is located at the right side of the page and click on it.

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Foundation

NSA- Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – Must be planning to major in computer science or electrical engineering





The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration ScholarshipDue Nov. 15, 2017 plan on pursuing a college degree. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  4. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

CAA Youth Scholarship Due March 24. $1000 Parent must be a full-time paid member of police or sheriff’s department or fire department.

CIF Student/Athlete ScholarshipDue Feb 14th. Possess no less than an unweighted cumulative (grades 9-12) grade point average of 3.50; 2. Have demonstrated athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within California (must be participating in athletics as a senior); and 3. Most of all, have portrayed themselves as athletes of character displaying the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship

Cabrillo Civics Club of CaliforniaDue March 15- $500. Must be of Portugese descent, a California high school senior, 3.5 GPA, see Mr. Atkins or website

American College Foundation Scholarship Due May 1, $1000-$5000. 9-12th grade awards. Financial need is NOT considered.

2017 Caners Scholarship– Due March 17, 2017 Must be entering the field of horticulture



Active Life Scholarship- Due Dec 31

CACESF California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation is offering a total of six scholarships—three to high school juniors and three to graduating seniors. DUE March 30 First place winners will receive $2,500, second place winners will receive $2,000, and third place winners will receive $1,500. To apply, students must submit an original essay on the following topic: The importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years. All applications must be submitted online at cacesf.org.

Italian Catholic Federation– DUE March 15, 2017 3.2 GPA, and Roman Catholic and of Italian descent. www.icf.org  

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship– Due June 30, 2017- $1000

DriveSmartDue Dec 19th- $10,000 scholarship. Create a 30-60 digital short about the dangers of distracted driving.

PG&E Scholarships– Deadline February 1, 2017

UT Dallas McDermott Scholarship Application-  Info on the scholarship program   Info on UT Dallas  DUE: Oct. 25, 2016 (early) or Jan. 4, 2017 (regular)

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshman who apply for admission. Award amounts will vary from $4,000 to $60,000 ($1,000 per year to $15,000 per year renewable). These awards will be applied toward tuition only. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

AXA Achievement Scholarships– Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Deadline December 15, 2016

GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship– DUE Jan 5, 2017- 20 awards of $10,000 each will be granted.

DoSomething Scholarships-  DUE Dec 31st- Multiple $5000 scholarship opportunities.

Fresno State– Full Ride: To apply for the Smittcamp Family Honors College – President’s Honors Scholarship, completion of the three applications below is MANDATORY.  The application process is sequential— each application must be completed in the order below:

  1. California State University Undergraduate Admission ApplicationOctober 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.  Due to the large number of applications received, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in early October.
  2. Fresno State Scholarships ApplicationOctober 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016 (deadline for President’s Honors Scholarship applicants).
  3. Smittcamp Family Honors College-President’s Honors Scholarship Application October 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016. This is a firm deadline.

National Young Arts Foundation Scholarship– Due Oct. 14th

Details of grant– The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts

Seattle University- Sullivan Leadership Award– this scholarship covers tuition, room and board for each of four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University and is awarded to nine incoming freshmen each year. Students must apply for Early Action by submitting a complete admissions application in addition to the Sullivan Leadership Award application. The deadline for both is November 15, 2016.


Wyland National Art Challenge- Due Dec. 1- Individual Art Contest
$1,500 Scholarship to a high school junior or senior, applied toward a four-year school or university. Individual Photo Contest
$1,500 Scholarship applied toward a four-year school or university
New Camera (ARV $500) One winner from among all photography entries will be chosen to win a new camera

Lambner-Goodnow Scholarships– Multiple $1000 scholarships. Deadline December 1, 2016

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