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Scholarships

Helping dreams to come true

 

Local Area scholarships

AL - Community College Students Transfer ScholarshipApply By: 04/03/17

Amount: $Up to $4,000

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is offering scholarships to full-time students currently attending a Contra Costa County community college who will be transferring, as a junior, to a four-year college or university.  Scholarships will be awarded in two equal payments, half for the first term and half for the second term.

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

    • Current full-time community college student transferring in Fall 2017, as a junior, to a four-year college or university
    • Resident of Contra Costa County, California
    • Financial need
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Academic achievements, school activities, community involvement, employment, special circumstances
    • Complete application received on or before April 3, 2017
    • Not a chapter member, relative of a chapter members, nor an employee of Assistance League of Diablo Valley

To obtain a Community College application packet, click here or visit diablovalley.assistance.league.org

 

Kennedy - King Memorial Scholarship

Apply By: 02/03/17

Amount: $10,000

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a number of two-year scholarships of $5,000 per year to students who transfer in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.

 

TO QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP YOU MUST:

  1. Belong to a minority group under-represented in the California College and University system, principally African-Americans; Americans (North, Central, or South) derived from Spanish speaking cultures; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders.

  2. Be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award (or have completed your course work within the past year) at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa, or Los Medanos Colleges.

  3. Be eligible (have sufficient and proper units) to transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing for the next fall term (or at the latest the next spring term) following the award.

  4. Provide evidence of financial need.

  5. Complete and submit on time the application with required attachments. If selected for interview, you MUST attend the Saturday morning Selection Committee interviews in the spring.

 

For more information and to apply visit: KennedyKing.org

 

Application and essay workshops are available. For more information click the "Workshops" link on the left side of your screen.

 

 

 

CalRTA - 52 Diablo Vista Scholarship

Apply By: 02/01/17

Amount: $5,000

The purpose of the CalRTA - 52 Diablo Vista Scholarship Foundation is to provide needed financial support to graduating Los Medanos College or Diablo Valley college students transferring to junior status in a four-year accredited institution.

 

To qualify for a CalRTA - 52 Diablo Vista Scholarship you must be:

  • A Citizen of the United States
  • Currently enrolled full time at Los Medanos College or Diablo Valley College
  • Eligible for transfer to an upper division program in a four-year accredited institution
  • Expecting to enroll full time in an undergraduate program at a four-year institution and carry a full schedule leading to a degree
  • Able to provide evidence of financial need if requested.

For more information and to apply click here: CalRTA Application and CalRTA Reference Form


 

 

CCCSFAAA Scholarship

Apply By: 02/01/17

Amount: $500

Following is the CCCSFAAA scholarship application criteria:

 

· Student must be enrolled in at least 6 units in a California Community College for Spring 2017.

· Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

· Student must have remaining need of at least $1,000.00.

· Student must have applied for State and/or Federal Financial aid.

 

Click here for more information and to apply: CCCSFAAA Student Scholarship Application

 

 

The Sandi Lou Back to School Scholarship

Apply By: 03/24/17

Amount: $2500

Assistance League of Diablo Valley shall provide funding for a scholarship to be paid half each quarter/semester to help cover tuition, books and supplies.  A recipient must remain in school to complete the term following receipt of the scholarship payment and maintain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.8 for the term following receipt of the scholarship payment.  All scholarship information is confidential.

 

Criteria:

  • High school graduate or GED recipient with a minimum 2.8 GPA, planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited community college or vocational school.
  • Resident of Contra Costa County, California
  • All parts of the application including a personal statement, as well as one community recommendation must be completed and submitted.
  • All parts of application must be received by the AL Scholarship Chairman by March 24, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered.
  • May not be a chapter member, the relative of a chapter member, an Assisteens® member or an employee of Assistance League of Diablo Valley.

 

For more information and application click here: Sandi Lou Back to School Scholarship

 

Foster Youth Scholarships

Apply by: 03/15/17

Amount: $500 - $4,000

Assistance League of Diablo Valley provides funding for scholarships to help cover tuition, books and supplies, and other expenses. Scholarships will be awarded in two equal payments: (1) half on proof of registration for at least 9 units in the first term/quarter and (2) half on proof of registration for at least 9 units in the second term/quarter and a transcript showing at least a 2.0 GPA in the first term/quarter.

  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017.

 

Who may apply?

  • Applicant must be a current or former dependent of the court in the foster care program of Contra Costa County and living in the county or elsewhere, or a current or former dependent of the court in the foster care program of another county but living in Contra Costa County.
  • Applicant must be a high school student, G.E.D. recipient, or other student eligible to attend or enrolled in an accredited four-year college, community college or vocational school,  or
  • Applicant must be a community college graduate transferring to an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Applicant must not be an Assistance League chapter member, an Assisteens® member, the relative of a chapter member or an employee of Assistance League of Diablo Valley.

For more information and to apply click here: Foster Youth Scholarship Application

 

 

Horatio Alger Association - Career and Technical Scholarships Apply by: Rolling deadline

Amount: Up to $2,500

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Application will be open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out.

 

For more information and to apply click here: Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

 

California Strawberry Scholarship Apply By: 02/01/17

Amount: $400 to $5,000

First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry field worker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry field worker), full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested, maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater. For more information and to apply visit: California Strawberries

 

 

Spotlight on You - A scholarship for Vocational/Career Technology Students Apply by: 03/24/17

Amount: Up to $3,000

Assistance League of Diablo Valley shall provide funding for a scholarship to be paid in two installments per year to help cover tuition, books and supplies.A recipient must be a full time student, remain in school to complete each term following receipt of a scholarship payment and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8 each semester.This scholarship is renewable.All scholarship information is confidential.

 

  • Financial need
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.8
  • Resident of Contra Costa County
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational and/or technology program.

For more information and to apply click here: Spotlight on You

 

 

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund Apply by: 03/01/17

Amount: $2,000 - $3,000

College is expensive. SEMA can help. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 - $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. SEMA Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the 2016 SEMA Show. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

 

Accounting

Engineering

Race Car Driver/Crew

Administration

Information Technology

Sales/Marketing

Advertising

Manufacturing

Technicians

Design/Graphics

Photo/Journalism

Transportation

 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

The current minimum eligibility requirements are as follows. A student must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen enrolled full-time in a program of study at an accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational/technical program located within the United States, at the time of application.

(Permanent/Legal residents and High School students are not eligible to apply.)

    • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours OR
    • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours OR
    • If currently attending an accredited automotive training certification program, you must have half of total curriculum requirements/classroom hours completed.
    • If pursuing a Master’s, Post-baccalaureate or Doctorate degree, provide proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment in a graduate program. 
    1. Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  1. Be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field.
  2. Remain enrolled as a full-time student in the first academic term following receipt of the award.

For more information and to apply visit: Sema Scholarship

 

John Burton FoundationApply by: TBD

Amount: TBD

Offers direct service initiatives to assist foster youth and former foster youth enrolled in CA colleges and universities. Please visit John Burton Foundation for current scholarship opportunities.

 

GM Automotive Retail Scholarship for WomenApply by: 4/15/17

Amount: Up to $5000

Eligibility

Traditional high school students, non-traditional students, and GM dealership employees, in the US or Canada, pursing academic degrees in automotive management, business, and technical certification in automotive education are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 academic year in amounts up to $5,000.

To be considered for a GM Women's Retail Network Drive to Succeed Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

U.S. Applicants

  • Must be female
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to verify enrollment at the beginning of the 2017 fall term
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or have the ability to accept permanent employment in the US without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications in automotive retail and/or automotive service; or, currently employed at an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications that advance your career within automotive retail.

For more information and to apply visit: GM Women's Retail Network