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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

 

Delta Branch Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC)

Apply By:4/7/17

Amount: $1,200

The Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) is proud to be able to offer a $1,200 scholarship to a student majoring in music at Los Medanos College.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Full-time student at LMC with declared major in music. OR part-time student with declared major in music IF carrying six (6) or more units and can show by transcripts: LMC Fall 2016 and two or more other semesters (from LMC or other college) that their music and general education requirements are on track for the semester.
  2. Must be entering a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at LMC in Fall 2017, with plans to transfer to a four-year college or university upon completion of courses at LMC OR must have already have acceptance at a four-year college or university for transfer from LMC in the Fall 2017, with a declared major in music.

 

For more information and to apply visit: Delta Branch MTAC Scholarship

 

 

East Bay Association for Women in Science

Apply By:04/28/17

Amount: $1,000

2018 GRADS in SCIENCE

Eligibility: Any woman who has had a break in her education and is now enrolled in an East Bay community college pursuing a 2018 degree in science.

 

For an application or with questions please contact: ebAWIS.scholarship.committee@gmail.com

 

 

 

Pan-America Round Table of Contra Costa and Alameda

Apply By: 03/16/17

Amount: varies

1) One of the applicant’s parents must have been born in a Latin country.

2) Speaking of the Spanish language is preferred although is not a requirement.

3) The applicant must be a college or University student.

4) The application must be accompanied by an essay (250-500 words) discussing your educational objectives and future plans.

Limit your essay to a single-spaced one typewritten page.

5) Provide any other information that would assist us in your evaluation, such us:  a)  Community activities and leadership positions: club memberships, offices held, volunteer work .

   b)  If you have done significant community service and want this to be considered please include a recommendation or verification. (Note: The recommendation letter should be written on official letterhead stationary.)

   c)  List of awards and honors you have received in HS or College.

6) Recommendations from a professor

7) Enclose the official transcripts of your College grades

 

Application arriving after deadline will not be accepted.

 

Deadline Completed Package must be received by  March 16Th , 2017. For more information and to apply visit: Pan-America Round Table Scholarship

 

 

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

Apply By: 05/15/17

Amount: Ranging from $2,000 - $10,000

The Nordson BUILDS offers three categories of Nordson BUILDS scholarships: Career and Technical Scholarship, University Scholars Scholarship, and Creating Equity in Industry Scholarship.

 

Nordson BUILDS scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence or college is near a Nordson facility, and are pursuing majors in manufacturing, engineering-related STEM disciplines and/or business majors leading to a career in manufacturing and corporate America.  Children/dependents of Nordson employees that meet the criteria are also eligible to apply.  Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution.

 

The number of recipients will be determined by the number of applications received and the quality of the applications.  The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.

 

Any questions may be forwarded to Brett Fields at Fields@ofic.org.

 

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson

 

CCAR Scholarship FoundationApply By: 04/01/17

Amount:Up to $5000

Scholarship candidates may be either undergraduates or graduate students. All applicants must strictly comply with the application process and fully meet all of the following requirements.

 

Without exception, candidates must:

  1. Have already completed ONE YEAR of full-time college study:i.e., cannot be an incoming freshman
  2. Be currently enrolled full-time in college
  3. Have completed courses of study that reflect an emphasis on real estate, finance, marketing, communications, and/or business
  4. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

For more information and to apply visit: CCAR Scholarship Foundation

 

 

Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship FoundationApply By: 04/30/17

Amount: $ amounts range from $1,500 - $2,500

Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships to residents of Contra Costa County that have completed one year of full-time college, completed courses with emphasis on real estate, finance, marketing, communication and/or business and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you qualify, scholarship awards can range from $1,500 to $2,500. Further information and applications may be found on line at www.ccarscholarship.com

 

St. John's Mission Endowment Scholarship

Apply By: 03/01/17

Amount: Number of awards and amounts varies

St. John’s Mission is currently offering scholarships to students, within the community, who have demonstrated financial aid need and will be transferring in the Fall 2017 semester.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a current LMC student who will complete a two-year program at LMC by June 2017 and will transfer Fall 2017 to a four (4) year institution as a junior.
  • Demonstrated community service and involvement.
  • Must be have financial need
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Click here for more information and to apply: St. John's Mission Endowment Scholarship

 

 

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

 

The Point Community College Scholarship - LGBTQ Students Apply by: 05/01/17

Amount: $ up to $3,700

Who is eligible to apply to the Point Community College Program?

 

Point Foundation requires the following for applications to be considered:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2017
  • Must be in the final year of community college and intending to transfer to a four-year college or university for fall 2018 admission
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community

    We consider many factors when evaluating scholarship applicants, including:

    • Financial need or independence
    • Personal history
    • Academic achievement
    • Community involvement and work experience
    The 2017-2018 scholarship application will open March 1, 2017. For more information and to apply visit: Point Foundation
 

 

 

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