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Scholarships

Helping dreams to come true

 

External scholarship opportunites

Spotlight on You Apply by: March 29, 2018

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 2.5 each semester. This scholarship is renewable. All scholarship information is confidential.

 

Requirements for Application:
1. A student attending, or planning to attend, a community college or vocational/technology school.
2. Applications MUST BE RECEIVED in the Assistance League office by March 29, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered.

 

To be considered applications MUST contain the following:
 A completed application form.
 A transcript of grades, having the official seal of the school and signed by the Registrar or other designated school official. We will accept copies of the transcript with the seal and signature.
 A letter of recommendation from a community or school source.
 Your personal statement describing your goals and potential career path. Additional topics may include your personal situation, financial situation and greatest challenge(s).

 

Criteria for Receiving the Scholarship:
 Financial need, GPA, job/school/community activities and special needs.
 Enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational and/or technology program.
 Evaluation of all applications and selection of the award recipient will be made by the Assistance League of Diablo Valley Scholarships Committee members.
 There will be a mandatory personal interview during April with members of the Scholarships Committee to assist in the selection process. At that time the applicant must fully disclose all other scholarships, grants or financial aid they have applied for or received.

 

For more information and to apply visit: Assistance League of Diablo Valley or download application here Spotlight on You

 

 

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.

 

 

The Sandi Lou Back to School ScholarshipApply by: March 29, 2018

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.

 

Requirements for Application:
1. High school graduate with a minimum 2.8 GPA or a GED recipient, planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited community college or vocational school.
2. Resident of Contra Costa County, California
3. All parts of the application including a personal statement, as well as one community recommendation must be completed and submitted.
4. All parts of application must be received in the Assistance League of Diablo Valley office by March 29, 2018.
Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered.
5. 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 to apply - download application here. Sandi Lou Back to School or visit Assistance League of Diablo Valley

 

 

Welder Training Scholarship Apply by: Open

Amount: 10 at $1,000 each

Purpose
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program. Each AWS District has $10,000, or ten (10) $1,000 scholarships, to award in a calendar year.

Eligibility Overview
The AWS Welder Training Scholarship is for students seeking welder training in a program up to two years, and cannot be used for credits towards a four-year program.

  1. Applicant must be planning to attend a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training.
  2. Awards will not be made to Section officers, or their families.
  3. Awards will not be made to Section Selection Committee members, or their families.

Application Requirements
Applicants must fill out all applicable fields and submit a Personal Statement of 250 words or less. Applications should be emailed to weldertraining@aws.org or mailed to the AWS Foundation at 8669 NW 36th Street, #130, Miami, FL 33166.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: American Welding Society

 

Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Apply By: mARCH 31, 2018

Amount: $1,500

Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. This year we are delighted to offer 35 scholarships.

 

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.

Candidates must:

  • Be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following Northern California counties:
    Click here for list of eligible counties
  • Have lived at least two years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
  • Community College and Undergraduate students must:
    - Be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution*) when
    applying and for the following academic year, and
    - Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and
    - Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work
  • Graduate students must:
    - Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation;
    or have been accepted into graduate/professional school, and
    - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for college course work
  • Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February)
  • Commit to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected
  • Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship

 

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html.

 

Latina Leadership Network (LLN)Apply by: February 2, 2018

Amount:$500

The Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges (LLN) will be awarding two scholarships per Region Area (North, Central and South for a total of six (6) student scholarships of $500 to Latina students currently attending a California Community College.

 

APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 Preferred to be of Latino heritage (one parent fully Latino or each parent half Latino)

• 24 units of college work completed (may include work in-progress)

• Must have a minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA

• Currently enrolled in a California Community College

• Must provide a transcript of all work completed (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

 

For more information and to apply, visit:

http://llnccc.org/student-scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships Apply by: January 31, 2018

Amount: Up to $5,000

As part of our ongoing effort to invest in California's future leaders, Golden 1 offers a college scholarship program for our members and their dependents who exhibit excellence in academics, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

 

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship awards:

  • 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 a member who’s been a member for at least one year

For more information and to apply, please visit Golden1 Credit Union

 

PG&E Better Together ScholarshipApply by: February 5, 2018

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000

Guidelines

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and The PG&E Corporation Foundation (collectively, “PG&E”) is awarding scholarships to help further the undergraduate studies of local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
•Be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
•Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application. The bill must display the customer’s name and service address.
•Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire 2018-2019 academic year pursuing their first postsecondary degree at any four year college or university in California.
•Pursuing a degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: ◦Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial or environmental)
◦Computer Science/Information Systems
◦Cyber Security
◦Environmental Sciences

Employees or family members (spouse, dependent child or domestic partner) of Scholarship America, Studio 19, Brainchild or any subsidiary of Scholarship America are not eligible to apply.

NOTE: Nontraditional students who are returning to school or planning to pursue a postsecondary education for the first time are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Awards

Up to 20 awards of $10,000 and up to 20 awards of $1,000 will be distributed. Awards are not renewable but students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards may only be received a maximum of five years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. For more information, visit PG&E Better Together STEM Project

 

California Strawberry Scholarships Apply by:February 1, 2018

Amounts Range: $400 - $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Funds available for high school seniors and college students
  • Parents must be currently employed in the California strawberry harvest, plus the last two consecutive seasons
  • Awards for full-time students in community colleges, universities and accredited trade schools
  • Awards range from $400 to $5,000- based on merit, and can be renewed annually

Deadlines:

Reapplications: February 1, 2018

First-time Applications: February 15, 2018

 

For more information and to apply visit: California Strawberry Commission

 

 

 

Delta Blues Festival/Dave Williamson Memorial Scholarship Apply by:February 1, 2018

Amounts: $1,000

  • The purpose of the DBF/Dave Williamson Memorial Scholarship is to allow the festival and all involved, to do their part to help further the education of a graduate of an East Contra Costa County High School in their collegiate or vocational studies.

    Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an East Contra Costa resident (Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, and Pittsburg)
  • Applicant must have a commitment to continue musical studies.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit an essay which may include some or all of the following:
    * Their personal affiliation with the style of music they enjoy.
    * Note and explain their career choice and how they see music involved.
    * How music affects their life.
    * How they will benefit by pursuing an education including or devoted to music.
    * Submit any support and commitment to non-profits and/or volunteer organizations.
    * Submit a link to a video recording (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) of applicant’s personal talent (playing an instrument, singing a song, or both). The song can be a cover of another artist or one can provide a copy of an original piece of music written by the applicant.

For more information and to apply, please visit DBF/David Williamson Memorial Scholarship

 

 

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Apply By: March 9, 2018

Amount: $varies

Each scholarship has it’s own unique criteria for selecting recipients, including academic achievement, financial need, location, educational and career goals, community involvement and ethnic background. In 2017, the Foundation awarded over $1.1 million to 450 students. Annual scholarship awards range from $500 to $7,000 and may be used for tuition, fees, and educational expenses at accredited academic colleges or universities and vocational training programs.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.sacregcf.org/students.

 

2018 American Dream Scholarship

Apply By: March 9, 2018

Amount:$2,000

Open to prospective or current college students, adults training for a new career, students learning a trade, or individuals seeking internships. The scholarship committee seeks applicants who have demonstrated dedication to the core values of the LaMorinda Democratic Club and commitment to civic engagement and community participation.

 

Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Contra Costa County and a registered Democrat, by
    February 1, 2018 (You can register to vote now if you will be 18 years of
    age by the next election on June 5, 2018.
  • Be in pursuit of an education, training, or internship opportunity.

Members or relatives of the LaMorinda Democratic Club Board or scholarship
selection committee are not eligible.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: LaMorinda Democratic Club