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Scholarships

Helping dreams to come true

 

Local Area scholarships

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

 

 

 

 

Live Your Dream Education $ Training Award Program (Pittsburg Club) DEADLINE EXTENDED: dECEMBER 31, 2017

Amount: 2 at $1,500 each

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.

 

You are eligible if you are a woman who:
• Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
• Has financial need.
• Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
• Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
• Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
• Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
• Does not have a graduate degree.
• Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
• Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)

  • Preference given to Pittsburg/Bay Point Resident

 

For more information and to download application click here: Live Your Dream Application

For the Live Your Dream Reference Form click here: Live Your Dream Reference Form

 

COMTO Northern California

Apply By: november 10, 2017

Amount: Up to $5,000

COMTO is a national, multiethnic organization founded in 1971 to advocate for the transportation careers and transportation needs of minorities. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 10, 2017. (Applications that are postmarked by November 10, 2017, but not delivered by Wednesday, November15, 2017 will not be considered.)

 

Eligibility and other requirements:

  • U. S. citizens currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited
    college or university.
  • *What Majors support the Transportation Industry?
    Transportation professionals work in a broad range of areas that generally aim to facilitate to the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Majors that support the transportation industry include the following:
     Engineering (i.e. Civil/ Construction, Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical)
     Social sciences (i.e. Planning, Economics, Geography, and Political science)
     Professional (i.e. Business, Law, Policy, Public Health, Communications, Human Resources,
    Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology)
    Transportation topics range from the design of transportation vehicles and systems, and the evaluation of the cost and efficiency of these vehicles and systems, to the study of environmental impacts on travelers (congestions, safety, and health related) and the development of transportation policies.
  • Members of a racial minority group (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American or Pacific Islander).
  • Applicants must either be residents of Northern California OR must attend college in
    Northern California.

For more information and to apply visit: comtonorcal.org

 

Live Your Dream Education $ Training Award Program (Antioch Club)DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 31, 2017

Amount:$2,000

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.

 

You are eligible if you are a woman who:

• Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
• Has financial need.
• Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
• Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
• Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
• Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
• Does not have a graduate degree.
• Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
• Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)

  • Preference given to Antioch resident

 

For more information and to download application click here: Live Your Dream Application

For the Live Your Dream Reference Form click here: Live Your Dream Reference Form

 

 

 

 

CashCourse My Story Essay Contest 2017 Apply by: November 17, 2017

Amount: $1,500/$750/$250

What is your earliest money memory? Submit an essay that describes your money memory, what you learned from it, and how it shaped your approach to your financial future.

 

Prizes:

  • 1 grand prize winner - $1500
  • 1 second place winner - $750
  • 4 runners up - $250 each

The contest ends November 17, 2017. Submit your essay today! Click the link below to enter contest.

 

CASHCOURSE

 

2018 Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship Apply by: January 19, 2018

Amount: $1,000

Scholarship Information:

  • $1000 scholarship awarded for 1st place to one student from a 4-year university and one from a 2-year community college in California.
  • Visit www.ciwea.org to read about the scholarship requirements

Student Eligibility:

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Any major may apply
  • Must have completed Internship, Work Experience or Co-op between January and December 2017
  • Previous recipients are not eligible
  • Must be sponsored by a CIWEA member on your college campus or internship site

Student Essay Requirements:

  • Submit a double-spaced, 12-point font, essay using Word format doc or docx of no more than 750 words, addressing the following topic:

"How my Internship/Work Experience Has Influenced My Career Choice."

  • Applicant must include a cover page with the essay title, their name, college or university name, and the total number of words in the essay.

For more information visit: CIWEA

 

E-mail your cover page and essay to: TSanders@losmedanos.edu

Tara Sanders, Community Partnership Liaison, (925) 473-7417

 

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