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Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
Due: December 15, 2018 
To be eligible students need to be attending college or beginning college "soon". Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident. For more information go to https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
 
Nor-Cal Veterans Historical Association (Added 11.27.18)
Due: May 1, 2019 
The Nor-Cal Veternas Historical Assoication honors those who enlist prior to graduation. As veterans, they wish to support students that have made the choice to serve their country and take the major life step into the military branch of their choice. To show appreciation to students who choose to enlist, the organization will choose two students from West Valley High School and award them each a sign-up bonus of $500 upon graduation. To qualify submit a written statement of interest up to 2 pages that describes your life goals (military or civilian), your family military history, the branch you've chosen and your interests in such a career as a military occupation. To respond to this offer or for more information contact one of the following people. Waul McMahan at 530-339-2882 or waulinsky@yahoo.com, Dean Barker at 530-224-9711 or jannldeanb@outlook.com, and finally Frank Vulich at 530-953-9013 or vulich@frontiernet.net. For internet responses please send in PDF or .doc format. 
 
Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship 
Due: February 22, 2019 
The Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship is available to any dependent child of a full time, Sierra Pacific Industries employee. Applicants must complete an application, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, official high school transcript, official college transcripts, 2 passport photos, and a photo release form. This award requires students to be attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Applications are available beginning December 15th and are due by February 22nd.  Information can be found at the following link http://www.spi-ind.com/Foundation
 
Viki Cubbage Memorial "Dream" Award 
Due: January 15, 2019 
Award: $250.00 
This 'dream' award will recognize a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in her community or school.  The award will include a $250.00 award to the young woman with a matching financial award to the charity or school where she volunteers. The nomination form can be found at the following link http://www.sidowntownredding.com/how-we-help/scholarships-awards/ The application may be sent by mail to: SIDR, PO Box 990665, Redding, CA 96099-0695, or by email to: SIDowntownredding@soroptimist.net. 
 
Tri Counties Bank Scholarship Program 
Due: March 13, 2019 
Awards are avialbe to talented high schools eniors who demonstrate a keen interest in pubkic service, community engagement, and business entrepreneuship -- especially among our economically-disadvantaged youth. In partnership with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Tri Counties Bank competitvely awards scholarships of up to $1,500 each to students attending a 4-year college and up to $1,000 for those attending community college.  
 
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
Due: January 31, 2019 
The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Students must graduate from high school and be enrolled or accepted in an accredited program.  Applications must be completed by January 31, 2019. For more information and to apply click the following link http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html
 
CIF Spirit of Sport Award 
Due: Rolling 
This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a $1,000 scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council dinner in April. Additionally, 60 Section winners (one male and one female from each of the 10 CIF Sections, in each season of sport) will receive a $500 scholarship. You can find the application at the following link http://www.cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/spirit_of_sporthttp://www.cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/spirit_of_sport
 
Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association Coaches Scholarship 
Due:  March 9, 2019
In order to qualify students must be graduating for a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County in 2018-19. Student must have participated in at least two seasons of Varsity-level, CIF sport(s) while in high school (traveling teams not connected to high school do not qualify). The two seasons do not have to be in the same sport. The minimum GPA to qualify is a 2.75. Students must demonstrate financial need, however there is no specific need cut-off. You must plan to attend an accredited college or technical institution in 2019-20 or will be taking a gap year. Important to note that you do not need to participate in athletics in college. Apply online at http://www.norcalrca.org
 
OppU Achievers Scholarship 
Due: Rolling 
Students who are interested in the OppU Achievers Scholarship need to be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. For more information go to https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
 
Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarships

Due: March 1, 2019 

The Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, announces the availability of scholarships for graduating seniors in the Class of 2019. 

Scholarships are available in the following categories: Academic Awards, Italian Language Study Grants, Athletic Award for students pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field.

Requirements: Applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College in the fall of 2019. Applications can be found online at http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/How-To-Apply

 
Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology 
Due: March 8, 2019
The Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology is available to high school seniors enrolled at Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Applications can be found online at http://www.cawgfoundation.org
 
California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarship
Due: March 8, 2019
The  California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarship is available to children of California vineyard employees who will be attending a California Community College, California State University, or University of California. Applications can be found online at http://www.cawgfoundation.org
 
The George Grotefend Scholarship
Due: March 5, 2019
The George Grotefend Scholarship is available to current high school seniors who are on schedule to graduate, have attended all four years of high school in a Shasta County high school, have a high school academic weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and whose expected family contribuction (EFC) is less than $8,000. Applications are accepted November 1, 2018 through March 5, 2019. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for the Grotefend Scholarship, please email your request for an application to vsmith@shastacoe.org with your name and the name of the high school you are attending. 
 
Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program
Due: February 15, 2019 
Award ranging from $3,000 - $6,000 
The Christermon Foundation is continuing their longtime committment to supporting college bound students. To qualify, you must be a high school senior attending a 4 year university/college beginning Fall, 2019 as well as have a parent or grandparent who is employed with a company who holds a valid California beverage alcohol license. This list includes restaurants, retail, and wholesale grocery establishments, convenience stores, drug stores, airlines, wineries, breweries, etc. Students employment or employment by other fmaily members does not qualify. The 2019 Beverage Industry Scholarship application is now available at the scholarship link of https://www.christermon.com/scholarship-program/.  
 
University of Dayton - Leadership in Service Scholarship 
$10,000.00 
Are you Ohio bound? Are you wanting to attend the University of Dayton? Please see your counselor if you are interested in receiving the University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship. The scholarship is available to first time freshman attending the University of Dayton only.  
 
2019 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Applciation
Due: November 30, 2018 
$10,000.00
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speakingIn addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. Applications can be found at In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. Students can find applications at https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html
 
Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers
$2000.00
The AATP Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Students must be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment. Student must also pursue or plan to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools as well as show promise of success in their studies. All applicants must turn in all application materials by December 1, 2018. https://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/blotze_application.cfm 
 
First Break Essay Contest
Due: March 15, 2019 
$500.00 
Author Jamie Weil is offering a scholarship to students who live and go to school in Shasta or Tehema County. Applicants must be 18 years or younger and be heading to college during Fall of 2019. To find more information about this scholarship and the writing parameters please go to the following link https://www.jamieweil.net/essay-contest
 
Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student Scholarship"
Due: November 15, 2018 
Multiple scholarship awards are being given to select students who are current high school seniors and United States citizens. Applications can be found at the following link https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm and will close on November 15, 2018. 
 
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
Due: February 1, 2019  
$4000.00
 Must be a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2016, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2016. The Elk must be a paid-up member through March 31, 2019 and great-gradnchildren are not eligible. Applications due February 1, 2019 at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
 
The Prudential Sprit of Community Awards
Due: November 16, 2018  
If you've made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington D.C., next May -- by applying for a Prudential Spirity of Community Award! To apply visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit, click on the "Apply Now" link and follow the onscreen instructions. Deadline to apply is November 16, 2018. 
 
Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship
Due: December 12, 2018  
Must be a graduating high school senior who is presently or planning to attend a junior college, state college, or university and plans to major in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis on livestock industry). Applications due on December 12, 2018 at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/52359-Shasta-Regional-Community-Foundation
 
Horatio Alger Scholarship 
Scholarships varying in amount from $6,000 to $25,000 
Must be a high school senior who will graduate in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need (55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States citizenship. Applications are available from August 1 to October 25 at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
 
Redding Regional Chapter of Safari Club International
$1000.00
Must be a high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA in the Redding or Northern California Region who enjoys the outdoors and plans to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college majoring in natural resource management, game management or related fields. Applications are online at http://sciredding.org/ under the "What We Do" tab or send mail request to:
Redding Regional Chapter of SCI
P.O. Box 493611
Redding, CA 96049 
 
Military Order of the Purple Heart Academic Scholarship 
Due: May, 2019 
Scholarships varying in amount from $500.00 to $1000.00
Must be a United States citizen and a high school senior with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be the direct descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, or great grandchild) of a Veteran who served honorably in one of the military branches of the United States Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps., Air Force or Coast Guard) and proof of enrollment as a full-time student (12 or more semester credit hours, or 18 quarter credit hours) at a Community College, State College, University, or Trade School at the time the scholarship is awarded.  Applications can be found at http://www.purpleheartchapter2001.org/static/index.html under the upcoming tab. 

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. Application information can be found at https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

 

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