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What to do Before filling out the Financial Aid Application

1. Create an FSA ID for the student and one parent

~How to create your FSA ID  youtube: step by step on how to create your FSA ID 

~Click to apply for the FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm 

The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

2. Federal Financial Aid https://fafsa.ed.gov/.   
      ~How to fill out the FAFSA application: How_to_Fill_Out_the_FAFSA.mp4
~Check your email 
~Create a Webgrants for students account at mygrantinfo.csac.gov 
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Tips on writing a strong admission essay:  https://youtu.be/tRC0HZyNCW4
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CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE THE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

$20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Program  Deadline: October 31, 2019

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S. Home – schooled students may also apply.    Learn more about the $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

 
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (State and Career Technical Scholarships)-
Deadline: October 25, 2019
 
https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
COS Scholarships for incoming 2019 Freshman Available
October 7-Deadline: November 25, 2019 (Incoming students will need to apply to COS to fill out a scholarship application) 
COS Financial Aid/Grants Loans/scholarships Page
EECU Scholarship  Deadline 12/6/2019
 
myeecuscholarship
EDISON SCHOLARS 2020 -30 Awards of 10,000 per year
Deadline 12/16/2019 
ELIGIBILITY
  • The student must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. 
  • Live in Southern California Edison's )SCE service territory
  • Plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resource, and conservation, or physical sciences.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

PG&E Bright Minds ScholarshipsDeadline 2/4/20

Amount range- $1,000- 10,000 -

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior.  Live within the PG&E Service Area

Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Express an interest in energy and a demonstrated aptitude in STEM

  • Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors:
    • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial, environmental)
    • Computer Science/Information Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Demonstrate academic achievement, school or community leadership and financial need

Apply to: Scholarship Opportunities - PG&E

eQuality Scholarship

Deadline Jan. 31. 2020

Amount- $6,000

eQuality Scholarship     In order to apply for the high school scholarship you must meet the following criteria: be a resident of northern or central California, have completed or complete high school or equivalent between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019, and plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2018. The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement
In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview either by phone or in person. Interviews will be on Sunday, 10 March 2019, and Saturday, 16 March    To apply visit: equality scholarship
Scholarships for Military Children Program

Open 12/15/19

Amounts- vary

 

Requirements: The completed two-page application

  • High school applicants: transcript indicating a minimum cumulative
  • GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • College applicants: transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • A short TYPED essay.
For more information visit http://www.militaryscholar.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Alonzo
Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Deadline: Deadline 2/20/20

Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program: 3 Awards 1st ~2,500        2nd ~2,000 and 3rd ~1,500

Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA if applying to attend a 4-year college/university, and 2.5 GPA if applying to attend a trade school or community college. (Official sealed Transcripts required).  
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities (school and/or community-related).  
  • Must be a full-time student.  
  • Plan to attend a two or four-year college, or an accredited trade school.  
Important: Please read the requirements and criteria very carefully.  Adhere to ALL requirements to ensure your application will not be disqualified. Visit: Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship for the application.
Tulare County Office of Education, College Night

Deadline 2/28/2020

Amount- $1,000

 

Tulare County Office of Education College Night Committee is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four consecutive years.   Qualified candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • 2018 Graduate of a Tulare County High School
  • Possess 3.0 cumulative High School GPA
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership skills, service involvement, and financial need
  • Plan to attend an accredited college/university as a full-time student (12 units or more), for four consecutive years beginning the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Participate in College Night Scholarship interview on April 26, 2018 (nine finalists only)
To download the application https://cnsa.tcoe.org/Welcome 
The Visalia Rotary Community Foundation Deadline 3/2020 The Visalia Rotary Community Foundation announces the Provident Salierno Family Foundation Music Scholarship. This scholarship is for students interested in a music career who maintains a 3.0 or greater grade point average. The scholarship currently provides about $600 per year for the student. Applicants must complete an application packet, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement and meet other criteria.  The scholarship application is available at www.visaliarcfoundation.org or see Mrs. Alonzo
Tulare County Farm Bureau Scholarship-Deadline 3/1/20

To be Eligible to Apply:

  • The student must attend high school currently or have graduated from a high school in Tulare County
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students may be considered.
  • Must complete and return the application (link below)
  • Must submit two distinct letters of recommendation
  • Must submit a copy of current school transcripts by March 1 deadline. *** See Frequently Asked Questions for more info.
  • The student must be able to attend an in-person interview with the selection committee.

For the application and requirements visit: http://www.tulcofb.org/index.php?page=formScholarshipIntr

Visalia Education Foundation-Deadline: 3/7/2020 Visalia Education Foundation- Various scholarships available visit www.visaliaedfoundation.org or click on the fillable format top right corner or pick up an application from Mrs. Alonzo.  All scholarships awarded through the Visalia Education Foundation are for Visalia Unified School District Senior Students only.
Robert Harrell Career & Technical Education Scholarship- Deadlines: TBD

The Robert Harrell Career and Technical Education Scholarship

This scholarship currently gives approximately 30 scholarships at $1,000 each for various vocational-technical programs. The scholarship is for a student who is from Visalia (or lives in Tulare County and is attending a vocational program in Visalia) and is pursuing a vocational-technical school in an accredited institution. Visit http://www.visaliarcfoundation.org/Scholarships or see Mrs. Alonzo for application
California Chapter Women in Mining Scholarship: Deadline 3/8/19
Amount 2,500

Women in Mining, California Chapter, seeks scholarship candidates who possess a commitment to obtain an education leading to a degree through a course of study related to mining, geology, engineering or environmental studies. Applicants must currently maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. The successful scholarship finalists must provide proof of full-time enrollment in secondary education prior to receiving the award.

Rotary Club of Visalia Deadline: 3/16/20
See Mrs. Alonzo       
Qualifications-Student must enroll in a trade school, junior college or a four-year university in Fall of 2019. GPA of 4.0, demonstrate leadership potential, school and community involvement.  

Cabrillo Civic Clubs:              Deadline: March

The application is not currently available

Cabrillo Civic Clubs: Criteria: Student must be of Portuguese descent; minimum 3.5 weighted GPA and participated in three extra-curricular activities.  Apply at  http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF)-Deadline 3/6/20

The application is currently not available

(CWGGF) is offering at least six scholarships to graduating seniors whose parent(s)/ legal guardian is/ was a vineyard employee working in the 2015/2018  wine grape growing season.

To qualify for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be graduating from high school and planning to attend a California four-year university/state college or a two-year community college in the fall;
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who was employed by a California wine grape grower during the current or past growing season;
  • Complete the application;
  • Attach an official high school transcript;
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor, school principal or counselor that includes their signature and provides the address, telephone number, and position held at the school;
  • Submit a 500-word essay (approximately 2 pages, see the application for details);
  • Attach a copy of your SAT or ACT results if you are applying for a 4-year scholarship

For more information about this scholarship visit www.cawgfoundation.org or see Mrs. Alonzo for application

Sun Pacific's scholarship- Deadline TBD Amount-three, $20,000 scholarships for those interested in earning a Bachelor's Two, $3,000 scholarship for those attending an accredited trade school or community college

Deadline March 22, 2020

Qualifications: scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community activities, personal interview and financial need. 
 

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation
Deadline March 31, 2020

  • Eligibility 
  • Academic achievement
  • Extra-curricular activity involvement such as FFA or 4H Club
  • Financial Need
Visit the Career Center for an application
 
Sequoia Visalia Kiwanis Scholarship           
Deadline: April 1, 2020 
 
See Mrs. Alonzo for an application
Read for Life-

Deadline TBD

Amount- $500

 

Read for Life annually awards the “Pass the Word” scholarship to an outstanding Tulare County high school senior who has served our community by volunteering to promote literacy. The scholarship is awarded in May. If you know of a deserving high school senior, please encourage that person to fill out the application and email or mail it to Read for Life no later than April 6

See Mrs. Alonzo for the application Application

inFaith Community Foundation Scholarship
Deadline April 30, 2020
Eligibility: High School Senior-Angy high school senior who is a member of a Lutheran congregation and has a permanent residence in Madera, Kings, Kern or Tulare County may apply for the scholarship.  Application online at inFaith community foundation scholarship
 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Search): Deadline- 2/15/20
 
Eligibility requirements:  Student must be of Hispanic heritage; a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must apply for the federal financial aid using the FAFSA. visit www.hsf.net
MALDEF (The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America)
MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide: www.maldef.org
 
Scholly (Scholarship search) 
 
http://myscholly.com/#scholly
 
Scholarships4Students:(Scholarship Search) 
 
http://www.scholarships4students.com/