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Updated on [ 12-13-2017 ]
Scholarship Tip of the Month (November & December) Don't let others do the work: Your parents may nag you about filling out scholarship applications – after all, the more money you win, the less they pay.

It may be tempting to ask your parents to fill out applications for you, but that's a big mistake. Part of going to college is becoming an adult. Start now and take control of your future with your work.

While your parents might know the outlines of what you see as your future, they may not know the specifics needed for the scholarship application. Some scholarships also require an interview. If your parents complete the scholarship on your behalf, you could get blindsided during the interview if you're asked about something you didn't know was in the application.

This doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Get input on your essay ideas and the finished product from a parent, teacher or trusted friend – or all three! $$$ Looking for additional scholarships & resources? Check out the links at the bottom of our PHS Scholarship page!
➨ New🔐 Opening Soon!😢 Ending Soon💵(Local) = Paradise, Chico, Butte County areas
App. Openings & DeadlinesScholarship Name/ SourceQualifications/ Eligibility$ AmountApplication Info /Website
Varies by institutionWestern Undergraduate ExchangeSee website for eligibility requirements and participating universities. Reduced tuition for out-of-state applicants in these states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.Reduced tuition
VariesInheritance of Hope ScholarshipsScholarships for cancer and more… please see visit their website!Amount varies
VariesGrand Canyon University Arizona Indirect Start ScholarshipsIndirect Start Scholarships are students who do not enroll at GCU the semester following their H.S. grad. Min. GPA, SAT & ACT scores required for each award. See site for full details.Awards $2,750 to $5,750
VariesDrew University Presidential Scholarships• Awarded to students with a min. GPA 3.70 • SAT score in mid to high 1100's or a total ACT score of 26 • Students intending to major in the performing or fine arts may submit a digital recording of musical or theatrical performances in place of standardized testing.$20,000
VariesP.E.O. ScholarshipsThe California State Chapter of P.E.O. offers a number of scholarships to California women at any level of higher education and in a variety of fields of study,. Visit the website for additional details and to request an application.Varies
Various Scholarships AvailableFIDM National Scholarship CompetitionPlease visit their website for details on numerous scholarships available to high school students. The scholarships are for new students are offered based on a varying combination of qualities such as academic merit, financial need, extensive industry experience, or artistic achievement.Varies
Upon Application and AdmissionThe College of Idaho Merit Scholarships• Multiple annual renewable scholarships are offered to first year students • Eligibility is based on test scores and GPA at admission.Varies
➨ CHECK MONTHLY!Last day of each monthNiche "No Essay" College ScholarshipCurrently attend, or planning to attend a college or graduate school within 12 months. Register on the website and you are entered!$2,000
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17)😢 Ending Soon! 12/15/2017Burger King Scholarship• Applicants must be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico • Graduating high school seniors graduating from grade 12 or graduating from homeschool education • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2018-2019 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.$1,000 to $50,000
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17)😢 Ending Soon! 12/15/2017Rubincam Youth Award• High school students in grades 10*12 or between the ages of 16-18 • Please visit website for detailed information. 2 Awards - $500
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17)😢 Ending Soon! 12/15/2017Illustrators of the Future Scholarship •Open to new and amateur SciFi & Fantasy Artists • All judging done by professional artists only •The Contest is open to entrants from all nations. (However, entrants should provide themselves with some means for written communication in English.) All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights to the entry remain the property of the artist. Three (3) quarterly prize winners: $1,500 Prize winners will compete for an additional Four (4) $5,000 awards
😢 Ending Soon12/15/2017Norwich University Merit Based Scholarships • At Norwich University, all students who apply are evaluated in terms of eligibility for merit-based scholarships. This includes his or her high school grade-point average (GPA) and highest score from the ACT or SAT standardized tests. The two factors are weighed together to determine eligibility • Here’s how it works: Complete the online application to Norwich. (Submit application and send in supplemental items [i.e. high school transcript, test scores.])
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).
$2,000 for the next four years
😢 Ending Soon12/15/2017AXA Achievement Scholarships• Must be an United States or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States • Must be a current high school senior who plan to enrol full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.52 Awards - $25,000
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017Top Ten Lists Scholarship!• Applicants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia • Thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of application • Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.$1,500
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017ACT Student Championship Scholarship• Graduating class of 2018 and taken the ACT • Students who have overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions • Must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 greater on a 4.0 scale • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students. $500
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017Easton NFAA Scholarship Program• High school applicants must be applying to be full-time students at a two or four-year college/university or a technical training college • Please visit website for eligibility details.5 Awards - $5,000
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017Harris Poll Scholarship• Must be legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia • Must be 13 years or older a the time of entry. $1,000
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017Thiel Fellowship• Student applicants must be interested in building new things • Age limit to apply is 22 years old • You do not need to have incorporated a company or built a full product yet, but at a minimum you'll need to demonstrate meaningful progress toward an interesting concrete vision.20 to 30 Awards - $100,000
➨ NEW!!!!12/31/2017Discover Student Loans Scholarship Awards Sweepstakes• Open to residents of the 50 United States • Must be at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry • Entrants must also be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor's or Associate's degree program or graduate program at an eligible school or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements • For a complete list of participating accredited, non-profit colleges and universities, visit the following website:$2,500
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17) 12/31/2017Harris Poll Scholarship• Students must be 13 years or older at time of entry • Legal resident of the 50 United States or DC • Have not won a prize in the preceding 90 days • Only one entry per person.$1,000
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17) 12/31/2017Win Free College Tuition Sweepstakes• Must be a high school sophomore or older • Must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada • Must be age 15 or older• This award is for U.S. and Canadian students.$2,500
🔐 OPENING SOON!Application opens 1/1/2018HSF - Hispanic Scholarship Fund• Reminder this scholarship will open on 1-1-2018 • Must be of Hispanic heritage • High school students min. GPA 3.0 • Plan to enroll fulltime in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university,or graduate school, during the Fall of scholarship cycle (2018) • must be U.S. Citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or Eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA) • Must complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).Amount varies from $500 to $5,000
➨ NEW!!!!1/3/2018McDermott Scholars -Generous Merit-Based Award• Must apply to UT Dallas before Weds. Jan. 3, 2018 • For a complete list of application qualifications please visit the website posted. Amounts vary visit website for more information
➨ NEW!!!!1/4/2018John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest • U.S. high school students in grades 9-12 attending public, private, parochial, or home schools • Please visit the website listed for more information and complete guidelines on how to enter.1st-Place $10,000 2nd-Place $1,000 Five Finalists $500 Eight Honorable Mentions $
➨ NEW!!!!1/4/2018GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program • Demonstrate strong academic performance with a min. GPA of 3.0 • High school seniors currently attending high school in the United States • Applicants should demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school and in their community • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelors degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year • In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.Up to $40,000 per recipient
➨ NEW!!!!1/5/2018Alert 1 Student for Seniors Scholarship • Alert1 is offering a $250 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors • Submit the online application form and answer three questions (under 300 words each) see website for more details.$250
➨ NEW!!!!1/5/2018 (First-Year Application DeadlineA.James Clark Scholars Program• The Clark Scholars Program is an invitation-only scholarship program for exceptional, high-achieving students who exhibit a passion for "making a difference" • Invitations will be extended at time of admission to Stevens Institute of Technology• For detailed eligibility and program requirements please visit the link provided.Amount varies
➨ NEW!!! (12/7/17) 1/15/2018Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship• Competition open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government • Scholarships will be awarded to students planning careers in government service , for study at the college of the recipient's choice. Awards from $500 - $5,000
➨ NEW!!!!1/31/2018VIP Scholarship• Must be at least 13 years of age or older • Must register online to take surveys. 1 Awards - $5000
➨ NEW!!!!1/31/2018Union Plus Scholarship• Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). Note, grandchildren are not eligible unless the grandchild is a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations) of the union member.• At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018 • Union members do not have to purchase any Union Plus program product or participate in any Union Plus programs to apply for the scholarships and scholarship awards are not based upon participation in a Union Plus program.•The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college or university, community college or technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2018 — 2019 school year.100 Awards - $4,000
➨ NEW!!!!2/1/2018eQuality Scholarship Collaborative• This scholarship is to recognize service to the LGBT+ community • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2018 • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2018 • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or attending an accredited medical school in California or a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States •For complete eligibility requirements, see the 'Apply' page. 16 (or more) Awards $6,000
➨ NEW!!!!3/1/2018Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarships • Academic Awards for high school seniors • Italian Language Study Grants in Italy summer of 2018 • Athletic Award • Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent • Must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College.Amount variesPaper application available in the PHS Guidance Office or you may download a PDF fillable format application by visiting the website:
➨ NEW!!!!3/15/2018Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship• Total cumulative GPA 3.2 and meet one of the following: 1. Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent & live within the Roman Dioceses of Arizona, California,Illinois and Nevada 2. Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the "Italian Catholic Federation." • Applications will also be judged and evaluated on: Scholastic Achievement, Financial Need, Leadership Role, Faculty Recommendation & Character Reference, Extracurricular Activities and or Charitable Efforts, Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable). Approx. 200 First-year awards - $400 each (First year winners are eligible for additional awards. Amounts increase yearly.)
➨ NEW!!!!3/18/2018California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarships• Applicants must be high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are employees of a California Wine Grape Grower • Must be a high school senior graduation in 2018. Two 4-year $8,000 Four 2-year $2,000Paper application available in the Guidance Office Scholarship file folder or online:
➨ NEW!!!!3/31/2017Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards• Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary. 1st Place - $10,000 2nd Place - $5,000 3rd Place - $2,500 4th Place - $1,500 5th Place - $500Entry form available the PHS Guidance Office or you can download a copy from the website:
➨ NEW!!!!8/31/2018Aspiring Nurse Scholarship• Scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN/ADN, and BSN programs • Award will be made to the applicant who best demonstrates: A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.$1,000
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