Scholarships are free money for college and are usually based on your area of study or merit, such as good grades, high test scores, athletic, musical or other special talents, leadership, community service and sometimes financial need. The scholarships listed below are for mainly high school seniors unless otherwise indicated. Most of the scholarships are sponsored by outside donors. You must complete the applications and send to the address indicated unless it is noted to specifically turn in the applications to Mr. Atkins or Mrs. Dahl in the office. Summerville High School/Connections VPAA High School is fortunate to have many scholarships that are exclusive to our seniors. Scholarship applicati
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Scholarships posted below are by due date.
If there is red lettering there is a link to an application and/or more information.
-Columbia College Scholarship Workshops- Career Transfer Center in Manzanita Building (Oct 15 11-12, Oct 16 3-4, Nov 12 11-12, Nov 20 3-4)
Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Scholarship– Due Oct. 25. $1000 local, $30,000 national. Theme: “What Makes America Great.” See link. Application and essay due to Mr. Atkins by OCTOBER 25th.
Coca Cola National Scholarships– Due Oct 31.
Sonora Elks Club Most Valuable Student- Due November 5. Local $500-$1000 with potential for $12,500 per year ***Awarded more points if you have volunteered at Elks’ events. Contact Will Reich 533-2626 for more information about volunteering or help with the application. Please let Mr. Atkins know if you plan on applying. ***More than one local student can earn the ELKS most valuable. YOU DO NOT need to be a member or have family in ELKS. We had 8 from Summerville win last year. SO APPLY!
How has Cancer Impacted Your Life– Essay Contest- Due November 22. $2500. See link for details.
Sonora Elks Club Legacy Scholarship– Due January 31, 2020. $4000. For children and grandchildren of living Elk members in good standing.
Signal Services Scholarship– Due March 1. $250. Semi-Local (Angels Camp). The Signal Service Scholarship awards graduating high school seniors who are children of first responders. Qualified students are required to submit a short statement (less than 200 words) describing what it means to have a parent or guardian committed to securing our community. Qualified applicants must be enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States; be a US citizen; and have a parent or guardian with proper first responder certification (police, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and other emergency personnel). Please email your scholarship profile, transcript and short response to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st. If you are adding it as an attachment from Google Drive make sure you give her viewing privileges.
Elks Vocational Trade School/Tech School Scholarship– Due by March 15th, 2020. $500-$2000 given by Sonora Elks Club for students going to directly to a career training program (Fire Academy, EMT/EMS, Cosmetology, dental hygiene, CTE programs at Columbia, nursing, etc.) ***You need a letter from Columbia or the tech school verifying they offer the program you are pursuing and that you have made contact with the school. Contact Will Reich 533-2626 for more information
American Academy of First Aid/CPR– Due Oct 1. $1500
PAST DUE 2019-20
Front Porch STEM Scholarship– Due Oct 2 by 3pm. $16,000 ($4000 per year). Turn in the following three items (not stapled) to Mr. Atkins
1. Turn in complete school scholarship profile. Please include personal email in application. Winners will be notified via email.
2. one-page essay answering the prompt “Why I like science and/or math” (Essays can be on either math or science; they do not need to be on both)
3. Transcript (must have taken 3 years of Math and Science. See link for more info.
Past Due 2018
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship– Due June 1. $1,000 scholarship available to future college students who play or have played sports at the high school level. This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year.
EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 24th- 3pm
Major Lucas Gruenther Memorial Scholarship– Due April 19, 2019. $2,222.22 per year up to four years! Awarded to a Senior at Summerville High School annually who emulates Luc’s spirit and tenacity for life. This scholarship honors the memory and life of Major Lucas “GAZA”
Gruenther a U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot who lost his life while flying a night training mission
over the Adriatic Sea.This scholarship is open to Summerville High School Seniors who are US Citizens and have the spirit and ambition to advance them-selves and benefit the community while Living Like Luc.
Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarship– $250-$2500. Due by April 24th to:
By Mail: Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference
Ted James – Scholarship Chairman
P.O. Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049-6014
By Email: email@example.com
Awarded to graduating high school or continuing college students who plan to carry on their academic studies at the College level or Trade School program in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Industrial Technology or a related field. See link for details.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund– Deadline April 26th-$500-$5000
- Must be of Hispanic Heritage
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
- Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
- U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
AFC Visionary Scholarship– Due May 1, 2018- $5000 See website
Mitchell Dahl Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship- $250. Due April 19th. For a student pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.
Jim Baldrige Memorial Scholarship- RE-POSTED! Please submit another one if you already did and include paragraph on overcoming obstacles. $1000. Due April 19. High school athlete who has overcome challenges. Write a paragraph description of how you have overcome challenges AND turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Twain Harte Rotary Scholarship- Due April 11. $$$. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins. Community service, strong academics preferred. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Twain Harte Rotary Vocational Scholarship- Due April 11. $$$. For students pursuing a vocational school or trade school (cosmetology, fire, nursing, dental hygiene, etc.) Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
CAST Scholarship– Due April 12- Multiple $1000 scholarships. See application
Yosemite Community Scholarship– Due April 15. Current Senior. At least one parent or guardian must have worked for at least 6 of the previous 12 months within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park, the El Portal Administrative Site, or the NPS office in Mariposa for either NPS, YHS, TAAG, YC, NB, or MCUSD. The student must have lived with this parent or guardian at least 50% of the year.
Twain Harte Soroptimist Scholarship– Due April 6th. Multiple awards. $$$ LOCAL. Seniors only. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins.
Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide– Due Monday April 8th. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $300 for third place. See link
Bruce Paxton Memorial Scholarship- Due April 5.
Tuolumne County 4-H Scholarships– Due April 1 to the Tuolumne County 4-H Office by 5pm. 3 scholarships of $500 each. LOCAL
A. Ros Roberts B. Bonnie Scroggs C. Jeanne Thompson Criteria 1. In at least the 4th year of 4-H membership at the time of application 2. Must show interest and involvement in activities at the club level and beyond 3. Plan to attend a specialized vocational school, community college, or 4 year school. See link for required documentation needed and further instructions.
Sue Griffiths Small Livestock Scholarship– Due April 1st. $1000. LOCAL See link for further instructions.This scholarship is given in memory of Sue Griffiths, who was an active member of the Small Livestock Association and 35 year 4-H leader. The scholarship is a $1000 award given to deserving young adults who meet the criteria set forth below. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon available funds.
1. Applications are open to any person graduating from the Tuolumne County education
system within the current school year.
2. Applicant must have shown small livestock at the Mother Lode Fair within four years of
applying for the scholarship. Small livestock consist of rabbits/cavies, poultry, and goats.
3. Applicant must have maintained at least a “C” average throughout high school.
4. Applicant must have plans to continue their education at a university, college, junior college or trade school.
5. The written application shall be made using the format below. It must be in ink or typed and may not exceed two pages.
6. Proof of enrollment in qualifying continuing education must be received within 9 months of scholarship notification. The actual award will be made after proof of enrollment is received.
Bob and Joan Miller Memorial Scholarship– Due April 1st. $1000. LOCAL See link for further instructions.
Omega Nu Scholarship-Due April 1st. 2 $1000 scholarships. Seniors. Based GPA, on need, and community involvement. Please fill out their scholarship form attached, respond to their essay questions, and get 1 letter of recommendation.
Debra “Sam” Haack Memorial Scholarship– Due April 1st
https://transportationfoundation.org/scholarships/ Sam passed away in 2017 and this endowed scholarship was created to recognize her, and her passion for the people and work associated with highway maintenance and operations. The $1,000 scholarship is directed towards high school seniors planning to enter a community college or trade school that relate to Caltrans Maintenance and Operations (for example; Diesel Equipment Technician, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Welding Technology, Landscaping, etc.)
Native Daughters of the Golden West-Parlor No 99– Local. (3) $500 to seniors. Due April 1 to Mr. Atkins
1-2 page typed letter including:
-name, high school,
-born in California
-plans to pursue a career or trade in high demand and service oriented (teacher, public service, fire, law enforcement, nurse, health care, social work, etc)
-desire to live locally or within California and continue to give back to community
-History of contributing to the community (volunteer, work locally, school leadership or other leadership, athletics, school music)
-minimum 2.5 GPA
-Letter of rec from teacher, admin, counselor or other adult who attest to applicant’s intention and likelihood of success in academics or training program.
AAUW Scholarship– Due April 2. 1 $2000 scholarship for female going to 4 year. 1 $1000 for female going to Columbia. Two letters of recommendation required. See both links. Due to Mr. Atkins. AAUW will read applications and choose candidates to interview on April 9th. Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org .
***Reb and Susan Silay Scholarship– $500. Due March 22nd. If you submitted this profile email Mr. Atkins a one page personal statement by Friday March 29th. email@example.com 2-4 year trade school or college. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
***Black Oak Casino Scholarship– Due March 29th. IF you turned this in you need to email Mr. Atkins a one page personal statement. firstname.lastname@example.org $1000. For a dependent of a Black Oak Casino Employee. Type a one page personal statement and turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
QuestBridge Scholarships– Due March 20th. $$$.
FIDM National Scholarship Competition– Due March 29, 2019. $$$. bit.ly/FIDMscholarship
Father Gilmartin Memorial Scholarship– Young Ladies’ Institute Patricia #79- Due March 27. $750. LOCAL. Must be postmarked by March 30th. See the attached application.
Vietnam Veteran’s of America- Chapter 391 Scholarship– LOCAL Due March 31. Multiple $1000 scholarships. 1. Complete application 2. Photocopy of the veteran’s DD form 214 (Armed Forces of the US Report of Transfer or Discharge). 3. A photocopy of your high school transcripts. 4. Evidence of your planned college to attend 5. Two (2) essays, typed, double spaced answering the following: a. What does being an American mean to you? 250-300 words b. How do you feel about a young man or woman joining the military and serving their country? Could you make the decision to do so? Why or why not. 250-300 words.
Young American Creative Patriotic Arts Contest– Due March 31. Local $$ and $5000 national.
Signal Services Scholarship– Due March 31. $250. Semi-Local (Angels Camp). Please email your scholarship profile to email@example.com by March 31st. If you are adding it as an attachment from Google Drive make sure you give her viewing privileges.
Columbia College Get More Math Scholarship– Due March 19th. $4,000 scholarships to cover tuition, books and fees for all Tuolumne County qualified graduating seniors attending Columbia Junior College. Complete your high school’s standard scholarship application.
(If you do not attend a public high school in Tuolumne County, please download the application form at frontporch.com/scholarship.)
Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (please provide your transcript).
Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and list Columbia College
on the FAFSA application. (Apply at FAFSA.gov; the Columbia College Federal School
Code is 007707.)
Authorize Columbia College to release academic transcripts, education plan
information and financial aid status to the Sonora Area Foundation. All information will
be held in confidence and will be used to verify scholarship award requirements and
Intend either to earn an AA or to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Enroll in Columbia Junior College and maintain an average of 15 units per semester.
Write an essay of 250-400 words answering the prompt: “Why pursue a college degree
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 3 p.m. on March 19. Please give completed applications to your high school administrator
THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ALL LOCAL, ARE FOR SENIORS, AND ARE DUE BY MARCH 14th. Most require only a scholarship profile. Print out a separate scholarship profile for each scholarship you wish to apply to along with the name of the scholarship at the top of the profile.
Summerville Elementary Alumni Scholarship– Due March 14. Awards vary. Avg. $100. For students who graduated from Summerville Elementary School. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Knight’s of Columbus Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. Students with strong academics and character. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Deputy Sheriff’s Association– $500. Due March 14. Students interested in pursuing a career in law.
John Hodge Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. Award $ varies. Student-Athletes. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Bear Boosters Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. For students who have had Summerville High Athletics shape their future plans and contributed to the person they are today. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Include Personal Statement: Please limit to one page and attach to this application. Discuss athletic factors (i.e., experiences, mentors, teams) during your time at Summerville High School that have shaped your future plans and contributed to the person you are today. Include your scholarship profile and turn in to Mr. Atkins
Cal Alumni Club of Tuolumne County– Due March 14. $500. For students going to a UC. Preference for students going to Berkeley. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Cary Wingo Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. $ varies. Students going into nursing or service industry. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Chris Anderson Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. In memory of Summerville High Grad Chris Anderson. Student involved in athletics, loves the outdoors, strong character, and pursuing higher education. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Emigrant Basin Pack and Social Club– Due March 14th. $500 for students pursuing a career in ag or the environment. Turn in profile to Mr. Atkins
Lori Briscoe Memorial Scholarship– $450. Due March 14th. Female student pursuing higher education. Academics, athletics, and need. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Twain Harte Horsemen Scholarship– $500. Due March 14. For student active in equine events, agriculture, veterinary care or pet activities and plans to pursue a career in those areas. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Tennis Association- $200. Due March 14. One male and one female varsity tennis player from Summerville selected. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Bass Family Scholarship– Due March 14th. $400. For relatives of current or retired fire service members. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Bill Gerber Sr. Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. For student-athletes that have played varsity sports at Summerville. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Bryce Matthew Sanguinetti Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14th. $500. Students involved in leadership activities AND at least 2 or 3 sport athlete planning to continue in sports. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins.
Kathleen Calestini Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14th. $500. Graduate of Sonora Elementary. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Lyle C. Scott Scholarship– $1000. Due March 14th. Students pursuing a vocational/technical school (cosmetology, fire, dental, nursing, etc.) Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Sonora Elementary Scholarship– Due March 14th. $500. Graduate of Sonora Elementary. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Cory D. White Scholarship. Due March 14th $500. Students pursuing a career in the medical field or humanities. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Earl and Mary Purdy Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. 2 x$250 for students who have been involved in music and are pursuing a career in music. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Friday Night Live/Jeff Vasallo Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. $1000. For students who have been involved in Friday Night Live. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Terry Campbell Loshalegro Scholarship– $400. Due March 14. Student demonstrating loving, sharing, learning and growing throughout high school. Profile due to Mr. AtkinsF
Tuolumne County Farm Bureau– Due March 14th. $500. For students pursuing a career in the ag industry. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Lucille Arnold Incentive Scholarship- $1000. Due March 14. Students who have demonstrated resiliency. Pursuing 2, 4 year or vocational school. Demonstrate resiliency in profile. Due to Mr. Atkins.
Rebekah Lodge #259– $1000. Due March 14. For students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree. MUST live in zip codes 95321 or 95305. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Liberty Institute Alexander Hamilton Scholarship– $500. Due March 14. Sponsored by Liberty Institute USA, Sonora, CA. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins. Interest in politics, history, conservative preferred.
Teresa Mary Thors Scholarship– Due March 14th. $500. For a student who is disabled. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Wes and Ruth Wyllie Memorial Art Scholarship– Due March 14th. $1000. Students pursuing a degree in fine or graphic arts. Must include 2-3 scanned copies of your artwork. Email student scholarship profile and scanned copies of your work to Ed Wyllie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Paxton Memorial– Due March 14th. $1000. Students pursuing a 2 year or 4 year degree in Music. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Gilbert Poulter Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. $1000. For students pursuing a STEM related career/major. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Homer Latimer Scholarship– Due March 14. $1000. Students going straight to a 4 year university. Academics and financial need. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Martha Barnes Memorial Scholarship– $10,000. Due March 14. Female student pursuing a career/degree in a non-traditional field. Going straight to a 4 year school. Profile due to Mr. Atkins. Clearly indicate career/major you are pursuing and why in profile.
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse- Due March 14th. $500. Students pursuing an ag related career. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Sierra Quilt Guild– Due March 14th. $500. Students pursuing a career in textile or fiber art/sewing. Separate application required. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Eva Schicke Memorial Scholarship. Due March 14th. $500. Student pursuing a FIRE SCIENCE career/major. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Association of School Administrator’s Scholarship– $500. Due March 14. Given by administration to students pursuing a teaching career and going straight to a four year school. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Ron Arington Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. 2 $500 awards. LOCAL Criteria= 1. Agricultural Major or Related fields to Ag (welding, ag. business, etc.) See Mr. Atkins for the application. Seniors only. Include in your application the following: 1. Name, address and phone number 2. School, GPA and class ranking (verified by GLC) 3. Describe employment experience(s) past/present 4. List school activities and community involvement 5. Future plans, goals and reasons for pursuing those plans and goals 6. A brief (one or two paragraphs) autobiography including family, recreational interests and why you feel you are deserving of this award and your financial needs.
TPRD Scholarships– $250 each. Due March 14. Read requirements for each and turn in profile to Mr. Atkins
- Henrietta Ronten Scholarship-Graduation from Summerville High School or Connections Academy / Planned, full-time attendance of a college, university or vocational institution / Four years of participation in music programs and a 2.5 + GPA. Please include a brief write up on how you will continue to pursue music after high school.
- Tom Connolly Memorial- Graduation from Summerville High School or Connections Academy / Planned, full-time attendance of a college, university or vocational institution / Three-Four years of participation in industrial arts programs (mechanics, auto, manufacturing) and a 2.5 + GPA. Please include a brief write up on how you will continue to pursue the industrial arts after high school.
- Michelle Fulcher Scholarship- Graduation from Summerville High School or Connections Academy / Planed, full-time attendance of a college, university or vocational institution / Four years of participation in vocational programs and a 2.5 + GPA. Preference to students who have participated in cosmetology or will enroll in a cosmetology program next year.
Pat Dean Medical Memorial Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. LOCAL. Seniors. Students interested in pursuing a medical related career/major. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins.
Women of the Moose– $350. Due March 14. For students who volunteer and make a difference. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California– Due March 14. $500. Portuguese descent. Senior. 3.5 weighted GPA. 3 years of extra-curricular activities. 3 letters of recommendation. One must be from Principal or counselor verifying participation. 1 from a high school teacher. Essay and application. See Mr. Atkins for the application.
James O. Dale Scholarship– $1000. Due March 14. Students pursuing a vocational/tech school pathway. Priority to students pursuing fire science, HVAC, plumbing or pipefitting. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Jamestown Elementary Alumni Scholarship– $150- Due March 14. For students who graduated from Jamestown Elementary. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Association of Realtors (Linda Duff)– (TCAR) Due March 14 to Mr. Atkins May mail to address below by March 29th. LOCAL Application is attached 1. Pursuing a career in the business field. 2). Full-time student at a community college or accredited college or university. 3). Two letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, etc. 4). Copy of most current transcripts. Scholarship applications are due by: March 29, 2019Please return to: Tuolumne County Association of REALTORS®, 14195 Tuolumne Road, Sonora,CA 95370. Applications not received by the due date will not be considered.
Tuolumne County Bar- Patrick Angermiller Memorial Scholarship– $1000. Due March 14. For students interested in a career in a law. Scholarship profile and a short personal statement about their interest in law due to Mr. Atkins
Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Iota Epsilon Chapter– Due March 14. $250. LOCAL Criteria. 1. Entering the field of education 2. Summerville Scholarship Profile 3. Address a letter to the scholarship committee following the format HERE 4. Seniors only.
Aspen Street Architects Scholarship– Vincent Lee Memorial- Due March 14. $500. Seniors only. A. Minimum 3.0 GPA B. Career/Course of Study Architecture or Engineering C. Provide an essay addressing your educational and future goals related to your interest in either the architectural or engineering fields. Also, what interests you in this particular field, what is driving you to select this particular path? And what do you hope to participate in or solve when you are a professional architect or engineer? D. Include you scholarship profile.
Kiwanis Club Vocational Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. LOCAL. Students pursuing a trade, tech school, or career training. Scholarship Profile due to Mr. Atkins.
These Scholarships require the personal statement AND an essay.
E Clampus Vitus “Orphan” Scholarship– Due March 14. $500. Seniors LOCAL. A. 2.5 GPA minimum. B. Essay explaining the importance of preserving western history C. Child of “Clamper” preferred but not required
Captain John T. Berger Scholarship– Due March 14th. $1,200. Student pursuing a major in aeronautics, aviation and/or space, public safety, or law enforcement. 3.0 GPA. ESSAY- What do you love about this country? Turn in scholarship profile and essay to Mr. Atkins.
HealthLit Now Scholarship- Due March 14th. $500. Students pursuing a certificated healthcare field (animal/human). 2.5 min. GPA. ESSAY- Why the Health Care Path? Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Restivo Music Scholarship– Due March 14th. $500. Students currently involved in music. Student continuing as a music student in college. ESSAY- Why Music is important to you and the community.
Smyth-Bolter Post 58- American Legion Scholarship– Due March 15th. $500. LOCAL. Multiple scholarships. Seniors. See application for further instructions. Requires proof of relative’s veteran status (DD form 214), letters of rec, etc.
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship– Due March 15. Requirements. 3.2 GPA and meet one of the following sets of requirements 1) Are Roman Catholic AND of Italian descent OR 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent. For questions call 1-888-423-1924
Caners Foundation Horticulture Scholarship– Due March 15, 2019. For students interested in majoring in Horticulture or Agribusiness related to horticulture only. 2 letters of recommendations. Current transcripts. Email email@example.com with questions.
Clarke Broadcasting Scholarship– $2000 ($500 x 4 years). Due March 15. Students attending a four year school. Preference to students interested in journalism or broadcasting. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Mountain Springs and Phoenix Lake Women’s Golf Association– $300+. Due March 8. To student athlete’s who participated in girl’s varsity golf at Summerville High. Letter of support from Mr. Watson and Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
TWIST– The Women’s Improvement Society of Tuolumne 2019 Scholarships– Due March 8th. LOCAL Multiple scholarships up to $1000 each. Must live in the Tuolumne township area. See Map. 2.0 or Greater. Seniors only. Must use funds for college or trade school. See application for further instructions (letters of rec and essay)
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarships– Due March 8, 2019. Three 4-year UC or CSU $8,000 scholarships and 3-2 year $2000 community college scholarships. If your parent or legal guardian is employed by a winegrape grower APPLY.
Perricone-Hobbin-Hodge Scholarship– Due March 8. $15,000.00
The Tuolumne County Board of Education is proud to offer one $15,000.00
scholarship ($3750 per year for up to 4 years if eligible) on behalf of the Elizabeth Hobbin Hodge Testamentary Trust Eligibility Requirements
Students must be a graduate of a Tuolumne County Public High School or
relatives of Elizabeth Hobbin Hodge
Students must be admitted and planning to attend a University of California
school as a full-time student
Students must be a freshman entering the University of California system
Applicants must submit a completed PHH scholarship application
Applicants must submit two current letters of recommendation
Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay discussing a significant high
school learning experience or project, their goals for college and their future plans
Top candidates may be asked to interview with the scholarship committee Application Deadline: Turn in all forms to Mr. Atkins by March 8
Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program– Full Ride. Due Feb 28th. See link.
Elks Vocational Trade School/Tech School Scholarship– Due by March 1st, 2019. $500-$2000 given by Sonora Elks Club for students going to directly to a career training program (Fire Academy, EMT/EMS, Cosmetology, dental hygiene, CTE programs at Columbia, nursing, etc.) ***You need a letter from Columbia or the tech school verifying they offer the program you are pursuing and that you have made contact with the school.
Adventist Health Volunteer Scholarship– UPDATED REQUIREMENTS Due March 1. $500. LOCAL. Seniors who will be preparing to work in a medically related field (major). Fill out application and mail in or give to Mr. Atkins.**
CALIFORNIA CHAPTER WOMEN IN MINING– $2500. Due March 1. The scholarship is open to anyone majoring in mining, geology, engineering or environmental fields. Please see attached application for more information
Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship– Due February 22. $500-$5000 per year. Any dependent child of a full-time, Sierra Pacific Industries employee. Applications available here on December 15th. For Seniors. FAQ’s click here
Not offered- 2018-19 Deputy David Paul Grant Memorial Scholarship. $500. Due March 14th. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement and/or Emergency Medical Training & Fire Science. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
WACE Scholarships– Due Feb 15, 2019. must apply to one of the following schools. Clarkson Univ, Drexel Univ, Johnson and Wales Univ, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Tech, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Tech. GPA 3.5 or higher GPA.
DAR Scholarship- Daughters of the American Revolution– Due Feb 15th. Multiple schoarlarships. NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education
Quarterback Club Scholarship– $500. Due Friday Feb 15th. Involvement with the football program, community service, & grades. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
VFW Post 4748 Scholarship- $500. Due February 8. LOCAL. Turn in scholarship profile and typed essay answering the prompt “What does Patriotism Mean to Me?” to Mr. Atkins
Lions Club Speech Contest- Feb 13th. Cash awards. Topic- “Freedom of Press- what does it mean?” See Mr. Atkins to sign up.
Sonora Elks Club Legacy Scholarship– Due February 1. $4000. For children and grandchildren of living Elk members in good standing.
Sonora Lions Club Student Speakers Contest- TBD. Multiple levels, $100 local and up to $21,000 national level. See Mr. Atkins to sign up. The topic is “Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?”
Alert1 Senior Scholarship– Due January 10. $250.
San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship– Due January 12, 2019. $2000 to 5 student
Rotary Making a Difference Speech Contest-TBD. Eprosen House Twain Harte. Topic is “Making a Difference”. See Mr. Atkins for More Information
The Fire: Free Speech Essay Contest– Due Dec 31. $10,000, $5,000, $1000, and $500 prizes.
Medical Assisting Scholarship Award- Due December 31. $2000 Video Essay Scholarship Competition
2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship– Due December 31, 2017. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by SeniorAdvisor.com staff.
Seattle University Full Ride– Sullivan Leadership Scholarship- $$$ Due Nov 30, 2018.
Central Valley Automotive Scholarship– Due Dec. 1, 2017.$5,000 for the Gold winner, $3,000 for Silver and $2,000 for Bronze – to a Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Calaveras or Tuolumne County high school football player. Must be high school seniors and played varsity football in Fall 2017, plan to attend a two- or four-year college full-time. 2.5 GPA.
Sonora Elks Club Most Valuable Student- Due November 15. Local $500-$1000 with potential for $12,500 per year ***Awarded more points if you have volunteered at Elks’ events. Contact Will Reich 533-2626 for more information about volunteering or help with the application. Please let Mr. Atkins know if you plan on applying. ***More than one local student can earn the ELKS most valuable. YOU DO NOT need to be a member or have family in ELKS. We had 8 from Summerville win last year. SO APPLY!
DAR Good Citizens Award- Due November 1. $500.
Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Scholarship– Due Oct. 31. $100’s local, $30,000 national. Visit the website or get an application from the office.
Coca-Cola Scholarships– Due Oct. 31. $$$
Front Porch STEM Scholarship– Due Oct 3rd to Mr. Atkins by 3pm. $4000 per year!
- Complete your high school’s standard scholarship application form (please include your
- Completion of at least three years of science and three years of math
- One-page essay answering the prompt " Why I plan to continue studying science and/or
math" (Essays can be on either math or science; they do not need to be on both)
- Reside in Tuolumne County
Applications will be ranked by (not necessarily in this order):
Science/math related extracurricular projects. Please provide detailed
information/examples where possible.
Other information provided in your high school’s standard scholarship application
- Young Arts Foundation Scholarship– Due Oct 12, 2018. $$$ For visual, design or performing artists between ages of 15-18. Cash up to $10,000. Take classes with accomplished artists.
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College Specific Scholarship
Exploring College Options– Modesto 9/16