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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2019-2020 Scholarship Season
Scholarships posted below are by due date.
If there is red lettering there is a link to an application and/or more information.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES FOR MANY ARE POSTPONED- You may continue to email in applications to Mr. Atkins or submit them directly to the organization if that is an option.
MESOTHELIOMA CANCER VICTIMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Each entry must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the scholarship:
- Must be accepted to a US-based four-year university or college for any field of study (scholarship funds will be dispersed directly to your school)
- Must provide two letters of recommendation specific to this scholarship
- You may submit either a written essay or video
- Written essay must be between 800-1,250 words
- Video essay must be a 2-3 minute YouTube video
- YouTube videos must link back to https://www.baronandbudd.com/mesothelioma-lawyers/scholarships/
- Cannot be an employee or family member of an employee of Baron & Budd
- Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 16, 2020
PAST DUE 2019-20
CAST SCHOLARSHIP– DUE MAY 13th. 2 $1000 scholarships. SEE LINK.
- Applicant Criteria
- Currently enrolled as Summerville High or Connections Academy senior
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Pursuit of higher education – do not need to major in the arts
GUIDICI and MILLER FUND SCHOLARSHIP (ELKS)- Due April 24. $$$ Local. Please email your scholarship profile to Todd Simonson
Twain Harte Soroptimist Scholarship- Due April 24. Multiple awards. $$$ LOCAL. Seniors only. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins.
Elks Vocational Trade School/Tech School Scholarship– Due by April 24th EXTENDED, 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
That is defined as a two-year or less vocational/technical program culminating in a terminal Associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s degree). Students planning to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.
Examples of courses approved recently are:
- 6 month Police Academy
- 13 month Cosmetology
- 3 month Electrical Lineman
- 13 month Veterinary Technology
- 2 year Fire Science
Robert Caldera Construction, Inc. – Due May 1. $500 scholarship to a graduating senior planning to attend a trade school or planning to participate as an apprentice in the construction trades during the 2020/2021 academic year. Please email their scholarship student profile to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 1. Decision will be based upon student’s passion to pursue a career in the construction industry first and other trades as needed. Scholarship to cover costs of trade school enrollment, books, and/or tools; scholarship can also cover costs of tool start-up costs for a student/apprentice.
TPRD Scholarships– $250 each. April 17. 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 April 17. $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 April 17. For students who volunteer and make a difference. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Omega Nu Scholarship–Due March by April 17. 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. Turn in to Mr. Atkins
Columbia College Get More Math Scholarship– Due April 17. $2,400 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.
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
ongoing compliance. Sign and turn in last page of application
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
or certification? Complete your high school’s standard scholarship application and turn in to Mr. Atkins.
Please don’t staple applications:) Paper clip all documents together
TUD Scholarship– Due April 17. $$$$ LOCAL. NEW!
1) Plan to study at Columbia College to pursue a degree in: Natural Resources, Water Resources
Management or Geographic Information Systems.
2) Be considered a full-time student at Columbia College, 12 units or more.
3) Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
4) Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, etc. with this application.
5) Attach a paragraph (250 words or less) that describes why you have an interest in this field of
Twain Harte Rotary Scholarship- Due April 17. $$$. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins. Community service, strong academics preferred. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Twain Harte Rotary Vocational Scholarship- Due April 17. $$$. For students pursuing a vocational school or trade school (cosmetology, fire, nursing, dental hygiene, etc.) Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarship– $500-$3000. Due by April 17th to:
By Mail: Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference
Ted James – Scholarship Chairman
P.O. Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049-6014
By Email: email@example.com
Yosemite Community Scholarship– Due April 17th.
To be eligible to apply for and receive a Yosemite Community Scholarship, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Graduating from high school between September 2019 and August 2020.
- At least one of the following:
- At least one parent or guardian has 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.
Major Lucas Gruenther Memorial Scholarship– Due April 17, 2020. $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.
AAUW Scholarship– Due April 17. 1 scholarship for female going to 4 year. 1 for female going to Columbia. Two letters of recommendation required. See both links. Essay required as well. See link. Due to Mr. Atkins. AAUW will read applications and choose candidates to interview on April 9th. Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Institute Alexander Hamilton Scholarship– $500. Due April 17. Sponsored by Liberty Institute USA, Sonora, CA. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins. Interest in politics, history, conservative preferred.
Bear Boosters Scholarship– Due April 17. $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
Ron Arington Memorial Scholarship– Due April 17. 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.
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 (in the rabbit, poultry,
and/or goat show) within four years of applying for the scholarship.
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 is sent after proof of enrollment is received.
Bob and Joan Miller Memorial Scholarship– Due April 1st. $1000. LOCAL
Selection criteria are:
Applicant must be graduating from a Tuolumne County high school.
Applicant must be an active 4-H or FFA member at time of graduation.
Applicant must have shown small livestock (in the goat, poultry, or rabbit show) at the
Mother Lode Fair within four years of application.
Applicant must be continuing their education at a college or junior college.
The written application shall be made using the format below. It must be in ink or typed and
may not exceed three pages. Spelling and punctuation are considered.
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.
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.)
Armenian Genocide Awareness– Due April 6- $1000-500. The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2020 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in ninth through twelfth grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide. All winners will be awarded scholarships and a trip to Sacramento to be acknowledgedat the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day during a press conference on April 27, 2020. Winners will be contacted directly and announced
to mainstream and Armenian media by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on
April 17, 2020. Original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if selected
as a finalist for possible display in the California State Capitol. Scholarship awards are
$1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place in each contest.
Instructions and criteria for the contests are in the news release available at
. Students may enter both contests, but submissions must be entered separately
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California– Due March 20. $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.
Aspen Street Architects Scholarship- Vincent Lee Memorial- Due March 13. $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.
Bass Family Scholarship- Due March 13th. $400. For relatives of current or retired fire service members. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Bill Gerber Sr. Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. $150. For student-athletes that have played varsity sports at Summerville. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Black Oak Casino Scholarship- Due March 13th. $1000. For a dependent of a Black Oak Casino Employee. Type a one page personal statement and turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Bruce Paxton Memorial– Due March 16th. $1000. Students pursuing a 2 year or 4 year degree in Music. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Bryce Matthew Sanguinetti Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13th. $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.
Captain John T. Berger Scholarship- Due March 13th. $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.
Clarke Broadcasting Scholarship- $2000 ($500 x 4 years). Due March 13. Students attending a four year school. Preference to students interested in journalism or broadcasting. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Chris Anderson Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. $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
Father Gilmartin Memorial Scholarship– Young Ladies’ Institute Patricia #79- Due March 10 (postmarked March 13). $750. LOCAL. Must be postmarked by March 3. See the attached application.
Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship– Due March 12. Up to $6600
Lori Briscoe Memorial Scholarship- $450. Due March 13th. Female student pursuing higher education. Academics, athletics, and need. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Earl and Mary Purdy Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. 2 x$250 for students who have been involved in music and are pursuing a career in music. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Emigrant Basin Pack and Social Club- Due March 13th. $500 for students pursuing a career in ag or the environment. Turn in profile to Mr. Atkins
Eva Schicke Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13th. $500. Student pursuing a FIRE SCIENCE career/major. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Deputy David Paul Grant Memorial Scholarship- $500. Due March 13th. Students pursuing a career in law enforcement and/or Emergency Medical Training & Fire Science. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Friday Night Live/Jeff Vasallo Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. $1000. For students who have been involved in Friday Night Live. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Gilbert Poulter Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. $1000. For students pursuing a STEM related career/major. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
HealthLit Now Scholarship- Due March 13th. $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
Jennie Evans Scholarship– Due March 13. $500. For students pursuing a business degree. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Kiwanis Club Vocational Scholarship- Due March 13. $500. LOCAL. Students pursuing a trade, tech school, or career training. Scholarship Profile due to Mr. Atkins.
Restivo Music Scholarship- Due March 13th. $500. Students currently involved in music. Student continuing as a music student in college. ESSAY- Why Music is important to you and the community? Profile and essay due to Mr. Atkins
Homer Latimer Scholarship- Due March 13. $1000. Students going straight to a 4 year university. Academics and financial need. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
James O. Dale Scholarship- $1000. Due March 13. 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 13. For students who graduated from Jamestown Elementary. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Jim Baldrige Memorial Scholarship- $1000. Due March 13. 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
Lil Dawson, Winifred Black, Big Oak REbekah Lodge #259– $1000. Due March 13. For students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree. MUST live in zip codes 95321 or 95305. Scholarship profile with correct address due to Mr. Atkins
Lyle C. Scott Scholarship- $1000. Due March 13th. Students pursuing a vocational/technical school (cosmetology, fire, dental, nursing, etc.) Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Martha Barnes Memorial Scholarship- $10,000. Due March 13. Female student pursuing a career/degree in a non-traditional field. Going straight to a 4 year school. Clearly indicate career/major you are pursuing and why in profile. Profile due to Mr. Atkins.
Mitchell Dahl Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship- $250. Due March 13th. For a student pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. Scholarship profile and brief description of why you are pursuing a career in law enforcement due to Mr. Atkins.
Smyth-Bolter Post 58- American Legion Scholarship– Due March 13th. $500. LOCAL. Multiple scholarships. Seniors. See application for further instructions. Requires proof of relative’s veteran status (DD form 214), letters of rec, etc.
Sonora Elementary School Graduate- $500. Due March 13th. For students who graduated from Sonora Elementary. Scholarship profile due to Mr. Atkins
Summerville Elementary Alumni Scholarship- Due March 13. Awards vary. Avg. $100. For students who graduated from Summerville Elementary School. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Teleli Women’s Weekenders Golf Scholarship- $$$$. Due March 13. 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
Teresa Mary Thors Scholarship- Due March 13th. $500. For a student with a disability or dependent of an adult with a disability. Please explain situation in your scholarship profile and turn in to Mr. Atkins
Terry Campbell Loshalegro Scholarship- Two $500 scholarships. Due March 13. Student demonstrating loving, sharing, learning and growing throughout high school. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Bar Association (TCBA)- Patrick Angermiller Memorial Scholarship- $500-1000. Due March 13. 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
Tuolumne County Farm Bureau- Due March 13th. $500. For students pursuing a career in the ag industry. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Tennis Association- $200. Due March 13. One male and one female varsity tennis player from Summerville selected. Profile due to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse- Due March 13th. $500. Students pursuing an ag related career. Turn in scholarship profile to Mr. Atkins
Tuolumne County Deputy Sheriff’s Association- $500. Due March 17. Students interested in pursuing a career in law.
Sierra Quilt Guild– Due March 13th. $500. Students pursuing a career in textile or fiber art/sewing. Separate application required. Turn in scholarship profile and application to Mr. Atkins
Twain Harte Horsemen Scholarship- $500. Due March 13. 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
Wes and Ruth Wyllie Memorial Art Scholarship- Due March 13th. $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 email@example.com
Perricone-Hobbin-Hodge Scholarship– Due March 13. $15,000.00. Turn in to Mr. Atkins
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 13
These Scholarships require the scholarship profile AND an essay.
E Clampus Vitus Ron Smith Memorial Scholarship- Due March 13. $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
Vietnam Veteran’s of America- Chapter 391 Scholarship– LOCAL Postmarked by March 13. 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. An essay, 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. Two letters of recommendation.
- One from a teacher or other school official. (teacher, counselor, coach) b. One from either an employer or another adult, but not a family member.
2. Mail the completed application package to the address below. postmarked no later than March 13, 2020.
VVA Chapter 391- ATTN: Scholarship Program Chair, PO Box 5391 Sonora, CA 95370
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
Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Iota Epsilon Chapter- Due March 13. 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. (Not offered this year)
TWIST– The Women’s Improvement Society of Tuolumne 2019 Scholarships- Due March 6th. 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)
Children of Marines Scholarships– Due March 3. $1000’s.
CIF Spirit of Sport –Deadline: February 24, 2020
Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship– Due February 28. $500-$6500 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
Sierra Music Scholarship– Due February 28. $400-500. Please read requirements online carefully. Winners will be asked to perform at the April 19, 2020 Red CHurch concert at 3pm. Auditions are March 22.
Signal Services Scholarship- Due March 1. $250. Semi-Local (Angels Camp).
Signal Service is grateful for the bravery of first responders serving communities in times of need. Their families, whose sacrifice sometimes goes unnoticed, deserve recognition as well. 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 also have each student submit their transcript and any extracurricular activities they have done the last 4 years.
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.
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.**
Quarterback Club Scholarship– $500. Due Friday Feb 14th. Involvement with the football program, community service, & grades.
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
CIF Scholar-Athlete Award application. Due February 10. The two State winners (1 boy and 1 girl) will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and the 20 Section winners (1 boy and 1 girl per CIF Section) will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship– Due January 11, 2020. $2000. Scholarships are awarded to students
interested in enrolling in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) at the university or college of the student’s choice. Some scholarships maybe restricted to a specific program of
Lions Club Speech Contest- $100’s local. District winners. $4500. Area winners $11,000. Topic is “Homelessness in California; What is the Solution?” 5-10 minute speech. Note cards okay. Contest is February 12 at noon. Sign up with Mr. Atkins email@example.com
Sonora Elks Club Legacy Scholarship– Due January 31, 2020. $4000. For children and grandchildren of living Elk members in good standing.
How has Cancer Impacted Your Life– Essay Contest- Due November 22. $2500. See link for details.
Coca Cola National Scholarships– Due Oct 31.
American Academy of First Aid/CPR– Due Oct 1. $1500
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!
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.
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.
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