Scholarships for Sacramento Students

Sacramento ScholarshipsSacramento Region Community Foundation Scholarships

Last week I wrote about the wealth of scholarship opportunities provided by local Community Foundations. Today, I’m sharing current scholarships available to students living in the Sacramento, California area.

If you don’t happen to live in the Sacramento, California region, don’t worry. You can easily find community foundations where you live or plan to attend college. You can google “community foundation + [your state/town]” to get a list of foundations in your area.

http://www.sacregcf.org/ (“Receive” Tab, “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu, and “Scholarships” or “Grants” Link) or for a list of current scholarships and grants: https://sacregcf.academicworks.com/

Contact Info: Sacramento Region Community Foundation, 955 University Avenue, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95825; phone: 916.921.7723; email Tina Bryce at [email protected]

Deadlines: March, April, May, and June

Award Amounts: $500 to $5,000

Eligibility: Various but primarily for residents in the Sacramento, California region

Requirements: Various

Application Link: For a full list of scholarships available, go to https://sacregcf.academicworks.com/. Once you register, you will be asked to complete a general application. Based upon your answers, the system will recommend scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for.

Scholarships from the Asian Pacific Community Fund

Asian Pacific Community FundAccording to their website: “The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is excited to partner with local donors to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.”

If you’d like to help support the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s scholarship programs, you can donate here https://apcf.org/give-today/

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

http://apcf.org/programs/scholarships/ or http://apcf.org/ (“Programs” tab and “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu)

Contact Info: Asian Pacific Community Fund, 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017; phone: 213.624.6400 (extension 6); email: Kristle Domondon, Scholarship Coordinator at [email protected]

Deadline: March 31

Award Amount: $2,000 (10 Awarded; Renewable)

Eligibility: High school seniors who reside in California, plan to attend a California State University or Californian Community college as a first-year student); GPA 3.0, have a household income at or below California State Low-Income Level; no ethnicity requirement

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Community Service Advisor or Supervisor Recommendation (see form here: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-recommendation/)

Application Link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-application/

Taiwanese American Scholarship

http://tascholarshipfund.org/

Contact Info: Asian Pacific Community Fund, 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017; phone: 213.624.6400 (extension 6); email: Kristle Domondon, Scholarship Coordinator at [email protected]

Deadline: March 31

Award Amount: $2,500 (14 Awarded)

Eligibility: High school seniors and college freshmen, US citizen, direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen, plan to attend a college or university as a first or second year student, 3.0 GPA, have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low-Income Level, any major

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, 3 References

Application Link: https://apcf.wufoo.com/forms/w1vvvnv01tkfway/

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Marie Calderilla Scholarship

Marie Calderilla ScholarshipMarie Calderilla Scholarship

http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships or http://www.siliconvalleycf.org (“Our Scholarships”

Contact Info: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Atten: Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship, 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94040; phone: 650.450.5400; email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 13

Award Amount: Up to $20,000 (paid over 3-4 years; must meet renewal requirements; Up to 5 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female student pursuing first Undergraduate degree or certificate; demonstrated financial hardship; serious about improving her life through education; US citizen or eligible non-citizens (include US legal residents and AB 540 students); and San Mateo or Santa Clara county graduating High School Senior or current San Mateo or Santa Clara county resident planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District. Finalists must interview with the Selection Committee.

Requirements: Online Application, Personal Statement, Official Transcript, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Proof of US citizenship or residency status, and a copy of FAFSA or SAR or California Dream Act Application (no hard copies).

Application Link: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/resources

The Curry Award

The Curry Award for Girls & Young WomenThe Curry Award for Girls & Young Women

http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships or http://www.siliconvalleycf.org (“Grants” Tab and “Scholarships” from drop-down menu)

Contact Info: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94040; phone: 650.450.5400; email: [email protected]

Deadline: February 27

Award Amount: $1,000 (Renewable; up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Women aged 16 to 26; current resident of San Mateo County; US citizen; demonstrated financial hardship; current graduating Senior or High School graduate or GED. Young women who are self-motivated, need financial support, and attempt to achieve despite tremendous obstacles. Young women who have dropped out of school for reasons beyond their control or who have undergone unusual hardships to remain in school are encouraged to apply. The selection committee considers additional circumstances related to possible ethnic or racial discrimination, physical disability, or the choice of a non-traditional area of study.

Requirements: Application Form, 2 Letters of Reference, Transcript, Personal Statement, SAR or Tax Returns, and Proof of citizenship and Legal Residency.

Application Link: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships