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. (“Receive” Tab, “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu, and “Scholarships” or “Grants” Link) or for a list of current scholarships and grants:

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 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

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program or (“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:

Application Link:

Taiwanese American Scholarship

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:

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AAUW Academic Awards

AAUW Academic AwardsAAUW Academic Awards

Each year, AAUW Port Townsend, through its philanthropic organization, the University Women‘s Foundation of East Jefferson County, has offered a tuition scholarship to a woman working to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree. This endowed scholarship is given in memory of writer, musician, and exceptional leader Elmira K. Beyer, a founding member of the University Women‘s Foundation.

Contact Info: UWF Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 644, Port Townsend, WA 98368; email link:

Deadline: March 8

Award Amount: Up to $9,000

Eligibility: Women who have completed at least one full year of college, has maintained residence in East Jefferson County, WA for at least the past 2 years, and is planning to seek  a degree from a 4-year college or university.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Sunflower Initiative Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

The Sunflower Initiative’s Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship or (“Scholarship” tab)

Contact Info: The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship, The Sunflower Initiative, c/o Lee Calizo, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250; email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $10,000 (Renewable)

Eligibility: Female graduating high school seniors, women who have matriculated at college, but left prior to the completion of the first semester, and early college applicants. Women who have completed one semester of college or more are NOT eligible. Women planning to attend a woman’s college.

Requirements: Online Application, Essay, Official Test Scores, Official Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation, and Resume (optional)

Application Link:

Barbara McBride Memorial Scholarship

Barbara McBride Memorial ScholarshipBarbara McBride Memorial Scholarship (list of available scholarships) or (select “Foundation” tab, select “Scholarships” next to the description of “Foundation Programs”)

Contact Info: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation, P.O. Box 702740, Tulsa, OK 74170-2740; phone: 918.497.4618; email: Bernadette Ward at [email protected]

Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: Scholarships range from $500 to $14,000 (average is $2,500)

Eligibility: Female student pursuing a college curriculum directed toward a career in Applied Geophysics or a closely related field such as Geosciences, Physics, Geology, or Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Requirements: Online Application, Current Transcripts, 2 Faculty Letters of Recommendation, Short Essay, and SAT/ACT Scores.

Application Link:; Application Process and Tips can be found at:

Note: While this scholarship is specifically for women, when you submit your application, you will automatically be considered for other SEG scholarships where you meet the eligibility criteria. Male students are also encouraged to submit an application to the SEG Foundation. They also offer scholarships for High School students, Undergraduates, and Graduate School students as well as students from countries all over the world.