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Financial Aid/Scholarships

*The Orestimba Scholarship Community Association (TOSCA Scholarship)- Postmarked deadline March 31, 2020
TOSCA scholarships is now available to Orestimba High School Students and Graduates. TOSCA scholarships provide opportunities for continued education through academic excellence. Individual scholarships range from $250 to $3,000 per academic year. Scholarships are based on a combination of academic achievement and involvement within the community and school. Volunteer work and employment are also considered. Eligibility for graduating high school seniors:
•Applying to an academic scholarship to a four-year university (BA/BS degree) must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
•Applying to an academic scholarship to a two-year community college, or vocational/technical institution must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
•GPA used for awarding is the unweighted Academic GPA as verified and calculated by student’s Official Transcript. 
For more information, please visit: http://www.toscascholarships.org/apps.php
To apply, click on the PDF document: TOSCA Application PDF

*Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program - Deadline Dec 6, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. 
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. We provide these scholarships to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace.
Eligibility: Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:
Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
Be enrolled as a high school senior
Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. 
Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020 – 2021 academic year
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Demonstrate financial need
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Awards: The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 school year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500. Apply here!

*BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation Scholars Program - Deadline December 15, 2019
WHO CAN APPLY: High School Seniors, BK® Employees, Children, Spouses or Partners of Employees
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE: $1,000 - $50,000 in Scholarships
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Be from the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Have a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement

*National College Resources Foundation Presents: Black College Expo- Deadline Jan 27, 2020 11:00PM PST and Student must be present at  Expo on Feb 8, 2020 in Oakland. 
Looking for Juniors and Seniors to participate. Win Scholarship money by writing an essay on.... "Why is a college education important to me?" More details are available on their website at: www.thecollegeexpo.org.
Click here for more information about scholarship requirements.

*2020 Youth On Course College Scholarship - Deadline Feb 17, 2020 11:00pm PST
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. $4,000 - $20,000 scholarship available. To be considered for a scholarship, you must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are both need and merit based. You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded, you need to be a member of Youth on Course- you can join today at youthoncourse.org/joinStudents who are interested, please apply at: https://youthoncourse.org/scholarships/

*Farmland Working Group Scholarship - Postmarked Deadline Feb 21, 2020 
Farmland Working Group has an annual competitive scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Stanislaus and Merced Counties. The deadline for submission by the third Friday in February. Late applications will not be considered. The scholarship amount is $500. Applications can be returned by mail to: P.O. Box 948, Turlock, CA 95381, or by E-mail to: Scholarships@farmlandworkinggroup.org. Below is the scholarship application form in both pdf and word format for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Cover Letter
PDF Application
DOC Application

*2020 Rotary North-South Scholarship - Deadline Feb 28, 2020 
2020 Rotary North-South Football Scholarship is ready for all graduating, college bound high school seniors.
AMOUNT: We will be awarding at least 45 - $1,000 scholarships.
ELIGIBILITY: any graduating student (male or female) (this is not just for football players)
Must be planning on attending a 4-year or 2-year accredited college
HOW TO APPLY: Please fill out one of the applications below and follow the steps for submission. 
PDF Application
DOC Application 

*Tom Mellis Memorial Scholarship Award (2020) - Deadline Sun. March 1, 2020, 8:59 PST
By The Sportsman of Stanislaus Club a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one or more high school seniors who actively participate in varsity sports, show outstanding leadership in community service and school activities, and demonstrate scholastic achievement.
Interviews will be required and will be scheduled at the beginning of April.
https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/tom-mellis-memorial-scholarship-award-2020/4633 

*Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs - Deadline March 2, 2020
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000.
Who Can Apply? Incoming or current college students of any ethnic background. However, many of the scholarships are designated for Asian students with financial need. Student must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated.
For more information visit: www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships (see website for complete criteria and application deadlines) Scholarship specific information can be found here: Eligibility Criteria

*California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation - Deadline Postmarked by March 6, 2020
For high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are employees of a California Winegrape Grower. 
Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system. The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college. Students may study the subject of their choice. 
To apply, click here: PDF Application
For more information visit: http://cawgfoundation.org/

*Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship - Due March 15, 2020 
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS: THE “ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION” OFFERS $400.00 SCHOLARSHIPS TO ROMAN CATHOLIC GRADUATING SENIORS OF ITALIAN DESCENT
Who have a Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2  (Calculated from Gr. 9 to 1st qtr. or sem. of Gr. 12.)
If either Roman Catholic parent or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation,” applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent, or live where Branches are established, to qualify. 
Informational Flyer
Scholarship Application

*Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) Scholarship - Due March 16, 2020 
Parent Institute for Quality Education 2020 Scholarship Application for High School Graduates
A maximum of ten $500 scholarships will be awarded to Stanislaus County high school graduates.
Requirements: Applicant must be a (1) graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and (2) student of a parent who graduated from a PIQE program.
Deadline: The completed application form and personal statement must be postmarked or submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to the PIQE office at 3641 Mitchell Road Suite H, Ceres, CA, 95307 PIQE telephone: 209-238-9496. Apply here: PIQE Scholarship Application

*Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2020
The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.
Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. While not required, working or volunteering at organizations that increase mental health awareness, provide mental health support, or research mental health solutions will be a plus on student applications. Students can view eligibility requirements and apply by visiting the link provided: APPLY NOW

*The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2020
The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public-at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!


Helpful Web Pages 

Stanislaus County Office of Education-College Awareness
Click here to find information about colleges, training, financial aid, and more. http://www.stancoe.org/division/administrative-services/college-and-career-planning/scholarships-links

Merced College Scholarship Web Page
Please visit the link below for scholarships available to incoming Merced College students: http://www.mccd.edu/resources/financialaid/scholarships.html

CSU Stanislaus Scholarship Web Page
Please visit the link below for scholarships available to high school students who are plannong on attending CSU Stanislaus: http://www.csustan.edu/financial-aid-scholarship/scholarship-information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov

Federal Student Aid https://studentaid.ed.gov/

California Student Aid Commission www.csac.ca.gov

California Student Aid Commission for Cal-Grants http://www.calgrants.org/

DREAM ACT
The DREAM ACT Application is for students that are classified as AB540/undocumented students. For more information and help, please visit the OHS Counseling Center. https://dream.csac.ca.gov

Consumer Affairs Student Loan Information 
This website features hundreds of verified consumer reviews and is available as a free resource for students; explanations of different types of loans and their benefits. $2,000 (multiple). https://www.consumeraffairs.com/

Additional helpful financial aid websites and information

FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION ABOUT VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, VISIT THE COUNSELING CENTER or student's can check their school email.