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Scholarship Information

 

Scholarships are FREE money to pay for college & they do not just come to you….

YOU must carry the responsibility of seeking them out & applying!

 

  • Start your search! Set aside time for searching online and working on applications.
  • Check with parents and grandparent’s employers. Many companies have scholarships specifically for their employee’s dependents.
  • Start asking teachers, counselors, family friend professionals, employers, church leaders and other adults that know you for letters of recommendation. (Make sure to use the request form under the counseling tab. Hard copies are in the counseling office as well) and give the person at least two weeks’ advance notice.
  • Write a solid essay! Chances are, you may be able to use the same essay (or a variation of it) for multiple scholarship applications. Don’t forget to proofread!
 
 
EXETER Scholarships!
Our community has very generous donors; many businesses, organizations, and families give away scholarships every year to EUHS students. Last year over 150 scholarships were given! In February, you will receive a packet that includes a list and all instructions for applying. All applications will be turned in to Mrs. Montes and winners will be announced at Academic Award Night on May 4th.
 

 

 

STATE, COUNTY, & OTHER OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS: 

 

 

Edison Scholars 2020 Scholarship   

https://energized.edison.com/edison-scholars-2020-applications-open

  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • plan to go into a STEM major at a four year college
  • financial need 

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 16TH

 

 

Burger King Scholarship  

www.burgerkingscholarship.com

  • high school senior planning to attend college

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15TH

 

 

National FFA Scholarship Program

www.ffa.org/participate/scholarships

  • many scholarships available 
  • create an account and view a list of Agriculture related scholarships

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15TH 

 

 

E.M. Tharp & World Ag Expo Scholarship  

worldagexpo.com/scholarships

  • high school senior planning to attend a four year university
  • planning a career in Agriculture

DEADLINE: JANUARY 17TH

 

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship  

www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants

  • high school senior planning to attend a four year university
  • show leadership potential & demonstrate dedication to community service
  • must be in financial need
  • have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 on math & reading sections or ACT score of 21

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST 

 

 

Christermon Foundation Scholarship  

www.christermon.com

  • must be a child/grandchild of persons who currently hold full time employment with, or are a proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor license.
  • demonstrates outstanding community service
  • planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15TH 

 

 

Tulare County College Night Scholarship  

cnsa.tcoe.org/welcome

  • planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college
  • exceptional leadership skills & community service involvement
  • must have a 3.0 GPA
  • demonstrate financial need 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28TH 

 

 

Sons of Italy in America-Grand Lodge of California & Western Foundation Scholarship  

www.osiaca.org/scholarships

  • must be wholly or partially of Italian decent
  • must be enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college or trade school

DEADLINE: MARCH 1ST 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL Scholarships!

 

“There’s an APP for that!”Scholly Search, Scholarship Owl, Fast Web are some apps that search for you. Download, create a profile, answer questions specific to you and the app will search databases to match you with scholarships you can apply for.

 

Websites – you can also register & create a profile through websites that will filter a search for you and email you scholarships that you qualify for. Here are a few….(keep in mind these are national scholarships, so your competition is United States wide.)

 

                          www.myscholly.com 

                        www.scholarships.com

                        www.collegexpress.com

                     

    KEEP IN MIND THESE ARE NATIONAL! YOUR COMPETITION WILL BE UNITED STATES WIDE.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TIPS

1. Check Your Prospective Schools
Go to their website or call the financial aid office. If you meet the qualifications, find out how to apply. Don't assume that by applying for admission, you're applying for scholarships. It's often a separate process. Be aware that scholarship deadlines can be different from those set for the college admission application. Raising your GPA and test scores in high school will help increase your chances of earning merit aid.

 

 

2. Be Aware of Scholarship Deadlines
Deadlines vary by scholarship. To stay organized and keep track of due dates, we recommend keeping a calendar, and making your earliest deadline the deadline for all of your applications. Finally (and this cannot be stressed enough), do not miss deadlines. You'll have no recourse if your application arrives late, and you will have zero chance of receiving that award.
 
A word of caution: You should never pay money to investigate scholarships. Scholarship providers don't offer their awards to students who pay to find them; they offer them to all students.

 

 

College of the Sequoias scholarship application is now open for Seniors attending COS in FALL 2020!

 

Instructions to Apply:

All incoming (high school students) without a COS Banner ID will create an account and login on subsequent site visits via Scholarship Manager.

Incoming students who have a COS Banner ID will login via their My Giant single sign-on portal and select Foundation Scholarship.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or visit cos.edu/scholarships for more information.

 

DEADLINE to apply:

November 25, 2019