Scholarship Tools & Tips

Searching & applying for scholarships takes some time but can return much needed cash for school. Here are a few tools to get you started.

Will I Get One?

Some think that because scholarships are competitive that they are impossible to get, however some have requirements that are easy to meet and possibly not even based on academics. Although some may have easy requirements, following their directions precisely is vital to your application. Also, stay within the application time frame; the earlier you submit, the better.

Real Or Scam?

Received an e-mail from someone who will guarantee you a scholarship, but charge you $50? Scholarships will always be free, you should never have to pay. You should never give any personal information unless you are 100% sure you know who you are dealing with. Scholarships are also never 'guaranteed'; stay away from scholarship scams.For more information go to www.FTC.gov/scholarshipscams

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Financial Aid Office maintains information on other scholarships available to FRC students, check out our wall in the lobby or come into the office for assistance.

Feather River College & Feather River College Foundation Scholarships

2015-16 APPLICATION - AVAILABLE NOW!
This application is used to apply for the scholarships listed in the table below.

CONTINUING FRC STUDENTS & STUDENTS TRANSFERRING TO FRC

SCHOLARSHIP
NAME
CRITERIA
ANNUAL
AMOUNT

Osher Scholarship

Osher Criteria:
Applicants must have completed 24 or more degree applicable semester units (or the equivalent) at the time of the initial scholarship disbursement, and must be receiving the BOG waiver. Priority will be given to applicants with financial need.

Recipients must be enrolled at least ½ time (6 or more units) during all semesters in which the award remains active.

Recipients may receive a maximum cumulative award of $3000 of Osher and/or College Scholarships at FRC.

Up to $1000; will be pro-rated based on enrollment; payable up to  $500 per semester

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP
NAME
CRITERIA
ANNUAL
AMOUNT

Agriculture/Equine Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and priority will be given to Agriculture students participating in the Equine Studies courses.  The personal essay must describe the applicant’s drive and desire for working in the horse industry and be at least two pages in length.

Up to $800; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Bill Peters Legacy Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and must have a declared major in Agriculture, Art, or Environmental Studies.

Up to $500; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Bob Schoensee Leadership Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and must demonstrate leadership qualities.

Up to $300; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

George T. McNulty Legacy Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above)

Up to $575; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Larry Gonsalves Memorial Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above)

Up to $375; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Max Benton Memorial Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and must have a declared major in Culinary Arts.

Up to $300; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Pat Buckner Legacy Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and must be accepted into Vocational Nursing program.

Up to $500; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

Phil Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Osher Criteria (see above) and priority will be given to environmental studies students participating in the hatchery and fisheries courses.  The personal essay must describe the applicant’s drive and desire for working with natural resources and be at least two pages in length.

Up to $600; will be pro-rated based on enrollment

For New & Continuing FRC Students

SCHOLARSHIP
NAME
CRITERIA
ANNUAL
AMOUNT

Schramel Family
(in memory of Paul Francis Schramel)

Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher (high school and/or college).

Priority is given to Indian Valley residents.

$1,000 payable at $500 per semester

Schoensee Family

Applicants must be enrolled full-time.

$500 payable at $250 per semester

CSEA –
CA State Employees Assoc. #712

Applicants must be enrolled in 12 units or more at FRC and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate community and/or school involvement through their personal essay.

$500 payable at $250 per semester

For Continuing FRC Students

SCHOLARSHIP
NAME
CRITERIA
ANNUAL
AMOUNT

Academic Senate

Applicants must have completed at least 20 degree applicable units at FRC at the time of the initial scholarship disbursement, must be enrolled full-time and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. One of the two letters of reference MUST be from an FRC faculty member.

$500 payable at $250 per semester

Faculty Union

Applicants must be enrolled full time and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

$300 payable in the fall semester

Rose Cortez Memorial

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 units or more at FRC, must be enrolled full-time and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the initial scholarship disbursement.  One letter of reference must be from an FRC staff or faculty member and one from a professional reference (e.g. high school teacher, administrator, employer, clergyman, community organizer, etc.)

Recipients must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA during both semesters in which the award remains active.

$500 payable at $250 per semester

 

Change a Life Foundation:
2015 Emancipated Youth Scholarship

Awarded to 12th grade public high school students entering a 4-year university OR California Community College student ready to transfer to a 4-year University with a minimum GPA of 2.75 from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade – OR cumulative GPA of 2.5 for community college courses.
Click here for additional scholarship criteria and to review scholarship flyer.

FRC Rodeo Scholarship
Awarded to members of the Rodeo Team based on performance, academics and student need. For more information contact Jesse Segura at (530) 283-0202 ext. 306

SuretyBonds.com Scholarship
SuretyBonds.com understands the value small businesses add not only to our economy but also to the communities we live and work in. So, to show our appreciation, we're paying it forward by establishing a nationwide scholarship program to reward students who have personal experience with small business.
For more information and to Apply CLICK HERE.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2015

The Wildlife Society Sacramento-Shasta Chapter Scholarship Fund
There are a selection of scholarships and grants available to students, amounts from $500 up to $1,000 for an academic year may be awarded and may be renewed. Student must be Undergraduate or Graduate pursuing a major in Wildlife Biology/Wildlife Management, or a field that is closely related.
Click here for application!
DEADLINE: December 1 & June 1 of each year

Plumas District Hospital Volunteers Scholarship
The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers is made up of over 100 members. Since their inception in 1978, they have donated over $300,000 for the hospital from various fund raisers as well as the proceeds from The Bargain Boutique.
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 15, 2015
For more information and to obtain an application click here.

NEW ! A.W. Bodine - Sunkist Growers Scholarship
The A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Arthur W. Bodine, a distinguished director of Sunkist Growers and a respected agricultural leader, to provide funds for undergraduate students from agricultural backgrounds who are in need of financial assistance to further their educations. Click here for scholarship qualifications and the application.
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Many scholarship opportunities exist from several hundreds to several thousands. Don't be discouraged! You are encouraged to use the list of resources below to research and apply for the scholarship(s) that interest you. By using the internet you can also do a basic search for other scholarship opportunities but remember, DO NOT PAY to apply for a scholarship (this is usually a key indicator of a "scholarship scam").

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