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.

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External Scholarship Opportunities

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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


The Financial Aid Office maintains additional information on other scholarships available to FRC students. You can review the additional resources listed below, or come into the office to check out our book of scholarships. Feather River College and the College's Foundation also offers scholarship opportunities. You can review what scholarships are available and obtain the application HERE.

External Scholarship Opportunities


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

Dolman Law Group Scholarship Video Essay
The Clearwater auto accident attorneys at the Dolman Law Group, understand the value of education. We also understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, they are offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of our essay contest, the details of which can be found here.
Deadline: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gagne, Scherer $ Associates, LLC. Scholarship
The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC believe that a quality education is one of the most valuable assets for young students today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $1,200.00 college scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2015-2016 are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. Click here for more details and to apply. Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2015

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
Is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story. For information on how to apply and application requirements visit their website here.
Spring 2016 Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 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

The Levin Firm Bi-Yearly $1,000 Scholarships
At The Levin Firm, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys value education and helping those in need. We also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. We are pleased to be offering a bi-yearly (February & July) $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.  Requires 500+ word essay. For essay topic and additional information on how to apply visit their website HERE. Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2015

$1,000 College Scholarship Essay Contest
College tuition rates have skyrocketed over the past few decades, putting a significant financial strain on many college students and their families. In an effort to help students meet their financial needs, Mr. Uche’s law firm is offering a $1,000 annual scholarship to an incoming or current college student. Information about applying for this scholarship is can be found here.
Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2015

Youth Noise Scholarship Program
The contest requires that you create a 2-5 minute video in which you explain how new ideas will shape the world around us, and why education is the key to creating a brighter future. We know that you are inspired by your dreams and ideas, now is your chance to inspire us! The winner of this contest will receive a $1,000.00 university scholarship. We want to help you get the education that will transform your vision into reality. For additional information and full details of the application process visit their website here. 
Deadline: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Klamath Cattlemen's Association Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the Klamath Cattlemen’s Association to assist a Klamath Basin college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in pursuing higher education.  Only students majoring in nutrition and food management or Ag-related fields of study, including large animal veterinary medicine, which promotes the agricultural industry and economy, are eligible. Click here for their application. 
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

A significant resource of scholarship guides for undocumented students who are carving their own paths through higher education. Educators for Fair Consideration is empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship. Check out all they have to offer on their webpage at or click here to be redirected!


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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