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.

Avoiding Financial Aid Fraud Fact Sheet

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 SCHOLARSHIP APP

Use this application 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

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

NEW! 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

NEW! 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

NEW! 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

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. For more information and to obtain an application click here.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Thursday, April 30, 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

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

NEW! 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

NEW! $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

 

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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