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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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' so stay away from scholarship scams. For more information go to www.FTC.gov/scholarshipscams

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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

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EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Plumas County Employee Association Scholarship
The Plumas County Employee Association is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to all High School students graduating in 2016.  This application is also open to College Students that will be continuing their education in the fall of 2016.  Scholarships will be awarded for:  Continuing their education at a 2 or 4 year accredited college; Vocational or technical school; or other accredited post-secondary program. Application Deadline Date: May 27, 2016

Generation Progress (formerly Campus Progress): Scholarships for Undocumented Students|Generation Progress gives undocumented students access to scholarships with upcoming deadlines. These opportunities are open to undocumented students who should have the opportunity to compete for resources that would make their educational dreams a reality. Don't delay, APPLY TODAYDeadline: Varies 

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

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 http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html or click here to be redirected to their website. Click here to Sign Up for E4FC's email newsletter list. 

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").

Scholarship Resource Webpage
American Indian College Fund http://www.collegefund.org/content/scholarships
American Indian Science and Engineering Society http://www.aises.org/scholarships
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html
BigFuture by The CollegeBoard https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Bureau of Indian Education http://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/
CareerOneStop (U.S. Dept. of Labor Scholarship Search Tool) http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/
CollegeData https://www.collegedata.com/
CollegeFunds.net http://collegefunds.net/
College Greenlight https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
CollegeNET https://www.collegenet.com
CollegeScholarships.com http://collegescholarships.com/
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html
FastWeb http://www.fastweb.com/
FinAid Scholarships http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/
GoCollege http://www.gocollege.com/
GoodCall http://www.goodcall.com/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) http://www.maldef.org/about/index.html
MyScholly.com http://home.myscholly.com/#scholly
Nevada's Millennium Scholarship http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Home/
Peterson's Award Database https://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx
SallieMae https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/
Scholarships.com https://www.scholarships.com/
Student Scholarship Search http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/
The Gates Millennium Scholars http://www.gmsp.org/
UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships https://scholarships.uncf.org/
UNIGO https://www.unigo.com/
Wal-Mart http://corporate.walmart.com/_foundation_/associate-scholarships

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