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


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 studentsYou can review available college and foundation scholarships and obtain the application here.

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COMEVO (Communication Evolved) Scholarship
Comevo, Inc. is giving away 4 new scholarships for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. Comevo is taking applications online starting June 1, 2016 through their online application portal.

  • 2 - $1,000 scholarships to Community College students
    2 -  $2,000 scholarships to 4 year University students 
Scholarship Rules & Eligibility Requirements Scholarship Application 

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 Riley Larranaga 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 or click here to be redirected to their website. Click here to Sign Up for E4FC's email newsletter list. 

disABLEDperson, Inc. 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

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disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 31, 2017 for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)!

To participate, follow these simple steps:

1.) Write an essay with no more than 1000 words.
2.) Click on the “Register Now” link below.
3.) Fill out the form completely and paste your essay into the form.

A few reminders: Please keep in mind that the form must be filled out completely. We cannot accept incomplete or fraudulent forms. Correct spelling and grammar is imperative. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.

In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student and attending school full time and U.S. citizen. We will accept students who are not attending school full time as long as the part time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students.

Upon winning, the student will prove disability and matriculation through their Disability Student Services department. We define disability as described under the ADA: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual. A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment".

Be sure to submit your entry before the March 31, 2017 deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on April 15, 2017. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final. REGISTER NOW!

The prompt for the essay is: "How will the Trump Administration's policies affect the disABILITY community?" Be factual in formulating your opinion.

Pine Cone Foundation (PCF) $5,500 Scholarship for Learning Disabled Students

The Pine Cone Foundation (PCF) is a 501c3 that awards multi-year scholarships to financially-disadvantaged students with documented learning disabilities across the state of California who aspire to attend community college. Once awarded a PCF scholarship, it’s a year-round support program that can total up to $5,500 over a 3 year period. To learn more about the scholarship program please visit their website.

Up to 5 students will be selected in 2017 and receive assistance with books, eye exams, prescription glasses and with health service, student center and parking permit fees.

Students seeking associate, bachelor, technical and vocational degrees can apply if they meet these criteria:

• Have documented learning disabilities
• Be a graduating high school senior
• Demonstrate financial need - BOGFW approved
• GPA of 2.5 or higher (senior year)
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Enroll at a CA community college by August 2017

If you have any questions please email Pine Cone Foundation.Get their scholarship flyer here! 

Applications Accepted - February 15 to May 1, 2017


While every scholarship is special, there are some exceptional standouts from organizations generous enough to give millions (or even billions!) in scholarship money every year to college students. From awards that provide a full scholarship, or “free ride,” to others that more than cover the bulk of expensive degree program costs, the size and breadth of the 10 biggest scholarships for college students will take your breath away. Click here to read more about how to apply for and access these funds.


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
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
BigFuture by The CollegeBoard
Bureau of Indian Education
CareerOneStop (U.S. Dept. of Labor Scholarship Search Tool)
College Greenlight
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
FinAid Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Nevada's Millennium Scholarship
Peterson's Award Database
Student Scholarship Search
The Gates Millennium Scholars
UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships

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