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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Scholarship hunting season is in full swing.  Students (parents are also welcome) searching for scholarships should visit the Career Center to pick up a “Weekly Scholarship Update” listing all of the scholarship applications we have on file.  It will be updated weekly during most of the school year.  You can also check out www.fafsa.ed.gov for information on Federal Student Aid.

Scholarship Bulletin

(UPDATED 10/11/19)

Hispanic Heritage

10/15/19

Up to $3,500:  Senior graduating spring 2020.  Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale.  Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020/21. Be of Hispanic heritage.  Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA.  Apply on line at WWW.HISPANICHERITAGE.ORG

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc

10/25/19

$10,000-$25,000:  Senior graduating in 2020.  Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S.  Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).  Involved in co-curricular and community service activities.  Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be a U.S. citizen.  Application found on scholars.horatioalger.org

Vacaville Elks

Lodge #2638

11/5/19

500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants.  Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the U.S on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Male and female students compete separately.  Application process may be found online at:  enf.elks.org/mvs.

NASSP

11/15/19

$1,000:  Students who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018.  Must complete an application and submits it to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 5, 2019.  On line application form is available at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit.

Good Tidings

11/14/19

(10) Scholarships for $10,000 each:  Senior graduating in 2020.  Resident of Solano county.  Submit a completed GT Community Service Application found on www.goodtidings.org

 

CBYXPPP

12/3/19

U.S. CITIZEN, MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 18 ½ ON August 1 of the year the program will begin.  A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Additional criteria detailed in the application.  Apply at www.USAGermanyScholarship.org

CAASC

12/6/19

Must be a high school senior in Solano county or a resident of Solano County.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 weighed.  3 letters of recommendation must accompany the application from separate individuals, none of whom are related.  Application and additional information can be found at:  https://caasc707.com

 

California Contractors Insurance Services

1/31/20

$750:  Student must be currently attending or planning to attend during the Spring 2020 academic semester.  Applicant must apply online at www.ccisbonds.com/scholarship/

Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Vallejo Lodges, Virgilio #1586 & Beatrice Portinari #1626

3/21/20

$500-$2,000:  Seniors who are of Italian heritage, leadership and dedicated service to school & community.  Must be pursing foreign language major in Italian.  Application and more information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the CCTC room

WATCH OUT FOR SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS!
The Federal Trade Commission wants students to be on the lookout for these warning signs of scams:

  • application fees or requests for credit card or bank account numbers
  • guaranteed winnings
  • unusual requests for personal information
  • unsolicited opportunities, You have been selected...
  • large fees for scholarship search programs (most databases can be accessed free through the Internet, your local library or career center)