Scholarship Database

Search for Scholarships

Here you will find select local scholarships along with a few state scholarships and several scholarship search engines. Scholarship listings are updated as information becomes available. Keep in mind that many of our local scholarships do not become available until the second semester, so regularly check the list. Also, most colleges offer unique scholarships so be sure to visit the website of the college that you’ll be attending.


Scholarship Search Engines and Databases

Below are national and local resources where you can browse scholarships that may be of interest to you. Subjects to browse: career field, degree/major, interests (band, agriculture, company/business names, etc.).


Reach Higher Shasta Scholarship Database 

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Scholarship NameBrief descriptionDue DateAmountWebsite
AES Engineering ScholarshipNot required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted and intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational institution.10/08/2023$500
American Legion Legacy ScholarshipProvides college funding to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or those who have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. The scholarship is need-based. 04/01/2023Up to $20,000
Andy Peek Livestock Endowed ScholarshipGraduating high school senior or undergraduate student presently or planning to attend a junior college, state college, or university. Student should be planning to major in Agricultural Studies (priority consideration for those entering the livestock industry).12/13/2023Varies
Beverage Industry ScholarshipApplicants must be a California high school graduate or community college transfer student planning to attend a four-year university. Applicants must also have a parent or grandparent employed with a company holding a valid CA beverage alcohol license. 02/15/2024$3,000 - $6,000
Butte College Foundation General ScholarshipEstablished by the Butte College Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to full time students (12 or more units) who maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher and are involved in community leadership.Will open for submission 2/1/2024$500
California Association of Winegrape GrowersOnly high school graduating seniors with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California winegrape grower during the current or past growing season are eligible to apply. The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system. The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college. Students may study the subject of their choice. 03/04/2023$2,000 - $8,000
California Nursing Career ScholarshipsThis website provides scholarships to enter the nursing field.Varies but most are May 1, 2023Varies
California Transportation Foundation Caltrans District 2 Employee ScholarshipHigh school seniors or college undergraduate students living in Caltrans District 2 (includes the counties of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity and portions of Butte and Sierra), who are sponsored by a District 2 Caltrans employee, are eligible to apply. A Caltrans employee can sponsor a student by writing a letter of recommendation. See website for variety of scholarships. The deadline varies through December 2023$1,000
Campus Visit Scholarship - Simpson UniversityUndergraduate students who attend one of Simpson University’s campus visit events prior to the start of the fall 2022 semester will qualify for a $1,000 renewable scholarship. In order to qualify for the Campus Visit Scholarship, a student must register for one of the campus visit events online and must attend all segments of the event.Fall of school year$1,000
The Christina Madrigal Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a current or past parent of Shasta Head Start who attends or plans to attend a college, university or technical school.April 12, 2024$1000
College Board Opportunity ScholarshipsThe College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. This program is open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all the scholarships (over $2 million) will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. This website provides a broad list of scholarships. Feel free to look around under the "Pay for College" tab. Scholarships are awarded through monthly drawings.Up to $40,000
Digital Responsibility Scholarship - Don't Text and DriveYou must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit.09/30/2023$1,000
Dignity HealthScholarships are available to local, graduating high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall and majoring in a health care related field.Varies$1,000
Elks Lodge Legacy ScholarshipAny child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2016, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
The applicant must be a high school senior.
Opens September 1, 2023$4,000
Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Award500 four-year scholarships will be awarded to the highest-rated applicants. Any high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
Opens August 1, 2023Up to $50,000
George Grotefend ScholarshipShasta County high school seniors who have attended all four years of high school at a Shasta County high school and will attend a four year university in California.Opens November 1, 2023Up to $5,000
Gustafson Fritz Scholarship for Women of Trinity & Shasta County
Current female high school seniors or college students may apply. Must be graduating or have graduated from a high school in Trinity or Shasta County. Applicants should be planning to attend a two year or four year college/university, vocational or trade school. Expected to open November 1, 2023Varies
Heisman High School ScholarshipApplicants must have a B average, participated in school sponsored sport, and be a leader and role-model. October 17, 2023$500 - $5,000
Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical ScholarshipsAvailable to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA.September 15, 2023Up to $2,500
Horatio Alger Association State ScholarshipsApplicants must be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States. Plus, more requirements on their website. December 1, 2023$10,000
Immigrant Rising - List of Scholarships and FellowshipsThis organization curates a list of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship for you! The list has general application eligibility requirements, including education level, region/state, and immigration status (e.g. DACA, TPS, in-state tuition eligibility). August 31, 2023$500 - 40,000
Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement ScholarshipAn award opportunity for graduating high school seniors who are dealing with, or have dealt with, a serious medical adversity. Fund was established to honor the overcoming of medical adversities and to encourage continued education beyond high school. Expected to open November 1, 2023$1,000
Key Club ScholarshipStudents must be an active, due paying member of their high school Key Club and be graduating from Foothill, Shasta or Enterprise High. Expected to open November 1, 2023Unknown
McConnell Foundation Scholars ProgramMust attend live or attend a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, or Modoc County, or attend Hoopa High School and Big Valley High School. If you live in our service area and will transfer from Shasta College or College of the Siskiyous in the coming fall, you may also apply. Opens in October 2023$30,000 total; may be used over the course of six years.
Nor Cal Retired Coaches AssociationMust be graduating from a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County in 2020-2021. Student must a minimum GPA of 2.75 and have participated in at least two seasons of Varsity-level, CIF sport(s) while in high school (traveling teams not connected to high school do not qualify). The two seasons do not have to be in the same sport.Opens in the Fall $1,200
Prudential Spirit ScholarshipMust be in grades 5-12 as of November 10,
be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C., and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application.
Reach Higher ScholarshipThe Reach Higher Scholarship is an opportunity for students who might not typically consider themselves college material. Our aim is to motivate students EARLY in their high school careers and encourage these students to complete all of the A-G required courses, opening doors to four-year colleges and universities immediately after high school. The Reach Higher Scholarship Fund, offers $250 that may be renewed by the awarded student for a total scholarship of up to $1,000 at the end of four years. This financial support serves as a powerful incentive for students to push their academic boundaries and seize the chance for higher education. If selected, the student will receive their award when they are enrolled at a four-year college or university. Student must be a sophomore at a Shasta County High School. Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023$250 per year
Redding Rancheria Community Education Fund2 time periods throughout the year:
January 1st-June 30th
July 1st-December 31st
Redding Rancheria Native American Education ScholarshipEligibility Criteria:Awaiting updated application window $500
Redding Rancheria Youth Native American High School Education ScholarshipAwaiting updated application window $500
Redding Rodeo AssociationBe a current Sophomore at a Shasta County high schoolAwaiting updated infomation. Approximate deadline: 5/1/2023$1,000
Redding West Rotary ScholarshipsCompleted their Freshman year at a Shasta County high schoolMarch 1, 2023
REU's College ScholarshipSuccessfully completed the A through G (college prep) requirements during their freshman year with grades of C or better in each classOpens November 1, 2023Up to $5,000
REU's Community College/Technical School GrantsDemonstrate financial need, coming from low-income familiesOpens November 1, 2023Up to $2,000
Shasta Builders ExchangePlan to ultimately earn a Bachelor’s degree (may start at a community college or a four-year university)Ongoing
Shasta County 4-H Council Scholarship | Cattleman / CattlewomanGraduating Senior. Enrolled in Shasta County 4-H for at least the past three years: sophomore, junior, and senior years.Varies from March 1, 2023 - April 15, 2023Varies
Shasta Head Start Alumni ScholarshipScholarship is available to a high school senior who attended a Head Start Preschool Program (could be any Head Start)who is continuing their education through community college, university, or vocational school. April 21, 2024$1,000
Sierra Pacific IndustriesA scholarship opportunity to new or returning college-bound or trade school-bound dependent children (up to age 26) of its employees.Opens December 15, 2023$500-$5,000
Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding: Live Your Dreams AwardApplicants must be women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families. Applicants must also be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. November 15, 2023$1,000, $5,000, and $10,000
Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding: Ruby AwardThe Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women recognizes and honors the first federation president, Ruby Lee Minar. The award is intended for women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.November 15, 2023Varies
Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding: Viki Cubbage "Dream" AwardIn honor of long-time member of Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding [SIDR], Viki Cubbage, our club is sponsoring a “Dream” award for a young woman who volunteers in her community or school. This “dream” award will recognize a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in her community or school. Varies$250.00
The Redding Regional Chapter Safari ClubThe Redding Regional Chapter of Safari Club International is pleased to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior in the Redding region who enjoys the outdoors and plans to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college in natural resource management or
related fields.
Contact program for more details$1,000
Top of the State Junior GolfThe mission of the Top of the State Board of Directors is to provide educational scholarships for Shasta & Tehama county high school students who have played golf in high school or junior golf programs, and are planning to pursue degrees at two or four year universities and colleges. Expected to open on November 1, 2023$600-1200
Tri Counties BankThe Bank has established an endowment through the Community Foundation of the North State to help sustain this important service, and provides additional funding totaling over $100,000 each year for scholarships for college-bound youth (both for Community College and 4-Year Public and Private Institutions). Applicants can apply for an Income Based Scholarship or a Merit Based Scholarship.Opens November 1, 2023$1,000-$1,500
VESTRAAwards are based on academic performance, leadership, and career interest. Preference is given to students that have completed either calculus or statistics, or other advanced classes in math and science. Applicants must be residents of Shasta County and/or high school graduates currently attending a Shasta County high school and planning to attend a 4-year university. Awaiting updated information for opening in 2024Up to $5000
Young Cancer Survivor ScholarshipsA resource page for scholarships for cancer survivors, children of cancer patients etc.Varies between February and May 2024Varies
Youth on Course ScholarshipYou must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a member of Youth on Course. Scholarships are both need and merit based.
You must be accepted for enrollment at a 4-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded.
Awaiting updated information for submission opening$4,000-$20,000
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