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.).


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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
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. 02/15/2023$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.March 10, 2023$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 Native Plant Society: Shasta ChapterApplicants must be a student from Shasta College, Lassen College, or College of the Siskiyous transferring to a 4-year college/university or a graduating high school senior beginning at a 4 year college/university. Students going on to studying biological sciences are eligible, with those studying botany given preference.May 5, 2023Up to $2,000
California Nursing Career ScholarshipsThis website provides scholarships to enter the nursing field.Varies but most are May 1, 2023Varies
California Retired Teachers Association, Division 16 ScholarshipApplicants must be a current Shasta College who has attended the college for at least 2 years and plans to major in Education. 2/22/2023Unknown
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 May 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
Caners FoundationAvailable to all students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture. Applicants can be from any two year or four year colleges that offer a horticulture degree. While grades are important, a B student who participates in horticulture related activities may be selected over the A student who does not participate in FFA or 4-H or other related activities.March 31, 2023Varies
Carlos Vieira FoundationThe Race to End the Stigma Scholarship was created by the Carlos Vieira Foundation to start the conversation about mental health. The $1,000 Race to End the Stigma Scholarship is granted annually to graduating high school seniors who are interested in mental health awareness or who are willing to share their story about mental health in an effort to end the stigma.March 31, 2023$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
College Options Summer Program Scholarship
Gives assistance to help Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity County 9th to 11th graders attend an academic enrichment program offered on a college or university campus during the summer.March 24, 2023Varies
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
Don and Debbie Bankson ScholarshipGraduating from a Shasta County High School. Volunteered a minimum of 100 hours within the community during high school. Maintained a cumulative-weighted GPA of 3.5 and will attend a 4 year university or college the semester after graduation. February 22, 2023$1,000
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.March 3, 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. February 22, 2023Varies
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.2023/2024 applications will open in March 15, 2023Up to $2,500
Horatio Alger Association State ScholarshipsApplicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college no later than the fall of 2021. Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need; $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income.The undergraduate application is available from December 1, 2022 – March 15, 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). The application deadline is open and varies through May 1, 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. February 22, 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. February 22, 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. March 23, 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 11/6/2022 and closes 03/11/2023$1,200
Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Better Together STEM ScholarshipBe a high school senior or graduate; an individual that has earned their GED; a current college undergraduate; or a non-traditional student. Must reside in PG&E's service territory, or be a dependent of a resident in PG&E’s service territory. Must plan to enroll in full‑time at an 4-year college or university in California and major in one of the STEM disciplines. Application process will open in March 2023$2,500-$10,000
Palo Cedro Lions ClubMust be a graduating senior from Foothill, Redding Christian, or home schooled in service area of Palo Cedro, Bella Vista, and Millville. May also apply if graduating from a different high school if applicant resides in service area.See Facebook page for details. Approximate deadline: May 1, 2023Minimum value of $500
Redding Chamber of Commerce Frank J. Strazzarino Memorial Scholarship The Redding Chamber of Commerce is proud to support talented north state students as they continue their education.Awaiting updated application windowUnknown
Redding Rancheria Community Education FundProvides funding to Native American adult students currently enrolled at a college, university, or trade school. It provides supplemental assistance up to $300 per calendar year towards tuition, books, and other school related costs.2 time periods throughout the year:
January 1st-June 30th
July 1st-December 31st
Redding Rancheria Native American Education ScholarshipProvides funding for Native American students currently enrolled at a college, university or trade school. It provides (5) recipients with a financial award up to $500 towards tuition, books and other school related costs.Awaiting updated application window $500
Redding Rancheria Youth Native American High School Education ScholarshipProvides funding for (2) Native American High School Seniors with a scholarship of $500 each towards attending trade school, college, or university.Awaiting updated application window $500
Redding Rodeo AssociationAny graduating high school student may apply. Preference will be given to students whose parents are members of the Redding Rodeo Association or an affiliate group.
Awaiting updated infomation. Approximate deadline: 5/1/2023$1,000
Redding West Rotary ScholarshipsFor Shasta county senior, based upon enrollment in Post-Secondary Industry Technical Certification program. March 1, 2023
REU's College ScholarshipREU Powering Redding’s Future College Scholarship is for Redding students seeking a STEM-related bachelor's degree from a 4-year university or college. February 22, 2023Up to $5,000
REU's Community College/Technical School GrantsREU's Powering Redding’s Future Community College and Technical School Grant Program is for Redding students seeking an associates’ degree or certificate from a community college or technical school.February 22, 2023Up to $2,000
Shasta Builders ExchangeThe SBE Community Fund Scholarship is open to the children of owners or key employees of regular SBE members firms in good standing. A written recommendation from the firm’s owner must accompany applications from children of key employees. Students must be entering or continuing enrollment in a university, college, community college or trade school.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 County Farm BureauScholarships are available to Shasta County students, current or previously, who are current Farm Bureau members.The applicant must plan on attending college next year, carrying 12 or more units, and majoring in agriculture. The scholarship is available to both high school seniors and current college students.March 1, 2023Up to $1,000
Shasta Head Start Alumni ScholarshipScholarship is available to a former Head Start (could be any Head Start)child who are graduating from high school and have plans to attend college or trade school.April 21, 2023$1,000
Shasta Wonderland Elite Athletic TeamsThe Shasta Wonderland Elite Athletic Team's sole purpose is to promote running and
walking in Shasta County. Any high school senior in Shasta, Trinity, Tehama, Siskiyou, or Lassen counties may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must have participated in Cross Country or Track (running events 800M and longer).
Application opens March 2023Unknown
Sierra Pacific IndustriesA scholarship opportunity to new or returning college-bound or trade school-bound dependent children (up to age 26) of its employees.February 24, 2023$500-$5,000
Sons of ItalyApplicant must be wholly or partially of Italian decent and enrolling in an accredited trade school, college, university, or community college the following fall. March 1, 2023$500-$5,000
The Phillip M. Dowd Memorial ScholarshipThe Philip M. Dowd Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for college bound students pursuing a degree in Public Affairs/Administration or Political Science & Government who have endured hardship and/or overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from a high school in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Shasta, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, or Butte Counties3/10/2023$1,000 - $5,000
Tyson Wacker Memorial ScholarshipOpen to all students in the counties of Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, and Lassen. Must have participated in a high school sport during high school. Awaiting updated information on application window but typically is 04/30/2023$1000
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.
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. February 22, 2023$600-1200
Tri Counties BankThe Bank has established an endowment through the Shasta Regional Community Foundation 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. February 22, 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. March 31, 2023Up to $5000
Young Cancer Survivor ScholarshipsA resource page for scholarships for cancer survivors, children of cancer patients etc.Varies between February and May 2023Varies

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