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.10/08/2022$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 (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry).12/14/2022Varies
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.2023/2024 applications will open in March 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 Licensed Forester Association ScholarshipThis $1,500 scholarship is available to individuals who will be attending, full-time, a University or College with a Forestry Program accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) OR a Junior College with transferable credits to an accredited Forestry Program.01/15/2023$1,500
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. 3/9/2023Unknown
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. Most open in Spring of 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.April 30, 2023 - updated application coming soon. Varies
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.Awaiting updated application information. $2,500 or the cost of the summer program
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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$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.
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.
November 14, 2022Up to $50,000
Eva Johnson MemorialFormer Head Start (could be any Head Start) children who are graduating from high school and have plans to attend college or trade school.Awaiting updated application information for the current year. $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.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Up 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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Varies
Heisman High School ScholarshipApplicants must have a B average, participated in school sponsored sport, and be a leader and role-model. October 18, 2022$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.2023/2024 applications will open in March 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
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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Unknown
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 5, 2023$30,000 total; may be used over the course of six years.
Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipGraduating high school senior attending school in one of theses eligible counties:
Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento. Minimum 3.0 GPA during senior year of high school. Plans to enroll as a full-time college student the fall semester following high school graduation. May NOT be an employee, and is NOT a family member of an employee of the Merchants Bank of Commerce
Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$1,000
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 April 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
Portuguese Historical and Cultural SocietyApplicants must be a high school senior; be of Portuguese descent; achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$500-3280
Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund's Enterprise High School AwardHigh school graduating senior from Enterprise High School. Planning to attend community college or a 4 yr university/college.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$1,000
Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund's Mt. Shasta High School AwardHigh school graduating senior from Mt. Shasta High School. Planning to attend community college or a 4 yr university/college.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$1,000
Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund's Severe Medical Adversity AwardHigh School senior graduating from one of the following counties OR an undergraduate student with Cystic Fibrosis from one of the following counties: Butte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity. Student must be diagnosed with a severe medical condition and plan to attend a trade school, community college or 4 yr university the fall following high school graduation.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$1,000
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.
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 window after November 1, 2022Unknown
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 after November 1, 2022$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 after November 1, 2022$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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022
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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Up 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.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Up 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.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Varies
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.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Up to $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.Applications accepted
December 15, 2022 - February 24, 2023
Snaps for College16 years and older and living within the radio station's market area. Social media sweepstakes site.Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022Prizes
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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$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. Varies$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.11/15/2022Varies
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 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 CountiesAwaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$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. Awaiting updated application window after November 1, 2022$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. Awaiting updated information on application window but typically is 03/9/2023$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. Check back in December 2022 for next year's application.Varies
Young Cancer Survivor ScholarshipsA resource page for scholarships for cancer survivors, children of cancer patients etc.Varies but first deadline is 03/18/2023Varies
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.

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