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Scholarships 2016-17

Information and Application


Please visit often as scholarship opportunities are added as they become available.

Fort Bragg High School
2016-2017  Scholarship Information

The entire scholarship packet should be submitted to the FBHS counseling office
before the end of lunch on Friday, December 8.*
*Yes, applications will be accepted after that date, but you may miss some early deadlines.

Submitting applications in advance rather than waiting to submit on deadline is strongly encouraged as scholarship committees look favorably upon students who show enthusiasm and punctuality.

The first steps in the scholarship process are:
1) preparing a brag sheet
2) requesting Letters of Recommendation - this is described in #5 below.

Please read through this entire document to prepare for submitting a complete application.

1.  Cover Page including your name, Fort Bragg High School, “Class of 2017”, and the title “Scholarship Application.”  Please organize documents in the order listed and enclose in folder with a clear plastic cover. 

2.Application Page - Complete online ***; then print!  Please do not hand-write.

  *** If this application does not appear to be in a writable format, please click on the upper-right corner above the application "open with different viewer."

3.  Résumé Please limit this to one page;  Limit this to the most significant of your accomplishments. If necessary, reduce margins to 1/2" and font-size to10 (but no smaller.)

4.  Two essay questions answered completely within 2-3 paragraphs for each question.

    A.  Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.  Consider: A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking a lead role in organizing an event or project.  Think about your accomplishments and what you learned form the experience.  What were your responsibilities?  Did you lead a team?  How did your experience change your perspective on leading others?  Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church in your community or an organization?  And your leadership role doesn't necessarily have to be limtited to school activities.  For example do you help out or take care of your family?

  B.  What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying for this scholarship?  Consider: Don't be afraid to brag a little.  Even if you don't think you're unique you are - remember, there is only one of you in the world.  From your point of view, what do you feel makes you belong on one of UC's campuses? When looking at your life, what does a stranger need to understand in order to know you? What have you not shared that will highlight a skill, talent, challenge or opportunity that you think will help us know you better? We're not necessarily looking for what makes you unique when compared to others but what makes you, YOU!

Essay Tips

 5.  Two letters of recommendation. (LOR) are letters written by adults who know you well and can provide information that will enable scholarship committees to see you in a different light than just your academic self. Letter writing takes time and is a courtesy to you, the applicant.  Please acknowledge the writer's time by giving the potential letter-writers advance notice, (1-2 weeks) and providing a copy of your completed Senior Brag Sheet at the time you request a letter.  It is helpful to ask that they write a generic-type greeting, such as “Dear Scholarship Committee Members,” give you a few copies and also save it on their computer for future use..  One letter must be from a FBHS teacher. The second should be from another adult (not a family member) who knows you well, i.e. a mentor, coach, or employer.

6.  The Counseling Office will insert your transcript into your application-- you do not need to request a transcript.


Please note:  completing a FBHS General application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. Not submitting an application ensures that you will not.

Some of the links below are to writable PDF's which allow you to complete the application online.  If you click the link and the PDF is not writable, look to the upper right corner of the document and click where it says "Open with different viewer"


The links listed immediately below are for scholarships offered to a broader population - some state or nationwide.  By nature these will be more competitive than our local offerings, but could still be well worth your time.

Remember the old adage: "if it sounds too good to be true......."



Posted 10/28


Young Adult Finance

Eligible applicant:

  • Is a male who identifies as Latino/Chicano
  • Has minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Has financial need
  • Will be attending a 4-year California public university in the fall, 2017
  • Will pursue a degree in finance or STEM

To apply:

  • Prepare a cover sheet entitled Young Adult Finance Scholarship
  • Photocopy your entire FBHS Scholarship Application
  • Add a transcript to your application
  • Prepare a short essay on a past hardship and how you overcame it

Submit your application to:  

La Bamba Imports
124 N Franklin Street
Fort Bragg

Deadline April 21

Posted 3/23

Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Post #11166

To be eligible, you must have a family member who served in a war foreign war.

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Prepare a cover page: Veterans of Foreign War Post #11166 Scholarship.
  • Photocopy your entire FBHS General Application:  application page, resume, essay, letters of recommendation.
  • Include a photocopy of the discharge papers OR Form DD 214 of your family member who served in a foreign war.
  • Request a new transcript from the counseling office.
  • Staple in upper left corner and submit to the FBHS counseling office.

Submit application to FBHS counseling office before end of lunch April 28

Mendo Lake Credit Union

Applicant must have minimum 3.0 GPA

Information and Application

Mendo Lake Credit Union    120 N Franklin Street     FB


Application must be RECEIVED by 5:30 April 28.

Posted 4/5

Fort Bragg Lions Club

Scholarships are awarded for students who will be attending junior college, trade schools, apprenticeships, and other educational facilities for vocational careers to include and not be limited to mechanics, cosmetology, culinary arts, wood working, etc.


  • Grades: All 4 years of high school are considered
  • School spirit: Activities, clubs, sports, mentoring, and other programs and events during high school
  • Community spirit: Volunteer activities and service in the community
  • Family financial needs
  • Vocational (career/technical) career goals

To apply:

  • Photocopy your entire FBHS General Scholarship application.
  • Prepare a coversheet for the Fort Bragg Lions Club Scholarship
  • Add a 1 page essay briefly describing who you are and why you have chosen to pursue this vocation, listing the schools and educational facilities you are considering.
  • Request a transcript from the counseling office.

Staple all together in upper left corner and mail to:

Fort Bragg Lions Club
PO Box 1547
Fort Bragg, CA  95437

Or SCAN and email to:


May 1 deadline

Posted 4/4

California School Employees Association
#487 Tom Carlson Memorial Award

To be eligible the applicant’s parent/guardian must be a member of CSEA (the union that represents California School Employees who are not teachers or administrators, i.e. bus drivers, aides, cafeteria workers, custodians, secretaries)

  • Prepare a cover page titled:  “Application for CSEA #487 Tom Carlson Memorial Award”
  • Photocopy your ENTIRE FBHS General Application:  application page, resume, essay, letters of recommendation
  • Request a new transcript from the Counseling Office
  • Staple all together in upper left corner and submit to the FBHS Counseling Office

May 1 Deadline

Posted 3/24

Sanctuary Forest, Inc.

Awarded in support of the college education of students who have demonstrated an active interest in the environment through summer work in environmental-related activities, school projects, or long-term personal interest reflected in school, community, or outdoor activities, artwork, field notebooks, or writing.

Complete Information and Application

May 1 postmark deadline.

Posted 3/10

Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

  • Prepare cover sheet entitled: Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
  • Photocopy your entire FBHS General Application
  • Add one page outlining your anticipated expense and income while attending school
  • Add one page responding to the following 3 questions:
  1. What personal traits or experience do you have that you believe will help you succeed in your chosen field of study.
  2. What is your career goal(s) and what lead you to choose that career?
  3. Please provide any information you believe will help the committee in selecting you for this scholarship.
  • Request transcript from the counseling office
  • This organization likes to have the applications in folders with clear plastic covers.

Applications are to be submitted to: 

Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association   700 S Franklin Street  #110  FB

Applications must be RECEIVED BY May 1 Deadline

This is NOT a postmark deadline: applications received after May 1 will not be considered.

Posted 3/9

Noyo Women For Fisheries

To be eligible for the Noyo Women For Fisheries Scholarship, you must be descendent of someone who is currently earning or has earned his/her living in the fishing industry.

The student must have been involved in school and community activities, show any financial need, and be academically qualified, i.e.  suggested GPA of above 2.5

To apply for this scholarship, please write a cover letter that tells whom in the fishing industry provides your financial support and how that person is connected to the fishing industry.  For example, tell if the person is an employee of a fish processing plant or fishing boat owner, etc.  Photocopy your FBHS General Scholarship Application, including the application page, essay, resume. Add two letters of recommendation and a transcript.  Please assemble all in a folder and mail it to:

Noyo Women For Fisheries
  Scholarship Chair
PO Box 1087
Fort Bragg, CA  95437

May 5 deadline

Posted 4/7

Mendocino Coast Jazz Society

This scholarship is for a student who will be pursuing further education in music, and has an interest in Jazz.

To apply:

  • Prepare a cover page for the Mendocino Coast Jazz Society Scholarship.
  • Writer a brief cover letter explaining your scholastic and, especially, your musical activities. In this letter, please also discuss in some detail your financial needs for college.
  • If not already included in your essay, write a short paragraph about how Jazz has affected your life, and what part it might play in your future.
  • Photocopy application page, resume, essay, letters of recommendation from your FBHS scholarship application.
  • Request a new transcript from the Counseling Office.
  • Staple in upper left corner and send to:

Mendocino Coast Jazz Society
Karl Schoen, President
PO BOX 361
Mendocino, CA  95460


Posted 4/19

Gloriana Musical Theatre Performing Arts

Criteria include intention of serious continuation of performing arts studies, prior experience, and financial need.

  • Please photocopy your entire FBHS General Scholarship Application
  • Prepare a cover page for "Gloriana Musical Theatre Performing Arts Scholarship"
  • If necessary re-word your essay to explain:
  1. your prior participation in performing arts activities 
  2. why it is important to you    to continue in a field of the performing arts
  3. how you plan to use your scholarship money – maximum of 2 pages, please.
  • Please be certain that one of your letters was written by a professional in the performing arts field.
  • Request a new transcript from the counseling office
  • Gloriana specifically requests that you spell-check as well as proofread your application (this is a good idea for ALL applications you submit!)
  • Gloriana requests that you include a senior portrait with your application - preferably a head shot.

Please submit your application to:                                  

Scholarship Committee
Gloriana Musical Theatre
c/o 420 S Harold Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

May 12 deadline

Posted 4/25

Mendocino County Youth Project Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship

The Jim Levine Scholarship committee is interested in supporting students who have faced challenges in their lives, who perhaps did not originally believe they could to go to college or vocational school, or who had difficulty with college prep level classes.

As a part of the application, applicants must include an essay detailing a personal, educational or family challenge that was overcome in order for applicant to finish high school and apply and be accepted at an accredited college, university or vocational school.


Completed applications must be RECEIVED in UKIAH by May 12 before 5PM.

Posted 4/7

Geysers Geothermal Association
Fred Haley Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible applicant must have a family member who is directly involved and spends a majority of their working time in or has retired from the Geysers Geothermal field. 

To apply:

  • Photocopy your entire FBHS scholarship application.
  • Request a statement from your relative who works for The Geysers Geothermal Field, which describes their work relationship to The Geysers.
  • Request a “statement of verification and recommendation” from your school counselor.
  • Request a transcript in the counseling office.
  • Write a one-page essay on the following A description of the California Renewal Portfolio Standard and how geothermal energy contributes to that standard.”

Send your application to:              

Calpine Geothermal Visitors Center
Attention: Vera Crabtree – GGA Scholarship Fund
15500 Central Park Road
Middletown, CA  95461

May 15 postmark deadline

Posted 2/6

Fort Bragg District Teachers Association 

Who qualifies to apply: College bound seniors who have a parent who is a FBDTA member.
Most teachers for Fort Bragg Unified are FBDTA members.

         How to apply: Submit the FBHS General Scholarship to the FBHS counseling office.
(If you have already done this, you do not need to submit another one.)

         Deadline: May 16th end of school lunch hour

Posted 4/27


Knights of Columbus
Saint Francis Council 4025

To be eligible the student must be a practicing Catholic and have proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.

To apply, students must pick up the application from the office of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.

Submit applications to:

Knights of Columbus Grant Committee, PO Box 1641, FB

Deadline to apply is May 17

Posted 3/31

Santa Rosa Junior College
Doyle Scholarship

For students who will attend SRJC in the fall, 2017


June 8 deadline (but please don't wait until then to submit your application!!)

Posted 4/4


Fort Bragg Unified School District312 S. Lincoln St.Fort Bragg, CA  95437


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