Please visit often as scholarship opportunities are added as they become available.
Fort Bragg High School
The entire scholarship packet should be submitted to the FBHS counseling office
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. 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."
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!
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, PLEASE, PLEASE KEEP A PRINTED COPY OF YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION.*****
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.
Please note: FBHS cautions students to NEVER PAY MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.
Young Adult Finance
Submit your application to:
La Bamba Imports
Deadline April 21
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:
Submit application to FBHS counseling office before end of lunch April 28
Mendo Lake Credit Union
Applicant must have minimum 3.0 GPA
Mendo Lake Credit Union 120 N Franklin Street FB
Application must be RECEIVED by 5:30 April 28.
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.
Staple all together in upper left corner and mail to:
Fort Bragg Lions Club
Or SCAN and email to:
May 1 deadline
California School Employees Association
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)
May 1 Deadline
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.
May 1 postmark deadline.
Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
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.
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
May 5 deadline
Mendocino Coast Jazz Society
This scholarship is for a student who will be pursuing further education in music, and has an interest in Jazz.
Mendocino Coast Jazz Society
YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE MENDOCINO COAST JAZZ SOCIETY BEFORE MAY 11
Gloriana Musical Theatre Performing Arts
Criteria include intention of serious continuation of performing arts studies, prior experience, and financial need.
Please submit your application to:
May 12 deadline
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.
Geysers Geothermal Association
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.
Send your application to:
Calpine Geothermal Visitors Center
May 15 postmark deadline
Fort Bragg District Teachers Association
Who qualifies to apply: College bound seniors who have a parent who is a FBDTA member.
How to apply: Submit the FBHS General Scholarship to the FBHS counseling office.
Deadline: May 16th end of school lunch hour
Knights of Columbus
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
Santa Rosa Junior College
For students who will attend SRJC in the fall, 2017
June 8 deadline (but please don't wait until then to submit your application!!)