If you already submitted applications to the College & Career Center, rest assured that those have been/will be mailed on your behalf.
Important guidelines regarding transcripts for scholarships:
If you plan to apply for any scholarships that require an official transcript, please send an email to our Registrar, Regina Medina, firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, include your full name and graduation year. Mrs. Medina will email you a signed and stamped copy of your transcript that you can print and include with scholarship applications. We are aware that your official transcript will not be in a sealed envelope. That is ok in this case.
Please email me if you have questions about submitting scholarships.
CALocalscholarships.org, is a FREE website where local donors/charity organizations list their scholarships. These scholarships are specifically designed for students in El Dorado County. Follow the steps below to create your CA Local Scholarships account.
STEP 1: Create your CA Local Scholarship Account.
Use the tutorial below to create your Ca Local account.
STEP 2: Utilize the Scholarships by Category Worksheet below to help you find scholarships based on GPA, gender, college major, etc.
STEP 3: Join the Scholarships - For Seniors StudentSquare
Students who join this group will be the FIRST to know when new scholarships become available. Use the short tutorial below to sign-up and receive emails & text notifications on all things scholarships!
Additional Scholarship Resources
Get creative with your internet searches. Try key words like "northern california," "sierra nevada," "sacramento area," etc. Some scholarships are not listed anywhere. Ask parents & other relatives about professional organizations or clubs they belong to that might offer scholarships.
Search for scholarships that relate to your activities, interests, or family - like golf, catholic, architect, cancer, tall, aviation, asian, journalism, asthma, bagpipes, etc. Use a national scholarship database. Popular sites to use are scholarships.com and fastweb.com. Also note that scholarships.com has a free phone app.
Always be aware of who is asking for your personal information and what they are doing with it. Never pay money to apply for a scholarship, and be wary of scholarship "guarantees."
Don't forget that each university/college/technical school will usually offer scholarships - this is typically where you will find some of the high-dollar scholarships, especially at private institutions. Check their financial aid websites. Some scholarships are automatic if you meet the criteria when you are admitted, others require a separate application. Pay attention to deadlines. Also consider a simple web search with your college's name, city or region, or an affiliated Greek organization.
Applying for scholarships is a little like applying for jobs. First get your skills & experience firmly set in mind. Second, find places that are a good match for you. And finally, begin filling out applications.
Most scholarships tend to require the same information - so once you've completed one scholarship application, the others take much less time. Be systematic about keeping track of deadlines & which scholarships you have already turned in - but don't get too wrapped up in organizing & forget to apply!! Here is a list of the most common items: