Scholarship season is here and we are excited to release a new website created by the El Dorado County Office of Education.
Scholarships.edcoe.org is the website where local businesses and organizations promote scholarship opportunities for the students who live in our county. You will find hundreds of thousands of dollars in local scholarship money that can be used for every type of post-secondary education (community college, trade school, apprenticeship programs, and 4-year colleges).
Instructions and Video Tutorials
Use the links below for instructions on how to create an account, search for scholarships, and apply!
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.