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Institutional Scholarship Opportunities

West Kern Community College Academic Merit Award


Any graduating high school senior in the West Kern Community College District (Taft & Maricopa High School) who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and enrolls in 12 units at Taft College as a first time college student within one year of receiving the award.

No application required.

Submit final high school transcript to the college

$300 per semester up to two (2) semesters depending on continued eligibility.

 

West Kern Community College Scholarship


California residents

Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Pass 12 units with a 3.0 GPA in the previous semester and enroll in 12 or more units in the next semester to maintain the scholarship

Scholarship application must be received in the Financial Aid office by the fifth (5th) Friday of each semester

West Kern Community College Scholarship

$125 per semester up to four (4) semesters depending on continued eligibility

 

Taft College Non-Resident Scholarship


Any non-resident student entering Taft College with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA will be eligible

A student who enters Taft College with a GPA of 3.0 or less and earns a 3.0 or better at Taft College will eligible to receive the scholarship for one semester

The scholarship may be earned to a maximum of two (2) semesters

 

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

There are many outside scholarships available to qualified students.  Business firms, organizations and four-year colleges provide scholarships for students.  Notices regarding scholarship opportunities are posted throughout the year on the website.  The college library is also an excellent source of information regarding scholarship opportunities.  The following websites on outside scholarships is provided for your reference.  Taft College does not endorse any specific site.

 

The May Firm Bi-Annual Scholarship Fund


Students enrolled at either a community college or university

Scholarship

September 15, 2017

 

Reyna Injury Lawyers Bi-annual Scholarship


Students who are enrolled in a university or community college

Scholarship

September 15, 2017

 

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship 2017


Must have a valid driver’s license

Must be attending a college or university in 2017

https://quotewizard.com/corp/safe-driver-scholarship

September 15, 2017

 

Ziprecruiter $3,000 Scholarship


Legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

Be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence)

Be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

September 30, 2017

 

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program


Incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students

https://www.moneymetals.com/scholarship

September 30, 2017

 

DACA Renewal Scholarship


Go to LC4DACA.org

Fill out an application and provide your EAD card (work permit)

lc4daca.org

October 5, 2017

 

Nearmefinds Scholarship


The scholarship is open to all current and future college students, worldwide, who are at least 15 years of age or older

http://nearmefinds.com/scholarship

October 12, 2017

 

Extremeterrain’s Student Scholarship Program


Students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Or Sustainable Agriculture Systems

https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html

October 15, 2017

 

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest


Amy current student who is a U.S. resident and will be enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester is eligible for this scholarship

This is open to all field of study and is not exclusive to automotive or related degrees

http://www.cjponyparts.com/cj-pony-parts-scholarship-video-contest

October 15

 

Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship


Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2017 or a recent graduate

Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018

Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0

http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/?utm_campaign=UT%20FY17&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=55623174&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Zh1je2EMmaIKniO3_E63Dmv7HekFY303WmaV0yKG2G8sN1-DyYieEqe2IKH5upYVC8sOdWLuqN3Wz7mlWB2VVO2GX7JoTq-kwOffBvzgCPrgpSCY&_hsmi=55623174

October 24, 2018

 

Nation 21 Scholarship


Must be a citizen of US

Must be a full-time student enrolled in accredited educational institutions in the US

High school juniors, seniors and graduates are eligible

Your GPA should be 3.5 or greater

Must carry a status of good academic standing

Apply For the Nation 21 Scholarship

October 31, 2017

 

Taxi Cab Service Scholarship


18 years or older

A student in the United States or Canada

Applicant must be a student who is currently in high school, college, or university in United States or Canada.

Having a minimum GPA of 2.5

Taxi Cab Service Scholarship

November 15, 2017

 

The Kyle Gohr Leadership Scholarship


Applicants must have a declared major related to mental health

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States

All applicants must be either: (1) a high school senior graduating or earning a GED who will enroll as a freshman at a two year or four-year college or university in spring 2018, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2018-19 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program

http://advantaclean.com/scholarship/

November 15, 2017

 

Premier Seo Ninjas – Scholarship for Amazing Business Strategies


Students need to show proof of enrollment in a high school, trade school, college or university.  All countries accepted

Scholarship

November 25, 2018

 

Gladly ‘Community Story’ Scholarship


Any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply.

There is no age or specific major requirement.

https://gogladly.com/scholarship/

November 30, 2017

 

Salvi, Schostok & Prtichard P.C. Scholarship Video Contest


Be a current college freshman registered at an accredited college nationwide

Scholarship Contest

December 1, 2017

 

Kisling, Nestico & Redick Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship


Be a United States citizen or permanent resident

Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate program within the United States

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Demonstrate good character and high initiative

knrlegal.com/knr-dont-text-drive-scholarship-online-application/

December 1, 2017

 

Pacific Attorney Group Scholarship


This scholarship is open to all students who are currently enrolled in colleges, universities or high schools.

Students of law are eligible to apply for this scholarship

https://www.pacificattorneygroup.com/win-500-scholarship/

December 1, 2017

 

Simplilearn Students Scholarship Program


Student must be  a graduate, an undergraduate or a high school senior student enrolled in some accredited and recognized institution of your country

The organization will take applications from all US college student residing in US

https://www.simplilearn.com/scholarships-for-students

December 1, 2017

 

Robert Hamparyan Injury Scholarship


The scholarship will be provided to one student who is enrolled at either a community college or University.

http://www.hamparyan.com/scholarship/

December 1, 2017

 

The Einstein Academic Scholarship


Current college student or high-school student entering college

Cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher

Official verification of full-time enrollment at a 4 year institution within the US

http://einsteinmoving.com/scholarship/

December 1, 2017

 

HomeSecurityList 2017


A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school

A student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States

Individual must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, home security, etc

https://www.homesecuritylist.com/smart-home-scholarship/

December 10, 2017

 

Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship


Must be enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program

Applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States

Applicant must identify as a female and be over the age of 30

https://www.worthy.com/about/scholarship

December 15, 2017

 

Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship


Any student currently enrolled in any accredited college is eligible to enter

https://paradigmmalibu.com/annual-depression-treatment-education-scholarship/

December 15, 2017

 

2017 General Marketing Education Scholarship


Any student currently enrolled in any accredited college is eligible to enter

https://sachsmarketinggroup.com/general-marketing-education-scholarship-marketing-education/

December 15, 2017

 

The 2017 Opiates.com $1000 Annual Health and Wellness Education Scholarship


Students enrolled in an accredited college are eligible to enter this scholarship

 https://www.opiates.com/annual-scholarship/

December 16, 2017

 

Scholarship Essay Contest by Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical


All applicants must be a senior in high school or a college student attending a 2 – year or 4 – year college

The scholarship is available for participants in all US states

http://www.kilowatthvac.com/about/scholarship-opportunity?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=outreach1

December 30, 2017

 

ManagerSkills.org Annual Scholarship


All prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award.

Prospective students must possess proof of acceptance to an accredited US college, university or vocational/trade school.

Aspiring Managers Scholarship

December 31, 2017

 

Dietspotlight 2017 Scholarship Essay


Legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are 13 years of age or older at the time of application who are enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning.

https://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/essay/

December 31, 2017

 

Medical Assistant Degrees Healthcare Scholarship 2017


Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1000 words on the topic “Why I want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field”.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of disbursement

Applicants must be US citizens

Applicants must be in full time education at the time that the scholarship is awarded

Our Scholarship

December 31, 2017

 

Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship


Open to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program

No GPA requirement, financial requirement, or any other kind of requirement

https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships

December 31, 2017

 

Iflexion Scholarship


Applicant must be 18 years old

Applicant must be enrolled full-time as a college senior, undergraduate or postgraduate student at accredited colleges or universities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the EU countries

http://www.iflexion,.com/scholarsrhip

December 31, 2017

 

Percy Martinez Law Scholarship


High School

Under Grads

Graduates

Law school students

Involvement in law either as a volunteer or intern

Have shown interest in law

Currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited law school

Two letters of recommendation from, but not limited to, former teachers. college administrators, community leaders or other similar person concerning the academic ability, character, reputation or professional aptitude of the applicant.

https://percymartinezlaw.com/law-scholarship/

December 31, 2017

 

Frost NYC Scholarship


Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Must be a current student of a college/university

https://www.frostnyc.com/pages/scholarship

December 31, 2017

 

Poet Media Digital Marketing Scholarship Program


To qualify for the scholarship, students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited university or college in the United States.

Scholarship

December 31, 2017

 

Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship


Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States

Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA

Applicants must submit an official high school or college transcript

Applicants must be a United States citizen

https://www.beyondwellnesscc.com/scholarship-2/

January 6, 2018

 

The May Firm Bi-Annual Scholarship Fund


Students enrolled at either a community college or university

Scholarship

January 15, 2018

 

Reyna Injury Lawyers Bi-annual Scholarship


Students who are enrolled in a university or community college

Scholarship

January 15, 2018

 

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Scholarship


A legal U.S. resident

A current undergraduate college student or a current high school student that will be enrolled in a college/university in 2017-2018

Scholarship

January 15, 2018

 

Essaywriters.us $500 Scholarship 


High school students and college students must not be above 25 years old

GPAs of at least 2.5 is a mandatory requirement

Scholarship

January 31, 2018

 

Redfin Scholarship


Legal U.S. resident

Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

January 31, 2018

 

Golden Financial Services Annual Scholarship Program


High school seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or greater

Any college student already enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college

Home

January 31, 2018

 

National Debt Relief Scholarship


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in the United States

Graduate and undergraduate students can apply

Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above are also eligible to apply for the scholarship

Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor’s degree which can be in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)

National Debt Relief – Resolve Your Credit Card Debt Problems

January 31, 2018

 

Jittery Monks Scholarship


Applicants need to be a college student in the moment of applying

The Jittery Monks Scholarship: Send Your Custom Scholarship Essay to Win $1,500

March 1, 2018

 

BeamLife Financial Planning Scholarship


The scholarship will be awarded to the student who is currently studying at a college or university in the United States

Students from all the countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship

BeamaLife Financial Planning Scholarship

March 15, 2018

 

Liftchair.com Scholarship


In order to be able to participate in this competition, you need to be currently studying or accepted to join a college or university

https://www.liftchair.com/scholarship.asp

March 15, 2018

 

Get It Sold Easy & Fast Scholarship


All students who are currently enrolled in a college or university as welcome to apply

https://www.needtosellmyhousefast.com/scholarship-2017/

March 15, 2018

 

Bautista LeRoy Entrepreneur Scholarship


The scholarship is available to any student enrolled in a professional school (Business, Journalism, Law, Medical, Social Work, etc.) to be used for tuition, books, school supplies or joining area professional networking associations.

Bautista LeRoy Entrepreneur Scholarship

March 30, 2018

 

Taxi Cab Service Scholarship


18 years or older

A student in the United States or Canada

Applicant must be a student who is currently in high school, college, or university in United States or Canada.

Having a minimum GPA of 2.5

Taxi Cab Service Scholarship

April 1, 2018

 

DTIB Scholarship Program


Student should be enrolled for an educational program in any institution

Any major is accepted

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required

https://drugtestsinbulk.com/scholarship-opportunity

April 30, 2018

 

Investmentzen $1000 Financial Future Scholarship


All applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university in any country

http://www.investmentzen.com/scholarship

April 18, 2018

 

Ecig Scholarship Program


This scholarship program is an open for all students of university, college and high school currently enrolled for educational program

Student must have GPA of minimum of 2.5

https://www.ecig.com/scholarship

April 30, 2018

 

Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship


High School students graduating in 2017 and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, community college or design school

Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, community college or design school

Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship

May 1, 2018

 

Pinnacle Auto Glass Scholarship


Must apply for scholarship via email and provide your name, address and the name of the high school or college institution you are attending

Must provide your written essay by the deadline of May 10, 2018

You must have a minimum GPA of at least 2.5

https://www.pinnacleautoglass.com/scholarship.html

May 10, 2018

 

Online Marketing Giant Academic Scholarship


Individual is a grad, undergrad or a high school student from a prestigious and accredited institution

http://onlinemarketinggiant.com/scholarships

May 15, 2018

 

Luxury Watches Scholarship


Students must have a GPA of minimum 2.5

https://luxuryreplica.ee/about-us

May 25, 2018

 

No Need to Pay Scholarship


Show proof of acceptance or active enrollment in undergrad school

http://www.tjwillmakeempay.com/Scholarship.shtml

May 30, 2018

 

Gym Pros Scholarship


This scholarship is open to all students who are currently enrolled in colleges, universities or high schools

Students of any stream/branch of education anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for this scholarship

Applicants must have attained age of 18 years as on last date of scholarship

GPA should be at least 2.5

Gym Pros Scholarship

May 31, 2018

 

Credit Zipper Scholarship Opportunity


Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university or trade school are encouraged to submit their article

Credit Zipper Scholarship Opportunity

May 31, 2018

 

Data Recovery NYC Scholarship


Applicant must be attending accredited college or university

The students studying in US or Canada can apply for this scholarship

GPA should be at least 3.5

Scholarship should be listed on your university or college website

americantechpros.com/newyour/scholarship/

May 31, 2018

 

Solar Scholarship


Student must be (or planning on being) a full-time student at an accredited institute of higher education.  In order to verify this, the student must provide an official statement verifying enrollment

Student must have at least a 3.2 (out of a 4.0 scale) GPA

Solar Scholarship

July 1st annually

 

Redfin Scholarship


Legal U.S. resident

Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college

https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

July 31, 2018

 

Boyko & Associates Law Firm


Be accepted to or already enrolled at a higher educational institution

Have a GPA of more than 3.5

https://www.boyko-law.com/scholarship-available-boyko-associates-law-firm/

August 10, 2018

 

2018-2019 $2000 SDBotox Scholarship Essay Contest


Applicants must have a GPA no less than 3.1 and must send an unofficial transcript

Scholarship

August 15, 2018

 

Innovation in Education Scholarship


Must be currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada

Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent)

Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada

http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

20th of each month

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Promotion


Monthly essay contest

Eligibility is limited to individuals who are at least 16 years of age in their state of legal residence on or before their entry into the Promotion

Such individuals must be a legal resident of one of the fifty U.S. or the District of Columbia as of April 1, 2016

http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Deadline varies

 

Frost NYC Scholarship


Must be a least 18 years of age

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Must be a current student of a college/university

https://frostnyc.com/pages/scholarship

No deadline available

 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program


Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service

Be students who are already enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school

Be Pell-eligible and have applied fro Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need

Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible

Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent

https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/

Deadline not available

 

Journey Scholarship
________________________________________
Students in high school or college
Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible to this award
Essay is required
http://journeyscholarships.com/wordpress/?page_id=12
Deadline Varies

 

CCCP Scholars Program (Center for Community College Partnerships)


Scholars are students who may:

  • Be the first in their family to go to college
  • Come from low-income backgrounds
  • And/or be from underserved communities

The program targets students who:

  • have recently graduated from high school and plan to enroll in a community college in the fall OR students currently attending community college who have not yet completed a transfer curriculum at the time of application
  • show potential for transfer success
  • are non-traditional students who have face challenges in their academic career

http://www.cccp.ucla.edu/

Deadline not available

 

AHS (Allied Healthcare Scholarship)


The applicant must be currently accepted or enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Community Health Worker
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Surgical Technician
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Other, Allied Healthcare (will not be given priority) Nursing is not an allied profession

Be enrolled in 6 units or more

Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater

Graduate after January 31, 2015

Be free from any other service obligation, except HPEF scholarship programs

Have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California

Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months

Complete and submit your application through CalREACH by application deadline

http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/AHS.html

Deadline not available

 

 HPSP (Health Professions Education Scholarship Program)


Applicants  must be currently accepted or enrolled in the following California Board or Committee approved program:

  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistant

Be enrolled in 6 units or more

Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater

Graduate after January 31, 2015

Not be enrolled in a Doctorate program

Be free from any other service obligation, except HPEF scholarship programs

Have a valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California

Be willing to work in a medically underserved area for twenty-four (24) months

Complete and submit your application through CalREACH by application deadline

http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/HPSP.html

Deadline not available

 

The Christophers Video Contest for College Students
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Students in undergraduate and graduate programs at accredited colleges and universities are invited to interpret the Christopher message and mission in short films.
www.christophers.org/Page.aspx?pid=1226
Deadline Not available