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Institutional Scholarship Opportunities

Taft 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.

 

Taft 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

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

 

Taft College Non-Resident Scholarship


A Non-Resident student entering Taft College with a 3.00 or better high school cumulative grade point average or a 3.00 cumulative grade point average as a full-time college student the previous term and enrolls as a full-time student is eligible to receive the Non-Resident scholarship. The student must attend on-campus to receive the non-resident scholarship.

This scholarship is applied to Non-Resident tuition and can be earned a maximum of two semesters.

To receive the second semester Non-Resident scholarship, the student must have passed 12 or more units and maintain a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average and re-enroll as a full-time student. A Non-Resident student who enters Taft College as a full time student with a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.00 and earns a 3.00 or better in 12 or more units at Taft College and re-enrolls as a full time student may receive a Non-Resident scholarship for one semester.

It is highly recommended all students complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application.

 

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.

 

Drew Lewis Scholarship


18 years or older

Attending an accredited college or law school in the U.S.

A minimum 3.0 GPA

http://www.drewlewis.law/scholarship/

April 30, 2021

 

Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C. Annual Scholarship


Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.  Students majoring in the legal field will be given priority, although all are encouraged to apply

Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

https://www.jeffdowney.com/scholarship/

May 3, 2021

 

Semi Annual Pumphrey Law Scholarship


Be a U.S. resident

Accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S.

Demonstrated good character and academic achievement

https://www.pumphreylawfirm.com/resources/pumphrey-law-scholarship/

May 7, 2021

 

 

Breathing For Tomorrow


College-bound students who have lost a loved one to lung cancer

https://www.pintas.com/about/scholarships/breathing-for-tomorrow-lung-cancer-scholarship/

May 15th

 

Medical Billing Service Review Health and Technology Scholarship


All applicants must be enrolled, or due to enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester which they are applying

Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA

Applicants of any major may apply

Domestic, international and undocumented students may apply

Students attending online universities may apply

Students must have a personal interest in health and technology

https://medicalbillingservicereview.com/health-and-technology-scholarship/

June 1st, annually

 

Teen Drinking and Driving Prevention PSA Scholarship


Must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited university or college

Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, verified through an unofficial transcript from the student’s current school

Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident

https://www.davidmckenzielawfirm.com/teen-drinking-and-driving-prevention-psa-scholarship/

June 15, 2021

 

Financial Education PSA Scholarship


Be a current undergraduate student OR an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university in the United States

Submit a copy of college or high school transcripts

June 15, 2021

http://www.highriselealfunding.com/financial-education-psa-scholarship/

 

Veterans & Military Family Scholarship


Currently serving in the military, honorably discharged or have an active duty or retired military spouse or parent.  All branches of the U.S. military qualify:

  • U.S. Army and Reserves
  • U.S. navy and Reserves
  • U.S. Air Force and Reserves
  • U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves
  • U.S. Coast Guard and Reserves
  • National Guard and Reserves

Accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. junior college, college or university

Currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

http://www.sinklaw.com/veterans-military-family-scholarship/

June 15, 2021

 

Hammack Law Firm Living with Autism Scholarship


Be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning

http://hammackfirm.com/about/living-with-autism-scholarship/

June 15, 2021

 

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe Community Volunteer Scholarship


Have a GPA of 2.5 (applies to students already in college when applying)

Be admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university

Provide proof of citizenship as well as a college or high school transcript

https://www.cohenjaffe.com/about/community-volunteer-scholarship/

June 15, 2021

 

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship


You or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer (any type)

You have accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited university in the U.S. (Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply)

You have a minimum 3.0 GPA

http://www.dallascaraccidentlawyers.net/cancer-awareness-scholarship/

June 15, 2021

 

Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship


Be a high school, college, or university student pursuing a degree in computer science or electrical engineering or data science

http://www.virtasant.com/scholarship/

June 30th

 

The ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition $1,500 College Scholarship


Current high school junior, high school senior, college undergraduate, or graduate students who have participated in consistent volunteer work

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

June 30 annually

 

Virginia Vein Care Annual Scholarship Program


Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited US college or university

If enrolled, applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater

http://www.virginiaveincare.com/scholarship/

July 7, 2021

 

2021 Health & Wellness Scholarship Program


Over the age of 18 and enrolled in a full-time graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited learning institution.

https://supplementrelief.com/scholarship/#fndtn-scholarship-2021

July 30, 2021

 

The Life Coach Spotter Scholarship


All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship

Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA

Applicants are not required to have specific major

Domestic, international and undocumented students may apply

http://www.lifespotter.com/scholarship/

August 1st annually

 

Land of the Free Scholarship


Applicants must be either enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college, university or law school in the United States on August 15, 2021

https://www.dfw.law/scholarship

August 15, 2021

 

The Kreeger Law Firm College Scholarship


Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicant must be currently attending or accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school

If currently a post-secondary institution, applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

If currently in high school and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution, applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

https://www.kreegerlaw.com/car-accident-attorney-in-sacramento-california/#scholarship

August 15th

 

The Supporting Local Businesses Scholarship


All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship

Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA

Applicants are not required to have a specific Major

Domestic, international and undocumented students may apply

Student attending online universities are welcome to apply

http://www.wemounttvs.com/scholarship/

September 5th annually

 

Ronald Hedding Law Firm $2,500 Student Scholarship


Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States

Applicants can include high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, JD

Applicant must provide the name and location of the school where they are enrolled

Applicant must include a statement of financial need

https://www.heddinglawfirm.com/scholarship/

October 1, yearly

 

Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship


Must be a currently enrolled in a U.S. high school, trade school, apprentice school, junior college, college, university or graduate school in the United States

November 1, 2021

http://www.druglawsuitsource.com

 

Single Parent Student Scholarship


Must be a single parent helping to raise at least one child

Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. high school, trade school, apprentice school, junior college, college, university or graduate school in the United States

Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and are required to submit a copy of transcript indicating GPA.

November 1, 2021

http://www.druglawsuitsource.com/single-parent-scholarship/

 

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship


Any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

December 15 annually

 

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship


Any current or soon-to-be-undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual

https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship

December 20th annually

 

The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal College Scholarship


Be a U.S. citizen

Submit proof of acceptance to or enrollment at an accredited post-secondary or graduate educational institute, such as a college, university, or trade school

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit proof through an official transcript, if currently enrolled in an institute of post-secondary or graduate education

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit proof through an official high school transcript, if you have not yet started your first semester

https://www.lawfirmofjeremyrosenthal.com/#scholarship

December 31

 

Hope for Healing Scholarship


Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program in mental/behavioral health, nursing, or addiction medicine

Veterans, minorities and people with disabilities currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in mental/behavioral, nursing or addiction medicine

https://fherehab.com/hope-for-healing-scholarship

February 11, 2022

 

The Nosrati Law College Scholarship


Applicants must be U.S. Citizens

Applicants must provide proof of current enrollment or acceptance at an accredited college or trade school

Applicants already attending college must be able to show they are maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and provide documentations of such

February 20 annually

http://www.nosratilaw.com/#scholarship

 

Scholarships with no deadline indicated

 

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award


The contest is open to all students

https://www.theblanchlawfirm.com/the-blanch-law-firm-scholarship-award/

Deadline varies

 

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

 

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 under served 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