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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.

 

Tea Scholarship by Teabloom


Be currently enrolled in an accredited university, high school or elementary school in the U.S.

Must be a U.S. citizen or hold a valid U.S. student visa

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

https://teabloom.com/tea-scholarship/

December 7, 2018

 

2018 Paradigm Malibu $1,000 Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship


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

Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship

December 2018

 

Avacare Medical Scholarship


Citizen of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card

High school senior or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university

Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc.

https://avacaremedical.com/scholarship

December 15, 2018

 

CGK Business Sales Scholarship


Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in business or marketing at an accredited college or university or currently be enrolled in an accredited program in one of these fields

The student must be a junior or senior in high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Scholarship

December 15, 2018

 

The Law Firm of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD Awards an annual $1,500 Scholarship to the Child of a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces


The legal child (natural or adoptive) of a veteran of any branch of U.S. military service (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard) who is either a:

S. high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or

S. student currently attending or enrolled  in an accredited community college or undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Child of an American Veteran Scholarship

December 15, 2018

 

National Debt Relief Scholarship


The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in 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

December 23, 2018

 

Annual scholarship funding award from used.forsale


Students must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university

Students must be aged 16 years or over

https://www.used.forsale/s/scholarship

December 30, 2018

 

Students Affected by Cancer Scholarship


You have been diagnosed with any type of Cancer or you have a loved one who has

You must be currently or have been accepted in an accredited college/university/trade school in the US

You must be a citizen of the US

https://www.anytimehvac.com/about-us/cancer-scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

Benari Law Firm Digital Marketing Scholarship Program


Available to graduate and undergraduate students of accredited universities/colleges who are subjects in the area of criminal justice, social justice, civics or public rhetoric

https:benarilaw.com/benari-law-firm-digital-marketing-scholarship-program/

December 31, 2018

 

BadCredit.org’s Wealth Wise Scholarship


Minimum GPA of 3.5

Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g. finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management and other related majors)

Must be a US resident

Must send in an official transcript

Must be a current or future college student (e.g. high school senior)

https://www.badcredit.org/scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

Legal Leaders Scholarship Opportunity


Must be enrolled in law school OR a declared pre-law major

Must have a GPA of a least a 3.00

Must attend college in the U.S.

Must be a legal resident of the United States

http://hamptonroadslawfirm.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

The Aspiring Physicians Award


At least 18 years of age

U.S. or Canadian Citizen

Current Enrollment in premed or other undergraduate science programs

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.75

Certified copy of the application submitted to a School of Medicine

https://www.auamed.org/admissions/scholarships/aspiring-physicians-award/

Spring semester – December 31

 

WAY Student Scholarship


Only graduating seniors in high school, freshmen, sophomores, undergraduate in college between the ages of 16-25 are eligible to win

https://www.way.com/care/scholarship

December 31st

 

The Kindley Firm APC Scholarship


Available to graduate and undergraduate students

International students are also welcome to apply for this program

https://kindleylawyers.com/the-kindley-firm-apc-scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

Chummie Bedwetting Alarm Scholarship


The scholarship is open to students attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college

Must have a GPA greater than or equal t0 3.0

https://chummiebedwettingalarm.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo Scholarship


Available to graduate and undergraduate students

International students are also welcome to apply for the program

http://www.caseyshomolaw,.com/the-law-offices-of-casey-d-shomo-scholarship/

December 31, 2018

 

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship


Need to be a current student

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship

December 31, 2018

 

Lendza.com Scholarship


Be at least 18 years old

Be a U.S. resident

Be enrolled in an institution of higher learning

https://lendza.com/scholarship

December 31, 2018

 

Nehora Law Firm Scholarship Program


Students who are pursuing an education in a law-related field

https://www.nehoralaw.com/nehora-law-firm-scholarship-program/

January 1, 2019

 

PhotographyTalk Scholarship


Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

Applicants for the PhotographyTalk Scholarship must be accepted or enrolled  in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school

Students must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year

https://www.photographytalk.com/photographytalk-scholarship

January 15, 2019

 

G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Be a full-time students

Currently enrolled (or about to enroll) in an accredited university within the United States

Have a verifiable minimum GPA of 2.5 on a standard scale

https://learn.g2crowd.com/scholarship

January 18, 2019

 

Studio11hairsalon Scholarship 


All students who have attained age of 16 years are eligible to apply for our scholarship essay contest

Applicants must be pursuing their education presently in any educational institute

GPA should be at least 2.5

Studio11hairsalon Scholarship

January 25, 2019

 

Your Marketing People Scholarship


Must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2018-2019 academic year

Must be in good academic standing with his/her current educational institution

Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Must have permission from his/her parent or legal guardian to participate if under the age of 18

https://yourmarketingpeople.com/your-marketing-people-scholarship/

January 30, 2019

 

A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship


Any current, full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, trucking driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible

http://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

March 10, 2019

 

Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship


Currently enrolled in or formally accepted to any accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate or graduate degree program.  This includes incoming students who currently hold a high school diploma or GED

Scholarship candidates must possess a history of raining alcohol addiction awareness, as demonstrated by volunteer, educational or professional experiences

Scholarship candidates must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship

March 15, 2019

 

 

CalTrend Scholarship Information


The Scholarship Program is available to graduate and undergraduate students

International students are also welcome to apply for the program

https://www.caltrend.com/csltrend-scholarship-information/

March 31, 2019

 

2018 TVSTOREONLINE.COM Scholarship


Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school in the United States or Canada

https://www.tvstoreonline.com/2018-tvstoreonline-com-scholarship/

March 31, 2019

 

Toptal Scholarships for Women: Empowering Future Female Leaders to Change the World


Program is only available to individuals who consistently live and identify as women, age 16 and older

Legal resident or citizen of your country of residence to enter the Scholarship Program

http://www.toptal.com/scholarship-for-women

March 31, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from Appliance Repair 512


Have earned (or set to earn) a high school diploma or GED

Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

www.applicancerepair512.com/scholarship

April 1, 2019

 

Learn.org Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Business


Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management and entrepreneurship

https://learn.org/pages/business_scholarship.html

April 1, 2019

 

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. $5,000 Scholarship for College Students


The scholarship will be awarded to one student currently attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America

$5,000 Scholarship for College Students

April 1, 2019

 

G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Be a full-time students

Currently enrolled (or about to enroll) in an accredited university within the United States

Have a verifiable minimum GPA of 2.5 on a standard scale

https://learn.g2crowd.com/scholarship

April 19, 2019

 

College Scholarship with HelloMD


Be enrolled in an institution of higher learning

Create an account at hellomd.com-include a profile picture and write a short bio that’s at least 3 sentences long

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5ade077d049b4f000a64e8c1/Essay%20Scholarship

April 23, 2019

 

Room Escape Annual Scholarship


Be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business, entrepreneur, IT, programming, or app or game developement program

Be in good academic standing and have a cumulative of 3.0 or higher

https://roomescapedc.com/scholarship/

April 30, 2019

 

Stratos Jet Charters, Inc. Scholarship Award


Currently be enrolled in a college or university within the United States or transitioning from high school to an institution of higher learning in the U.S.

Have at least a 3.0 GPA]

Be on track to enter a field of the aviation industry

https://www.stratojets.com/why-stratos/scholarship-award/

May 1, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offered  by Aromatech


Students applying for this scholarship must have been accepted into or be currently attending an accredited college, university, or technical college

Student must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above and must possess a high school diploma or GED

Students of all years, from rising Freshmen to those seeking a Master degree should feel encouraged to apply

http://aromatechscent.com/pages/scholarship

May 1, 2019

 

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship


Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.

Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school

Aged 16 years or older

Carry a status of “good standing”

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or equivalent

https://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/

May 1, 2019

 

Herrmann Law Scholarship Program


Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for our scholarship program, as long as they are attending an accredited graduate school or college and are enrolled in a full-time degree program.

https://paycheckcollector.com/scholarship/

May 1, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from VistaComm


Available to graduate and undergraduate students

http://www.vistacomm.com/scholarship/

May 5, 2019

 

LiveViewGPS Scholarship


The program is open to undergrads and graduate students, as long as they’re in a full-time degree program in an accredited graduate school or college

https://www.liveviewgps.com/LiveViewGPS+Scholarship.html

May 21, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from CarMover


You must be accepted into a college or university

GPA must be at least 3.0

You must be in good standing at your college or university

Must possess a high school diploma or GED

Any class student may apply

https://carmover.us/scholarship/

May 31, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer From Unique Vanities


Applicants must be attending or have proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university

The applicant must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher

The applicant must possess a high school diploma or a GED

All class levels may apply, from rising freshmen to those who are pursuing their Master’s Degree

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

May 31, 2019

 

Alex R. Hernandez Scholarship Program


Graduate and undergrad students may apply for our scholarship program, as long as they’re in a full-time law degree at an accredited school or college

https://www.alexhernandeztriallaw.com/scholarship-2019/

May 31, 2019

 

RSI Scholarship Program


Undergrad or graduate students 18 years of age or older and in a full degree program at an accredited school

https://restaurantaccoutningservices.com/scholarship/

May 31, 2019

 

Kepler Academy 


Student who demonstrates a genuine financial need

If you’re in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university, you can apply for our scholarship

http://www.kepleracademy.ca/scholarship/

May 31, 2019

 

Amethyst Recovery Center


The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or have been accepted into one

The applicant must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher

The applicant must have earned their high school diploma or GED

Student of all classes of higher education may apply, including those who are working towards their Master’s Degree

https://www.amethystrecovery.org/500-scholarship-offer-from-amethyst-recovery-center/

May 31, 2019

 

Filly Flair Scholarship


Enrolled full-time at an accredited graduate school or college

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

May 31, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from Skyhound Internet


You must be accepted into an accredited college or university

GPA must be at least 3.0

You must be in good standing at your college or university

You must possess a high school diploma or GED

https://www.skyhoundinternet.com/scholarship

May 31, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from Plum Goose


You must be accepted into a college or university

GPA must be at least 3.0

You must be in good standing at your college or university

Must possess a high school diploma or GED

https://www.plumgoose.com/scholarship

May 31, 2019

 

exIT Technologies Scholarship


The scholarship program program is open to any IT student who demonstrates a genuine need for additional funding

Both graduate and undergrad students may apply, as long as they are in a full-time IT degree program in an accredited school

https://www.exittechnologies.com/scholarship/

May 31, 2019

 

Podium Scholarship


Available to graduate and undergraduate students

All U.S. students from all disciplines are eligible to participate

www.podium.com/resources/scholarship/

May 31, 2019

 

Truck Accident Injury Scholarship Application


Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Must be a full-time student attending or planning to attending an accredited community college or four-year institution

Graduate students may be full-or part-time

Must have received injuries from an accident involving a truck at some point in your life

Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

https://schwanerinjury.com/truck-accident-injury-scholarship-application/

June 1, 2019

 

 

Hedding Law Firm $2,500 Student Scholarship


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

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

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

Applicant needs to demonstrate a need for financial assistance

https://www.la-criminaldefense.com/scholarship/

June 1, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from Kemper Medical


Applicants must be enrolled in high school or an accredited college or university

A 3.0 GPA is required of all applicants, and students who opted to take a GAP your upon completion of high school and are now applying to college will need to show proof of a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in high school

Individuals pursuing a degree in medicine may also apply for the scholarship

$500 Scholarship Offer from Kemper Medical

June 1, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship from HD Carolina


At least 16 years of age with a GED or a high school diploma

Accepted by or currently attending a 2 year or 4 year college in North Carolina or South Carolina

$500 Scholarship From HD Carolina

June 1, 2019

 

$500 College Scholarship From Topspot


You must be over the age of 16 and have a high school diploma or GED

You must be either accepted by or currently enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year U.S. college or university.

You should have an interest in business and marketing

http://topspotsem.com/scholarship/

June 1, 2019

 

$500 Scholarship from Get on the Map


Be at least 16 years old and have a high school diploma or GED

Should have already applied to and been accepted to a two or four year college

Future students as well as current students are welcome to apply

https://getonthemap.us/scholarship

June 1, 2019

 

Dapper Goat Social Media Scholarship


GPA of 3.0 or higher

Accepted application to US accredited college or university

High school diploma or GED

https://www.dappergoat.com/scholarship/

June 15, 2019

 

Colburn Law TBI Annual Scholarship


Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.

Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or in the final year of high school

Must be age 17 or older

https://www.colburnlaw.com/scholarship/

June 1, 2019

 

Marketing Scholarship


Be a U.S. citizen/lawful U.s. permanent resident

Have been accepted to a two or four year college or marketing schol

https://www.simmonsandfltcher.com/law-marketing-scholarship/

July 1, 2019

 

Christian Studies Scholarship


Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen

Have been accepted and plan to attend a Christian college or university

Be a participant in volunteer or community work

https://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/christian-studies-scholarship/

July 1, 2019

 

Excellence in Ethics Scholarship


Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or citizen

Be currently enrolled in  or accepted to a U.S. law school

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/excellence-ethics-scholarship/

July 1, 2019

 

Naegeli Deposition & Trial Scholarship Program


Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university or trade school

https://naegeliusa.com/scholarship/

July 1st annually

 

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

 

K9 Sport Sack Scholarship


Anyone who plans on studying veterinary medicine or seeking employment in the animal shelter profession

Must have a 3.0 GPA (high school or current college student)

Must plan to attend an accredited school and have been accepted into one

http://www.k9sportsack.com/pages/scholarship

July 8, 2019

 

2019 Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship


Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico

Be current high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year

Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, and participation and leadership in school activities and work experience

Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career and enrolled in the following majors: Athletic Training, Psychology, Biology, Kinesiology, Nursing, General Medicine, Dentistry, Behavioral Sciences, Personal Training, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Health and Physical Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation Management, Health Sciences, Physical Therapist or another health-related major

http://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago

July 15, 2019

 

STEM Scholarship by XBOSoft


Our STEM scholarship is open to any US student majoring in a STEM field of study at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited institution

https://xbosoft.com/about-us/stem-scholarship/

August 1, 2019

 

National Credit Relief Scholarship


High School seniors with a GPAS of 3.2 or greater

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

https://nomorecreditcards.com/#scholarship

August 6, 2019

 

Texas Premier Locksmith Scholarship


Open to undergraduate and graduate students as long as they are in full-time degree programs at accredited institutions

http://www.txpremierlocksmith.com/scholarship/

August 13, 2019

 

G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Be a full-time students

Currently enrolled (or about to enroll) in an accredited university within the United States

Have a verifiable minimum GPA of 2.5 on a standard scale

https://learn.g2crowd.com/scholarship

August 16, 2019

 

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

 

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

 

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