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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 Form

$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.

 

Engage the Crowd Scholarship Contest


Create a short 2-5 minute video of yourself talking about how ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success and touching on why you strive for greatness “what motivates you?”

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

http://engagethecrowd.com/scholarship/

August 28, 2016

 

FormsBirds $500 Scholarship Contest


Full time students who are enrolled in an university, college or technical institute

No limit in nationalities

Applicants must hold an overall 3.0 GPA

http://www.formsbirds.com/scholarship

August 31, 2016

 

RentHop’s College and University Scholarship program


Applicant’s must be currently enrolled in an eligible full-time undergraduate program pursuing a bachelors or associate degree, intending to graduate within the next 4 years.

http://www.renthop.com/scholarship_terms

August 31, 2016

 

The Daily Lineups Scholarship Program


US resident who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply

High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners are all also encourage to apply

https://www.dailylineups.com/scholarship/

September 1, 2016

 

Tungsten Rings.com Scholarship Contest 2016


If you’re at an accredited college/university for the 2016 year, then you’re eligible

Students need to provide proof of enrollment

http://www.tungstenrings.com/scholarship/

September 2, 2016

 

ezDinero Latino Scholarship Fund


Must be of Hispanic Heritage

Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students

Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not for profit or for profit two or four year university or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year

U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen

All majors and graduate fields accepted

https://www.ezdinero.com/english/latino-scholarships/

September 15, annually

 

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest


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

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

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

October 15

 

Advanced Builders and Contractors Scholarship


Students must write an essay on the topic “Improving Energy Efficiency in New Buildings.”

http://www.abclosangeles.com/about/scholarships

October 30, 2016

 

McEwen Law Firm – US Drug Lawsuit Offers $1000 Scholarship


Open to individuals who are planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university.

McEwen Law Firm – US Drug Lawsuit
 Offers $1000 Scholarship

November 1, 2016

 

Spotless Cleaning Chicago


If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student in high school, college, university, or trade school, create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.

http://www.spotlesscleaningchicago.com/scholarship/

November 15, 2016

 

Liaise Divorce Solutions Scholarship Program


If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student in high school, college, university, or trade school, create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education and excellent communication is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.

http://www.liaisesolutions.com/scholarship-program/

November 15, 2016

 

Garage Door Nation Scholarship


Be a U.S. citizen

Plan to become a full-time student at an accredited university

Academic achievement and demonstrate financial need

Active participation in your community

http://www.garagedoornation.com/

November 15, 2016

 

Playyourcourse Young Entrepreneur Scholarship


Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

U.S. Citizen

Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma/GED

Planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA currently

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

December 1, 2016

 

Plumfund #WomenLeaders $2,500 Scholarship Contest


Undergraduate students studying at an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year

http://www.plumfund.com/women-leaders-scholarship

December 1, 2016

 

Expomarketing’s Women in Business Scholarship Program


Available for women who are current undergraduate students pursuing a career in business

Incoming, full-time and part-time students are eligible, but student need to be currently enrolled to apply.

Scholarship

December 1, 2016

 

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

The Einstein Academic Scholarship

December 1, 2016

 

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship


Students need to be currently enrolled

https://upgradedpoints.com/scholarship/

December 1, 2016

 

Burning Tree Academic Excellence College Scholarship


Any current, full-time student enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

There is not age requirement for scholarship applicants and incoming freshmen are encourage to apply

http://www.burningtree.com/academic-college-scholarship/

December 1, 206

 

2016 Scholarship Contest by Monder Law Group


Write a 500 to 800 word essay a topic of your choice within the criminal justice system

Publish the essay on your blog (you may create a blog for this purpose using any of the free blogging sites)

Include the following text at the end of the blog post:

“This article is a submission for entry to the 2016 Monder Law San Diego Scholarship”

Email the blog post link to “scholarships@monderlaw.com

To be considered for this scholarship, students must be able to prove acceptance to a college or university and must follow the guidelines above.

http://www.monderlaw.com/about-us/scholarship

December 1, 2016

 

Burning Tree Academic Excellence College Scholarship


Any current, full-time student enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

There is no age requirement for scholarship applicants and incoming freshmen are encourage to apply

http://www.burningtree.com/academic-college-scholarship/

December 1, 2016

 

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship


To qualify, you’ll need to be a current student.

https://upgradedpoints.com/scholarship/

December 1, 2016

 

Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award


All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply

Students must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university

http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/student-scholarship-worldwide-community-ambassador-award.cfm

December 1, 2016

 

2016 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar


The applicant must be a U.S. citizen

The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students

The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests

The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year

The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner

The applicant may apply for any of the scholarship offered by the National Space Club and Foundation in the same year, but may only win one in the same year

http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

December 2, 2016

 

Susan Hansen Realty Scholarship Contest


Student must show proof of enrollment at a University/College

http://real-estate-st-george.com/scholarship/

December 5, 2016

 

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, 2016

 

Artificial Grass Recyclers Scholarship


Students must be enrolled in an accredited college

Scholarship from Artificial Grass Recyclers

December 15, 2016

 

2016 Joseph Tully Students for Integrity in the Criminal Justice System Scholarship


Must be planning to enter or continue at any college, university or law school within 9 months of the application date

Personal or academic interest in advancing ethics and integrity in the United States criminal justice system

http://www.tully-weiss.com/scholarship.php

December 15, 2016

 

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship


Open to any high school or university student in the world

Studying in the fields of business, marketing, computer science, communications or IT are recommended but not required

https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship

December 15th annually

 

2016 Salesforce Developers Scholarship


Student must be registered in a 4 year university course in the United States of America

High school graduates must have at least a 3.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship

Students must be pursuing a computer science, computer engineering or other discipline which is technical such as electrical engineering degrees

http://www.flosum.com/2016-salesforce-developers-scholarship/

December 15, 2016

 

Colonial Ghosts


Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college with a declared major in marketing.

https://colonialghosts.com/scholarship/

December 15, 2016

 

Foreclosure.com 2016 Scholarship Program


Is open to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application ad who are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).

https://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship/

December 16, 2016

 

Mike Asimos Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Applicants must be a current college student that has maintained a 2.5 GPA

Applicant’s school must be an accredited university that has maintained educational standards

Scholarship

December 21, 2016

 

FiveHundo.com Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Must be a current college student or planning on attending an accredited university or school by the start of the spring 2017 semester

Scholarship

December 21, 2016

 

$1000 Scholarship for 2016-2017


Open to everyone except orthopedic surgeons

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

December 31, 2016

 

2016 Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship


Students must be currently attending any accredited college

http://www.goldenmeadowsretrievers.com/pre-veterinary-and-general-animal-husbandry-education-scholarship/

December 31, 2016

 

The Customized Girl Annual Scholarship


Any individual who is paying for an education or will be paying for an education in the immediate future is eligible to apply.

http://www.customizedgirl.com/?page=top50

December 31, 2016

 

Lendza.com Scholarship


The scholarship is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are currently enrolled as a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student at an institution of higher learning.

https://lendza.com/scholarship

December 31, 2016

 

Ayurvedic Products Scholarship by Shankara.com


You must be currently enrolled in a university

You must be a post graduate student who has had experience in the beauty industry

You must demonstrate need

You must be enrolled in a course that is relevant to our products (include this with your submission, giving reasons)

http://www.shankara.com/pages/visit-shankara

December 31, 2016

 

CuraDebt Scholarship


The applicant 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)

http://www.curadebt.com/#applyforscholarship

December 31, 2016

 

Greg Baumgartner Scholarship


Applicants must be enrolled in either high school or college in the United States

Must maintain a GPA with at least a B average

http://www.texas-truckaccidentlawyer.com/scholarship/greg-baumgartner-scholarship/

December 31, 2016

 

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

http://www.beyondwellnesscc.com/scholarship/

January 6, 2017

 

Hitting The Golf Ball Sports Scholarship


This scholarship is only for students that are currently enrolled in colleges, universities or high school

Hitting The Golf Ball Sports Scholarship

January 31, 2017

 

National Debt Relief Scholarship


The 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, 2017

 

Parentinn Scholarship


Student, who is a U.S. Citizen/currently attending or planning to attend a U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies/high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college, is eligible to participate in our scholarship program.

Parentinn Scholarship

February 28, 2017

 

One Tri $500 Student Triathlete Scholarship


All students enrolled or recently accepted to an accredited college or university are welcome to enter the One Tri Scholarship

Applicants must provide proof of their enrollment via email, preferably a picture of your current student ID or copy of an acceptance letter

Applying students need to send in proof that they’ve participated in a triathlon (of any length), a marathon, or a half-marathon

Acceptable forms of proof include a photo of you at the event, a photo of your registration form, or a photo of you with your race number (for example, on your swim cap or number bib)

https://www.onetri.com/OneTri-500-Student-Tri-Athlete-Scholarship_ep_116-1.html

February 29, 2017

 

SchoolTutoring Academy Annual College Student Scholarship


Applicants must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshmen, sophomore, or junior in college

Applicants must be graduating high school or in college and between the ages of 16 and 22

SchoolTutoring Academy Annual College Student Scholarship

March 1, 2017

 

Facing Acne $2,000 Scholarship


Be a high school senior (home schooling is accepted)  in the U.S. OR a college student currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. based college or university

Be a U. S. citizen

Have a high school diploma (or GED) or expecting to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year

Be working towards a degree at an accredited U.S. based college or university, or planning to do so

Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA

http://www.facingacne.com/scholarships/

March 31, 2017

 

Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship


Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

U.S. citizens

Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma/GED

Planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA currently

http://sleepopolis.com/scholarships/

March 31, 2017

 

HIBR Scholarship Program


Currently high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the United States or current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

U.S. citizen

Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of a high school diploma?GED

Planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Currently carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA

Scholarships

April 30, 2017

 

Application.Careers $500 Scholarship Contest


Be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college or university) or a high school senior with a legitimate letter from an accredited university or college

Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA

Be a full time student

No limit to nationalities

http://www.application.careers/scholarship

May 15, 2017 Eastern Standard Time

 

Oak Furniture Company University Scholarship Program


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

http://www.oakfurniturecompany.com/scholarships

June 30, 2017

 

Superpower Scholarship


Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

June 30, 2017

 

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

 

Share Your Talent Scholarship


Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is attending or will attend an accredited college or university

Share Your Talent Scholarship

August 1, annually

 

Windy City College Scholarship


Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2

http://lambergoodnow.com/chicago/personal-injury-lawyers/#scholarship

August 1, annually

 

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