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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.

Scholarship Search Sites:

Fast Web

College Board

 

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

 

Ai Engstrom National Scholarship


Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

There is not age requirements.

https://pcb-solutions.com/scholarship/

August 1st

 

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 Clubs of America Scholarship Program


Any current college student of accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of least 3.0 is welcome to apply

https://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship/

August 31 annually

 

iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship


Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university

Enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 credit hours for graduate students)

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.7

Students in pass/fall programs must provide proof of passing status

https://www.ivein.com/scholarship/

Fall Semester: August 31, 2021

 

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

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

August 31, 2021

 

The Entertainment Technology Scholarship


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

https://hometheatersdirect.com/scholarship/

September 1st, annually

 

Bi-Annual $1,000 Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay


Applicants under the age of 18 must include the signature of a parent or legal guardian

https://www.reusethisbag.com/scholarship/environmental-awareness-scholarship

September 1st

 

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

 

May Firm Injury Scholarship


Enrolled in a community college or university

https://mayfirm.com/scholarship

September 15 annually

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest


Contest open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.

Entrant must be a 12th grade, undergraduate, or graduate student for any part of the school year in which the contest is held

https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-atlas-shrugged-overview

September 27, 2021

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship


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

Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

September 30

 

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

 

We the Students 2021 Scholarship Contest


Applicants must be EITHTER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2021) OR students currently enrolled in college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2021 semester

https://www.denvertriallawyers.com/about-us/undergrad-scholarship-contest/

November 1, 2021

 

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

http://www.druglawsuitsource.com

November 1, 2021

 

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.

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

November 1, 2021

 

Ai Engstrom National Scholarship


Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

There is not age requirements.

https://pcb-solutions.com/scholarship/

December 1

 

Florin/Roebin Scholarship Contest


Be a student enrolled full-time at a secondary or post-secondary academic institution in the U.S.

Be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry

https://florinroebig.com/scholarship/

December 1, 2021

 

OLVG annual Scholarship Program for students in 2021


Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university for the current financial year

Must be in good academic standing with your current institution

Minimum 3.0 GPA

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

December 1, 2021

 

Wilkie Law Firm Undergraduate Scholarship


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

  • High school senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Student currently attending or enrolled in an accredited community college or undergraduate degree program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

https://devildogdefender.com/scholarship-for-veterans/

December 15, 2021

 

The Lacy Employment Law Firm College Scholarship


Must be a legal resident of the United States

Must be a graduate of a public or accredited private high school

Must fill out and submit the application form by the official deadline

https://employment-labor-law.com/scholarship/

December 15, 2021

 

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

 

iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship


Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university

Enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 credit hours for graduate students)

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.7

Students in pass/fall programs must provide proof of passing status

https://www.ivein.com/scholarship/

Winter/Spring: December 31, 2021

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship


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

Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

December 31

 

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

 

May Firm Injury Scholarship


Enrolled in a community college or university

https://mayfirm.com/scholarship

January 15 annually

 

Hunnicutt Law Group Scholarship


Students must submit proof of enrollment or intent to enroll in an accredited undergraduate program, or law school for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year

https://www.hunnicuttlaw.com/hunnicutt-law-group-scholarship/

January 15, 2022

 

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

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

February 20 annually

 

OppU Achievers Scholarship


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

Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

March 31

 

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

 

Hedding Law Firm $2,500 Student Scholarship


All applicants for the Hedding Law Firm Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

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.

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

Applicants needs to demonstrate a need for financial assistance

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

June 1, annually

 

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

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