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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

 

MPOWER Women in STEM Scholarship


Be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school which MPOWER supports, and

Be an international student allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable:

For study in the U.S., this means the applicant meets one of these criteria:

Has a valid vise which permits study in the U.S.

Is protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Is a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder)

https://www.mpowerfinancing.com/scholarships/women-in-stem/

January 15, 2022

 

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

 

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

 

May Firm Injury Scholarship


Enrolled in a community college or university

https://mayfirm.com/scholarship

September 15 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

 

$3,000 Scholarship From the Law Firm of Eisner Gorin LLP


Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States.  This includes high school seniors, freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and law students.

Applicant needs to provide the name of the school where they are enrolled or seeking enrollment for

Applicant needs to include in the essay the financial need for the scholarship

https://www.egattorneys.com/scholarship/

December 1st annually

 

 

$3,000 Scholarship From the Law Firm of Eisner Gorin LLP


Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the United States.  This includes high school seniors, freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and law students.

Applicant needs to provide the name of the school where they are enrolled or seeking enrollment for

Applicant needs to include in the essay the financial need for the scholarship

https://www.egattorneys.com/scholarship/

December 1st annually

 

Lamber Goodnow College Scholarship


Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university.  Please note all types of colleges, including four-year, community college and “junior colleges” qualify for eligibility

Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8

https://lambergoodnow.com/scholarships/

December 1st, annually

 

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

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