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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.

 

Freedom Care Scholarship


Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited college, university, or trade school

You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. GAP students are welcome to apply, but their last GPA score must be 3.0 or higher

You must have a high school diploma or GED

Students of all ages are welcome to apply for the FreedomCare Scholarship Program

https://www.freedomcareny.com/en/scholarship

June 18, 2020

 

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship


Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering -related fields

https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship?utm_source=SIFM_P1&utm_medium=SIFM_email&utm_campaign=SIFM

June 30, 2020

 

 

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

 

Impact on the Community Scholarship


Open to anyone enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States

High school seniors who are graduating before the deadline and have been accepted to or enrolled in a graduate program are also eligible

http://ask4sam.net/impact-on-the-community-scholarship/

June 30, 2020

 

The Patriot Law Firm’s Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://fightforthelittleguy.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C.’s Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://garyhsmith.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Taylor Randolph’s Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://randolphlawfirm.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Cogan & Power Academic Scholarship 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://coganpower.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Bradshaw’s Law LLC Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://bradshawlawnv.com/academic-scholarship

July 15, 2020

 

Mainor Wirth Academic Scholarship 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

http://mainorwirth.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Law Offices of George T. Bochanis’ Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://lvaccident.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Langer & Langer’s Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://langerandlanger.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices Military Scholarship 2020


Open to miliatry veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family member (parents, children and grandchildren) who will be enrolled in an accredited community college, 2 or 4 year university, trade or vocational school or graduate school in the Fall of 2020.

https://dzinjurylawyers.com/military-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices Academic Scholarship 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://dzinjurylawyers.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Strom & Associates Annual Military Scholarship 2020


Open to miliatry veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).  Trade or vocaitonal programs will also qualify.

https://stromlawyers.com/military-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Strom & Associates 2020 Academic Scholarship


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate, or graduate).

https://stromlawyers.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

David Boehrer Law Firm’s Annual Academic Scholarship of 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://davidboehrerlaw.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Jason D. Mills & Associates $1,500 Academic Scholarship


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://jasondmills.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman and Kalish Annual Military Scholarship


Open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).  Trade or vocational programs will also qualify.

https://www.sgklawyers.com/Military-Scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman and Kalish Annual Academic Scholarship


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://www.sgklawyers.com/Academic-Scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp Annual Military Scholarship 2020


Open to miliatry veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credites toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).  Trade or vocational programs will also qualify.

https://mattsharplaw.com/military-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

The Annual Scholarship of Matthew L. Sharp Law Offices 2020


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://mattsharplaw.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Keller Law Offices Annual Scholarship for Military Veterans


Open to miliatry veterans of the United States Armed Forces and to their immediate family members (parents, children, and grandchildren) who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, college or university, trade or vocational school in the Fall of 2020.

https://kellerlawoffices.com/military-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Keller Law Offices 2020 Academic Scholarship for Higher Education


Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credites toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate or graduate).

https://kellerlawoffices.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Ankin Law Office 2020 Scholarship for Military Veterans


Open to miliatry veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled full-time in Fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate) earning credits toward a degree (associate baccalaureate or graduate).  Trade or vocational programs will also qualify.

https://ankinlaw.com/military-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

The Ankin Law Office Annual $2,500 Academic Scholarship


Be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited community college, college or university or an accredited law school or graduate school starting in the fall of 2020

https://ankinlaw.com/academic-scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

The Sure Oak Be Awesome 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 a specific major

Domestic, international and undocumented students may apply

Students attending online universities are welcome to apply

https://www.sureoak.com/scholarship/

July 15, 2020

 

Last House College Scholarship


U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident

Enrolled or accpeted in an accredited college or university

High School seniors are encouraged to apply

Minimum GPA of 3.0

https://thelasthouse.net/the-last-house-college-scholarship/

July 31, 2020

 

$500 Scholarship Offer from the Maverick Doctor


You must be accepted into a college or university

GPA must be at least 3.0

You must be in good standing at the college or university

Must possess a high school diploma or GED

http://maverickdoctor.com/scholarship

July 31, 2020

 

2020 Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship


Be United States citizen 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 who plan to enroll dull-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 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://michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago/

August 1, 2020

 

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

 

Adley Law Firm College Student Scholarship


Must be an aspiring or currently enrolled U.S. college or university student

18 years of age (parental consent required if under 18)

https://adleylawfirm.com/scholarships/

August 15, 2020

 

Cash Cars Buyer Scholarship Program


Individuals over the age of 18

Enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited school

http://cashcarbuyer.com/scholarship/

August 15, 2020

 

Dua Law Firm Legal Studies Scholarship


Must be enrolled in a legal program of study at an accredited college or univeristy in the United States

Must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Must show active participation in the legal field by evidence of volunteer work, extra-curricular activities, professional experiences and other relevant activities

https://www.dualawfirm.com/scholarship

August 31, 2020

 

Boohoff Law College Scholarship Video Essay Contest


Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year

Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution

Younger than 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian

https://www.boohofflaw.com/scholarship/

September 1, 2020

 

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

 

Destination Scanner Scholarship


Undergraduate and graduate student can appy

Enrolled in a full-time degree program in an accredited college or graduate school

https://destinationscanner.com/destination-scanner-scholarship/

September 15, 2020

 

Able Moving Scholarship Award


Be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an business program

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

http://ablemoving.com/able-moving-scholarship-award/

September 15, 2020

 

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

 

ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers


Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a “healthcare degree” program may apply

Proof of enrollment in a qualifying degree program may be required for eligibility

https://pacificmedicaltraining.net/

November 1, 2020

 

Headline Tickets School Scholarship for Veterans


Be a veteran or immediate family member of someone who has served in a branch of the United States Military

Be enrolled in or accepted to a n accredited college, university or technical school in the Nited States

have at least a 2.5 GPA

https://www.headlinetickets.com/Scholarship

December 1, 2020

 

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarships


You are passionate about pursuing your entrepreneurial dream

You are currently enrolled in, or have been accpeted by, an accredited university/college int he United States. We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply

You have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

You are able to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript, a completed application and your essay.

https://www.simmrinlawgroup.com/entrepreneurial-scholarship/

December 15, 2020

 

North American Moving Services Logistics Scholarship Competition


U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident) or Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student of an acredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field

https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship

December 15, 2020

 

The Easton & Easton College Scholarship


Applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants must be currently attending or accepted to an institution of post-secondary education (college, university, or trade school)

If you are currently attending a college or trade school, you must have a cumulative GPA of  3.0 or higher

If you are currently in high school and have been accepted to a college or trade school, you must have a cumulative hig school GPA of 3.0 or higher

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

December 31, 2020

 

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 high school 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/practice-areas/car-accidents/#scholarship

December 31st

 

Upgraded Points Student Scholarship


graduating high school senior with college acceptance

current undergraduate student

current graduate student

https://upgradedpoints.com/scholarship/

December 2020

 

Hope for Healing Scholarship


Undergraduate scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled in a four-year degree program or show proof of acceptance to an institution which offers four-year degrees

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last completed academic year at a four-year institution, a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent quarter or semester, or if no college has completed a 3.5 high school GPA

Academic focus in the area of mental and behavioral health or psychiatric nursing as demonstarted by a major  or minor course of study

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

January 15, 2021

 

$1500 Local Realty Service 2021 Scholarship 


Must be a high school senior, in college or in graduate school in order to be eligible.

Must be a resident of the United States

https://www.localrealtyservice.com/the-1500-local-realty-service-2020-scholarship

February 17, 2021

 

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

 

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