Scholarships

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Portrait of smiling young woman with long brown hair wearing casual clothes and writing in clipboard standing near gray wall with education sketchWe are proud to offer up to eight $1,000 scholarships to women graduating from  high schools in the Placer Union High School District. Recipients are evaluated based upon the following criteria.

  • Has maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher,
  • Is applying to a 2-year or 4-year college or university (preferred major of science, technology, engineering or mathematics),
  • Will submit two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, and the application.

Application deadline:  January 31, 2022.  Apply here: High School Scholarship Application 22  Applications also can be obtained through each of the Placer Union High Schools’ counseling offices (Del Oro, Colfax, Foresthill, Maidu, and Confluence).

COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Transferring Woman’s Scholarships
Annually, we award up to two $1,000 scholarships for women transferring to a 4-year college in the Fall.  STEM majors are preferred, but not required. The student must:

  • Have a permanent address within the Placer Union High School District boundaries.
  • Be transferring to a 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2022
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0
  • Provide the application, two letters of recommendation, and respond to the essay prompts.

Application deadline:  April 1, 2022.  Apply here: Transfer Scholarship 22

Re-entry Woman’s Scholarship
Annually, we award up to one $1,000 scholarship to a woman actively re-entering college after some kind of a break. Use the link to Sierra College Scholarship Search.
https://sierracollege.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/scholarx_scholarshipsearch.aspx

 

We face a special challenge this year. The major fundraiser for our college scholarships, the Trivia Bee, was cancelled for 2020 and 2021. The Trivia Bee is coming back in March 2022.

In the meantime, we face a shortfall in funding scholarships for the next school year.  Our goal is to raise $11,000 so we can fully fund the scholarships. We are making progress due to the generosity of our members. To reach our goal we need support from our community – both individuals and local businesses.  Please spread the word to your friends and family – and join us in making those dreams possible.  Thank you!

DONATE NOW  To donate online, click on the “Donate” button on the upper righthand side of this page – be sure to designate “scholarships” in the Write a Note section.  If you prefer to download a donation form click here: DONATE Fill-in

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