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Seniors remember to let Ms. Hayes know if you receive any type of scholarship, monetary award or military acceptance. All your hard work will be recognized at the Senior Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year.
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Alpha Delta Kappa -Theta Chapter Applicant must excel in the areas of academics, leadership, citizenship, and service to others. A cash award of five hundred dollars and a trophy will be presented to two senior girls graduating this spring from the Kern High School District. Only graduates from junior high or middle schools from the Bakersfield City School District can apply. Deadline is 03/29/19.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Omega Chapter Book Scholarship All Kern County African-American seniors may apply for a book scholarship to help begin their college education. A completed application, personal essay and (2) sealed letters of recommendation are required. An official transcript must be submitted by the postmarked deadline.Deadline postmarked on or before 02/01/19.
Assistance League Bakersfield Scholarship Applicant must be entering a two year community college or four year college/university. Student must have a 3.0 GPA, financial need, community involvement and be a resident of Kern County, FAFSA must be completed. The application must be completed and submitted with all required documentation and recommendations by Friday, April 12, 2019. Deadline is 04/12/19.
Association of California School Administrators To qualify for this scholarship at least one of the parents of the applying student must be an ACSA member. Forty-three $1,000 First Year scholarships will be awarded; fourteen shall be awarded based primarily on financial need. Deadline is 02/09/19.
Bakersfield College Bakersfield College has nearly 300 unique scholarships available from merit to need-based, covering all majors, with GPA minimums starting at 2.0. Learn more about applying at www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/apply4money Deadline is 02/01/19.
California Association of Wine Grape Growers Foundation Students must have a parent or guardian employed by a CA vineyard during the 2018-2019 wine growing season to apply. Be graduating and planning to attend a University of CA, CSU or a community college. For students to be eligible and remain eligible for this scholarship, you must enroll in 12 or more units per semester with satisfactory grades while attending college. Deadline is 03/08/19.
California Table Grape Agricultural Scholarship To be eligible, you must be a 2019 graduate residing in the California San Joaquin valley table grape growing region. You must be planning to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in a field of study pertinent to table grapes. Examples include soil science, plant pathology, entomology, sustainable agriculture and food systems, genetics and plant biology, agricultural education, agricultural communication, agricultural business, agricultural marketing, horticulture and crop science, botany and plant pathology, agricultural policy, international marketing, food science, and technology. Deadline is 01/18/19.
California Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship To be eligible, you must have had a parent or a legal guardian be employed as a field worker in a California table grape vineyard during the 2018 season or plan to be so employed during the 2019 season. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in 2019, who plan to attend community or junior college in California. A completed application, transcript, essay, list of honors or awards and two letters of recommendation are required. Up to three $3,500 scholarships are available. Deadline is 01/18/19.
California Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship To be eligible, you must have had a parent or a legal guardian be employed as a field worker in a California table grape vineyard during the 2018 season or plan to be so employed during the 2019 season. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in 2019, who plan to attend four-year universities or colleges in California. Up to three $20,000 scholarships are available. Deadline is 01/18/19.
Darden Architects, Inc. Graduating senior must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, provide two letters of recommendation and official transcripts. The applicant must have been accepted to and intend to enroll full-time in the California Polytechnic State University, SLO, Architecture program. A select number of applicants maybe selected for oral interviews. Deadline is 05/01/19.
Gandhi Scholarship The Gandhi Celebration Committee and the Ravi and Naina Patel Foundation invites all high school senior students in Kern County to submit their original essay as part of a yearlong celebration of Gandhi's 150th birthday on the following topic: "Satyagraha: Truth is the Goal, Nonviolence is the Way." First prize will be awarded $1,000 and second prize will receive $500. Deadline is 03/31/19.
Grimmway Enterprises, Inc. Scholarship Program The families of Rod & Bob Grimm sponsor this Scholarship Program for the children of employees of Grimmway Enterprises, Inc. The maximum reward can be a $10,000 college scholarship and a computer. Deadline is 03/15/19.
Harvey and Laura Brockmeyer Kiwanis Scholarship Applicant must have been a member of a Future Farmer Chapter, Key Club of a County High School or the child or grandchild of a Kern County Kiwanian. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants will be evaluated on: statement of goals, leadership to school and community, financial statement and counselor/teacher evaluation. Scholarship award is $4,000: $1,000 a year for four years. Deadline is 03/01/19.
Harvey L. Hall/Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. 2019 Medical Scholarship Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for a $250 scholarship. Must be a resident of Kern County and planning on attending either a Junior College or State University in 2019-2020. Must be enrolling in a medical field major, paramedic, EMT, nurse, physician, dentist or hygienist. A 300 word essay indicating your educational plans and career goals is required. Deadline is 04/12/19.
India Association of San Joaquin Valley Merit Scholarship Applicant must be of Indian Origin with IASJV family membership for the last 2 years. A brief resume including background, educational and other achievements should be included. Deadline is 03/01/19.
India Association of San Joaquin Valley Financial Aid Scholarship Applicant must be of Indian Origin and be willing to send a copy of your College acceptance letter in by May 5th. If requested, the applicant also agrees to appear for an interview before the scholarship committee. Deadline is 03/01/19.
Italian Catholic Federation Applicant must be a Roman Catholic of Italian descent who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. You may also qualify if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Deadline is 03/15/19.
Martha "Marti" Ortiz Memorial Scholarship (A dedicated counselor at CHS) Graduating senior must have a 2.5 or better GPA. Have an interest/participation in athletics and/or performing arts. Complete application process, include two letters of recommendation and a one to two page essay responding to the question: "If you could change one thing about the world around you, what would it be and how would you try to change it for the better?" Deadline postmarked on or before 04/09/19.
Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology Applicant must be planning to major or are majoring in viticulture or enology at either Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Each year either a $500 (Community College) or a $1,000 (4-yr. College) scholarship will be awarded. Deadline is 03/08/19.
Sara Takii Scholarship Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated Two scholarships of $1,000 each are designed for female students who will, or have, graduated from a high school in Kern County. Student must be female, a U.S. citizen, and a registered or preregistered Republican. Two letters of recommendation, including one teacher and one non-family member with phone numbers of authors for follow-up. An official transcript, current photograph and the ability to interview in person or live online if needed. Deadline is 04/01/19.
2019 Caltrans District 6/Central Region Employee Family Scholarship This scholarship is for a student entering college or a university who plans on majoring in a transportation related field and are related to a current, former, or retired Caltrans District 6 employee. Must possess a GPA of 2.5 or better. Award amount is a $1,000 or $2,000 scholarship. Deadline is 03/29/19.
2019 Caltrans District 6/Central Region Applicant must be entering college or a university and plan on majoring in a transportation related field: Accounting, Anthropology, Archaeology, Animal or Plant Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Environmental Science, Equipment Operations, Graphic Design, Human Resource, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Legal, Planning, Project Management, Real Estate, Surveying. Must possess a GPA of 2.5 or better. Award amount is a $1,000 or a $2,000 scholarship. Deadline is 03/29/19.
2019 Lincoln Day Essay Essay must be no longer than 500 words. Pick a current issue that has either a local/national impact and explain how Abraham Lincoln would deal with the issue today. First, second, and third place winners will be presented with scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $750 at the annual Kern County Lincoln Day Dinner. Deadline is 02/12/19.
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