Local Scholarships


CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: October 14, 2019)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability




UnitedAg Agribusiness Education Foundation (Deadline: December 31, 2019)


Since 1989, UnitedAg and its Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) has awarded $1,505,500 in scholarship monies to 897 students in need of funding for college.

  • Applicants must be affiliated with a UnitedAg member company either as self, spouse, child or grandchild of the employee.



California P.E.O. Scholarships (Deadline: January 15, 2020)

The California State Chaper of P.E.O. offers a number of scholarships to California women at any level of higher education and in a variety of fields of study.

  • All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions.
  • Application forms are available online beginning September 1, 2019 through January 13, 2020.
  • Completed packets must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2020.


CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: January 21, 2020)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability



Northern California Scholarships Foundation (Deadline: February 3, 2020)

Eligible students from public high schools in Northern California are nominated by their school, selected for an interview, interviewed by the Trustees to receive the scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year.

  • A 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required and students must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units per academic term (semester quarter, etc.).
  • Scholars must make such financial, scholastic and other reports as the Trustees may require.
  • Each scholar is assigned an Advisor to whom reports are sent regularly, with whom problems are discussed, and from whom counsel and advice are received. This is achieved by correspondence on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Scholars are not required to attend a college or university in California. If the scholar attends college within 150 miles of the site of a planned annual NCSF banquet the scholar is required to attend. Trustees and Advisors will also attend.

PG&E Scholarship Program (Deadline: February 4, 2019)

At PG&E, we're focused on California's future. PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both STEM-based and other disciplines. More than 200 scholarships were made available last year. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply
  • Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California


CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Deadline: February 10, 2020)

This prestigious program recognizes two student-athletes based on excellence in athletics, academics, and character.

  • One male and one female statewide winner will each receive a $5,000 scholarship as well as a visit to the State Capitol in Sacramento where they will be honored in front of the legislature.
  • Additionally, 20 Section winners (one male and one female from each of the 10 CIF Sections) will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry Scholarship (Deadline: February 15, 2020)

Undergrad scholarships will be awarded to children, grandchildren or legal guardians of persons who currently hold full-time employment with, or are a proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor, beer or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail & wholesale establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, etc.

  • Upon high school graduation, student will attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2020 term/semester and enrollment status of freshman/full-time (12+ units).
  • Students participates in specific extra-curricular high school activities, as defined on application.
  • Include with your application a 8.5 x 11 typed, double spaced ESSAY (not to exceed 2 pages).
  • Winning students MUST attend one of the July awards dinners.


Please fill out both forms completely (Scholarship Application and Activities Record).  Do not leave any sections blank.  Use N/A for non-applicable sections.  All applications must be submitted to school counselor. A 3.0 GPA is required for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Available to all Princeton seniors (regardless if student resides outside of Glenn County) and for senior students who also meet specific individual scholarship eligibility requirements. Brochure and application available in Career Center.
One application will allow a student to apply for the following scholarships, if they meet the qualifications:
  • Johns Manville Scholarship
    • The Johns Manville, Inc., manufacturer of quality insulation and a major employer of Glenn County, sponsors four (4) $1000 scholarships: One $1000 for OHS,
      one $1000 for WHS, one $1000 for HHS, and one $1000 for Elk Creek, Wm. Finch and Princeton. The scholarship will be awarded to the two top students who apply from each school, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Westside Anglers
    • A $500 scholarship will be awarded to any graduate from a Glenn County high school with a career goal in Fish and Wildlife, Conservation or Biology. 
  • Willows Car and Bike Show
    • A total of $5000 in scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from any of the (7) high schools in Glenn County. The requirements are: Two (2) letters of Recommendation, one (1) from an educator, one (1) from a non-school community member (neither should be from a relative). A typed essay why you feel you should be selected; your plans and goals after you complete your educations, and what its attainment will mean to your community/society. 
  • Porter Memorial Scholarship
    • One (1) $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduate from any Glenn County High School who will be attending a college or trade school for a skilled trade.
  • Trade Makers Scholarship Fund
    • Three (3) scholarships a total of $3500, the scholarship are as follows: 1- $2000, 1- $1000 1- $500. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating senior of any Glenn County School who have a career in the trade field. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is needed with the immediate family background in Military, Law Enforcement, or First Responder. Please list family background in Military, Law Enforcement or First Responder. 
  • Glenn Chorale
    • $500 scholarship, up to three (3) winners will be selected from any Glenn County High School. Student must take a music related class in the first two years of college, verified by the transcript.
  • Willows Rotary Scholarship
    • Two $1,000 scholarships for a student in each of the high schools in the Willows Rotary Service Area (Willows, Princeton, Elk Creek, Wm. Finch) who demonstrate: 1) a 3.0 GPA and high financial need. Students must demonstrate leadership and involvement with community based projects.


Northern California Sports Association Scholarship (Deadline: February 18, 2019)

  • Must be nominated by your Principal
  • Sports activity
  • Extracurricular activity
  • Grades
  • Financial Need


CIF Spirit of Sport Award (Deadline: February 24, 2020)

This award recognizes one male and one female state-wide winner during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a scholarship and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council event in April.

  • Student-athletes who are positive role models within the schools and community
  • Integrity, fairness, character, and respect
  • Student athletes who display good sportsmanship and school leadership, regardless of athletic ability


Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarships Program (Deadline: March 1, 2020)

  • Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian decent
  • Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2019


California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation (Deadline: March 6, 2020)

Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year.

  • The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system.
  • The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college.
  • Students may study the subject of their choice.
  • The Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship provides either $500 for Alan Hancock College or $1,000 for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


Glenn County Farm Bureau (Deadline: March 8, 2019)

Glenn County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships in the amount of $500-$3,000. Applicants must be pursuing a major and a future career in agriculture. A complete application includes the following items:

  • Application Form
  • Short-Response Questions
  • Essay Responses
  • Transcripts
  • Activity Summary


The Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program (Deadline: March 11, 2020)

Merchants Bank of Commerce is committed to supporting aspiring students who wish to continue their education beyond high school through the Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program. Ten, $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to local high school seniors throughout the communities we serve.

  • Graduating High School Senior residing in the counties of Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, and Sacramento
  • Student has maintained a 3.0 GPA in their senior year
  • Student intends to enroll as a full-time college student within 12 months of graduation (proof of enrollment will be required before funds are distributed)


Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc. (Deadline: March 15, 2020)

  • Applicants must be of Portuguese descent and be a USA citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.50 Total Weighted Grade Point Average for Grades 9 -12 and be a graduating Senior of a California high school. (An official High School Transcript must accompany the application)
  • Applicant meets all entrance requirements of the accredited community college, college, trade school or university the applicant plans to attend.
  • Applicant must have participated in at least three(3) extra-curricular activities while in high school.
  • Applicant must present three(3) letters of recommendation from individuals who will vouch for the applicant’s academic standing, character and personality. One letter must be from the Principal, Dean
  • or Counselor, verifying participation in the extra-curricular activities. One letter must be from a teacher of the high school attended. One letter may be from any other source except a relative and may be an additional teacher. Individuals writing letters are to include their titles or position.
  • Applicants must complete the Application for an Undergraduate Scholarship, including the essay.


CANERS Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: March 15, 2019)

The CANERS Foundation distributes scholarship applications for the benefit of students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained.

  • Student must be currently enrolled in 6 units within a nursery-related program.
  • Legibility is critical (12-point type preferred but no smaller than 10 pt. - No unusual fonts).
  • Grades are important, but a B student who participates in horticulture related activities may be selected over the A student who does not participate in FFA, 4-H, horticulture club, or other related activities.
  • Current school year letters of recommendation are important. Sources to contact for these letters are noted on the application. Email letters of recommendation are not accepted.
  • Current transcripts need to be included with the application. Please make sure your students understand that computer-generated transcripts (not printed by the school’s admissions office) must be signed by the horticulture instructor.
  • Applications postmarked after March 15, 2019 will not be considered.


Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society (Deadline: March 16, 2020)

Founded in 1979, PHCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Portuguese cultural and historical heritage, we strive to provide a congenial environment for individuals of Portuguese ancestry to maintain a link with their ethnic past.

  • Applicants must be a high school senior; be of Portuguese descent; achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • The application should include an official grade transcript; at least one letter of recommendation (principal, counselor, teacher, employer, etc.); an essay regarding the applicant’s Portuguese community involvement and the impact of the applicant’s Portuguese heritage and culture on their life (300 words minimum).


Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Fund (Deadline: March 30, 2019)

Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Fund promotes the benefits of awareness and early detection by providing funds for free mammograms and diagnostic testing to qualifying residents living in Butte and Glenn counties.

  • Scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have lost a parent or sibling to breast cancer, or who have a parent or sibling in treatment for breast cancer and reside in Butte or Glenn County.
  • Plan to attend any accredited college, university, or trade school.




Friendly Garden Club Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

  • For students entering ag-related fields.
  • List accomplishments, achievements, what money will be used for, and field of study you plan to enter.


Northern California Veterinary Medical Association Animal Sciences Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

  • Interested in animal science related field
  • Must have recommendation of three faculty members
  • Have 3.0 or higher
  • Complete application 


Sierra North Valley Realtors Scholarship-Glenn County Chapter Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

  • Students interested in pursuing a career in a discipline related to real estate services.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to service in their school and community
  • Demonstrated a strong desire to do well in their endeavors


California Women for Agriculture Scholarship (Deadline: April 13, 2019)

The California Women for Agriculture North Valley Chapter annually awards scholarships to Northern California students pursuing careers in agriculture.

  • Eligible applicants include graduating high school seniors and students attending colleges located in Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, Shasta, Plumas, Yuba, Colusa and Sutter Counties, or a student who is a child or grandchild of a member of our Chapter


Avalos Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: April 15, 2019)

The Avalos Foundation hopes to support and inspire the next generation of leaders to help make our state, country, and communities a better place. 

  • Accepted & attend a University of California University or Any Ivy League University.
  • Prove financial need.
  • Must be resident of Colusa, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Sutter, or Yuba County.


Glenn County Fire Chief's Association Scholarship (Deadline: April 15, 2019)

  • Glenn County student pursuing a career Fire Protection, Law Enforcement or Emergency Medicine.
  • Proof of enrollment in public safety courses in college or university, along with a copy of the recipient’s grade transcript.




CAPCA Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2020)

CAPCA and its members are committed to investing in the education of the next generation of pest management professionals.

  • Applications are available for students who are currently attending college in an agricultural/horticultural related field or who are entering or returning to college in an agricultural/horticultural related field in the fall of 2020.
  • Priority will be given to students at the junior or senior standing in the fall of 2020.
  • Master’s degree/ doctorate students are NOT eligible.
  • Students attending junior or community college ARE eligible.
  • Students who hold a DPR license (QAC, QAL, PCA etc.) ARE eligible.
  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply annually (even if they have received the scholarship before).


NSCIF Adamson/LeMaster/Hendrix Scholar-Athletes (Deadline: May 1, 2019)

We are pleased to announce the competition for the LeMaster/Hendrix Northern Section Scholar/Athlete of the Year. This award is presented annually to honor two students, one female and one male, from an NSCIF member school. These candidates must have demonstrated outstanding ability athletically, above average scholastic achievement, and high standards of citizenship during their high school years. 

  • To qualify, the applicant must be a graduating senior, possess no less than a 3.5 (weighted or non-weighted) cumulative GPA, have participated in a varsity sport in the Northern Section for at least two years, have earned at least one all league selection, and have a record of good citizenship. 


Glenn County Sheriff's Posse Scholarship (Deadline: May 10, 2019)

  •  Full time student planning for a degree in Agriculture, Equine/ Livestock, Legal or Law enforcement
  • 3.0 or higher
  • Typed letter with various information
  • 2 letters of reference


Cien Amigos - IME Becas Scholarships (Deadline: May 31, 2019)

The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, with the support of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), the Cien Amigos Advocacy Group and the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California are pleased to announce the Cien Amigos – IME Becas 2019 to encourage the educational success of Mexican-origin and Latino students in California.

  • Scholarships to undergraduate, low-income, Latino students.
  • Grants to low-income, Latino, high school juniors and seniors for college application fees, SAT/ACT test materials/fees or college-prep courses fees.



California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: June 30, 2019)

  • Application
  • Three to four page essay on "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit During Your College Years"


Caltrans/California Transportation Foundation Scholarships (Deadline: June 30, 2019)



Colusa County Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: TBD)

This scholarship application form makes you eligible for multiple scholarship awards. Please take particular care in completing the scholarship form. The scholarship application is a hard copy. No online application form will be available. Application forms are available in the school office and/or available through your school counselor. See below student eligibility requirements.

  • Copy of your transcript. The school counselor will attach a copy of your transcript when you submit your scholarship application forms.
  • A personal interview is a required part of the application process. Interviews will be scheduled. Interviews will be in the conference room of the Colusa County Library at 7th and Market Street, Colusa. You will be notified of the day and time in ample time for you to make a change if necessary.
  • Fully complete the scholarship application and return the completed application to you Counselor.
  • Letter of recommendation must be from someone who is not a family member or school employee. The Letter of Recommendation must be returned to the school counselor and not returned or given to the student. It is suggested you prepare an envelope addressed to your counselor for this purpose.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • A high school student graduating this spring.

California Family Foods Scholarship (Deadline: TBD)

California Family Foods of Arbuckle is providing a $500 scholarship for each Colusa County high school with the following criteria. To apply, attach the essay to your Colusa County Scholarship Foundation application. No online application is available

  • Must be planning a major in agricultural production, crops or livestock.
  • Ag. Business also qualifies, however Ornamental Horticulture does not.
  • If the major is Ag. Business, the essay must relate that field to agriculture in Northern California.
  • Must be going to a two or four year college.
  • Must have 3.0 GPA.
  • Must write a one page, single spaced, "8 1/2 x 11" essay on agricultural production, crops, or livestock as it relates to Northern California.

Tri Counties Bank Community Scholarship Program (Deadline: TBD)
Through a partnership with Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Tri Counties Bank is committed to providing meaningful college scholarships to deserving low and moderate income students in the Bank’s footprint, as well as to other students in the communities we serve. The Bank has established an endowment through the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to help sustain this important service, and provides additional funding totaling over $100,000 each year for scholarships for college-bound youth (both for Community College and 4-Year Public and Private Institutions). We encourage applications from talented college-bound high school seniors in the Bank’s 29 county footprint, which includes much of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, the Bay Area and the North Coast, who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship — especially among our economically-disadvantaged youth.

Willows Lions Club Scholarship (Deadline: TBD)

Scholarships in the amounts of $750-$1000. No online application. Eligibility includes Community Service, Extra-Curricular Activities, Financial Need, and Career Goals. Applications need to be mailed directly to the Willows Lions Club.