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Ray Jones Scholarship Fund for Native Americans (Local Scholarship)

The Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to selected California Native American students graduating from a Central Valley high school and pursuing a post-secondary degree. Five scholarship awards of $2,500 each will be awarded to selected applicants seeking a post-secondary degree at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a selected applicant seeking a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Please stop by the counseling office to find hard copies of the application in the scholarship binder or click here to download/print it yourself. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.



Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. If you're interested, please click here for more information and to apply. The deadline is June 1, 2017.



Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship

This is a fairly straightforward scholarship with minimal requirements for eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Please click here for more information and to download the application. The deadline is April 1, 2017.



Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The APIASF General Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
  • Are the first in their families to attend college
  • Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

Please click here for more information and to apply online. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2017.



Violet Richardson Award - $250 (Ages 14-17)

Soroptimist International of Clovis would like to offer girls ages 14-17 the opportunity to win a $250 cash Violet Richardson Award. It is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. With her motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly and was an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women.

This award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities make the community and world a better place. The recipient must be between the ages of 14 and 17 on December 1 of the year that she applies.

Please click here to download the application with the local Clovis chapter's information pre-filled. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2017.



Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Open to all students: This essay contest has a first-place prize of $20,000, as well as Centennial scholarship awards. The essay topic is "Describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth." For more detailed information about this contest, please click here to find various informative links. The deadline is January 4, 2017.



Quest Whole Person Scholarship of up to $20,000 per year

Oral Roberts University offers the Quest Whole Person scholarship to students who are "committed to achieving excellence academically, physically, and spiritually. Awards range in value up to $20,000 per year." You must be nominated by your counselor, so please see your counselor if interested.



Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500 to $5,000

Eligibility: seniors who are affiliated with the California licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer, or wine license. Some examples include retailers, airlines, restaurants, hotels, suppliers, distributors, breweries, wineries, etc.

Please visit for more information and to apply. Applications must be mailed and cannot be submitted electronically. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2017.



Camarena Health 2017 Annual Scholarship Program

Are you interested in the medical field and either live or work in Madera County? You should apply for the Camarena Health Memorial Scholarship! Please click here to download and print the application yourself or stop by the counseling office to pick up a printed copy from the scholarship binder on the bookshelf. Applications are due by Monday, February 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.



Burger King Scholarship

You are now able to apply for scholarships between $1,000 and $50,000 through the Burger King Scholars program until December 15th, 2016. For more information, and to apply, please click here.



Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation will award thousands of dollars in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Applications are now being accepted from graduating high school seniors, and the deadline is February 3, 2017. You can find the application and more information about qualifications by clicking here.



BigSun Scholarship

Attention seniors: The BigSun Organization is offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit to learn more about how to apply before June 19, 2017.



PG&E Scholarships Now Available!

PG&E has various "Employee Resource Groups [ERGs]" that offer thousands of dollars in scholarships. Students must complete one general scholarship application and supplemental applications to each additional ERG to which they're applying. For more information, and to apply, please visit



Great Opportunity - Fresno State Craig School of Business Scholars

Attention seniors interested in a business program in Fresno State's Craig School of Business: The Craig School of Business Scholars is a scholarship organization that awards $16,000 over the course of 4 years and also enables priority registration. Students serve as ambassadors for the Craig School of Business. Students who have applied for Smittcamp can send in the same application for this scholarship. The application is due January 5th, 2017. Please click here for more information, including eligibility requirements. If you have any questions, please email Justin Yurong at



NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Attention seniors who own and operate a small business: NFIB is offering awards ranging from $2,000-$15,000 for use toward the 2017-2018 academic year. The application is due December 18th. Please click here for more information and to apply.



Diller Family Foundation $36,000 Award

Attention Jewish students with leadership experience: The Diller Family Foundation has a $36,000 award available. The foundation states "The awards celebrate tikkun olam, or 'repairing the world.' The Diller Family Foundation knows that supporting Jewish teen leadership today means creating and inspiring future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community. The Awards provide $36,000 for each recipient so that they may use it to further their project or education." Please visit for more information and to apply before January 4, 2017.



$500 Scholarship for Seniors interested in Agriculture

Bull's Eye Pest Control is offering a $500 scholarship for individuals looking to go into an agricultural major for college. Please click here to apply before April 14, 2017.



$300 Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Fresno Scholarship

Attention seniors with at least one Chinese grandparent: The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Fresno is offering a $300 scholarship. All required components and the application are due by noon on Wednesday, December 21st. For information about this scholarship or to print the application yourself, please click here. You may also find a printed application in the "local scholarships" section of the scholarship binder in the counseling office.



$1,000 Scholarship from Nursing Schools Almanac

Nursing Schools Almanac is looking to award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates "a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2017." Please click here for more information and to apply.



$6,000 eQuality Scholarship

Attention seniors who have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community: the $6,000 eQuality scholarship is available for application. Please visit to apply online by the February 1, 2017 deadline.



2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Cash Prizes

An essay and video contest on the topic of "Not to be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment" starts accepting entries on February 1, 2017 until April 16, 2017. First place wins $2,000, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Please click here for more information available now (with contest rules and entry instructions available at the same website beginning on January 1, 2017).



$40,000 Scholarship

Attention seniors who live in an area serviced by Southern California Edison (click here to determine if you do) and are planning to attend a 4-year university with an academic focus on STEM fields: The Edison Scholars program awards $10,000 per year for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Please visit for more information on eligibility requirements and to apply. The deadline is February 1, 2017.



Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

Asian Pacific Fund administers 13 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $20,000 and many are renewable. Regardless of ethnic background, please click here for a flyer summarizing the various scholarships and click here to apply before the February 24, 2017 deadline.



Pepperdine|Seaver College Music Auditions

Attention seniors: Music auditions for Seaver College at Pepperdine are available for scheduling. The dates are listed below, but please be aware that you must first apply to the university and then to the Department of Music before scheduling your audition. Click here for more detailed information about this process. The deadline to apply to the university is January 5, 2017.

November 12, 2016 (Theater and Music Only)
January 21, 2017 (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Theater and Music, and Instrumental)
January 28, 2017 (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Theater and Music, and Instrumental)
February 4, 2017 (Instrumental Only)



Scholarship Opportunity: San Joaquin Valley Town Hall

Seniors: Each year, the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series brings six speakers to the Fresno area to address intriguing topics of our times. Noted authors, scholars, journalists, scientists, and artists come to the William Saroyan Theater to share their insights, experiences, and knowledge. For several years, your high school has been invited to participate in the Town Hall Merit Award Program by selecting two outstanding seniors to attend each lecture and be entered into a scholarship drawing (one per lecture). All lectures are on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see Mrs. Bird to sign up to attend one of the lectures. The schedule for the lectures is as follows:

*October 19th: Leon Panetta - Remarks on Our Nation: Political Science, History, Economics, Government Leadership
*November 16th: Wes Moore - The Other Wess Moore: One Name Two Fates: Psychology, Education, Sociology, Leadership, Journalism, ROTC
*January 18th: Adam Steltzner - How Curiosity Changed my Life: Mars Rover: Physics, Robotics, Political Science
*February 15th: Marc Lapadula - The Four Films that Changed America: English, Film, History, Sociology, Drama
*March 15th: Dave Barry - The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry: English, Drama, Journalism.
*April 5th: Lisa Genova - Still Alice, Understanding Alzheimer's: English, Psychology, Sociology, Biology.



High School Diplomats Program

Attention sophomores and juniors: there will be a 10-day Cultural Exchange Program taking place at Princeton University from 7/25/17-8/5/17. Students from both Japan and America spend ten days living and socializing with each other. The program is designed to expose the students to both cultures through daily themes and activities. Scholarships are available that cover room, board, special activity costs, and a portion of program transportation costs. Please visit to learn more and to apply.



Fresno State's Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

Attention seniors who are looking to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, or allied health: Fresno State's HCOP might be for you. Some eligibility requirements include being considered a "disadvantaged student [first-generation college students or low-income]," a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and a strong math and science GPA. Benefits of the program include a freshman summer transition program, reserved seating in classes, individual math and science tutorials, free field trips to medical schools and pre-health conferences, summer clinical and community internships, advising specific to students pursuing health careers, Aspiring Health Leaders Seminar, and more. Please click here for more information. You can also click here to apply. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.



Opportunity for Jewish Juniors

Regardless if you're religiously observant or marginally affiliated with Judaism, The Bronfman Fellowship is looking for outstanding Jewish juniors to partake in an all-expenses-paid five week trip to Israel and two seminars in New York City. The Bronfman Fellowship states that "Fellows travel through Israel, explore their Jewish identity, connect to Israeli peers, and engage with thinkers, authors, artists, and educators in a transformational experience, while learning about themselves and each other. All meals are kosher and group activities on the Sabbath are in keeping with the sanctity of the day" No Jewish educational background is required for eligibility. If you are interested, please visit for more information and to apply. The deadline is January 4, 2017.



USC Summer Programs for High School Students

USC has announced expanded course options for the 2017 USC Summer Programs. Visit to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff. Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to email them at



Assistance League Dream Dress Boutique

From the boutique: "Dream Dress is ready for winter events! Do you have a school function which requires a dressy dress? We have over 1,500 new and gently used dresses to choose from, along with shoes, jewelry, and hand bags! All FREE!!" If this would be beneficial to you, please have a school official fill out the referral form found here and take it with you to the boutique.



Duke University Summer Programs

Duke University is now accepting applications for the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit and for the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive. Please click on the name of each program to learn more and to apply. The deadline for each is April 14, 2017.



UC Davis Young Scholars Program (summer program)

The UCD-YSP offers summer research opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of 2017. Participants in this program work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. Additionally, participants will enjoy weekend field trips to points of interest throughout Northern California, lectures on current issues in scientific research, and opportunities to work and live with other talented students with similar interests. Please visit for more information and to apply. Davis states that "substantial fee reductions (up to 90% of cost) are available for students on a needs-based sliding scale." The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2017.



Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Attention juniors and sophomores: the Yale Young Global Scholar's Program (YYGS) will offer six unique 2-week interdisciplinary sessions on Yale's campus in summer of 2017. You can expect to be studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. Need-based scholarships are available. The dates are listed below. Please visit to learn more and to apply. You can also watch a short video about these sessions by clicking here. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2017.

6/19-7/2: Frontiers of Math & Science (FMS)
6/19-7/2: Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE)

7/9-7/22: Applied Science & Engineering (ASE)
7/9-7/22: International Affairs and Security (IAS)

7/27-8/9: Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS)
7/27-8/9: Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE)