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Eligibility requirements:

  • Major in one of the following STEM degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Eligible to enroll in MATH 24: Trigonometry or MATH 25: Precalculus
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA
  • Enroll full-time (minimum 12 units) at Hartnell College in a degree program
  • Be a US citizen, refugee, or permanent resident

This program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly-selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degree at 4-year colleges or universities. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
  • Have a cumulative unweighted college GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the coming fall
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need

 Jack Kent Cooke Scholars come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and from rural suburban, and urban communities. Many Scholars are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

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This scholarship was established in memory of Danny and Rena Frascioni. Danny was a star athlete at Gonzales High School, became a pilot and a well-respected farmer in the Salinas Valley. Danny was an extreme and passionate man who lived life to the fullest but he was also a very loving, generous and caring person who showed everyone the living definition of what it takes to be a "truly good guy." Rena was Danny's beloved godmother and a lifelong resident of Gonzales. She was well known in the Salinas Valley for her baked goods and her giving and caring nature. Email a PDF copy of application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eligibility requirements:
Gonzales High School graduate
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Active member, in good standing, with the Gonzales High School FFA

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If you are a California resident between the ages of 18 and 25, and are currently a full-time student at a community college or 4-year university in California, Shift Insurance has a golden opportunity for you. Simply submit an application in which you explain how you have managed to begin creating your own path toward success- by seizing opportunities, taking initiative, and going the extra mile- and you could receive $500!

Eligibility Requirements:
California resident enrolled in a California institution - The California Students Scholarship is only available to California residents between the ages of 18 and 25 that are enrolled in a California community college or 4 year university. Out-of-state students who are new California residents and AB540 students are also eligible!

Full-time student- Applicants must be enrolled full time (at least 12 undergraduate units or 8-9 graduate units) at a single educational institution.

Application Submission:
Visit our scholarship application page and follow the directions for completing your submission. Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm PST on September 30, 2014.

Response to Prompt:
In 500-600 words, write a brief response to the following prompt: "While opportunities may seem big or small, what truly distinguishes opportunities from each other is how one makes the most of them in order to learn from the experience. Think about an opportunity you recently sought and took advantage of. How did you take initiative and/or go the extra mile to ensure that your experience would be a stepping stone from which to build future successes off of? What did you learn from this experience that will help you in the future?" (Please visit website for guidelines regarding the written response)

Visit the website to apply: www.shiftins.com/community/scholarships.aspx

Hartnell STEM Scholarship Amount: Up to $6,000, Deadline: December 20, 2013

Eligibility requirements:

  • Major in one of the following STEM degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Eligible to enroll in MATH 24: Trigonometry or MATH 25: Precalculus
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA
  • Enroll full-time (minimum 12 units) at Hartnell College in a degree program
  • Be a US citizen, refugee, or permanent resident

This program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation

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