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Scholarship Information

Recommended Scholarship Search Sites
(these are national databases available to all students seeking scholarships)
 
 
Current Scholarships
(these are scholarship programs who have sent their information to Central.  They may or may not be available to other schools as well.  This list is updated weekly.)
 
 
 
Helen Abbott Scholarship
Arab descent, 3.0 GPA, strong commitment to community service
requires 2 letters of recommendation and a 700 word essay
$500 - $1000
Deadline: 03-01-2018
 
Alert1 Scholarship
Senior interested in the senior care industry
$250
Personal Bio
www.alert-1.com/scholarship
Deadline: 1-10-2019
 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority *NEW!
Senior, African American, female, 2.5 GPA
Application, 1 page statement, 1 page essay, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcript
Unknown amount
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-30-2018
 
Association of Mexican American Educators
Senior of Hispanic Heritage
See application for list of required documents
$1,000
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 03-16-2018
 
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Senior former/current athlete
Essay
Deadline: 6-1-2018
 
Biola Congregational Church Scholarship
Senior
Resident of Biola or ties to Biola Congregational Church, Biola Elementary, or  the Biola Community
2.5 GPA
Transcript, photo, 2 letters of rec.personal statement
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Biola-Pershing Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Biola
1 scholarship @ $250 
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan
If you are accepted at a UC and your family income is less than 80,000, you are automatically eligible for this plan.
Must complete FAFSA to be eligible
Covers tuition and fees
Deadline for FAFSA: 3-2-2018
 
Blue Diamond Growers Foundation Scholarship
Senior attending a 4 yr. college
Academic achievement, Leadership, financial need
3.3 GPA, transcripts, photo
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Application available in the Career Center
 
Cabrillo Civic Club
Seniors of Portuguese descent
3.5 GPA, minimum of 3 extracurricular activities
Application, 250 word essay, 3 letters of recommendation
$500
Application available here or in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-15-2018
 
California Associate of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarships
Seniors (parents or legal guardian must be an employee of a California Wine Grape Grower)
Application and 500 word essay
$2,000 - $8,000
Application available in the Career Center or at cawgfoundation.org
Deadline: 3-16-18
 
California Strawberry Commission
Parents or student work on a California Strawberry Farm, 2.0 GPA
unknown amount
Application at www.calstrawberry.com
Deadline: 02-15-2018
 
Caltrans Transportation Scholarship
Seniors pursuing a career in a field related to transportation (see flyer for list)
Minimum 2.5 GPA, planning to attend college or trade school
Requires a 1 page essay and 2 letters of recommendation
$1000 - $2000 scholarships
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline 3-30-18
 
Caltrans Transportation EMPLOYEE Scholarship
Seniors pursuing a career in a field related to transportation (see flyer for list) and related to a current or former Caltrans employee
Minimum 2.5 GPA, planning to attend college or trade school
Requires a 1 page essay and 2 letters of recommendation
$1000 - $2000 scholarships
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline 3-30-18
 
Central Union HS Class of 1966 Scholarship
Seniors w/ parent or grandparent who graduated from Central High
Minimum 2 scholarships @ $250 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Chaffee Memorial Scholarship
Seniors interested in life sciences (zoology, biology, or pre-vet)
Judging based on - 60% GPA, 25% Community Service and School Activities, 15% financial need
$1000 - $5000
Application available online at http://www.centralvalleycf.org/scholarshipapp/
Deadline: 3-1-2018
 
CSEA Chapter 474 Scholarship
Seniors whose parent or guardian is a member
2 scholarships at $500 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
CSU Scholarships
Seniors, accepted at a CSU
Once accepted, make an appointment to speak to your school's financial aid advisor to see what you qualify for.
Must complete the FAFSA to be eligible.
Click here for more information
Deadline for FAFSA: 3-2-2018
 
Central Unified Teachers' Association (CUTA)
Seniors 
3 scholarships @ $750 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, essay
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Darden Architects Student Scholarship
Seniors - accepted at Cal Poly and majoring in Architecture
Application, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts
$1,000
Deadline: 05-31-2018
 
Dream Scholarship
Must meet eligibility requirements for DACA
up to $29,000
Application found here
Deadline: 03-01-2018
 
El Capitan Alumni Scholarship 
Seniors who attended El Capitan
1 scholarship @ $250
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Eye Medical Center of Fresno Scholarship *NEW!
Seniors, 3.0 GPA
Application, 500 word essay, transcript proof of college enrollment
$500
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 4-1-2018
 
Foundation for Central Schools (Janessa Ramirez Memorial Scholarship)
Seniors
Application, personal essay, transcript, letter of recommendation
6 scholarships @ $2500 each
Deadline: 3-12-2018 delivered to the Career Center
 
Fresno City College Scholarships
Seniors attending a Fresno area community college - minimum 2.5 - 3.0 GPA for most scholarships
Numerous scholarships available with varying criteria
$100 - $1500
Deadline: 3-2-2018
 
Fresno State Scholarships 
Seniors who have applied to FSU
$100-$12,000
Numerous scholarships available with varying criteria
Deadlines vary with most deadlines being 3-2-2018
 
Fresno-Kings Counties Cattlewomen Scholarship
Seniors w/ a background in Ag. w/ ongoing interest in Ag. industry
3.0, transcripts, resume, personal statement
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 4-1-2018
 
Fresno​ ​State​ ​Army​ ​ROTC​ ​Nursing​ ​Scholarship
Seniors
Tuition, fees, monthly stipend
 
Glacier Point Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Glacier Point
2 scholarships @ $300 
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Harvest Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Harvest 
2 scholarships @ $250 
Application available in the Career Center
Transcript, photo, letter of rec., coversheet, essay
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
HCOP from the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research
*this is program and not necessarily a scholarship, but scholarships are made available to students in the program*
Open to students entering Fresno State in Fall 2018, planning to major in medical or dental, economically disadvantaged, 3.0 GPA
Application and more information can be found here
Deadline to apply: 02-23-2018
 
Herndon-Barstow Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Herndon-Barstow
4 scholarships @ $250 
Application available in the Career Center
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Houghton-Kearney Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Houghton-Kearney
2 scholarships @ $250 
Application available in the Career Center
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
  
Italian Catholic Federation
Seniors, Roman Catholic and of Italian descent, 3.2 GPA
Transcript, 150 word personal letter about your faith and plans for the future
$400
Application online at www.icf.org or in Career Center
Deadline: 3-15-2018
 
Kaiser Permanente Asian Association
Seniors, minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate leadership within an Asian Community
Application and letter of recommendation
$3,500
Deadline: 2-21-2018
  
Liddell Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Liddell
2 scholarships @ $250 each
Application available in the Career Center
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Madison Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors attended Madison
1 scholarship at $400 
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Maya Cinemas Make A Difference Scholarship Application
Seniors
High level of participation in extracurricular activities, volunteerism, mentoring, and leadership.
2 letters of recommendation (1 academic and 1 from community member), transcript, 2 page personal essay
Application available in Career Center or at mayacinemas.com 
Deadline 3-30-18
 
McKinley will not be offering a scholarship
McKinley alumni should apply for the Hanh Phan Tilley Memorial Scholarship
 
Norman Liddell Scholarship
Central seniors minimum 3.55 unweighted GPA
10 scholarships @ $1,000 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, essay, letter of rec., photo
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
James K. Polk Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Polk
2 scholarships @ $250
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
  
Ray​ ​Jones​ ​Scholarship
Seniors of California Indian descent
$2,500-$5,000 2.0, demonstrate financial need,
Transcript, SAT/ACT scores, Essay, personal statement, photo
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-31-18
 
Rio Vista Middle School Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Rio Vista
3 scholarships @ $250 
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
River Bluff Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended River Bluff
2 scholarships @ $500 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript,  photo,letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Roosevelt Alumni Scholarship 
Seniors who attended Roosevelt
3 scholarships @ $200, $150, $100
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Rotary Scholarship (North/South All-star Football area)
Seniors
3.5 GPA, Essay, Involvement in School and Community, 2 letters of rec.
$1000 (they have 34 scholarships to give!)
Application available below or in Career Center
Deadline 4-15-18
 
Ruiz4Kids
Seniors, 3.0 GPA for 4-year college, 2.5 GPA for 2-year college
Requires application, transcripts, personal statement, 3 short essay questions, 1 letter of recommendation, resume of activities and community service
$1000
Application available online at www.ruiz4kids.org
Deadline: 3-9-2018
 
Sager Memorial Scholarship
$2,000
Senior studying mining, geology, engineering or enviornmental studies
3.0
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline 3-2-2018
 
San​ ​Joaquin​ ​Valley​ ​Quilters’​ ​Guild
$1,000
Senior interested in fiber arts 2 letters of recommendation, photo
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-1-18
  
Selma Trex Fraternity
5 @ $1,250 each
Senior of Armenian descent
 Deadline:4-2-18
 
Sikh​ ​Women’s​ ​Alliance,​ ​Inc.​ ​Scholarship
Senior 3.0
2 letters of rec.,essay, official transcript
Application available in the Career Center
Deadline: 3-2-18
 
William Saroyan Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Saroyan
2 scholarships @ $500 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, Letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
John Steinbeck Elementary Alumni Scholarship
Seniors who attended Steinbeck
1 scholarship @ $200 
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, essay, photo, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Teague Elementary Alumni Scholarship 
Seniors who attended Teague
2 scholarships @ $250 each
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript, photo, essay
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Hanh Phan Tilley Memorial Scholarship
Seniors who attended McKinley
1 scholarship @ $250
Application available in the Career Center 
Transcript,  essay, letter of rec.
Deadline: 3-12-2018 application delivered to the Career Center
 
Tzu Chi Scholars
Min. 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need
See application for required documents
$1000
Application found online by clicking here
Deadline: 3-2-2018