Senior Year Timeline

Senior Brag Sheet

Seniors! This sheet will be helpful for you to fill out to for Letters of Recommendation!

VHS Senior Brag Sheet

CSU English & Math Placement Testing (practice and registration)

Students planning to attend a CSU, these websites will help you prepare for the EPT/ELM entrance exams. ALL students (grade 9 and up) are able to use these sites FOR FREE!

English Success

Math Success

 

Register for the test (Seniors ONLY)

Testing Dates & Locations

SENIORS: Scholarships & More

Missed the Cash 4 College Event?

Here are other events taking place in the surrounding area for you to attend! For the Presentation, click HERE!



 

17-18 SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

2017-2018 Scholarships

You can click the name of the scholarship and it will take you to the website

NAME

ELIGIBILITY

AWARD

AVAILABLE?

DUE DATE:

Solano Association of Realtors Scholarship

1. Must reside in Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley, Cordelia, or American Canyon.

2. Intend to specialize in real estate, or related fields such as business or finance.

3. Attach academic accomplishments.

4. Provide most current transcripts.

5. Financial need, considered.

6. Interview candidates.

$500-$1,000

Now

All Year

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.

$2,500 - $20,000

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Oct. 25, 2017

Good Tidings

Community Service Scholarship

The Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship was created in 1999 for High School Seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors in the graduating class of 2016 based on greatest service and financial need. Twenty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2018.

$5,000

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Oct. 26, 2017

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors or current undergraduate college students enrolled by September 1, 2018, at an eligible two- or four-year college or university.  Submit online application & watch 8 modules. Winners will be selected at random.

5 prizes of $5,000

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Oct. 27, 2017

Golden Door Scholars

AB 540 friendly J

--DACA qualified

--Lives in a state that doesn't allow in-state tuition for DACA students

--High GPA

--Taking advanced or challenging high school classes

--Driven to excel and help others succeed too

--Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community

--Has applied for a variety of scholarships

Up to Full Tuition at partner school

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Oct. 27, 2017

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

– 3.3 Minimum GPA To Apply

 

– Must Be A High School Senior Applying To College Or Currently Attending College

 

– Must Have An Interest In Environmentalism Or Sustainability

$1,000

Sept. 1

Oct. 30, 2017

Coca Cola Scholarship

3.0 end of Jr. year, high school senior in US, planning to pursue degree at accredited post-secondary institution

$1000 - $20,000

Now

Oct. 31, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Respond to an essay prompt.

*Undergrad Students Can Apply!

$2,000

Now

Oct. 31, 2017

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

 

Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.

Up to $30,000

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Oct. 31, 2017

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT or 28 ACT to apply. These include a varying number of $5,000 NESA scholarships, and a varying number of $5,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.

$5,000 - $12,000 a year

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Oct. 31, 2017

Mel C. Marshall Scholarship

Any high school senior or current college student who will be enrolling fulltime in an academic institution for the academic year beginning in the semester following the date of application. The student’s academic field must be related to the building, construction or PRECAST concrete industry (can include safety, accounting, IT, etc.) The applicant must be a California resident.

$500 a semester ($4,000 total)

Now

Oct. 31, 2017

National Rice Month Scholarship

High school graduating Seniors in growing rice states (California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Make U.S. rice production the main focus and interest.

$1,500 - $4,000

Now

Oct. 31, 2017

Be the Whale Art Scholarship

2D artwork (Dimensions of original: min = 8x10, max = 18x24)

 ***NO 3D or digital artwork. (***Adhere to ALL copyright rules!)

$1,000

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Nov. 1, 2017

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Must be 19 years of age or younger at time of application. Must be a student in grades nine through twelve, who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions, or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Foreign exchange students and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible.Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. This award is for U.S. students.

1st Place= $30,000

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Nov. 1, 2017

Ron Brown Scholars Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

$10,000 a year

Now

Early deadline: Nov.1, 2017

 

Final: Jan 9, 2018

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) is “designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships and internships to high potential technically inclined young women.” High school women can apply for this scholarship by filling out an online application.

$500 and a Laptop

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Nov. 6, 2017

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

$1,00 and a trip to Washington D.C.

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Nov. 8, 2017

Most Valuable Student:

Vacaville Elks Lodge #2638

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

(2)$50,000, (2)$30.000, (14)$20,000, (480)$4,000:

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Nov. 27, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

At a minimum, applicants must:

*Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2018

*Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017

*Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above

*Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

$40,000 for 4 years of Undergrad.

Up to $50,000 for Graduate

Late sept.

Nov. 30, 2017

Education Matters Scholarship

Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

$5,000

Now

Nov. 30, 2017

Sixt Scholars Program

*Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale

*Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2017/2018

*Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university

*First 500 valid applicants will be considered

Five $5,000

Now

Nov. 30, 2017

Violet Richardson Award

Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.

$1,000

Now

Dec. 1, 2017

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Must attend Boston University; earn a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.

Full Ride

Now

Dec. 1, 2017

Pacific Powell Scholarship

A cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher (on an unweighted 4.00 scale)

Undertaken a rigorous academic curriculum - Honors, AP, and/or IB courses

Demonstrated superior leadership skills in two or more areas, including but not restricted to student government, community service, cultural groups, research or creative activities

Combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of at least 1350 or ACT composite score of at least 30

$37,000 Renewable!

Now

Dec. 1, 2017

2017 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application

-The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

-The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.

-The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

-The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.

-The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.

-The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.

$10,000

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Dec. 1, 2017

Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to students ages 5-25 (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2017.

 

Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

 

Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

$5,000

Now

Dec. 5, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (weighted).
  • Are planning to pursue an education and career in an approved human healthcare field.
  • Reside in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area and attend an eligible high school.
  • Plan to enroll at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree or certificate-seeking the first-year student in fall 2018. (Note: Scholarships are not payable to for-profit institutions.)

$2,000-$10,000

Open

Dec.6, 2017

Kaplan University/ American Freedom Foundation Scholarship Program

To apply for a partial scholarship, eligible applicants must:

 

Be:

A spouse or dependent of a current, veteran, or retired U.S. military service member, or a current or retired DoD civilian employee, or a current spouse or dependent of a current or retired DoD civilian employee.

Meet the minimum CGPA requirement of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from high school or prior college.*

*College CGPA must be from a regionally or nationally accredited college that is based on a minimum of either (i) 6 semester credit hours earned, (ii) 9 quarter hour credits earned, or (iii) 90 classroom clock hours earned.

 

Be a new student to Kaplan University

Amount Varies

Closed

Dec. 9, 2017

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete

- High school senior

- Plan to attend college in the Fall of 2016.

- School sports intramurals, martial arts, etc.)

- Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade

- Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident

$20,000 optional additional $5,000

Sept 28, 2017

Nomination period ends:

Dec. 9, 2017

Application Deadline:

Dec. 30 2017

CAP Bay Area

Graduating high school class of 2018

4-year college bound

Low-income: estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,000

Bay Area resident (all 9 counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)

Up to $5,000

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December 12, 2017

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The AXA Achievements Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

$10,000 - $20,000

Open Sept. 5, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

Burger King Scholars Program

High school seniors are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if they live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico; have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; and plan to enroll full-time in 2016-17 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

$1,000- $50,000

Open Oct. 5, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

Chinese American Association of Solano County

(CAASC) Scholarship

Applicant Eligibility: Open to all full time students meeting the requirements below.

 

       1) Must be a high school senior or community college student in Solano County or a resident of Solano County attending a community college.

       2) The applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 weighed.

       3) Three letters of recommendation must accompany the application from separate individuals, none of whom are related to the applicant.

      4) Past recipients of the CAASC scholarship are not eligible.

Please See Ms. Jeanty for Scholarship

TBA

Now

Dec. 15, 2017

Civil Rights Defense Scholarship

AB540 Friendly :)

Freshman-Seniors in High school may apply by responding to an essay

$100 - $1,000

Now

Dec. 31, 2017