If you are looking for help finding financial aid, a place to start is the Schwab-Rosenhouse College Resource Center. The Center, which is located on the second floor of the central branch of the Sacramento Public Library, at 828 I Street in downtown Sacramento, has information for students, including college catalogs, financial aid advice and free counseling. For further information call (916) 264-2920 or visit the financial aid and college information section of the library’s web site at http://www.saclibrary.org/college/index.html.


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Scholarship search websites: use these websites to create an account and search for scholarships  (be carefully not to share lots of personal info):

· fastweb.com
· collegescholarships.org
· studentscholarshipsearch.com
· www.zinch.com
· www.cappex.com


Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards.  Open to any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-granchild or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2008, or a charter memeber of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2008.  The applicant must be a high school senior.  Must take the SAT or ACT by December 31, 2010.  For more information and to apply visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars .  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  FEBRUARY 1, 2011

California State PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarships.  This scholarship recognizes volunteer service in the school and community and does not have a grade point average restriction or requirement.  Must be a California resident, graduating from high school in California with a PTA/PTSA unit in good standing and must be a member of his/her high school PTA/PTSA.  For more information and an application go to www.capta.org .  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  FEBRUARY 1, 2011

The Best Buy at 15 Scholarship Program.  Open to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. & Puerto Rico.  Students need solids grades plus community service or work experience.  Apply online at www.at15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com .  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  FEBRUARY 15, 2011

2011 Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program. $1,500 college scholarships available for 100 farm youth pursuing careers in Agriculture.  High school seniors can apply on line at www.monsanto.com/scholarships .  You do not have to be an FFA member to apply.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2011

The Links, Incorporated, Sacramento Chapter. Open to African American high school seniors.  4 different scholarships available.  For more information and to download the application visit www.sacramentolinks.org.  DEADLINE TO ATTEND: FEBRUARY 25, 2011


Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento #1032 Community Service Scholarship.  Open to high school women graduating in 2011 from a public or private high school within Sacramento County, who have a 3.0 or higher GPA, community/volunteer experience and plan to attend community college or four year university.  See Mrs. Vicari in the Career Center for an application.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 1, 2011

Safe Credit Union Scholarship.  Qualified applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  All applications will be judged on the following criteria:  Academic achievement, financial need, a personal statement, letters of recommendation and community involvement.  Please see Mrs. Vicari for an application.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 7, 2011

The Air Force Association, Chapter 116 of Sacramento scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and SAT score of 1800 or ACT score of 22 planning on attending a four year college or university as a full time student in 2011 and pursuinga four year degree or course of study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  For more information and to apply visit http://sacafa.com/?page_id=79  .  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 12, 2011

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc.  Open to students of Portuguese descent on father’s or mother’s side, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have participated in at least 3 extra-curricular activities while in high school.  Please see Mrs. Vicari in the Career Center for an application.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 15, 2011

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program.  Open to high school seniors and college undergraduates.  Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing.  No essay.  Apply online at www.usbank.com/scholarship .  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 31, 2011

County of Sacramento LGBT Caucus Scholarship.  Eligible applicants must be a Sacramento County resident, senior graduating from high school in 2011, planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university/technical or trade school and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.  See Mrs. Vicari for an application.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  MARCH 31, 2011

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources 2011 Compiled by the Sacramento Area Black Caucus, (SABC), Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley, (BUFSV) and the Black Parallel School Board (BPSB).  For more info e-mail: Faye Kennedy at


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