Get the latest info on the many scholarships and resources available for children, youth and young adults as of January 2021. Spread the word and share with your networks. CLICK HERE to download the latest updates on scholarship resources and youth activities (as of January 14, 2021).

2021 PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties (Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.). A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded this year to the 12 student winners. We would appreciate your help in bringing the contest to the attention of any potentially interested high school seniors with whom you have contact. A contest flyer is attached. Full contest details and an online entry form are available on the Scholarship Essay Contest page of the PSR/Sacramento website. The deadline for students to enter the contest is Saturday, March 20.  For more info please visit:

Sacramento Region Community Foundation – Scholarships. For more info please visit: If you are having trouble accessing the online application or you would like more information about Foundation scholarships, please contact Tina Bryce at (916) 921-7723 ext. 2011 or email at

California Scholarships, for more info please visit:

Scholarships available for SCUSD Students, for more info on the various scholarships please visit: For questions or additional information call 916-643-9293 or email us at

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over two years) awarded to a student who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Visit:

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) for a student who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Visit:

SMUD’s “Powering Futures” Scholarships applications will be accepted Feb. 1 – March 1, 2021. For more info visit:

Sacramento Pioneer Association applications must be received no later than February 22, 2021. For more info visit:

The Heilman Scholarship provided by Rotary Club of Point West – Sacramento (PWR) is a special scholarship in memory of Guy Heilman, who was a long time PWR member.  Guy was the “leader of songs” at our club meetings.  These scholarships began from a generous donation from Mr. Heilman’s family. Application deadline is May 3, 2021 by 5:00 PM.  Late applications are NOT accepted. For more info visit: ““&HYPERLINK ““Slug=click-here-for-academic-scholarships-2

Sacramento Cabrillo Civic Club #5 2021 Deadline: March 15, 2021 (postmarked).  For more info visit:

Northern California Golf Association, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento or high school program or worked at a golf facility and assist them with their higher education needs, the Morton Golf Foundation and HB Scholarship Foundation will provide college scholarships in 2021 to be given to high school seniors in Sacramento regional schools. The deadline to return the College Scholarship Application is April 1, 2021.  For more info visit:

Brown for Black is proud to announce our third donation commitment for 2020: Black Youth Leadership Project.  To learn more please visit:

2021 Resources, Opportunities and Scholarship Information compiled by the Talking Drums News, the Sacramento Area Black Caucus, and Black Parallel School Board


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