Seniors! Check out the latest scholarship information here: January Scholarship Update.

Scholarships are one important way to help finance a college education. The quest for scholarships can begin at any age, even before high school by participating in contests and competitions that award bonds or cash awards to be used for post-secondary education. Students should always be on the alert for announcements for contests or competitions, even national and statewide challenges for which they have a talent or interest.

Primarily though, the information on this website is intended for seniors who are applying to two or four year colleges, universities, conservatories, art or technical schools. Information on national, regional, and local scholarship opportunities is provided along with approximate due dates when available. Always thoroughly check the websites and applications for filing dates and documents to be included. Always give any person writing a letter of recommendation or providing documentation at least two weeks notice, preferably more.

All students seeking scholarships should first register with a reputable scholarship search service. These free services create a profile for you and then match available scholarships to your background and interests. They are powerful search engines that are very helpful. Beware of scholarship search services that charge a fee and guarantee a minimum award. Not all are scams but the free services do much of the same work without the fee. Several of these free scholarship services are listed below.

Local Scholarships

These will be updated on a regular basis. If no website is listed, information and applications are available in the MCAA Counseling Office.

The Sutter-Yuba Association of Realtors, Bill McHugh Sr. Scholarship (Achievement, Need, March to Counseling Office) Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors.pdf. McHugh Scholarship Application .pdf

The John J. & Freda C. Monnot Scholarship Fund (Achievement, Need, April)

The Dorothy C. Wisner TLC Scholarship Program (Fremont-Rideout Foundation TLC members, April) www.frhg.org.

The Tangie Mendez Scholarship (Achievement, Need, April)

ACSA/Region 2 Charter Scholarship (Parent/Guardian member of ACSA CSY Charter, April)

Yuba Sutter Bar Association (Achievement, Need, Law/Government Study Preference, May)

Marysville Unified Teachers Association (MJUSD Student and/or dependent of MJUSD teacher, May)

Kiwanis Club of Marysville (Yuba County resident, Achievement, Community Service, May)

MCAA PTSA Scholarships (MCAA student, Academic, Performing and Visual Arts, Creative Writing, May)

Regional and Statewide Scholarships

PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarships (Several categories, February) http:/www.pge.com/about/community/scholarships/

California Department of Transportation (District 3 resident, Career in Transportation, Achievement, May) http:/www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/pdfs/2012scholarhip.pdf

GordonStafford Scholarship in Architecture (Accepted into Bachelor ofArchitecture program, California resident, minority, July) www.skwaia.com.

California State PTA (PTA member, Achievement, February)

National Scholarships

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship (Career interest in nursing and healthcare, academic achievement in science and math) www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program (Specific college major, career interest in automotive industry, achievement) www.BuickAchievers.com

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship (Female, Achievement, Recommended by local P.E.O. chapter)

National College Match Program (Achievement, Need, September) www.questbridge.org/students/program

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Submission, Juried awards) www.artandwriting.org/Awards

Flag Program: Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to the efforts of MCAA graduate, marvelous Margery Magill, we offer this link to a comprehensive list of scholarships:
Flag Program Scholarship Opportunities.doc