Scholarships for Seniors


Olive Garden Annual Pasta Tales Essay Contest – Open to students in first through twelfth grades in the U.S. and Canada. Essay of 50 – 250 words, “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.” Contest grand prize is a three-day trip to New York City and a $2,500 savings bond. For more information go to Deadline 1/21/2011.


California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation – Open to all California high school seniors. Requirements are a one-page application and a 700-1,000 word essay on the “Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit during Your College Years”. Visit website at Deadline 1/31/11.


The Princeton Prize in Race Relations – Open to high school students grades 9-12 who are

doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations.

Applications and more information available online @ Toll

free phone: 800-742-1036 – Deadline for applications 1/31/11.


Petaluma Education Scholarship:

  • Personal Statement #1
  • Personal Statement #2
  • Additional Essay (if required)
  • Letter of recommendation (if required)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript dated after January 1st

Deadline is February 9th


Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team: Students must display leadership qualities, must have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrates good work ethic and community outreach. Students must be legal residents. Students will need a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator. Please see your counselor for applications. Deadline is Feb 17th


Community Foundation Sonoma County

The Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to Sonoma County residents pursuing full-time studies at an accredited college, university or vocational college through our 28 separate scholarship funds (pdf). These have been established by generous donors, including individuals, families and organizations from our community

Deadline 2/28/11


AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - $2,000 scholarship available. For scholarship

information and to download an application visit Deadline 2/15/2011.


KFC Colonel’s Scholars – Open to all graduating high school seniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence, plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and demonstrate a financial need. Online applications at Deadline 2/9/11.


Guardian “Girls Going Places” Entrepreneurship Award – Open to girls ages 12-18

demonstrating budding entrepreneurship and are making a difference in their school and

communities. A 250-word or less personal essay must be submitted with entry form along with a

750-word endorsement letter of recommendation from an adult. Entry form and information

available @ Deadline 2/28/11.


McDowell Drug Task Force – Open to high school seniors currently enrolled at Casa Grande, Petaluma,St. Vincents, San Antonio, or Rancho Cotate High Schools who have a 2.0 or higher GPA, have completed 40 or more hours of community service, and be enrolled in one of the following fields of education: health services, educator, public safety, counseling, or environmental. Application packets are available through your counselor. Deadline 4/8/2011.


California Farm Bureau Federation – Open to any undergraduate student who is a California resident entering or attending a four-year accredited college or university in California and pursuing a career in the agricultural industry. Students entering or attending a junior college are not eligible. More information available on the website Deadline 3/1/2011.


Italian Catholic Federation – Open to all baptized Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian descent with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Information and applications available with your class counselor, or visit Deadline 3/15/2011.


Tall Club - Kae Sumner Einfeldt & Virginia Linquist Winker Scholarships – Open to all qualifying high school seniors and any applicant under the age of 21 attending their first year at a two or four year accredited institution of higher learning. All applicants must meet the minimum height requirement of 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men. Application packets available in the RCHS Career Center. Deadline 3/9/11 – must be postmarked no later than 3/9/11.


US Bank Scholarship – Open to all high school seniors and college undergraduates. Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing. Apply online at Deadline is March 2011.


California Wine Grape Growers Foundation – Open to high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are vineyard employees of a California Wine Grape Grower. For applications and information visit Deadline 4/4/11.


Marissa Imarie Memorial Scholarship: For students who have experienced mental health problems, have sought help in conquering problems, and are motivated in continuing their education. Students must complete an essay.

Deadline April 29th 2011


BBG Communications Scholarship - Open to students between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2011 and are currently enrolled in or will be attending an institution of higher learning in the Fall of 2011. Must submit answers to two essay questions. More information available at Deadline 6/30/2011.