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Scholarship Dates & Deadlines

Please review the latest scholarship bulletin for the most up-to-date information.

Please review the latest scholarship bulletin for the most up-to-date information.

August Bulletin

August Bulletin

Helpful tips: Apply, Apply, Apply, you will not get a scholarship if you do apply. Stay organized, watch for deadlines.  If possible, ask for letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance (give the recommender a resume, or list of your extracurricular activities and achievements). Proof read essays, check for spelling and errors in grammar. Please contact the Counseling Office (Mrs. McNeil, Allison Hernandez, and Mrs. Seaver) for application assistance, copies of transcripts, etc. 
Wishing you the best of luck, Mrs. Seaver
 
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is now open. Apply online at www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship DEADLINE to APPLY: September 15, 2020.  This application has multiple parts, please start early.
DESCRIPTION
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
 
AWARD
Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.
 
BASIC ELIGIBILITY
To apply, students must be:
  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 
  • Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or Public College or university.
*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 
 
IDEAL CANDIDATE
An ideal candidate will have:
  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
 
 
Colusa High School Counseling Office: 530-458-2156 
Administrative Assistant- Mrs. Allison Hernandez: allison.hernandez@colusa.k12.ca.us
College/Career Technician-Mrs. Seaver: gseaver@colusa.k12.ca.us
Counselor-Mrs. McNeil: bmcneil@colusa.k12.ca.us