Scholarships in Solano

Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 10

Applicant must be a high school senior in the graduating class of 2015 with financial need and extraordinary community service accomplishments (far exceeding "minimum service hours" required by schools). Applicant must Reside in one of the following California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, or Marin. Essay describing unique community service activities and letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, charity director, or person familiar with your community service are required.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a woman and Latina. Applicant must attend school in in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, or Sonoma County, and must have resided in one of those counties for the past two years.

Collegiate Academic Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and must be a resident of northern California or be attending a school in northern California.

George Choy Memorial/Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be self-identified as an Asian/Pacific Islander (at least 25% Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry), be living in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alemeda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano, be in the process of applying to or enrolled at a postsecondary institution, and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference given to applicants self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or involved in the LGBT community. Application form, transcripts, letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, employer, or community leader highlighting community activism and leadership skills, and essay required.

Joseph Towner Fund for Gay and Lesbian Families

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be the child of a lesbian or gay parent who resides in one of the following nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano. Applicant must be 25 years of age or younger, have a minimum 2.5 GPA or GED certificate, if applicable, be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution, and carry a full-time academic work load (minimum 12 units per term). Application form, transcripts, and essay required.

Banatao Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is at least half Filipino and a resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university and major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, or a physical science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are required.

HSF/Citi Fellow Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a current sophomore enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; selected recipient must be enrolled as a junior during the following academic year. Program will be open as of fall 2009.

Kaiser Permanente College To Caring Program

Award: $8,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent who is a rising junior or senior in college pursing a bachelors degree in nursing for the upcoming year. Financial need is required. Recipient will also have the possibility of interning at a Kaiser Permanente facility.

HSF/Nissan Community College Transfer Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must be currently enrolled at a community college with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to transfer and enroll as a full-time student pursuing a degree in business, engineering, communications, or media arts at a four-year accredited institution. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

Morton and Susan Rumberg Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be serving or have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces who is pursuing a degree or teaching credential with an intended career in an educational environment at an accredited college, community college, or university in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo, or Yuba counties. Minimum 2.75 GPA and financial need must be demonstrated.

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (junior or senior) at an accredited four-year college or university who would like to study illumination as a career; graduate applicants must be undertaking a lighting-centered project as part of work towards a graduate degree. Statement of Purpose and minimum of three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted.

Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 26

Applicant must be a high school senior who resides in one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, or Marin. Demonstration of community service and financial need are required.

Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university who is the child of gay or lesbian parents. Applicant's parents must be permanent residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), San Francisco, Solano, or Sonoma Counties. Academic and/or artistic excellence and financial need required.

Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from the San Francisco Bay Area who is an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate from the San Francisco Bay Area at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be at least 50% Filipino. Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, major in journalism, and additional writing sample required.

Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be either an outstanding high school student entering college OR a college student attending an accredited college or university; must be reside within the boundaries of the Solano Association of Realtors (including Benicia, Cordelia, Green Valley, and Vallejo) and must intend to specialize in Real Estate or a business related field. Academic accomplishments and financial need must be demonstrated.