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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award: $500, Deadline: April 23
Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school in Sacaremento, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Yolo, or Yuba counties who is pursuing an architecture or civil engineering degree at an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Financial need must be demonstrated; extracurricular and community activities will also be considered.
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.
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.