Chico Community Scholarship Association

  • Did you know 84% of all qualified applicants receive a scholarship?
  • Amounts range from a minimum of $500.00 to $2500.00
  • The scholarship is open to all graduating seniors. Applications will be available in the counseling office.
  • Application Dates Jan 2019 - Feb 4, 2019 
  • Submit a complete application which includes:
    • Two letters of recommendation (can NOT be PV teachers)
    •  Transcript
    •  Personal Essay
    •  Financial Information
  • Applications are available in the counseling office

Scholarship and Awards Night

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Center for the Performing Arts

Pleasant Valley High School


California State Retirees Chapter 14

2019 Scholarship Qualifications:
1. Be a relative of a present or retired State Employee.
2. Be a full time enrolled student; with a financial need.
3. Have an a good academic standing and provide a transcript
4. Write a one page summary of your life goals and be available to speak at a Chapter 14/Sub-Chapter meeting.
For more information and an applications, please visit the Counseling Office
Deadline to apply by mail is March 30, 2019


 Students applying to California State Univeristy, Chico!!
California State University, Chico provides opportunities for scholarship awards to eligible students.  New and continuing students are encouraged to apply by submitting the online Wildcat Scholarship Applications.  Scholarships are based on any or all of the following criteria:
  • Educational and career objectives
  • Scholastic achievements
  • Financial need
  • Involvement in school or community service
  • Active affiliation with clubs and organizations
  • Special qualifications (talent, obstacles overcome, relationships)
Minimum Criteria
  • Fall 2019 admissions application submitted
  • High school GPA of 3.5, and
  • 1200 total SAT I Reasoning Test score (includes verbal plus mathematics), or a 27 composite ACT score  
  • Candidates must submit the online Wildcat Scholarship Application, and have at least one on-line letter of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
    The 2019-2020 scholarship application opening is Jan 2 through Feb 15th, 2019

    PVHS Scholarship Bulletin

    Visit the Counseling Office to pick up a Scholarship Bulletin or click here.

    Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship

    Sierra Pacific Industries offers this scholarship to dependent children of full-time employees of Sierra Pacific.  Award are given annually. Students awarded must reapply each year to be reconsidered for a scholarship. Must attend an accredited college, university or trade school. Applications are available online at beginning December 15th.  Deadline is the last Friday in February.

    Chico Unified Teachers Association (CUTA) - Dependents of CUTA Members

    Dependents of CUTA Members.  Any graduating high school senior whose parent(s) is currently an active member of CUTA is eligible to apply for a Dependent Scholarship.  It is not necessary that the recipient be graduating from a CUSD high school.

    Recipents are selected by the CUTA Scholarship Committee. Completed applications for CUTA Dependent scholarships must be returned to the CUTA office by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019  Applications not submitted to the CUTA office by that time and date cannot be considered for receipt of a scholarship.


    Click on this link for the application:

    Chico Unified Teachers Association (CUTA) - CUSD Graduating Seniors

    The CUTA "At Large" scholarships are available to any graduating senior in the Chico Unified School District, including dependents of CUTA members.  Your financial information is part of the criteria considered for selection of this scholarship.  Your application is confidential and only members of the selection committee will see this information. You will be placed in one of five categories:  great need, considerable need, moderate need, some need, little of or no need.  If no financial info is provided, you will be placed in the"little or no need" category.
    Scholarship applications can be returned to the school’s respective counseling office by March 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Click on this link for the application:

    Beale Officers' Spouses Club

    Applicant must be a dependent family member of one of the following:
    •   An active duty or reserve military member (Officer or Enlisted) assigned to Beal Air Force Base, or on a remote assignment with family members residing in Yuba, Sutter, Nevada, Placer, or Butte County..
    •   A retired U.S. military member residing in Yuba, Sutter, Nevada, Placer, or Butte County.
    •   A deceased U.S. military member. Applicant must reside in Yuba, Sutter, Nevada, Placer, or Butte County.

      Please see the counseling office for an application and complete list of requirements.

    eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

    eQuality Scholarship Collaborative is please to announce its 30th annual scholarship program supporting service to the LGBT+ community.  Applicants for the high school scholarship must:
    • be a resident of northern or central California;
    • have completed or complete high school or equivalent between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2019 and;
    • plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution. 
    For more information and to apply, go to
    DEADLINE IS January 31, 2019

    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  

    Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

    • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
    • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
    • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
    DEADLINE IS JUNE 19, 2019

    California Wine Grape Growers Foundation

    In 1999, the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation was created to continue the scholarship program begun by the California association of Winegrape Growers with the purpose of providing financial assistance to students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a higher education and to honor the hard work of the men and women who help produce the highest quality winegrapes. At least two four-year scholarships worth $8,000 each and four two-year scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded to qualifying students in 2018. Students may study the subject of their choice at any campus within the University of California system California State University system or California Community College system. Please apply at
    Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked no later than March 8, 2019

    Abbott and Fenner

    Abbott and Fenner is offering a scholarship for up to $1000.00.  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on their scholarship page. Please visit


    Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

    DEADLINE JUNE 14, 2019

    Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

    The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment, and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are of particular interest.  Winning applicant will receive $500.00 and $500.00 will go to the organization where she volunteers.
    • 14-17 Years of Age
    • Demonstrates initiative in both identifying a problem and solving it
    • Has significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer
    • Visit for more information
    Complete the application form and include a typed essay of up to 750 words. Tell us where you volunteer and why. Describe the goals of the organization and its impact. What is your role? What have you accomplished as a volunteer?
    Fee free to submit any supporting materials that you think we should see such as newspaper clippngs, photos, etc.  
    Submit applications to :
    Kim Huber, Violet Richardson Award Coordinator
    P.O. Box 1812
    Chico, CA  95927
    Application Deadline is April 1st, 2019

    Italian Catholic Federation

    The Italian Catholic Federation offers scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 or higher.
    For more information and to download the application, please visit or stop by the Counseling Office for an application.
    Deadline March 15, 2018

    Chico Elks Ladies Lodge #423

    Chico Elks Ladies Lodge is accepting applications for graduating seniors that have a parent/step parent, aunt/uncle, grandparent or great grandparent who is a member of the Chico Elks Lodge #423 in good standing.  Applicants may attend any accredited university, community college or trade/technical school.  Stop by the PVHS Counseling Office to pick up an application.  Application Deadline is February 28th, 2019