Scholarship Information and Bulletin - Updated 1/19/2018

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Chico Community Scholarship Association

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 are January 8th - February 3, 2018
Submit a complete application which includes:
Two letters of recommendation (can NOT be PV teachers)
Personal Essay
Financial Information

Applications are available in January 2018
on the website or in the Counseling Office!

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.  The money for these scholarships is annually budgeted from our CUTA funds.  Two $1,250 scholarships are available and the recipients are selected by our CUTA Scholarship Committee. Completed applications for CUTA dependent scholarships must be returned to the CUTA office by 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018.  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:

The Chico-Leland Stanford Masonic Lodge #111

The Chico-Leland Stanford Masonic Lodge #111 is awarding scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors from Chico or Durham High Schools who are planning to attend universities, colleges, community colleges, or vocational/technical training schools. This scholarship shall be awarded annually and may be renewed for a period not to exceed four years providing that the recipient remains in good standing at his or her school, college or university and meet all other scholarship conditions.
Each scholarship shall be for up to, but not exceed, $600.00 per year.  Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA for all courses taken.  
Pick up an application from the Counseling office. 
Deadline is March 16, 2018

Cabrillo Civic Club

The Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California is a Portuguese based organization dedicated to promoting education, civic responsibility and citizenship. Applications must be fully competed and required documents must be attached.  
* 3.5 or higher
* Portuguese descent
* Participated in at least   
PIck up an application in the Counseling office
Deadline March 15, 2017

Tri counties Bank Scholarship Program

Tri Counties Bank is offering scholarships of up to $1500 to students attending a 4-year college and up to $1000 for those attending community college.  Awards will be made to high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship.  Apply online at
Deadline is March 7, 2018.

Chico Unified Teachers Association (CUTA) - CUSD Graduating Seniors

CUSD Graduating Seniors.  These “at large” scholarships are available to any graduating senior in CUSD, including dependents of CUTA members.  Chico High and Pleasant Valley High each receive three scholarships.  Fairview receives one of these scholarships. These are each $1,000. Completed applications for the CUSD Graduating Seniors “at large” Scholarships can be returned to the school’s respective counseling office by March 9, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Click on this link for the application: 

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?

AES Engineers Scholarship

AES Engineers will be awarding $500 to the winner(s).  Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of the web site This scholarship is NOT just for Engineering students.  DEADLINE OCT. 6, 2018

California Women for Agriculture

California Women for Agriculture North Valley Chapter is offering 10 scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to students pursuing a career in agriculture.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is April 1, 2018


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)
The 2018-2019 scholarship application will open January 2nd and close on February 15, 2018  

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 16, 2018

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 

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship

PG&E is offering a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both STEM-based and other disciplines.  There are more than 200 scholarships available in 2018. These STEM - focused or Employee Resource Group - sponsored scholarships range from $1000 to $10,000.  
  • Be a high school senior
  • Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California
Accepting submissions from December 1, 2017-February 5, 2018
Click Here to apply  

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, 2018

13th District PTA

District 13 PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - This scholarship rewards high school seniors for volunteer service in the school and community.  Student must be a member of PTA/PTSA and have two letters of recommendation and an essay.  Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline is March 29, 2018.  

Cabrillo Civic Club

The Cabrillo Civic Club is offering a scholarship to graduating high school seniors of Portuguese descent who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average or higher.  Must be a US citizen or leagal resident and participated in at least 3 extra-curricular activities while in high school. 
Applications are available in the Counseling office or online at

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

The Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America announces the availability for scholarships for graduating seniors of the Class of 2017.
Scholarships are available in the following categories:
*  Academic Awards for high school seniors.
*  Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors of the summer of 2018
The requirements for applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of California are as follows:
*  Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian descent
*  Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the Fall of 2017.
Applications are available through the counseling office or ON LINE by accessing the Grand Lodge of California, Sons of Italy website at
Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2018 (postmark)

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #218

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #218 - Chico is offering a scholarship to a high school senior and requires two letters of reccomendation, a copy of your high school transcript and a statement of your financial need and future goals.  Application deadline is the morning of Friday, April 27, 2018. 
Applications are available in the counseling office. 

California State Retirees Chapter 14

2018 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, please visit the counseling office.
Deadline to apply by mail is March 30, 2018


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B. Davis Scholarship


This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
  • Application Procedure
    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

    Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

    Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

    Deadline May 22, 2018

    SERV - Students Earning Recognition as Volunteers

    The PTSA SERV Scholarship is available in the Counseling office./  You must be a member of PTSA and volunteer in the community.  You must write a brief statement describing what volunteering you have done and what it has meant to you.   
    Applications are due March 30th 2018