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ABS Foundation Scholarship

$1,000 Award

Building Construction, Building CAD, Drafting, Engineering, Mechatronics or Warehouse Management major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Applicants must be working toward an Associate or Bachelor degree in the building industry

American Association of University Women/Auburn Branch Scholarship

up to (2) $1,000 Awards
2.5 GPA Required
Math, Sciences, Business/Computer Science Major Preferred
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be planning to complete AA or AS degree
  • Must be a re-entry female student enrolling in at least 6 units at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must reside in the Greater Auburn area and live within the boundaries of the Placer Union High School District
  • Must have completed at least 12 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Must show financial need
  • Re-entry student - Write a paragraph explaining why you feel you are a re-entry woman
  • Must submit two letters of Recommendation
  • Must submit a list of school and community activities
  • Must write a statement of personal goals

Barbara Vineyard - ASSC Full Time Leadership Award

(4) $300 Awards (must have a 3.0 GPA)
(4) $750 Awards (must have a 3.5 GPA)
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in at least 12 units at a college or university during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 18 or more units by the end of Fall 2014 at Sierra College
  • Must have been active in leadership development at Sierra College

Bonnie Carey Music Scholarship

$500 Award
3.0 GPA Required
Preferred Music Major
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014

C3 (Campus Community Club) Scholarship

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required  
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 9 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be a current or former EOPS Club member or student
  • Must show evidence of community service involvement/activity on or off campus

California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment

Launched by the Osher initiative for California Community College students
Multiple awards of $1,000
2.0 GPA Required
Must have a declared major 
  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2014
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Carrera-Joffe Foundation Scholarship

$500-$2500 awards up to a total award amount of $10,000
3.3 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2015-2016
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program
  • Must attach a copy of Student Education Plan completed by a Counselor showing your work towards transferring to a four-year college
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2015

Dorothea Ruud Memorial Scholarship

$200 Award
2.0 GPA Required
Social Science or Foreign Language major
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be a re-entry female
  • It is suggested that the student have completed a Public Speaking Course

Educating The Community (ETC) Scholarship

Reimbursement for one 3-unit class (or up to $200 for a community education course).
Number of awards vary
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least one course at Sierra College or through Sierra College Community Education
  • Must be willing to "pay the favor forward" (may be non-monetary, community service based) and may be asked to write about your experience in an issue of SierraStyle Magazine
  • Award is for Fall 2015 courses only!
See Financial Aid for special application

International Club Scholarship

(3) $200 Award
2.5 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Must be an active member of International Club OR a current International F-1 student in good standing

Jim Janssen Scholarship

$500 - $1,000 Award
2.0 GPA Required
Available to students interested in pursuing a career in Journalism
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014

John F. Hunter Family Scholarship

$300 Award
3.0 GPA Required
Mechatronics major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 9 to 49 college units by the end of Fall 2014

John H. Tiernan Scholarship Endowment

(2) $1,000 Awards
3.0 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • May be used at Sierra College or a four year university Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be enrolled in 6 college units Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be single parent or child of single parent

John McFarland History Scholarship

$300 Award
3.0 Overall GPA Required
Planned History (at a 4 year university) major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must have completed at least 9 units of history courses in the past 5 years with a 3.30 GPA
  • Must enroll in 9 units during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • May use at Sierra College or four year college
  • Must have completed more than 29 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Must submit two samples of written work from two different history classes taken at Sierra College within the last five years

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers - Roseville

(5) $1,000 Awards
3.0 GPA Required
Nursing major preferred; Health Science field required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Kent Harris Memorial For Educational Excellence Re-Entry Men and Women

(2) $500 Awards
Welding related (other Vocational Majors may apply)
  • Do not complete budget information
  • If Welding major, student must be enrolled in welding class at time of application and have a 2.0 GPA
  • If Vocational major, student must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a re-entry student
  • Must have completed 29 or more college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Must be a Sierra College District Resident
  • Must attend Award and Scholarship Celebration

Lincoln Hills Bosom Buddies Nursing

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required  
Nursing major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be working in an internship program

Mariposa Scholarship

$500 Award
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be of Hispanic origin
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units Spring 2015 at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Include a statement explaining your Hispanic heritage

Marjorie Sanchez Nursing Student

$500 Award
Nursing major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in Vocational Nursing or Registered Nursing Program
  • Must enroll at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must supply letters of recommendation from the nursing faculty

Martin Liebert Memorial Endowment, part of The Osher Initiative for California Commmunity College Students

$1000 Award
2.5 GPA Required  
Business major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2014
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • First consideration given to hearing impaired students, then disabled students
  • Application must include personal statement explaining what your disability is and what your future goals are.

Matthew Ryan Ennis Scholarship

(2) $500 Awards
3.2 GPA Required  
Criminal Justice major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be an American or Naturalized Citizen

Merry Widows Scholarship

$1,000 Award
3.0 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must enroll in 9 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Head of household with dependent children, emphasis on re-entry student
  • Resident of Western Nevada County
  • Include a statement describing background and goals
  • May use at Sierra College or a four year school 2015-2016

Paula Wong Memorial Scholarship Endowment

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required  
Automotive major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must have completed at least 6 units of automotive classes
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units of automotive classes
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Photographic Education Scholarship

$500 Award
3.0 GPA Required
Photography major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Include with application a statement regarding career and artistic goals as well as reasons for needing (use of) scholarship

Placer Architects, Geologists, Engineers, and Surveyors Scholarship

(2) $500 Awards
2.5 GPA Required
Applicant should be working towards an engineering/development service/computer science degree with courses in design drafting, geology, architecture, surveying and related fields major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • May be used at Sierra College or four year college
  • Club/Association involvement in science/math oriented areas preferred

Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Endowment

(2) $2,000 Awards
3.0 GPA Required
Engineering major
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014

Real Estate Education Scholarship

Varying Amount
2.0 GPA Required
Real Estate or related major required
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2015-2016
  • Pick up special application in the Financial Aid Office available Fall 2015

Ronald Drew Williams Memorial Scholarship

Varying Amount
2.0 GPA Required
Automotive major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must have successfully completed 6 units of automotive classes
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units of automotive classes Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 6 units of automotive classes at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship

$500 Award
3.0 GPA Required
Geology, Earth Science or related major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units Spring 2015
  • May use at Sierra College or four-year university 2015-2016
  • Must submit a copy of a paper; previously submitted and graded in an Earth Science Class, on a geology or earth science topic.
  • Would prefer that the winner attend a Roseville Rock Rollers Club Meeting to learn about the Club and accept scholarship. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.

Schools Financial Credit Union Scholarship

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be an employed student
  • Provide verification of employment from current employer

Sierra College Foundation Scholarship Endowment

$1,000 Award 
3.5 GPA Required  
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Sierra College Music Department Scholarship

$200 - $350 Awards (number varies)
2.0 GPA Required
Music major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must successfully participate in a performing ensemble

Sierra College Patrons Club Art, Music, Drama Scholarship

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required
Art, Applied Art & Design, Photography, Drama, or Music major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014

Suburban Swim League

$100 Award
3.0 GPA Required
No specific major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be a member of the Sierra College Swim Team
  • Must enroll at Sierra College during both semesters of 2015-2016

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region Nursing Scholarship Endowment

$2,000 Awards – number of awards vary
3.0 GPA Required         
Must currently be enrolled in the RN or LVN program                           
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 5 units of nursing classes at Sierra College Spring 2015          
  • Must enroll in 5 units of nursing classes at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must reside in Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, or El Dorado County    
  • Include one letter of recommendation from nursing faculty and one from community or employer  
  • Selection Criteria:      
* Special honors, recognition, or accomplishments            
* Paid and unpaid work experience related to career goal            
* Career plans after graduation  
* Personal circumstances           
* Statement of values indicating commitment to caring, service, learning and leadership

Teruaki (Ted) and Shizuko (Mary) Memorial Scholarship Endowment

$500 Award
3.0 GPA Required
Science or Technology major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Student must submit an essay stating family history and background.

The Richard B.D. Chun, M.D. and Opal L. Chun, R.N. Scholarship Fund

(4) $3,000 Awards
2.5 GPA Required
Nursing major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in the RN or VN program
  • Must enroll in 11 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014
  • Include one letter of recommendation from nursing faculty and one from community or employer
  • Essay explaining why you deserve/need a scholarship. Must be double spaced and typed; 600 words or less.

Thomas Dale Fuller Memorial Endowment, part of The Osher Initiative for California Commmunity College Students

$1000 Award
2.5 GPA Required  
Agricultural major preferred but not required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2014
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Tim Farmer Memorial Scholarship, part of The Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

$500 Award
2.0 GPA Required  
Social & Behavorial Sciences, Administration of Justice, or Psychology major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be Pell Grant eligible
  • Must enroll in at least 6 units Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be a Former Foster Youth

Tony and Grace DeFuentes Memorial Scholarship

Varying Amount
3.0 GPA Required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 or more units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in at least 6 units Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • May use at Sierra College or four-year university

United Auburn Indian Community Native American Scholarship

Multiple awards of $2,500 each
2.0 GPA Required  
No specific major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must have completed a minimum of one semester of academic studies or 12 semester units at Sierra College
  • Must be in good standing academically as evidenced by a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units Spring 2015 or enrolled as a part-time student (minimum 6 units) at Sierra College and possess full or part-time employment
  • Must be able to document membership in a BIA recognized Native American tribe
  • Must possess a minimum one-eighth (1/8) blood quantum
  • **Special Application Required
  • ***Application available at the Financial Aid office

Wayne Towne-Woodside-Teagarden Scholarship

$1,500 Award
3.0 GPA Required
  • Physical Education or Recreation major required
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must enroll in at least 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must have completed less than 48 college units by the end of Fall 2014

Will S. Cluff Memorial Endowment, part of The Osher Initiative for California Commmunity College Students

$1000 Award
 
2.0 GPA Required
Must be planning to pursue a career in teaching major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2014
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Applicant must be willing to be interviewed by donor

Wilson Scholarship Endowment Fund

(5) $1000 Award
3.0 GPA Required
College Pre-Med majors
  • Do not complete budget information
  • First consideration given to Tahoe-Truckee School District, Truckee, CA students
  • Placer and Nevada County residents welcome to apply
  • Must enroll at Sierra College for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters

Wally Edward Skudlas Scholarship

$600 Award
3.0 GPA Required  
Business Administration major required
  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2015
  • Must enroll in 12 units for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Must be transferring to a four year college for both semesters of 2016-2016
  • Must be a military veteran (minimum of 2 years active duty completed)

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