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ABS Foundation Scholarship

$1,000 Award

Building Construction-Building CAD or Warehouse Management major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013
  • 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 enrolled in 6 units at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • 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 2013 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 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

Bonnie Carey Music Scholarship

$500 Award

3.0 GPA Required
Preferred Music Major

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

Boots to Books Scholarship

$500 Book Voucher Award

2.5 GPA Required
No specific major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be a U.S. Veteran
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must provide completed DD214 with honorable discharge
  • Must provide written requirement - See special application available at Financial Aid Office
  • Must provide unofficial transcripts from any colleges attended or last high school attended

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 9 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be a current C3 Club member or former EOPS Club member
  • 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

2.5 GPA Required
Must have a declared major 

  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2013
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

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 2014-2015
  • 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 2014

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • 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 2014 courses only!
See Financial Aid for special application

George B. Boland Nurses Training

George B. Boland Nurses Training Trust Fund National 40 & 8 Scholarship

Nursing major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be resident of Placer, Nevada, or El Dorado County
  • Pick up application year-round from Financial Aid Office
  • Mail application to: Larry Johnson, 4115 Paige Court, Rocklin, CA 95677, (916) 415-1443

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 2014
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013
Must be an active member of International Club OR a current International F-1 student in good standing

Jennifer Johnson Art Scholarship

$250 Award

2.0 GPA Required
Fine Arts major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • May be used at Sierra College or four year college

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013 

John F. Hunter Family Scholarship

$300 Award

3.0 GPA Required
Computer Integrated Electronics major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 9 to 49 college units by the end of Fall 2013

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 2014
  • May be used at Sierra College or a four year university Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled in 6 college units Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
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 2014
  • 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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • May use at Sierra College or four year college
  • Must have completed more than 29 college units by the end of Fall 2013
  • 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 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Kent Harris Memorial

Kent Harris Memorial For Educational Excellence Re-Entry Men & 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 2013
  • Must be a Sierra College District Resident
  • Must attend Award and Scholarship Celebration

Liberal Arts Division Scholarship

Liberal Arts Division Scholarship (Sun City Needle Arts Club Donor)

(2) $500 Award

2.5 GPA Required  
Fashion Merchandising major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 9 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed more than 29 college units by the end of Fall 2013

Lincoln Hills Bosom Buddies Nursing

Lincoln Hills Bosom Buddies Nursing Scholarship

$500 Award

2.0 GPA Required  
Nursing major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be working in an internship program
  • Must enroll at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Marianne Igarashi Memorial

$100 Award

No specific major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Student must be enrolled in Learning Skills or Learning Disability Class

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 2014 at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be a graduate of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
  • Include a separate statement explaining your Hispanic heritage

Marjorie Sanchez Nursing Student

Marjorie Sanchez Nursing Student Scholarship

$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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must supply letters of recommendation from the nursing faculty

Martin Liebert Memorial Endowment

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

$1000 Award

2.5 GPA Required  
No specific major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must qualify for Board of Governors Fee waiver
  • Must have completed 24 college units by Fall 2013
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • First consideration given to hearing impaired students, then disabled students
  • Application must include personal statement

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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • 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 a four year school 2014-2015

Paula Wong Memorial Scholarship

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

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 2015
  • Include with application a statement regarding career and artistic goals as well as reasons for needing (use of) scholarship

Placer Architects, Geologists, Engineers, Surveyors

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • May be used at Sierra College or four year college
  • Club/Association involvement in science/math oriented areas preferred

Placer County Farm Bureau Scholarship

$500 Award

2.0 GPA Required
Agriculture major required (horticulture, forestry, or related)

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013
  • Must provide letter from Placer County Farm Bureau verifying student comes from a Farm Bureau member family

Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Endowment

(2) $2,000 Awards

3.0 GPA Required
Prefer Technology or Engineering major

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

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 2014-2015
  • Pick up special application in the Financial Aid Office available Fall 2014

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 6 units of automotive classes at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Roseville Rock Rollers

Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship

$500 Award

3.0 GPA Required
Geology or related Science major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units Spring 2014
  • May use at Sierra College or four-year university 2014-2015
  • 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. 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 2014
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must successfully participate in a performing ensemble

Sierra College Patrons Club Art, Music, Drama

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

Small Business Scholarship

(2) $500 Awards

Business major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must have completed all the courses required for a Small Business Skills Certificate or completed four required courses for the Business Entrepreneurship degree
  • Student must have a business and license
  • Student must enter an oral business plan competition and be prepared to answer questions from the panel

Soroptimist International of Roseville

$500 Award

No specific major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must be enrolled for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • May be used at Sierra College or four year college
  • Must be a student continuing their education in a field of study that will ultimately benefit women and girls
  • Must include essay that reflects: 1) Why you deserve this award and how this award will help you achieve your goal; 2) What you have done to prepare for your future career; 3) How your field of study will benefit women and girls.

Students Helping Students

(4) $750 Awards

2.5 GPA Required
No specific major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 9 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed less than 48 units completed by the end of Fall 2013

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 2014-2015

Sutter Health Sierra Region Nursing

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 2014          
  • Must enroll in 5 units of nursing classes at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • 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 and Shizuko Memorial Scholarship

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

$500 Award

3.0 GPA Required
Foreign Language major required

  • Must complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013
  • Student must submit an essay stating family history and background along with aspirations with foreign language skills.

Barbara Vineyard Assoc. Students' Leadership

The Barbara Vineyard - Associated Students' Leadership Award

(4) $250 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 at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in at least 6 units at a college or university during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 18 or more units by the end of Fall 2013 at Sierra College
  • Must have been active in leadership development at Sierra College

The Chun Nursing Scholarship Fund

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

(4) $3,000 Awards

2.75 GPA Required
Nursing major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in the RN or VN program
  • Must enroll in 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have completed 0 to 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

— 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.
— Be sure to include any special honors, recognition or accomplishments; paid or unpaid work experience related to career goals; career plans after graduation; personal circumstances; statement of values; industry commitment to caring, serving, learning and leadership. 
— Recommended that the recipients make a contribution back to the O&R Foundation 2 years after graduation

Thomas Dale Fuller Memorial Endowment

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 have completed 24 college units by Fall 2013
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Tim Farmer Memorial Scholarship

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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be a Former Foster Youth

Tony and Grace DeFuentes Scholarship

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 2014
  • Must enroll in at least 6 units Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

May use at Sierra College or four-year university

United Auburn Indian Community

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 2014 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

Vera Hacker Memorial Scholarship

$200 Award

3.0 GPA Required
Administration of Justice major required

  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must be enrolled in 6 units at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must enroll in 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must have NOT received an AA/AS degree
  • Student must be female
  • Show evidence of commitment to local community as volunteer or other public oriented activity

Wayne Towne-Teagarden Scholarship

$1,500 Award (to a female student)

  • 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 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must have completed less than 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

Wayne Towne-Woodside Scholarship

$1,500 Award (to a male student)

  • 3.0 GPA Required
  • Participation in Health Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Athletics, Nutrition and Education preferred
  • Do not complete budget information
  • Must enroll in at least 12 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be enrolled at Sierra College Spring 2014
  • Must have completed less than 48 college units by the end of Fall 2013

Will S. Cluff Memorial Endowment

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

$1000 Award
 
2.5 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 2013
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Sierra College Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • 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

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 2014
  • Must enroll in 12 units for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Must be transferring to a four year college for both semesters of 2014-2015
  • Must be a military veteran (minimum of 2 years active duty completed)

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