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**Scholarship Search Engine App that you must pay $2.99 to access:

Mendocino County Farm Bureau Agriculture Scholarship

  • Open to students with a desire to start a career in the agricultural industry or in an Agricultural related field.

  • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017

  • See Mrs. Burke in the counseling office for application.

  • Call (707) 462-6664 with any questions about the scholarship

CANERS Foundation:

Cabrillo Civic Club Scholarship:

  • $500 award amount

  • Open to students of Portuguese descent

  • Students must be planning in enrolling in a community college or University

  • 3.5 GPA average or higher

  • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017

  • Click here for more information!

Italian Catholic Federation (ICF):

  • $400

  • Open to high school seniors

  • Must have a total GPA of 3.2

  • Must be a Roman Catholic and of Italian descent or have a parent/guardian/grandparent as a member of the ICF

  • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017

  • Click here for more information!

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation:

  • Multiple scholarship opportunities:

  • 2 four-year scholarships worth $8,000 each
  • 4 two-year scholarships worth $2,000 each
  • Open to high school seniors whose parents/guardians is/was an employee of a wine grape grower during the 2016-2017 season.

  • Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017

  • (916) 379-8995


The Great Scholarship Program (in memory of Alice Madden Barton):

Sacramento Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society Scholarship:

  • Several scholarships available in amounts of $2,525, $1,000 & $500

  • Open to graduating high school seniors of Northern California high schools.

  • Applicants must:

    • Be of Portuguese descent, Grade-point average of 3.5 or better

    • Submit at least one letter of Recommendation

    • Submit an official transcript

    • Essay of minimum 300 words regarding their Portuguese community involvement and the impact of the applicant’s Portuguese heritage and culture on their lives.  

  • Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017

  • Click here for more information!

Geysers Geothermal Association Fred Haley Memorial Scholarship:

  • Award amount $5,000

  • Student must:

    • Have at least one relative that is directly involved and spends the majority of their working time in Geysers Geothermal field

  • Deadline to apply is May 15, 2017

  • Click here for application & more information

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:

JLV College Counseling Scholarship Lists

College Week Live $1,000 Scholarship:

  • Sign up for College Week Live and visit 5 colleges that interest you.

  • Applicants must login and participate in a CollegeWeekLive virtual event held between the first and last day of the month by no later than the last day of any given month at 11:59 PM EST to be eligible for that month's scholarship drawing. 
  • Click here to learn more & sign up!

    Step 1. Read the Directions & Deadlines - Click Here!

    Step 2. Review Local Scholarship List to find Scholarships you are eligible for - Click Here for the List! 

    Step 3. Fill out the correct application for the Scholarship(s) you are applying for:

    Willits Common Scholarship Application Click Here!

    Willits Teachers Association Scholarship Application - Click Here!

    Family Tree Service Scholarship Application - Click Here!

    Savings Bank of Mendocino County Scholarship Application - Click Here!

    Mendocino Community Foundation Scholarships - Click Here!
    (make sure to check out both Countywide Scholarships and Willits Scholarships)

    Jesse Pittman GRIT Scale - Click Here!

    Step 4. Come to one of the local scholarship application workshops to get feedback on your application. Workshops will be from 3:00-4:00 in the Library on 3/20, 3/22, 3/23, & 3/24

    Step 5.
    Come to Xerox night on Tuesday 3/28 and Wednesday 3/29 from 4:00-5:00 at the WHS main hall copy machine. Xerox night is where you can come to make as many copies of your Willits Common Scholarship Application as you need. All you need to do after that is write in the name of each scholarship you will be applying for. If you cannot make it to either Xerox Night, please make an appointment with Nicole Burke before 3/30/17. 

    Step 6. Submit your application(s) to Nicole Burke by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday 3/30. No late applications will be accepted. 

    Step 7.  Plan to participate in the Local Scholarship Interview Night(s) on Wednesday April 19th at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday April 20th (TBD)



    Nicole Burke,
    Mar 24, 2016, 9:18 AM