Chico High Scholarship Information



Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will offer 500 Scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000.  These awards are given over a 4 year period.  Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Applications were available August 15th and the submittal deadline will be November 15, 2018.  Visit for access to the application and further details.

NCWIT Award For Aspirations in Computing Scholarship

November 12, 2018 (391 Awards - $500). The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. Visit: for more details.

California-Hawaii Elks Vocational Grants

 The vocational grant program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course resulting in a certificate or two year degree and leading to employment opportunities.  Awards will be between $500 and $2,000 for an academic year.  For additional information, please visit the CHEA website at

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

 Apply for a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May. The awards were created to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Access the application at  The deadline is November 6, 2018.

Business & Professional Advancement Scholarship 

The Chico Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Business & Professional Advancement Scholarship coordinated by our Young Professionals Organization. The application and more details can be found here:

There is no application fee and packets will be accepted until December 8th. Please send any questions to Kelsey Torres at

Andy Peek Livestock Endowed Scholarship Fund now accepting applications!

This fund was established by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in honor and memory of Andy Peek. Andy Peek was president of Western Video Market and also General Manager of Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, California, a family-owned business where he worked for over four decades. He was a past president of the California Livestock Marketing Association and served as a board member for the National Livestock Marketing Association. Andy was a past chairman of the Shasta District Fair Board in California and in 2007 was named Tehama County (CA) Cattleman of the Year. Andy was a major presence in the U.S. livestock industry. To continue Andy’s support of youth programs, this scholarship will be offered annually to students majoring in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry) who share Andy’s desire to work in the industry he dearly loved.

To apply visit this website: and click on the application link under “Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship Fund”.  

Deadline: December 12, 2018

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship 

December 15, 2018 (5 Awards - $1,000)


SBO Essay Scholarship 

December 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $1,000).  Answer this essay question (in 250 words or less):  What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?  Visit:

This year Chico Unified Teachers Association (CUTA) will again present scholarships to graduating high school seniors in two categories:

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 15, 2019.  Applications not submitted to the CUTA office by that time and date cannot be considered for receipt of a scholarship.

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 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications are available at the CUTA office 819 East Fifth Avenue, at under the Awards & Scholarships link, or by calling the office (343-0226) to ask that one be sent to you through the school mail.

If you have questions or would like further information, please call the CUTA office (343-0226).                                               


CUTA Member CE Scholarship

 We also award a scholarship to any CUTA member who is continuing his/her education. Applications for this scholarship can be found at under the CUTA Related Forms link, or they can be picked up at the CUTA office. This scholarship is $750. The applications are due by 5:00 p.m. March 15, 2019 to the CUTA office.


CUTA Member Dependent Teaching Credential Candidate Scholarship

Finally, we also award a scholarship of $1,000 to any CUTA member dependent who is entering or is enrolled in a teaching credential program. The applications are due by 5:00 p.m. March 15, 2019 to the CUTA office.

Engineering Studies Scholarship 

Fast Water Heater Company is offering a student scholarship program to those planning on studying engineering, mechanical systems or energy efficiency related fields of interest in building sciences.  The value of the scholarship is $500 and the submission deadline is September 8, 2019.  The application and short essay descriptions are available at:

Student Award Search Aid

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019. You can visit the website: to read more about the scholarship.  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000. The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at

California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarships

for the children of California vineyard employees.  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 2019.  Students may study the subjects of their choice at any campus within the UC, CSU and California Community College system.  Applications can be found at and the deadline is March 8, 2019.

Sierra Pacific Foundation Scholarship

Any dependent child of a full time, Sierra Pacific Industry employee is eligible to apply.  Applications with instructions are available at starting December 15th and the deadline is the last Friday of February each application year.  Check out the FAQs for further details:

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

The program annually provides college-bound seniors with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Applications are accepted until January 4, 2019.  Additional information, eligibility requirements and a link to the application are available at:

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

Scholarships are available for graduating seniors in the following categories:  Academic Awards, Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2019 and Athletic Awards for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or sports related fields.  The requirements for applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Grand Lodge of California is as follows:  applicant must be wholly or partially of Italian descent, and applicant must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College in the fall of 2019.  Applications are available online at  The Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Fast Water Heater Scholarship 

Fast Water Heater is offering a $500 scholarship and the submission deadline is September 8, 2019. However, this will be a recurring scholarship program and they will accept applications each year.  You can view the application form and short essay descriptions on their website here:


EOP - Equal Opportunity Programs

Extended Opportunity Program and Services

EOPS is a state-funded program designed to recruit and retain students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students in the development of their potential ability through academic support and financial assistance. The services of EOPS are designed to give students individualized attention and support to improve their chances for success.

Read more about it on the Chico State and Butte College web sites.