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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Alert:  Prudential Spirit of the Community Award
Are you a High School Student who is making a difference through volunteering?  This scholarship may be for you!  To be eligible, you must:
  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 5
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 5.


Students who are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid for college should apply for FAFSA.  The application process is free and only takes 20 minutes.
Both Student and Parent will need to have a FSA ID to submit your application.  The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
  • Step one - Register for a Federal Student Aid Identification Number
  • Step two - Apply for Federal Student Aid through FAFSA
FAFSA4Caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

Cash for College Night - FAFSA

When:  October 16, 2019
Where:  Chico High Library & Williams Theatre 
Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Financial Aid experts will be available to assist students and parents applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can estimate a student’s potential eligibility quickly.  Every high school senior is encouraged to apply for FAFSA to ensure access to both merit and need-based scholarships.

Both Student and Parent will need to have an FSA ID to submit your application that evening. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.  Click create an FSA ID if you haven’t yet. 

What you need to bring to the Cash for College event:

  • 2018 income tax information for themselves and parents
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Student list of interested/applied college


This website offers tools and resources to help provide current and prospective students with information about the various financial aid opportunities available, as well as information about the California Community Colleges system. 
For Minority Populations
Extended Opportunity Program & 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.  For more information, click the links below.

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