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Scholarship Opportunities

Chico Community Scholarship Association

Greetings from Chico Community Scholarship Association,
 
We are contacting you regarding your upcoming interview for a CCSA scholarship. (You should have been previously notified by your counselor that you had an interview sometime between March 24th and March 26th.)  Unfortunately, we had to take the unprecedented step to cancel all in-person student interviews. 
 
We did not take this decision lightly. However, given that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, our federal government has declared a national emergency, and we are obligated to practice social distancing for public health reasons, it was abundantly clear we needed to take this step. As an organization with a mission to support our local community, we must put the health and well-being of our community -- especially the most vulnerable -- first.  We hope you understand. 
 
We want to assure you this does not change your consideration for a scholarship.  It just means that some of our donor groups will not have the chance to meet you and ask you questions. 
 
Please reply to this email as soon as possible so that we know you have received this notification.  We don’t want you to show up for an interview that will not be taking place.
 
Thank you for taking the time to apply for a scholarship through the Chico Community Scholarship Association.  Our CCSA board members, and those in our donor community, are continually inspired and impressed by the achievements, dedication, and resilience of our local high school seniors.  
 
We wish you all the best, now and in the future.  In the meanwhile, be well, stay safe, and please follow all recommended social distancing procedures.  
 
Best regards,
 
Chico Community Scholarship Association
 
 

FAFSA

 
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.

Resources

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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