Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the North State manages many scholarship funds that are awarded to graduating high school seniors as well as students already in an undergraduate program. Some scholarships were started by families or individuals; others by businesses or organizations. All scholarships share one important focus: helping young people reach their educational goals.

For assistance with scholarships please contact Scholarship Manager Erin Chiniewicz at
erin@cfnorthstate.org.

Scholarship Resources

2023 Scholarship Awards Report

Active Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a Scholarship

Our annual Universal Application matches students with over 40 unique scholarship opportunities through one application! To apply, you will be asked to complete an eligibility form to determine the scholarships for which you are eligible. After receiving a list of scholarship opportunities, students complete any supplemental information required for each opportunity. You must answer all additional questions and click “Submit” for each scholarship. You may also decline to apply for any scholarships.

The Universal Application portal will open November 1, 2023.

Read the Step-by-Step Guide for completing the Universal Application.

Ready to apply? Click Visit our Scholarships Portal below.

 Note:

  • Paper applications are not accepted.
  • If you are new to this system, you will need to create a new account.
  • Additional scholarships are offered outside of the Universal Application, including the Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship, All Trade Services Scholarship, and the Reach Higher Scholarship. Please visit the specific Scholarship fund page for more information.

Visit Our Scholarships Portal

All Trade Services Scholarship

Scholarship awards will benefit and support a Siskiyou County graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a career in the Electrical, HVAC, or Plumbing trades. […]

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Andy Peek Livestock Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship opportunity, offered annually by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, awards students whose intended major is Agricultural Studies […]

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Balma Family Scholarship Fund

The Balma Family Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to grant awards to Pioneer High School seniors who will be attending Shasta College […]

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Christine Begley Scholarship

The Christine Begley Scholarship supports female graduates of Anderson High School pursuing a college education […]

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Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic Scholarship Fund

The Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Steve Loncosky and Dr. Kevin Terra to be used to help further the education of a veterinary student that desires to be a mixed animal veterinarian. […]

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Diane M. Gerard Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to all majors, with priority given to students majoring in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education […]

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Don & Debbie Bankson Scholarship Endowment Fund

This opportunity allows the donors to fulfill their desire to help Shasta County youth, with excellent academics and a strong community-service background, pursue a college education […]

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Dr. Donald and Ann Gleason Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for qualified Shasta County students with financial needs seeking a college education in the medical field […]

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Dr. Frank L. Doane Memorial Scholarship Fund

A renewable reward opportunity for qualified Tehama County high school graduates who plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse […]

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Ethel Zwiebel Scholarship

Shasta County high school seniors who plan to major in music and Shasta College students who are completing the two-year music program are invited to apply. […]

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FWF ’62 Scholarship Fund

An opportunity for graduating female from Shasta High School in Redding, CA., this ongoing scholarship is offered by a group of women honoring the importance and value of nurturing friendships throughout a lifetime […]

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Glen Hawk Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship benefits a Shasta county graduating senior who will pursue a vocational or technical certification at an accredited technical school or community college. […]

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Gregory L. Morris II Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is offered annually to a Foothill High School graduating senior who plans to major in the field of Science […]

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Gustafson Fritz Scholarship for Women

An opportunity for female high school graduates in Shasta or Trinity County who demonstrate attributes of generosity, creativity, exemplary work ethic and kindness […]

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Ivy B. Horr Medical Education Loan

This is a low-interest STUDENT LOAN up to $10,000 available to students in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties who are engaged in the study of medicine or in medical training at a college or university […]

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Jack Schreder Scholarship Fund

The Jack Schreder Scholarship Fund honors Jack’s 65 years of work as an educator with strong interest in education, science and vocational training. […]

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Jackson Family Scholarship

Scholarship awards are made to students who are either seeking to enter the nursing profession or who are currently in the nursing profession and wish to obtain a higher level of certification in the nursing field (LVN to RN, RN to BSN). Applicants must have completed at least 2 semesters that are applicable to their nursing degree […]

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Jeanne Yalon-Owens Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to benefit and support Siskiyou County high school graduates and current college students pursuing higher education in the field of health care. […]

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Jim and Dolores Cusick Memorial Scholarship

An opportunity for graduates of Weed High School in Weed, CA. who participated in sports […]

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Jim Freeman, MD Memorial Scholarship

The Jim Freeman, MD Scholarship was established to benefit and support Shasta County students pursuing a degree, certification, or licensing in the medical field focused on direct patient care. […]

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Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement Scholarship

An award opportunity for graduating students who are dealing with, or have dealt with, a serious medical adversity […]

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Ken Putnam Choral Music Endowed Scholarship Fund

A scholarship to benefit Shasta High School graduates who participated in the vocal music program […]

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Key Club Scholarship

An opportunity offered by Redding Kiwanis to graduating seniors from Foothill, Enterprise, and Shasta High schools who are dues paying members of their high school Key Club […]

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Marcia McKenzie Pay It Forward Scholarship

This memorial scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to women returning to college who will be students at Shasta College or CSU Chico. […]

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Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship supports high school or College of the Siskiyous students in Siskiyou County pursuing careers in fire science or law enforcement […]

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Nancy Driscoll Foundation Scholarship

The Nancy Driscoll Foundation Scholarship was established to benefit and support Siskiyou County high school graduates planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college or vocational school. This scholarship will award ten, $5,000 scholarship this year. […]

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Nicholas Gaynor Memorial Fund

A scholarship opportunity to provide financial support to local North State students seeking a career in nursing […]

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Prudence Rose Kennedy Fund

Click to view three different scholarship opportunities […]

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Reach Higher Scholarship Fund

A Shasta County high school FRESHMAN scholarship opportunity to start saving for college early! […]

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Redding Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

Redding Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to support students and programs in the Gateway Unified School District. […]

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REU Powering Redding’s Future Scholarship Fund

The primary goals of REU’s Powering Redding’s Future program is to encourage Redding’s youth to consider a college/university or technical school education that may lead to career opportunities in the electric utility industry, preferably with REU. This program will award up to $50,000 in college and technical school scholarships for local students each year. […]

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Richard and Katharine Haake Memorial Scholarship

The Richard and Katharine Haake Scholarship will support scholarships to Central Valley High School Shasta graduating seniors pursuing academic higher education in any field, either at a two-year or four-year academic institution, or vocational training. […]

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Savage Scholarship Fund

An opportunity that is paid out over 4 semesters for high school seniors from a Trinity county school with financial need […]

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Shasta Community Health Center Future Workforce Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund is available for staff of the Shasta Community Health Center, their children, and grandchildren. This scholarship will support high school seniors, college students (two- or four-year school), and trade students pursuing higher education in any field, either at a two- or four-year college or trade school. […]

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Shasta Health Rock Stars Scholarship Fund

Awards from this scholarship fund will benefit and support students who are actively pursuing a career in health and are currently enrolled in college or graduate programs. […]

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Top of the State Scholarship Endowment Fund

Click to view two different application opportunities available to 1) high school seniors, 2) previous award recipients from this fund (renewals) […]

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Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

Click to view two scholarship opportunities: Income Based and Merit Award […]

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Umpqua Bank Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program (formerly Columbia Bank)

The Umpqua Bank Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program awards ten, $1,000.00 scholarships each year. High school seniors attending school in Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento counties may apply […]

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Weed Community Scholarship

Roseburg Forest Products established the Weed Community Scholarship Fund in the aftermath of the Sept. 2, 2022, Mill Fire that damaged the historic Lincoln Heights neighborhood and nearby Lake Shastina. The scholarship fund helps support Weed High School graduates and eligible non-traditional applicants who want to pursue their next level of education. […]

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