Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

Income Based and Merit Awards are offered from this scholarship fund to high school seniors living in counties around the State of California.

The Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Board of North Valley Bank in memory of Don Carter, who served as President and CEO of North Valley Bancorp and North Valley Bank from 1986 to 1997. The fund provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Northern California. In 2014, the fund became the Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund with the completed merger between North Valley Bancorp and Tri Counties Bank.  

The Tri Counties Bank Scholarship program seeks to advance higher education for community-minded students. Tri Counties Bank competitively awards $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school students attending a 4-year college/university and $1,000 for those attending community college. Awards will be made to the college-bound, economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement and business entrepreneurship – the three pillars of Tri Counties Bank’s mission to help to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our economically-disadvantaged youth.

Additionally, Tri Counties Bank offers a merit based scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students who display outstanding achievements in academics, community service, or business entrepreneurship.

INCOME-BASED AWARD

Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Open Application Season: November – March annually

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior (current) from any of the following counties: Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,711 or less – verification required via completion of the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Financial Aid application
  • Be an undergraduate student the fall semester following high school graduation

MERIT AWARD

Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Open Application Season: November – March annually

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior from any of the following counties: Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba
  • Weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Displayed outstanding achievements in academics, community service, and/or business entrepreneurship during high school career
  • Be an undergraduate student the fall semester following high school graduation