Scholarships Available for Natomas-Area Seniors

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Updated May 26, 2020

Three community organizations are encouraging this year’s seniors to apply for scholarships of up to $1,000.

The Natomas Schools Foundation, Gardenland-Northgate Neighborhood Association and Natomas Chamber of Commerce are all accepting applications for multiple scholarships which awarded to students who live and/or attend high school in Natomas.

The Natomas Schools Foundation has extended the deadline to apply for multiple $500 and $1,000 scholarships from April 27 to May 1.

Natomas Schools Foundation scholarship applicants must attend high school within the Natomas Unified School District and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must also have logged 50 or more hours of volunteer or community service, or 50 hours of formal employment, or 50 hours of service to their school through a formal club or organization during the last two years.

Seniors must submit three letters of reference, transcripts — official or unofficial, and a short essay describing what they learned from volunteering or working and how those lessons will help them in the future. Awards can be used towards educational expenses at accredited four-year or two-year colleges or trade school.

Applications for Gardenland-Northgate Neighborhood Association scholarships are due May 29. To apply, students must live within the neighborhood association’s boundaries. GNNA Scholarships are $500.

GNNA scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled as a high school senior with a graduation date in the 2019-20 academic year, who have been admitted to or are registered to attend an accredited university or community college. Students who live in the neighborhood, are currently attending an accredited university, community college, or vocational school, and who are continuing their studies in the 2020-21 school year, may also apply.

GNNA is also accepting applications for its Josi Juarez Memorial Scholarship for $750. Applicants must meet the same guidelines as the GNNA scholarship, but also demonstrate an emphasis on serving their community. The scholarship honors Juarez who was a longtime community volunteer.

Students who apply for the Josi Juarez Memorial Scholarship will also be considered for the GNNA Scholarship, however applicants can only be awarded one of the two scholarships within an academic year.

The Natomas Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for multiple scholarships. The chamber has extended the application deadline from May 31 to June 7.

One scholarship each will be awarded to seniors from Inderkum High, Natomas High, Natomas Charter School, Discovery High and NP3 High schools. There will be two $250 scholarships, two $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship awarded.

Graduating seniors must submit a completed application, a reference for a minimum of 25 hours of community service, proof of application in progress, acceptance or registration at an accredited college or university, and typed responses to four writing prompts. A letter of recommendation is not required, but encouraged.

You may also be interested in:
Natomas Schools Foundation scholarship information and application
GNNA Josi Juarez Memorial Scholarship information
Gardenland-Northgate Neighborhood Association Scholarship application
Natomas Chamber of Commerce scholarship information and application

Applicants for the Gardenland-Northgate Neighborhood Association scholarship must reside within the organization’s boundaries as defined by this map.

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