Employees of Sacramento County’s Department of Human Assistance raise funds annually to award college scholarships to graduating high school seniors living in Sacramento County. This collaborative college scholarship program is available to encourage graduating seniors from low-income families to pursue an education at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school.
Eligibility for scholarships is without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation. Employees of Sacramento County and their families, except for employees working in the classification of student aide, are not eligible.
This scholarship is awarded each year to promote:
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Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid April 2014. Cash awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 700 H Street (downtown Sacramento) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
(All Criteria is Subject to Verification / Proof of Eligibility)
Download Scholarship Application
Applications are available at all DHA Bureaus and the School/Counselor's Office.
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If you are a current or former Foster Youth, consider applying for a California Chaffee Grant Program
The DHA Scholarship shall be applied toward educational expenses in any field of study at an accredited college, university, technical, or trade school.
You may have potential entitlement to benefits under a program known as the College Fee Waiver Program.
Please click on the resource link or contact DHA Veterans Services for assistance at (916) 874-6811.