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:
- Higher Education
- Economic Resilience
- Stronger Communities
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Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid April 2015. 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 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
DHA Scholarship Program Income Limits 2014/2015 Tax Year
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Posted income limits are based on Earned Income Tax Credit Limits and the 200% Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
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(All Criteria is Subject to Verification / Proof of Eligibility)
- Must be a resident of Sacramento County.
- Must be a graduating High School Senior from the class of 2015. entering a two or four year accredited college, university, technical, or trade school
- Must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.5
- Must be on public assistance or low income. Submit current verification of
public assistance or IRS tax form 1040 (2014).