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Scholarship Information

Congratulations to the following students who received the 2018 Schwab-Rosenhouse Scholarship:

Galt High School:  Chantal Millan
Liberty Ranch High School:  Sandra Escalera and Alyssa J Perez
The Sacramento News & Review's annual College Essay
The Sacramento News & Review's annual College Essay Contest deadline is approaching fast. The deadline for submissions for graduating seniors is Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5 p.m.

First prize is $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. The three winning essays will be published in a cover story in SN&R on May 31. The winners and their parents will also be invited to a ceremony to receive their awards. 

Seniors graduating in 2018 may submit one entry of a 650-word essay to with the subject line, “College Essay Contest.” The essay may be submitted as a Word document, PDF attachment or in the body of the email.
Beyond the Dream Conference

Beyond the Dream Conference is a community and student‐led college‐outreach event. Alianza collaborates with high school districts and communicates and builds partnerships with clubs,  organizations, California Student Aid Commission, Educators for Fair Consideration, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and college faculty, staff in Sacramento and the surrounding regions to collectively host a college outreach conference for high school DREAMers and their families.
Date:              May 12th, 2018
Time:             8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location:      Cosumnes River  College – Main Recital Hall
Here is an overview of some of the conference workshop topics:
          For Students:
·         DACA Updates/FAQ
·         CA DREAM Act
·         Making College a Reality for UndocuScholars
For Educators:
·         UndocuAlly Training
For Parents:
·         Know Your Rights
Hosted by:                Alianza
Sponsored by:        CRC Puente Project, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT), CRC Dream Center, LULAC
& Ford Foundation.
Please note, this conference is FREE to participants!
The annual WACAC College Fair will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10-1pm. Each year, this college fair provides students and families with an opportunity to meet face to face with college and university representatives from throughout California, the US and the world. More than 100 colleges and universities participate.  This event is ideal for 9-11 grade students. 

More information and registration can be found here:
District College Night
Sept 27, 2018
6:30-8:00 PM, GHS Warrior Gym

Cash 4 College (big fi
nancial aid workshop in collaboration with Delta and Cash 4 College)
Oct 24, 2018
4-7 PM, Liberty Ranch, rooms 143 and 132
Sacramento Leadership Conference
For 10th and 11th graders.  Takes place July 21-28, 2018 and participant must attend the entire program, including weekend.  Apply online: due April 11.  Make sure to choose "Sacramento Leadership Conference".
What the program is about:
Since its inception in 1982, the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) has offered a once in a lifetime opportunity for California’s youth in Sacramento. The Sacramento Leadership Conference (SLC) brings 120 high school students from throughout the state to participate in a week-long, intensive leadership program. Conference participants attend powerful workshops and seminars that enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Programming at all CLYLP programs including the SLC is based on CLYLP’s four curriculum “C’s”: Community, Culture, College and Careers.
Participants will leave with valuable information and tools that they can begin using when they return to school in the Fall.  Most importantly, students will leave with new friendships from throughout the state of California.  Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to and from the conference are provided at no cost to the participants or their families. 
  • Legislative Day at the State Capitol: Students learn about the legislative process through active participation in mock hearings and interaction with legislators and legislative staff.
  • Campaign Development Workshops: Students learn skills and techniques needed to organize and run political campaigns. Students then use these skills at school for class and student body elections.
  • College & Careers Day: Students attend a College Fair and meet with community college, CSU, UC, and private college recruiters. College representatives, admissions staff, and financial aid experts provide students with information on how to apply for and succeed in college. Students also get exposure to various professional careers.
Local Scholarships

All local scholarships must be turned in to Dr. Chavez by 3pm on April 13, 2018, unless otherwise specified.

Ian Petersen Memorial Scholarship:

Open to all students attending military or trade school. Award $500 each to a student from Galt High School, Liberty Ranch and Estrellita. No gpa minimum. 500-word essay required to address prompt: What are your plans for the future and what are the steps you will take to achieve your goals? Must be turned in to Dr. Chavez by April 26, 2018.

Jim Kissler Memorial

Award: Up to $3000. Focuses on Ag majors, with an emphasis on viticulture, enology, agribusiness, agriculture engineering, and agriculture education. Must have attended and/or graduated from a high school in Crush District 11, OR have a relationship with a farming operation in Crush District 11.

Michael David Family Foundation

Award: Up to $3000. For students who are graduating from Crush District 11 and have a relationship with a farming operation in that district (applicant can be any major) OR graduating from Crush District 11 and will be majoring in an Ag related field.

Valley Oaks Grange Hall

Award: $500. Selection is based on achievement, citizenship, and application supporting essay. Application package MUST be mailed in to address provided. Due March 31, 2018.

Galt HS Alumni Scholarship for VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) Students

Award: Three $500 scholarships. GHS and LRHS students are eligible. Must have minimum GPA of 2.0 and 2 year involvement in VAPA at their high schools.

Galt High School Alumni Association Scholarship (GHS students only)

Award: $500 - $1000. No minimum GPA. Application, transcript and 500-word essay addressing why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship, include career plans, any challenges you have had to overcome due to Dr. Chavez by April 13.

Other Scholarships



The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
CalGrants, FAFSA, Loans. All part of life for a senior in high school and the family trying to send them off to college. There has been a strong push from the private colleges in the State of California to compete for students during the current budget crisis public schools are facing from Kindergarten through university levels. See what the possibilities are and explore new options.


Study this information before December 31st of your Senior year so that you and your parents’ finances are in the optimum shape to qualify for financial aid and scholarships. The sooner you apply after the first of the year, the higher priority you have for financial aid that can be disbursed. Don’t wait until the deadline. You can update tax info once your taxes are completed.


Cal Grant
There are Entitlement and Competitive Cal Grants. For Competitive Cal Grants, you have to have an unweighted (no AP or honors bumps) GPA of 2.0, from your sophomore and junior years, including summer school, if you are from a disadvantaged or low-income family. Students from middle-income families need to have an unweighted GPA of 3.0. See website or career counselor




University of California Blue and Gold Plan: Tuition and fees will be waived if your total family income is less than $80,000.  You must file a FAFSA/CA Dream Act application and Cal Grant GPA verification form by March 2nd.  Automatic consideration, no additional application necessary.


University of California Middle Class Scholarship: For students with family incomes up to $100,000 and household assets of no more than $150,000: The MCS will cover 40 percent of systemwide tuition and fees

For students with family incomes up to $150,000 per year (based on a sliding scale) and household assets of no more than $150,000: The MCS will cover between 10 percent and 40 percent of systemwide tuition and fees.

Must apply for financial aid: FAFSA/Dream Act. Automatic consideration; award amounts will vary.


California State University Scholarships: Visit the campus website you are interested in as scholarships may vary by campus. 


Resources for Undocumented Students: