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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for College

First, watch the FAFSA overview video for infomation about the FAFSA
Second, review the FAFSA Checklist to ensure you have all information need
Third, complete the FAFSA application online

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Wildcat Scholarship

Wildcat scholarship
This scholarship is specifically for students who are planning to attend Cal State, Chico. The application opens on January 2nd and closes on Feb 15th. Click on the link to find the online application and learn more about who may qualify.

Butte College Promise Scholarship

Butte College Promise is available to California residents who will be first–time college students, (including students who earned college units while still in high school) and complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application

Chico Community Scholarship Association

Chico Community Scholarship AssociationThe Chico Community Scholarship Association is a local organization that provides many scholarships yearly to local and graduating students. The application normally opens around January and the deadline to apply is in February

UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC’s systemwide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid 

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CUTA Scholarship

1. Dependents of CUTA Members.  Any graduating high school senior whose parent(s) is currently an active member of CUTA is eligible to apply for a Dependent Scholarship.  It is not necessary that the recipient be graduating from a CUSD high school.  The money for these scholarships is annually budgeted from our CUTA funds.  Two $1,500 scholarships are available and the recipients are selected by our CUTA Scholarship Committee. Completed applications for CUTA dependent scholarships must be returned to the CUTA office by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2021.  Applications not submitted to the CUTA office by that time and date cannot be considered for receipt of a scholarship.
2. CUSD Graduating Seniors.  These “at large” scholarships are available to any graduating senior in CUSD, including dependents of CUTA members.  Chico High and Pleasant Valley High each receive three scholarships.  Fairview receives one of these scholarships. These are each $1,500. Completed applications for the CUSD Graduating Seniors “at large” Scholarships can be returned to the school’s respective counseling office by March 12, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
*** Click the Blue Titles to get the link to the application


Those who qualify can recieve up to $1,500 for College.
Qualification criteria
  • Recieved meals through the National School Lunch Program
  • Submitted an Alternative Household Income Form
  • Participated in CalFresh, CalWORKS, RDPIR or Medi-cal
  • Was designated as an English Learner
  • Was designated as migratory, homeless or foster youth

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