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County of Sacramento Scholarship

Employees of Sacramento County’s Department of Human Assistance raise funds and seek donations 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.

 

PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded each year to promote:

               Higher Education

               Economic Resilience

               Stronger Communities

 

Scholarship recipients will be notified mid-April 2020. 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 Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m.

 

ELIGIBILITY  (All applications are subject to verification and proof of eligibility)

Scholarship Program Income Limits

2019-2020

Number of People in Household

Income Limits

2

$47,440

3

$50,594

4

$56,278

5

$61,962

6

$67,646

7

$76,486

8

$85,326

9

$94,166

10

$103,006.

Add per person

$8,840

üMust be currently living in Sacramento County.

ü Must be a graduating high school senior from the class of 2020.

     entering a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or technical/trade school.

ü Must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.5.

ü Must be on public assistance or low income.  Submit current verification of public

    assistance or if not on public assistance, IRS  tax form 1040 (2019).

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. All applications must include the following:

ü Official sealed high school transcript(s) – copies will not be accepted.       

ü Two letters of recommendation from references who can comment on students

       Leadership/academic abilities (at least one must be from a teacher).

ü Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment – scholarship check will not be issued

     unless proof of acceptance is provided.

  1.  

**The posted income limits are based on Earned Income Tax Credit Limits and the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Essays must be typed and be at least 800 words.

  1. Students must title their essay to indicate the essay question they are answering.
  2. Applicant and parent/guardian must sign application.
  3. Application must be postmarked by Friday, March 13, 2020.

 

 

Applications are available from:  t School/Counselor’s Office tAll DHA Bureaus tOnline, at: http://www.dha.saccounty.net

 

NOTE: The online application is a PDF file and requires a special reader application, which may be downloaded from the Adobe Acrobat® site.

 

 

USE OF SCHOLARSHIP

The DHA Scholarship shall be applied toward educational expenses in any field of study at an accredited college, university, technical, or trade school.

  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please answer all questions.
  • All information will remain confidential and will not affect the household’s financial assistance.

 

 

YOU MAY HAVE POTENTIAL ENTITLEMENT TO BENEFITS UNDER A PROGRAM KNOWN AS THE COLLEGE FEE WAIVER PROGRAM. For Veterans PLEASE CLICK ON THE RESOURCE LINK @ www.dha.saccounty.net  OR CONTACT DHA AT (916) 874-6811.

 

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