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College & Career Planning

Freshman/ Sophomores

What you need to know:  

  • Having trouble with your classwork? Chat with a live tutor at no cost to you! This service is provided by GearUp, talk to Mrs. V for more information. 

  • Go on to discover possibilities, explore industry sectors and develop a career Hub. Make sure you sign in and make an account! 

  • Participate in extracurricular activities. Academics aren’t everything. Explore your interest in a sport, school club, music or drama group, or community volunteer activity.  Remember that colleges would rather see real involvement in one activity instead of a loose connection to several. Use Trinity High School's Community Service form to keep track of your volunteer activities for college. Turn it in to Mrs. Corp in the counseling center to receive participation credit in our Academic Awards ceremonies. 

  • Get a jump start on learning about Financial aid from the following website:

  • Make sure to look for a job, internship, or volunteer during the summer! Check out Trinity's partnership with A Cradle to Career here  in an effort to give more of our students access to job shadowing and internships 

  • Learn about the importance of taking the PSAT 

  • Most importantly- keep your grades up to get the best financial aid package possible and reach your college goals! 


What you need to know:

  • Keep up to date on the latest ACT and SAT information here. Make sure to take one or both of these tests before the end of your junior year. Remember, you can take it more than one time to find your best score possible. Fee Waivers are available in the THS counseling center for those who qualify. 

  • If you are interested in playing sports in college, make an account with the NCAA. 

  • Interested in joining College Connections for the fall, sign up here, deadline is March 1, 2020.

  • Plan on visiting a college campus? See the ACT's guide to college campus visits.


Senior year is a BIG year! While all of your focus may be on graduating and participating in as many extra curricular activities as possible. It is important that you don't forget about applying for scholarships, colleges, trade schools or building your resume.


Please see below the helpful links to help get you started. 

Planning on visiting your desired college? Check out the ACT Guideline to visiting colleges. 

Keep up to date by checking the website and our announcements frequently. 




 (Scholarships are listed in order they are received, please pay close attention to deadlines)


Local Scholarships: 

 Scholarship   Description/ Eligibility      Award Amount    Deadline
 Trinity Lake Alliance    Please see application    $1,000- $3,000    May 13, 2021
Dream Quest 2020/2021  
  • Must reside in the Klamath-Trinity Area (The Klamath-Trinity area is generally defined to include the communities of Somes Bar, Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Salyer, and Burnt Ranch). 
  • Entering their freshman year of a two or four-year college, university or trade school as a full time student.
   $500    April 15, 2021
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship  
  • Must be Portuguese descent.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Must have participated in 3 extracurricular activities. 
   $500    March 15, 2021
Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association  
  • Must be Trinity or Shasta County resident.
  • Must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an average of 12 units per term during the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Must be pursuing an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in the legal field or Juris Doctor degree.
   $1,000   May 1, 2021
Coast Central Credit Union  
  • Student must be a graduating senior from a high school located in Humboldt, Del Norte or Trinity county.
  • Students must apply and be accepted to attend College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, Shasta Community College, or Chico State University as a full-time student (12 units or more) for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Applicant must have a high school grade average of “C” or better.
  $5,000     March 12,2021
 Zippia (Career Expert)    Open to anyone 18 years or older   $1,000    December 31, 2021
Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference  
  • Graduating high school seniors attending school within the Sierra-Cascade Region, who plan to continue their postsecondary education at a Community College, State College or University, or Trade School in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Industrial Technology ( welding, diesel mechanics...) or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to students who have been active members of FFA – as well as participants in the Forestry Challenge Program.
  • Must have demonstrated an excellent work ethic, commitment and leadership qualities while maintaining a 2.0 GPA or higher. 
 Scholarship Finder    Please see website link.    N/A     N/A
Human Response Network Scholarship  
  • High school seniors, or continuing education students.
  • Must be a resident of Trinity County pursuing a higher education.
  • Must plan to join the workforce in Trinity County after completion of higher education. 
  • Must be at minimum, half-time enrolled. 
  • Other considerations will include participation in school activities, humanitarian/ and or community activities, and financial resources.
*This scholarship is not available to HRN employees or their relatives. 
  $500     April 7, 2021
PB&J Scholarship  
  • Open to all college-bound seniors.
  • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.
  $500-$1000     May 31, 2020
Trinity County RCD Natural Resources Scholarship  
  • Must be a High school seniors or continuing education students.
  • Must be a resident of Trinity County or former Trinity County high school graduate pursuing a degree in natural resources or conservation. Verification of enrollment as a half-time student, at a minimum, will be required prior to disbursement of scholarship funds.
  • Other considerations include participation in school activities, community service activities, and financial resources available. This scholarship is not available to TCRCD employees or board members or their relatives.
   $500   April 3, 2021
Trinity Scholarship Foundation   2020-21 TSF Application - Fillable Version.pdf   N/A     March 5, 2021
Native American Education Scholarship   
  • Native American (Federally or non-Federally recognized).
  • The Redding Rancheria service area is  defined as all of Trinity County, from and  including the City of Redding to the Siskiyou County line.
  • Currently enrolled and are/will be taking      classes for the Spring 2020 term at a qualified institution as defined by the RRCEF. Qualified institutions are regionally accredited, are nonprofit, offer the majority of their classes at a physical campus within the United States, and disburse Federal Student Aid.
  • Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.0
  $500    May 29, 2021
Five Counties Central Labor Council  
  •  Must be a high school senior graduating in the Spring of 2020 (or graduated in the Fall of 2019) attend school in the five counties area of Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama, or Modoc Counties, and must be either a union member or the child or grandchild of a union member or deceased member. The union must be affiliated with the Five Counties Central Labor Council.
  • Proof of current union membership is required.
  • Student must enroll in an accredited college and take at least 12 units/semester the 2020-2021 academic year.
  $1,500     April 22, 2021
Continuing Education Scholarship    Continuing Ed Scholarship Application.docx    N/A    March 6, 2021
  • Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA for their entire high school career. 
*See application
   N/A    March 13,2021
Humboldt Area Foundation        Please see website link.   N/A     March 16, 2021
Rotary Club of Redding  
  • Must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA throughout high school.
  • Must have competed in at least one varsity sport as a senior. 
  $1,500/ $500    March 13, 2021
Golden 1 Credit Union   
  • Hold a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be involved in community service totaling at least 24 hours in the last 12 months.
  • Be a Golden 1 member for at least one year, or be a dependent of someone who has been a member for at least one year*.
   $20,000    January 30, 2021
Future of Forestry Scholarship  
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  • Not an Oregon resident.
  • Have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.25 or higher OR a transfer GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Will enroll as a full-time undergraduate student seeking your first bachelor’s degree in Fall 2020.
   $14,000    Feb 1, 2021
Tri Counties Bank        Please see website link.    $1,500/ $1,000     March 11, 2021
Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association    
  • Must be graduating from a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County in 2019-2020.
  • Student must have participated in at least two seasons of Varsity-level, CIF sport(s) while in high school (traveling teams not connected to high school do not qualify).  The two seasons do not have to be in the same sport.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must submit financial aid documents in order to demonstrate financial need (note: there is no specific need cut-off).
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or technical institution in 2020-2021 (if you plan to pursue a "gap" year right after high school, contact Bob Lowden at
  • You do NOT need to participate in athletics in college
  $1,200     March 14, 2021
The McConnell Foundation       Please see website link.   $30,000     March 5, 2021
FBLA Scholarships       Please see link.   N/A     N/A
The Bert And Ethel Haurken Foundation   Hauerken Foundation Imergent technologies.pdf   1,000   April 30th,2021
2020 Straight North STEM    
  • Must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
$250 for two runners-up
  June 30, 2021
Shasta Regional Community Foundation   Please see link.    see link     N/A
JR Morris Scholarship   NWMORAPF20NEW 3-8-2021_FILLABLE.pdf       4/30/21

Other Scholarships: 

 Scholarship    Description/ Eligibility     Award    Deadline
  • Must be attending a college of university on a a full time basis for the 2020 school year.
  • Submit an answer to the essay question before the deadline.
  • Be currently enrolled in the last year of high school, or currently a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior in a College or University. 
   $1,000    April 1,2021
 Chegg Scholarships    Please see link.    N/A   N/A
 fastweb    Please see link.    N/A   N/A
         Please see link.    N/A   N/A
 Scholarship America    Please see link.    N/A    N/A
Mattress Advisor's Sleep Science  
  • Applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must submit a written piece exploring their personal relationship with sleep health and the impact it’s had on their education in an 800-1000 word essay. It should quote research from recent studies in this field and explain what resources are available to help reduce poor sleep health. 
  • Applicants need to upload proof of enrollment. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. 
   $1,000    March 20, 2021
  • Be fifteen years of age or older at the time of application. 
  • Be legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of high education - college, university or trade school.
See scholarship for additional details.
   $1,500    January 31, 2021
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative    The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:
  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement
   $6,000    January 31,2021
The Hagan Scholarship  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  • Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
  • Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.75 or higher.
  • Must have scored 24 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,150 on the SAT.
  • Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
  • Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  • Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
   $6,000    November 15, 2021
Quest Bridge    N/A    N/A    N/A
Scholarship for Student Caregiver   The Caregiver Scholarship is intended for students who are passionate about helping seniors live healthy lives and are pursuing careers in senior care. The award can be used towards tuition and/or books.    $1,000   June 30, 2021
CollegeBoard    Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.    N/A    N/A

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College and Career

INFORMATION for College and Career

REMEMBER: The most important thing to remember throughout your High School career is to keep your grades high. The better the GPA the higher the chance of getting into the college or career of your dreams and getting the best Financial aid possible. Look in our FAFSA section for more information.