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College & Career Planning

Freshman/ Sophomores

What you need to know:  

  • 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 in to Kaitlyn 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 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, 2019.


If you missed our senior night, take a look at the Senior handbook

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 and Trinity Lake Lions Training Scholarship     The purpose of these scholarships is to give educational opportunities for seniors who are preparing for careers that require LESS THAN A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE in order to enter into those careers and become successful and productive. Qualified programs include an associate degree or vocational, technical, and trade certification.     $1000- $3000     April 30, 2019 
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship     The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.     $2,500     June 15, 2019 
Dream Quest 2019/2020 College Scholarship Application     Students must reside in the Klamath Trinity area and be entering their freshman year of a two or four-year college, university or trade school as a full time student. The Klamath-Trinity area is generally defined to include the communities of Somes Bar, Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Salyer, and Burnt Ranch. Scholarships are only applicable for the school year indicated above.    $500      April 15, 2019 
The J.R. Morris Scholarship for Agricultural Education    
1. Applicants must be graduates of Trinity County or Shasta County high schools (or alternative schools).
2. Applicants must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a university, college or other institution of higher learning suitable to the Trustee, with an agricultural career goal.
3. Applicants must show evidence of need. 
*Please see application for addition information. 
   N/A      April 30, 2019
Wintu Education and Cultural Council     
For University, College, Technical, Vocational Training or continuing education. Should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, any tribal affiliation is accepted and you do not need to be federally recognized. Please see website for more information about the council and scholarship.
   N/A      May 6, 2019
Dronethusiast, Women in Science UAV Scholarship    
 Demonstrate an idea you have for helping improve the environment, whether globally or locally with Drove Technology (see website for additional requirements).
  $500      Dec 1, 2019 
2018-2019 NorCal WESTOP Achievers Scholarship    
Must be currently enrolled in OR a graduate of a NorCal educational equity or TRIO program. Please check scholarship for additional information.
  $500     April 12, 2019
Eva Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund     Each year Shasta Head Start presents an Eva Johnson Memorial Scholarship to one graduating high school senior who is an alumnus of a Head Start program and is planning to continue their education in a college, university, or technical school setting.   
    April 12, 2019
Each year the Mount Shasta Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship opportunity to a local woman pilot or student pilot. The purpose of this award is to assist the recipient in obtaining her private pilot certificate, light sport pilot certificate or an advanced rating.
  $2,000     June 30, 2019
2019 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards     In order to be eligible, high school seniors must have a minimum 3.3 GPA for their entire high school career. Candidates are reviewed first on academic performance, second on athletic achievement and third on extra-curricular activities, such as leadership roles, community service or employment.
   N/A     April 19, 2019
Trinity County Resource Conservation District      Applicants must be a resident of Trinity County pursuing a degree in natural resources or conservation. Other considerations will include participation in school activities, community service activities, and financial resources available.   $500     April 5, 2019
The Ed Scott Scholarship      Recipient must have completed at least one half of their high school attendance in a Trinity County high school. The award is based entirely on the achievement of the student and monetary need is not to be considered when making the selection.     N/A     April 19, 2019
NorCal WESTOP TRIO Achievers' Scholarship    
Must be currently enrolled in OR a graduate of a NorCal educational equity or TRIO program. 
Please see link for additional requirements. 
  $500     April 12, 2019

Other Scholarships: 

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, 2019
Italian Catholic Federation     The Italian Catholic Federation is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal Organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry (including their non-Italian spouses) who are of the Roman Catholic Faith.     $400      June 15, 2019
2019 Straight North STEM       With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. 
$250 for two runners-up
     August 1, 2019
All Rowers Scholarship Program     Need to be currently or recently on the rowing/crew team, able to write high quality, interesting and creative articles.     $500     June 30, 2019 
ZipRecruiter Scholarship Promotion    
Must be at least 18 years of age, must be currently enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States, must be a legal resident of the United States
  $3,000      October 31, 2019 
Nav Entrepreneur      Winners will be chosen based on how well the students express their entrepreneurial aspirations in their essay.    $1,000      May 19, 2019 
 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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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.