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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 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!

  •  Student Handbook available for download:


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.

  • Student Handbook available for download:Junior-Handbook.pdf


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.

Student Handbook available for download: Senior-Handbook.pdf 

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  TBD
Dream Quest 2022/2023
  • 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  Exact dates TBD (Jan-April)
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship
  • Must be Portuguese descent.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA
  • Must have participated in 3 extracurricular activities. 
 $500 TBD
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 2023/2024 academic year.
  • Must be pursuing an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in the legal field or Juris Doctor degree.
 $1,000 TBD
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 2023 semester.
  • Applicant must have a high school grade average of “C” or better.
$5,000   TBD
 Zippia (Career Expert)  Open to anyone 18 years or older $1,000  December 31, 2022
Resiliency Award-Trinity Scholarship Foundation
See link for application (Separate Application from TSF)
Must have cover letter and essay.
  Opens January -March 3, 2023
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. 
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   TBD
PB&J Scholarship
  • Open to all college-bound seniors.
  • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2023.
$500-$1000   TBD
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 7, 2023
Trinity Scholarship Foundation
You will need evaluations from 3 of your teachers. Many local scholarships are offered through TSF, check to see which ones you qualify for; Rotary, Lewiston Moose Lodge, Trinity River Lumber, Soroptimist of Trinity, Trinity Center Lion's Club, North Fork Grange and more. All forms are available on the Trinity Scholarship Foundation website.
N/A   March 3, 2023 4:00PM HARD DEADLINE
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 2023 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  TBD
Five Counties Central Labor Council
  •  Must be a high school senior graduating in the Spring of 2023 (or graduated in the Fall of 2022) 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 2023-2024 academic year.
$1,500   TBD
TSF- Continued Education Scholarship  For post High School Graduates- see link  N/A  TBD
  • Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA for their entire high school career. 
*See application
Humboldt Area Foundation      Please see website link N/A   March 1, 2023
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  Dec 31, 2022
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  Opens November 2022-January 30, 2023
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 2023.
 $14,000  February 1, 2023
Tri Counties Bank      Please see website link. $1,500/ $1,000   Opens Nov. 1st-Feb 22, 2023
Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association  
  • Must be graduating from a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County in 2022-2023.
  • 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 2023-2024 (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 11, 2023
The McConnell Foundation     Please see website link $30,000   March 5, 2023
FBLA Scholarships     Please see link.  N/A   Oct 15, 2023
The Bert And Ethel Haurken Foundation   1,000 TBD
Shasta Regional Community Foundation Please see link. Multiple Scholarships to choose from. see link   Feb 22, 2023
JR Morris Scholarship See link   March 1, 2023
Ed Scott Foundation Pick up an application in room 8; mail application to: Po Box 100 Trinity Center, CA United States 96091    
Redding Rancheria Community Education Fund The Native American High Scool Education Scholarship will provide funing for (4) Native American High School Students. Click here for application $500  June 16, 2023
Shasta Head Start Alumni Scholarship  This is a one time only scholarship to a senior graduating in 2023 that is an Alumnus of Shasta Head Start Preschool Program. Click here to download the application Click here for application instructions $1,000 April 21, 2023 5pm

Other Scholarships: 

 Scholarship  Description/ Eligibility   Award  Deadline
Horatio Alger Scholarships
See link for application
State Scholarships- for JUNIORS planning to earn a Bachelors Degree* $10K
Targeted Scholarships- for SENIORS (various scholarships)
National Scholarships- for JUNIORS planning to earn a Bachelors Degree* $25K
see link Opens Dec 1, 2022-March 15, 2023
NC State Scholarship Several scholarship opportunities see website link for details. see link see link
  • Must be attending a college of university on a full time basis for the 2023 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  November 1, 2022
 Chegg Scholarships  Please see link. Multiple scholarship opportunities. See various deadline dates.  N/A Varies 10/31/22-12/31/22
 fastweb  Please see link.  N/A N/A  Please see link.  N/A N/A
 Scholarship America  Please see link. Multiple Scholarship opportunities. See various deadline dates.  N/A 12/6/22-April 2023
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, 2023
Boom and Bucket
See link for application
For students planning to pursue a career in heavy machinery. Can be used at any college or trade school in the U.S. and Canada
1,000.00 June 14th, 2023
  • 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, 2023
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 31,2023
The Hagan Scholarship
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  • Must be a student in the 2023 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 2021 to August 2022.
  • Must complete the FAFSA in 2022 using 2021 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  December 1, 2022
Quest Bridge  N/A  N/A  N/A
Elks National Foundation-MVS Scholarship See link for application $1,000-$12,500 Opens Aug 1, 2022-November 14, 2022
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 December 1, 2022
Coca-Cola Foundation
See link for application
$20,000 October 31, 2022
Nitro Schloarship
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or enrolled at an accredited college or university.
B) Carry a GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater.
See link for application
$2,000 November 30, 2022
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US.
B) Have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services.
See link for application
$7,500 December 7, 2022
Science Ambassador Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school senior or an undergraduate student.
B) Be a woman attending a school in the United States.
See link for application
$40,000 December 13, 2022
Niche College Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a senior in high school or a current college student.
B) Be attending or planning to attend college or university in 2023.
See link for application
$2,000 December 31, 2022
Power of Resilience Scholarship To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be in either high school or college and must show good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0.
B) Submit an essay discussing a serious life challenge you encountered and how you overcame that
challenge. See link for application
$1,000 December 31, 2022
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive,
integrity, and citizenship. B) Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent).C) Be citizens of the United States of America;
D) Be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
E) Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year. See link for application
$40,000 January 5, 2023
ExploraVision Awards To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a United States citizen living within the United States or U.S. Territories and enrolled full-time in a public,
private, or home school and no older than 21 years of age. See link
$10,000 January 31, 2023
Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be about to enroll or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in
the US. High school students may apply if they have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
B) Have a GPA of at least 3.0. See link
$1,000 February 10, 2023
Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a current high school senior or current undergraduate student.
B) Have a GPA of at least 2.5. See link
$1,300 February 20, 2023
Children of Warriors National Scholarship To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who
served in the Armed Forces.
B) Excel in academics at school and participate in volunteer activities outside of school. See link
$5,000 March 1, 2023
NextLevel Student Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be pursuing or planning to pursue a career in law, compliance, or public policy.
B) Be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 semester.
See link for application
$1,000 March 30, 2023
Humanity Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a current high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior.
  • Plan to attend an accredited college, university, or community college in the upcoming academic year.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Entries must be an original, unpublished video created by the entrant.
See link for application
$25,000 May 31, 2023
CalKIDS See website link for eligibility information. $500*  
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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.