National Scholarships

  • National scholarships are announced in the Daily Bulletin and posted on the school website on a weekly basis.  There are also many scholarship search engines available online and most colleges and universities have separate scholarship applications.  Beware of scholarship scams!  See your counselor if you have any questions about a questionable scholarship opportunity.

Local Scholarships

  • Thousands of dollars from local clubs, community organizations, and private donors are given each year to THS seniors.  Interested students need to complete an online scholarship application in January (information is mailed home).  Scholarship recipients and their parents/guests are honored at Senior Awards Night in May in the Bulldog Arena.  Many eligible students neglect to apply every year!  Are you interested in being a scholarship sponsor?  Contact Kristin Bettencourt at (209) 667-0888 for more information.

2019-2020 Scholarships

  • 2019 GT Community Service Scholarship

    The 2019 Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship aims to reward low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service.  We are offering 10 scholarships for $10,000 to each winner. 

    Applications are submitted online.  They can be accessed via our website:, or this link:

    Applications are due Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12PM (noon) PST.  

    Application Requirements include:
    High school senior graduating in 2020
    Resident of one of the following California counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo
    Submit a completed GT Community Service Application found on

    Winners will be notified by Wednesday November 20, 2019, and scholarship checks will be dispersed over the course of 4 years. 

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  • 2020 Honors GradU Scholarship Design a Better Future

    • High school students can participate in a design-thinking community-building project:
      -Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.
      -Optional: Share work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline by March 21, 2020.
      -Submit final design thinking project application by April 26, 2020.
    • There will be up to 5 awardees, each receiving a $10,000 scholarship to the college, university, or trade school of their choice. We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.

    Here is a link to anything else you may need to know to tell your students about our scholarship:

    Click this link for more information, where you can also find complete FAQ’s on the rounds and a digital submission form:  You can also see the projects of last year’s recipients to learn more about this opportunity. 

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  • 2020 Rotary North-South Football Scholarship
    AMOUNT:  We will be awarding at least 45 - $1,000 scholarships. 
    ELIGIBILITY: any graduating student (male or female) (this is not just for football players). Must be planning on attending a 4-year or 2-year accredited college.

    Step 1: Go online and fill out application (either "pdf" or "word format)
    Step 2: Email completed application, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript  to
    Alternate Step 2: Snail mail completed application, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript to:
    2020 Rotary Application     
    47190 Road 417   
    Coarsegold,  CA  93614

    DEADLINE:  February 28, 2020  (earlier deadline)

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  • American Heritage Scholarship This countywide effort to promote a greater understanding of our American heritage provides an opportunity for students to compete for $10,000 in academic scholarships (based on available funding)! Over the course of the last 17 years, this program has distributed more than $220,000 in scholarships.

    Students interested in participating are asked to attend the following presentation:

    Speaker:  1. David Froba (retired attorney) & Sharon Froba (retired Modesto High teacher); 2. Garth Stapley, Opinions Editor of The Modesto Bee; 3. William Broderick-Villa, Attorney-at-law of Broderick Legal Group

    Date/Time: September 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    Location: Beyer High School, Little Theater

    2019 Essay Prompt: Recently uncovered documents revealing government-sponsored discrimination from the past have created inequalities still evident in our community today. Locally, racially restrictive real estate covenants (referred to as CC&Rs) have resulted in neighborhoods with marked disparities in access to resources, amenities, and basic necessities. Because owning a home is the primary mechanism for accumulating wealth, these restrictive covenants have had a negative, generational impact on families of color. 

    Does our community have an obligation to respond? What response, if any, would be appropriate and Constitutional?

    The presentation will be live-streamed and archived for viewing later, in order to accommodate students who are unable to attend via SCOE’s website. We STRONGLY urge students not to depend on the online video, but to attend the lecture on September 11th. 
    Application Packet

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  • Course Hero Merit-Based Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
    Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
    Frequency: One recipient every six months
    - Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    - Must attend a university or plan to attend a university (a four-year or a two year college)
    - Must be a US Citizen
    - Must be at least 16 years old
    - Must submit an essay (500 words or less)
    Link to Apply 

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  • Course Hero Scholarship
    Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000 
    Application Deadline: Continuous - new scholarships are added twice a month 
    Frequency: Two recipients every month 
    - Must attend a university or plan to attend a university (a four-year or a two-year college) 
    - Must be a US Citizen 
    - Must be at least 16 years old 
    Link to Apply

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  • Good Citizen Scholarship from National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution- Turlock Chapter

    National Scholarship Opportunity of up to $5000 along with local scholarship award and recognition opportunities.  Must complete application and essay along with obtaining endorsement from school counselor.  Application packet and information available from your counselor.

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  • Discover Early Childhood EDU

    Various scholarships are available.

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  • Golden Door Scholars
    Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall 2020 who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship, professional development opportunities, and summer internships. We currently support 293 students and have 67 graduates who are working or pursuing a Masters or PHD. The due date for applications is Monday, September 16, 2019.
    Tuition Equity Map

    Link to application

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  • LifePrep Academy

    LifePrep Academy College, Career and Life Planning

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