Cowboy Museum offers $1,000 awards
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Stanislaus County. One scholarship is for a graduating senior whose family is a member of the museum. Seniors enrolling in a two- or four-year college program are eligible. Individuals also need to be active in rodeo or production agriculture of horses or cattle.
In addition, a scholarship fund in memory of Lowell C. "Doc" Dorius of $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior from the Oakdale area. The applicant must be involved in or aspire to be involved in production agriculture, such as animal nutrition, animal health, livestock or ranch management with a focus in the cattle industry. Both are merit scholarships. Scholarship applications are available through school counseling offices, at www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org or at 355 E. F St. in Oakdale. Application deadline is Feb. 28.
Hilmar club has help for Portuguese youth
Hilmar Cabrillo Civic Club No. 30 offers scholarships for students of Portuguese heritage enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applications are available through high school counselors or at www. cabrillocivicclubs.org.
To be eligible, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Additional qualifications are stated on the application. Deadline to apply is March 15. Scholarships are $500 each. For information, email email@example.com.
Foundation looking to invest in students
The Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers 55 separate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Applicants must be Stanislaus County residents, be attend college next year as a full-time student and maintain a B average.
Some scholarships require a specific area of interest to the scholarship donor, including high school attended, cultural background and academic and career focus. For more information or to apply, visit http://stanislauscf.org. The 2013 scholarship period closes April 12.
Society promoting medicine, nursing
The Stanislaus Medical Society Alliance is offering scholarships to Stanislaus County graduating high school seniors and college students who are entering the fields of either medicine or nursing. To apply, contact your academic counselor, financial aid office or the Stanislaus Medical Society. For more information, call (209) 527-1704. Applications must be received by March 28.
Pursuit of music could equal money
The Forakis family and Modesto 500 Lions Club are seeking applicants for scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,250. The awards are for graduating high school seniors or college students ages 17 to 24 who plan to pursue interests in music. Students must be enrolled in a Modesto area high school, Modesto Junior College or attending a California state college or university. College applicants must be graduates of a Modesto-area high school.
The scholarships are in memory of Anthony P. Forakis, a musician and student and son of Paul and Karen Forakis, Modesto 500 Lions members. Students must have a background in music. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement (minimum 3.0 grade-point average), participation in community service and musical accomplishments. For applications, call Patricia Gillum at (209) 525-9211 or email name and address with request for applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due April 15.
Show vision with essay, land change
The Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program will award 10 students who showcase their perseverance to achieve their unique vision through an essay or video submission. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.
Graduating high school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 may submit an application through March 1 at www.visine.com/scholarship.