Welcome! A variety of scholarships are available at College of
the Siskiyous for current high school seniors planning to attend
the fall or for continuing COS students returning in the fall.
Applications for COS Scholarships are available on this page, in the Financial Aid Office, or through the COS Foundation.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 1, unless otherwise noted.
|COS Foundation Scholarships|
|Chapter VV of P.E.O|
|DHS Alumni Scholarship|
|Ford Family Scholarships|
|Shift Insurance – California Students Scholarship|
This $300 scholarship is sponsored by the Supervisory/Confidential Group at COS and is restricted to dependents of COS employees who graduate from high school and intend to enroll as full time students at COS. Scholarship payments will be divided into two payments, one per semester. To be eligible for spring disbursement, students must have completed 12 units with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Deadline is May 1.
Chapter VV of P.E.O.
This $1000 scholarship is restricted to female students of the College of the Siskiyous who have already completed at least 12 units at COS. The student does not necessarily need to be a full time student. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be a permanent resident of Siskiyou County, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from COS. The scholarship will be awarded in two installments, $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. Financial need will be considered. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application.
Dunsmuir High School Alumni Scholarship
The Board of Directors of the Dunsmuir Scholarship Fund (DSF) plans to award a sizeable amount in scholarships this year. Applications must be postmarked or received by DSF no later than April 15th.
Ford Scholars Program, Ford Family Sons & Daughters, Ford Restart Program **NOW ONLINE**
Ford Scholars: This scholarship was established in 1994 by Kenneth W. Ford, the founder of The Ford Family Foundation. Mr. Ford wanted to help students obtain baccalaureate degrees who otherwise would have found it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a degree without financial assistance. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be residents of Siskiyou County, California. They must have a high school diploma or GED or be about to complete high school. (Or have a passing score on the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) OR they must have completed or be completing two years at an accredited public or private two-year college in California. This scholarship is not for a set amount, but is calculated to cover 90% of each student's college costs that are not covered by other grants and scholarships, the family's estimated contribution, and college work study grants. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The deadline to apply is March 1st.
The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program for Sons & Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co.
This scholarship is for dependants of Roseburg Forest Products Co. employees planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school in the United States. The scholarship program is for students who, as of March 1 of the application year, are 21 years of age or younger and are legal dependents of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. Scholarship amounts are awarded for both merit and financial need. An award amount is $2,500 for those attending two-year colleges. At four-year colleges, an award is $3,500 or $5,000, depending on need. "Financial need" is demonstrated by the recipient's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and college costs. The award can be renewed annually for up to four years of undergraduate study. The deadline to apply is March 1st.
Ford ReStart Program
The Ford Family Foundation established this scholarship to encourage those who are not currently engaged in full-time postsecondary education, to enroll in certificate or degree programs at accredited colleges or vocational schools in California. Applicants must be 25 years or older as of the March 1st application deadline and have a high school diploma or GED. Recipients may enter the program at any phase of their education, but preference is given to applicants with limited college experience and only when the applicant is not currently a full-time student. Academic promise is demonstrated by submission of a ReStart Reference Form with names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references, and a recommendation letter from one of the references. This scholarship is not for a set amount, but is calculated to cover 90% of each student's college costs that are not covered by other grants and scholarships and the family's expected contribution. The scholarship can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study.The deadline to apply is March 1st.
Since the company's inception, Shift Insurance has aimed to change the way you think about insurance and now we aim to change the way you think about higher education. We believe in the power of the individual to create a name for him- or herself and we know that seizing opportunities and going the extra mile are essential to paving one's path to success. We stand behind these ideas because they are the values from which our company was founded. Now, for the first time, Shift Insurance is offering a scholarship to honor students who also uphold these values. We want to hear from students that don't let opportunities pass them by and that go above and beyond in their endeavors to achieve and surpass goals outside the classroom.
If you are a California resident between the ages of 18 and 25 and are currently a full-time student at a community college or 4 year university in California, Shift Insurance has a golden opportunity for you. Simply tell us how you have managed to begin creating your own path toward success—by seizing opportunities, taking initiative, and going the extra mile—and you could receive $500!
Scholarship payments are dictated by the terms of the scholarship and/or donor requirements. Generally one payment is made per semester.
If student resides in the dormitory, all grant checks will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester and applied to the balance remaining on the student's contract.
Additional Program Disbursement Information
Not all forms of financial aid are disbursed the same way or at the same time. Cal Grant B, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Pell grant and disbursed twice a semester; once at the beginning of the semester and once in the middle of the semester.
Other Sources of Funds You May Explore
Other assistance programs are available for students such as TANF, social security, rehabilitation benefits, CalWORKs, CARE (Childcare) and Veterans' Services. If you apply for assistance through the Financial Aid office, the money received from these programs must be reported to the Financial Aid Office.
Benna Starrett, Interim Financial Aid Director
Jennie Cannon, Work-Study/Scholarships/Veterans' Services/General Information
Karen Chandler, Pell Grants/Student Loans/General Information