Scholarships Basics


Start with the Local Scholarship Opportunities

Local Scholarship Opportunities (for students in El Dorado County)

This is where our community organizations list their scholarships. Create a profile, follow the instructions, and pay attention to deadlines. If you look only one place for scholarships, this is the place to look! If you have any questions, come to the Career Center. Each Fall, the College and Career Centers make updates to scholarship offerings on this site. This updating happens throughout the Fall, all that way through Feburary. If you have questions about any of these scholarships, contact Mrs. Rogers.


We'll send reminders about these local scholarships through the Student Square group called 'Scholarship Info - For Seniors" Here's how to join this group.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Sacramento Region Community Foundation Scholarships

Use this site to find scholarship opportunities for students in the greater Sacramento area.

FREE online scholarship matching here: 

Scholarship Tools

ORHS Scholarship Book: How To Apply For Scholarships

Scholarship Checklist

Scholarship Organizer

Tips for Writing a Scholarship Essay


Tools for Letters of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation Etiquette

Letter of Recommendation Profile 

Use this if you plan to ask an ORHS Teacher or Counselor for a letter of recommendation

For even more tools and tips, stop by the College & Career Center!


Scholarship Awards Night

Date TBA for May, 2021
This special event will recognize graduating seniors who have received a community-based scholarship. This Scholarship Awards Night Ceremony will be held in the Performing Arts Theater.  
Students receiving community-based scholarships will receive a special invitation to attend, along with their family. Notifications will be sent out in late April or early May. If you receive a community based scholarship, please make that indication on your Senior Survey or notify Mrs. Rogers in the Career Center. 
Scholarship Newsletter_2020 by Stephanie Yurkovic