• Start looking for scholarships as early as FRESHMEN year of high school! There are tons of opportunities available for high school students of all grade levels.

    • Apply to multiple scholarships! Start by searching for local or regional scholarships (for RJUHSD students, this would be Placer County or Greater Sacramento Region scholarships).

    • Dedicate a time every week to peruse the scholarship lists for new scholarships and to complete the application and essay(s) required.

      • TIP: Many scholarships have similar essay prompts. You can re-use essays and just make a few tweaks.

    Yes, it is HARD to get scholarships! But just think If you spend two hours on
    one scholarship and you end up winning it, that’s quite the payout!

    Request a Letter of Recommendation Use this form to request a letter of recommendation from counselors or teachers. Download the PDF, fill it out (by typing into it), save it under a new file name, and then email it to whoever you need a letter of recommendation from. Remember to follow up with a thank you card or email.


    These scholarships are maintained by Mrs. Lott in the College & Career Center. She updates this website with scholarship opportunities that she receives information on throughout the year. Activate your FREE account simply by clicking on "Need to Sign Up?" and creating a username and password.


    Create a profile and be instantly matched to scholarships. Search for college scholarships and save your progress by logging in and out of your account. This is a free service.


    Similar to Fastweb (above). Create a profile and start searching for scholarships. This is a free service.