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    Variety of scholarship opportunities offered - deadline March 1
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    Students shine at the Harris Center this spring
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Although community colleges provide the best value in higher education, many students require assistance with fees, books, and supplies. A large percentage of our students are working either full-time or part-time in order to pursue higher education. Your support and investment in the student scholarship program opens up avenues to higher education that are out of reach for many individuals throughout our community. When you give to Folsom Lake College's student scholarships, you enable students to focus on their educational goals and to take steps toward the realization of their potential.

How You Can Help You can support our scholarship program in different ways. Make an immediate impact by visiting our giving page and choosing which scholarship you would like to leave a legacy with from the drop-down menu. Any amount can make a big difference in the lives of students.  

Named Scholarship You can create a scholarship in your name, the name of your business, or even a loved one, for as little as $500.  Establishing a scholarship is one of the most direct ways to enhance student success. Donors can direct the scholarship to support students majoring in particular programs or areas of study that match your interest.   

Endowed Scholarship Endowed scholarships are made in honor of a special person, event or organization, and are a perpetual gift to the college. Once the endowment reaches a predetermined amount, the interest from the endowment is used to fund yearly scholarships.

Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships that are traditionally awarded each cycle. 

Aguedo Avaricio Retodo M.D. Scholarship ($250)
This scholarship is on honor of Aguedo Avaricio Retodo M.D., a well-known Bay Area physician and native of the Phillipines. Student must be pursuing a health-related major, with a passion for providing excellent patient care. 

Osher Initiative for Community College Students Scholarship (Award varies; up to $1100 per year)
Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, thousands of California Community College students, like you, may receive an Osher Scholarship as part of the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment. Mr. Osher’s vision is to “not only benefit the community college students of today but countless more for years to come.”
For Community College students across California, the possibility of a better life begins with higher education. Yet each year more students are struggling to make ends meet and stay in school as affordability continues to become a growing barrier to student success. Today, approximately half of all Community College students still have unmet financial need after all financial aid is considered. Scholarships up to $1100 per academic year help financially strained students offset educational costs, making it possible for them to stay in school. The scholarships can been applied to textbooks, lab equipment, uniforms, lab fees and other instructional supplies.  These scholarships are intended to support those students with the most financial need who have demonstrated success and commitment in their coursework. To qualify, students must have completed 24 units of degree-applicable study, be enrolled in at least six units for the ensuing semester, and qualify for a Board of Governor’s fee waiver.

Celina Marie Alexandre Memorial Scholarship (Up to $1500.00 per year) 
The Celina Marie Alexandre Memorial Scholarship Fund is a bicoastal scholarship awarded annually, one to a Sanford (Maine) High School (SHS) senior and one to a Folsom Lake (California) College (FLC) student.  Celina's Scholarship Fund has been funded, and will continue to be funded, by donations from the family and friends of Celina, donations from the public, by holding annual fundraisers in Maine & California, and by the sale of a specially labeled wine for Celina's Fund by Crystal Basin Cellars.  
Qualifying majors: Chemistry, BioChemistry, Anatomy and Physiology

El Dorado Center Patrons Club Scholarship (up to $800 per year)
The first meeting of the Patrons Club was held on September 30, 1967 in the multipurpose room at the Placerville Fairgrounds. From this beginning, the Patrons have grown substantially. Along the way, the club has provided invaluable support for the El Dorado Center and its students.

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior of a Western Slope high school planning on attending FLC or a continuing FLC student.

Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy Scholarship (up to $600 per year)

The Folsom Lake College Office of Philanthropy supports Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center for the Arts through fundraising and advocacy.

Founding President Scholarship (up to $300 per year)
Applicant must have completed 30 units at FLC to be eligible for this award.

H.C Cardwell Scholarship ($500)
In 1850, H. C Cardwell served in California's very first state assembly, representing Sacramento. He was also the 3x great grandfather of FLC Communications professor and scholarship donor, Paula Haug.

Student should demonstrate an interest in government, law, politics, or public policy and should be pursuing an educational program that will lead to work in public service. Preference will be given to to students following a political science, pre-law, or public policy/administration course of study.

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship (up to $500 per year)
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. Recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, Kaiser's mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of members and the communities they serve.

Applicant must be taking health-related courses of study and pursuing a career in physical education, nutrition, life sciences, or another health-related field. 

Kikkoman Foods Foundation Scholarship (up to $500 per year)

Endowed scholarship established in 2012 through the generosity of Kikkoman foods, an international business with a manufacturing plant located in Folsom.

Los Rios Supervisors Association Scholarship (up to $500 per year)

Marshall Medical Center Health Scholarship (up to $500 per year) 

Applicants must be pursuing healthcare related majors or intent to transfer for healthcare related majors, and must be a current resident of El Dorado County or alumni from Oak Ridge, Pondersoa, El Dorado, Union Mine, or Golden Sierra High Schools.

Mercy Hospital of Folsom Scholarship Fund (up to $500 per year)

Applicant must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and show proof of community and/or work experience in a hospital or clinic setting.

Placerville Masonic Lodge Scholarship ($500 per semester for 2 years) 
Applicant must be a current resident of El Dorado County and involved in community service either with a campus club or individually with a non-profit organization.

Placerville Masonic lodge is committed to making a difference in our world through community service, volunteerism, and charity. 

Sirdon Navarro Scholarship ($400)
This scholarship's supporters believe that people do not need to wait in line to enhance their environment where lives can be lifted. This scholarship requires the applicant to write an essay that describes his or her experience helping others via volunteerism, work or public service. 

Schools Financial Credit Union Scholarship (up to $500 per year)

Soroptomist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Scholarship ($500 per semester for 2 years)

Special consideration for this scholarship will be given to women who are single parents, and involved in a community service either with a campus club or individually with a non-profit organization.

Soroptimist Club of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills was chartered in 1981. Internationally, Soroptimist has nearly 100,000 members in 120 countries and official status with the United Nations to advocate on behalf of women's and children's issues. As a volunteer service organization of active and retired business and professional women, it is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

Thomas C. Caramagno Memorial Scholarship (up to $500 per year )

Preference will be given to first generation college students and those who can demonstrate financial need. Preference will also be given to students in the following areas of study: Biology, Communication Studies, Communications Media including Film and Media studies, Engineering, English including Creative Writing, Education, Literature, Reading and Writing, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, or Theater Arts.

All applicants must answer the following question: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are?

f you are interested in supporting Folsom Lake College scholarships or establishing your own named or endowed scholarship, please give online or contact us.