Local Scholarships in Northern California

Community First isn't just a part of our name; it's a part of who we are. We're proud to support our local students within our five county footprint. Pulling all-nighters, involved in multiple sports and clubs, supporting family, and working through any obstacles that come in your way; We see you!

Each year we offer various scholarships to our young community members to help them pursue their goals. Check this page to see if we have any active scholarships!

Arlene Columbini Scholarship

The details:

CFCU awards seven $1,000 scholarships to local students in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties.

Students must have a current 3.0 minimum GPA and also have been accepted to a two or four-year college. Students are chosen based on a criterion, along with a personal statement that describes their need for this scholarship and their goals in life.

The scholarship is named for Arlene Colombini in recognition of her 60-plus years of service to CFCU. Arlene continues on as Community First’s longest-serving volunteer and Board Member.

Scholarship is open now! Find the application here.
Deadline is April 12, 2024.

The details:

CFCU awards two $2,500 scholarships to local senior girls in our five-county footprint: Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa.
Are you an entrepreneurial girl with a great idea, project or community program making an impact in Sonoma County? Whether it's in the arts, STEM, or humanities, we want to hear from you!

The facts show, The GIRL EFFECT is REAL! Girls create a ripple effect. They graduate, start businesses, become CEOs, and become leaders in their communities.

Who is eligible? We are looking for high school senior girls who are doers, thinkers and go-getters - girls who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, have become leaders, have a great idea and have started a community program and/or business. 

Scholarship is now open! Find the application here
Deadline is May 1, 2024

The Girl Effect Scholarship

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