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Scholarships

Scholarships

Here’s the link to the new scholarship portal: 

https://pacuniongrants.smapply.io

Grants closed for the 2021 season. Check back in January 2022.

Click here for a video tutorial prepared by NCC Associate Superintendent Wayne Gungl. This video walks you through how to use the new online portal to submit a scholarship application.

Click here for a video tutorial on how to apply for additional scholarships for other children in the same family without starting over from scratch.

Welcome to the Scholarships page for the Northern California Conference. A brief description of each scholarship we offer can be found below, but application forms are no longer available on this website. Please click in the yellow box above if you’re ready to apply for a scholarship.

Bienvenidos a la página web de Becas de la Asociación del Norte de California. Abajo Ud. encontrará una descripción breve de cada beca disponible, pero ya no hay solicitudes disponlibles para bajar y rellenar aquí. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace en la caja amarilla cuando Ud. está preparado para solicitar una beca.

PACIFIC UNION BASED SCHOLARSHIPS/BECAS DE LA UNIÓN PACÍFICA

A. Baybarz Trust Fund – Pacific Union Conference Scholarship

  • For students in grades 1-8 or in a full-day Kindergarten program in an NCC elementary school
  • Scholarship amount: $400

B. Education Endowment – Pacific Union Conference Scholarship

  • For students in grades 9-12 at an NCC Academy or Junior Academy
  • For undergraduate students at La Sierra University, Oakwood University, Pacific Union College, and Universidad de Montemorelos.
  • Academy Scholarship amount: $800
  • College Scholarship amount: $1200

Complete application packets may be submitted prior to March 1, 2021, but will not be processed until March 1, 2021. After March 1, 2021, scholarships will be awarded according to the order in which complete applications are received. Submit Pacific Union based scholarship applications using the online application portal (https://pacuniongrants.smapply.io) except for Three-way Matching scholarships and Future Teacher Scholarship.

Se puede entregar las solicitudes becarias antes del 1º de marzo de 2021. Las becas se concederán a partir del 1º de marzo de 2021 de acuerdo con el orden de llegada de la solicitud de las mismas. Solicita las becas de la Unión Pacífica a través del portal de becas (https://pacuniongrants.smapply.io) excepto la Beca de Three-Way Matching y la de Future Teachers.

Pacific Union Conference Scholarship for Future Teachers – Application Form
This is a special scholarship that has very specific requirements. The applicant must be graduating from high school this year, planning to attend an SDA college/university, and must be declaring a major in Education (elementary or secondary only). The application must be submitted with all required documents no later than April 1, 2021, and is to be submitted to the local SDA Academy principal. The principal finishes the selection process and forwards it on to the NCC. Scholarships sent directly from students cannot be accepted.

NCC BASED SCHOLARSHIPS/BECAS DE LA ASOCIACIÓN DEL NORTE DE CALIFORNIA

A. Dolores Gregoroff Scholarship

  • Reserved for SDA students who have never previously attended an SDA school
  • For students in grades 3 – 8 in an NCC elementary school
  • Scholarship amount: to be determined

B. Low Income/10+10/Cloverdale Scholarship – Northern California Conference Scholarship

  • For students in grades 1-12 in an NCC day school
  • Elementary scholarship amount: $400
  • Academy scholarship amount: $800

C. African American/Hispanic/Asian-Pacific Scholarship – Northern California Conference Scholarship

  • For qualifying full-time undergraduate students at La Sierra University, Oakwood University, Pacific Union College, and Universidad de Montemorelos (and to other institutions on a case-by-case basis).
  • Reserved for African-American students whose church membership is in one of the churches overseen by the NCC African American/Urban Ministries Department (Novato Horeb Haitian, Oakland Elmhurst, Oakland Immanuel Temple, Oakland Market Street, Pittsburg, Richmond Beacon Light, Sacramento Capitol City, Stockton Mayfair, Stockton Valley Community, Union City, and Vallejo Berea SDA Churches). The NCC African American/Urban Ministries Coordinator reserves the right to award these scholarships to other qualified students on a case-by-case basis.
  • Reserved for Hispanic students whose church membership is in one of the churches overseen by the NCC Hispanic Ministries Department (Camino Spanish, Chico Spanish, Concord International, Fairfield Suisun Spanish, Hayward Spanish, Lincoln Spanish, Live Oak Spanish, Lodi Spanish, Napa Spanish, North Highland Spanish, Oakland Spanish, Pleasant Hill Hispanic American, Sacramento Spanish, St. Helena Spanish, San Anselmo Spanish, Santa Rosa Spanish, Stockton Spanish, Tracy Spanish, Vallejo Spanish, and Woodland Spanish Churches) The NCC Hispanic Ministries Coordinator reserves the right to award these scholarships to other qualified students on a case-by-case basis. Estas becas son para los estudiantes que tienen su membresía en una de las iglesias bajo la dirección del Coordinador de Ministerios Hispanos – hay una lista de estas iglesias arriba). El Coordinador de Ministerios Hispanos reserva el derecho de ortorgar estas becas a otros alumnos calificados caso por caso.
  • Reserved for Asian students whose church membership is in one of the churches overseen by the NCC Asian-Pacific Ministries Department (Alameda East Bay Chinese, All Nations of Elk Grove, American Canyon Fil-Am, Central Valley Korean, Contra Costa Korean, East Bay Fil-Am, Fremont Chinese, Napa Valley Korean, Rohnert Park Korean, Sacramento Fijian, Sacramento Indonesian, Sacramento Korean, Sacramento Samoan, Sacramento Tongan, and Sacramento  Fil-Am Churches). The NCC Asian-Pacific Ministries Coordinator reserves the right to award these scholarships to other qualified students on a case-by-case basis.
  • Scholarship amount: $1200

D. Three-way Matching Scholarship – Northern California Conference Scholarship

  • Contact Rio Lindo or college student finance office for form (see list below of colleges)
  • For high school students at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy whose church membership is in a Northern California Conference Church
  • For undergraduate students at La Sierra University, Pacific Union College, and Universidad de Montemorelos whose church membership is in a Northern California Conference Church
  • Northern California Conference contribution: $200
  • Number of scholarships to be awarded: 60

E. Regional Ministries Three-way Matching Scholarship

  • Contact the Northern California Conference for this form
  • Reserved for African-American students whose church membership is in one of the churches overseen by the NCC African American/Urban Ministries Department (Novato Horeb Haitian, Oakland Elmhurst, Oakland Immanuel Temple, Oakland Market Street, Pittsburg, Richmond Beacon Light, Sacramento Capitol City, Stockton Mayfair, Stockton Valley Community, Union City, and Vallejo Berea SDA Churches)
  • Oakwood University and other SDA colleges and Universities – list provided by request
  • Northern California Conference contribution: $200
  • DEADLINE DECEMBER 1 OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR
Please note/Tome nota:
  • Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is the only secondary school participating in the 3-Way Matching scholarship
  • Rio Lindo Adventist Academy es el único colegio segundario que participa en la beca de Participación Triple
  • Only one scholarship is awarded per student per year, except the 3-Way Matching and Dolores Gregoroff scholarships. A student receiving another scholarship may also receive a 3-Way Matching Scholarship or the Dolores Gregoroff Scholarship.
  • Solo una beca se concederá a cada alumno durante un año escolar con la excepción de la Participación Triple y la beca de Dolores Gregoroff. Un alumno que recibe una beca también puede recibir la de Participación Triple o la de Dolores Gregoroff.
  • Applications for the 3-Way Matching for Rio Lindo Academy must be sent directly to Rio Lindo Academy and NOT to the Northern California Conference (NCC).
  • Las solicitudes para la Participación Triple de Rio Lindo Academy hay que mandar directamente a Rio Lindo Academy y no a la Asociación del Norte de California (NCC).