Seniors 2021

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Seniors, bookmark this page for easier reference.

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Inspire is pleased to announce that we will be honoring our 2021 Inspire graduates with a Drive-In Graduation at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Families can attend in their own vehicles and enjoy a celebration of our Seniors' accomplishments with a virtual ceremony on the big screen. Students will have the opportunity to receive their diplomas in person, with a walk across the stage. We are also planning opportunities for families to take photos of their seniors with diplomas.


For questions, contact Becky Brown at bbrown@inspirechico.org

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CLASS of 2021

If you have questions about any of your graduation orders please contact our Herff Jones representative, Sandy Gonzalez

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WACAC Virtual Transfer College Fair April 19th, 2021, from 4 - 8pm

Registration is now open for the WACAC Virtual College Fairs! Sign-up to connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free.


  • Hear from college and university representatives & ask questions!

  • Choose your sessions.

  • Attend our knowledge sessions.

    • Navigating the UC & CSU Application

    • Paying for College

    • Writing College Essays

  • Learn More! www.strivescan.com/wacac

    • Schedule

    • List of Colleges

WACAC Virtual Transfer College Fair

April 19th, 2021, from 4 - 8pm - Register Now!

Reg2Go

If you haven't already done so please complete the Reg2Go orientation. For those that have already completed the orientation you are ready to move on to the final step in the Reg2Go process which is scheduling your counseling and Registration session. The quicker you get your appointment the faster you can begin the process of getting your courses for Next year. Below is the link to the Reg2GO page. Please contact Mr. Hopkins if you have any questions.

Reg2Go

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid

Want your first year at Butte College to be free?

Want to see if you qualify for free money to attend college?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you need to start getting ready to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The FAFSA application opens on October 1st and you only have until March 2nd, 2021 to apply.


The first thing you need to do is create an FSA ID. You will need one and your parent/guardian will need one. Check out the resources below.

The FAFSA Process

Create a FSA ID

Federal Student Aide Homepage

How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)

Steps to College 2021: The Greatest University Fair in Northern California

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a nationwide non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. We also offer scholarships to graduating high school students who plan to attend a university.


SCHOLARSHIPS: For 2020, AABE California Chapter is offering (4) $500 scholarship to high school seniors who meet the criteria. There are additional opportunities for the selected high school students to earn (1) $3,000 scholarship at the Western Region level and (1) $5,000 scholarship at National level.


Applications Due March 7th

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Inspire Foundation Scholarship

The 2021 Inspire Foundation Scholarship Application is here! The applications will determine the winners of four $1000 awards (Inspired by Science, Inspired by the Arts, Academic Excellence, and Pursuit of Passion).
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 16th, 2021

In addition, the Foundation awards $1000 to the student chosen by the faculty as exhibiting the Essence of Inspire (no application necessary).

North Valley Community Foundation Scholarships

The North Valley Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to high school seniors and recent graduates. Read the listings below for those for which you may qualify. Check out the Application instructions here.

Please note: All applications are due before April 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for an award the applicant must:

  • be a graduating high school senior residing in Butte, Glenn & Tehama Counties
  • have a parent or sibling who died from breast cancer or have a parent or sibling who is currently being treated for breast cancer or is a survivor (no other relatives qualify you)
  • be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school next fall.

Must Provide:

  • Essay: Please attach an essay of no more than 250 words, stating “How did breast cancer in your family influences you to be the person you are today?”
  • One letter of recommendation from anyone other than a relative
  • The email address of your school guidance counselor to provide official high school transcripts
Scholarship Rules and Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship, contact Logan Todd at ltodd@nvcf.org.

Butte County Sustainable Communities Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from a public school in Butte County
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Applicant must be accepted to and plan to attend a University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), or California community college
  • Applicant must have an area of study related to city and regional planning, urban studies, social studies, sustainable transportation planning, housing, public health, climate change, environmental studies, or a related field of study


Must Provide

  • Two letters of reference
  • Personal Statement: The essay must be typed, double –spaced and signed/dated by the applicant. Write an essay outlining your education or career goals (400-500 words in length)


Scholarship Rules and Information

  • Awardees must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more) in an accredited college or university. The scholarship must be used during the year immediately following the awarding of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship committee will make awards based on eligibility, the essay, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer or work experience
  • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually

Cindy Kennedy Memorial Scholarship: Deadline April 15

Scholarship Rules and Information

This $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Cynthia Ann Kennedy, mother of 2011 Chico High School graduate, Levi Stanton. This scholarship is financed by those who loved and supported Cindy and by those who continue to love and support her family. From mundane tasks to major endeavors, Cindy approached her life with a high spirit and a dogged determination. From a young age, she used a goal-oriented approach to realize her many dreams. These were, among other things, traveling in over 30 countries, graduating summa cum laude from California State University, Chico with a degree in Multi-Cultural and Gender Studies, founding Namaste House Children’s Home in Pokhara, Nepal and providing the support her son, Levi, needed in order to obtain a full scholarship from Princeton University. In addition, Cindy was a devoted friend to many and was always available to lend a word of advice, a sympathetic ear or a hand in support.


It is the aim of this scholarship to support the type of spirit and determination that Cindy believed is required for young people to realize their dreams and is available to graduating, college-bound seniors at Chico High School, Pleasant Valley High School, Fairview High School and Inspire School of Arts & Sciences. Awards will be announced during each school's Scholarship & Awards ceremony.

The Lydia Schulerud Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for an award from the Lydia Schulerud Scholarship Endowment Fund the applicant must be:

• A graduating senior
• Achieve a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher
• Pursuing an animal/veterinary field of study

The scholarship shall be based on 50% need, 25% desire to pursue animal/vet related fields of study, and 25% scholastic achievement.


Must Provide

• Essay: Please attach an essay of no more than 250 words stating why you are entering the animal/veterinary-related fields of study; what you plan on doing with your degree once it is obtained; and why you should be selected for this scholarship.

• High school transcripts


Scholarship Rules and Information

The awarding of this scholarship is at the sole discretion of the North Valley Community Foundation. Students must be accepted and enrolled as full-time students (12 units or more) in an accredited college or university. The scholarship must be used during the college year immediately following the awarding of the scholarship.

Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 582

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for an award from the Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 582 Fund, the applicant must meet the following criteria.

• A graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, Chico High School, or Paradise High School
• Be enrolled in an accredited college or university
• The applicant must have a parent or grandparent who is a veteran


Must Provide

• Essay: Please attach an essay of no more than 250 words stating what a college education will mean to you and what you plan on doing with your degree once it is obtained. Why is this scholarship necessary for you to reach your goal?

• Your high school transcripts


Scholarship Rules and Information

Decisions will be based on the required essay, financial need, and scholastic achievement.

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Inspire Counseling Office

Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8am to 3pm

Counselors:

Tasha Teeter -students last names beginning A-K

Marcus Hopkins – students last names beginning L-Z