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Thursday,  March 4, 2021

New Application for Academic Block T is now available:  The time has come for students to apply for the THS Academic Block T.  Students can earn a Block T for their jackets that celebrates their success in academics.
Qualifications:  Students with a 4.0 for spring or fall semesters in 2020 may qualify for a Block T.  Students who did not have a 4.0, but have the following cumulative GPAs on their transcripts for FALL2020 may also qualify for a Block T:  Sophomores with a 3.95 GPA, Juniors with a 3.85 GPA and Seniors with a 3.75 GPA.  Students must be enrolled in at least 3 A-G courses to qualify.  Applications are on the THS website.   Please email the completed application  to Ms. Burton by  3:20 pm today.  Include a photo (screenshot) of your transcript by going to the print screen for your transcript.   This preview page is the information I need (student name, GPA, ad classes)  Take a picture or screenshot and include it with your application.  No late applications will be accepted.  If you have questions, email Ms. Burton at

CSU Stanislaus State Events :  Attention Seniors!  Please join us at our upcoming Spring events at Stanislaus State beginning March 2nd!  These events include, "What's Next"  Presentation for students and parents (Multilingual).  "Setting up your Student Center", "Completing your Financial Aid File", "How to Apply for On-Campus Housing" and "Review of Campus Forms".  All sessions will be held on zoom at various days and reference.

The Mountains are Calling:  Study in Colorado!  You and your students are invited to learn more about studying in Colorado.  We hope you join us to learn more about Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines,, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, and (of course) our beautiful home state.  During this virtual event, you will hear from the Directors of Admission at each school as they provide an overview of their Institution.  You will also have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions directors questions.  Join us March 18th, 5:30-7:00 pm and on May 3rd , 4:30-6:00 pm.  For more information call 970-491-6909 or visit

Decision Medicine:  Are you the next doctor?  Decision Medicine is a summer program created by the San Joaquin Medical Society to encourage high achieving, underprivileged and under-represented students to consider a career in medicine and eventually come back to serve our community.  Decision Medicine 2021 will be mix of interactive virtual and in person activities at various local hospitals, which can be held following safety protocols.  Students will get a glimpse of the day in the life of a physician, including insights into the path to medical school, while learning about the healthcare needs of our community.  This program is entirely Free.  Applications are accepted online only from March1-March 31, 2021 at  Applicants must be 16 years old and an upcoming junior or senior.  Preference will be given to upcoming seniors.  The initial screening/selection process will be based on the student's GPA, answers to several question and a 250-word personal statement essay.

Modesto Junior College Admission Application Workshop-Access & Outreach Department.  Once a month MJC will be hosting Admission Application Workshops in the evening as well as, Education Planning Workshops via Zoom, during the Spring 2021 semester.  Workshops will be held on  March 9 and April 20.  Join us and speak with a MJC Student Success Specialist, and find out what opportunities await for your future at MJC.  You will need a personal email account, your Social Security number or Tax identification number in order to complete your application.  DACA/Dreamers are encouraged to apply.  For additional information or to register email  You will receive an invitation via email to attend the workshop you register for.

University of Southern California:  USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program is again online for Summer 2021 and is available for students to apply.  With the student success of last summer, we're thrilled for the opportunity to open our doors up once more to a diverse and engaging Summer 2021 student cohort.  Our courses cover topics from all the divisions within the School of Cinematic Arts and are taught by current USC faculty who teach during the full-time sessions.  All classes are for USC college credit and may be transferred to any university with an official university transcript.   Some of our more popular classes include:  Filmmaking Online. Beginning Screenwriting, Inside the Business of Film & Television, and Animation Fundamentals.  Applicants must be of ages 16 & above and in good standing to be considered.  Below is a link to our program where our available classes can be reviewed as well as a few testimonials for former students:  Summer Program Website:  Questions ban be emailed directly to

BigFuture Days-College Board's First-Ever Virtual College Fairs.  Hey Tracy High School sophomores and juniors!  Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've got an event you simply cannot miss.  Whether you've already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you.  BigFuture Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.  College Board is hosting four virtual college fairs that are designed for you to have real conversations with hundreds of colleges admission reps, and current college students.  You can sign up to attend any event and more that one to explore colleges in each region across the nation.  Learn more at to register and learn more!  Sign up A-S-A-P!

UC Davis Young Scholars Program.  We are excited to announce the continuance of the UC Davis Youth Scholars Program in a REMOTE format for Summer 2021.  This program offers summer research opportunities primarily in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors.  Successful applicants will work closely with university research faculty on individual projects in projects in a remote format.  All research will take place with UC Davis campus faculty and other affiliated field stations.  In addition to these extraordinary research opportunities, participants will enjoy other opportunities to engage in science and research learning events, mini-lectures on current issues in scientific research and opportunities to work with other talented students with similar interests.  additional information, online application materials, and information about application and participation fees are available at the program website:  htt://  Application period :  December 1-March 15, 2021.  Free waiver applications to request application. 




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3.5.21 Deadline.  California Wine Grape Growers  Award amount 3 @ $8,000 attending a 4 yr. college and 3 @ $2,000 attending a 2 yr. community college.  Senior planning to attend a 2 Jr. Junior College or a 4 yr. University in the fall of 2021.  Parent must be employed by a wine grape grower.  Copy of official transcript, letter of recommendation and personal essay must accompany completed application.

3.12.21 Deadline.  Tracy Tank Town Lions Club.  Applications available on your school's website.  Award amount 4 @$500.  Graduation senior that intends to enroll at an accredited community college or 4 yr.  University or trade school program.  Awards will be based on community service, leadership and academic achievement.  two letters of reference, 500 word persuasive essay on "Why should people serve community".

3.12.21 Deadline.  The Nijagal Family Scholarship.  Application available on the THS website.  4 awards up to $750.  Graduating THS Senior who plans to attend a CSU or UC or attending a two year community college in the fall of 2021.  Undergraduate degree programs eligible for scholarships include Medical Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Law or Performing Arts.  In addition, students pursuing the Associated Degree Programs are also eligible for scholarship.  Must have taken advances courses all four years in high school.    GPA of 3.5 or above and excellent attendance.  Submit a 200 word essay explaining your goals and how you value education in your career plan.  What are your plans in motivating others to take up education beyond high school?  Two (2)letters of recommendation from your teachers(s), letter recommendation confirming community service copy of unofficial transcript.

3.14.21 Deadline.  Asian Pacifica State Employees Association Foundation https://www.apseafoundation amount of awards varies.  Graduating senior, planning to attend a 4 yr. College/University, or Community college, or vocational school in the 2021-2022 academic year.  Demonstrate involvement in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community.  Minimum of 2.5 GPA or above.

3.15.21 Deadline.  Sacramento State Alumni Association.  Award amount $3,000.  Open to incoming Freshman, all majors should apply.  Complete instructions and application materials are available online.

3.15.21 Deadline.  Italian Catholic Federation  Award amount $400.  Must be a Catholic graduation senior of Italian descent who has at least a 3.2 GPA.  Provide a personal letter explaining applicant's Italian origin, copy of a transcript letter of recommendation from a school official.

3.15.21 Deadline.  American Foreign Service Association Scholarships.  Awards amount $5,000.  The AFSA scholarship program is open to the children of Foreign Service employees whose parents must also be members of the American Foreign Service Association.  The employee may be active-duty, retired, separated or deceased.  AFSA offers aid to high school seniors who can complete for academic and art merit awards as well as a community service award; we also offer financial aid scholarships to tax-dependent undergraduates.  For children of parents who are not in the Foreign Service, AFSA offers a high school essay contest visit website for complete details.

3.15.21 Deadline.  First Unitarian Universalist Church in Stockton-Robert E. Green Memorial Scholarship.  Award amount $1,000.  Copy of application on your school's website.  Graduating senior, attending an accredited college/university, involvement in community service and student activities 2 letters of recommendation required.

3.24.21 Deadline.  Quest Bridge National Prep Scholarship  Full four-year scholarships.  Open to high school JUNIORS.  Must demonstrate academic excellence, rank in the top 5-10% of your class.  Come from households earning less that $65,000 annually for a typical family of four.  This program is specifically designed to give 11th graders the preparation they need to not only to get into top colleges, but attend for free or with generous financial aid.

3.25.21 Deadline.  Kristin Smart Scholarship  Amount award$3,000.  Graduating female in San Joaquin County, planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university.  GPA of 3.25 or higher evidence of community service.  Planning to pursue a career in Architecture, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement or International Studies.  Copy of transcript, 2 letters or recommendation, recent photo and an essay explaining your interests, high school, community service activities and what you hope to study.

3.32.21 Deadline.  PHCS-Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society.  Award amount:  $500-$3,000.  Graduating senior of Portuguese descendance, who plans to attend a college or University in Fall of 2021.  GPA of 3.5 or better, copy of official transcript, letter of recommendation, essay regarding the applicant's Portuguese heritage and culture on their lives.  List extra-curricular activities, leadership, experience, work experience past or present.

3.31.21 Deadline. University of the Aftermarket Foundation  Award amount: up to $5,000.  There are hundreds of available scholarships to be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year to graduation students studying engineering, accounting business or other courses of study to enter the automotive field, as well as those training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians.  Visit website for detailed information.

3.31.21 Deadline.  Tracy Historical Museum/West Side Pioneer Association.  Application available on your school's website.  Award amount 3 @ 4500, graduating seniors planning to attend a 2 year or a 4 year college with a demonstrated interest in local Tracy History.  Essay on Tracy History.

4.1.21 Deadline.  Gene Birk's Brighter Christmas Scholarship Award Amount up to $1,000.  Graduating senior, college bound, must have volunteered to help wit Brighter Christmas at least 3 years or longer.  Other considerations will be based on community and school activities and financial need.  Scholarships are also offered to Senior whose family has received help from "Brighter Christmas" in the last 3 years.

4.1.21 Deadline.  THS L.B. Moore Scholarship.  Application available on the THS website.  Award amount 3@$1,000, graduating Tracy High School senior college bound, GPA of 2.5 or higher and received an A or B grade for both semesters for two of the three required Social Studies courses.  Write a 200-300 word essay on how the study of history/social studies has impacted you.

4.1.21 Deadline.  Rotary Club of Tracy.  Application available on THS website.  Award amount up to $2,000.  Graduating senior who intends to enroll in a Junior College or 4 yr.  College or University, trade/vocational school in the fall of 2021.  Copy of unofficial transcript, letters of recommendation from a Teacher, Counselor or community leader.

4.1.21 Deadline.  Tracy Educators Association-TEA.  Application available on TS website.  Award amount $1,000.  Available to any graduating senior Class of 2021, who are dependents of any current, retired, or deceased TEA Unit Members.  List academic awards and honors, extra-curricular achievements, community service, leadership roles, work experience essay, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript.

4.1.21 Deadline.  Give Every Child a Chance Service Challenge Scholarship  Award amount $250-$1,000.  Open to Give Every Child A Chance volunteers graduation this year.  Volunteer service does not have to served with the tutoring component.  Must have contributed at least 100 hours (non-school) of community service within the past fours years of high school.  (Not all hours need to be served at GECAC).  Letters of proof are required from the organization(s) that you completed community service.

4.9.21 Deadline.  Carol Phan Memorial Scholarship .  Award amount $1,200.  Must be a Tracy High Senior that has been enrolled in the IB or Ag Science Programs and has been accepted or plans to attend a 4 yr. University.  GPA of 3.50 or higher. Show your creativity in your submission.

4.10.21 Deadline.  Tracy Breakfast Lions Dennis Noble Scholarship Award.  Applications available on your school's website.   Award amount:  5 @ $1,000.  Graduating senior who intends to enroll in a 2 yr. Community College or 4 yr. College/University.  Copy of transcript, 500 word essay on "What does Community Service Mean to me? " 2 letters of reference.

4.10.21 Deadline.  Tracy Woman's Club.  Award amount $500.  Request copy of application by email from Mrs. Harrington at  Graduation senior planning to pursue a fine arts degree (i.e. art, music theatre, dance, poetry).

4.11.21 Deadline.  Don & Roy Splawn Charitable Scholarship Foundation  Award amount $1,000.  Graduating senior college bound.  Students who have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance are encouraged to apply.  GPA of 2.6 or above, copy of transcript, letter of recommendation.

4.15.21 Deadline.  SJCWA-San Joaquin Chapter of California Women for Agriculture.  Applications available on the THS website.  Community College Scholarship is $500, the University of State College Scholarships is $1,000.  Graduating seniors planning to major in Agriculture in California.  Two letters of recommendation and essay required.

4.22.21 Deadline.  2021 Student View Scholarship Program.  Amount of award $500-$5,000.  Senior who plans to attend a four-year college, 2 yr. junior college or Career school.

4.23.21 Deadline.  Roger Traina Memorial Scholarship.  Application can be DOWNLOADED HERE.  Award amount $1,000, graduating Tracy High School senior. Based on academic achievement, varsity sport participation, school and community involvement and student essay.  GPA of at least a 3.2.

4.30.21 Deadline.  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Edward Teller Scholarship.  Applications available on your school's website.  Award amount $2,500.  Graduating senior who plans to attend a accredited College or University in Fall of 2021.  Demonstrate science course work in high school.   Achievement in extra-curricular science activities such as science fairs, independent research, etc.  Write essay of 350 words or less answering the following question, "Why I believe I should receive the Edward Teller Scholarship for my achievements in science".

4.30.21 Deadline.  Indian Association of San Joaquin County Scholarship Award.  Applications available in your school's website.  Award amount 5 @ $1,000.  Graduating senior of Asian Indian origin.  Plan to attend a Jr. College or 4 year University in the Fall of 2021.  GPA of 3.0 or above.  Include a 500 word essay on "How being Indian influences your life (typewritten).  One letter of recommendation from your high school copy of letter acceptance of college or university attending.

4.30.21 Deadline.  Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation   Award amount $1,000.  Graduation college bound senior.  Based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  GPA of 3.0 or above, copy of official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation and describe your academic and career plans with specific goals.

5.1.21 Deadline.  NDTA-National Defense Transportation Association of San Joaquin County.  Applications available on your school's website.  Award amount:  $500-$1,500.  Graduating high school senior who plans to attend a vocational/trade school or a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college/university.  NDTA focuses on assistance in the Transportation Education and /or logistics related field.  If you are interested in any of the following fields, please consider applying for this scholarship:  communications, industry, marketing, sales, advertising, management, accounting finance, data entry health care, security mechanics, computer technicians specialists in all in all modes of transportation including those who build trucks, planes, ships, rail cars.  Also includes logisticians, dispatchers, warehouse persons, load planners drivers, pilots, seamen, teachers, civil engineers road construction air traffic controller.

5.1.21 Deadline.  Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger 2021 Scholarship.  Award amount $1,000.  Graduating  senior, planning to attend a college/university in the Fall.  GPA of 3.0, compose a 1,200-1,500 essay detailing how you have and/or plan to apply your undergraduate education and life experience to provide a service to a community or class of individuals.  Other application requirements are specified on the application.  Applications available on your school's website.

5.15.21 Deadline.  Review It Scholarship  Award amount $1,000.  Graduating senior, planning to attend a college or university no later that September of 2021.  Achieved a 2.5 or greater during last academic year.  Submit a review of your favorite movie.

5.31.21 Deadline.  LM Scholarship  Award Amount $500.  Graduation senior, college bound, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a US resident. Essay topic:  Write an essay about a situation you have been involved in or someone you know has been involved in when better safety procedures would have prevented an injury.  Explain in detail what safety procedures you  believe should have been in place to prevent the injury and how they would have prevent the injury.