Cal Grant Scholarships Available

Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla encourages all high school seniors and their families to apply for a college scholarship from the revised Cal Grant program before the March 2, 2012 deadline.

Below are local workshops for students and parents can attend to receive assistance in applying for the Cal Grant. Qualifying students receive from the State of California Cal Grant awards, which provide full financing for tuition and fees at the California State University or the University of California.

Awards are also given to community college students and students entering private California colleges. Students attending community colleges have until September 2nd to submit a Cal Grant application.

Students must apply for a Cal Grant by submitting a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form and a Cal Grant Grade Point Average Verification Form. With a Cal Grant, students can be awarded up to $12,192 per year for University of California campus, up to $5,472 per year at California State University campus or $9,708 per year at an independent campus to pay for college or career technical learning, depending on the cost of their college or university, their financial need and the type of grant.

Cal Grants do not have to be repaid. For more information on the Cal Grant Program, how to obtain an application, or how to fill out an application, high school students can contact their college counselors, or call the California Student Aid Commission at 1-888-224-7268. Additionally, the commission has a web site at www.csac.ca.gov, and the website for the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) can be found http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. You can also contact Bonilla’s office at 925-521-1511.

1/30/12
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pittsburg High School
250 School Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Danni Le
925-473-2390

2/6/12
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Deer Valley High School
4700 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
Pamela Price
925-756-6792

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