Welcome to the Gold Rush Independent Study Web Page

The Independent Study program is available for students in grades K-12. Many students prefer Independent Study so they can learn at their own pace and take advantage of the many opportunities to enrich their curriculum, such as Independent Study Technology class and tutoring options. Students on Independent Study are assigned a credentialed teacher who will work with the student and parents to create a Personalized Learning Plan which will serve as a road map over the year. This Personalized Learning Plan will establish performance goals, track student progress and identify special assistance or services needed by the student. Curriculum is further enhanced through the options of our various vendors (please call for more information). Students on Independent Study in High School can begin their college education by taking classes at the local college and earning credits toward their High School diploma and their college transcripts at the same time!

 

Scholarship Information

2018 Honorsgradu Scholarship - Click here for information
Elks Most Valuable Student Contest - http://www.elks.org/scholars/news.cfm?StoryID=103083
Sonora Area Foundation Lucile Arnold Fund - http://www.sonora-area.org/arnold.html
 

Bass Family Scholarship Fund $400.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Continuing education at the post-secondary level

Full-time student

Financial need

Parents must be current or retired fire service employees

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Black Oak Casino Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Financial need

Full-time student

Dependent of Employee of Black Oak Casino

Application due date to be determined

 

Kathleen Calestini Memorial $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Sonora Elementary School Graduate

Full-time college student

Emphasis on math/science preferred

Financial need

1 page essay - Where you will be and what you will be doing in ten years.

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Deputy David Paul Grant Memorial $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Graduating student or County resident seeking a vocational, college or law enforcement academy education in law enforcement or related field, including Emergency Medical Training and / or Fire Science.

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

HealthLitNow Healthcare Career $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.5+ GPA

Enrolled in Certificated program in Healthcare Field (human and/or animal)

Essay - "Why the Health Care path?"

Financial need

Applications and Essays Due March 16, 2018

 

Perricone-Hobbin-HODGE Scholarship $15,000.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Acceptance at a University of California campus as a freshman

Full-time Enrollment

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Bruce Paxton Memorial $1000.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Seeking a degree in Music

Full-time Enrollment

Participation in Music activities during high school

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Restivo Music Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Current Music student

Continuing as a Music student in college

Personal Statement - Why Music is important to you and the community.

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Sonora Elementary Memorial Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Must have graduated from Sonora Elementary School

Full-time Enrollment

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Eva Schicke Memorial Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Seeking 2 or 4 year degree in Fire Science / Nursing alternately

Full-time Enrollment

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Lyle R. Scott Scholarship $2000.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Vocational / Trade Scholarships

Full-time Enrollment

Financial need

Application due date to be determined

 

Sierra Quilt Guild Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.5+ GPA

Having or demonstrating interest in textile or fiber art and / or sewing

Has participated in Community Service and / or Co-Curricular activities

Seeking a 2 or 4 year college degree, or technical certificate / degree

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Reb and Susan Silay Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 3.0+ GPA

2 or 4 year accredited college or trade school

One page essay - Why the scholarship is needed; future plans and goals.

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Teresa Mary Thors Memorial Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Students with a disability (no minimum credit requirement)

Seeking a college degree at a community college, college or university

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Wes and Ruth Wyllie Memorial Art Scholarship $500.00 Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 2.0+ GPA

Seeking a 2 or 4 year degree in fine arts or graphic arts

Graduate of Tuolumne county High Schools

Portfolio of art work to be included with application

Only serious art students apply

Financial need

Applications due March 16, 2018

 

Scholarship Websites