Eligibility Rules for Scholarships
- Complete a scholarship application while a student at a Seventh Day Adventist high school/academy within California.
- Applying to PUC, LLU, La Sierra, and Walla Walla.
- Central California Conference academies applying for scholarships are given priority review because the Central California Conference is our supporting organization as defined by the California Secretary of State.
- Funds available after the Central California Conference Scholarships have been processed can be considered for use for other scholarship applications from within the Northern and Southern California Conferences.
- Students must:
- Be a member in good standing of the current year’s graduating class.
- Demonstrate high academic potential and performance. (Minimum GPA: 3.0)
- Be recognized for leadership achievements and/or special talents
- Give evidence of commitment to being a positive spiritual influence within the school and community
- Provide verification of financial need.
Please note that:
PUC is Pacific Union College
LLU is Loma Linda University
La Sierra University
Walla Walla University
All the conferences are Seventh Day Adventist.
Eligibility Rules for Grants
- Grants will be accepted from all SDA high school/prep schools in California as well as from PUC, LLU, La Sierra and Walla Walla. The application review committee will decide on the highest and best use of available funds to support Grant applications.
- Eligible applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Strengthening Christian education must be the centerpiece of the proposed project.
- The proposal should include a succinct plan for assessing and reporting on the project’s results. In this regard, the trustees are interested in learning from projects that have fallen short of expectations as well as those that have succeeded.
Note: A special variance request to the above eligibly rules can be filed with the CEO before application review committee meets. The special variance request must be submitted by a ATEF board member. The CEO will then submit the special variances request to the application review committee for consideration and recommendation to the ATEF Board.