The Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association is pleased to once again offer scholarships to student athletes graduating from high schools in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties in Spring 2017 that have been selected for scholarship through the following process.  Information on our program for this year and how to apply follows.  It will culminate this year on May 24th with a luncheon to recognize our student recipients and our sponsors.



The Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association (RCA) vision is to assist deserving young high school student athletes from Northern California communities in achieving a post-secondary education.  As trustees of the Nor-Cal RCA, we will award scholarships to deserving, graduating high school student athletes to assist them in pursuing educational opportunities at accredited colleges, universities or technical institutions.

Award Amount:

$1,200 (multiple awards)


Eligibility criteria:

Must be graduating from a high school in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama or Trinity County in 2016-17.

Student must have participated in at least two seasons of Varsity-level, CIF sport(s) while in high school (traveling teams not connected to high school do not qualify).  The two seasons do not have to be in the same sport.

Minimum GPA of 2.75

Must submit financial aid documents in order to demonstrate financial need (note: there is no specific need cut-off)

Must plan to attend an accredited college or technical institution in 2017-18 (if you plan to pursue a "gap" year right after high school, contact Bob Lowden at

You do NOT need to participate in athletics in college


A member of the Nor-Cal RCA will be assigned to each scholarship recipient for the period of the scholarship in order to mentor/assist the student as needed while in college.  Each recipient will be recognized at a Nor-Cal RCA function.

More scholarship application information is available at

Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients