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October  Hire A Helper    You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper.


Elks National Foundation Scholarship Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest is available to download.  Applications MUST be submitted to the Elks Lodges closest to the student's permanent US address, please check the website for locations nearest you


The Capistrano Valley Republican Women Federated offering a scholarship to Juniors and Seniors in the Capistrano Unified School District.

*Deadline extended to January 15, 2022!!!!*


Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) Scholarship - Must be a Latinx/who has lived in Orange County for the past three years.  OC graduate who plans to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university.  First-generation college student.  Financial need (must complete FAFSA or California Dream Act application and submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSAR. 


Alert1 Scholarship for Seniors.  $250 scholarship to university students and college-bound senior high school students interested in the senior care industry.

For the Alert1 $250 Student for Seniors Scholarship, students must answer three short essay questions and submit them by the deadline.  


PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship is Open to senior students in high school. The content you submit in the application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.  


Elks Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. 


Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship - The Mission Viejo Activities Committee is pleased to announce they will award $3,000 in scholarships. Eligibility requirements include being a high school senior, a U.S. citizen, and have 25 hours of community service in Mission Viejo. The scholarships are based on volunteerism in the community, academic achievements, leadership skills, school participation, and the ability to succeed. 


Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Inc., serving and representing accident victims in 13 locations across California offers a biannual, $1,000 scholarship to students who have demonstrated a determination to pursue their education despite suffering a difficult injury.  


Cox Cares Foundation Scholarship - Graduating High School Seniors can earn up to $5,000 to pursue their dreams of a college education. 

  Beverage Industry College Scholarship ProgramStudents qualify through their parent's or grandparent's employment with a company holding a valid California beverage alcohol license including restaurants, retail and wholesale grocery establishments, convenience stores, drug stores, airlines, wineries, breweries, etc.  


CUEA - Scholarship applications for graduating high school seniors of CUEA members are now available from the CUEA office. The parent or guardian of the applicant must be a teacher, speech pathologist, nurse, psychologist, or counselor employed in CUSD and a current member of CUEA. The student must be a graduating senior with an overall GPA of 3.2 or better and the student must be planning to attend college. Please check the CUEA website or CUSD District Office.


CUCPTSA ScholarshipsCapistrano Unified Council of PTSAs is pleased to announce that they will be providing Scholarships this year. 


CSEA - The California School Employee Association (CSEA) Scholarship Award Program provides financial assistance to dependent children of CSEA members, helping many continue their education after high school. Any graduating senior with a parent in CSEA Chapter 224 may apply.   

  Hearthstone Scholarship  Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education. To address this need, the Hearthstone Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are available to students who reside in a Hearthstone property or in the surrounding community


Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, Inc. Scholarship for high school seniors.  Applicants shall be restricted to seniors who will have successfully completed high school by the end of June and will be enrolled in the fall semester immediately following the school year in a college or business school offering a course of the student in the legal field.  All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California and must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year.  


Cabrillo Civic Club Scholarship  Portuguese descent, 3.50 GPA, participated in 3 extracurricular activities


PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship Open to students age 17 to 24 who identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or straight ally, who will be continuing higher education.   


San Juan Hills High School PTSA - Scholarship for graduating seniors continuing their education at a four-year college or university, a community college, or trade/tech school. Must be a PTSA member.  Information will be emailed to all students via Canvas mail once the application becomes available.


The Capistrano Unified Management Association (CUMA) is proud to offer up to $750.00 of scholarship money to qualified students at your school. Students must be graduating seniors who are planning on attending college next year.  Information will be emailed to all students via Canvas mail once the application becomes available.

  Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated Scholarship Each Spring, LNRWF sponsors a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors.   Information will be emailed to all students via Canvas mail once the application becomes available. For more information and application please go to


San Clemente Area Republican Women, Federated Scholarship.  Open to seniors who reside in San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, or Camp Pendleton who intend to enroll in any institute of higher learning.  Must be a united states citizen and either be registered as Republican or intend to register as a Republican once 18.  Information will be emailed to all students via Canvas mail once the application becomes available.


Future Scholars Program - Each year at California State University Fullerton, up to fifty incoming freshman and first-year transfer students are selected as scholarship recipients and are awarded $1,500.  Applicants must be first-time freshmen or first-year transfer students attending CSUF.  In addition, must have earned a GPA of at least 2.5. For further information please contact the Future Scholars Program via email at or via phone at (657) 278-5494.

  OCAPS Scholarship – The Orange Armenian Professional Society is offering scholarships to assist the education needs of Orange County Armenian students who put forth the effort to find success in and out of the classroom.  

Regional Scholarships - California

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The OppU Achievers Scholarship provides $2,500 to high-achieving students for tuition costs. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and have a GPA of at least3.0/4.0.

November Test Prep Insight    $1,500.00 Scholarship specifically for students with mental or physical disabilities.  


Alert1, a leader in senior care, is very excited to offer a $250 scholarship to college-bound senior high school students interested in the senior care industry.  For the Alert1 $250 Student for Seniors Scholarship, students must answer three short essay questions and submit them by the deadline. 


The California Association of Collectors Education Scholarship Foundation Scholarship.  Awarded to California High School seniors who are in this state legally for their use as a full-time student at any accredited public or private university, college or trade school


California State PTA - Scholarships for graduating seniors to acknowledge the achievement of volunteer service in their school and community. 


California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship (CWGGF) Six scholarships offered for children of vineyard employees. $$ is available for students who will be attending any UC or California State University and for those who will be attending any California Community College.


Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California For graduating high school seniors of Portuguese descent.  


Sleep ScholarshipsFind the best scholarships related to sleep, sleep disorders, and dreaming.  


Project Yellow Light Scholarship - $5,000. Create a video to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving. 


Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Scholarship.  $2,000.00 Scholarships to be awarded. To be eligible students must reside in Orange County, is a high school junior or senior, and have at least a 3.0 GPA; students must be applying to community college or four-year university. 


California-Hawaii Elks Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with DisabilitiesNeeds-based academic scholarship opened to students with severe disabilities.  Can be used for study at a four-year university, community college, or licensed vocational school.  

May Kids Chance of California

National Scholarships

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August The Kaplan Group   Pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  
  Perego Scholarship  For those who are interested in/studying technology, computer science, or engineering


Quest Bridge is A non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges.

  Education Degree Dot Com  Emerging  Leader in Education Scholarship $1,000.00 Annual Scholarship for aspiring teachers. 
  Circled In Scholarship  $2,500 scholarship available for students in grades 9-12.  Easy scholarship to apply for, with no income brackets, no minimum GPA, and no lengthy essay to write.  


Ronald McDonald House Scholarships - Ronald McDonald House Charities offers scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. 

  American Academy of CPR and First Aid - $1,500.00 Scholarship


Coca-Cola Scholars Program - The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. Scholarship recipients excel academically and in service to others. Most Coca-Cola Scholars share a passion for social justice and have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams. High School seniors throughout the US who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for one of their four-year achievement-based scholarships. 


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program - The Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of California who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Scholarship available for graduating high school seniors and students in all levels of college. Open to all students enrolling for the first time at a college or university as a full-time student. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.3 to 4.0 and demonstrate leadership skills and financial needs. You must apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) and be Pell Grant eligible. Candidates must also be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. 


College JumpStart Scholarship Program - $1500 scholarship. Open to 10th thru 12th-grade high school students who can express their goals of getting a higher education. 


Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship - $1000.00 – 20 awards. The contest is open to all students of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes in the public, parochial, private, and home schools within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring state, society, or district.

  Rehab 4 Addiction assists people seeking drug and alcohol rehab services across the globe. We are also happy to assist young people looking to enter this field via our Scholarship program.  To further this aim, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to those looking to pursue an education in healthcare or any subject that’s medical-related.  


Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships - Offers financial assistance to graduating high school student with a documented learning disability that is pursuing post-secondary education. 


Maryknoll Scholarships - $1,000.00 – 6 awards – Students in grades 6-8 (Division 1) and grades 9-12 (Division II) qualify.  Entries must be written in English; only one entry per student.


Student Photography Scholarship - $2,500.00 – 11 Awards.  High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class

  At Unlimited Cellular, we believe that higher education is essential in the professional development of our younger generation and, as such, we've decided to grant them an alternative funding option, by offering them a chance to win a US $1,800.00 scholarship.  


Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of higher education. The scholarship is named after Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education. 

  R3 Stem Cell Scholarship
  Atlanta Innovative Medicine Scholarship   $1500 annual scholarship 


Burger King Scholars Program - Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000.  Recipients are selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. 


Doodle 4 Google Scholarship - This year, Google is asking kids to create a doodle that tells the world “What makes me…me.” Kids have all kinds of things that make them unique, so they can use all kinds of materials to create their doodles, from crayons to clay, to yarn, to graphic design. 


 Stuck at Prom Contest - $5,000 scholarships awarded by Duck Brand duct tape to the couple (two individuals) who will attend the prom wearing entire outfits and accessories made completely out of duct tape. 


Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Teachers - $2,000.00 – 5 awards.  Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.  Must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading towards a career in physics teaching in high school.


National Space Club Sponsors - $10,000.00 – 1 award.  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.  Scholarship open to seniors in high school.  Applicants must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university.


Edison Scholars Program - Edison International funds this program; the parent company of Southern California Edison and it awards $40,000 scholarships to current high school seniors. Minimum requirements to apply include: 3.0 or higher GPA, live or go to school in an area serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE). show financial need and plan on attending a 4-year university with an academic focus on STEM fields.  

  SuperMoney Financial Literacy Scholarship  SuperMoney's mission is to help everyone reach his or her financial goals. SuperMoney's Financial Literacy Scholarship seeks to celebrate students who share our same mission. Our scholarship program awards $2,500 a year to a student who wants to help Americans improve their financial wellness through continued education. 

The SunTec Auto Glass Yearly Scholarship  $1500  

  Arizona Injury Law Group Scholarship
  Pacific Bay Recovery Scholarship

“A Daring Path” Scholarship


Florin|Roebig College Scholarship Essay Contest

  • First place: $750
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th president, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. 


US Air Force ROTC - Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of a college education. Air Force ROTC Scholarships cover your tuition and most lab fees, plus an annual textbook allowance and up to $500 in spending cash monthly stipend.


Gates Millennium Scholars Program 

  Alert 1 Scholarship - For seniors who plan to pursue a degree working with senior citizens.


Discover Student Loans Scholarship. $50,000 in scholarships to high school and college students. Students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at Five winners will be randomly drawn. No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. 


Asian Pacific Fund Administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria.  Scholarship amounts range from $1,000.00 to $20,000.00 and many are renewable.  Open to incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds.  Must plan to be enrolled full-time in the Fall.  Minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.  


AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship - Three scholarships to award to the winning top essays that answer the following: how has Alzheimer's changed or impacted your life and what have you learned about yourself, your family, and the community in the face of coping with Alzheimer's? 


The Vegetarian Resource Group - The Vegetarian Resource Group will award $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. 


Create a Greeting Card Scholarship - $10,000 scholarship plus win $1,000 for SJHHS! Design a greeting card that will be published by The Gallery Collection.


Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Honorship - $10,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating high school student passionate about the entertainment business. You must be enrolling in a college, university, or trade school to study animation. In addition, you will be awarded a paid internship during the summer. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 


The Health Professions Education Foundation is currently offering several scholarship and loan repayment programs. 


RSI (Refrigeration School) Scholarships RSI offers various scholarship opportunities. 


World Studio Foundation AIGA Scholarship - Allows US College students from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to not only realize their artistic dreams but also give back to their community. 


American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship - Ten $2000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.

May American Academy of First Aid and CPR - $1,500 Scholarship


The "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship program. Open to high school seniors who intend to pursue a fashion-related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; have a demonstrable record of academic success; have a passion and drive for a fashion-related career.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - $1000 scholarship awarded to the student who best writes an essay describing your educational goals explaining your plans on achieving the goals. 


Odenza Vacations College Scholarship - $500 scholarship awarded.  


Course Hero Scholarships - Veteran Hero Scholarship; Rise-Up First Generation Scholarship; Community Hero Scholarship; High School Super Senior Scholarship  

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Washington Media Scholars Foundation Scholarship - Two scholarships available; Media Scholars Program and Media Plan Case Competition ($10,000) and Media Fellows Program ($25,000).  Application and information can be found at 


The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year 35 to 40 students nationally are selected to enter their leadership program. Through their Hamilton Leaders Academy, they help their scholars get into college, transition into university life, and then the workforce. 

  Baron and Budds Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship

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Support the Mother Earth Flowers Scholarship Fund for SJHHS Students

Mother Earth Flowers in San Juan Capistrano is proud to be the first community business to establish a Scholarship Fund for students at San Juan Hills High School who wish to further their education.  For more information on how to support this scholarship fund, please visit Mother Earth Flowers in San Juan Capistrano at 32158 Camino Capistrano or online at www.motherearthflorist.comApplications will be sent out to students annually through Canvas email.

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Starbucks College Achievement Plan along with ASU - For the opportunity of full tuition reimbursement plus other benefits of being a Starbucks Partner please go to: Starbucks College Plan

Pay Off Your Student Loans With Volunteer Work Through Sponsor Change : Takepart

NEW! Co-op Scholarship Programs

What is Co-operative Education (Co-op)?

Cooperative Education is an optional, academic program that enables students to earn academic credit while gaining degree-related work experience prior to graduation. It is a planned, progressive educational strategy in which the student learns about his/hers field of study through hands-on experience in the workplace. It allows students to earn money and help finance their education

Starbucks College Achievement Plan along with ASU - For the opportunity of full tuition reimbursement plus other benefits of being a Starbucks Partner please go to: Starbucks College Plan

WUE Program - College in the West for Less!!

Information on the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program and how to get a break on out of state tuition!

Sports Scholarships

Athnet Scholarships - $1000 scholarship awarded to a student-athlete. You must complete a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. For application information please visit The application deadline is June 1, 2016.

Foot Locker Scholar-Athlete Scholarship - Twenty scholar-athletes will each receive $20,000 in scholarship money. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program honors athletes for demonstrating excellence in school, on their sports team, and in their community. For more details and applications go to: 

Wendy's High School Heisman - The Wendy’s High School Heisman student and school recognition program selects School Winners from every school that has students apply. One male and one female from your school’s applicants will become a School Winner. Students are guaranteed recognition for their athletic achievements, academic excellence, and community leadership. And so is our school. For application information and timeline please go to Wendys Highschool Heisman

SJHHS Generic Scholarship Application

Do you want to be considered for local, community scholarhips?  Download the community scholarship application (DOCX) to be completed and turned into Mrs. Scherf in the Guidance Office by  Application deadline February 1.   Questions?  Please see Mrs. Scherf

Trade and Technical School Scholarships

 Trade and Technical Scholarships

Did you know…..not every student that advances into higher education signs up for a four-year curriculum?  Some high school graduates seek job training that lasts a year or two and then places them in the workforce.  Technical, trade and vocational schools do not always bask in the financial aid limelight attracted by high-profile universities, but scholarships and grants are available for trade schools too. Corporate benefactors and private associations contribute to educational funding to schools that teach relevant subjects. Trade unions also mobilize funding for members and their families who engage in related education. Individual State Governments also sponsor financial aid initiatives aimed directly at vocational school students. What does this mean for technical school students:  Financial assistance is available for most programs, especially for candidates who qualify for merit-based vocational school scholarships.

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