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Local Scholarships - Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY

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November

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest is available to download.  To obtain an application visit: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm Applications MUST be submitted to the Elks Lodges closest to the students permanent US address, please check website for locations nearest you

 

OpTerra Energy Services is awarding two $500 Scholarships to senior girls who intend on pursuing a career in education. http://opterraenergy.com/  For questions contact Darcy Brockman at acsaregion17@gmail.com or call (714) 668-7980.

December

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) Scholarship - Apply online at http://Oc-cf-org/scholarships   Must be a latino/a 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 is very excited to offer a $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 by the deadline of January 5th, 2018.  For more information, please visit our scholarship page at www.alert-1.com/scholarship 

January

Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program -  In celebration of the 60th Diamond Celebration of the Disneyland Resort they are launching a new scholarship program focusing on the positive role students play in helping strengthen the community. For more information please go to http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com/education/youth-scholarships/

 

The Orange County Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund serves students who live in Orange County (OC), California only. HEEF provides a limited number of competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who enroll at a four-year college or university.  Apply online at www.heef.org ; click on “Apply for the 2017 HEEF Scholarship.”

February

Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc. (JLOCC) is pleased to be seeking qualified applicants for our annual scholarships award for the 2016-2017 academic years. Up to $2,500 will be awarded to deserving students who are striving to pursue a college degree.   Applications will be available in the Guidance Office.

 

Elks Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards in the 2016 contest. For application and guidelines please go to: elks.com

 

The Make Sense Foundation® is proud to offer scholarship award opportunities for outstanding female youth who are college-bound in 2016-2017.  Applicants must be a female living in the U.S. who is preparing to enter college in 2016 or 2017.Students who are interested will need to complete and submit an to the Make Sense Foundation at https://www.makesensefoundation.org/scholarship_program.aspx

 

Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship - The Mission Viejo Activities Committee is pleased to announce they will award $3,000 in scholarships for 2016. 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 ability to succeed. www.mvactivities.com.

 

Cox Cares Foundation Scholarship - Graduating High School Seniors can earn up to $5,000 to pursue their dreams of a college education. For application and information please go to: www.cox-cares.org

March

Art-A-Fair Foundation Scholarship - Up to $5,000 awarded to two juniors or seniors who are planning on a career in the arts.  http://artafairfoundation.org/

 

Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship - For more information please visit http://www.mvactivities.com/scholarship.htm

 

Change a Life Foundation - Up to $5000 awarded. Scholarships assist economically disadvantaged students who excel academically to attend the university or college of their choice. For more information and application please go to: Changealife.org

 

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 Scholarships - Capistrano Unified Council of PTSAs is pleased to announce that they will be providing Scholarships this year.  Please google CUCPTSA for current scholarship application or check in the Guidance Office.

 

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.   http://www.csea.com/web/Benefits/Education-Services

 

Ladera residents who plan to attend Saddleback College in the fall  may apply directly to the  Saddleback College Scholarship Fund online at www.saddleback.edu/fao/scholarship-information

 

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.  To apply visit:  www.OCAPS.org

 

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 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.  For more information and to download an application please visit www.oclsa.org   Questions?  Please contact Danielle Federick at oclsascholarship@gmail.com

April

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship Open to students age 17 to 24 who identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or straight ally, who will be continuing higher education.   Information and application will be available at

www.pflagsouthoc.com

 

Friar Tux Shop High School Scholarship - $500 scholarships awarded. For complete detail and application please go towww.friartux.com

 

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/tach school. Must be a PTSA member.  Applications available at http://www.sjhhsptsa.com/ or in the Guidance Office

 

Soroptimist Scholarship of Capistrano Bay - $1,000 scholarships awarded to outstanding graduating high school senior girls who plan on continuing their education to higher levels.  Applications will be available in the Guidance Office.

 

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 a college next year.  Applications will be available in the Guidance Office.

 

Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) Scholarship Opportunities - Awarded to teens who have demonstrated a commitment to the Ladera Ranch Community thru volunteer participation as a LARCS Ranch Hand Volunteer and/or Teen Leadership Council Member and are planning on attending a college/university other than Saddleback. Two scholarships will be awarded. Additional information can be found in the scholarship drawer or at LaderaLife.com

May

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.  Download application at http://www.scarwf.org/

 

South Coast Water District Scholarship -  $1,000 scholarship awarded to a maximum of 5 graduating seniors who live in their service area. Must be able to demonstrate involvement in the community through volunteer work. 500 word essay. Application and information is in the Scholarship drawer.  For more information please visit: www.scwd.org/scholarships

 

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 a first time freshman or first year transfer student 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 futurescholars@fullerton.edu or via phone at (657) 278-5494.

 

Building Association of Orange Co. Scholarship for Future Builders: The Dale Bea Stuard/National Housing Endowment Scholarship Fund ~ http://biaoc.com/2007/02/26/dale-bea-stuard-scholarship-fund/

 

Santa Margarita Water District's Jim Mizell Memorial Scholarship Program - The Jim Mizell Water and Environmental Scholarship Program will provide five successful graduating high school applicants with awards of academic assistance of $1,000 to be paid directly to an accredited community college, college or university. For information and application please go to: www.smwd.com/community/scholarship.html

 

San Clemente Area Republican Women Federated Scholarship - Each Spring, SCARWF sponsors a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who reside in the San Clemente area. For more information and application please go to: www.scarwf.org

Regional Scholarships - California

Application Deadline Month

Scholarship

 

October

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California funds scholarships to local students as part of the RMHC's ongoing commitment to education. The McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California funds the administrative costs needed to make the Southern California Scholarship program possible. http://rmhc.org

December

California Association of Educational Office Professionals (CAEOP) Student Scholarship Opportunity $1000. Applicant must be a graduating high school student, maintained a GPA of 2.0 or higher and must intend to pursue an education in the field of business administration or education. Visit www.caeop.org

 

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 by the deadline. For more information, please visit our scholarship page here: www.alert-1.com/scholarship

January

Martin Smilo Undergraduate Scholarship (CEHA) - $2,500.00 scholarship awarded to any student who is interested in pursuing a degree in the sciencesPreference will be given to those enrolled in Environmental Health. www.capta.org

 

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.  www.cacesf.org

 

California State PTA -$500.00 Scholarships for graduating seniors to acknowledge the achievement for volunteer service in their school and community. Information and application: www.capta.org.

February

Discovery Education's Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge - Create a 60-90 second original video either by you or up to three friends.  For more detailed information and registration please go www.toyotateendriver.com/teens/video-challenge

 

California State PTA -$500.00 Scholarships for graduating seniors to acknowledge the achievement for volunteer service in their school and community. Information and applicationwww.capta.org

March

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship (CWGGF) - Six scholarships offered for children of vineyard employees. $$ available for students who will be attending any UC or California State University and for those who will be attending any California Community College. For application and information please go to: http://cawgfoundation.org/

 

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California For graduating high school seniors of Portuguese descent.  To apply visit www.cabrillocivicclubs.org

April

Project Yellow Light Scholarship - $5,000. Create a video to encourage your friends to avoid distracted driving. Application and information at www.projectyellowlight.com

 

A.W. Bodine - Sunkist Growers Scholarship – Recipient will receive $2000 towards their college tuition.  Detailed information and can be found at: www. sunkist.com/about/bodine_scholarship.aspx. Application is online and in Scholarship Drawer in Guidance Office

 

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; student must be applying to community college or four year university. Apply online www.scag.ca.gov/scholarship.

 

California-Hawaii Elks Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.  Needs 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.  Application online from February 1 through April 1st at www.chea.elks.org

August

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. $1,000 scholarship. Open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Applicant who best demonstrates: A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.

Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage.

 

National Scholarships

Application Deadline Month

Scholarship

September

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

October

Ronald McDonald House Scholarships - Ronald McDonald House Charities offers scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. For application and information please go to: www.rmhc.org

 

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. Apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships 

 

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. For more information please go to: Coca-Cola Scholars.

 

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. Apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

 

American Muscle Student Scholarship - 4 scholarships for $2000 each awarded to students who are pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring followed by fall. For information and application please visit: http://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html

 

Extreme Terrain: 2 x $3000 scholarships for students(high school seniors included) pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year.
Scholarship page:
https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html

 

American Trucks: 4 x $2000 scholarships to students(including high school seniors) pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year.  Scholarship page: https://www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html 

 

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 need. You must apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) and be Pell Grant eligible. Candidates must also be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. To learn more and apply visit http://www.hsf.net/Scholarship-Programs.aspx or call (1-877-473-4636). 

 

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. For more information please go to: www.jumpstart-scholarship.net.

 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship - $1000.00 – 20 awards

The contest if 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.  https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12674/dr_pepper_tuition_giveaway_scholarship.php

 

SP Scholarship – Must be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2018.  Must answer the Essay question of the sponsors website.  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14186/sp_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

VIP Voice Scholarships - $5,000.00 – 1 award – Must be at least 13 year of age or older.  Submit your entry by 1:59 ET on the day of the deadline.  You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website. 

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14185/vip_voice_5_000_scholarshp_scholarship.php

 

AES Scholarship Renewed  -  2018  The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.   To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarship.htm

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

 

KidGuard Education offers multiple essay scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000
Within the last two years; KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship
to several students and classrooms.  https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

November

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships - Offers financial assistance to graduating high school student with documented learning disability that is pursuing a post-secondary education. For more information and application go to: ncld.org

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the November deadline). They will be awarding $30,000 in scholarships. Students need to create an essay on the topic: "Why Veterans are important to our Nations History and Future."   Local VFW Post: Post 3801 Serra, 31877 Del Obispo St Ste 101, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: (949) 212-5467. Website is www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy

 

Sixt Rent A Car Scholarship is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2017 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/ (English)

https://www.sixt.com/es/programa-de-becas-sixt/  (Spanish)

 

 

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.  https://studentscholarship.org/scholarship/12706/maryknoll_essay_contest_scholarship.php

 

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.

https://studentscholarships/org/scholarship/9451/student_photography_scholarships_scholarship.php

 

Sixt Scholars - $5,000.00 – 5 awards.  Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Must be a graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2017/2018.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10645/sixt_scholars_scholarship.php

December

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named after Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best selling authors on education. For application please go to: www.genkellyscholarship.com.

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship - In association with US News and World Report awards scholarships to students throughout the nation. Each state winner receives $10,000. For application and information please go to: www.axa.com

 

Burger King Scholars Program - Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000.  Recipients are selected based upon their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. For application and further information please go to: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org

 

 Diet Spotlight.com Scholarship Program - Four winners will be selected, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. The Scholarship program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and its related problems can be controlled. Please go to: www.dietspotlight.com for application and information

 

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. For complete rules and information please go to: www.doodle4google.com’ 

 

 Resume Genius Annual Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to the student who can create the best scholarship. For information and application please go to www.resumegenius.com

 

 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. For complete instructions go to www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom

 

US Air Force ROTC - Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of 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. You can learn more at: www.afrotc.com/scholarships

 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation - Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from NFIB YEF. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information

 

Google Lime Scholarship - $10,000 awarded to a student pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load). For more information and application please visit: lime.connect.com

 

Black Note Boost Scholarship – Got a Smoke-Free World scholarship?  $2,000.00 Scholarship.  Black Note is looking to award a $2,000 scholarship to each student that shares innovative, ingenious or just plain good ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world’s smoke-free movement.  https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/

 

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.   https://studentscholarshps.org/scholarship/9561/barbara_lotze_scholarships_for future_teachers_scholarshp.php

 

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

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarhip/12191/national_space_club_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

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.  To apply  https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html

January

 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. For application and information please go to: www.reaganfoundation.org

 

Young Patriots Essay Contest - Designed to challenge students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing For this year’s essay topic and application go to: www.debate-central.ncpa.org

 

US Air Force ROTC - Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of 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. You can learn more at: www.afrotc.com/scholarships. Please check Scholarship Drawer in Guidance Office for more information

 

John F Kennedy "Profiles in Courage" Essay Contest - Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000.  For more information regarding guidelines and contest information please visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/.

 

Gates Millennium Scholars Program https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c

February

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 CollegeCovered.com. Five winners will be randomly drawn. No purchase or student loan necessary for students to enter or win. To learn more about our scholarship, visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Scholarship

 

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship - $1000 scholarship. To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.  For more information please visit: http://www.petplay.com/scholarship/

 

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.  To apply visit Asian Pacific Funds Scholarships 

 

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship - Three scholarships to awarded 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? Online application can be found at: www.afateens.org

 

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. For application and information visit:  www.vrg.org

March

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. For application and rules please go to: www.gallerycollection.com

 

Ayn Rand Essay Competition - Winning First Place Essay will be awarded $10,000. Please go to essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com for application and more information.

 

Edison International - Edison Scholars Program: Parent Company of Southern California Edison - Open to seniors who plan to be full-time students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/information systems at a four year university. Preference will be given to students who are first-generation college students who have overcome significant obstacles and challenges. For scholarship information and application visit www.edison.com/edisonscholars  

 

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.  Application and detailed information can found at: www.WBCitizenship.com

 

The Health Professions Education Foundation is currently offering the several scholarship and loan repayment programs. You can learn about these programs at our website: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov Click on the Applications link on the left and select the program.

 

RSI (Refrigeration School) Scholarships RSI offers various scholarship opportunities. Learn more about the Scholarship that can benefit you the most at https://www.refrigerationschool.com/financial-aid/scholarships/

April

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. Online application at designigniteschange.org

 

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship - Ten $2000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors. For more information and application please go online to: www.afsascholarship.org  

May

Nordstrom Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors - This scholarship is open to current high school juniors who reside in LA and Orange County. For more information on the Nordstrom Scholarship Program please visit www.nordstrom.com/scholarship

 

AdmitSee Scholarship - $5000 scholarship awarded to the student who can best answer "What's the most frustrating thing about applying to college?" To apply go to: admits.com

 

IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) Essay Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to the high school senior who best describes how the planets energy future ties to the innovation and skill of the plumbing and mechanical industry. For application and information please go to: www.iapmo.org/Pages/EssayContest.aspx

 

Rocket55 Scholarship - $1000 scholarship awarded to a qualifying student who best completes an essay based on the three topics provided. Application information can be found at www.rocket55.com

 

Creative Designs - Sunoco Scholarship - $1000 Scholarship. One of the ways that SUNOCO communicates with their customers at their gas stations about high quality fuels is through point-of-purchase signs (POP). As future graphic designers, they would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop around their high quality fuels  for their retail POP. For application guidelines please go to www.sunoco.com

 

WyzAnt College Scholarship - WyzAnt Tutoring Essay Contest is offering multiple scholarship awards with first place at $10,000. Please go to www.wyzant.com

 

IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) Essay Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded to the high school senior who best describes how the planets energy future ties to the innovation and skill of the plumbing and mechanical industry. For application and information please go to: www.iapmo.org/Pages/EssayContest.aspx.

 

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship - $1000 scholarship offered to winner of an essay on driverless cars. Application and information is online at: www.ameriquestcorp.com

 

Big Fish Games - $2500 scholarship awarded to high school senior whose essay on "what is the biggest challenges in the mobile games industry" is selected. For more information go to: www.bigfishgames.com

 

B. Davis Scholarship - $1,000.00.    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018. Please visit their website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about them and to apply for the scholarship.  While you are there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.  Their website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships, to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and they charge nothing for the information or the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

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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. For complete instructions go to www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom

 

The Fashion-Schools.org "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship programOpen to high school seniors who intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college; have demonstrable record of academic success; have a passion and drive for a fashion related career. Applicants must submit an application via the scholarship application form which can be found at http://www.fashion-schools.org/

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship -   Awarded to high school seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Please visit  www.animationcareerreview.com.

 

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. For information on how to apply please go to www.abbottandfenner.com.

 

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship - $500 scholarship awarded.  For online application and more information please go to: www.studentscholarships.org/odenza.php

 

Nursing Schools Almanac Aspiring Nurse Scholarship -   $1,000.00 Scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: 1. A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, 2. A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs.  Interested students must visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click on the banner on the right-hand side of he website's homepage to locate the application

 

"Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

 

"Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

 

"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

 

BigSun Scholarship - The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.   Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.  The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  Please visit our website to learn how to apply.  http://www.bigsunathletics.com

 

The Recovery Village Scholarship Nationwide organization helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery.  Scholarship is for students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addition.

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Amazon Student Scholarship - $5000 merit based scholarship awarded to 50 students. Must join Amazon Student to be eligible. For information and application please go to: http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=9944643011

 

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 www.MediaScholars.org 

 

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. For information on how to ally please go to HamiltonScholars.org


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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 in a plant science or botany related field.  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.com Application packets can be found in the Scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.  The application deadline has passed for 2014/2015. 

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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: http://www.starbucks.com/careers/college-plan


Pay Off Your Student Loans With Volunteer Work Through Sponsor Change :http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/19/how-volunteer-and-pay-your-student-loan-debt-same-time?cmpid=tp-fb

 

Learn how to avoid Financial Aid and Scholarship scams: https://www.calcareercenter.org/Home/Content?contentID=222

 

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OSHPD - Health Profressions Education Foundation offers many scholarships to those interested in the field of Healthcare. For more information please go to: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/


APP for Smartphone - Scholly; Scholarship Search (.99 to download). A whole new way of searching for scholarships that delivers a targeted list that meets the student needs and qualifications.

 

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.


National Co-op Scholarship Program - Merit based Scholarships. You must apply to one of the eleven WACE (advancing co-operative and work-integrated education) Scholarship Partner Institutions. For information on the universities, corporate partners and application please visit: http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.htmlApplication deadline varies per university.

 


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: http://www.starbucks.com/careers/college-plan

WUE Program - College in the West for Less!!

Click HERE for infomation 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 www.scholarships.net. 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 application go to: www.footlockerscholarathletes.com. 

 


Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship - $2500 awarded to a female high school senior who has played golf a minimum of two years with hopes to play collegiate golf. For information and application please go to: http://www.caitlinfoundation.org/caitlin.php or the Guidance Office Scholarship DrawerApplication deadline has passed, please check back for the 2015/2016 school year.


WSCGA Foundation Scholarship (Women's Southern California Golf Association) - Supports the athletic dreams of Young women's golfers, but also their academic pursuits and talents through scholarship awards. Must fill out a general scholarship application and then committee decides which scholarship is best suited for the applicant based on her talents, extra-curricular activities, and academic goals. Application and information can be found at: http://www.wscgafoundation.com/scholarships.php and Guidance Off ice Scholarship Drawer. Application deadline has passed, please check back for the 2015/2016 school year.

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:http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com. Online application deadline has passed for the 2014-2015 school year.


 The Women’s Western Golf Foundation (WWGF) is a National Charitable Trust formed in 1971. Since inception 41 years ago, it has granted in excess of $3.5 million to more than 530 undergraduate scholars from 45 States.  Award winners receive a grant in the amount of $8,000 over four years. Two thousand dollars ($2,000) per year is applied toward tuition, room & board, and other university fees or charges. Money is sent directly to the University. The Scholarship is renewable each year, for four years, if the student meets the requirements. For more information please go to:  www.wwga.org. Application deadline has passed, please check back for the 2015-2016 school year.


 

 

SJHHS Generic Scholarship Application

Do you want to be considered for local, community scholarhips?  Click HERE  to download the application 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

NEW! 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 school too. Corporate benefactors and private associations contribute 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. For more information please visit: CollegeScholarships.org/scholarships/vocational. There are many scholarship opportunities available.

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