The best scholarships come "in-house" from the schools to which they apply and must be completed as part of the early action/early decision applications to get the most money. These same scholarships are given based on merit or need base. We also encourage students and parents to apply for financial aid every year even when they know they don't qualify. Many times, aid will be offered in later years while the student continues to be enrolled at a college.
It’s never too early to start researching and applying for scholarships. Please check the list below and begin planning and preparing for scholarship program applications and deadlines. Also check google classroom for reminders about scholarships with upcoming deadlines. Also check the weekly newsletter for scholarships with close deadlines.
Below are some resources for students and parents to discover together. Please Scroll all the way to the bottom to see all of the scholarships our school advertises. If you have any questions about please stop by the Counseling office and see Ms. Sabol.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES
College Board Scholarship Search - The College Board’s free scholarship search utilizes a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding totaling almost $3 billion in scholarships and aid.
College Data - This free scholarship search allows students to save results in a “data locker”.
College Scholarships - This service provides free scholarship searches and personalized scholarship application letters.
Edvisors Network -These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extra-curriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.
Fast Web –very large database of free scholarships
AffordableColleges.com’s mission is to help you earn your degree without taking on thousands of dollars in debt. Our site is a free resource designed to help everyone address the costs of college while pursuing their goals. We can show you the path to a reasonably priced higher education.
Scholarships.com - This site claims a “scholarship database of 3,0000 sources worth up to $3 billion.”
Cappex-Use this website to find merit money at colleges and universities across the U.S.
DUE IN SEPTEMBER
The Gates Scholarship - https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that’s not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Student must have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit,Private or Public College or University.
QuestBridge Scholarship - www.questbridge.org
Quest Bridge Scholars are academically strong, low-income students. Typically, they are in the top 10% of their high school class, come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four. Students receive a College Match scholarship covering the full cost of tuition, room, and board.
DUE IN OCTOBER
Young Arts Awards Program- http://www.youngarts.org/
Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply. Please refer to website for detailed information regarding program/scholarship.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards - http://www.hispanicheritage.org/programs/youth-awards/
Grants and scholarships are available for a college education to students of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted). Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Latino College Expo Scholarship - http://www.thecollegeexpo.org
Essay competition: "Why is a College Education Important to Me". Submit essay by October 2nd to firstname.lastname@example.org and attend the college Expo on Saturday, November 10th. Must be present to win. Please review website for detailed information regarding scholarship program.
Coca-Cola Scholarships - http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
Current high school seniors attending school in U.S., anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of students' junior year of high school. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html
The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. With the Stokes Program, applicants will attend college full-time, then work during the summer at NSA's main headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, for a minimum of 12 weeks in areas that are related to the students course of study. Students will acquire real-world experience and receive a salary year-round. After college graduation students will have a job offer in their area of study with NSA. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Veterans of Foreign Wars- Voice of Democracy scholarship - https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school in the US. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. The 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?
DUE IN NOVEMBER
Saint Michael's College Edmundite Scholarship
Contact Office of Student Financial Services email@example.com or 802-654-2591 Enrolled and graduate from Catholic high school. Must apply by November 1st to Saint Michael's. Catholic and community service oriented college.
Johnson Scholars Program - Santa Clara University - https://www.scu.edu/johnsonscholars/selection/
Candidates for the program should demonstrate: evidence of leadership and a spirit of tenacity; demonstrated record of high academic performance; and unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher; a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or SAT combined score of 1400 in the math and critical reading sections; and record of service throughout the high school career. Candidates are selected from the early decision, early action, and regular admission application pools. No separate scholarship application must be submitted through the inline Common Application process.
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing - https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school
Must have outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing. Win $500, a laptop, and a trip to attend the Bank of America Techology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in the Spring. For High school level girls grades 9-12. Must have 3.0 or better.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - http://spirit.prudential.com
Any person gr 5-12 who has conducted a volunteer service in last 12 months. By Nov. 18th we submit nominee(s). Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
The Sullivan Leadership Award at Seattle University - http://www.seattleu.edu/sullivan/
Students must apply for Early Action to Seattle University by submitting a complete admissions application in addition to the Sullivan Leadership Award application. The Sullivan Leadership Award application requires candidates to submit a prompted essay and leadership resume that are specific to the Sullivan Leadership Award, and two letters of recommendation. Please review website for additional details regarding scholarship program.
President's Scholars Program at California State University, Fullerton - http://www.fullerton.edu/scholars/
To initiate a request for review, applicants must meet the minimum criteria, complete the online application and have their official transcripts sent to the President's Scholars Program. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
DUE IN DECEMBER
Milken Scholarship by Milken Family Foundation - http://www.milkenscholars.org/
Must be nominated by counselor. Leadership & Community Service, Min 3.6 GPA, SAT score 1250 or ACT score of 28, Financial Need, US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and admission to a four-year university prior to final selection. Initial nomination by counselor must be in BY Dec! Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Dell Scholars Program - http://www.dellscholars.org/
Participate in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11th and 12th, minimum 2.4 GPA, financial need, US Citizen or perm resident. Programs approved include (but not limited to, College Forward, Fulfillment Fund, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science.
Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition - www.bu.edu/admissions/scholarships
Must write essay of no more than 600 words on 1 of 3 topics. Must submit Common App for BU and a nomination form from Principal or Counselor. Submit official results SAT/ACT no later than November. Please review website for additional details regarding scholarship program.
Courage To Grow Scholarship
This scholarship is based on financial need and is awarded each month. Eligibility: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please. Apply here: https://couragetogrowscholarship.com/
Edison Scholars Program - https://www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars/
"Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: Be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Live in Southern California Edison's (SCE) service territory. Plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. Plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences. Demonstrate financial need.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program - https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Applicants to the AXA Achievement Community Scholarship must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, be a current high school senior who will enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. Student must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Please review website for detailed information regarding scholarship program.
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholars Program - www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
High school seniors, BK employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligible to receive up to a $50,000 in scholarship awards. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - http://www.gkscholarship.com/
9-12 students must be US resident, currently in school or will start in the next 12 months. Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Free Speech Essay Contest - https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's essay contest. Applicants must submit an essay between 800 to 1,000 words on the provided topic. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
DUE IN JANUARY
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships Renewable for 4 years. Exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Ron Brown Scholar Program - https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Black College Expo Scholarship - https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/students/scholarships
Essay competition, Submit essay to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org by due date and attend the College Expo. Must be present to win. Please review website for detailed information regarding scholarship program.
Southern Methodist University Hunt Leadership Scholars - http://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply
The Hunt Leadership Scholars Program provides full SMU tuition and fees, less the amount of resident tuition and fees tuition at the leading public school of the student's state of residency. In addition to submitting an application for admission to SMU, students will need to submit an online Hunt Leadership Scholarship application, including an essay and a YouTube statement. Visit smu.edu/huntapply to submit the online application and supporting materials. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest - https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9th- 12th attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Please review website for detailed information regarding contest. Awards vary from $500 to $10,000.
St. Mary's University of San Antonio, TX Greehey Scholars Program in the School of Business - https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/business/greehey-scholars-program/
The Greehey Scholarship Program provides full scholarships to qualified out of state students in the Bill Greehey School of Business. The Scholarship covers all tuition and fees for 4 yrs, including room and board fees and an allowance for books. It also provides stipends for study abroad opportunities and funds a majority of the travel experiences within the program. Please review website for additional information regarding scholars program.
Gardena Evening Optimist Essay Contest - www.gardenaoptimist.org
Requirements: Youth under age 19 as of 10/1/2019 located in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age. Official rules and entry form can be found on website. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program."
DUE IN FEBRUARY
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - www.jackierobinson.org/
Be a graduating senior; plan on attending an accredited and approved four year institution in the United States. Be a United States Citizen; present evidence of financial need; have a combined SAT score of 1000 on the math and the critical reading or have a 21 or higher on the ACT; demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to community service. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
LA Clippers Foundation Stay in School College Scholarship Program - https://laclippersfoundation.fluidreview.com/
Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, letter of rec, and the content of a student essay on topic "Why College is Important to Me." Plan to enroll in 4-yr. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter - http://dstlachapter.com/scholarships/
Applicants must meet the following requirements: 1. be an African-American high school senior; 2. At least a 3.5 or higher GPA and an SAT score that is in the 70th percentile or higher; 3. Demonstrate extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities; 4. Financial need. Applicants must submit a photo, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, response to essay prompt, evidence of financial need, three letters of recommendation and an application. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Sandpipers Scholarship - http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/64040-Sandpipers
Sandpipers has been providing financial assistance to college-bound students since 1941 and is the oldest continuing aid program in the South Bay. Supporting more than 50 students per year, the program is unique in funding our qualified recipients throughout the four continuous years of their undergraduate studies. In recent years, we have achieved an astounding graduation rate of 98%, suggesting that Sandpipers’ scholarship money is well invested. App avail in January. 3.0 min gpa financial need, community service. Renewable for 4yrs if need remains and good academic standing; 2 letters of rec, and essay.
CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete of the Year Scholarship - https://www.cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/index
College-bound senior whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary and whose personal standards(integrity, honesty, etc.) and accomplishments are positive model for others. 3.5 min unweighted, superior athletic ability in at least 2 years of varsity within CA. Letter from Athletic director, coach, counselor or principal and essay. Applications available in the Counseling office.
Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Program - http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer
Medical mentor program for 11th or 12th graders, shadow various medical professionals, M-F, 8hrs/day, no nights or weekends. May request a stipend. July 1-Aug 4. Choose from 2,3,4 week program. 12 participating hospitals. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship - www.DistinguishedYW.org
Evaluated based on Scholastics (20%), Interview (25%), Fitness (15%), Talent (25%), and Self Expression (15%). Win cash for college and scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities. Must be universities participating in the program. Applicants must be a junior in high school. Must be a US Citizen, never been married and never been pregnant. Pageant type competition. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
South Bay Business Women's Association - http://sbbwa.com/scholarships
Eligibility requirements include - women who are graduating high school seniors, preference is given to women residing in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, must be enrolling full-time for the upcoming academic year in a college and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Complete an online application, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation and 500-word personal essay. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs - www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships
13 different scholarship programs each with unique eligibility criteria. Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds. Must plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall Min.GPA 3.0 and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident unless otherwise stated. Many are renewable. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
L.A. Military Charitable Fund - https://lamcf.weebly.com/
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans to attend an accredited vocational, technical school, college or university in the fall of the graduating year. Must demonstrate proof of eligibility/dependent status, three letters of recommendation, official transcript and a typed essay. See website for more details and submission guidelines.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Inglewood Alumnae Chapter - http://iacdst.org/scholarships/
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Inglewood Alumnae Chapter is offering multiple scholarships of up to $2,000. Eligibility requirements include the following; must be an African-American student, current high school senior, live OR attend school in the City of Inglewood and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Student must submit official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement and interview. Scholarship applications are available on the website. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarship - https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
Multiple scholarships through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Must be a graduating high school seniors; must have apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen; and have plans to enroll full-time at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach
Applications available in the Counseling Office with Ms. Sabol. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who reside in Hermosa Beach. Students must include information about community service, awards/special recognitions, hobbies and financial need.
DUE IN MARCH
Kiwanis Club of Torrance Scholarship Program
Scholarship Applications available in the Counseling Office. Eligibility requirements include: Students must have been a member of one of the following youth groups in high school (Key Club or Kiwanis), provide copy of official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and complete scholarship application and essay. Students may apply for one or all five scholarships. Please see Ms. Sabol for more information regarding scholarship application.
Palos Verdes Junior Women's Club - https://www.pvjuniors.org/scholarships/
Primarily based on financial need with a secondary emphasis on academic achievement, community service and extra-curricular activities. Scholarship proceed may only be used for tuition and or/fees. Must have 3.0 GPA cumulative, U.S. Citizen, and must reside within the 90274 or 90275 zip codes.
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research - https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/hs-sip
3.0 minimum required. In Maryland. Internship opportunity with good stipend. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Sons of Italy Western Foundation - http://www.osiaca.org/
Application is in the Counseling Office in Nov. Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. 2 Letters of recommendation required and a 200 word essay. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Los Angeles Fire Department Scholarship Fund - http://www.lafd.org/scholarship
The LAFD Scholarship Fund annually selects Merit Scholars from among applicants that are 1. dependent children or step-children of active or fallen LAFD sworn employees who have completed probation and 2. high school seniors or college freshmen who will be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited college or university in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility requirements include Merit Scholar Application Form, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and Leadership Essay and Verification Form. Please review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
The Consumers Cooperative Society of Santa Monica Scholarships Program - https://www.innovisionsociety.org/scholarships
The Consumers Cooperative Society of Santa Monica, Inc. is dedicated to supporting education, financial literacy and community service. Eligibility requirements: high school senior applying for, or already accepted as, a full-time student at an accredited college or university and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Please review website for additional information and application..
Kinecta Federal Credit Union- Scholarship Program - https://www.kinecta.org/youth-scholarships/
Eligibility requirements include - any Kinecta member age 24 or younger who is a graduating high school senior applying for, or already accepted as, a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Applicant's Kinecta account must be in good standing. Application includes transcript, copies of SAT or equivalent college/university entrance exam scores, 2 letters of recommendation and essay. Please review website for additional information and application. Applications also available in Counseling Office.
California Alarm Association Youth Scholarship Program - www.CAAonline.org
Applicants must be a graduating senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school. Must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a parent or guardian who meets the following qualifications: 1. the student's school must be located in the state where the parent is a full-time active employee; 2. parent must be a full-time paid member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department. Parent/guardian may also be a volunteer member of a fire department. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular activities and the essay. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Eclipse, Inc. Scholarship Program - http://www.eclipse-inc.org/scholarship-application
ECLIPSE is an organization that is totally committed to assisting and encouraging African-American high school students in successfully completing higher educational goals. High school seniors are encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements are ethnicity, minimum GPA-2.0, letter of recommendation from faculty/staff, and proof of acceptance to a four year college or university. Please mail to ECLIPSE INC., attn: Ms. Lynn Wirt, 20889 E. Apache Way, Walnut, CA 91789. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
The National Catholic College Admission Association (CCAA) - http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/
Scholarship program offered to seniors who are accepted to a National CCAA member such as LMU, USD, USF, St. Mary's College of CA, etc. Award recipients will be selected by a random drawing. Then college information will be verified. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Panhellenic Alumnae South Bay Association Scholarship - www.southbaypanhellenic.com
Scholarship applications are available in Counseling Office or online. Scholarship criteria includes official transcript, 2 letters of rec, 500-word essay, min 3.5 GPA, and application. Applicants must be a resident of the South Bay. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Hollywood Riviera Homeowners Association Scholarship - https://hollywoodriviera.org/riviera-scholars/
Applications available in January in Counseling Office. Must reside in Hollywood Riviera neighborhood, submit 3 letters of recommendation and transcripts including first semester of senior year. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship.
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship - www.icf.org
For Roman Catholic students of Italian descent, 3.2 min GPA. Rank, financial need, leadership roles, letters of rec and extracurricular activities. Transcript, essay 150 words explaining Italian descent. Scholarship applications available in Counseling Office.
Cabrillo Civic Clubs Scholarship - http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/Scholarship.asp
Seniors of Portuguese descent, 3.5 GPA, participate in at least 3 extracurricular activities, 3 ltrs of rec. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rolling Hills Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Program - https://www.rhpvacdst.com/scholarship-application
Applications available online. The Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is offering scholarships to graduating female and male seniors of African American ancestry. The scholarship will be awarded to selected high achieving students who will be graduating from high school by June of this academic year. Scholarship applicants must complete the following criteria: completed application; official high school transcripts; SAT/ACT scores; one-page response to short essay questions; and two letters of recommendation. Please review scholarship application for more details regarding scholarship application.
Torrance Youth Council "Beat the Odds" Scholarship
Torrance Residents, GPA showing marked improvement, succeeding despite but not limited to hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness or personal tragedy. Have overcome odds in personal or academic lives, improved their lives and the lives of others, or have shown strength and determination by achieving excellence in a certain area despite obstacles. Each school should submit at least 5 applicants. Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Office.
Torrance Police Officer's Association Scholarship - www.torrancepoa.com
App delivered by mail to Counseling Office, arrives early Feb., Must be Torrance graduating seniors, up to 10 nominations, 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 2 or 4 yr college, official transcript and two letters of rec, Complete application with photo included. Send app directly to TPOA, 22945 Arlington Ave, Torrance, CA 90501. Scholarship applications available in Counseling Office.
Lucille Rader Education Foundation Scholarship - www.raderfoundation.org
Female students who are Catholic, participates in team sports, min Unweighted 3.2 GPA (or 3.5 weighted), and demonstrates strong moral character. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Japanese American Citizens League- South Bay Chapter - http://www.southbayjacl.org/scholarship_sb.html
South Bay JACL Scholarships are open to students of Japanese American ancestry residing in the South Bay JACL chapter area and are members of the JACL. Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a college or university and are attending Bishop. Kiichi scholarship for Physical and Bio sciences, Kobata for biological sciences, foreign lang, or business, and Gardena Valley is for any senior in any field. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Mu Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Academic Scholarship
Applications available in Counseling Office. Mu Beta Omega Chapter is offering scholarship awards for African-American (females only) high school seniors. Eligibility requirements include applicant must be a senior currently enrolled in high school; must attend a four-year college or university; have achieved a minimum score of 700 on the SAT (or ACT); scholarship application; official high school transcript; two letters of recommendation; and an autobiographical essay. Scholarship application and documents must be mailed by the application deadline.
Torrance Craftsmen's Guild Scholarship - https://www.torrancecraftsmensguild.org/TCG/
Applications available in counseling office. Students must submit at least 2, 8 1/2 x 11, photos of their work with explanations in sewing, quilting, woodworking, woodcarving, ceramics, jewelry making, weaving, sculpture, needle crafts etc., completed application, 2 ltrs of rec. Please review scholarship application for additional requirements.
DUE IN APRIL
LadyLike Foundation Scholarship - http://theladylike.com/
The scholarship is available for high school senior girls with a 3.5 GPA or higher, essay, two letters of recommendation, resume and photograph. Application should be mailed or emailed. All finalists will be contacted and will have to participate in an interview with the LadyLike Foundation Board for the final selection. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the June Scholarship Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 - Scholarship Essay Program - http://www.vva53.org/
Email entries to: scholarships@VVA53.org Essay contest, 500 words, on an In-Country Vietnam Veteran who served on active duty. Student must be a family member of the veteran or have been significantly influenced by him/her. Short biography also required. Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter 53 will award scholarships of $1,000.00 to selected college- or technical-school-bound South Bay area high school seniors. For more information on scholarship, application and essay requirements please see Ms. Sabol in the Counseling Office.
Southern California Association of Governments Scholarship Program - www.scag.ca.gov/scholarship
$4,000 Scholarship and a 2-week internship at a local government planning agency such as SCAG. A 500 word essay describing your interest in urban planning, public policy, and/or public service and future career goals, 2 letters of rec, 3.0 min gpa or higher (unweighted), and must be a high school junior or senior planning on enrolling in higher education after high school graduation. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Honors Graduation Scholarship - www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm
HG is a Utah-based graduation supply company looking to support pursuit of a higher education. There are five different options to complete the project, such as, art, photography, video, music and creative writing. Creativity and Insightfulness will be two of the main criteria. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Courage to Grow Scholarship - https://www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/
To be eligible student must be a Junior or Senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be U.S. citizen. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
DUE IN MAY
I'm First! Scholarship - http://www.imfirst.org/scholarship/
Up to ten graduating high school seniors who will be the first in their family to go to college and are planning to attend a CSO College Partner institution (List of institutions is located on website) will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year, renewable for four years of college). Scholarship winners will serve as bloggers on ImFirst.org to share their college experiences and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students. A letter of recommendation is required and scholarship winners are selected based on academic qualifications such as GPA, SAT/ACT scores or intended majors. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Quirk Law Firm Foster Child Scholarship - http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship/
The Quirk Law Firm, LLP is pleased to offer the Quirk Law Firm Foster Child Scholarship. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and college students who are currently or were placed in foster care, placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver/ foster parent and who will attend a college, community college, 4-year college/university or law school. Applicants must submit an official transcript. Letter of recommendation and resume are optional but recommended. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship - http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/first-generation-college-scholarship/
The Quirk Law Firm, LLP is pleased to offer the Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and college students who will attend a college, community college, 4-year college/university or law school and whose parent(s) did not complete any post high school education. Applicants must submit an official transcript. Letter of recommendation and resume are optional but recommended. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
LM Scholarship Program- https://forklifttraininginseattle.com/training.php
To be eligible student must plan on enrolling into a 2 or 4yr degree program, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. resident, complete application and essay. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
California Water Service Scholarship Program - https://www.calwater.com/community/scholarship/
To be eligible student or the student's parents/guardians must live in one of the Cal Water's service areas. Student must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a high school senior and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four - year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Students must complete each portion of the scholarship application and mail it, along with a current, complete transcript of grades, to Scholarship Management Services, postmarked no later than June 1st. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
California Association of Collectors, Inc. (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation - http://cacesf.org/
CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship.
Sterling Law Offices College Scholarship - http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
To be eligible for scholarship student must be a high school senior who plans on attending post-secondary education full-time and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply. Student must submit transcript, cover letter and 3-5 page essay with scholarship application. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Lift Parts Express Scholarship - http://www.forkliftpartstexas.com/forkliftparts.php
To be eligible student must be between ages 16-21, must be attending school in the fall after graduation, write an essay on the topic described on the website, have a 3.0 GPA or above, and must be a U.S. Resident. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Wells Fargo College Steps Sweepstakes - www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps
When you sign up to receive college tips and tools from Wells Fargo, you'll automatically be entered in the CollegeSteps Sweepstakes. In addition, you will get emails with helpful information designed to help keep you on track with money management and college planning. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.
Courage to Grow Scholarship - http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/
To be eligible student must be a Junior or Senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be U.S. citizen. Review website for additional information regarding scholarship program.