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Scholarships

Updated 2/1
Here you will find scholarships that are sent to us directly from Universities and organizations. In addition, the Senior Bulletin will be saved here and is full of Scholarship opportunities in which students have had success. The Senior Bulletins are located at the bottom of this page.
 
University specific scholarships exist on every campus. Please look to the universities you are applying/accepted to for these University specific scholarships. 
 
Bentley University Bentley recently published a great resource with hints and tips on how to find scholarships. See pdf below titled 'Finding Scholarships' 

 

1/18 Cabrillo Civic Club of California Scholarship. 

Attached is the Application for the Cabrillo Civic Club of California Scholarship.  This Scholarship is for students of  Portuguese Descent. We award $500.00 scholarships each year to deserving students of Portuguese Descent throughout the State of California. See pdf below.  The deadline is March 15, 2023.

 

Caring.com Scholarships for students who are caregivers. We understand that student caregivers may not have the time to scour the Internet to find available scholarships to help them pay for college. That’s why we’re handling some of that research by compiling and updating the below list to ensure they have access to the latest caregiver scholarships and information.    https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers/

 
College Board National Recognition Programs
 
College Board Opportunity Scholarships open to the class of 2022. Ongoing.    https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248
 
11/9 Coolidge Scholarship The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school JUNIOR who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here. https://coolidgescholars.org/selection-criteria/
The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is significant -- only a few new Coolidge Scholarships are awarded each year from a pool of candidates that spans the entire country. Even so, students have reported to us in past years they were glad to have applied even if they didn’t win because the experience helped prepare them for college applications later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarship applicants to participate in the Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid summit gathering and a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for the Senators Program.
The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM eastern time, Thursday, February 23, 2023.
 
1/19 Distinguished Young Women scholarship
ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY- Deadline: Friday, February 17
Who is eligible? Young women from Class of 2024 who:
are involved in school and/or community activities
show outstanding efforts in academics, leadership, athletics or the arts
are interested in earning scholarships for college
There is NO COST to participate.
Applicants apply online: http://distinguishedyw.org/apply-now
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It positively impacts the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes reaching your full potential, includes Life Skills Workshops (co-sponsored locally by Deloitte) and makes available over $1 Billion in scholarships every year. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.
 
The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2024 will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, February 17, 2023 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for up to $30,000 in cash scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2023. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the program! 
 
Fastweb Scholarship Search Engine. Ongoing.     https://www.fastweb.com/
 
8/26 Horatio Alger State Scholarship $10,000 The undergraduate application is available from December 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023. 
To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school JUNIOR in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
 
10/27 KPMG Future Leaders Program - 2023 Application Launch
The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards 22 deserving high school female seniors: 
1.    A scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
2.    A leadership development retreat and ongoing KPMG support 
3.    A pairing with an executive woman mentor for one-year
 Applicant criteria includes:
•    High school female senior planning to enroll in a four-year undergraduate program for the upcoming 2023 fall semester
•    Demonstrate a significant financial need
•    Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential with minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
•    Interest in a business or STEM academic track
•    Letter of recommendation from a nonprofit/community organization
 Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023. An independent selection committee will select and notify the 22 recipients by April 14, 2023. https://kpmgfutureleadersapplication.wufoo.com/forms/slk8tyc19hye3s/
 
1/18 Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
The Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program is awarding 150 scholarships of $5,000 each for students pursuing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates, or industry certifications in specified fields of study. 
To apply, students must be: 
•    U.S. Citizens 
•    High school graduates (or GED equivalent) with less than a bachelor’s degree OR high school seniors  
•    Planning to enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community or state college for the 2023-2024 academic year 
•    Pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential in one of the specified fields of study  
To learn more, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/vocational
 See pdf below. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2023 3:00 pm CT
 
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation    http://www.mcsf.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM255746-&rid=29342607
 
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides undergraduate students, including students pursuing a teaching credential, with family income up to $191,000 and assets up to $191,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), or California Community Colleges with a baccalaureate program. Students may receive the MCS award for up to 4 years depending on education level when awarded.
For more information regarding MCS and eligibility requirements, please visit the CSAC webpage at https://www.csac.ca.gov/middle-class-scholarship.
To apply for the Middle Class Scholarship, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) before the March 2nd deadline. After they have submitted their FAFSA or CADAA, they must establish a WebGrants 4 Students account to monitor their state financial aid. The WebGrants 4 Students website has been updated and now offers enhanced security features and easier navigation. https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/
Linked below you will find the College Preparation Checklist that your high schools can benefit from. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in forwarding this information to your students.
College Preparation Checklist: https://studentaid.gov/resources/prepare-for-college/checklists/12th-grade
 
1/10 Rotary International District 5300 4-Way Test Speech Contest
Public, private and continuation high school stu-dents in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to enter the contest. No student may be a contestant in more than one local club speech contest in any one year. More than one club may recruit contestants from a highschool shared with another club. The Winner of the District Level competition is ineligible to compete in subsequent years
CASH PRIZES - Those contestants who wins the club, group, and regional levels are eligible to compete for the  First Prize of up to $5,000.00 and four Runners-up prizes of up to $1,000.00. Please see website for deadlines and procedures on how to submit. First round of contests will be completed by February 28th. 
 
1/13 Steps for Change Scholarship
The 2023 Steps for Change Scholarship Application is now open! 
Each year, the Wealth by Health Foundation grants $2,000 scholarships to three exceptional high school seniors from low-income families to pursue higher education. This year, the $2,000 scholarship has become renewable for up to 4 years (a total of $8,000). This scholarship is an encouragement for young individuals to transform into community leaders and take initiative on their future goals continuously after high school. Students will be awarded for their academic excellence, community leadership, and a desire for continuous personal growth. We would love to give students from your district the opportunity to receive this scholarship. 
The application deadline is May 1st, 2023.
For more information about our organization and the 2023 Steps for Change Scholarship, please visit www.wealthbyhealth.org/scholarship-programs.
 
1/9 Scholar Dollars Program
Establishing a new initiative to further educational opportunities, CET will award scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending a two- or four-year, or technical college in the next academic year.
Four students will be selected annually to receive $1,000, payable to an educational institution upon proof of enrollment. Application deadline is February 16, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.
TOPIC/PROMPT: How will climate change impact droughts and water supplies in California? Describe something that water agencies, cities, counties or the state could do differently to tackle these threats and ensure long-term water security for the state.
 
1/31 UCLA Alumni Scholarship.
Opened January 1st and closes March 3rd. https://prospective-ugstudents-ucla.academicworks.com/
The Alumni Scholars club at UCLA has reached out to provide students with helpful information regarding these scholarships. Please see pdf's below.
 

Scholarships.com  This is a great free scholarship search engine.      https://www.scholarships.com/

Unigo College Matching and Scholarship, Ongoing.    https://www.unigo.com/