Scholarships

Scholarship Contact: Olga Castro
Olga.Castro@sweetwaterschools.org
Counseling Office
(619) 397-2020


Click on the links below to find information regarding scholarships.  Please pay attention to deadlines and requirements.  For questions regarding any of these scholarships, please contact Ms. Olga Castro in the counseling center.  You may also visit us on instagram @ bvhs_scholarships2016_2017.


SCHOLARSHIPS 2017-2018

Scholarship Counselor – Ms. Castro

olga.castro@sweetwaterschools.org

 

Interested in $ for college?  Apply for scholarships!  There is a lot of money handed out each year in scholarships; however, you must apply.

Scholarships will be posted on three different sites starting at the end of August:

1) Our school website: bvh.sweetwaterschools.org  

Go to our official site and click on “students”. Scroll down and click on “Counseling Center”.  Scroll down and click on “Scholarships”.

2) Follow me on Instagram @bvhs_scholarships2017_2018

3) Follow me on Twitter @ bv_scholarships

 

What can you do now to prepare for Scholarships as they are posted during the 2017-2018 school year?

1) Request two –three letters of recommendation from people who know you well (not relatives).  Maybe a teacher, counselor, or an employer.  Always give these people at least a two week notice and prepare a resume for them so they know what activities you’re involved in.

2) Request at least 2 official transcripts from our school registrar, Graciela Palomino.

3) Submit as many community service hours possible to your social science teacher.  Some scholarships may want students to have a good amount of community service hours, not only the 30 hours required to graduate.

4) Check our school website, twitter, or Instagram and review all scholarships posted.  Some of the scholarships have certain requirements that you must meet (such as GPA) in order to apply.

 

SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

OCTOBER 2017


NAME:  Elks Lodge Teenager of the Month Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Criteria:  Open to seniors who have excelled both academically and in extracurricular activities.  Scholarships are awarded each month throughout the school year.  Please submit applications to Mr. Bill Goulet.  They can be scanned and emailed to:   cvelks2011@gmail.com.  You may also submit the application to Ms. Olga Castro in the counseling center and she will forward it to Mr. Goulet.

Every High School in the district is guaranteed a winner before the next graduation.


NAME:  Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student

AMOUNT:  500 Four-Year Awards

CRITERIA:  Current high school seniors, must be U.S. Citizens, male and female students compete separately, applicants don’t need to be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

APPLY ONLINE:  www.elks.org/scholars/

DEADLINE:  November 27, 2017


NAME:  Horatio Alger Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000

CRITERIA:  Open to high school seniors with plans to attend college in fall 2018.  Students must be U.S. Citizens and demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income).  The scholarship program wants to help students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Students must have:  a minimum 2.0 GPA, involvement in extracurricular activities, and community service hours.

APPLY ONLINE:  www.scholars.horatioalger.org

DEADLINE:  October 25th, 2017


NAME:  Coca-Cola Scholars Program

AMOUNT:  $20,000

CRITERIA:  Open to high school seniors.  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Students will be recognized for making significant contribution to their school and community (extracurricular activities, community service).

APPLY ONLINE:  www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply

DEADLINE:  October 31, 2017


NAME:  2017-2018 Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest- What Patriotism Means To Me

AMOUNT:  Grand Prize $5,000 plus 18 National Awards and Regional/Local Prizes

CRITERIA:  Application is open to Grades 7-12th.  Essay – 350 words or less about “What Patriotism means to me”

APPLY:  www.fra.org/essay

For complete application see Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center

DEADLINE:  December 1, 2017


NAME:  2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

AMOUNT:  Up to $1,000

CRITERIA:  Open to seniors with volunteer service in the past year.

APPLY ONLINE:  www.nassp.org/spirit

DEADLINE:  November 7, 2017


SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


NAME:  The Gates Scholarship

DUE:  September 15, 2017

AMOUNT:  Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Refer to application for more detailed information.

CRITERIA:  A high school senior from at least one of the following ethnicities:  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American.  A US citizen, national, or permanent resident with a minimum 3.3 GPA.  Student must submit FAFSA (financial aid application) for Pell eligibility.  Additionally, a 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.

An ideal candidate will have:

  1. An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10% of his/her graduating
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  3. Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

APPLY:  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

For questions, see Ms. Castro.

 

 


April 18, 2017

PTSA is able to provide a small scholarship, to go towards books and supplies, this year.  Here is the link for more information:

http://bvh-ptsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Senior-Scholarship-Application.pdf

2017-Senior-Scholarship-Application – bvh-ptsa.org

bvh-ptsa.org

Bonita Vista High School PTSA Scholarship Application Scholarships are available to graduating seniors at BVHS in good standing as PTSA members.

NAME:  Judge Lowell Howell Scholarship 2017

AMOUNT:  Two BVHS Seniors will receive a check for approximately $800

CRITERIA:  Students must be attending a college or university in fall 2017.  Applicants must write an essay of at least 200 words- “The Judge Lowell Howell Scholarship will help me by …”  Also submit the application packet which includes:  your resume ( information about your involvement in school activities, leadership, and community service) your transcript, and two letters of recommendation to Ms. Castro in the counseling center.  Once the applications are received, the counselors will review those applications submitted and deliver names to Ms. Nieto at the District office for consideration.

See Ms. Castro for an application.

Deadline to submit complete application packet to Ms. Castro is Friday, May 5th.


NAME:  Alexander Kreiglowa Navy & Marine Corps Dependents Education Foundation Scholarships

AMOUNT:  Up to $60,000 for four years of undergraduate career

*Cannot be used for room and board

CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY:

*Dependent child of active duty, retired, or deceased Naval Service (USN or USMC) resident in the state of California

*Graduating Senior ranked in the top 10% of Class if school ranks or 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher (unweighted grades)

*Evidence of acceptance for Fall 2017 by an accredited 4 year college or university in the United States

Obtain application and info from www.navyleague-sd.com or from Ms. Castro

Mail application to:

San Diego Council United States Navy League

2115 Park Blvd.

San Diego CA 92101

DUE:  Friday, April 14, 2017


NAME:  2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest- Not to be Forgotten:  Legal Lessons of the Japanese Interment.

Award Amount:  1st place $2,000, 2nd place $1,000, 3rd place $500

CRITERIA:  An essay and video contest open to high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands.

Contest rules and entry instructions available at  http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest

Deadline:  April 16th, 2017


NAME:  California Association for Bilingual Education (C.A.B.E.) Scholarship- South Bay C.A.B.E. Chapter 65

AMOUNT:  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior from each high school in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

CRITERIA:  Students must be bilingual (speak, read, and write in a language other than English), 2.5 GPA or higher, financial need, attending a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college in fall 2017.

Recipients and their parents will be honored at our Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 6, 2017 at Rancho Del Rey Middle School.  Scholarship winners must be present.

APPLY:  Applications should be completed and submitted on our website, www.cabe65.org, by Friday, April 21, 2017.


NAME:  San Diego Edinburgh Sister City Society Scottish Ancestry Scholarship – President Dwight D. Eisenhower created Sister Cities in 1956.  Through Sister Cities millions of Americans have learned about the people of their countries, their customs, and similarities as well as differences.  As citizen diplomats we breach historic barriers of geography, history, customs, language, and race to become part of the community of nations.  San Diego’s sister-city affiliation with Edinburgh begani in 1972.  In the years of our relationship with Edinburgh there have been many exchanges including the Youth Symphonies, Teachers, Highland Dancers, Doctors, Disabled Workers and many more.  With this scholarship we are attempting to recognize students in the SD area with Scottish ancestry.

AMOUNT:  $500 for tuition or books

CRITERIA:  Applicants must be a high school senior of Scottish ancestry with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  They must be attending a two or four year accredited college or university in fall 2018 with the goal of pursuing a college degree.  The applicant agrees to use any scholarship funds awarded only at the accredited educational institution for tuition or books within twelve months of the award.

Application available with Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.

Application Process:  Applicants should type or print clearly and provide genealogical proof that they are of Scottish ancestry.  The signed application must be submitted together with an official sealed high school transcript.  A recommendation letter is required from a teacher, counselor, or instructor.  The essay must be 250-500 words in length and be typed and double-spaced.  The applicant and his/her parent or guardian must sign the certification if applicant is under 18 years of age.

 

  • The application, transcripts, genealogical proof and essay must be returned to the San Diego Edinburgh Sister City Society by May 1, 2017.  If any portion is incomplete or not included, the application will not be considered.

 


NAME: Chula Vista Masonic Lodge #626 Scholarship (for students attending SDSU)

AMOUNT:   Up to 3 $1,000 scholarship awards

CRITERIA:  You must be a graduate of a high school in Chula Vista and a freshman at SDSU with demonstrated financial need.  Must apply for FAFSA.

APPLY:  Online through SDSU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at

http://www.sa.sdsu.edu./fao/

DUE:  SDSU must have your FAFSA and scholarship application on file by 4 p.m. on May 1, 2017.

Students can talk to an SDSU Financial Aid Counselor at (619) 594-6323 or visit SDSU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships online at http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/fao/


NAME:  Pack and Bianes Vision Care Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $200

CRITERIA:  Have been accepted to a 4 yr. College/University and majoring in a health care field.

APPLICATIONS available with Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.

Email applications to amanda@packandbianesvision.com  or you may also drop your application off at 890 Eastlake Parkway suite 102 Chula Vista, CA 91914 (during usual business hours).  www.packandbianesvision.com


NAME:  Chula Vista Police Activities League (PAL)/Jim Zoll Scholarship

AMOUNT:  THE COST to complete an Associate Degree or a transfer program to a University or a maximum of 70 college units (subject to review), and applied toward:

 

  • Tuition/Registration fees (for up to four years at Southwestern College)
  • Parking pass or bus pass
  • Books required by instructors for coursework
  • Incidentals related to coursework (ie:  paper, binders, pens, scantrons)
  • One laptop and one printer

 

**Up to a four year maximum time limit, with continuous enrollment during the four year period from the date the scholarship is awarded – summer school enrolment is optional (any portions of the scholarship not used during the time limit, revert back to the PAL/Jim Zoll Scholarship fund).

CRITERIA:

 

  • Live in the City of Chula Vista and attend Bonita Vista High School.
  • Will be a graduate for the academic year 2016-2017.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be attending Southwestern College in the Fall, 2017

 

For more information, contact Nancy Kerwin at (619) 425-9600 ext. 1511

APPLICATIONS available with Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.

DEADLINE: Submit to Ms. Castro no later than Friday, May 5, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.

February 22, 2017

NAME:  NAWIC Scholarship-National Association of Women in Construction is a non-profit association of women employees in all aspects of the construction industry.  It is an international organization with affiliated chapters throughout the USA, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, with sister organizations in New Zealand and South Africa.

AMOUNT:  $1,000

CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY- A male or female student pursuing any college degree who has a parent employed in the San Diego Construction Industry and/or a female student pursuing a college degree in a construction related profession such as Architecture, Construction Engineering, or Construction Management.

Application available on the NAWIC Chapter 21 website:  nawicssd.org

Or with Ms. Castro in the counseling center

DUE:  Postmarked by February 28, 2017


NAME:  Charlotte Mousel Scholarship 2017

AMOUNT- $1,000 at local level 1 South Bay and an additional $2,000 at the SD County level 2

CRITERIA- Students will be asked to write a 1000 word essay answering “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me”.  This scholarship will be given to a 2017 graduating high school senior in honor of Charlotte Mousel who was a woman who loved America!  She worked extensively to promote the California Advocacy Program which has become a model for the other states’ programs.

Applications available with Ms. Castro in the counseling center.

DUE:  March 1, 2017


NAME:  San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation

AMOUNT:  Varies.  Last year, $170,000 was awarded to 170 students

CRITERIA:  Eligibility Requirements:

*Senior in high school in San Diego County

*Be a resident of San Diego County for at least one year

*Plan to attend an accredited college in SD County

*Plan to attend college full time in fall and spring

*Have a financial need

Application and more information are available at sdccf.org

DUE:  March 2, 2017


NAME: Sunflower Scholarship Fund – Powered by Chelsea’s Light Foundation

AMOUNT:   range from $1,000 to $5,000 (for tuition, books, fees, room and board, and moving expenses)

CRITERIA:  The Chelsea’s Light Foundation’s Sunflower Scholarship is a unique funding opportunity offered to academically successful students who are passionate about inspiring positive change in their communities.

*Must be a San Diego County high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA

*Must be attending a 4 yr. college or university as a full time student in fall 2017

*Actively involved in extra-curricular activities

*Actively involved in community service and/or civic involvement

For details and an application see Ms. Castro in the counseling center.

Must be postmarked no later than March 11, 2017


NAME:  Change a Life Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to $5,000

CRITERIA:

*Must be attending a SD County high school

*Senior enrolling in a 4 yr. college or university

*Required minimum GPA of 3.5 from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade

*Must have a minimum ACT score of 21 – or- SAT score of 1060 (test scores on or after 3/2016) or 1500 (test scores prior to 3/16)

* Must be enrolled in or have passed Advanced Placement courses

*Must be at or below HUD income guidelines

*Must be a US citizen or Permanent Legal Resident

*Must provide evidence of extracurricular activities, community service, or employment

*Community service from 9th grade to first semester of 12th grade (minimum of 40 hours)

Apply online at www.changealife.org and select Apply for Scholarships

DUE:  March 15, 2017


NAME:  San Diego Chinese Women’s Association:

AMOUNT:  $1,500

CRITERIA:  Awards are open to both male and female graduating seniors of at least one-quarter Chinese descent with a minimum of 3.0 weighted GPA who will be continue their education in fall 2017.

http://sdcwa.net/scholarships/

DUE:  March 31, 2017


NAME:  James L. McPheters California Coast Credit Union High School Scholarship Program

AMOUNT:  $1,000 to $2,500

CRITERIA:  Student must be a member of CA Coast Credit Union, or the son or daughter or legal ward of a member in good standing.  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan/or be accepted to attend an accredited college or university on a full time basis.

Applications available at calcoastcu.org

DUE:  Postmarked no later than March 31, 2017


NAME:  RB Chorale Music Scholarship 2017

AMOUNT:  Awards of approximately $6,500 (3 awards-$3,000, $2,000, and $1,500)

CRITERIA: Open to all San Diego County High School graduating students with musical talent in voice, piano, string, wind, brass, percussion (no combos), or any other solo instrument.  We are seeking those who plan to continue their education in musical performing arts.

Auditions and interviews will be held on Saturday morning, April 29, 2017, in Rancho Bernardo, CA, starting at 9:30 a.m. (PARTICIPATION IN THIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM REQUIRES THAT THE APPLICANT ATTEND THE AUDITION ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED).  Candidates in this competition will be judged on their musical talent, selection of material, interpretation of their music, memorization, showmanship, appearance, scholastic records, future plans for their music and financial needs, (Extra point value is considered in relation to financial need).  Musical selections should not be longer than five (5) minutes.

The six candidates receiving the highest combined points will be notified of their selection as finalists.  Three of the finalists will perform and compete on Friday night, June 9th and three will perform and compete on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

Applications and detailed instructions available with Ms. Castro in the counseling center.

DUE:  Postmarked no later than April 10th, 2017


NAME:  The R.S Mowry, D.M.D. $500 Academic Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  Must be a senior at Bonita Vista High School with academic merit and acceptance to a college for fall 2017.  A 500 word essay is required on why you feel you should be granted this academic scholarship and how you plan to attain your academic goal.  Be sure to include activities/achievements/life experiences which make you a unique applicant.

This scholarship is given at the sole discretion of Dr. Richard S. Mowry or his designee.

Applications (one page) available with Ms. Castro in the counseling center.

DUE: Friday, April 14, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. at Dr. Mowry’s Office 1040 Tierra Del Rey , Suite 109 Chula Vista, CA 91910


NAME:  Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP)

AMOUNT: If awarded, this scholarship will cover tuition and course-related expenses.

CRITERIA:  High school seniors:

*Who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution

*Have a demonstrated financial need

*Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Extra-curricular activities, work, religious, or volunteer activities

***NOTE:  Only one student per school is able to apply.  See Ms. Castro for an application.

DUE:  Monday, April 17, 2017


NAME:  Alexander Kreiglowa Navy & Marine Corps Dependents Education Foundation Scholarships

AMOUNT:  Up to $60,000 for four years of undergraduate career

*Cannot be used for room and board

CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY:

*Dependent child of active duty, retired, or deceased Naval Service (USN or USMC) resident in the state of California

*Graduating Senior ranked in the top 10% of Class if school ranks or 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher (unweighted grades)

*Evidence of acceptance for Fall 2017 by an accredited 4 year college or university in the United States

Obtain application and info from www.navyleague-sd.com or from Ms. Castro.

Mail application to:

San Diego Council United States Navy League

2115 Park Blvd.

San Diego CA 92101

DUE:  Friday, April 14, 2017


NAME:  Visionary Scholarship Program-American College Foundation

Amount:  $1,000 to $5,000

CRITERIA:  9th-12th grade high school students may apply.  All applications for the American College Foundation (“ACF”) Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:  1)  a completed ACF Visionary Scholarship Application, 2) a copy of the student’s most recent unofficial high school transcript, 3) a 500 word typed, double-spaced for an award.  Applications are judged on the ability to follow guidelines (25%) , grammar and punctuation(25%), and the merit of the written essay (50%).  Applicants must be United States Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens and may be asked to participate in a qualification interview as part of the application process to assist the ACF in ultimately determining the winners.

Apply at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org

Use “Invitation Code” to apply:  _M11659_

DUE:  May 1, 2017


NAME:  2017 Student-View Scholarship Program

AMOUNT:  One $4,000 scholarship, two $1,000 scholarships, ten $500 scholarships

**Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winners will be announced in May, 2017.

Student insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors.  For more info about the company, log onto www.studentinsights.com

DUE:  April 22, 2017


NAME:  Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award – will be awarded to one deserving student nominated from each high school and community college across the United States who embodies the spirit of Rachel Carson in his or her dedication to sustainability and community development.

AMOUNT: $5,000 merit scholarship (renewable annually) to Chatham University

Award recipients receive preferred consideration for the Rachel Carson Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship to attend Chatham University.

Chatham University is located in Pittsburgh, PA, a vibrant town of 70,000 college students, Chatham excels in sustainability, health and lab sciences, business and communication, and arts and humanities

For more information about the award, visit chatham.edu/Rachel-carson-award

 

 

 

BVHS Scholarship bulletin
January, 2017

NAME: San Diego Foundation Scholarships – Apply to multiple $cholarships
AMOUNT: Varies
CRITERIA: Over 100 Scholarships available in one common application. Applicants can be attending a four-year university, community college, or a technical school. A 2.5 minimum GPA is required for most scholarships and participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Application will be available at www.SDfoundation.org/scholarships
DUE: February 1, 2017


NAME: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
AMOUNT: $1,000 & all expenses-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Symposium
CRITERIA: High school students helping improve race relations in their school or community. Application available online @ www.princeton.edu/pprize
DUE: January 31, 2017


NAME: Martin Luther King Memorial Scholarship
AMOUNT: Up to $4,000
CRITERIA: Open to dependents of CTA (CA Teachers Association) members who are a member of the following ethnic groups: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic. Pursuing a degree, credential or certification for a teaching related career in public education in an accredited institution of higher education. Applications available at http://www.cta.org/scholarships
DUE: February 17, 2017


NAME: Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California
Amount: $500
CRITERIA: Open to high school seniors of Portuguese descent. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 weighted GPA for grades 9-12th. Apply at www.cabrillocivicclubs.org
DUE: March 15, 2017


NAME: Athena San Diego Scholarships
AMOUNT: Five (5) Merit Scholarships –minimum of $2,500 per year for two years, and is subject to renewal for two successive years after the scholarship is initially granted (based upon availability of funds) .
CRITERIA: Applicants must be San Diego County graduating high school women who plan to attend a four year university in fall 2017, plan to major in sciences including math, engineering, computer science, Must be a USA Citizen with a valid Social Security Number.
Applications available at http://www.athenasd.org/how-to-apply
Submissions must be made by mail only


NAME: Change A Life Foundation San Diego County Scholarship
AMOUNT: Up to $5,000
CRITERIA: Applicants must be 12th grade students in a SD County public high school enrolling in a four year College or University. Must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade and minimum SAT score of 1500 or ACT score of 21. Applicants must be enrolled or have passed AP courses, must be below HUD income guidelines and must be a USA citizen or Permanent Resident. They must also show evidence of extracurricular activities such as school activities and a minimum of 40 hours of community service.
Apply at: changealife.org and select Apply for Scholarships
DUE: March 15, 2017


BVHS Scholarship bulletin
December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

NAME:  San Diego Foundation Scholarships – Apply to multiple Scholarships

AMOUNT:   Varies

Over 100 Scholarships available in one common application.  Applicants can be attending a four-year university, community college, or a technical school.  A 2.5 minimum GPA is required for most scholarships and participation in extracurricular activities and community service.  Application will be available at :  www.SDfoundation.org/scholarships


DUE:  February 1, 2017

NAME:  Glen Michelson Essay Contest

AMOUNT:  $1,000

CRITERIA:

1)         Applicant must be a member of CSF in his/her senior year

2)         Submissions may not exceed 1,000 words, and must be typed and double-spaced.

3)         Submissions must be received by midnight, December 22nd –Glen’s birthday.

4)         Essays must be the original work of the student.

5)         All entries must be submitted in English

6)         All entries become the property of the California Scholarship Federation

Essays must be submitted to:   www.csfcjsf.wufoo.com/forms/rlxlk3r09qlc70/


DUE:  December 22, 2016

NAME:  Abraham and Lillian Turk Scholarship – Scholarship in memory of Abraham and Lillian Turk who believed every person, regardless of her or his financial means, was entitled to an equal opportunity for a post high school education.

AMOUNT:  Up to $10,000  – 20 scholarships each year

CRITERIA:  Graduating high school seniors who will be attending a two year community college, four-year university, or technical vocational school, who meet the program requirements.


DUE:  March 1, 2017

Here is the link to apply:  http://www.turkscholarship.org

NAME:  Italian Catholic Federation

AMOUNT:  $400

CRITERIA:  Applicants must be Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian Descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 (calculated from Grade 9th to 1st quarter or semester of grade 12th).

*If either Roman Catholic parent or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation,” applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent, or live where Branches are established, to qualify.

To apply, see Ms. Castro in the counseling center for an application or visit their website at www.icf.org


DUE:  March 15, 2017

NAME:  Gettysburg College:  STEM Scholarship for students interested in STEM fields at Gettysburg College (Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics).  STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans and have the opportunity to:

  1. Attend a STEM focused pre-orientation workshop  with other STEM Scholars
  2. Enroll in an exclusive First Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty
  3. Participate in Bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty and a variety of learning activities on and off campus.
  4. Take advantage of various STEM offerings including faculty-student research, peer-mentoring, preferential residence in Gettysburg College’s Science House, and Internship opportunities with industrial partners.

DUE:  Regular Decision admission is January 15, 2017, and students should file both the CSS Financial Aid Profile and FAFSA by January 15th.

For application visit:  www.gettysburgcollege.edu/about/offices/provost/s-stem/stem-scholarship.application.dot




November 9, 2016


November 9, 2016

NAME:  ELKS Teenager of the Month Scholarship AMOUNT:  $500

DUE:  End of each month – ongoing throughout the school year

CRITERIA:  Open to seniors who have excelled academically and who are actively involved in both school and community.  Community service is taken into account here.  Scholarships are awarded each month.

Click here for an application or pick one up with Ms. Castro: http://www.elks.org/SharedElksOrg/lodges/files/2011NewTeenApplication.pdf?CFID=82120918&CFTOKEN=374cc0a876f8a5f6-63381B06-C2B9-1714-BE99C7AA76B4727B

Please turn in completed application and other materials to Ms. Castro in the counseling office.


 

NAME:  Adelante Mujer and Maida Torres-Stanovik Scholarship         AMOUNT:  $500

DUE:  December 9th, 2016

CRITERIA:  The scholarship will be awarded to a female senior of Latina background from the Sweetwater Union High School District.  Applicant must be earning at least a 2.5 GPA and submit a personal statement that covers the following topics: family background, obstacles overcome, purpose of your community involvement and time commitment, person or event that has impacted your life and future direction and goals.  Two letters of recommendation and a transcript must be included.  Winner must also be able to attend the Adelante Mujer Conference the first Saturday in March 2017.  See Ms. Castro for an application.

 


NAME:  John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount:  One four- year college scholarship for a max amount of $5,500.

DUE:  January 27, 2017

CRITERIA:  High school senior with 3.0 or higher GPA, participation in extracurricular activities, and  community service hours.  Parent or legal guardian must be a member in good standing of any local labor union.  If interested, see Ms. Castro for an application.

 


NAME:  Chula Vista Genealogical Society Scholarship                           AMOUNT:  $500

DUE:  March 1, 2017 (to counselors)

CRITERIA:  Open to seniors only.  Students must interview a Veteran of their choice and write a 350-500 word essay based on the interview.   Please follow guidelines and detailed instructions (very important).  If interested please see Ms. Castro for an application.

 


NAME:  Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $2,000

DUE:  January 18, 2017

CRITERIA:  Seniors with at least one parent of Hispanic/ Latino origin, strong academic performance, and passionate about giving back to the community.  Applications available at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-schoalrships

 


 

NAME:  Ford Scholarship- Salute to Education Scholarship

AMOUNT:  150 –  $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to SD County students

DUE:  Applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 17, 2017

CRITERIA:  Open to seniors who have excelled in school and /or community activities.   Students must be continuing their education at a technical/vocational school, junior college or university. Selection criteria will be based on:  personal character, goals, faculty recommendation.  If interested see Ms. Castro for an application.

 


NAME:  ELKS Teen of the Month

DUE:  End of each month – ongoing throughout the school year                             AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  High school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must submit paper application, unofficial transcript, and short essay prompt.  See Ms. Castro for an application.


NAME:  Horatio Alger Association

DUE:  October 25, 2016                                                 AMOUNT:  Range in value from $7,000-$25,000

CRITERIA:  High school senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  U.S. Citizen involved in extracurricular activities.  Demonstrate academic promise, financial need, and overcoming personal adversity.  Apply online:  www.scholars.horatioalger.org


NAME:  Prudential Spirit of Community Award

DUE:  November 8, 2016                                                            AMOUNT:  $1,000

CRITERIA:  High school senior who participated in community service this past year.  Complete student application and the student/parent agreement.  Apply online:  www.nassp.org/spirit


NAME:  ELKS National Foundation

DUE:  November 30, 2016                                                AMOUNT:  Varies (up to full tuition for 4 yrs)

CRITERIA:  Must be a high school senior and U.S. Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Apply online:  www.elks.org/mvs


NAME:  Education Matters Scholarship

DUE:  November 30, 2016                                                          AMOUNT:  $5,000

CRITERIA:  Must be a senior or junior and a U.S. legal resident.  Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:  “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”  Apply online:  www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarships


August 29, 2016

NAME:  Courage to Grow Scholarship

DUE:  August 31, 2016 (or last day of each month)     AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  You must be a junior or senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better.  U.S. citizens only please.  You must submit an essay explaining in 250 words or less, “Why do you believe you should be awarded this essay.”  Details and application available at http://www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/  


NAME:  QuestBridge Scholarship

DUE:  September 27, 2016                                                    AMOUNT:  TBD

CRITERIA:  High school senior, top 5% – 10% of senior class.  Student must be from a household earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four.  Planning to apply/attend one of the colleges listed on the website.  Apply online at http://apply.questbridge.org/apply/


NAME:  AES Engineering Scholarship

DUE:  October 6, 2016                                                            AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  High school senior.  Submit a 500 – 1000 word essay in answer to the following question:

“When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?”  Detailed information available online at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm


NAME:  Better Business Bureau Foundation – 2016 Torch Awards Scholarship Essay Program

DUE:  Monday, October 17th 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.                

Amount:  Five cash scholarship awards in the amounts of $1500, $1250, $1000, $750, and $500

CRITERIA:  A member of the graduating class of 2017 or 2018.  Applicant must submit an application and write an essay.  The theme for the essay is “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in Our Community.”  The essay must be no longer than 400 words on this topic, which should include one of their viewpoints as well as examples, when applicable.  Applications are available online at http://www.bbb.org/sdoc/programs-services/scholarship-opportunities/torch-award-scholarship/.


Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

DUE:  October 31, 2016

AMOUNT:  $2,000

CRITERIA:  Applicant must submit a complete scholarship application online at the sponsor’s website (www.unigo.com/ourscholarships).  Also, submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:  “Imagine that your high school has been overrun with zombies.  Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead.  Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you will hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.”


NAME:  Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

DUE:  October 31, 2016

Amount:  $20,000 for Coca-Cola Scholars and a $1000 educational stipend for Regional Finalists

Criteria:   High school senior with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.  Details and application at

https://connect.coca-colascholars.org/scholarships/application-2017/2017-login


NAME:  Americanism Essay Contest 2016-2017

DUE:  December 1, 2016

AMOUNT:  Grand Prize: $5,000 plus 18 National Awards and Regional and Local Prizes

CRITERIA:  Students grades 7th -12th.  Applicant must submit an essay of 350 words or less on “What Memorial Day Means to Me.”   Cover page and essay requirements available at www.fra.org/essay.


NAME:  UNIGO $10K Scholarship

DUE:  December 31, 2016 AMOUNT:  $10,000

CRITERIA:  Applicant must submit an application online and write a 250 word essay on “Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you?  Why?” www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship


NAME:  Medical Assistant Degrees Healthcare Scholarship 2016

DUE:  December 31, 2016                                     AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  Applicants must be US Citizens, full time students, and 18 years of age at the time of disbursement.  Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1000 words on the topic “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field.”  The essay must be original and entirely their own work.  Any essay that contains plagiarized content or false information will be automatically disqualified.  Applications are available at http://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/

May 13, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Bonitafest 2016 Junior Host and Hostess

Amount: Varies

Junior Hosts and Hostesses are selected to represent the community as Bonitafest Junior Host
and Hostess. These community ambassadors attend Bonitafest planning meetings as advisors,
officiate at Bonitafest events and represent the teenagers of our community. Both Host and
Hostess will receive college scholarships and the opportunity to meet elected officials,
community leaders and members of the business community.

Essay Required:

Applicants must submit an essay of not more than 500 words about yourself and why you would be a good fit as 2016 Bonitafest Host or Hostess. As a participating member of your community, define what community means to you and what your personal goals were in making it better through your contributions of service.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016 11:59 PM.

Email to: Mrs. Carolyn Gibbs at: cjgibbs1@cox.net

Click here for more information.


April 28, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name:  South Bay Social Club Educational Scholarship

Amount: $500

A total of two $500 college scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors with San Diego County.  Awardees will be notifies by fastest means available in May of their senior graduating year.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen who resides in San Diego County.
  • Must be a full-time senior at the time of application.
  • Must have a minimum accumulative GPS of 3.0 (You must submit a high school transcript with your application).
  • Must provide proof of acceptance to a four-year university or junior college at the time the scholarship is awarded.

500 Word Essay: 

Applicants must submit a 500-word typed written essay addressing the following statement:

As a participating member of your community, define what community means to you and what your personal goals were in making it better through your contributions of service.

Application Deadline:  May 20, 2016 11:59 PM.  No Exceptions.

Email to:  Southbaysocialclub.cv@gmail.com

Click here for application and here more information.


April 18, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


 Name:  Lighthouse Cares Foundation

Amount:  $500

The lighthouse Cares Foundation was established in 2006 in order to serve and help meet various needs in the community.  Through the years, the Foundation has collaborated with various organizations to provide weekly feedings in the Chula Vista area and provide food baskets to families in need.  It is the Foundation’s mission to continue helping others by hosting Blood Drives, participating in Toys for Tots distributions, aiding those affected by natural disasters, sponsoring orphanages in Mexico and providing assistance to local students.

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to ONE graduating senior from EACH of the following SUHSD schools:  Bonita Vista, Castle Park, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Hilltop, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Olympian, Otay Ranch, San Ysidro, Southwest and Sweetwater.

Criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior with minimum overall weighted 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum 100 hours of school documented community service
  • Continuing their education in Fall 2016 (2-year, 4-year or Vocational)
  • 500 word essay “How has your service positively impacted your community?”
  • (1) – Letter of Recommendation from organization where service was completed
  • (1) – Letter of Recommendation from Teacher/Counselor
  • (1) – Copy of Transcript

Click here to download the application.


March 9, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name:  South Bay C.A.B.E. Chapter 65 (California Association for Bilingual Educators)

Amount: $1,000

South Bay CABE is once again awarding scholarships to high school seniors.  The purpose of these scholarships is to support students who are determined to further their education and pursue a college degree.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior from each high school in the Sweetwater Union School District. 

Students must be filingual (speak, read and write in a language other than English).  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, have financial need, and plan on attending a two-year of four-year college or university in the fall of 2016.

Recipients and their parents will be honored at our Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 14, 2016 at Rancho Del Rey Middle School.

Applications should be completed and submitted on their website:  www.cabe65.org

Look at the top of the screen and click on “Scholarship Info”

Deadline:  Friday, April 22, 2106.  Questions can be directed at:  filemon.Jara@sweetwaterschools.org


March 2, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name:  Chula Vista Police Activities league (PAL)/Jim Zoll Scholarship

Amount:  One scholarship per year to Southwestern College to cover cost to complete an Associate Degree or a maximum of 70 college units

It is PAL’s goal to assist an individual in completing a college degree who might not have the monetary means to achieve such a goal.  Typically, this might be a student who struggles but is trying his or her hardest.

Click here for application and further information

Deadline:   May 6, 2016


Name:  County of San Diego

Amount:  $2,500

For students whose parents participate in the County’s Deferred Compensation Plan and who have a child or grandchild who is a high school senior, then there is a scholarship opportunity available to them.  Parent or grandparent must participate in a NACo 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.  Each student is required to write an essay on why saving for retirement is important.  Scholarship recipients are selected from hundreds of applicants from arougn the country.  Past scholarships have been awarded to children of San Diego County employees.

To learn more visit:  https://www.mydcplan.com/iApp/tcm/mydcplan/ad/index.jsp


Name:  Jessie Klicka Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  between $1,000 and $2,000.

San Diego City and County High School Seniors who have financial need are eligible to apply to receive a $1,000 – $2,000 a year scholarship to a 4-year university.

For more information and application click here.

Deadline:   Return to Mr. Smith in the BVH Counseling Center by March 14, 2016.  I will select two and forward to the committee.


Name:  Sweetwater Woman’s Club

Amount:  $1,000

The Sweetwater Woman’s Club will be awarding 12 $1,000 scholarships with the hopes of giving one to each high school in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

Click here for application or visit:  www.sweetwaterwomansclub.org

Deadline:   April 22, 2016


Name:  Pack & Bianes Scholarship

Amount:  $200

Pack & Bianes Optometry is offering to the graduating Class of 2016 the opportunity to apply for a $200 scholarship.  Applicants must attend a four-year university or college in the fall and also plan to pursue a career in the medical field.

Click here for application

Deadline:   April 30, 2016


 Name:  Judge Lowell Howell Scholarship 2016

Amount:  Either one scholarship of $1,587.53 or two at $793.76

Applicants must write an essay of at least 200 words – “The Judge Lowell Howell Scholarship will help me by…”  Also, submit the application packet which includes:  your resume that details information about your involvement in school activities, leadership and community service, your transcript, and two letters of recommendation to Mr. Smith.  Once the applications are received, the counselors will review those applications submitted and deliver names to Ms. Nieto at the District office for consideration.

Click here for application

Deadline:   May 3, 2016 to Mr. Smith in the Bonita Vista High Counseling office


Name:  California Coast Credit Union Cares Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  12 scholarships will be awarded – two (2) $2,500 scholarships $ ten (10) $1,000 scholarships

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a member of California Coast Credit Union, or the son or daughter or legal ward of a member in good standing.
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average, or equivalent, of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be accepted by or plan to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis
  • Submit an application packet with all required components, postmarted no later than March 31, 2016.

Click here for more details and application


Name:  GNGF Greenberg & Greenberg Scholarship

Amount:  $2,000

This scholarship is open to any high school senior or college student in California. He or she must be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institute in 2016. A minimum GPA is not required. To apply, the applicant will create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how they find inspiration. This could be in many different forms; we just want to find out what is personal to the student! Also, the applicant will tell us how this scholarship will help them reach their goals! They will then upload their video to YouTube. Applications are due April 15, 2015. The winner will be announced within two weeks of decision.

Here is more information about the scholarship: http://danielgreenberglaw.com/scholarship/


Name:  California School Administrators Scholarship Application

Amount:  Two $1,000 Scholarships

In an effort to encourage outstanding future education leadership, the Region 18 Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and San Diego County School Boards Association will provide two $1,000 college/university scholarships for high school seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Show proven academic success with a least a 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Are involved in community service
  • Who may not necessarily qualify for other financial aid
  • Are pursuing a career in education as a teacher or other certificated employee

Click here for application

Deadline:   Application packets must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2016


Name:  Change a Life Foundation

Amount:  Up to $5,000

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be attending a San Diego County Public High School
  2. Must be a 12th grade student enrolling in a four-year college or university
  3. Must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 from grade 9 to the first semester of 12th grade
  4. Must have a minimum SAT score of 1500 or minimum ACT score of 21
  5. Must be enrolled in and/or have passed Advanced Placement courses (AP courses).
  6. Must be at or below HUD income guidelines. (see website for guidelines)
  7. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
  8. Must show evidence of extracurricular activities such as school activities, community involvement, and/or employment.
  9. Community service from 9th grade to first semester of 12th grade (minimum of 40 hours)

Visit:  http://changealife.org/scholaship-program/apply/

Deadline:   March 16, 2016


Name:  Cesar Chavez Commemorative Scholarship

Amount: Students have a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize and a laptop.

Available to grades 9 – 12

Click here for more details and application

Deadline:   Friday, February 26, 2016


Name:  NAWIC Scholarship (National Association Of Women in Construction)

Amount:  Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are being offered for the 2016 school year to:

  • A male or female student pursuing any college degree who has a parent employed in the San Diego Construction industry; and
  • A female student pursuing a college degree in a construction related profession such as Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Funds permitting, a third scholarship will be awarded to an additional student under either category.

Click here for more details and application

Deadline:   March 10, 2016


February 24, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


 Name: Phil and Alice Creaser Education Foundation 2016

Amount: Amounts in the past have varied between $4,000 and $5,000

Attention Seniors:   If you have excellent grades, extensive extra-curricular activities, leadership experience, and/or community involvement, then consider applying for the Phil and Alice Creaser Education Foundation 2016 Scholarship.  Several scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding seniors in the Sweetwater School District.

Click here for application and details.

Deadline:    Submit application with essay and attached transcript to Mr. Brian Smith in the Bonita Vista High Counseling Office by March 15, 2016


February 3, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: 420 Remix PSA (Public Service Announcement) Contest

It’s time for the North Coastal Prevention Coalition annual 420 Remix PSA Contest.  The purpose of the contest is to engage youth in developing messages for their peers to increase youth perception of harm from marijuana use, and decrease marijuana use by youth. The contest is open county-wide to  middle and high school students.  Groups and individuals may enter.  This year NCPC will fund three cash prizes:  1st place – $500, 2nd place – $250 and 3rd  place – $100. There are three topics to pick from:

  • The negative impact of youth marijuana use on physical or emotional health.
  • The negative impact of youth marijuana use on achieving your goals.
  • The negative impact of marijuana legalization on youth marijuana use.

Reminder! There is a strict 30 second video time limit this year

See the flier here.

Get started working on your entry today – more contest details can be found on the NCPC website http://northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org/get-involved/


Name:  Sunflower Scholarship Fund on behalf of Chelsea’s Light Foundation

Amount:  $2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is a unique funding opportunity offered to academically successful students who are passionate about inspiring positive change in their communities.  Eligibility and required supplemental information is listed on the application which can be accessed below and/or visit the website at:  www.chelseaslight.org

Click here for application and information.

Their Sunflower Scholarship Fund is fueled by the proceeds of their annual Finish Chelse’s Run 5K.

Deadline:  Must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.


Name:  Joshua’s Pest Control Scholarship

Amount:  $500

Joshua’s Pest Control Scholarship is offering one $500 scholarship to any senior continuing with further education for the fall semester of 2016.

Criteria:  Must be attending higher education in fall of 2016.  They will also need a copy of the college acceptance letter.  Students must write a 1,000 word essay on “Which world would you rather live in – Harry Potter or Star Wars and why?”

Deadline:  April 29th, 2016.  Email essay and a copy of acceptance letter to:  mesha.b@joshuaspestcontrol.com


Name:  Oz Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  not listed

Oz Foundation is a family organization that has funded the college education of students from low-income backgrounds.  The ideal candidate is someone who is presently attending high school or college and has demonstrated that he or she is capable of college/university work but does not have the financial resources to attend college. If accepted, recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA per term and complete at least 12 units each quarter/semester while attending college to remain eligible.

Click here for application.

Deadline:  June 4, 2106


Name:  Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  $250 to $2,500 for the 2016-17 academic year

Scholarship applicants must be permanent residents of San Diego County, Imperial County or Southern Riverside County.  Scholarship applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Students currently being treated for epilepsy

OR

  1. Full-time college or university students involved in epilepsy research projects.

Click here for more details.

Deadline:  May 1, 2016


Name:  Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Amount:  50 Scholarship each up to $25,000

College bound and community-minded.  Buick encourages the following students to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-17
  • Those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Visit:  www.buickachievers.com

Deadline:  February 29, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)


Name:  San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation

Amount:  Last year $140,000 was awarded to 140 students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a senior in a high school in San Diego County
  • Be a resident of San Diego County for the last year.
  • Plan to attend an accredited college in San Diego County
  • Plan to attend college full-time in fall and spring
  • Have financial need

There is no minimum GPA or citizenship requirement

Visit:  apply@sdccsf.org

Call or Text 619-354-7974

Deadline:  March 2, 2016


Name: Navy and Marine Corps Dependents Education Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Up to $15,000 per year for tuition, books, and fees for a maximum of 4 years

Eligibility:

Dependent child of active duty, retired, or deceased Naval Service (USN or USMC) resident in the state of California

Graduating Senior ranked in the top 10% of Class if School ranks or 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher (Unweighted Grades)

Evidence of acceptance for Fall 2016 by an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

Deadline:  April 8, 2016

Obtain application and information from:  www.navyleague-sd.com

Mail application to:

San Diego Council, Unites States navy League

2115 Park Blvd.

San Diego, CA  92101

Attn: Scholarship Committee


Name:  AT&T APCA Scholarship (APCA – Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional Community Advancement

Amount:  $2,000

APCA is an employee resource group of AT&T and they are seeking qualified applicants for its 2016 National APCA Scholarship Program.  They will award 28 $2,000 scholarships.  For 2016, applicants from Southern California who are not awarded a national scholarship will automatically be considered for scholarships worth $1,000 each.

The application package can be downloaded from their website at http://www.apca-att.org/scholarship.html

Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

  • All full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum unweighted GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in Fall 2016.
  • Applicants who are United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Deadline: The application must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 31, 2016.


Name: HACEMOS Scholarship Foundation

The HACEMOS Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 HACEMOS Scholarship Program. Applications are now being accepted online through https://www.scholarsapply.org/hacemos and are due February 20, 2016.

The HACEMOS Scholarship Program is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage and/ or dependents of HACEMOS members to obtain a college degree. The award amount is $1,500 for students attending two-year colleges and $2,500 for students attending four-year colleges during the 2016-2017 academic year. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths, and leadership.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Eligibility:           

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Ø Be of Hispanic heritage OR be a dependent* child of an active HACEMOS member.

Ø Current high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates 25 years of age or younger as of the application deadline.

Ø Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, or university located in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Ø Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree.

Ø Have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent).

*Dependent child is defined as a biological, step- or legally adopted child living in the member’s household or primarily supported by the member.

Open to DREAMers? There is no request for citizenship status.

Scholarship Deadline: February 20, 2016

Awards: The only mode of application will be a web-based e-application. The recipient selection process includes the consideration of academic performance, financial need, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Additional information: Visit www.hacemos.org and click on “Contact Us.”

Don’t forget to visit http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/ for additional scholarship opportunities.


Name: The San Diego Chinese Women’s Association

This association would like to invite graduating high school seniors of Chinese descent to apply for merit scholarships of $,1500.  In 2015, they awarded scholarships to six San Diego high school students.

Eligibility information and application forms can be found on their association website at:  http://sdcwa.net/scholarships/

Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, March 30, 2016 for consideration.

You may also contact the following Scholarship Committee Co-Chair if you have any questions:  Tanya Chen   tanyadell@aol.com


Name:  Dr. R.S. Mowry, D.M.D. Academic Scholarship

Amount: $500

This scholarship is given on academic merit and perceived future potential.  It is given at the sole discretion of Dr. Richard S. Mowry or his designee.  All decisions are final.  Dr. Mowry and the winning student will be photographed at his office at a time mutually agreed.

Click here for application.

Deadline:  Friday, April 15, 2016.


Name:  Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California

This club is awarding scholarships to students of Portuguese descent who is also a USA citizen or permanent resident.

Please click here for application and more information.

Deadline:  March 15, 2016.


January 27, 2016 Scholarship Bulletin


Name:  San Diego State University Scholarship

Students who anticipate going to San Diego State University may click on the links below to search for scholarships that they might be interested in:

2015-2016 SDSU Scholarships Accepting Online Applications from First-Time Freshmen

Information, Scholarship Search Engine, and Online Scholarship Application System: www.sdsu.edu/scholarshipsearch

All online application deadlines are Friday, February 13, 2015 at 3 PM PST unless otherwise indicated

Student can search for them here as well:
http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/financialaid/sdsuscholarshipshowtosearch.aspx

For deadlines of each scholarship cycle, students must visit:
http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/financialaid/sdsuscholarshipswhentoapply.aspx


Name:  American Legion Scholarship -Post 434 Chula Vista

Amount:  $1,000

The American Legion of Chula Vista is sponsoring an essay contest addressing:  “Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd elected President of our nation” – Write an essay about his presidency.  Your essay should be between 500 and 600 words only.  Over 600 words will incur a 10 point penalty as will essay under 500 words.

On a separate sheet of paper, please address the following:

  1. Which college/university/academic institution do you plan to attend and which major will you pursue?
  2. Do you have any family member who served in the military past or present? Tell us about them.

Staple that page and a copy of your high school transcript to the application.  Please DO NOT include letters of recommendation in the package.

Requirements:  You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible

Deadline:  All applications must be received at Post 434 by February 7, 2016

Click here for application.

Submit your application to:

Maurice Boulanger

3rd Vice Commander

Scholarship Chairman

American Legion Post 434

47 5th Avenue

Chula Vista, CA  91910


Name:  Point Loma Credit Union Scholarships

Amount:  Three $2,500 scholarships

Point Loma Credit Union (PLCU) will grant thee $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2016.  Their scholarship committee will make selections based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay submitted with the application.  An application form can be downloaded from their website at www.plcu.com beginning in January.  Applications will be accepted between January 15 and March 31, 2016.  Scholarship winner will be notified by June 1, 2016.

PLCU scholarships are available only to members of the credit union.  Students who are not currently credit union members are welcome to join in order to apply for a scholarship.  Anyone who lives, works or worships in San Diego County is eligible for membership in PLCU.  Students may obtain membership applications at any of their branches or by call the Call Center at 858-495-3400.  All that is required is a $5 membership fee and an initial opening deposit of $5.


Name:  Athena Pinnacle Scholarships

Amount:  $2,500 scholarships

Athena will award five merit Scholarships to San Diego County graduating high school women who:  1)  will be attending a four-year university in the 2016 school year  2)  plans to have a career in the sciences including math, engineering, or computer science  and 3)  is a U.S. Citizen with a valid social security number.

Click here for more detailed information and application.

The application is also posted on the Athena website at Http://athenasd.org/pinnacle-scholarship/

Deadline:  Monday, February 29, 2016.


December 2, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Education and Scholarship Resources for women interested in computer science

The team at Computer Science Online has recently updated their guide to help women interested in computer science and other innovative technology fields. You can find the guide here: http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-programs-for-women/

They created this resource to help spark interest in CS in young girls and to help women pursue an education and career in this dynamic field. Readers will find tips for picking a CS program, lists of women-only Computer Science-related scholarships, and much more.  Visit the above-listed website for the scholarships listed below.

Computer Science Scholarships for Women

As a way to bridge the gender gap, many computer science scholarships are geared specifically to helping female computer science students pay for college. These include:

Ann Arbor Women in Computing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Ann Arbor chapter of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC-AA). It is open to female students in an institution accredited for higher education in Washtenaw County.

Carnegie Mellon Executive Women’s Forum INI Fellowship

The Information Networking Institute (INI) partners with the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), to offer a full scholarship to an incoming INI student. The scholarship is sponsored by Alta Associates, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in Information Security, IT Audit, Risk Management and Privacy.

CWIT Scholars

CWIT Scholars receive four-year scholarships ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 per academic year for in-state students, and from $10,000 – $22,000 per academic year for out-of-state students, to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses. Each CWIT Scholar participates in special courses and activities and receives mentoring from faculty and participating members of the IT and engineering communities.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Anita Borg, who believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives, Google awards this scholarship of $10,000 to female undergraduates based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership.

Michigan Council of Women in Technology High School Senior Scholarship

Girls Exploring Together- Information Technology is a $5,000 award, renewable for four years. It is made possible by corporate sponsors and volunteer efforts of nearly 200 active MCWT members.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Recipients, selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education, receive two engraved awards: one for her, and one for her school’s trophy case. They also receive opportunities for scholarships, internships, research experiences, and other educational and employment opportunities provided by NCWIT member organizations.

Palentir Scholarship for Women in Technology

Scholarships range from $1,500 to $10,000. Finalists are flown to Palentir headquarters in Palo Alto, California to participate in a two-day workshop with women to experience their work, culture, and the Bay Area.

SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship

The SAE Foundation awards scholarship money to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate students to develop the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer. U.S. female students who are high school seniors planning to enroll full time in an ABET-accredited engineering program are eligible for this award.

Sony G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program

Sony Online Entertainment awards $10,000 to one woman interested in the video game industry. The scholarship pays educational expenses to gain knowledge and skills in the video game design field.

SWE Scholarships

SWE disburses over 200 new and renewed scholarships supporting women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. One application covers all scholarships.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program

Multiple awards of $2500 are given to undergraduates planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or related fields. Winners are chosen based on academic performance, an essay, and level of participation in community services and/or extracurricular activities.


Name: Glenn Michelson Award

Amount:  $1,000

This $1,000 award is available to all seniors who are members of an active chapter of CSF.

To apply, students must write an essay in response to the following prompt:

Since 1921 when CSF was established with the motto, “Scholarship for Service,” members throughout California, including you, have performed a variety of community service activities. If you were given the opportunity, how do you envision an expansion/improvement of a service project in which you participated?

Please submit your response to the prompt using this form by December 22, 2015.

Find the form and more information at:  http://csf-cjsf.org/michelson/

The winning essay will be selected by a committee comprised of California Scholarship Federation board members. Essays will be evaluated on the basis of (1) relevance to the prompt and (2) quality of writing. Honesty and academic integrity will be expected of all submissions, and any occurrence of plagiarism is unacceptable. Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in automatic disqualification.

The winning student and his/her adviser will be notified by the selection committee by mid-February.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the CSF Central Office

www.office@csf-cjsf.org


Deadline:  December 22, 2015

Name: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego Scholarships

Amount:  $1,500 to $3,000

The MLKCCSD is a non-profit charitable organization that will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in the areas of visual and performing arts.  All qualified San Diego County high school seniors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sex, are encouraged to apply.  (Applicants must be U.S. citizens)

Applications can be obtained from the website: mlkccsd.org/grants.html


Name: The San Diego Foundation

Amount:  Varying Amounts

In 2015, The San Diego Foundation awarded $2.3 million in scholarships to more than 900 students, making The Foundation the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County.  There are many scholarships offered through the Foundation.  You select the scholarships that appeal or apply to you. Opportunities are available for San Diego County residents pursuing a higher education locally and nationally.  Apply as early as December 2nd, if you have:

  • Commitment to your education
  • Potential for success in college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for many scholarships
  • Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience
  • Financial need (including middle income families)

Learn more at SDFoundation.org/Scholarships

Contact the Scholarships team at 619-814-1343 or scholarships@sdfoundation.org

Students must complete a 2016 Common Scholarship Application to be considered for the many scholarships awarded by The Foundation.  Additionally, students must complete a FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid beginning on January 1st, 2016.

 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be open beginning January 1, 2016. In order to submit your FAFSA, you and your guardian will both need to create an FSA ID. The FSA ID is replacing what was previously known as the FAFSA PIN.

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information. Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Do not give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.

If you have not already done so, visit fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm to create a username and password for both you and your guardian. This will ensure you both have your FSA ID ready when you fill out the FAFSA in 2016.

The San Diego Foundation Common Application goes live on December 2, 2015.

Click here for the flyer.

Click here for tips for a competitive scholarship application.

Deadline:  February 3, 2016 (2:00 p.m.)


November 18, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Abraham and Lillian Turk Scholarship Program

Amount:  Up to 20 awards for up to $10,000 each.  This scholarship is available now through March 1, 2016, only for San Diego County residents.  This is an opportunity for graduating high school seniors who plan to attend accredited, not-for-profit tow-year or four-year colleges, universities and technical and vocational schools.  Funds are for the first year of school with no guarantee of ongoing assistance, though scholarship recipients may apply for future support.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  There is no grade point average requirement.   Additional guidelines and the application may be found at www.turkscholarship.org

Feel free to contact sharn@jcfsandiego.org or 858-279-2740 to have your questions answered.  Deadline is March 1, 2016.


NameKarangalan Filipino Educator Scholarship 2015-16

Karangalan is a Tagalog word that means, “pride, dignity, and honor”. The Karangalan Scholarship, sponsored by the friends and family of the Filipino educators of the Sweetwater Union High School District, will be awarded to outstanding Filipino American senior students in the Sweetwater Union High School District who have demonstrated excellence in academics and community involvement.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a high school senior of Filipino/Filipino-American descent enrolled in the Sweetwater Union High School District.
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 college weighted GPA
  3. Have applied to a 4 year college/university as a full-time student

Visit:  http://magkaisahsc.blogspot.com/  for more details

Click here for application and information


Name: Peter Chortek Leadership Award

Amount: $3,600 Stipend

Are you a Jewish high school student in San Diego who practices tikkun olam?  Do you demonstrate excellence in community service, leadership and philantrhropy?

The Peter Chortek Leadership Award recognizes high school students who inspire others through a volunteer service project that displays their initiative, passion and positive spirit.  This award is based on the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Click here for flyer that details more information.

Due:  Apply by December 21, 2015.

Visit:  www.jcfsandiego.org/pcla

Contact Sharyn Goodson at sharyn@jcfsandiego.org or call 858.279.2740


Name: Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Email: lucy.lidot@varsitytutors.com
Website: http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
Scholarship: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship


Name: Prindle Institute for Ethics

DePauw University is very happy to announce the annual Prindle Institute High School Essay Contest. Each year, the Prindle Institute awards high school students for the best essays on a topic of ethical concern. This year, we will award up to five high school students $300 each for their winning essays.  This year’s topic is humanitarian intervention. The question we would like high school students to consider is whether the United States should intervene in countries where human rights violations are occurring.  Please encourage your students to submit to this year’s contest for the opportunity to win a cash award and have their essay featured on The Prindle Post.

For more information on how to enter, visit here: http://www.prindlepost.org/highschoolessay/


Name: Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Distinguished Young Women of San Diego County is part of a nationwide program that awards scholarships for young women’s achievement.  If you are a girl in the Class of 2017 ( a present junior) who is involved in school and/or community activities, outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics or the arts and interested in earning scholarship for college, then consider signing up today at www.DistinguisedYW.org

Questions?  E-mail:   www.sandiego@DistinguishedYW.org

Click here for more information

Deadline is January 15, 2016


Name: Ford Scholarship – Salute to Education Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Open to San Diego County high school graduating seniors.  Students must be continuing their education at a technical/vocational school, junior college, college or university.  Selection criteria will be based on:  school and/or community activities, personal character, goals, and faculty recommendation.  The Ford Dealers of San Diego County will award a minimum of 150 $1,000 scholarships, with one of the lucky Salute to Education scholarship recipients winning a new Ford vehicle.

Click here for application and more information.

Due:  Application deadline is February 19, 2016.

Visit:  www.salutetoeducation.com


November 9, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Elks Lodge Teenager of the Month Scholarship

Amount: $500

Criteria: Open to seniors who have excelled academically and who are actively involved in both school and community. Community service is taken into account here.  Scholarships are awarded each month.

Please turn in applications to Mr. Smith in the Counseling Office.

Click here for application.

Due:  The first of each month until April


Name:  Adelante Mujer and Maida Torres-Stanovik Scholarship

Amount:  $500

This scholarship will be awarded to a female senior of Latina background from the Sweetwater Union High School District.  Applicant must submit a personal statement that covers the following topics:  family background, obstacles overcome, purpose of your community involvement and time commitment, person or event that has impacted your life and future direction and goals.  Two letters of recommendation and a transcript must also be included.

Deadline:   December 11, 2015

Click here for application and more information


November 5, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount:  $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient)

Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program.  In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).

Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities.

Download more information here.

Visit:  ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org

E-mail:  www.reaganfoundation.org   Phone:  1-800-410-8354

Deadline:    January 7, 2016


Name:  2016 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

The APYLP reaches out to Asian and Pacific Islander youth in California to build on their understanding of what it means to be Asian and Pacific Islander American students in today’s culturally and ethnically diverse society. Fifty high school juniors and seniors will be selected from the statewide applicants to participate in the conference on March 17-20, 2016, in Sacramento. The APYLP will pay all expenses for the participants including travel, lodging, and meal expenses. Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Please open the attachment for more information and the application.

Visit the APYPL website.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Click here for application and more information.


 Name:  BigSun Scholarship

Amount:  $500

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  They 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.

Deadline:  June 17, 2016

Visit:  http://www.bigsunathletic.com to learn how to apply.


October 23, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Gates Millennium Scholars

Amount:  Varies

  • Self-identify as African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic/Latino American
  • Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Plan to enroll in a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the upcoming academic year
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular of other activities
  • Must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

Click here for flyer.

Visit:  www.gmsp.org

E-mail:  gmsinfo@hsf.net  Phone:  1-877-690-GMSP

Deadline:    January 13, 2016


October 9, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


 Name:  California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation

Amount:  $2,500 First Award; $2,000 Second Award; $1,500 Third Award

CAC is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors.  The scholarship is based upon a simple one-page application and a 700-1,000 word essay on the “The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years.”

Visit:  www.cacesf.org

Click here for application.

Deadline:    January 20, 2016


Name:  Better Business Bureau of San Diego, Orange & Imperial Counties

Amount:  Five CASH scholarships:  (1) $1,500 (2) $$1,250  (3) $1,000 (4) $750 and (5) $500

Available to both juniors and seniors – must be a member of the graduating class of 2016 or 2017

Attends an accredited high school in San Diego or Imperial County and resides within either county.

Theme:  The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community

Write an essay no longer than 400 words about the importance of ethics and integrity in our community.

Visit the website at:  http://www.bbb.org/sdoc/programs-services/scholarship-opportunities/torch-award-scholarship  to complete the application form and submit essay online.

You may also click here for info and application

Deadline:  Friday, October 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m.


October 8, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


NameThe Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Amount: Winner of the Princeton Prize are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is a nationally recognized awards program that aims to identify high school students making an effort to improve race relations in their community.  Young people are key to making progress toward racial harmony and understanding in the U.S.

Visit:  www.princeton.edu/pprize

Click here for application.

Deadline:    January 31, 2016


Name:  Coca-Cola:  ForTheDream Scholarship

Amount: Over $25,000 in scholarships for college-bound students.  In honor of Hispanic Heirtage Month, Coca-Cola is helping students achieve their college dreams.  Coca-Cola is giving rising college freshmen the opportunity to enter for a chance to win $10,000 or $1,000 college scholarships.

Visit:  www.Coke.com/ForTheDream

Click apply and submit your application from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2015.

Deadline:  October 31, 2015.


 Name:  Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship – Voice of Democracy

Amount:  First Place wins $30,000. Other national scholarships range from $1,000 – $16,000 from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

Visit:  www.vfw.org/home

Under search on home page, type Voice of Democracy.

Click here to view application.

Under search on home page, type Voice of Democracy.


September 23, 2015 Scholarship Workshop!

Scholarship Night by Cal-SOAP

Need assistance finding and applying to scholarships? Go to this workshop presented by Cal-SOAP on September 23, 2015 5:30 pm-8:00 pm at Madison High School!

Register online here!


September 16, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin


Name: Brian Graves Memorial Bass Tournament and Scholarship

Amount: Not mentioned.

This scholarship is intended for those students who plan to pursue an education in Marine Biology at a four year college. Applicants must be a senior in high school or currently attending a college or junior college. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from your counselor and one from a teacher in the biology/science field. A transcript must accompany this application.

Click here for application.

Deadline: April 1, 2016


Name: Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest

Amount: Frist Place:  $75; Second Place:  $50; Third Place $25  Winners will advance to Regional, and then National.  Grand Prize is $5,000.

Students can be in grades 7-12.

Essay Prompt:  “What the United States Flag Stands For”  The essay must be 350 words or less.

Also see:  www.fra.org/essay

Click here for application and essay contest rules.

Deadline:  December 1, 2015


Name: Gettysburg College STEM Scholarship

Gettysburg College has received a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help increase the number of financially disadvantaged students who want to pursue careers in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics).

STEM Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a STEM-focused pre-orientation workshop with their cohort
  • Enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty
  • Participate in bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty on and off campus.
  • Engage in various STEM opportunities, including research, peer-mentoring, and internships.

Click here for more information.

Visit:  http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/s-stem/stem-scholarship-application.dot


Name: QuestBridge National College Match

This non-profit organization connects outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s best colleges – scholarships worth over $200,000. They will be looking at students who have faced long-term financial hardships, who usually:

are in the top 5-10% of their class, taking the most challenging courses, come from households earning less than $60,000 (for a typical family of four), and qualify for their school’s free or reduced-price lunch program.

Visit: www.questbridge.org or click here for more information. 

Deadline: September 28, 2015


Name:  Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science Essay Competition for High School Students

The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science is sponsoring an international science essay competition for high school students. I am writing to ask your help in sharing this information with students in your schools who may be interested in participating.

By providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research, the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science highlights the important and exciting work being done by Dartmouth students and faculty. Through the international science essay competition, the undergraduate editorial board seeks to include a broader array of voices in exploring the recent effects and future promise of science in our society. A complete explanation of the contest, along with rules for participation, can be found online.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/registration/docs/isec-2015.pdf

Click here for flyer.

Deadline:  Essay should be submitted by October 5th, 2015


Name:  Medical Assistant Degrees Scholarship

MedicalAssistantDegrees.net is launching their December 2015 $500 health care scholarships.  The scholarship is free to apply for.  Applicants are asked to submit a 750-1000 word essay on why they wish to pursue a career in the healthcare filed.  One lucky applicant will be awarded $500 which they are free to spend as they wish.  For full details about the scholarship, visit: https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/

Deadline: December 31, 2015, and June 30, 2016


Sierra Nevada College Scholarship Writing Opportunity


September 3, 2015 Scholarship Bulletin

2015 Torch Awards Essay Scholarship

Click here for the application: 2015 BBB Torch Awards Essay Scholarship Application

 

 

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