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. 


SCHOLARSHIPS 2018-2019

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 :

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) Jupiter Ed Email – Scholarships will be posted as we receive them (sometimes daily)

 

 

What can you do now to prepare for Scholarships as they are posted during the 2018-2019 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.

 

 

BVHS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN- February 11, 2019

NAME:  Ford Salute to Education

AMOUNT:  $1,000 (150 scholarships will be awarded plus one scholarship recipient will also win a new Ford vehicle).

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2019

CRITERIA:  High school senior that has been involved in school and/or community service; apply in different categories (Arts, athletics, foreign language, math, science, etc.).  Application must be typed.

ONLINE APPLICATION:  For more info and online application – www.salutetoeducation.com


NAME:  Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship 2019

AMOUNT:  The Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship offers a $5,000 scholarship to five to eight high school seniors in San Diego County. A second scholarship of $5,000 can also be earned, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing following the first year of college, for a total possible scholarship award of $10,000.  

CRITERIA:

 

  • High school senior who will enroll in either a two- or four-year college
  • Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol
  • Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility
  • Demonstrated academic growth
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals

 

DEADLINE:  February 25, 2019

For further information, please visit sandiegosportsassociation.com.

For an application see Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.


NAME:  The City of San Diego Public Works  ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Scholarship 2019

AMOUNT:  Scholarships of up to $2,000 awarded in the following fields:  Engineering ( Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Electrical, Environmental, Construction and Mechanical), and Land Surveying.

DEADLINE:  Extended to February 28, 2019

Applicant must meet the following to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  1. Be a senior attending a high school within the city of San Diego.
  2. Desire a career in civil, geotechnical, structural, electrical, environmental, construction or mechanical engineering, or demonstrating enrollment in accredited institution taking land surveying courses for the purpose of pursing a position in the survey field.

The following individuals are not eligible to apply:

  1. Current or previous City of San Diego employees.
  2. Immediate family members of the current City of San Diego Public Works Engineering selection panel and the City of San Diego Public Works Engineering management team (i.e. daughter, son, sister, brother).
  3. Prior recipients of this scholarship

Apply @ http://acec-ca-sd.org/advocacy-initiatives/scholarships/  or see Ms. Castro for an application in the counseling center.


NAME:  Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance San Diego Chapter Scholarship 2019

AMOUNT:

1) Undergraduate Scholarship:  Two (2) $500 awards to support the cost of attending the 3rd, 4th, or 5th year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related bachelor’s degree.

2)Associate or Certificate Scholarship:  One (1) $250 award to support the cost of attending the 1st or 2nd year when pursuing an accounting, finance or related associate’s degree or to support the cost of attending a certificate program in accounting, finance or related field.  

Eligibility:

  •       Applicants must be currently enrolled in the appropriate educational program
  •       Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Specific scholarship criteria as well as the Scholarship Application can be found by visiting the AFWA San Diego website at www.afwasandiego.org / or see Ms. Castro in the counseling center for an application.


NAME:  Benjamin Banneker Association, Incorporated- Book Scholarship 2019

AMOUNT:  $250

Requirements:

  • Must be a 2019 graduating senior
  • Must be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming 2019 fall semester
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
  • Must attest to having a financial need

Purpose:

  • To encourage pursuit of higher education
  • To provide financial support to purchase textbooks for college courses

For an application see Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.


NAME:  ELKS Teenager of the Month Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

DEADLINE:  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. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

FOR APPLICATION:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center


NAME:  Martin Luther King Jr.  Community Choir San Diego

AMOUNT:   $1,500 to $3,500         DEADLINE:  Postmarked by March 5, 2019

CRITERIA:  Graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in areas of visual and performing arts.  ALL qualified SD County high school seniors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sex are encouraged to apply.   (Applicants must be U.S. citizens)

APPLY online:  www.mlkccsd.org/grants.html


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

AMOUNT:  One $500 Scholarship for a student at Bonita Vista High School

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 12, 2019

For an application, see Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center.


NAME:  NROTC College Scholarship Program

CRITERIA:  Seniors with qualifying SAT/ACT scores

APPLY ONLINE:  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil


NAME:  OZ Foundation Scholarship

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. After you have been accepted to an accredited FOUR YEAR college/university, have applied for financial aid, and received the response to your request for financial aid.

Please see Ms. Castro for an application or check your Jupiter email and print a copy.

DEADLINE: May 21, 2019


NAME:  Courage to Grow Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and currently a junior or senior in high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Short essay is required. One individual will be selected each month.

Application DEADLINE: Last day of every month.

Online application:  www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/courage-to-grow-scholarship/2015420


NAME:  Point Loma Credit Union Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Three $2,500 scholarships

CRITERIA:  High school seniors graduating in 2019.  A scholarship committee will make selections based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay submitted with the application.

APPLY online:  www.plcu.com  (application available in January 2019)

DEADLINE:  March 31, 2019


BVHS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN- December 2018/January 2019


NAME:  The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship-  Multiple scholarship opportunities in one

AMOUNT:   Varies.  In 2018, The SD Foundation awarded 2.7 million in scholarships to more than 900 students, making The Foundation the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County.

CRITERIA:   Graduating high school seniors attending community college, career technical schools, or four year universities.  Minimum GPA of 2.0 for many scholarships, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, and/or work experience.

APPLY ONLINE:  APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE STARTING December 5th.  www.sdfoundation.org


NAME:  Chula Vista Genealogical Society Scholarship

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE:  January 31, 2019

CRITERIA:  12th grade students.  Interview a veteran and write a 350-500 word essay – “Honor a Veteran”.

For Application:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center


NAME:  Point Loma Credit Union Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Three $2,500 scholarships

CRITERIA:  High school seniors graduating in 2019.  A scholarship committee will make selections based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay submitted with the application.

APPLY online:  www.plcu.com  (application available in January 2019)

DEADLINE:  March 31, 2019


NAME:   The Coolidge Scholarship- Full ride scholarship covering a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for the four years of undergrad studies and leadership training.  Scholarship may be used at any accredited American University.

CRITERIA:  JUNIORS ONLY- Scholars must possess a distinguished academic record.  Scholars’ interest in scholarly and intellectual pursuits goes beyond the classroom.

AMOUNT:  The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes all-expenses paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C. and a one-time $1,000 scholarship.  Applications who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist scholarship of $5,000. The ultimate winner wins a full ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergrad study and leadership training.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 23rd, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

APPLY online:  www.coolidgescholars.org


NAME:  ELKS Teenager of the Month Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

DEADLINE:  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. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

FOR APPLICATION:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center


NAME:  Martin Luther King Jr.  Community Choir San Diego

AMOUNT:   $1,500 to $3,500         DEADLINE:  Postmarked by March 5, 2019

CRITERIA:  Graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in areas of visual and performing arts.  ALL qualified SD County high school seniors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sex are encouraged to apply.   (Applicants must be U.S. citizens)

APPLY online:  www.mlkccsd.org/grants.html


NAME:  Dolman Law Group Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $1,100

DEADLINE:  December 29, 2018

CRITERIA:  High school senior planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Must be in good academic standing.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11192/dolman law group scholarship scholarship.php


NAME:  Ford Salute to Education

AMOUNT:  $1,000 (150 scholarships will be awarded plus one scholarship recipient will also win a new Ford vehicle).

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2019

CRITERIA:  High school senior that has been involved in school and/or community service; apply in different categories (Arts, athletics, foreign language, math, science, etc.).  Application must be typed.

ONLINE APPLICATION:  For more info and online application – www.salutetoeducation.com


NAME:  Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to $30,000 over four years in financial assistance

ELIGIBILITY: Be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four year university in the USA, present evidence of financial need, be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (math and critical reading combined) OR a composite ACT score of 21.

DEADLINE:  Application goes live on November 1, 2018 and all components of the application are due on February 1st, 2019

APPLY Online starting November 1, 2018:   www.jackierobinson.org  Click Apply


NAME:  Courage to Grow Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

CRITERIA:  Applicants must be U.S.Citizens and currently a junior or senior in high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Short essay is required. One individual will be selected each month.

Application DEADLINE: Last day of every month.

Online application:  www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/courage-to-grow-scholarship/2015420


NAME:  NROTC College Scholarship Program

CRITERIA:  Seniors with qualifying SAT/ACT scores

APPLY ONLINE:  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil


NAME:  The Cirkled in Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $2,500 AWARD for any educational need- books, supplies, college tuition

CRITERIA:  Open to grades 8th – 12th                   DEADLINE:  December 31, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:  Create a FREE (do not pay for anything) account on www.cirkledin.com

Click “Apply Now” button.  In three sentences, tell us:  Other than your essential school supplies, if you could only keep three items in your locker for the rest of the school year, what would they be and why?


NAME:  Flavorful Futures Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Five scholarships of $5,000

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2019

CRITERIA:  Must be a USA citizen or permanent legal resident and high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA.  They support vocational, trade school, or 4 year university.

Application available:   www.flavorfulfutures.com


NAME:  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., San Diego Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

CRITERIA:    African- American high school seniors.  Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 GPA on a 5.0 scale.  Leadership ability as demonstrated by participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or holding positions in various organizations.

APPLY online:  https://dstsandiego.org/downloads

 

 

BVHS SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN- November 2018


NAME:  The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship-  Multiple scholarship opportunities in one

AMOUNT:   Varies.  In 2018, The SD Foundation awarded 2.7 million in scholarships to more than 900 students, making The Foundation the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County.

CRITERIA:   Graduating high school seniors attending community college, career technical schools, or four year universities.  Minimum GPA of 2.0 for many scholarships, participation in community service, extracurricular activities, and/or work experience.

APPLY ONLINE:  APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE STARTING December 5th.  www.sdfoundation.org 


NAME:  Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to $30,000 over four years in financial assistance

ELIGIBILITY: Be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four year university in the USA, present evidence of financial need, be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (math and critical reading combined) OR a composite ACT score of 21.

DEADLINE:  Application goes live on November 1, 2018 and all components of the application are due on February 1st, 2019

APPLY Online starting November 1, 2018:   www.jackierobinson.org  Click Apply


NAME:  ELKS Teenager of the Month Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

DEADLINE:  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. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

FOR APPLICATION:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center


NAME:  2019 Young Artists Competition- Saturday, January 26, 2019

AMOUNT:  Prizes range from $200 – $2,000 (Instrumental and Vocal Division)

CRITERIA:  Contestants must be residents of SD County or Baja California or have studied with a music teacher currently residing in SD County or BC.  Contestants must provide their own accompanist and one original copy of each selection offered for the judges.

DEADLINE:  December 15, 2018

Applications:  www.lajollasymphony.com

Under the “Community and Education” tab.


NAME:  Dolman Law Group Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $1,100

DEADLINE:  December 29, 2018

CRITERIA:  High school senior planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Must be in good academic standing.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11192/dolman law group scholarship scholarship.php


NAME:  Adelante Mujer and Maida Torres-Stanovick

AMOUNT:  $1,000

DEADLINE:  December 7, 2018

CRITERIA:  Female senior of Latina background, 2.5 GPA or above, attending a college, university or vocational school in the fall.  Winner must be able to attend the Adelante Mujer conference which is held on a Saturday in March 2019.

For application:  See Ms. Castro in the Counseling Center or check jupiter email


NAME:  Chula Vista Genealogical Society Scholarship

AMOUNT: $500

DEADLINE:  January 31, 2019

CRITERIA:  12th grade students.  Interview a veteran and write a 350-500 word essay – “Honor a Veteran”.

For Application:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center or check Jupiter email


NAME:  The Cirkled in Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $2,500 AWARD for any educational need- books, supplies, college tuition

CRITERIA:  Open to grades 8th – 12th

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:  Create a FREE (do not pay for anything) account on www.cirkledin.com

Click “Apply Now” button.  In three sentences, tell us:  Other than your essential school supplies, if you could only keep three items in your locker for the rest of the school year, what would they be and why?


NAME:  Flavorful Futures Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Five scholarships of $5,000

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2019

CRITERIA:  Must be a USA citizen or permanent legal resident and high school senior with at least a 2.5 GPA.  They support vocational, trade school, or 4 year university.

Application available:   www.flavorfulfutures.com


NAME:  ELKS National Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to 500 4 yr. Awards will be given

DEADLINE:  November 15, 2018

CRITERIA:  Open to High school seniors that are U.S. citizens.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://www.elks.org/enf/scholars


NAME:  Ford Salute to Education

AMOUNT:  $1,000  (150 scholarships will be awarded plus one scholarship recipient will also win a new Ford vehicle).

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2019

CRITERIA:  High school senior that has been involved in school and/or community service; apply in different categories (Arts, athletics, foreign language, math, science, etc.).  Application must be typed.

ONLINE APPLICATION:  For more info and online application – www.salutetoeducation.com

 


NAME:  ELKS Teenager of the Month Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $500

DEADLINE:  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. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

FOR APPLICATION:  See Ms. Castro in the counseling center


NAME:  ELKS National Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to 500 4 yr. Awards will be given

CRITERIA:  Open to High school seniors that are U.S. citizens.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm


NAME:  BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Essay Scholarship

DEADLINE:  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A member of the graduating class of 2019 or 2020 (Seniors and Juniors)
  • Attends an accredited high school in San Diego, Orange or Imperial County
  • Resides in San Diego, Orange or Imperial County

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  Five cash scholarships:  $1,500, $1,250, $1,000, $750, $500

APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE:     https://www.bbb.org/phoenix/student-scholarship/torch-award-scholarship/


NAME:  Coca-Cola Scholars Program

AMOUNT:  150 awards of $20,000

DEADLINE:  October 31, 2018

CRITERIA:  High school senior

APPLY ONLINE:  https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs


NAME:  The Cirkled in Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $2,500 AWARD for any educational need- books, supplies, college tuition

CRITERIA:  Open to grades 8th – 12th

DEADLINE:  October 31, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:  Create a FREE  (do not pay for anything) account on www.cirkledin.com  – Click “Apply Now” button.  In three sentences, tell us: Other than your essential school supplies, if you could only keep three items in your locker for the rest of the school year, what would they be and why?


NAME:  Dolman Law Group Scholarship

AMOUNT:  $1,100

DEADLINE:  December 29, 2018

CRITERIA:  High school senior planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Must be in good academic standing.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11192/dolman law group scholarship scholarship.php


NAME:  Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

AMOUNT:  Up to $30,000 over four years in financial assistance

ELIGIBILITY: Be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four year university in the USA, present evidence of financial need, be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 (math and critical reading combined) OR a composite ACT score of 21.

DEADLINE:  Application goes live on November 1, 2018 and all components of the application are due on February 1st, 2019

APPLY Online starting November 1, 2018:   https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/