Scholarships

 
Scholarships
2020-2021
 

 

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You reached the right place! Whether you're a high school student planning to apply to college or just starting college career, tuition cost is something that is on time of mind. Tuition is a huge factor when it comes to choosing a college - but hopefully, financial aid and scholarships can support the cost. That's why we created the list of the largest scholarships for college. We're talking about tens of thousands of dollars in free money
 
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Horatio Alger Association Scholarships (Due October 25)

 

National Scholarship $25,000- This program includes an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award. Please click the link below for the application and eligibility criteria.

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship

 

State Scholarship $10,000- This program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Please click the link below for the application and eligibility criteria.

 

Horatio Alger State Scholarship

 

African American Scholar Program (Aquarium of the Pacific) (Due October 15) - new scholarship program that will award funds to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field, including ocean education, animal husbandry, water quality, building maintenance or facilities, microbiology, and business management.
Elks Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarship $1000-$12,500 per year for 4 years (Due November 15, 2020)
Eligibility:
  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation  (SMART) - (Due December 1st

The SMART program is a scholarship for service program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Please refer to the program website listed below for additional information, including details about potential stipends and benefits. https://smartscholarship.org 
 
 
Edison Scholars Program $10,000 per year for 4 years ($40,000) (Due Dec 17, 2020 at 6pm PST
  • be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • live in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory.
  • plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the 2021/2022 academic year.
  • plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.
  • demonstrate financial need.
     
 
Dell Scholars Program $20,000 (Due December 1, 2020)
 

IT TAKES MORE THAN FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO REACH COLLEGE GRADUATION.

That’s why Dell Scholars was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. Even so, we recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus lots of non-monetary supports. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
 
Equitable Excellence Scholarship $2,500, $10,000, or $25,000 (Due December 15, 2020)

 

Equitable Excellence award winners come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but are united by their drive, determination, and strong character.

 

Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must:
  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service.
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
 
PB&J Scholarship $500-$1,000 (Due December 16) - open to all college-bound seniors at SJHS, attending 2-year or 4-year in fall 2020, looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have drive to succeed. 
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes $25,000 (Due Jan 8th 2021) - 
This scholarship honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability (GPA 3.0+) and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • High School Senior
  • US Citizen/Permanent legal resident 
  • involved with high school sports, community sports, intramural sports 
  • planning on enrolling at a 4 year institution
  • recommendation letter
 
Caplenas Memorial Scholarships $500 (Due February 15) - 3-4 typed fictional story; open to all seniors 
 
Community Scholarship Portfolio (Due February 24) - open to all seniors; checklist is attached 
 
1 for 2 Education Foundation Scholarship $25,000 (Due February 15, 2021)
$25,000 - 2-10 winners. Due Feb 16 or when they receive 500 applications (whichever comes first - so don't procrastinate this one!)
This Scholarship is all about paying it forward. Applicants must have a 3.7+ GPA and pledge to pay for a comparable scholarship grant for two people (not related to them), over the course of their lifetime.
California-Hawaii Elk's Vocational Scholarship $500-$2000 per year for 2 years (Due March 15th) - 
Any prospective student (male or female), residing within the jurisdiction of the California- Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA), who plans to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course may file an application. Persons enrolling in a 4-year course leading to a Bachelor's degree are not eligible. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed.
Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities $1000-$3000 (Due March 15th) - 
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be a resident of California or Hawaii
  • Have a physical, neurological, visual, hearing impairments, and/or speech language disorder.
  • Be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) Examination or the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).
  • Plan to obtain an undergraduate degree at an accredited community college, licensed vocational school, or four-year college.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
 
Soroptimist Comm. Service Scholarship $1000 (Due March 11) - open to high school senior girls, 2.5 GPA, extensive community service/volunteerism, any post-secondary plan; application and essay
Automotive Scholarships (Due March 31, 2021)
Thinking about an automotive aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts for vehicle maintenance and repair can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way.
 
Fabric of Society Scholarship $2000 (Due March 12, 2021)
600-800 word essay, scholarship application 
 
Gregg Figgins Memorial Scholarship $1500 (Due March 5)
Application, 500-750 word essay, open to all high school seniors! 
Application on bottom of page
 
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate & Associates Degree Scholarship (Due March 2)
Must be the child of a Marine or Navy Corpsman, minimum GPA of 2.0. Must be applied towards a 12+ month post-secondary program (bachelor's, associates, or certificate)
 
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship (Due March 2)
Must be the child of a Marine or Navy Corpsman, minimum GPA of 2.0. Must be applied towards a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less. 
 
The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream

The Completing the Dream Scholarship: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship, at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream.

Altura Credit Union Scholarship $1000 (Due March 19th)
 
  • Splawn Scholarship $1000 (Deadline April 1st)
high school senior, financial need, 2.6 GPA or above, Paid or Unpaid employment, community service, extracurricular activities. 
See Scholarship Application Below 
 
Porched Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships $2,000 (Due April 16)
high school senior, 3.4 GPA, pursuing degree to learn new trade, develop skills/tech, or start a small business related to home services
 
Martha Samaniego Scholarship $500-$750 (Due April 30) - open to all students; 3.0 GPA; 1,000 word essay; any post-secondary plan 
Shanen Skinner-Pearson $1000 (Due April 30) - senior student or immediate family member of that student impacted directly by cancer.

Application Requirements:
-- College-Bound students: Two-year college, four-year college, or trade school
-- No minimum GPA
-- Student or immediate family member impacted directly by cancer. Immediate family member is defined by a parent, sibling or legal guardian at the time of cancer diagnosis.
-- 500-word essay on how cancer has impacted your life.
 
San Manuel Opportunity Scholarship $300-$4,000 (Due April 30)- students who plan to attend CSUSB half-time or full-time. 2.5 or greater GPA, interest in studying tribal issues, Native American studies, or actively engage with tribal communities.
 
Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship $ varies/up to full tuition (Due April 30)
Eligibility:
  • High school students or GED
  • Enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program or trade/vocational school
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Household income not exceeding $75,000
 

Soboba Foundation Scholarship- $2500 (Due May 1)

3.0 GPA or higher, post-secondary plan of college or trade/vocational school. 

See Scholarship Application Below

 

Interwest Community Foundation $500 Multiple scholarships (Due May 6)

2.5 GPA or higher, plan to attend a four-year university. 

To apply: https://scholarships.interwestgrp.com/ Please include essay and a photo. 

 
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation (RMCCF) College Scholarship $500 (Due May 7)
Up to 10 scholarships will be distributed in the Spring 2021. Students wanting to pursue a career in any healthcare profession within the Inland Southern CA area.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a resident of Riverside County and be enrolled in a Riverside County High School

    • Must be enrolled in or currently applying for admittance to a Southern California healthcare program

    • Must submit a 300 minimum word essay

    • Must submit three letters of reference

    • Must have a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher

    • Must submit current unofficial/official transcripts

    • Application Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM

  • Website: https://www.rmccharity.org/scholarships/rmccf-college-scholarships/
 
Kids' Chance California: Scholarships for Kids of Injured Workers $1,000-10,000 (Due May 15)
  • Eligibility: 
    • 16–25 years old.
    • Parent/legal guardian was killed on the job or had a serious injury that has significantly reduced
    your family’s financial income. For example, your parent has been unable to return to work for a long
    time or returned to work and the new job pays a lot less.*
    • Enrolled, accepted or applying as a full or part‐time student at a university, college, or
    vocational school. The school does not have to be in California.
    • Financial need based on the Federal Expected Family Contribution—FAFSA criteria:
    https://fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Student applicants and/or parent are not required to be a legal resident of CA or live in CA.
  • Website: https://apply.kidschanceca.org/
 
AYSO Graduating High School Senior Scholarships $varies Multiple scholarships (Due May 16)
2.5 GPA or higher, 5-years participation in AYSO (see application for specific eligibility), post secondary plan of university, college, or trade school. 
See Scholarship Application Below
 
Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SRCAR) Scholarship $varies (Due May 20)
3.0 GPA or higher, family member who is a member of SRCAR, post secondary plan of university, college, or trade school. See specific application criteria and application on website.
 
Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) Scholarship $2000 (5 scholarships) (Due May 21)
  • Eligibility
    • High school senior or undergraduate student
    • 2.5 or higher GPA
    • Attending or planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college
    • Plans to study environmental science, agriculture, conservation, ecology, or a related field.
  • Website: https://www.iercd.org/scholarship
 
Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship $500 (Due May 31)
  • Eligibility
    • Current high school or college student
    • Have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges
    • US citizen or permanent legal resident
    • All GPAs will be considered
 
 
 
CNCDA Car Careers Scholarship $5000 (four recipients per region) (Due June 15)
  • Eligibility
    • Be a resident of California.
    • Be a high school senior or graduate, or current college student.
    • Pursuing an Automotive Technology degree.
    • Enrolled or plan on enrolling in an accredited two-year college or vocational technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Maintain at least a part-time status of 6 units each term
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Prefer applicants who are enrolled or plan on enrolling in a factory specific program such as TTEN, ASSET, ASEP, CAP or PACT 
  • Website: https://www.cncda.org/foundation/scholarship-information/
 
Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship $1000 (Due June 30)
  • Eligibility
    • Enrollment in college, grad school, or be a GED holder who is about to attend a US college.
    • 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Unofficial transcript from a college or university (or high school transcript for rising college freshman)
    • Resume with current contact info
    • 750-word essay
  • Website: https://schillerhamilton.com/2021-safe-adolescent-driving-scholarship/
 

Featured and Additional Scholarships below... 

Class of 2022- Make sure you have signed up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships! Students are entered into a drawing for $500 for each step they complete. When they complete all six steps, they'll earn a chance at one of 25 scholarships worth $40,000. Here are the six steps and their entry windows:

Build Your College List: January 2021–June 2021 OPEN NOW!

Practice for the SAT®: January 2021–October 2021 OPEN NOW!

Explore Scholarships: July 2021–February 2022

Strengthen Your College List: July 2021–October 2021

Complete the FAFSA®: October 2021–February 2022

Apply to Colleges: October 2021–February 2021

How do students sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships?

Students in the class of 2022 should go to cb.org/opportunity to sign up.