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Scholarships for Seniors

Appel Law Firm Scholarship

Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to college and graduate students who have been survivors of car accidents and have overcome their injuries. Each year we offer the Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship. The winner receives $1,000 towards their school tuition. See below for eligibility, scholarship requirements, deadlines, submission instructions and a PDF copy of the application.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else’s accident.
  • Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States. Graduate and Law School students are encouraged to apply.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

REQUIREMENTS

The following documents must be provided in PDF format in full by August 1, 2017 for consideration:

  • A completed application.
  • An unofficial copy of a current or most recent academic transcript.
  • Copy of a current resume.
  • Copy of a police report or other proof of your accident.
  • A personal essay one to three pages typed describing the car accident, how it affected you, and what has changed since the accident.

Application: https://www.appellawyer.com/scholarship/

The Filipino Educators of San Francisco

The Filipino Educators of San Francisco invites all SFUSD graduating Filipino-American high school seniors with a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and above to apply for the 2017 Filipino-American Scholars’ Awards. 

 

Deadline: May 4, 2017

Application is in your School Loop email.

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance, San Francisco Lodge is pleased to announce their annual high school scholarship program. This year ten $1,000 scholarships will be presented to graduating high school students.

Eligibility: open to graduating high school students of Chinese ancestry (minimum one-quarter) attending any accredited San Francisco high school. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, involved in school and community activities and must meet family income criteria.

 

Deadline: May 10, 2016

For questions or additional information please call 415-442-1798 or email caca.sf.education@excite.com

 

You can pick up an application in the College & Career Center, room 114.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

 

Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

Deadline: June 15th, 2017

Scholarship for 12th grade female

The Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW) strives to outreach, educate, prepare and engage Vietnamese American professional women in areas of leadership and development; to provide a network of support and promote the professional growth of its members; to mentor and encourage youths in the community to enter professional careers; and to encourage community responsibility and participation. In furtherance of its mission, VAPW will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school female seniors who will be attending college during the 2017-2018 academic years.
 
Submission deadline extended to 4/15/17
 
 

The Queens of the Castro Scholarship

The Queens of the Castro Scholarship

The 2017 QOC Scholarship application is now available!

All 16-25-year-olds in California who identify with the LGBTQ+ community can apply for $2000.

Deadline is May 15, 2017.

Please read the rubric carefully before writing your responses.

 
If you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Taica Hsu at taicahsu@gmail.com.
 
Link:
http://queensofthecastro.com/scholarships

Academic Scholarships for students of Vietnamese descent/heritage

For scholarships of a minimum of $1,000 each will be awarded.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Students of Vietnamese descent/heritage who are currently in the 12th grade and graduating in 2017, who will begin their first year of college in the fall of 2017.
  • Current student of a public or private school within the area codes of 415, 628, or 640
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Students will need to submit their parents' tax returns because financial need will be taken into consideration for two of the scholarships. The other two are merit scholarships (without consideration of financial need) in which one will be awarded as the Outstanding Academic Achievement for High School

Deadline: May 6th, 2017

 

Application is in your School Loop email.

Scholar Match

ScholarMatch provides free college counseling resources and services for aspiring college students from low-income families.

Use the ScholarMatcher, our free tool to help you build your college application list and find the perfect school for you. Start by checking out the User Guide to learn all about its features!

Access our online resources and discover opportunities that can help get you on the path to college.

Visit our college resource center in San Francisco’s Mission District to get 1-on-1 help with applications, test preparation classes, financial aid advising, and more.

 

https://scholarmatch.org/

 

Open to 10th - 12th graders!

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Graduating high school senior with acceptance to a post secondary institution that requires for admission graduation from high school
  • Has a GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • Submission of Fall semester senior transcript
  • Two letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • California resident

Application:  check your School Loop email

 

Mail to:

Mr. Fred Kao Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 19165 Oakland, CA 94619   Telephone/Fax: 510-357-1177

Award: $1,000   Three Winners

 

Application deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017

Carpe Diem Scholarship $500

Another scholarship opportunity for seniors.
Deadline April 15th
Requirements:
  • Financial need
  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Participation and leadership in extra curricular activities

Application is in your School Loop email.

Superintendent’s 21st Century Award

AWARD AMOUNT: $1,600
Deadline to apply: Friday, April, 28, 2017

BACKGROUND:

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as a host of dispositions and behaviors, that increase their curiosity and engagement, activate their full potential for learning, and prepare them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD student to possess these capacities by the time they graduate.

To honor students who exemplify these characteristics, the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award will go to six SFUSD seniors, each one demonstrating a particular strength in one of the elements of the Graduate Profile.

 

Application and information in your School Loop email.

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship

Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) started in Oakland in 1973 and opened a second office in Union City in 1983. FAJ’s mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity.

The $5000 Soledad Fernandez Scholarship is endowed by the Cora and Pablo Tellez family who were inspired by Soledad Fernandez’s “zest for life and love for her family” among other qualities. Soledad provided loving care for Cora and Pablo’s infant son for which the Tellez family is eternally grateful. Tita was 74 years old when they met her.

Eligibility requirements:
Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino)
Cumulative GPA of B (3.0) or higher
Reside and attend high school in the SF Bay Area
If selected, attend an award ceremony and luncheon with scholarship benefactors
And the following year, attend the luncheon for the 2016 recipient

Note:  Gather #3, #4 and #5 below ASAP to have them ready to submit by the deadline date. 

Mail the package to:

Filipino Advocates for Justice
310 – 8th St., Ste 309
Oakland, CA  94607
attention:  Scholarship
 
1. Cover Letter including the following:
a. Personal Information:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
b. Name of High School you are attending; name of college you will be attending
 
2. Essay – Statement of interest in the scholarship limited to 2 pages, single-spaced, typed or printed, include the following:
  • a. How are your values and personal characteristics similar to those of Soledad Fernandez?
  • b. Demonstrated sense of social justice, equality, or compassion for the less empowered or       marginalized of society.
  • c. Demonstrated community service experience
  • d. Demonstrated economic or financial need
  • e. What do you hope to do with your college education?
 
3.  Transcript of Academic Records directly mailed by high school to FAJ
 

4.  FAFSA or Guardian’s Income Tax Return

5.  Letter of Admission to an accredited college or university. (Community College is acceptable, but grant is $2,500.)

6.  Interviews will be conducted as needed.

 

DUE April 1st, 2017
 
For questions call Judith at 510-465-9876

ACP Scholarship

Asian Commercial Professionals (ACP) strives to be the preferred organization for Asian Americans to expand their professional network across a broad diversification of industries. Our scholarship program provides the resources for students and professionals to pursue and advance their career. We are a unique organization in that we are not singularly industry exclusive. All are welcome to be members, but the common bond is our parental origins. Like the Golden State Warriors, there is “strength in numbers” and we are gaining strength!

 

Download the 2017 ACP Scholarship Application Form, due March 20, 2017

http://www.asiancompro.com/resources/Documents/ACP20201720scholarship20application.pdf

 

Eligibility includes Asian-American students from High School thru College or in a certified apprenticeship program, pursuing a career in engineering, architecture or one of its related fields or in the building trades, ACP is offering a scholarship to a student or trainee in one of those fields.

Scholarship for Vietnamese Students

The Vietnamese Physician of Northern California (VPANC) is offering ten $1,500 scholarships to outstanding Vietnamese high school seniors who meet the requirements for its 22nd annual scholarship award.

Deadline: April 15, 2017. Award recipients will be notified May 7, 2017 For the application, please visit vpanc.com or www.facebook.com/vpanc.scholarship

Splawn Scholarship

Seniors! apply for the Splawn scholarship! We have students from Washignton who win this each year!!

 

Scholarship Requirements
1) High School Senior (graduating)

2) CA resident
3) Financial need
4) Academics (2.6 GPA and above)

5) Employment: Paid or unpaid
Community Service
Extracurricular Activities

Please note that we encourage students to apply that have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance. We are looking for students that understand and exemplify the meaning of "hard work".


High school seniors chosen as recipients of the Splawn Scholarship have a chance to renew the scholarship once yearly while they are in college. Renewals take place in the Fall of every year.


 
Scholarship Application
1) Online application (entire application must be completed)
2) Current year transcript
3) Current (2017) Letter of recommendation (may be from counselor, teacher, employer, etc.)
4) 1-2 page essay on a selected topic
5) Current year FAFSA Summary Report (for 2017 - 2018 academic school year)

6) Typical Weekly Schedule (for Spring 2017)

The Splawn Scholarship requires that all the documents be scanned and uploaded directly to the website. If this is a problem for any of the students, please contact me and I will make arrangements.

 
Website
www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship

***Please make sure to copy and paste the website address as it will create an error if you click the link***

The deadline for the scholarship is Saturday, April 15, 2017 by 11:59PM.



The scholarship is worth up to $1000.00 per student.

KPAA Scholarship

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) scholarships recognize graduating high school seniors who have been instrumental in bringing tangible benefit to an Asian community and who have the potential to be leaders of the future. In order to be eligible, you must either attend high school or reside in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente service area. Please see eligible zip codes. The Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship Program was launched in 2000. Since its inception, 100 students have received KPAA scholarships, for a grand total of $263,000. On average, we award five to seven scholarships each year.

 

To apply: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fKaiserPermanenteasianassoc

Deadline: April 5, 2017

 

Eligibility requirement:

  • High school student graduating in Spring 2017 and planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade or technical school in Fall 2017
  • High school or student's residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Northern CA service area
  • Minimum GPA 2.5

Strides for Life Scholarship

The 2016 application for the Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship available through the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation. This coming year, we anticipate awarding at least two scholarships of $1,500 each.

 

http://stridesforlife.org/about-us/freddie-solomon-memorial-scholarship/

 

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scholarship for Women

Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top SWE scholarship programs in the nation, awarding more than $18,000 last year to local students.

Applications are judged on a set of diverse criteria that seeks to find highly qualified and well-rounded individuals with serious commitment to pursuing engineering as a profession. Applications are evaluated on:
  • Scholastic achievement (G.P.A.)
  • Activities including work experience, volunteer efforts, and extracurricular activities especially with demonstrated leadership
  • An essay by student
  • Reference letters (2) from teachers, counselors, employers
  • Financial need
  • Completeness of application​
 

Application Process

Scholarship applications are mailed to Bay Area high school in January and/or can be downloaded below. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Application: http://ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html

The Seattle Foundation & Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

The Seattle Foundation list their scholarships on www.theWashboard.org. On this site run by the State of Washington, students create profiles, are instantly matched with the scholarships for which they are eligible and can apply, all through the same portal. We encourage you to recommend this resource to the students you serve.

 

Our greatest hope is that every child and student thrives and we thank you for helping us work towards that goal. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our scholarships or Seattle Foundation.

 

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship

Below is a direct link to information about the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship.  This $5,000 renewable scholarship is available to students from the Pacific Rim states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; preference will be given to students of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians. The deadline for applications is: March 1, 2017.

http://www.washboard.org/ScholarshipDetails/The+Seattle+Foundation/2017-2018/Atsuhiko+Tateuchi+Memorial+Scholarship+-+Tateuchi+Foundation

 

826 Valencia’s Scholarships Program

The application for 826 Valencia’s Scholarships Program and the application is now live: http://826valencia.org/2017-scholarships/ We will again be awarding six $15,000 college scholarships.

 

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, and winners will be announced by April. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have participated in at least one 826 Valencia program. (This includes short-term involvement such as a field trip, in-schools project, or Personal Statement Weekend.)
  • Be a graduating senior attending school in San Francisco.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in the first generation in their family to graduate from college in the U.S.

Super Easy Scholarship!

http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

 

 

Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)

  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
scholarships for seniors
It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

Shred the Paper Scholarship

Have you ever been verbally harassed or bullied? You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by shredding paper to speak out against verbal negativity. On a piece of paper, write something negative that you want to overcome or stamp out. Then destroy that paper with your friends! This will help you claim power over negativity, improve your self-esteem, automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship.

No minimum GPA or essay required. This $5,000 easy scholarship is open to people ages 13 to 25. You must also live in the U.S. or have U.S citizenship.

What:

$5,000 for one winner!

When:
The scholarship is open from January 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017.

Happy New Year Scholarship - $1,000

Start off the brand-new year and school semester right with this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Happy New Year Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on January 31, 2015. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win -- thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on February 2, 2015.

 

Eligibility:

At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

A legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico

 

https://www.scholarshippoints.com/free-college-scholarships/1000-happy-new-year-scholarship/

AIS Scholarship - Deadline February 15, 2017

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrolled as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school
  • One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe.
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.
  • Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first term/semester of college.

https://www.americanindianservices.org/app/students_application.html

2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Scholarship is pleased to announce the 30th year of their annual scholarship program for graduating seniors of Japanese descent in Northern California.

 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a GPA minimum of 2.5. Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.

 

Awards: Students will be awarded scholarships on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal character.

$2,000 each

Winners will participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities.

 

Deadline: Postmark no later than Saturday, March 11, 2017

 

Pick up an application from Mr. Touch

Youth on Course Scholarships! Twenty $4,000-$20,000 scholarships!

To be considered for a scholarship with Youth on Course:

You must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited Northern California high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Scholarships are both need and merit based

You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded

You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority during selection. You can join today at youthoncourse.org/join

 

To apply: visit youthoncourse.org/scholarships and hit APPLY NOW

 

Deadline: February 28, 2017 11:59PM PST

TACT Scholarship for Chinese American high school seniors

TACT Scholarship for Chinese American high school seniors

The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2015 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarship up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 15, 2017.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Community volunteer service
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (unweighted)
  • Participation in school and extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community related activities
  • Unusual circumstances, if any (i.e., health or financial need)

Pick up application from the College Center

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority is a national, non-profit organization, founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1945. Their purpose is to stimulate civic, educational, and cultural interest in their members by promoting tangible projects and activities for the betterment of the communities wherever their chapters exists.

 

All awards are based upon financial need, academic achievement and leadership abilities and will be given to students who will attend college full-time during the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

The scholarship application must include the items listed.

Deadline: February 28, 2017.

 

Applications should be mailed to:

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc.

Attention: Scholarship Committee

139 Windsurfer Court

Vallejo, CA 94591

 

Required materials:

Needs Two official high school transcript in sealed envelope

A two page, double spaced essay.

Three current letters of recommendation

Resume

Wallet-size photo

 

Pick up an application from the College Center.

 

Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship

Overview
The San Francisco Promise Scholarships were established to recognize the academic achievements and potential of students who have graduated from the San Francisco Unified School District and to assist them financially with the pursuit of their education. The scholarship is available to new students at San Francisco State University who have graduated from an SFUSD high school the previous spring.
 
April 16th, 2016 Application Due Date
Requirements

Seniors Only
2.5 Minimum GPA
Up to $2000 per year
 
Application: https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6837

Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund

https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6897

 

 

The Alumni Scholarship Association will award two to four $1,500 scholarships to incoming freshmen who graduate from a San Francisco Public High School. They are based upon merit and need.
 
 
April 4th, 2016 Application Due Date
Requirements

SFUSD Seniors Only
2.75 Minimum GPA 
Up to $1500
 
https://sfsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6897

RMHC Scholarship

http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

 

The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017. 

 

Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters.  Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below:

  • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

the American Legion Scholarships

There are various scholarships offered by the American Legion organization.

Application can be found at https://www.legion.org/scholarships

 

Scholarship prize: $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000.

 

SF Contacts:

San Francisco Post

Commander Fred Merprick. phone number #415-564-2875

1st Vice Commander Danilo Jose Canonizado. phone number #415-672-5943

 

Ladies Auxilary District 8 Unit 510

2nd Vice President Girl State Teresa Canonizado. phone number #415-559-0623

 

APCA Scholarship!

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  The scholarship program is open to all qualified graduating high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  They must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

 

Information about the APCA scholarship program including the complete eligibility requirements and FAQ, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site:  http://www.apca-att.org/scholarship.htmlAll scholarship applications must be submitted online by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time).

John Lee Woo Memorial Scholarship

John Lee Woo Memorial Scholarship

Award: 500$ for college

 

Apply online @ http://bit.ly/2cJ4uK1

 

Eligibility:

Graduating SF high school senior

Planning to attend college

Has overcome significant adversity

 

Application due: April 28, 2017

 

Any questions? contact: johnleewooscholarship@gmail.com

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship

The Italian Catholic Federation offers $400 Scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

 

For more information and the application visit www.icf.org

Deadline: March 15, 2017

The Dream.US Scholarship

The Dream.US is a multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for undocumented students, created to help immigrant youth who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) achieve the completion of a college education.

 

The Dream.US provides college scholarships of up to $25,000 to undocumented students, to help cover college tuition and fees, this is in addition to the aid that students may already be eligible for at their respective institution. UC Merced is proud to be a partner of the Dream.US.

 

These scholarships are available to Bay Area high school seniors or high school graduates; who originate from Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, who and have demonstrated financial need as first time college students who seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of the following Dream.US partner colleges and universities.

 

These partner colleges and universities are:

 

California State University, East Bay

De Anza College

Evergreen Valley College

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

UC Merced

UC Santa Cruz

 

Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible.

 

Students who are chosen for a scholarship, must be accepted to, and be AB 540 eligible for in-state tuition, at one of the aforementioned partner colleges or universities in order to receive the scholarship. For more information visit the http://www.thedream.us website.

 

Scholarship application opens November 15, 2016 – closes March 8, 2017.

Soo Yuen Benevolent Association

The Soon Yuen Scholarship Committee is now accepting scholarship applications from eligible students who will graduate from high school in 2017. To be eligible, the application must meet the following requirements:

1) Graduating class of 2017.

2) The applicant must bear one of the following surnames:

Louie, Loui, Lui, Lei, Luy, Fong, Fang, Kwong, Kwang, Kuang, Kong Kuong

 

3) The applicant's parent(s) must have been a registered member of the Soo Yuen Benevolent Association of SF for at least one full year on the date application is submitted.

 

4) Have a GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

 

Application is due January 2nd at 5PM.

 

Pick up application from the College Center.

$6,000 Scholarships

$6,000 Scholarships

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative has fostered student leadership for more than a quarter century. In 2016, our cumulative scholarship awards surpassed $1,000,000.

Why?

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.

Who?

In general, eligible students fall into one of these categories:
  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2012 and 30 Jun 2017;
  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 Jul 2012 and 30 Jun 2017;
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or
  • Attending an accredited medical school in California or a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States.
For complete eligibility requirements, see the Apply page.

What?

Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or medical school.

How Many?

In 2016, eQuality awarded scholarships to 18 graduating high school seniors, two nursing students, and three medical students. We hope to award a similar number of scholarships in 2017.
 
 
http://www.equalityscholarship.org/

The San Francisco Chinatown Teen Scholarship Charity Gala 2017

The San Francisco Chinatown Teen

Scholarship Charity Gala 2017

The theme: “We Serve”

Categories of Scholarships & Prizes

Teen Chinatown 2017

  • $2,000 Scholarship
  • $1,000 donated to their High School
  • Named Goodwill Ambassador
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

1st Teen Chinatown Runner-up

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

2nd Teen Chinatown Runner-up

  • $800 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

3rd Teen Chinatown Runner-up

  • $600 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

Teen Chinatown Charity

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

Teen Chinatown Talent

  • $500 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

Teen Chinatown Community Service

  • $250 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

Teen Chinatown Congeniality

  • $250 Scholarship
  • Crown/Scepter, Sash, Trophy and Bouquet

All Non-Titled Teen Chinatown Participants

  • $100 Scholarship

 

All scholarship and prizes are subject to change.

The Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

Please mail the complete application to:

San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club

Attn: Lion President Lily Chan

3134 Geary Blvd

San Francisco, CA 94118

Email: sfchinatownlions8@gmail.com

 

Download application at: http://sfclionsclub.org/doku.php?id=miss_teen_2014:main

http://sfclionsclub.org/

Good Tiding Foundation Scholarship. $10,000

This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. This year, they are offering 10 scholarships for 10,000 each.

 

Applications are submitted online and can be accessed via the link below:

https://goo.gl/zbGcNM

 

Applications are due October 26, 2016.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Laura Verson at 650-239-9213 or at laura@goodtidings.org

The Lenore McDonald Scholarship for student attending Community College

The scholarship committee is looking for eligible students between the ages of 18 to 21 years old that plan to transfer to a four-year college. The Lenore McDonald Scholarship is unique because it provides both financial ($750 per semester) and personal support for these students, throughout their entire community college experience.
Qualifications:
  • Applicant must plan to transfer to a four-year college
  • Applicant must be a first or second year Peralta college student (18 to 21 years old)
  • Applicant must be African-American or Latino
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the FAFSA and receive a CCC Bog fee waiver
  • Applicant must submit an essay
     

 

Application: http://web.peralta.edu/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships-spring-2015-2/

TOM SHOMBURG SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE CITIZENS

San Francisco Elks Lodge #3 is again offering scholarship awards for students (12th grade students) who have not yet had the opportunity to become citizens of the United States, have demonstrated scholastic excellence and leadership and are in need of financial aid to attend college.

 

Entries MUST be received (not postmarked) by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in the Lodge Secretary's office at 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, Floor 2M.

 

If you have any question you can call the office (415) 901-3240, cell (415) 518-9636

 

Application can be picked up at the College Center.

2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

2017 Most Valuable Student Contest

The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship!

 

 

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016.

 

Application at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.   

 

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. You must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition.

Benefits

  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Year-round salary
  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation
  • Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Health and life insurance
  • Participation in federal retirement plans

Qualifications for High School Students
You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
  • Must be high school senior at the time of application.
  • A minimum SAT/college board score of 1200 (600 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 600 Math)or ACT of 25
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Computer Science
NSA computer scientists work in such areas as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer or Electrical Engineering
The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.

How to Apply
Program applications will be accepted between September 1st and October 31st each year. Applications must be submitted online and postmarked before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered. To apply for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, applicants must first:

Once your resume has been submitted online, please submit the following by mail:

  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor/advisor who can attest to your academic ability
  • One-page essay entitled, "I want a career at NSA because..."
  • An official transcript from your high school which indicates your unweighted cumulative GPA and class rank (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of your SAT/ACT or college board scores (required for all high school students)
  • Three (3) pages of supplemental information, if desired. This information can be anything that would enhance your application, such as an original essay, etc.

All resumes must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Full address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • High school
  • Unweighted GPA
  • Preferred college major (CS, CE, EE)
  • Honors or AP courses
  • Highest SAT score for math and verbal
  • ACT scores (if taken)
  • College boards (applicable in Puerto Rico)
  • Class size and rank (if applicable)
  • Extracurricular activities
  • School activities
  • Leadership positions held

Submit your completed application package to:
National Security Agency,
9800 Savage Rd., Suite 6779
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779
Attention: MB3, Stokes Program

For more information
If you would like additional information about the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, please call us at 1-866-NSA-HIRE or 410-854-4725.

 

Application:

https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

Latin American Teachers Association Scholarship for Latino Students

Latin American Teachers Association – LATA

 

September 2017

 

Dear Latino Senior:

 

The Latin American Teachers Association (LATA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote bilingual/bicultural education and the advancement and success of Latino students and teachers in San Francisco.  Every year, LATA gives scholarships to deserving Latino Seniors in SFUSD seeking post secondary education. Our priority is to support students who don’t have access to traditional grants and scholarships (Dreamers welcomed).

 

            Currently, LATA gives scholarships from $1000 to $5000 for students enrolling in a four-year college or university, a community college or a trade school.  Last year, we awarded XX scholarships. 

 

            The scholarship process includes:

  • A completed application (See attachment)
  • A photograph (Any photo is fine. If you get a scholarship we will ask for a good one.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from certificated staff or mentors/supervisors from a community organization in which you participate
  • A copy of a high school transcript of record and the most recent progress report
  • A Personal Statement (See application)
  • Everything can be written in Spanish or English.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 17. If you cannot make this deadline, contact us.

 

Recipients will be notified by the end of March and are expected to attend our annual Scholarship Awards Celebration, Friday, May 5.  During this event, the recipients and their families will be honored.  Each recipient will enter free and will receive two complimentary tickets.  Our special guest is Superintendent Richard Carranza.

 

Do not hesitate to ask your counselor/college counselor for help. You can call also call Pilar at (415) 412-3887 or write an email to sflata@yahoo.com.

 

           Start completing the application today, even if you think you will not qualify.  We prioritize SFUSD students (including “dreamers” who face challenges. Remember, “¡Sí, se puede!”  If you work at it with effort and support, nothing can stop you!

                                                                                               

Cynthia Meza                                                                         Ray Ponce

President                                                        Scholarship Committee       

 

Application was sent to your School Loop email.

Asian American Contractors Association 2016 Scholarship

Asian American Contractors Association 2016 Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 each
Number of Scholarships Awarded: 2
Deadline for Entry: Friday, September 30, 2016
Winners Announced: Friday, October 14, 2016
Eligible Entrants: Currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors and first- and second-year college students in the San Francisco Bay Area

Scholarship Intent:

  •   To encourage college(-bound) students to consider studying a construction- related discipline such as Civil Engineering or Construction Management; and

  •   To encourage students to share their story of hardships as they excelled in academics and extracurricular activities.

    How to Apply: Submit an essay of no fewer than 500 words and no more than 750 words. Topic of the essay shall be “What Have I Overcome?” E-mail essay as a PDF to Lamar Heystek at lheystek@asianinc.org. Entrants must be willing and able to read their essays aloud at ASIAN, Inc.’s 45th Anniversary Gala in San Francisco on Friday, October 21, 2016. For more information, please call (415) 928-5910 x126.

CAP BAY AREA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

CAP BAY AREA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

CAP eligibility requirements include:

o   Graduating high school Class of 2017

o   4-year college bound

o   Low-income - Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,000, (NOT Gross Income)

o   Bay Area resident (all 9 counties)

 

Students interested in applying must:

o  Be highly motivated

o Be a college bound and career oriented

o Commit to Making Waves college success model

o Work with Making Waves coaches

o Take advantage of opportunities

o Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each term

o Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year in college

o Invest in researching and applying to multiple scholarships in support of minimizing college debt

 

Student benefits include:

o   1:1 college coaching

o   Personal Financial Services Coordinator

o   Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)

o   Professional and peer networking opportunities

 

o   Lifetime Making Waves alumni of CAP Bay Area

 

WHEN

  • Outreach and Recruitment - SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Pre-Application Deadline - DECEMBER 2015
  • Semi-Finalist Notification - JANUARY 2016
  • Final Application Deadline - MARCH 2016
  • CAP Bay Area Wave-Makers Announced - APRIL 2016
  • College Preparation Workshops - JUNE 2016

 

http://making-waves.org/programs/education/college/capbayarea

Meritus Scholarship is now OPEN!

Meritus' mission is to empower under-resourced youth in San Francisco to complete a four-year college degree and prepare for post-college life by providing a four-year scholarship, academic, financial and personal advising, and career preparedness support through mentoring, internship, and career advising opportunities.
 
Students with the following criteria are eligible to apply to receive our $14,000 Scholarship and College Success Support:
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 – 3.7 (unweighted) by the end of their first semester of senior year of high school
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college
  • Demonstrate grit and ambition to achieve success throughout and after college

Apply at: https://meritusscholars.force.com/forms/login

Information: http://meritus.org/

 

Applications to become a 2017 Meritus Scholar are due January 20, 2017.

Scholarship for Washington University in St. Louis

If you are interested in attending Washington University in St. Louis you should consider the Danforth Scholars Program which will help pay for your tuition.

 

Website: https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx

 

If you think this is for you, talk to me so I can give you the nomination form. The nomination form must be completed by your counselor or teacher.

 

More Scholarships!

     

Name

LGMD Awareness Scholarship

Eligibility

LGMD Awareness Scholarship was designed to

reward students who teach others about

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies,

often referred to as LGMDs; There are

two scholarship categories, merit-based and

social media based.  A total of four $3,000

scholarships will be awarded in 2016;

Scholarship money can

be used for tuition, books, and equipment

required for education

courses.  Students may apply for

both scholarship categories

but students will be awarded at most one scholarship.

Award

$3,000 – 4 Award

 

Applications and instructions can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10914/lgmd_awareness_scholarship_scholarship.php

Deadline

May 25, 2016

 

 

Name

 

Eligibility

Thirteen (13) years or age or older at the time of the application; Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the Fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Award

$1,500

Comments

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “May is the fifth month of the year.  Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important.  Be serious or be funny.  Either way, be original.  Apply online at:  https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship

Deadline

May 31, 2016

 

 

Name

LM Scholarship Program

 

Must be enrolled in full time studies at a college, trades, or technical school

by September 2016;US resident or Canadian resident GPA 3.0 or higher;

submit answer to essay question.

Award

$500.00

Comments

Application, information:  www.forklifttrainingcalgary.com

Deadline

May 31, 2016

 

Name

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

Eligibility

Must be 17 -24 years old by September 1, 2016; GPA 2.5 or higher; submit answer to essay question.

Award

$500.00

Comments

Applications online:  www.studentscholarships.org/odenza.php

Deadline

June 1, 2016

 

 

Name

Mark A. Forester Scholarship

Eligibility

Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/Summer semester of 2016, can apply; Student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America’s military heroes.  You can simply send the essay as a part of the body of the your email, no attachments please, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information.

Award

 

Comments

Applications and instructions can be found by going to: https://rockymountainmattress.com/company/mark-a-forester-scholarship.php

Deadline

June 1, 2016

 

 

Name

Got A Spine Scholarship

Eligibility

Attending college or university full time by October, 2014; GPA 2.5 or higher; submit answer to essay question.

Award

$500.00

Comments

Applications online:  www.arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com

Deadline

June 2, 2016

 

 

Name

Liberty Scholarship Program

Eligibility

Open to high school seniors and undergraduate college students up to age 25 who apply, and instantly become NLM Liberty Scholoars as a museum student member.  The application process includes recording a 3-5 minute video speech on the topic: “How I intend to Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Others.”

Award

14 Awards ranging from $500 to $7,500

Comments

Application, information:  libertyscholars.libertymuseum.org

Deadline

June 15, 2016

 

 

Name

Do-Over Scholarship

Eligibility

Thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of the District of Columbia; Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the Fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Award

$1,500

Comments

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?”  Apply online at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/do-over-scholarship

Deadline

June 30, 2016

 

 

Name

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Eligibility

Must be Senior in high school; Freshman or Sophomore in college.

Award

$500.00

Comments

Applications online:  www.forkliftpartscalifornia.com

Deadline

June 30, 2016

 

 

 

Name

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Eligibility

Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be

attending school in the Fall of 2016; High school students

who are enrolled by September 2016 are considered eligible.

Award

$500 – 1 Award

Comments

Applications and instructions can be found by going to:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship.php

Deadline

July 30, 2016

 

 

Name

Flavor of the Month Scholarship

Eligibility

Thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of the District of Columbia; Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the Fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Award

$1,500

Comments

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?”  Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand.  In fact, July is National ice Cream Month, and that’s the inspiration behind this award.  Apply online at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship

Deadline

July 31, 2016

 

 

Name

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Eligibility

Thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Award

$1,500

Comments

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “OMG…finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it’s time to lighten things up a little.  We don’t want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) and make us laugh!”  Apply online at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship

Deadline

August 31, 2016

 

 

Name

Shout It Out Scholarship

Eligibility

Thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Legal residents of fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the Fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Award

$1,500

Comments

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?”  Apply online at: https://unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

Deadline

September 30, 2016

James Beard Foundation Culinary Scholarship of the Peninsula $50,000

 James Beard Foundation Culinary Scholarship of the Peninsula

 

Applicants must :

  • Reside or attend school in one of the following counties:

-San Francisco

-San Mateo

-Santa Clara

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, or have attained a GED (Graduate Equivalency Diploma)
  • Be enrolling or planning to enroll in any licensed or accredited program of study in

            -Culinary Arts

            -Baking and Pastry Arts

            -Beverage Studies

            -Hospitality Management

            -Food History/Anthrorpology

            -Food Policy

            -Food Science

            -Food Systems

            -Food Writing/Criticism

            -Agriculture/Sustainability

            -Nutrition

            -Dietetics or related field 

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be planning to pursue a Certificate, Diploma, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or Post-graduate Degree
  • Complete the universal James Beard Foundation application form, available at www.scholarsapply.org/jamesbeard/, and submit by the May 15, 2016 deadline

Up to one (1) scholarship of $50,000 will be granted.

Au Co Vietnamese Academic Award Scholarship

Every year the Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center and the Academic Awards Foundation recognizes students of Vietnamese descent who have excelled academically in an annual awards ceremony.

At the end of the academic school year, qualified students from San Francisco schools and other schools in the surrounding area attend this momentous event which honors their academic achievements in front of friends and family. Multiple scholarships of at least $1,000 each are also awarded to qualified 12th grade applicants who have been accepted into college.

The application process for the academic awards and the scholarships have certain requirements and a strict deadline, so we encourage applicants to start the process early.

 

Application: http://aucocenter.org/events/Academic-Excellence-Awards/

 

Deadline: May 7th, 2016.

Mailing address: PO Box 347042, San Francisco, CA 94134-7042

Email: auco@aucocenter.org

2016 High School Academic & Leadership Scholarship Awards

 

2016 High School Academic & Leadership Scholarship Awards

Chinese American Citizens Alliance, San Francisco Lodge is pleased to announce our annual high school scholarship program. This year ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be presented to graduating high school students.

 

Open to graduating high school students of Chinese ancestry (minimum one-quarter) attending any accredited San Francisco high school. Must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average, involved in school and community activities and must meet family income criteria.

Application must be received by May 10, 2016.

 

Application and more information found on your School Loop email.

 

Good luck.

 

2016 GAPA Foundation Scholarships and Grants - Accepting Applications

  1. The 2016 Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship awards several scholarships of up to $3000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. Deadline:  June 30, 2016.

  2. The 2016 Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Grant awards several grants of up to $5000 to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) community organizations that are making a positive impact in the API and/or LGBTQ community. Deadline: July 15, 2016.

Greenberg Scholarship

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, 2016. The winner will be announced within two weeks of decision.

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

2016 Filipino-American Scholars' Awards

The Filipino Educators of San Francisco invite all SFUSD graduating Filipino-American high school seniors with a weighted grade point average of 3.0 and above to apply for the 2016 Filipino-American Scholars' Awards.

 

Requirements:

--submit an essay

--fill out the form below

--a letter of recommendation from a teacher

--a copy of your latest report card.

 

Essay: Why and How My Filipino Family Values Education.

 

Content should include: Your family's cultural values, challenges as an immigrant family, family's heritage from ancestors, hopes and dreams.

 

500 words, typed, use Font 12

 

Due date: May 4th

 

Application is in the College Center, room 114

The GJEL and TransForm CA Community Involvement Scholarship

The GJEL and TransForm CA Community Involvement Scholarship will be awarded annually to two high school seniors that have shown a strong interest in bettering their community through either volunteer service, participation in local programs, or activism. GJEL and TransForm CA will select two student award recipients, taking into account their community service projects, volunteer work, academic achievement, and financial need.

The scholarship is open to all Bay Area students graduating high school in 2016.

Each student awarded the scholarship will receive a check in the amount of $2,500 from the law firm of GJEL that can be applied to their college tuition, books, room and board, travel to and from school, or other expenses related to higher education.

Download an application and submit the completed form to scholarships@gjel.com by no later than Friday, April 22nd.

 

http://www.gjel.com/community-involvement-scholarship.html

Student Advocates Scholarship

Amounts may vary from $500 - $1,000. The mission of Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) at San Jose State University is to promote higher education among immigrant students regardless of legal status, through activism, advocacy, community involvement, peer support, and leadership development. SAHE has created this scholarship to reward students who are highly motivated to reach their educational goals and give back to their community.

 

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2016 

 

Application is in your School Loop email.

Sterling Lawyers Scholarship

http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/

 

Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic goals. We believe in education and want to help curb the cost of education for students. Our hope is that this scholarship will help students continue to pursue their dream and achieve all of their goals.

 

The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time.

 

Students interested in applying are asked to apply online via the form below. You may also mail your application to the address below.

 

Sterling Law Offices, S.C.
753 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

Payment of Scholarships

The Sterling Law Offices, S.C. scholarship is paid to the school of the selected recipient. It will be paid in a one-time, non-renewable amount of $1,000 U.S. Dollars. Only one entry is permitted per student.

 

All scholarships given by Sterling Law Offices, S.C. are awarded annually in July. The scholarship payout will occur in August of the same year in one installment of $1,000 U.S. Dollars.

 

Eligibility Guidelines and Overview

  • Must be a resident of the United States.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four or two-year college or trade school.
  • Please provide the address of the college’s Financial Aid Office in your application.
  • Please provide your college student identification number in your application.
  • Application must be completed by June 30th to be eligible for the next school year.
  • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change.

Splawn Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements
1) High School Senior (graduating)

2) CA resident
3) Financial need
4) Academics (2.6 GPA and above)

5) Employment: Paid or unpaid
Community Service
Extracurricular Activities

Please note that we encourage students to apply that have extraordinary circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the chance to attend college without financial assistance. We are looking for students that understand and exemplify the meaning of "hard work".


High school seniors chosen as recipients of the Splawn Scholarship have a chance to renew the scholarship once yearly while they are in college. Renewals take place in the Fall of every year.


 
Scholarship Application
1) Online application (entire application must be completed)
2) Current year transcript
3) Current (2016) Letter of recommendation (may be from counselor, teacher, employer, etc.)
4) 1-2 page essay on a selected topic
5) Current year FAFSA Summary Report (for 2016 - 2017 academic school year)

6) Typical Weekly Schedule

The Splawn Scholarship requires that all the documents be scanned and uploaded directly to the website. If this is a problem for any of the students, please contact me and I will make arrangements.

 
Website
www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship

***Please make sure to copy and paste the website address as it will create an error if you click the link***

The deadline for the scholarship is Friday, April 15, 2016 by 11:59PM.



The scholarship is worth up to $1000.00 per student.

Scholarship for Women Interested in Engineering!

Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top SWE scholarship programs in the nation, awarding more than $10,000 each year to local students.

Applications are judged on a set of diverse criteria that seeks to find highly qualified and well-rounded individuals with serious commitment to pursuing engineering as a profession. Applications are evaluated on:
  • Scholastic achievement (G.P.A.)
  • Activities including work experience, volunteer efforts, and extracurricular activities especially with demonstrated leadership
  • An essay by student
  • Reference letters (2) from teachers, counselors, employers
  • Financial need
  • Completeness of application​
Website: http://ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html

Application Process

Scholarship applications are mailed to Bay Area high school in January and/or can be downloaded below. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 25, 2016

Eligibility

To be eligible for a SWE-GGS scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Female
  • Living or attending school in the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo counties and parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties). See document below for eligible zip codes.
  • Graduating senior going on to pursue degree at four-year college or university in engineering or computer science. We will no longer be accepting applications for seniors pursuing mathematics or science degrees.

Asian Commercial Professionals Scholarships

Asian Commercial Professionals (“ACP”) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based 501c6 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering leadership, education, networking and scholarship within the commercial real estate and facilities industry.

 

Consistent with one of its goals of encouraging and recognizing excellence in pursuing a career in the commercial real estate and facilities industry, ACP is providing scholarship opportunities.

 

Scholarship Award Descriptions:

 

$1,000 Scholarship to further your education

For deserving Asian-American students from High School (graduating seniors) thru College or applicable trade school, pursuing a career in engineering, architecture or one of its related fields or in the building trades, ACP is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student in one of those fields.

 

$2,500 Scholarship to pay for certifications

For individuals currently working in facility or property management, or have recently graduated with a Bachelors or certificate program in facilities or property management. ACP is providing a scholarship of $2,500 towards the cost of one of the following certification programs: IFMA FMP, IFMA CFM, BOMA RPA.

 

Eligibility:

 

$1,000 Scholarship applicants must be either: a current Asian-American High School graduating senior or College or trade school student, or admitted to and pursuing a course of study in one of the fields related to commercial real estate, including, but not limited to: Facilities Management, Real Estate Agency, Brokerage or Development, Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Materials, Industrial, Architectural, Environmental and all related engineering disciplines), General Contractor, Construction Management.

 

$2,500 Scholarship applicants must be an Asian-American currently employed in the commercial property management or facilities management profession, or have graduated with a Bachelors Degree in facilities or real estate or an approved certification program.

 

 

Application Submittal:  Candidates must fill out the application form and submit with their essay by 5pm PST March 20, 2016 to Scholarship@asiancompro.com.

 

Essay:  The candidates must submit an essay with their application.  The essay should be up to 1,000 words on one of the following topics:

 

$1,000 student scholarship applicant

  • In pursuing my chosen educational field, how will you contribute to the commercial real estate industry once you have graduated?
  • Tell us your top three reasons for applying for this scholarship and tell us why you are deserving of this award

$2,500 certification program applicant

  • Upon receiving your degree and or professional certification(s) what do you hope to achieve in your work career?
  • What are your career goals and objectives in the next 5 years and the next 10 years, and how will you contribute back to the Asian American community?

Application attached.

Deadline: March 20, 2016

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Visit buickachievers.com for program details
and the online application.

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

The following are encouraged to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • U.S. military veterans and their dependents
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017
  • Those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
DUE MARCH 7, 2016
Eligibility requirements:
Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino)
Cumulative GPA of B (3.0) or higher
Reside and attend high school in the SF Bay Area
If selected, attend an award ceremony and luncheon with scholarship benefactors
And the following year, attend the luncheon for the 2016 recipient

Note:  Gather #3, #4 and #5 below ASAP to have them ready to submit by the deadline date.  Mail the package to:

Filipino Advocates for Justice
310 – 8th St., Ste 309
Oakland, CA  94607
attention:  Scholarship
 
1. Cover Letter including the following:
a. Personal Information:
Name
Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Gender
Date of birth
Place of birth
b. Name of High School you are attending; name of college you will be attending
 
2. Essay – Statement of interest in the scholarship limited to 2 pages, single-spaced, typed or printed, include the following:
a. How are your values and personal characteristics similar to those of Soledad Fernandez?
b. Demonstrated sense of social justice, equality, or compassion for the less empowered or       marginalized of society.
c. Demonstrated community service experience
d. Demonstrated economic or financial need
e. What do you hope to do with your college education?
 
3.  Transcript of Academic Records directly mailed by high school to FAJ
 
4.  FAFSA or Guardian’s Income Tax Return5.  Letter of Admission to an accredited college or university. (Community College is acceptable, but grant is $2,500.)6.  Interviews will be conducted as needed.

 

DUE MARCH 7, 2016
 

Latino in Technology Scholarship

Questions? Contact us at scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org or 650.450.5487

Award Amount

Up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Number of Awards:  Up to 100 one-time and renewable scholarships

Background

The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley. This program will give 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. By implementing this program in Silicon Valley, HFSV will be able to directly address the local education gap among Latinos as well as begin to close the high tech employment diversity gap. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program
  • Current college student entering their junior or senior year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis for the next academic school year. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
  • Graduate of a high school in the Greater Silicon Valley (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County; Fremont, Newark, and Union City in Alameda County and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County). Preference will be given to San Mateo and Santa Clara County high school graduates
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and students who have obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Application: https://community.siliconvalleycf.org/applySVCFscholarships

http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/latinos-technology-scholarship-instructions

 

Deadline: March 16, 2016

UASF Scholarship

The United Administrators of San Francisco is announcing four scholarships of $20,000 each for graduating high school seniors whose career goal is to become an educator or to study towards a social service career. This scholarship is established for the purpose of promoting future educators and social service professionals recognizing exemplary academic achievement, leadership and community service in the area of working with youth.

 

The selection process will include:

1) Application form --pick it up from Mr. Touch at the College Center

2) Essay: Why you wish to be a teacher or a social service professional (1-2 pages)

3) Two Letters of Recommendation

4) Transcript

5) Committee Review at UASF

6) Interview, if necessary, for more information

 

Application due by Friday, April 8, 2016 to the UASF office

PO Box 31940

San Francisco, CA 94121

 

or FAX to 415-753-3694

2016 Youth Scholarship Program $27,000 in Grants for Children of Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel

Dear Applicant: The 2016 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $27,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2016. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards. The awards are made possible with the support of the CAA Members and Regional Chapters. This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The members of the California Alarm Association (CAA) provide products and services that enhance public safety in every community in the state.

 

 

Rules & Requirements
The student must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20. He or she must be a graduating senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school, located within the state. He or she must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or legal guardian who is a full-time active duty employee, and not on disability. The parent or guardian must be a member of a law enforcement agency or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a fire department located in California. Each student must submit a completed and signed application. Failure to follow instructions can result in disqualification. Students must submit: Students must submit:

 

  • Proof of enrollment in high school via an official transcript and SAT/ACT scores
  • Proof of acceptance to a college or university (letter acceptable)
  • Proof of parent’s occupation (ID or supervisory letter acceptable)
  • Essay (typed) (Place name on each page)
  • Letter of recommendation from counselor, teacher, or other agency regarding extracurricular activities

Application: http://www.caaonline.org/2016-information-and-application/

2016 Northern California Cherry Blossom Scholarship

2016 Northern California Cherry Blossom Scholarship is pleased to announce the 29th year of their annual scholarship program for graduating seniors of Japanese descent in Northern California.

 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a GPA minimum of 2.5. Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community.

 

Awards: Students will be awarded scholarships on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal character.

$2,000 each

Winners will participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities.

 

Deadline: Postmark no later than Saturday, March 12, 2016

 

Pick up an application from Mr. Touch

SVCF Scholarship, up to $10,000

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

 

This scholarship program recognizes and assists students with learning differences and academic "late bloomers" -- students who show academic promise and improvement during the last years of high school, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low grade point average.  

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

  • Open to graduating seniors or graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo County, San Francisco County and Santa Clara County 
  • Awards up to $10,000 available
  • Students may apply online now
  • Applications are due Feb. 24
  • View full eligibility requirements

Contact scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org or 650.450.5487 with questions.

 

SVCF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

 

SVCF scholarship programs have been established by generous individuals, corporations or organizations to assist students with their education. Since 2007, SVCF has awarded over 3,000 scholarships with awards totaling more than $11.2 million. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships.

Maisin Scholarship

The Maisin Scholar Award is now accepting applications for the class of 2016. 
 
Eligibility to apply: 
  • Graduate from an SFUSD high school in 2015-2016 academic year 
  • Cumulative 2.0 - 3.5 GPA (unweighted) 
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Attend a accredited community college, four-year college or vocational training program Fall 2016
  • Demonstrate a commitment to education and career goals 

 

Maisin Scholars benefit from several opportunities to foster success in college and beyond:
  • Up to $2000 annually in scholarship funding over four years 
  • Academic and career counseling/planning 
  • Opportunities for career and professional development
  • Available workshops, training and networking events 
Apply NOW! 
For more information visit our website 
or Contact us at 
415 695-5400 Ext. 3007 or info@maisinscholars.org 
 
Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

2016-2017 Becas Univision Scholarship: Open to undocumented students

This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students (awards range from $500 to $5,000).Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other academic related supplies, as well as for room/board and transportation expenses related to school. 

 

This opportunity is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA!). Univision states that, “undocumented students ineligible to complete the FAFSA may still apply. Univision requires students that do not qualify for the FAFSA as a result of immigration status (e.g. undocumented), to apply for their state’s financial aid program, if available. Scholarship applicants from particular states that have state financial aid programs available to undocumented students must submit a copy of their state’s version of a State Student Aid Report to Univision. If you are an undocumented student and your state of residence does not permit you to apply to your state’s financial aid program, such as the CA Dream Act, you can still apply for Univision scholarships.”

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited university in the fall of the desired scholarship year
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid (if applicable)
  • Ethnicity: Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • High School graduating seniors – Cumulative GPA of 3.00 GPA, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned from 9th through the first semester/term of the 12th grade
  • Undergraduate college students (including community college Transfers) – Cumulative GPA of 2.5, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned is required for a minimum of 12 units/credits earned.
  • Graduate college students- Cumulative GPA of 2.5, based on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) earned is required for a minimum of 9 units/credits earned.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2016

Application: http://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/01/08/2016-2017-becas-univision-scholarship-open-to-undocumented-students/

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships

Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 and many are renewable.

 

Who can apply?

  • Incoming or current college students of any ethnic background.
  • Must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Be a US Citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated.

 

Visit www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships

 

A representative from Asian Pacific Fund will be at our Cash for College event on Wednesday, January 20th at 6PM.

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority is a national, non-profit organization, founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1945. Their purpose is to stimulate civic, educational, and cultural interest in their members by promoting tangible projects and activities for the betterment of the communities wherever their chapters exists.

 

Delta Chapter's scholarships are: 1) Lorena P. Ford 2) Opal Gratton and 3) Odessa Flowers Scholarship

 

The scholarship application must include the items listed.

Deadline: February 28, 2016. Applications should be mailed to:

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc.

Scholarship Committee

139 Windsurfer Court

Vallejo, CA 94591

 

Pick up an application from the College Center.

Italian Catholic Federation

Each spring, the Italian Catholic Federation receives nearly 400 applications for its yearly scholarship awards. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois. To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

  1. Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or,
     
  2. Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the "Italian Catholic Federation."

First year scholarships in the amount of $400 will be awarded to approximately 200 applicants. First year scholarship winners are eligible for second, third, and fourth year awards of $500, $600, and $1,000 respectively.

Applications will be judged and evaluated on:

  • Scholastic Achievement – TOTAL CUMULATIVE GPA (3½ years) and CLASS RANK
  • Financial Need
  • Leadership Role
  • Faculty Recommendation and Character Reference
  • Extracurricular Activities and Charitable Efforts
  • Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable)

Scholarship Database!

Visit http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html for a list of scholarships. You can sort it by due date, if it's open to Dreamers, etc.

 

 

A list that is sorted by due date: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f3slDixnsPk54eQ8g11RW6C6SjQLpQaQCUpf3JgL2_8/edit#gid=175473092

 

Good luck!

If you need help drop by the College Center!

 

Remember that you can use the same letter of recommendation for all scholarships!

 

 

APCA Scholarship

http://apca-att.org/scholarship.html

Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, employee resource group of AT&T Inc. A major goal of APCA is to promote diversity and its advantages throughout our corporation and our communities. One way we accomplish this goal is by granting annual non-renewable scholarships to college-bound high school students.

APCA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TYPES

 

APCA National Scholarships ($2000 scholarships)
APCA will award 28 national scholarships worth $2000 each. One national scholarship will be reserved for children or dependents of APCA members.

 

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.

 

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

Application: http://apca-att.org/scholarship.html

Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship / Strides for Life Scholarship

The 2016 application for the Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship available through the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation. This coming year, we anticipate awarding at least two scholarships of $1,500 each.

 

http://stridesforlife.org/about-us/freddie-solomon-memorial-scholarship/

 

Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2016. All mailed packets must be POSTMARKED on or before Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Applications can be submitted electronically by emailing it to info@stridesforlife.org by Friday, February 5, 2016 by 5:00PM.

 

Criteria:

1) A high school senior in San Francisco or San Mateo counties.

2) Show evidence of good citizenship

3) Provide three references

4) Provide evidence of community service and voluneteerism

5) Provide evidence of athletic participation

6) Provide evidence of leadership.

 

Attached is the application. It can also be found at http://stridesforlife.org/about-us/freddie-solomon-memorial-scholarship/

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

$6,000 Scholarships

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative has fostered student leadership for more than a quarter century. In 2016, our cumulative scholarship awards will surpass $1,000,000.

Why?

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community.

Who?

In general, eligible students fall into one of these categories:
  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2011 and 30 Jun 2016;
  • Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 Jul 2011 and 30 Jun 2016;
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or
  • Attending an accredited medical school in California or a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States.

For complete eligibility requirements, see the Apply page.

http://www.equalityscholarship.org/

What?

Scholarships may be used for post-secondary education at accredited institutions - colleges, universities, and trade schools. Some of the scholarships are specifically for nursing or medical school.

How Many?

In 2015, eQuality awarded scholarships to 13 graduating high school seniors, two nursing students, and three medical students. We expect to award a similar number of scholarships in 2016.

To Apply:

http://www.equalityscholarship.org/

 

Youth on Course

http://youthoncourse.org/scholarships/

 

In 2015, 50 graduated high school seniors received $4,000+ scholarships to help them on their way – $282,000 was distributed in 2015 alone.

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded more than $632,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school graduates.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

To qualify, youth must be enrolled as a full-time senior in a Northern California (other YOC states may have their own scholarship programs! Make sure to check their state page on our website) high school. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have been accepted at a four-year college/university. Applicants do NOT need to be a member of YOC or play golf, but those that are affiliated with YOC will be given priority. All applicants must prove financial need and merit.

This sounds awesome! When can I apply?

We just finished our scholarship process for 2015. In 2016, we will post a link here when it is time to apply – usually February. In the meantime, gather what you will need: A copy of your SAT/ACT score, a copy of your high school transcripts, a copy of your official college acceptance letter, and a signed letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a ten-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American/Black high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The program will enable these highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors at historically black colleges and universities, private colleges, state universities and technical colleges and universities, from matriculation through graduation, and to prepare them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The program will begin accepting applications in fall 2015 from first-time freshmen who will begin college in fall 2016.

 

Application:

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3c41df47-d142-4e21-8d79-e10bd880a347

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be African American/Black

  • Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale and have pursued a rigorous course of study in high school

  • Have a demonstrated high level of academic performance in math and science, evidenced by a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in math and science courses including pre-calculus

  • Have demonstrated financial need as measured by the student’s college or university

DEADLINE: February 3, 2016

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3c41df47-d142-4e21-8d79-e10bd880a347

 

2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you know a young entrepreneur? Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award.

Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA

Deadline: December 18, 2015

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Do you wish everyone would sit at the same table?

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes students who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities.

Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race.

 

Apply online at www.princeton.edu/pprize

Deadline: January 31st

Tripping.com Scholarship

https://www.tripping.com/scholarships

 

Prize

The two winners from the competition will each receive a grand prize of a $1,000 check.


Entry Requirements & Eligibility

Student Status

Applicant must be either a high school senior who will be graduating by spring of 2016, a college student or a graduate student. Students enrolled in technical schools are eligible as well.


Essay Details

Length

Essay must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

Quality

The entry must be the applicant's own unique work and will be checked for plagiarism.

Deadline

The spring competition entry deadline is 11:59 PM (PST) on March 31, 2016.

 

https://www.tripping.com/scholarships

PG&E Scholarships!

Sons of Italy Scholarship Application

Scholarship Programs

The Sons of Italy Western Foundation and the Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America, are proud to provide college scholarships to eligible students. These scholarships range from $500.00 to $5,000.00. Additionally, Italian Language Study Grants are available for a one-month complete immersion course in Italian language at an Italian College.

Eligibility

Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from public or private high schools in California, Nevada, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry. For the Italian Language Study Grant, applicants must also have completed a foreign language course in high school. Selection will be based on scholastic record, activities evidencing leadership, financial need, written personal goals statement, Essay of Italian Origin, and letters of recommendation. Applications for the Italian Language Study Grant must be submitted separately, including being placed in a separate envelope, from any application for a college scholarship.

For 12th grade students.

Application found at: www.sonofitalyca.org

Deadline: March 1, 2016

What Is Your Dream Scholarship

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship

 

What's your dream?

It's crazy to think of all the amazing stories that happen as soon as we close our eyes and drift to sleep. It could be in a deep slumber or perhaps in a carefree daze, but our dreams can help shape our ideas, perceptions, and - now - education.

If we had that crazy contraption from "Inception," we could just live the dream with you. But, since we can't, we need you to tell us in our scholarship for dreamers. Did you have a dream that was off-the-wall, or maybe it was so real that you didn't know you were dreaming? Maybe you dream of a successful future or reaching your goals. Whatever your dreams might be, they could help you towards getting a scholarship for your college education.

Scholarships don't have to exist in your rich reveries. Let your dreams be your muse - and your ticket to free money for school. One "dreamer" in our I Have a Dream Scholarship Scholarship will receive $1,500 to help make his or her educational dream come true.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

 

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college."

Application Deadline

January 31, 2016

The Dream.US Scholarship for Undocumented Students/Dreamers

http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

FYI: Last year an amazing student won this scholarship!

 

TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner CollegesNote: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES

The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate’s degrees and seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Either earn an associate’s degree from an accredited community college by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already earned your associate’s degree from an accredited community college;
  • Have earned a college GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
  • Not have yet enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program;
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in the 2016-2017 academic year;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

Meritus Scholarship

http://meritus.org/scholars/meritus-programs/

More Than a Scholarship

With Meritus, Scholars engage a network of individuals for opportunities to connect, learn, and achieve throughout college and beyond. This holistic approach, framed by Scholars’ resilience and determination to succeed, has resulted in an impressive 88% graduation rate. Meritus Scholars pursue graduate school, entrepreneurship, and careers in a range of fields on the way to transforming their lives and communities.

Eligibility to Apply

Meritus welcomes seniors graduating from San Francisco high schools with plans to attend a four-year college to apply.  You are eligible if you:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 – 3.7 (unweighted)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college
  • Demonstrate an outstanding personal record of achievement as determined by:
  1. Academic preparation to succeed in college
  2. Ability to overcome challenges and a desire to succeed
  3. Quality involvement with others via work, school, family, and community
  4. Focus and purpose in pursuing higher education en route to post-graduate goals


Deadline is January 22, 2016. 

http://meritus.org/scholars/how-to-apply/

The Latin American Teachers Association Scholarship

The Latin American Teachers Association (LATA) gives scholarships to deserving Latino high school seniors going on to post secondary education. Their priority is to support students who don’t have access to traditional grants and scholarships (Dreamers welcomed). We give awards from $1,000 to $5,000 for students enrolling in a four-year college or university, a community college or a trade school. Last year, we awarded 18 scholarships.

 

Application was sent to your email. You can obtain a copy from the College Center.

 

Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

When to apply

  • The application period for the 2016 program is now open.  Apply now.
  • https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
  • The application deadline is December 15, 2015, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early.
  • Winners will be announced in Spring 2016.

The College Expo Essay Scholarship

The College Expo is looking for all Juniors and Seniors to participate when they are in town! Win scholarship money by writing an essay on "Why Should Students think S.T.E.A.M in the New Millennium?"

STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Agriculture, and Math

All entries are to be typed, double spaced and ebedded in the email (no attachments).

Email to: scholarship@thecollegexpo.org

Email Subject line MUST have: First name, last name, year, which expo, scholarship

 

All entries must include the following information to be a valid essay submission

a) Student name

b) Complete address (street, city, state, zip code)

c) Phone number

d) Email address

f) Full name of high school counselor, phone number and email address

g) Name of expo attending

 

Deadline: Monday October 26, 2015

 

For list of expos visit www.thecollegeexpo.org

Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce that the application for the Cooke College Scholarship Program is now open. This award, now in its third year, provides high-achieving students with financial need up to $40,000 a year for college. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2015.

Copy and paste this link to start the application:

https://application.jkcf.org/login/

CAC Scholarship

The California Association of Collectors has three scholarships to award. Their scholarship is based upon a simple one-page application and a 700-1000 word essay on the "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years."

Scholarship rules and application can be found at www.cacesf.org

Deadline: January 20, 2016

Two New Scholarships

 

 

 

ShipDig Scholarship

-

$1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment.

Application:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_

shipdig_scholarship_8943.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201508&utm_content=bf9ad02266a921e24e524134c0d9c92f

 

OMG Scholarship

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$500 - 1 Award (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2015

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th, 2015 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

 

Application:

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_8931.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201508&utm_content=bf9ad02266a921e24e524134c0d9c92f

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

The Horatio Alger Association provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer 2016, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and United States citizenship.

The scholarships are given to students each year and range in award value from $7,000 to $22,000.

Students may apply online. Deadline is October 25, 2015.

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

Edvisors $10,000 College Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: August 31, 2015
Scholarship Value: $10,000
Number of Scholarships - 1


To be Eligible:

1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US by Fall 2016.

2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.

 

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_edvisors_10000_college_scholarship_8944.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201508&utm_content=bf9ad02266a921e24e524134c0d9c92f

New Road Scholarship for LGBT students

https://sites.google.com/site/nrscholarship/

 

The New Road (NR) Scholarship was established in November 2011 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students to help fund their college education.

There is a maximum of 2 awards and each award is $1000 for 2015.

 

Each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT)
  • Attending or will attend one of the 9 Bay Area county universities/colleges (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano)
  • Has a cumulative high school grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.25 or better (on a scale of 4.0) 
  • Demonstrates financial need

Download application: https://sites.google.com/site/nrscholarship/

New Scholarship from Apartment List!

www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship

 

Scholarship details

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

Eligibility

Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college at least eighteen (18) years old who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?

Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form.

Deadlines

Spring: June 1, 2015

Winter: December 1, 2015

The Grace Tower Scholarship

The committee will be awarding $1000 scholarships for high school seniors who are involved in the performing and visual arts.

They are seeking applicants who identify as members of the LGBTQI community. This means, at some point in your high school career, you should have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness about LGBTQI issues, combating homophobia and/or bullying or educating your community about similar topics.

 

Application deadline: May 15th.

http://queensofthecastro.com/scholarships

Queens of the Castro Scholarship

This year, 2015,  The Queens of the Castro is excited to announce that we will be giving away $2000 scholarships to qualifying and chosen LGBTQ High School Seniors residing in the state of California!

 

Application deadline: May 15th

http://queensofthecastro.com/scholarships

 

The 2015 Cien Amigos-IME Scholarships

The 2015 Cien Amigos-IME Scholarships

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 

Applications are now available online

 

Sacramento, CA.- The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento is pleased to announce that the Call for Applications for the Cien Amigos - IME Scholarships is available online. There are two types of scholarships. The first one is for students currently enrolled in the 11th grade of High School. The second is for students currently enrolled in the 12th grade of High School, or University or College students.

 

 

Where to apply:  

 

http://cienamigos-imebecas.org

 

Deadline: 


 Sunday, May 31st , 2015, at 11:59pm

 

Who can apply:

 

For University Scholarships (A minimum of 150 grants of $1,000 each):


 

           *  Students currently enrolled in the 12th grade (Senior) in high school


 

           *  Students currently enrolled in college or community college

 

For High school scholarships (A minimum of 100 grants of $300 each):


 

            * Students currently enrolled in the 11th grade (Junior) in high school

 

 

 

The Cien Amigos-IME Scholarships are possible this year through a $90,000 contribution from the Government of Mexico, through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad. 

 

For the fourth-consecutive year, the Consulate General of Mexico, Cien Amigos and the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California (MCCNC), have joined to match and exceed these seed monies in a fundraising drive.  Numerous organizations and community leaders have joined to try and increase the number of scholarships awarded.  At least 250 scholarships will be awarded this year.

 

The goal of the Cien Amigos-IME scholarship program is to promote access to higher education and increase the number of Latino students who earn a college and university degree.

 

Visit the testimonial video of the 2014 scholarship winners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSTYT2_VLqE

Lift a Sista Up

The goal of Lift a Sista Up is to empower young women and help them achieve their academic and professional goals, while raising awareness about gender equality through educational workshops.

 

This award is available annually to seven graduating female high school seniors, who have a track record of promoting female empowerment and who are looking to promote women's issues as adults. To apply, please read the eligibility requirements and submit the application.

Eligibility:

  • Identify as female
  • High school senior
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Overcame adversity
  • Passionate about female equality

 

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Application can be picked up from the College & Career Center, room 114.

 

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund

Considerations for the scholarships will be based upon strong academic qualifications, community service and financial needs of graduating seniors. The Chinese Acacia Club has a strong commitment in advancing and supporting academic excellence in the State of California. They encourage graduating seniors to apply for their scholarship.

 

Eligibility:

  • Acceptance to a college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.80 or higher
  • Submission of complete senior year transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or counselor
  • California resident

 

Prize: $1000 maximum award to each recipient

Send completed application to:

Mr. Fred Kao

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 19165

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 418-1188

(510) 357-1177 fax

pwc3028@att.net

 

Pick up an application form from the College & Career Center, room 114.

"Raw Talent" Scholarship Competition

Marinello Schools of Beauty will be hosting a "Raw Talent" Scholarship Competition in San Francisco.

When? Monday, April 27, 2015

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

All applicants must be registered by 4:30 PM. Competition will begin at 5PM.

 

Categories include COSMETOLOGY (updo and makeup), BARBERING (Men's hair cut), and ESTHETICS (full makeup)

Applicants are required to bring a live model, products, and accessories.

All applicants MUST have essay completed and turned into Marinello School in San Francisco by April 24, 2015.

For further questions, please contact Elvisa Sehic at (415) 800-5852 or elvisa.sehic@marinello.com

 

Visit: marinello.com/highschoolscholarship

 

Grand prize - Full scholarship

1st prize - $4,000

2nd prize - $3,000

3rd prize - $1,000

The JCCNC Scholarship

The JCCNC Scholarship Program provides financial support services to students enrolled at institutions of higher education. The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to be prepared to assume important roles as leaders in the professions and in the communities relevant to Japanese and Japanese Americans. The award is intended to encourage students who aim to pursue further education in the area related to culture, politics, economics, education, sports and community service significant to the relationship between Japan and the United States.
Two eligible Bay Area/Northern California students will each be awarded $3,000 from the JCCNC Scholarship program.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • US citizen with a Japanese ancestry/legal Japanese residents of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall of 2015.
  • Have demonstrated academic interests in the study of fields of US-Japan relations.

Check your School Loop mail for the application.

Nordstrom Scholarship

Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 U.S. and Puerto Rican high school and 10 Canadian secondary school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to a four-year university. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes outstanding students across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Check out our video to see recent winners!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-cares-scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2015, AT 3PM PACIFIC.

Youth on Course Scholarship

40+ SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships range from $4,000 to $10,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 6, 2015 11:59 PM PST

http://youthoncourse.org/scholarships/

Who can apply?

  • You must be a high school senior, enrolled full-time in an accredited Northern California high school
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Scholarships are both need and merit based.
  • You must have been accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded. If the applicant is awaiting application results, the official acceptance letter may be submitted at a later date.
  • You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority during selection.

http://youthoncourse.org/scholarships/

GWHS Alumni Scholarships

There are multiple scholarships out given by the GWHS Alumni Association. Check your School Loop email or drop by the College Center for the application!

 

Good luck.

2015 Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance, San Francisco Lodge is pleased to announce their annual high school scholarship program. This year ten $1,000 scholarships will be presented to graduating high school students.

Eligibility: open to graduating high school students of Chinese ancestry (minimum one-quarter) attending any accredited San Francisco high school. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, involved in school and community activities and must meet family income criteria.

 

Deadline: April 21, 2015

For questions or additional information please call 415-440-1856 or email caca.sf.education@excite.com

 

You can pick up an application in the College & Career Center, room 114.

Carpe Diem Club of San Francisco

Once again, the Carpe Diem Club of San Francisco is seeking 2015 graduates with a C or better grade point average who will be entering college this call.

This year they are offering $500 scholarships to some lucky graduates in the San Francisco schools who meet their qualifications.

Requirements:

  • a. Financial Need
  • b. 2.0 GPA "C"
  • c. Participation and leadership

 

Pick up an application from Mr. Touch

Scholarship for students interested in Law and Criminal Justice

The San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association offers scholarships ($5,000 total) to seniors who would like to pursue a career in law or criminal justice.

Each year the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association sponsors three scholarships in the total amount of $5,000.00 (a $3,000.000 scholarship and two $1,000.00 scholarships) to students interested in law or criminal justice careers. In order to be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must submit an essay, not to exceed 750 words, describing your reason for choosing this career path. Essays must include the students name, address, telephone number, and high school.

Essays must be sent to:
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
c/o Jerry Robert Manos, Esquire
Manos & Curl, LLP
700 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Millbrae, CA 94030

Essays must be submitted on or before MARCH 23, 2015. The Scholarships will be presented at the Annual Law Day Luncheon on May 1, 2015.
For more information, please see your career counselor today, or feel free to contract Jerry Robert Manos directly at (650) 871-5955.

 

No application required, just essay.

$25,000 Scholarship for Dreamers


Deadline March 17, 2015!!!! 

 

A Scholarship for Dreamers who have the Determination to Succeed in College and Life:

 

Many Dreamers share the American dream of obtaining a college education that will allow them to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty. Unfortunately, these Dreamers are unable to achieve this dream because they cannot access any federal financial aid and otherwise lack the financial resources to go to college. We want to change that.

 

The Dream.US Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Dreamers who have DACA or TPS status and who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. We recognize that, given life circumstances, a Dreamer’s academic record may not fully reflect the student’s ability to succeed. For this reason, we place greater emphasis on a student’s demonstrated determination to succeed than on a student’s grades and test scores.

 

To apply , eligible students must:

1)    Meet AB 540 requirements

2)    Have DACA or TPS eligibility

3)    Significant Financial Need

4)    Show Academic Promise

5)    Demonstrate Determination and Perseverance

6)    Live in San Mateo, Santa Clara, or San Francisco County

 

TheDREAM.US is ALSO offering scholarships for students attending the following colleges:  

  • Evergreen Community College
  • De Anza College
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • California State University – East Bay
  • University California, Santa Cruz

For more information please visit http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

2015 Brotherhood Scholarship

2015 College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship

Apply Now!

Application Deadline is March 2nd, 2015

College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship Eligibility

*Student must currently be a senior in a high school within the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. OAKLAND-OUSD students will complete the Making REAL Change Scholarship Application to be eligible for the Brotherhood scholarship)
*Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline
*Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than $10,000
*Plan to attend four-year institution or two-year institution in the fall following your graduation from high school
*Have a letter of recommendation from an adult who knows you well and can comment on something specific in your background
*When awarded, recipients are required to attend the College Bound Brotherhood events, including the scholarship orientation, the graduation ceremony held in late May 2015, the College Bound Brotherhood “Get Ready for College” event held in late June 2015 and persistence events in the winter 2015 and spring 2016

 


http://collegeboundbros.org/2015-college-bound-brotherhood-scholarship-apply-now/

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) scholarship

There are seven scholarships of $3500 each. To be eligible for a Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) scholarship, you must be graduating from high school in Spring, 2015, and planning to attend an accredited college, university, trade or technical school in Fall, 2015. Your residence or high school must be located in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente service area, and you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Requirements

  • The KPAA scholarship is awarded only to students graduating from high school in Spring, 2015.
  • We are accepting applications from graduating high school students of any ethnicity who have demonstrated leadership within an Asian community.
  • This scholarship recognizes students who have been instrumental in bringing a tangible benefit to an Asian community and who demonstrate leadership qualities in either school or community activities.
  • Your school or home zip code must be listed in our Service Area. Use the form on this page to check for eligibility.

Other Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the KP Asian Association, the following groups offer scholarships:

http://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/

Scholarship for children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel

The 2015 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2015. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards. The awards are made possible with the support of the CAA Members and Regional Chapters.

This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The members of the California Alarm Association (CAA) provide products and services that enhance public safety in every community in the state. We share a common mission with public safety officials to improve the quality of life for every citizen in California.

 

http://www.caaonline.org/2014-information-and-application/

 

  

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship

All awards base based upon financial need, academic achievement and leadership abilities and will be given to students who will attend college full-time during 2015-2016 academic year.

Requirements:

  1. Two official high school transcripts in a sealed envelope
  2. A two page, double-spaced types essay on: "How Will A College Education Benefit Me?"
  3. Three current letters of recommendation: One must be from a high school advisor, two from sources other than relatives
  4. Describe any special family circumstances or needs (if applicable)
  5. A recent, clear photograph of applicant only
  6. Deadline for completed application must be returned no later than March 31, 2015 to:

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc.

Attention: Scholarship Committee

139 Windsurfer Court

Vallejo, CA 94591

 

You can pick up a copy of the application from Mr. Touch

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Each year, Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area women graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. Our section has one of the top five scholarship programs as ranked against other SWE sections across the nation, awarding more than $10,000 each year to local students.

FY15 Scholarship applications will be sent out early 2015. Copy and paste link to browser for application http://ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html

Application Process

Applications for this year will be sent to Bay Area high schools in January and are must be post-marked no later than March 27, 2015. The application form and additional details are available below.

Applications are judged on a set of diverse criteria that seeks to find highly qualified and well-rounded individuals with serious commitment to pursuing engineering as a profession. Applications are evaluated on:
  • Scholastic achievement (G.P.A.)
  • Activities including work experience, volunteer efforts, and extracurricular activities especially with demonstrated leadership
  • An essay by student
  • Reference letters (2) from teachers, counselors, employers
  • Financial need
  • Completeness of application
Selected students are notified of a scholarship award in early May and receive recognition at the annual Golden Gate Section banquet being held in May 2015.

For additional info call/email: Lisa Raber at 314-363-3347 or lisa.raber@swe.org
 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a SWE-GGS scholarship. Applicants must be:
    • Female
    • Living or attending school in the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo counties and parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties). See document below for eligible zip codes.
    • Graduating senior going on to pursue degree at four-year college or university in engineering or computer science. We will no longer be accepting applications for seniors pursuing mathematics or science degrees.

FIDM's National Scholarship Program

Each year through FIDM's National Scholarship Program awards over $300,000 in scholarships.

Through this competition, seven students who demonstrate an exceptional talent and interest in Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Digital Media, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design, or Product Development will each win a one-year scholarship to attend FIDM.

Deadling: April 30, 2015

Go to fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships

800.262.3436 or 818.990.2241

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship Fund is now active and accepting applications now until Sunday, March 1, 2015. Please see the description below for more details on how to apply.

 

Ina Goodwin Tateuchi and her late husband, Atsuhiko Tateuchi, both came from hard-working families and were taught to appreciate and respect education. They wish to provide $5000 scholarships for students from the Pacific Rim states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington) who demonstrate hard work, dedication and sincerity. Students must have financial need, academic merit and be of Japanese or other Asian ancestry, including multi-ethnic Asians.

 

Students from middle income families are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship will be renewable for up to four years (undergraduate studies only).

 

This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, provided the student continues to meet the criteria of a 3.0 GPA each year. 

 

To apply, please click here or visit www.washboard.org

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs that grant up to $40,000 to high school, community college and university students. The majority of our scholarships are designated for current or former residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.

In spring 2014, through the community foundation managed scholarship funds, we awarded 109 scholarships totaling over $404,600 and in partnership with our donors, through our donor involved scholarship funds, we awarded 373 scholarships totaling more than $1,564,691. Since 2007, our scholarship programs have awarded more than $8.7 million to help students pursue higher education.

All scholarships have been established by generous local individuals, corporations or organizations to assist students with their educational pursuits. Whether honoring loved ones or providing for a specific community, each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help young people achieve their dreams.

 

http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships

 

The application deadline for most of these programs is February 25, 2015.

2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is pelased to announce the 28th year of their annual scholarship program for graduating seniors of Japanese descent in Northern California.

 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with a GPA minimum of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. Applicants should be actively involved in her or his local community.

 

Awards: Students will be awarded scholarships on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal character. Two winners will each receive $2,000 cash. Winners will participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities.

 

Deadline: Postmarked no later than Saturday, March 14, 2015, and sent to the:

Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship Committee

2441 Farrol Avenue

Union City, CA 94587-5258

 

Applicants may also hand deliver the application package to the National Japanese American Historical Society

1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, no later than Friday, March13, 2015.

415-921-5007

 

For further information please call Steven Hirabayashi, 510-471-7324 or email at yshiraba@gmail.com

LATA Scholarship for Latino high school seniors

Latin American Teachers Association has a scholarship opportunity for Latino seniors.

No GPA requirement.

 

Application and essay due by Friday, April 3, 2015

Visit www.latasf.org

Email: sflata@yahoo.com

 

Please come to the College & Career Center for the application and assistance!

I am more than happy to help you brainstorm essay ideas and give you feedback.

The San Francisco Alliance of Black

 The San Francisco Alliance of Black school Educators invites high school seniors who will graduate by May 2015 to participate in its scholarship program. A $500.00 grant will be awarded to seniors who are pursuing a college degree or a career goal, who have satisfactory scholastic achievement, and who have a financial need.

 

A.  Selection Criteria:                                                                                              Points Given:

  1. Completed Application/Interview…………………………………………….……..20
  2. Community Involvement………………………………………………….……….…..15
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation……………………………………………….....20
  4. 500 Word Essay (Typed & Doubled Spaced) ………………………………………..20
  5. Copy of your current transcript with the previous seven semesters……………...25

                                                                                                                                Total Points 100          

 

B. Application Directions:

  1. Obtain an application from your school site counselor or contact: Mr. Marcus Blacksher Chairperson, 1150 Francisco St. San Francisco, CA 94107 415-415-749-3430
  2. Typed Descriptive Essay: Who was the most influential educator during your high school and why?” Complete Application form.
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Teacher, Counselor, Administrator, Community Person, Clergy or Others.
  4. Copy of High School Transcript with Previous Seven (7) Semesters.

 

C. Schedule of Activities

  1. Friday, January 30th, 2015 : Deadline for submitting application.
  2. Monday, February 9-13th, 2015: Interview for Applicants held at Mission High School.
  3. Friday, February 20th, 2015: Notification of Winners via Telephone and Email.

Community NETwork Scholarship for African American high school seniors

Community NETwork, a non-profit organization with membership comprised of active and retired employees within the AT&T family of companies exists to accomplish the following objectives:

 

  • Assist worthy public organizations in the African American community
  • Assist the under privileged in employment opportunities
  • Assist African American employees in the AT&T family of companies based on their specific needs

 

The awarding of scholarships is simply one vehicle that we utilize to accomplish our goals. The referenced scholarship is named in the honor of Lewis Howard Latimer who was an African American inventor and draftsman.  His blueprints were used as the basis for a court decision for patents to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone.

 

The purpose of the Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship is to give African American high school students residing in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, or Solano counties scholarships in recognition of academic and civic achievement during the student’s high school years.  This is a one-year non-renewable award ranging from $500.00 - $2,000.                                       

ELIGIBILITY

  • Academic good standing (GPA minimum 2.5)
  • African American senior, full-time status in an accredited high school
  • Declared intention to enroll in:                                        

1)      Four-year accredited college    

2)      Two-year community college                                                               

3)      Accredited business school (for business school, major must be in

         Computer Science or related to the Telecommunications industry)
 

Application Process

 

Submit COMPLETED application package no later than February 28, 2015. Package must include the following:                             

  1. Scholarship Application - Student and Family data sheets
  2. Student transcripts with cumulative grade point average    
  3. An essay on How My Education Will Benefit My Community or your Autobiography. (Must be a minimum of 2 pages but not more than 3 pages, typed, doubled spaced, font no larger than 12 pts)                 
  4. A letter of recommendation (from Professor, Counselor, Teacher, Coach, Employer)   
  5. An appropriate 3x5 photo is REQUIRED, (headshot with business attire only).  Photo will not be returned

TACT Scholarship for Chinese American high school seniors

The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2015 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarship up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 11, 2015.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Community volunteer service
  • A career goal in education, human services, arts, or communication
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (unweighted)
  • Participation in school and extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community related activities
  • Unusual circumstances, if any (i.e., health or financial need)

 

Deadline: February 11th

 

Pick up an application form from Mr. Touch.

Georgia McHugh $5000 Scholarship

Georgia McHugh $5000 Scholarship

Honoring High School Seniors for Scholarship, Leadership and Community Service


The Georgia McHugh Scholarship recognizes up to two high school seniors who have
demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership and community service.
The award is limited for use in the first year of college and will be paid directly to the recipient’s school.



Soroptimist International of San Francisco is seeking applicants for a $5000.00 scholarship. Both girls and boys may apply; all applicants must be high school seniors in the San Francisco Unified School District, planning to attend a California college or university.

Eligibility:

  • Students who are currently seniors in a San Francisco high school and who are planning to attend an accredited four-year California college or university
  • Recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA during their college/university year
     
  • Financial need will be considered
     
  • Must be a resident of the City and County of San Francisco
     

Deadline:

  • Applications must be postmarked by February 15th*


How to Apply:
 

  • Submit an application and a 250 word personal statement.
     
  • Applications are available at:
    www.sfsoroptimist.org
      
  •          (click on "Award and Grant Applications" in the menu bar, then click on "Georgia McHugh Scholarship")
  • Please contact Soroptimist International of San Francisco at the telephone number or email address below for questions and/or assistance with the application or essay.


Soroptimist International of San Francisco
236 West Portal Ave.
PBN 352
San Francisco, CA 94127
Email: sisf-board@sfsoroptimist.org
Phone: (415) 550-7943

Bright Minds Scholarhsip from PG&E

http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/signatureprograms/education/brightminds/index.page

Each year, through the Bright Minds scholarship program, PG&E awards ten renewable scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years and 90 one-time $2,000 scholarships. Over the past three years, PG&E has awarded nearly $3 million in Bright Minds scholarships to high school and current college students and veterans, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college.

The program has become increasingly competitive, with thousands of applicants each year. The scholarship is open to all majors but a preference is given to students in STEM majors. In selecting scholarship recipients, PG&E looks for students who:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Have a financial need (students are required to apply to FAFSA
  • Exhibit personal or community leadership
 

However, those attributes are not required. To apply, candidates must simply meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student
  • Live within the PG&E service area
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year

How do I apply?

The 2015 application period opens on January 5, 2015 and closes on February 9, 2015.

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/pge/

Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Enter your artwork and win!

9th -12th graders can participate, and winners in each category can win a cash prize!

Award categories:

Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D Animation, Interactive Media, and Photo Imaging

 

Deadline: March 17, 2015

For more details: www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC

Questions? Email: artscompetition@ntid.rit.edu

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Visit buickachievers.com for program details and the online application.

Deadline: February 27, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST

We encourage the following to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • U.S. military veterans and their dependents
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
  • Those who plan to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.

     

   

2014 Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship Information

Community NETwork, a non-profit organization with membership comprised of active and retired employees within the AT&T family of companies exists to accomplish the following objectives:

 

  • Assist worthy public organizations in the African American community
  • Assist the under privileged in employment opportunities
  • Assist African American employees in the AT&T family of companies based on their specific needs

 

The awarding of scholarships is simply one vehicle that we utilize to accomplish our goals. The referenced scholarship is named in the honor of Lewis Howard Latimer who was an African American inventor and draftsman.  His blueprints were used as the basis for a court decision for patents to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone.

 

The purpose of the Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship is to give African American high school students residing in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, or Solano counties scholarships in recognition of academic and civic achievement during the student’s high school years.  This is a one-year non-renewable award ranging from $500.00 - $2,000. 

Deadline: submitted via e-mail by the deadline of February 28, 2015.

APCA Scholarship

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2015 National APCA Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that nineteen (19) $2000 APCA National Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015 academic year.  Besides the 19 national scholarships, we are also offering four (4) $1000 state scholarships to Northern California students.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors of any ethnical or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Information about our scholarship program including the complete eligibility requirements and FAQ, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the scholarship application can be found at our web site:  http://www.apca-att.org/scholarship.html All scholarship applications need to be submitted online by Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

2015 Tzu Chi Scholarship!

Eligibility
To apply, you must
1. be an U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent (Foreign students on student visa not included)
2. demonstrate financial need for college tuition
3. have a minimum 3.0 GPA
4. will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2015-2016 (for example, community college, UC, CSU, privates)

All application documents must be received by March 2, 2015.

 

Visit the College & Career Center, room 114 for application. I also sent it to your School Loop mail.

SFAS Scholars Program

 

http://www.sfaero.org/scholars-program.html

The San Francisco Aeronautical Society is pleased to announce the SFAS Scholars Program, in recognition of the historical contributions made by the many legends of aviation. Scholarships are open to high school seniors attending a public high school in one of the following school districts: San Francisco Unified School District, San Mateo Union High School District, Jefferson Union High School District and Sequoia Union High School District. Applicants must be anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post secondary institution and carrying a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. at the end of their junior year of high school. Applicants must submit an application and a single-sided, two page (maximum), double spaced biographical essay on a legend of aviation. In Spring of 2015 the San Francisco Aeronautical Society will grant four scholarships totaling $10,000. The San Francisco Aeronautical Society mourns the passing of Marion Wright, a founding member of the Board of Directors.  This year we will award a memorial scholarship, the Marion Wilkinson Wright Scholarship, dedicated to her outstanding contributions to the Society and the preservation of aviation history. 

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Applicants must be current high school seniors attending a public high school in one of the following districts: San Francisco Unified School District, San Mateo Union High School District, Jefferson Union High School District, Sequoia Union High School District.

2. Applicants must be anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of the application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post secondary institution and carrying a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. at the end of their junior year of high school.

Required Attachments:
1. Applicants must submit:
• a completed application
• a copy of their official transcript
• a single-sided, two page (maximum), double spaced essay on an aviation legend and their contribution(s) to aviation.

Notification/Additional Information:
1. Winners will be notified with a phone call/email between April 1 and April 15, 2015. All winning essays of the SFAS Scholars Program Scholarship will be published in the San Francisco Aeronautical Society’s Newsletter, FAM14.
2. Winners must submit a copy of post secondary institution registration/acceptance prior to issuance of check.

Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2015
Mail completed application, essay and transcript to: SFAS, P.O. Box 250250, San Francisco, CA 94125
Contact: (650) 821-6720, info@sfaero.org

http://www.sfaero.org/scholars-program.html

Asian Pacific Fund

Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,00 to $20,000 and many are renewable.

 

Who can apply? Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds. Must plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident unless otherwise stated.

Application deadline: February 20, 2015

www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships

 

 

NSRCF Scholarship for Southeast Asian students

What is the NSRCF Scholarship Program?

The NSRCF Scholarship Program travels to a different area of the U.S. each year, offering scholarships to students in the Southeast Asian community. Since its founding in 1980, it has awarded $808,000 in scholarships to 815 students in 28 cities and regions.


Who can apply for the NSRCF scholarships?

Graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their education. The student or at least one of the student’s parents must be born in Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam. The student must live in the city or area in which the scholarships are offered.

 

To apply:
http://nsrcfund.org/who-we-are/local-awards-committee

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE is MARCH 15, 2015

Meritus Scholar

How to Become a Meritus Scholar

Your focus and commitment make you a Meritus Scholar. The program is more than just a scholarship check, although $14,000 over four years is nice too! Meritus provides opportunities to engage a network of individuals from the community through mentoring, coaching, and career and professional skills development for success throughout college and beyond. The benefit to you is making the most of these opportunities.

Eligibility to Apply

Meritus welcomes seniors graduating from San Francisco high schools with plans to attend a four-year college to apply.  You are eligible if you:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 – 3.7 (unweighted)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to attend a four-year accredited college
  • Demonstrate an outstanding personal record of achievement as determined by:
  1. Academic preparation to succeed in college
  2. Ability to overcome challenges and a desire to succeed
  3. Quality involvement with others via work, school, family, and community
  4. Focus and purpose in pursuing higher education en route to post-graduate goals

Deadline is January 23, 2015. 

http://meritus.org/scholars/how-to-apply/

The Maisin Scholar Award

It's your dream..let us help!

Each year, the Maisin Scholar Award grants 75 San Francisco Unified School District students up to $2,000 annually in college scholarships that are renewable for up to four years.

You are eligible if you:

Are a senior currently attending a San Francisco Unified School with a minimum GPA of 2.0

Will attend a college or vacational program in fall of 2015-16 (Community College, UC, CSU, private)

 

To apply: www.maisinscholars.org

Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015

Application opens January 1, 2015

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Prize: $1,000

Deadline: January 31st

Apply online or by mail. Visit www.princeton/edu/pprize

pprize@princeton.edu

 

Italian Catholic Federation

 

Must be Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent OR if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent.

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Visit: www.icf.org

The Stephanie Brown Cadet Foundation

The Stephanie Brown Cadet Foundation seeks applicants for a renewable $1000 college scholarship.  Applications are available at http://www.sbcfoundation.org/  and must be postmarked by 2/6/15.  Eligibility:

o   Graduating High School seniors or college students in good standing

o   Significant number of volunteer hours in community service within the last 18 months

o   Grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale

o   Attending a US 2 or 4 year academic, vocational or technical college during next school year

o   Resident of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Please share this with students who are committed to community service.

 

PG&E Scholarship

There are 11 different scholarships offered by PG&E

visit http://www.pge.com/about/community/scholarships/

 

Deadline is Monday, February 9, 2015.

If you have questions email PGEScholarships@pge.com

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald REagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.

 

Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships -- up to $40,000 per student.

 

Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships

 

Deadline: January 8, 2015.

BLING Scholarship!

We’re B.L.I.N.G. and we spent last year giving out $65,000 to make 17 youth-led ideas in SF come to life!  Now we want to fund your project idea for social change!

 
1) If you havent checked out our grant application click this link
 
2) We know you may have some questions, and we have answers!  Come to our 

 INFO SESSION to get important info about making your application shine!

 

NOVEMBER 6th at 28 2nd St. (2nd and Market) from 5:30-6:30 

We are located on the 4th floor.  When you get to the building dial 400 to be let in and take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor.  

 

See you there! 

<3 B.L.I.N.G.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Do you wish everyone would sit at the same table?

 

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes students who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities.

 

Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded up to $1,000 and invited to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race.

 

Apply online or by mail

 

Visit: www.princeton.edu/pprize

Email: pprize@princeton.edu

Call: 800-742-1036

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

 

Paid tuition up to $30,000 per year

Year round salary

Rewarding work experience

Guaranteed employment

 

www.nsa.gov/careers

 

 

To be eligible:

Must be a US Citizen

Must be eligible to be granted a security clearnace

Must be a high school senior at the time of application

Must achieve a minimum SAT score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 Writing), or ACT of 25.
Must be planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering

A 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

Must submit application and hardcopy documents between September 1 and November 15

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families across the nation who have financial need. Young Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school to pursue their unique academic and talent goals. The application period is open from January to March. Up to 65 Young Scholars are selected for this program each year. Final notification is in the early fall.

 

www.JKCF.org/scholarships

Picture Your Future, NFIB Scholarship

Apply for a 2015 NFIB Young Entreprenuer Award

 

Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2015 NFIB Award.

Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA

 

Application is now open.

 

Deadline is December 18, 2014

$20,000 Scholarship, Horatio Alger!

 

 

IMPORTANT scholarship. DUE OCT. 25th!!! up to $20,000!!!


It's called the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  You qualify based on being a senior, plans to attend a 4-year college, 'low-income' (less than $55,000 family income a year), involved in your school and/or community, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and at least a 2.0 GPA.

GO TO: www.horatioalger.org/scholarships and begin the application.

DREAMer Scholarship

http://www.thedream.us/scholars/

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges.  Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. To be eligible to apply, you must:

    • Be a first-time college student (i.e., a student with no more than 12 college credits excluding credits earned in a dual enrollment program or advance placement testing);
    • Intend to enroll in and attend one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in 2015 and be eligible for in-state tuition;
    • Have a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent GED score);
    • Have been born on or after June 16, 1981 and have come to the United States before reaching your 16th  birthday
    • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
    • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES

The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate’s degrees and seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. To be eligible to apply, you must:

    • Have earned an associate’s degree from an accredited college by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year;
    • Intend to enroll in and attend one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges in 2015 and be eligible for in-state tuition;
    • Have a college un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
    • Have been born on or after June 16, 1981 and have come to the United States before reaching your 16th  birthday
    • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
    • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.

Full Scholarship to Boston University, and St Mary's University

To learn how to earn a full ride scholarship to St Mary's University in Texas check out www.stmarytx.edu/greehey_scholars

 

For Boston University, check out bu.edu/admissions/trustee

 

Don't miss these great opportunities for a free college education!!!

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

All seniors should apply to this great local scholarship opportunity!

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/applymvs.cfm

 

Deadline: December 5, 2014 by 5PM to the Lodge Secretary's office at 450 Post Street, Floor 2M, San Francisco, CA 94102.

 

Questions or problems? please call or email: George Mattis, Chairman at : 415-566-4308 / email: geomattis1@aol.com

Tom Schomburg Scholarship for Future Citizens

Eligibility: Any non-citizen in the graduating class of a San Francisco high school. All applicants must plan to become citizens of the United States of America.

 

Deadline: December 5, 2014

Entries must be received (not postmarked) by 5:00PM, Friday, December 5, 2014 in the Lodge Secretary's office at 450 Post Street, Floor 2M, San Francisco, CA 94102.

 

Pick up an application from Mr. Touch / College Center

 

Questions? please call or email George Mattis, Chairman at (415) 566-4308 / e-mail: geomattis1@aol.com

 

First place award: $4,000

Second place award: $2,500

Third place award: $1,000

 

Are you an artist?! Use your skills to win money!!!

www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-illustrators/

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

http://www.artandwriting.org/

https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/interest/art-and-design/

http://green-label.com/art/10-interesting-art-contests-scholarships-awards

 

If competition is not open yet, keep it in mind. Start thinking about ideas, and improving your skills!

Do Something & Earn Money!

Do you like doing something and making money?! This scholarship website may be the perfect one for you!

https://www.dosomething.org/about/scholarships

Another website for scholarships!

https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Grades 9-12th. Patriotic 3-5 minute audio/essay competition.

http://www.vfw.org/community/voice-of-democracy/

National College Resources Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • You cannot be a previous scholarship winner from any of the NCRF College Expo's.
  • You canot be an employee or related to a NCF Foundation staff member or any of its corporate sponsors.

 

Awards: If selected as a recipient, the applicant will receive a monetary award.

 

Application: Interested students must submit an essay of 500 words or less about "Why is a College Education Important to Me"

 

Instructions: All entries are to be typed, double spaced and embedded in the email (no attachment please).

Email to: scholarship@thecollegeexpo.org

email subject line must have: First name/Last name/year/name of expo/scholarship

 

All entries must include the following information to be a valid essay submission:

  • Student name
  • Complete address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Name of high school you are attending
  • Full name of high school counselor, phone number, and email address
  • Name of expo attending

 

The expo is on Saturday, January 24 from 9am- 5pm at Oakland Marriott Convetion Center

 

www.thecollegexpo.org

ACF Visionary Scholarship

2015 - 2016 Award Year Criteria and Application Instructions

Criteria

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2018, 2017, 2016, or 2015); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected.

 

Deadline, Selection, and Distribution

 

Application Deadline 2015 - 2016 (must be received by): April 1, 2015

Winners chosen May 15, 2015; and awards distributed: July 17, 2015.

Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.

Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.

 

How to Apply

 

Visit our Registration Page to begin the application process.

You will receive an Application Packet within two (2) weeks from the time you register.

If you have NOT received your application packet within two (2) weeks, please email:

 

 

For full detail visit

http://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/visionary_scholarship_terms.aspx

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

There are FOUR Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships you can apply for!

 

General Eligibility Requirements
To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area
  • Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
  • Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution

HOW TO APPLY:

Beginning October 1, 2014, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2014 academic year is January 20, 2015, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 30, 2015.

 

http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

United Negro College Fund

More links for scholarships!

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

200 Free Scholarships for Minorities

The link below has a list of 200 scholarships minorities can apply for! Start early!

If you need help, stop by the College Center!

 

http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

 

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

 

Deadline: December 5, 2014

 

2015 Most Valuable Student applications are due to the Elks Lodge closest to the applicant's home by December 5, 2014. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

 

http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

APIASF Scholarship for High School Students

For a list of scholarships offered by APIASF visit http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html

APIASF Scholarship Application

Apply online: https://secure.apiasf.org/

(Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST)

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2015

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Ethnicities: African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American
Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
 
Number of Scholarships:
1000 per year
Individual Award:
Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
 

A Complete Application Consists of:

1. Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form)
2. Educator’s evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form)
3. Evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form)

In order to be eligible to be considered for the GMS scholarship, all three forms must be submitted online by Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

 

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/2bfd8f53-40aa-4705-9f8b-d92d972e59df

Conquering College Costs: Win $10,000 with "5 Simple Words"

You're a thorough Shmooper, so you clearly had everything ready for the first day of school. Backpack? Check. Books? Check. Lunch? Check. $10,000? Ch—wait, what?

We're guessing you weren't armed with $10K on your first day back, but in a couple months, you just might be. Unigo is giving away four $10,000 scholarships, and we think one of them has your name on it.

It's 100% free to register and apply, and you know what they say: you can't win if you don't play.

 

 

 

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Wendy's High School Heismen

Should you or your students apply?

Absolutely! If you are a high school senior—or if you teach or coach one—who’s dedicated to learning, performing, and leading—we’d love to hear from you.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities. If you’re one of the 1.4 million high school athletes across the country that excels in the classroom, on the field, and within your school and community, apply now.

 

http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/whos-eligible/

2014 Burton Book Fund Kicks Off: Up to $500 Available for Foster Youth Attending College

The 2014 Burton Book Fund, which awards foster youth in college up to $500 for textbooks, is now accepting applications. The Burton Book Fund is now in its second year. The goal of the program to help foster youth in college start the academic year with the books they need for school. In 2013, the Burton Book Fund provided over $120,000 for 316 foster youth to purchase books at 16 community colleges, CSUs, UCs and private institutions.
 
There is no deadline for applications and funds will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. Applications should be filled out by a representative of a campus support program, such as a Guardian Scholars Program, or by a financial aid officer. If you are a campus support program representative or a college financial aid officer, please email Diane Matsuda, diane@johnburtonfoundation.org, for an application. If you are interested in the program but are not one of these individuals, please forward this opportunity to a campus financial aid office or campus support program representative.

 

Note: Shasta College has this program in place with their bookstore and the Burton Foundation.  College of the Siskiyous is looking at setting it up.  If you have a foster youth heading to ANY college, have them ask the foster youth liaison in the financial aid office for guidance on getting an application; if the college doesn’t have the program already set up, they simply have to contact Diane Matsuda (above) to set up an agreement.

READ THIS! Websites that will help you find scholarships, round III

You can start searching for and applying to scholarships RIGHT NOW!

So, you're interested in free money for college? That's good, because scholarships are great opportunities, and owing a ton of ...more

Want to be published? Want money to pay for college?

If you are the first generation in your family to go to college, click here http://www.imfirst.org/scholarship-application/

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Meritus Applications due SOON! It's $14,000- don't miss out!

http://meritus.org/scholars/how-to-apply/

The deadline is January 24th and this is an AWESOME scholarship!  Don't lose your opportunity, come see Mr. Grainger, Ms. Vega, Patrick or Shaina SOON!

 

 

 

Steve Tirado Family Foundation Scholarship

Deadline is March 14th, and up to 4 Bay Area scholars will receive up to $5,000 EACH! http://stevetiradofamilyfoundation.org/

This is a great opportunity, and you need only a 3.0 gpa, and to ...more

Make the "U" Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://www.colgate.com/hazlau

For Latino students, with a minimum 3.0 gpa, students must be graduating this Spring, and MUST fill out their FAFSA. You can win up to $15,000, so apply!

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

Graduating this Spring?  Interested in nursing, public health, or something in the medical field?  Are you passionate about causes related to the LGBTQ community, and interested in volunteering or working on its behalf?  http://www.equalityscholarship.org is where to go to learn more about the 16 scholarships they give away every year in Northern and Central California.  See the College Center with questions...

Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Career Advancement Scholarships

Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Career Advancement (APCA) is a non-profit employee resource group of AT&T, Inc. A major goal of APCA is to promote diversity throughout AT&T and the ...more

Interested in writing an essay on the importance of good financial credit?

Because it IS important, and also, the California Association of Collectors is awarding a first, second, and third place prize for it in the amounts of 2,500, 2,000 and 1,500 dollars.  Go to http://www.cacesf.org/  to learn more.

The Association of Chinese Teachers Scholarship (TACT)

The TACT scholarship committee is currently accepting applications, and is interested in distributing a portion of the $ 20,000 or so that they give out every year.  While you won't get that entire amount, they give it out in portions, and the deadline for applications is February 12th.  http://www.tactsf.org is where you should go to find out how to apply.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

For students of Japanese descent and ancestry. You need a gpa between 2.5 and 4.0., and you must be "actively involved in your local community." Come see us in the college and career center, we ...more

Scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent residency.

These pages have carefully researched lists of up to date information about scholarships available for immigrant students that don't have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. There is also ...more

More Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Check these links for scholarship opportunities. A lot of these are specific to California so you have a better chance than when applying for national scholarships.

http://eastbayconsortium.org/index.p ...more

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Here are scholarships from many organizations that you can apply for WITHOUT a social security number! This is a great opportunity to get FREE money for college.

http://www.10000degrees.org/students/sc ...more

Ladies with leadership experience...

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Check it out-  the requirements for application seem to be generally good grades, involvement in some form of extra-curriculars, and leadership.  It looks like an exceptional opportunity, go ahead and apply!

PG and E scholarships, and a few others...

http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/education/ergscholarships/brightminds/index.page   It's the "Bright Minds" scholarship.  You get money for college, AND a chance to enjoy their puns.

http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/education/ergscholarships/index.page  Some other PG and E ones as well.

 

 

Some renewable scholarships, SSN not needed.

Meritus College Fund-  $14,000 over 4 years:  Learn more here- http://meritus.org/scholars/hot-to-apply/

Princeton Prize in Race Relations:  http://www.princeton.edu/pprize

East Bay College Fund Scholarship:  http://www.eastbaycollegefund.org/our-programs/scholarships/

Scholarships for undocument (AND DOCUMENTED) students

You don't need a social security number to apply to these...but if you have one, you CAN still apply-

California Association of Collectors: http://cacesf.org

CASA 2 Scholarship: http://ltacasa2.webs. ...more

Scholarships for African American students

We've got a bunch of scholarship opportunities, as well as websites that will help you find and identify other scholarships you can apply to in order to pay for college. Follow these links, make a ...more

Latino Student Scholarships

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has announced that their Youth Awards Scholarships are now open, and you can apply. http://www.hispanicheritage.org/youth_int.php?sec=193 is the place to go, and ...more

Scholarships for Undocumented students

There are many programs aimed at helping these students go to college, and these links will give you a good idea of how much financial assistance is potentially available:

http://www.e4fc.org/studentre ...more

MORE scholarships you can apply to...

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation:  If you like and understand money, this is an excellent option.  All you have to do is write an essay explaining why it's important to maintain good credit, and 3 students will receive somewhere between $1,500 and $2,500.  www.cacesf.org

FULL college scholarship, via Bill Gates and his billions of dollars-  Gates Millenium Scholars Award.  Learn more at www.gmsp.org

Questbridge Academic Excellence Awards-  for low-income, high achieving, first-in-family students who want to attend college, this is a good opportunity:  questbridge.org/for-students/cps-college-prep-scholarship

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