Scholarships, Nominations, & Contests

(Updated Dec. 2017)

Click on the blue, underlined text for more information about each scholarship. Application forms for these scholarships are available online and/or in the College and Career Center.  Most of the scholarships are available each year, so please check the scholarship websites for updated information. School specific scholarships are available on university websites and in the C&CC Bulletin.

For additional scholarships, explore these websites:






Scholarship Name or Organization


Additional Information

ABC7 Star Scholars program recognizing the Bay Area's top high ...

  • Nomination required (*)
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Seniors
  • Seven local graduating high school seniors who are college-bound will be selected to receive $1,000 each and be profiled in a half-hour show on Channel 7
  • Questions, Laura Kutch (415) 954-7826

AES Engineers Scholarship

  • Submit essay on the question that appears on the website.
  • $500.00

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

  • Juniors, Seniors
  • Essay: 500-1000 words
  • Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship

  • US citizen, 9th to 12th grade
  • Prepared oration has to relate to some aspect of the Constitution of the United States
  • 1st : $18,000;  2nd: $16,000;  3rd: $14,000

America’s Homecoming Queen, Inc.

  • Service and scholarship opportunity
  • High School Prom Queens

Antioch College

Horace Mann Fellowship

Students entering in the fall may be eligible for the Horace mann Fellowship, which offers a half-tuition scholarship valued at over $64,000 over their four years of study.


Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship

  • Nomination Juniors & Seniors
  • Written sports-related articles in high school publication
  • Submit nomination letter  by teacher or newspaper advisor on school letterhead, original article and student info
  • Send to: Art Rosenbaum Scholarships,
  • c/o BASHOF,
  • 201 Spear Street, Suite 1105
  • Phone: 415-296-5607

Asian American Journalists Association

  • Senior
  • Academic Achievement
  • Journalistic ability
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues
  • Awards from $1,000 to $3,500.

Asian Pacific Fund

  • Many different scholarships
  • See website for specific requirement for each scholarship
  • 3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen
  •  $500 to $20,000
  • Sue May
  • www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships.

Application deadline February


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

See website for specific requirments for each scholarship

Start your application today!


Melissa May

Program Assistand

Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA)

  • 3.4 GPA on 4.0 scale
  •  Any ethnic background
  • US citizen
  • Cindy Pang
  • 925-327-2594
  • cp3714@att.com
  • 28 national - $2,000 scholarships
  • 14 state - $1,000 scholarships

Assumption College

Light the Way Scholarship,Community Service to help people in need, improve society, heal the planet

Apply by Dec. 15th

50 - $25,000 scholarships, renewable all four years

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

  • Outstanding achievement in non-academic activity or project
  • 12 $2500 scholarships

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • Overcome personal challenges
  • Outstanding achievement in school, community or work activities
  • Scholarships of $2,500, 10,000 & 25,000
  • 800 537-4180
  • Apply early as only first 10,000 applications are reviewed

Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team

(Warriors. A’s, etc.)

  • Senior, legal resident
  • College bound
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from sophomore to sr year
  • Display leadership/inspirational qualities, value of education, good work ethic and community outreach
  • 2-3 page essay and 2 non relative letters of rec (one by nominating teacher or principal)
  • One $5,000 scholarship max. (for PHS student)
  • Nominated by school/teacher
  • Contact Zachary Hill, Bay Area All Star Scholarship Team, Golden State Warriors, 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Bank Card Services Scholarship

  • Son/Daughter of a Card Services merchant
  • Cum. 2.5 GPA in 1st semester senior year
  • 20 $1,500 awards for 2 or 4 year college
  • 888.339.0100

Beach Blanket Babylon 

  • Voice
  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Three $15,000 scholarships in each category (Voice, Acting and Dance)

Bennington College Young Writers Award

  • 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
  • Submit original work (poetry, fiction, or nonfiction) sponsored by a high school teacher
  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250

Best Buy @15

  • 9-12th grade
  • Need solid grades and involvement in community service or work experience
  • 1,000 scholarships of  $1,000

Big Sun Scholarship

  • Seniors  currently involved in any sport
  • $500.00

Bio-Rad Scholarship

(Hercules, CA)

Demonstrated interest in Science

Be a graduating, college-bound senior from a high school within a 50-mile radius of Bio-Rad’s Corporate offices in Hercules

several $1,000 scholarships

one $2,500 scholarship (Ron Mardigian)

510-741-6292 for info/application

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

  • Academic  excellence
  • Leadership
  • Four year full tuition

Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

Merit Scholarships

  • Senior
  • Eagle Scout (national credentials)
  • 1090 minimum SAT score and/or 26 ACT score
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated leadership in Scouting and non-scouting activities
  • Application must be postmarked after August

Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel

  • Juniors, Jewish students of all background
  • Merit based – outstanding leadership, character and academics
  • Summer program in Israel June – August
  • 26 Students total

Buick Achievers (GM Foundation)

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates planning to enroll in four year college or university
  • Planning to major in a field of study focusing on science, engineering, technology, and mathematics
  • 50 scholarships up to $100,000

Cabrillo Civic Club Scholarship

  • Students of Portuguese descent
  • 3.5 or above GPA
  • Participated in at least three extra-curricular activities in high school
  • Application must be postmarked before March

California Alarm Assoc/Electronic Security Assocc

  • Senior
  • Child of law enforcement/fire department personnel
  • Grades, SAT scores, essay, extracurricular activities
  • From $1,000 to $8,500 possible
  • Questions: call 800-437-7658

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation

  • One page application
  • 3-4 page essay on “The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit During your College Years.”
  • For use at any accredited college, university or vocational school.
  • 1st place-$2500, 2nd place-$2000, 3rd place-$1500; Rachel 916-929-2125  

California Retired Teachers’ Association – East Bay Division Scholarship Foundation

  • Nomination required (*)
  • Desire to pursue career in education
  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities, especially teaching, tutoring or coaching young people
  • Acceptance by a college or university
  • Financial need
  • Minimum award amount $1,500
  • Only one student per school
  • Contact Suzanne Mathieson at  swimmath@yahoo.com

The Catholic University of America

Archdiocesan Scholarships:

  • 3.8 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • SAT of 1450 (Math and Critical Reading)
  •  ACT of 32 or higher
  • rank in the top 10% of their high school class

University Academic Scholarships:

  • proven academic profile as determined by their GPA and SAT (or ACT) scores
  • strong personal profile, shown through leadership experience and extracurricular activities.

  • Archdiocesan Scholarships:
  • These full-tuition, four-year scholarships are CUA's most prestigious awards and 5 are awarded each year.$1,000 Alumni Grant
  • $1,000 Alumni Grant & $3,000 Parish Scholarship
  • cua-admissions@cua.edu
  • 202 319-5305

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Chinese descent
  • Outstanding academic, social service achievements and financial need
  • Live in Contra Costa or Alameda County
  • Attending college beginning Fall 2011
  • 9 - $1000 scholarships
  • Application and all documents must be postmarked by May
  • Send to: CACA Oakland Lodge
  • Attn: Scholarship Committee
  • 303 Eighth Street, Oakland CA 94607
  • Questions:  contact Adrienne Fong at afong15@hotmail.com

Nemerican Citizens Alliance

2011 National Essay Contest

  • grades 9-12
  • Saturday, March, 10am-12
  • Timed essay regarding the Chinese in the United States. Exact essay topic will be announced at the time of the contest.
  • Entry forms  MUST be postmarked no later than February
  • Prizes from $100 to $1000
  • Questions:  contact Adrienne Fong at afong15@hotmail.com
  • Mail entry forms to: Adrienne Fong
  • 303 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Chinese Acan Citizens Alliance

2011 National Art Competition

  • Grades 10-12
  • Freehand drawing, 2 dimensional, 18”H x 24”W, official entry form, up to 150 word description
  • “Theme: Monkeys, Tigers, and Dragons, Oh My! Your Chinese Zodiac Sign”
  • Prizes from $100 to $500
  • Send entries to:  Chinese American Museum
  • ATTN: Michael Troung
  • 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chri Foundation - Beverage Industry Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Affiliation with California licensed beverage industry (parent or grandparent)
  • $2,000 - $5,000 scholarships

CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

  • Student-athletes with good sportsmanship, school and community service, leadership
  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • List of accomplishments in high schools
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay > 500 words
  • Two $5,000 scholarships, twenty $2,000 scholarships

Clarkson University Leadership and Achievement Awards program

  • A Junior
  • Demonstrate strong leadership
  • Academic interest in Engineering, Business, Science or Liberal Arts
  • Student and faculty recognition
  • Enrolled in college-bound program
  • In the top 15% of class
  • $12,000 and $15,000 per year for 4 years
  • Guidance Counselors must nominate by April 1 of junior year
  • Must complete admissions interview by February

 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation 

  • Seniors
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to community
  • Academic achievement
  • Part-time employment
  • $3.0 million scholarships for 250 students

Colgate-Palmolive Hispanic Scholarship Fund Haz La U

  • Seniors
  • Hispanic students
  • Write 3 short essays
  • 3.0 gpa
  • $15,000 grand prize
  • 10 additional $2,500 prizes

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

  • Nomination required (*)
  • Community service
  • Leadership skills
  • Academic achievement
  • One-time scholarship of $1,000

Coliseum Scholarship Fund

  • Seniors
  • Community service
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Admitted to a four year accredited college.
  • Native US citizen

Nahas Scholarship Application

Scotlan Scholarship Application

Reynolds Scholarship Application

Morgan Family Scholarship Application

Congress- Bundestag Youth Exchange

Department of State funded scholarship program awarding 250 American students to live and study abroad in Germany for one academic year.



Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

  • intellectual personal achievement
  • significant leadership ability
  • Full Scholarship with special study stipend for intl. study or other enrichment opportunities

Dayton, Univ. of Leadership Scholarship

  • Church, school, or community involvement
  • Letter of interest to Director of College Center

$2,500 per year

Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs

Two Competitions

  • Business Concept
  • Social Venture

$100,000 Price Pool!


Dominican University of CA

First year merit scholarships and grants

up to $24,000 per year


Elks National Foundation—Legacy Awards

  • Parent or grandparent must be an Elk
  • High school seniors only
  • Four year, $4,000 scholarships

Elks National Foundation-

2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Senior, US citizen
  • Scholarship, leadership, financial need
  • Attend four year university, full time
  • Grades and test scores required

         $1,000-15,0000 per year

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative

  • Seniors
  • Recognizes service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community
  • Must have applied  to a college, university of trade school

The Eula Mae Jett Scholarship!

Legal secretaries Inc. and Alameda Co. Legal Secretaries Assoc. are accepting scholarship applications for the legal field but not those students planning to enter Law School

$1000 - $2000 scholarships

email:   dalia.liang@gmail.com

Furman Scholars (Furman Univ.)

interest in liberal arts/science

weighted gpa of 3.50

community service/extra-curricular

demonstrated leadership

SAT 1250 or ACT 28

$30,000 over 4 years

Gates Millennium Scholars

  • Nomination required (*)
  • Seniors
  • African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American
  • Citizen of USA
  • GPA 3.3 or above (unweighted)
  • Demonstrated leadership through community service, extracurricular, etc.
  • Meet Pell Grant eligibility



  • Fulfill unmet needs

Society of Women Engineers Golden Gate Section

  • Women graduating from high school and pursuing degrees in engineering and other related disciplines (engineering or computer science; does not include math or hard sciences)
  • Evaluate academic achievement, references, extracurricular activities, and personal essay

Gonzaga- Ignatian Lead Scholarship

Academics and Leadership

Twenty @ $6,000 X 4 yrs

Good Tidings Foundation

Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service

10 Scholarships for $10,000


Laura Verson 650-239-9213


Hamilton Award

  • College-bound junior with financial need
  • Shows academic commitment
  • Must participate in Hamilton Leaders Academy
  • 3 year program that helps students gain acceptance to college and transition to univ. life and workforce
  • $500 cash; leadership training College application assistance
  • www.hamiltonfriends.org/apply

Health Care Professional Scholarship

  • Students pursuing career in health care
  • Accepted to or enrolled in any college program
  • $1,000 annually

Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Nursing scholarship up to $1000


Herbert Lehman Education Fund

  • African American Students
  • Community and school involvement
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Awards $2,000-8,000
  • Questions Karen Thompson 212 965-2221

Hobart and
William Smith Colleges- West Coast Scholarship

awarded to all students who visit campus before Feb. 1 applic. deadline

$5,000 per year for 4 years

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

  • Financial Need
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
  • US citizens only
  • 106 - $25,000 scholarships
  • Counselor must complete a certification form online
  • Contact:  horatioalger@act.org

Indiana University Dean’s Scholarship 

  • Out-of-State students ONLY
  • Automatically considered if application complete by Nov. 1
  • $1000 - $11,000 per year

Ithaca College, Martin Luther King Scholar Program

  • Academically talented US citizens and permanent residents from ethnic and racial backgrounds historically underrepresented in US higher education.
  • $25,000 up to full tuition
  • see MLK brochure on file

Ithaca College, Park School of Communications Awards

  • Academic excellence
  • Commitment to Service
  • Passion for Communications
  • Entire cost of attendance(tuition,room and board)
  • living stipend

Italian American Federation

  • Seniors
  • Italian descent
  • academics,  leadership, recommendations and personal statement
  • Two $500 awards
  • www.italianamericanfederation.com
  • Info: 510-653-0685

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship 

  • 3.2 GPA or better
  •  Italian descent
  • Roman Catholic

Jack Kent Cook Foundation

  • academic excellence, persistence, community service, leadership
  • must demonstrate signif. financial need

  • up to 40 scholarships
  • up to $40,000 per year

Jewish Learning Works

  • Merit Mensch Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Seniors
  • Open to all religions

Judge D. Lowell Jensen Mock Trial Scholarship

  • Seniors
  • Mock Trial/Debate/Pub. Speaking

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship 

  • Seniors, 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Students must bring tangible benefit to Asian Community

  • Residence in Kaiser Permanente Northern CA service area
  • Seven $3,500 scholarships
  • http://kaiserpermanente-asianassociatio.org/scholarship/

Kenyon College Academic Sholarship

  • A ds
  • $12,000 to $20,000/yr
  • Lib arts, Sci, art, music, minorities

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation

  • Senior
  • GPA 3.2 (on 4.0 scale)
  • SAT 1800/ACT 25
  • Financial need, Parents who did not attend college, Documented disability, Overcome adversity, or parents in US Military.
  • Personal Statement
  • Interviews
  • Scholarships paid directly to college
  • Contact 650-491-3434, or www.louiefoundation.org

League of Women Voters of Piedmont

  • Seniors at Piedmont High School
  • Volunteer activities

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship

  • Senior boys/girls of Latino descent
  • Two $1000 awards to any 2 or 4 year college
  • Attending Stanford is NOT a requirement
  • Call College Center for mailing address

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Senior
  • Son/daughter of Marine (see application for details)
  • Maximum family income of $95,000 or less
  • GPA 2.0
  • $1,000-12,500 one year

Marist College-Technology Scholarships

  • Computer Science/Info Systems major
  • Strong academic record
  • Senior
  • 5 full ride scholarships
  • Corporate mentoring/internships
  • admission@marist.edu

Maryville University
California Grant

  • CA residents majoring in specified programs can qualify for $5,000 California Grant in addition to other academic scholarships offered by Maryland University

Miami University Bridges Program and Scholarship

  • Students from underrepresented populations
  • Seniors
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 or top 25% of class
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
  • $10,000 ($2,500 /year)
  • Bridges Session in October and November and successful participants receive the scholarship

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

  • Students with Attention Deficit/
  • Hyperactivity Disorder
  • 51 one-time scholarships of $2,000 and one year of prepaid coaching services from the Edge Foundation

Miss Teenage California

  • Academic Achievement & Activities, Personality, and Poise, and Presence
  • Female students, 13 - 19
  • $10,000 College Scholarship to the college of her choice

Montana State University Presidential Scholarships

  • Must apply as Freshmen
  • GPA of 3.75, ACT 30 SAT 2000
  • Full Tuition Waiver + stipend

Mount Saint Mary’ College Music Scholarship Audition

Application form with short description of musical background

On-site audition/interview w/ music faculty

Performance of 2 compositions representing different periods of music



National Aids Memorial Grove College Scholarship Program

  • 10th, 11th & 12th grade
  • Personal Statement
  • Essay addressing the impact of HIV/Aids
  • Minimum of 3 $1000 scholarships
  • Contact Chris Christensen at (415) 420-1874
  • Or email:  cchristensen@aidsmemorial.org

Next Nursing Leaders Scholarship

  • Students interested in a career in nursing and accepted or enrolled in college program
  • $1000
  • GPA 3.0 min.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Community Service Scholarship

  • Senior of Japanese American descent
  • Min 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4
  • Community involvement
  • Two $2,000 awards
  • Email yshiraba@gmail.com
  • 510-471-7324
  • www.sfcherryblossom.org

Northrop Grumman Scholars Program

  • Senior
  • attend full time accredited college in engineering,computer science,math or physics
  • minimum SAT 1150 or ACT 27
  • minimum unweighted GPA 3.5

Multiple $8,000 scholarships

University of Notre Dame - Yusko Scholars Program

  • Nomination Required
  • Seniors
  • Academic Accomplishment
  • Exemplary Moral Character
  • Demonstrated Leadership Abilities
  • Sincere Commitment to Service
  • Four Years of  Merit Scholarship awards of $25,000 per year
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Contact Mark Seamon at 574-631-1111 or by email: meritscholarships@nd.edu
  • Apply Early Decision for consideration

Oral Roberts University-Quest Whole Person Scholarship

  • Nomination Required
  • academic, physical, and spiritual achievement

Olympic Club Foundation-

Brian Ohleyer Mem. Award

  • Top scholar-athlete
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Senior
  • Community Service

$4,000 scholarship (4 total)


Mail Application(s) to:

The Ohleyer Award c/o The Olympic Club Foundation

524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Application Deadline: October

Optimist Club of North Oakland

  • Students under age of 1 as of Oct. 1, 2016
  • Annual essay contest
  • $2500 awards
  • programs@optimist.org

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

  • Strong Academic Record
  • Community Service
  • Overcome great personal challenges
  • $5,000 scholarships renewable up to 4 years

Pacific Gas and Electric Company –

Employee Resources Group

  • Senior
  • Reside in PG&E service area and provide a copy of PG&E bill
  • Several categories of students
  • Has applied to accredited college or university
  • At least 60 scholarship; $1,000 to $3,000

Pacific Lutheran University

  • Music scholarships regardless of major
  • Up to $10,000 per year

Auditions in February

Pacific University (Oregon) Talent Awards & Merit Scholarships

  • Merit awards granted from college application
  • Merit awards $10,500 to $22,000/yr  based on GPA
  • Talent awards $500-$4,000
  • 503-352-2977

Penn State Millennium Scholars

  • Academically strong seniors with goal of doctorate in science or engineering
  • Excellent math/science grades, SAT scores
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • $15,000 or more, renewable for up to four years dependent on 3.5 GPA

Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship

  • Senior student-athlete
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
  • PHS student and varsity sports athlete for two years
  • 500 word essay

One male and one female award, each $1000

Submit to: mhernandez@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

  • Grades 9 – 12
  • Outstanding work to advance the cause of race relations
  • Awards up to $1000

Pyschology.org Scholarships

database of misc. scholarship opportunities avaialble

to students.

various awards and deadlines


Quest Bridge

College prep scholars program for juniors

 who excell academically and are low - income

Full four year scholarships or generous

financial aid to attend our college


Ron Brown Scholar Program 

  • African American descent
  • Academic talent
  • Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for four years
  • Students who apply by 1st deadline will be eligible for Ron Brown Scholar Program and their application will be forwarded to a select number of scholarship providers
  • Applicants filing by final deadline will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program only
  • (434) 964-1588; info@ronbrown.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities


   RMHS/Future Achievers



  • Seniors
  • Must demonstrate financial need by submitting parents’ IRS Form 1040
  • Require transcript, personal statement, and letter of recommendation
  • See website for specific heritage background requirements for each scholarship                         
  • 4 different scholarships available
  • Over $3.3 million awarded last year
  • Apply for maximum of one scholarship
  • Josephine.fazio@us.mcd.com

SAE Engineering Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Engineering or related science major
  • U.S. citizen
  • Meet minimum requirements for GPA, SAT or ACT Scores
  • Scholarships range from $1,000-10,000

Saint Mary’s College of CA

  • Senior
  • Several academic majors
  • $2500 to $25,000
  • Apply Early Action
  • 1-800-800-4SMC for details

San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club –Miss Teen Chinatown Scholarship

  • Excellence, Character, Leadership
  • Chinese-American
  • Application
  • missteenchinatown@gmail.com

San Francisco State University

Students Committed to Engineering Excellence

Scholarship Awards.  Science Teacher or Counselor

can submit one student per school .  Candidate will

represent the school for their achievement in

Engineering and Physical Science

$2,500 to $9,000

Santa Clara University Johnson Scholars Program

  • Unweighted GPA of 3.8 or better
  • ACT composite score of 30 or above or SAT combined score of 1400 in Math and Critical Reading
  • Evidence of leadership and service that permeates the high school career
  • Full coverage of tuition, room and board
  • aschachter@scu.edu 408 551 7041
  • www.scu.edu/johnsonscholars/selection

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 

  • 7-12 grade students
  • (see website for details)

    Creative Teens Apply!

Scripps College-New Generation/James E Scripps Awards

  • Senior women
  • Full cost for 4 yrs.
  • $20,000/yr

Seattle University, The Sullivan Leadership Award

  • Academic Excellence, 3.7 gpa min.
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Social Justice and Service
  • Communication skill
  • Students residing in CA & other select states
  • See www.seattleu.edu/sullivan for theme

  • Full Tuition, room and meals for 4 years
  • 9 awards each year
  • Must apply Early Action + separate Sullivan Leadership Award

Skidmore College Porter Presidential Scholarships in Mathematics and Science

  • Strong Academic Record
  • Academics heavily weighted in science and math
  • High GPA
  • Letters of reference
  • Essay
  • Awards up to five $60,000 scholarships ($15,000 per year)
  • http://cms.skidmore.edu/financialaid/merit/php

Skidmore College-Filene Music Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Classical music only
  • Submit CD of sample performance
  • Up to four $48,000 awards ($12,000/yr)
  • Finalists perform on campus in early April
  • www.Skidmore.edu/financialaid/merit/php

SMART Scholarships

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
  • Scholarships of $25,000 to $38,000 per year

State Council Cabrillo Civs Club

Must be US citizen/ permanent resident

 of Portuguese descent

3.5 GPA

3 extra curricular activities

3 letters of recommendations


Breck Austin (760) 536-3575


Southern Methodist University

Hunt Leadership Scholars

Application for admission to SMU, Hunt Leadership Scholarship Application, essay and youtube statement



Southern Oregon University

Southern Online Scholarsphi Application (sosa)

Over 80 local scholarships open to newly admitted and current SOU students


Stephanie Brown Cadet Memorial Foundation

  • Seniors or College Students
  • Exemplary volunteer in community service
  • GPA 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale
  • Attending 2 or 4 yrs college during next school year
  • US citizen—SF Bay area resident
  • $1,000 scholarship/yr

Steve Young /Toyota Scholarship

  • Seniors
  • Unweighted cumulative 3.50 GPA
  • Superior athletic ability in at least two years of varsity play within CA
  • Athletes of character, displaying trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, community service, and citizenship
  • Accepted into and planning to attend a college or other institute of higher learning
  • $2500 each (one male, one female)
  • Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
  • Anthony Savicke, asavicke@bashof.org 415. 296.5606

Stop Hunger Scholarships

  • 5 students active in their communities to fight against hunger
  • $5,000 with add. $5,000 donated to the hunger-related charity
  • http://sodexofoundation.org/

Students Rising Above and KRON 4

  • Seniors
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Low income
  • Overcome obstacles that are not of their own making
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Committed to earning college degree

Student-View Scholarship Program

  • Seniors planning for 4 yr college, community/junior college or career school
  • Awarded via a random drawing of all completed application surveys
  • market research firm
  • One $4,000, One $1,000 and Four $500 scholarships

The Sunflower Initiative

  • Women attending all-female college in US or Canada
  • “Passionate about learning and has a sincere desire to contribute to society
  • 3.7 GPA, 1900 SAT, 27 ACT
  • $10,000
  • www.thesunflowerinitiative.com

Szarvas Fellowships-Int’l Summer Jewish camp in Hungary

  • entering 11th and 12th graders
  • campers from 25 countries
  • three 2-week sessions
  • info@szarvas.org

Taiwanese American Community Scholarship

  • SF Bay Area college bound senior
  • GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrate significant  involvement in the Taiwanese American community (i.e. leadership role)
  • 20 - $2500 scholarships
  • Winner must be present at May ceremony

Tikkun Olam award

Helen Diller Family Foundation Awards

  • California Jewish teens 13-19 yrs
  • Demonstrated remarkable leadership
  • Actively engaged in community service
  • One of 15 - $36,000 awards to further student’s education or community service
  • Application Due Jan. 8th

Triple-Impact Competitors

  • Junior
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Personal Mastery, leadership, honoring the game
  • 2 boys will receive $1000each and 2 girls will receive $1000 each

Tzu Chi Scholars

  • Seniors
  • GPA 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Essay on Tzu Chi                
  • $1000 award
  • (408) 457-6969
  • www.tcnw.org

 University of California at Berkeley Young Worker Project

  • Poster Contest
  • 14 – 18 years old
  • Any media
  • Dimensions up to 17” x 22”
  • Cash awards of $400 for first place, $300 for second , and $200 for third.
  • phone 510-643-8902

 University of California at Berkeley Young Worker Project

  • Public Service Announcement Contest
  • 30 second video, dancing, acting, singing to promote job safety for youth in the workplace.
  • Cash awards of $300 for first place, $200 for second , and $100 for third.

UCLA - Neil Armstrong Scholarship

(Phi Delta Theta fraternity)

  • Male student at UCLA
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Frosh/transfer students preferred
  • Problems?  Contact Stephen Youts 714.313.4845

University Tutor

  • 16 - 18 years
  • Monthly Essay Prompt
  • $1000 scholarship each month
  • Follow website guidelines

University of Michigan Geisinger Scholarship

  • Non-Michigan residents from selected geographic areas
  • Full time engineering students
  • $20,000 annually, renewable for up to 4 years with 3.0 GPA

University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts’s Steven and Alexandra Cohen Fund for Student Support

  • Based on Financial Need
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • $10,000-$25,000

University of Virginia

Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees and living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U. Va.




Benjamin B Skipper

Director, Graduate $ Undergraduate Programs

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

  • Seniors
  • Going to attend a college in the US Bank Student Loan Program
  • Random drawing
  • No min. GPA
  • No essays
  • Forty $1000 scholarships
  • roseann.williams@usbanks.com

USAA National Leadership Merit Awards

  • Nomination required (*)
  • 7-12 grade students
  • Academic performance
  • Dependability
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • 250 awards up to $1,500

Verbal Ink Scholarship

  • Seniors
  • Attending 2 or 4 year college
  • GPA 3.o minimum
  • 500 – 1000 word essay on:  “How language (spoken or written word, storytelling, communication, etc) added meaning to my life?”
  • $1500 (renewable up to 4 years)
  • Verbal Ink Scholarship Committee, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 215, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Veterinarian Science Scholarship

Northeast Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida

High School Senior

Access requirments and application on their website

  • $500
  • Apply by July
  • Contact Taylor Whitehead
  • northeastanimalcommunity@gmail.com

Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California Scholarship

  • Students of Vietnamese descent
  • Financial hardship (must submit tax return)
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

WACE-National Co-op Scholarship Program (var. corp. sponsors for 11 specific Co-op colleges)

  • acceptance to one of 11 co-op schools
  • 3.5 gpa on 4.0 scale
  • 160 merit scholarships, totalling $4.2 mil
  • many $24,000 - $30,000 awards
  • www.waceinc.org                                

Wa Sung community Service Club

  • Asian decent
  • Academic Achievement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Service
  • Financial Need
  • $1,000 - $2,500
  • wasungserviceclub@gmail.com or 510-869-2589

Washington and Lee University- Johnson Scholarship Program

  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • See website for requirements
  • Forty awards of full tuition/room and board
  • www.wlu.edu

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

  • Seniors
  • Planning a career in government service
  • Essay
  • Recommendation by principal or counselor
  • National and regional scholarships from $500-$5000

Washington University in St. Louis Undergrad Danforth Scholars Program

  • In addition to outstanding academic performance, the committee in interested in activities that illustrate the candidate's exceptional commitment to community service, high moral character, and similar qualities that exemplify the Danforths' legacy at Washington University
  • Students should contact counselor for nomination

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

  • Senior
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • At least one NFSHI recognized sport
  • Outstanding academics, community and school services, athletic accomplishments
  • One male and one female scholarship awarded
  • Any questions, 1-800-205-6367 or email wendys@act.org

Wesleyan University

Hamilton Prize for Creativity

4 year full tuition scholarship


Whitman College Garrett Sherwood Scholarship for Leadership and Community Service

  • Outstanding students, strong commitment to leadership in school and local community
  • 12-15 scholarships of $5,000-$12,000 per year

Whitman College

Lomen Douglas Scholarship

  • Meets 80-85% of demonstrated need with gift aid.
  • First generation or multicultural background
  • $2,000-$47,000 per year

William Randolph Hearst Foundation- United States Senate Youth Program

  • Juniors and Seniors holding elected student offices
  • Two students selected from each state; selection process will vary by state

  • $5,000 award
  • Ms Rita Almon, Program Director

            William Randolph Hearst Foundation

            90 New Montgomery Street,

                      Suite 1212

            San Francisco, CA 94105


Youth on course college scholarships

Seniors accepted into 4 year college

Minimum gpa of 3.0

20 + scholarships will be awarded, ranging from

$4,000 to $20,000 to be distributed over four years

YFPA ( Young Filipino Professional Association)

  • Seniors accepted into 4 year college
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Leadership
  • HS must be within 50 mile radius of SF
  • Attend 30 min interview if chosen as finalist
  • Involvement in Filipino Community
  • minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 $2,500 scholarship awards
  • contact: scholarship@yfpasf.com

(*) Scholarships requiring Nominations MUST be given to your counselor 2 weeks before the due date. Pick up Nomination Forms in the College and Career Center.