Cajon High School Scholarship List
Below is a list of scholarships that you may possibly be eligible for. While most students should find this list helpful, it is by no means a complete list of all available scholarships. Students are encouraged to research scholarships they may qualify for on their own. Several scholarship search websites are listed below to help with your search. Also, please remember that colleges offer their own scholarships. Please visit your colleges’ websites for these opportunities.
Scholarship searches are FREE. You should never have to pay to search for a scholarship.
Application deadlines may change or vary. It is the student’s responsibility to verify application deadlines.
RECOMMENDED SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES
Achievement Award Program
Have you achieved academic success while overcoming difficult circumstances? Do you have excellent potential with limited or no financial resources? The Achievement Award Program at UC Berkley offers up to $5,700 annually to committed, enthused applicants who are willing to help pre-collegiate students in prep programs. Prospective students file a UC application, apply online for the Program and finalists will get to interview with alumni.To find out more visit the Achievement Award Program at http://alumni.berkeley.edu/services/scholarships/achievement-award-program/how-apply
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
For college-bound high school juniors and seniors. Applicants need to write an essay on Alzheimer, and one winner gets the grand prize of $5,000, while there are awards for second and third place holders, too. Check website for entry deadlines www.afateens.org
AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler Association) National High School Essay Contest
High School Senior Scholarship Contest & Second Chance Scholarship Contest entries accepted beginning in September. To find out more, visit http://www.afsa.org/essaycontest/
Alexander Hamilton Scholars Leadership Program (and scholarship) (added to list 11/9/16)
An opportunity for high achieving, service focused high school juniors.
Applications must be submitted by January 13, 2017.
Allied Health Careers
The CAPPS (California Associate of Private Postsecondary Schools) Scholarship Program will award four $5,000 scholarships to students in CAPPS Member Schools. If you show promise in allied health fields or aesthetics, cosmetology and massage, this is a scholarship for you. Visit cappsonline.org to find out if you attend a CAPPS Member School. You must be a United States citizen residing in California to qualify for these scholarships. You also have to submit a 1-2 page essay with your application along with three letters of recommendation.
Application materials are sent to California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), CAPPS Memorial Scholarship Fund, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1560, Sacramento, CA 95814. Visit www.cappsonline.org/ for instructions and application or contact the CAPPS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American College Foundation – Visionary Scholarship
All high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to apply. Multiple awards ranging from $1000 to $5000. Deadline to apply is in April. Apply at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org
Animation Professional Scholarship
This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. Deadline to apply is in June.
APIASF- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students enrolling or currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking, undergraduate student. Application starts in September with an early January deadline. For details, visit www.apiasf.org or contact them at email@example.com
AXA Achievement Scholarship
If you're a top achiever, review the requirements for the AXA Achievement Scholarships sponsored by the AXA Foundation in Association with US News & World Report. The award is for high school seniors planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Website is www.axa.scholarshipamerica.org Deadline to apply is in December or once 10,000 applications have been submitted.
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California (added to list 11/7/16)
Open to high school senior of Portuguese descent with minimum gpa of 3.5 and 3 extracurricular activities. Application available at www.cabrillocivicclubs.org (or see Ms. Milligan in Counseling for hard copy)
Application deadline is March 15, 2017.
California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation
Open to California High School juniors & seniors. Online application opens Jan. 2, 2017 & deadline to apply is Mar. 30, 2017. This is an essay competition. Scholarship award rules are available in the counseling office (see Ms. Milligan)
Application will be available online beginning Jan 20 at www.cacesf.org
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)/California Transportation Foundation
Available to high school seniors planning to attend accredited community college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and pursuing a career in the transportation industry. Transportation related field of studies include: engineering, landscape architect, project management, environmental science, legal, planning, real estate, surveying, information technology, equipment operations, graphic design, electrical, business administration, biology, archeology, anthropology, construction accounting & design. This is a paper application and may become available after January. For information letter & application, see your counselor. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March.
California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship
Available to graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance to an accredited college/university and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. For info & application visit http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/ Scholarship should be available in March
Charlotte Mousel Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a 2016 graduating high school senior in honor of Charlotte Mousel who was a Federated Republican Woman that was a leader, not only in her local club, but served at the Division and State level and was also an elected California Official. Applications may become available in January/February. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March. Please visit website for info. http://www.cfrwsoutherndivision.org/index.cfm/charlottemouselscholarship.htm
Church’s Chicken Scholars Program (Added to list 1/17/17)
For graduating seniors enrolling in two-year & four-year colleges & universities. Minimum gpa is 2.7. For more info & application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/churchsscholars/
Deadline to apply is February 15, 2017
For college-bound high school students. Over 1,400 students are supported every year, for a total of $3.5 million. The scholarship is $25,000, and multiple awards are given each year. You need a minimum GPA of 3.00. www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org Deadline to apply is October.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
Latino students can pursue the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship Program. It is meant to increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary educational programs. Awards include $1,000 toward an associate degree, $2,500 toward an undergraduate degree and $5,000 toward graduate-level study. The scholarships can be used to cover textbooks, room and board, tuition and educational enrollment expenses. The scholarships are divided over the number of years it takes to graduate. Annual disbursements are made to students who stay in good academic standing.
To be eligible, applicants need to be lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens who are authorized to work-full time and are enrolled full-time in a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or graduate program. They must show financial need and actively participate in community and/or public service activities on a regular basis. Applicants need to show strong writing skills.To find out more, visit chci.org.
Coolidge Scholars Program
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship to any accredited U.S. university. Current high school juniors are eligible to apply. Last year’s deadline for submission was March. Application may become available in November. See website for info www.Coolidgescholars.org
Were you under-served as a high school student? Are you dependent on scholarships and financial aid to achieve your educational and career goals? You may qualify for the Dell Scholars Program if you participate in an approved AVID program. If you are determined to overcome barriers and succeed, funding is $20,000 for each Dell Scholar with 250 scholarships awarded. Applicants must graduate from an accreditedhigh school this year with a minimum 2.4 GPA and US citizenship or permanent residency. Applicants must prove financial need, self-motivation and the ability to community hardships and ways to overcome. Applications are completed online. For all the details, visit dellscholars.org.
This scholarship is for first time college students and community college graduates. Application opens in September and closes in February. For more info visit: www.thedream.us/scholars/
Edison Scholars Program
The $1.2-million program, which offers 30 scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over four years, is for Southern California high school seniors with a 2.8 GPA or above who either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area and plan to pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 400 Edison Scholars. https://www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars/ Applications are accepted each year beginning in the fall.
Elks National Foundation, Inc. - Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest
Applications are usually available to download starting in September. To obtain an application visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm Check website for application deadlines..
Fashion Professional Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.
Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program
Awards based on exceptional academic ability & achievement and a record of leadership & volunteerism in the community. Open to students intending to enroll in an accredited HBCU. For more information visit www.freemontfoundation.com
GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Last year’s application window opened in August Visit website for details. www.gmsp.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF awards over 150 different scholarships & connects scholars with other organizations. Vist their website at www.hispanicfund.org
Horatio Alger Scholarships
If integrity, determination and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. Our scholarship reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. We help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To quality, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. To learn more and apply, visit http://scholars.horatioalger.org
Scholarship is open to San Bernardino & Riverside County high school seniors planning to attend community college for fall semester and have parent or guardian that hold membership within a 4 wheel drive club. Applications & Info available at www.ie4w.com Application may become available in January/February. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March.
The Imagine America Foundation provides scholarships for education with a focus on career colleges To find out more about the simple application process, visit www.imagine-america.org/
Italian Catholic Federation (Updated 12/2/16)
Scholarship opportunity available to students who are Roman Catholic and/or of Italian Descent. Applications may become available in December. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March.
Applications are now available on-line. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.
Please visit website for info. www.icf.org
Ithaca College – The Martin Luther King Scholar Program
Open to academically talented US citizens & permanent residents from ethnic & racial backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education. Detailed info available at ithaca.edu/mlk Last year’s deadline to apply was in January.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the college scholarship program. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship program for top high school seniors interested in attending the nation’s best colleges and universities. Up to 40 applicants will be selected from a nationwide pool. Please visit www.jkcf.org for application details. Application closes in early November.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (added to list 11/14/16)
The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. For application and information visit www.jackierobinson.org
Deadline to apply is February 15, 2017 at 5:00pm ET
Joe Baca Foundation
The Joe Baca Foundation offers scholarships to seniors with a GPA of 2.0 and higher. This is a paper application and may become available after January. See your counselor for info. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March.
Key Club International
Key Club Members are eligible to apply for several scholarships disbursed through Kiwanis International Foundation. To learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply visit www.keyclub.org/contestsawards.aspx.
Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation
The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation is pleased to invite qualified seniors to apply for our 2016 scholarship program. This is our tenth year of administering the scholarship program, and we have awarded approximately $1 million in scholarship funds. Applications may become available in January/February. Last year’s deadline to apply was in March. Please visit website for info.www.louiefamilyfoundation.org
Knights of Columbus/Leroy Fisher Scholarship
Seniors who are practicing Catholics and a member of a local church are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This is a paper application and may become available in spring. See your counselor for info. Last year’s deadline to apply was in June.
LPGA (golf) Scholarships
The Ladies Professional Golf Association offers several scholarships. For information and applications visit http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships. Applications in past have been available in March.
LULAC National Education Services Centers
Grassroots advocates and corporations come together for LNSF established by LNESC and LULUC to fund educational opportunities for deserving Latino students across the nation. Recipients of these scholarships have become leaders in government, business, education and science. The selection process is rigorous to ensure excellence in the future. Three types of scholarships are offered.
The National Scholastic Achievement Awards of $2,000 is offered to an entering freshman with a GPA of 3.5 or higher at least 29 on the ACT or 1350 on the SAT. The Honors Awards of $500 to $2,000 are awarded to those entering freshmen with a 3.25 GPA or better and a 23 or more on the ACT or 1100 or higher on the SAT. General Awards of $250 to $1,000 are awarded to motivated and sincere individuals with good grades and academic performance as well as community involvement. Applications are usually available each year in December/January. Find out more at lnesc.org.
My (Un)Documented Life
Scholarships available to undocumented students. Please visit website for information. https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/
National Merit Scholarship
Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has helped high school students pay for higher education. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which also screens 1.5 million college entrants each year. To enter, students must be planning to enroll in full-time college no later than the fall following high school completion. Student applicants must be US citizens, lawful permanent residents or intend to become US citizens. Approximately 50,000 of 1.5 million entrants will quality with 15,000 finalists chosen. Semifinalists and finalists have the higher PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores and meet high academic standards. Finalists are notified in February by mail at their home addresses. To find out more, visit nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php
National Security Agency – Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Open to students planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. For details, including eligibility requirements, visit website www.NSA.gov/Careers Application filing period is Sept. 1 – Nov. 15.
Nursing Schools Almanac
Nursing Schools Almanac has launched its 2nd annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, AND, and BSN programs. Last year’s deadline to apply was in June. Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
Owen Locke Memorial Endowed Foundation (added to list 12/6/16)
This is a great opportunity for students with “limited financial resources available for school but who are not eligible to be awarded funds from public or government agencies.”
Applications are available to download at www.owenlocke.org
Or see Ms. Milligan in counseling.
Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017
Pacific Lutheran University – Music Scholarships
Scholarships are available to musicians regardless of major who contribute to PLU music programs/enroll at PLU. Audition is required. For info visit www.plu.edu/music Last year’s application deadline was in February.
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
The 2016 competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2015-16 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Previous competition winners and immediate family members of U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens. Application can be downloaded from: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/About/ConcertoCompetition.aspx
Proton Energy System Scholarships for High School Seniors
Recently launched by Proton Energy Systems, and aimed at high school seniors across the United States. Four-year undergraduate scholarships available up to $100,000 each. Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, financial need, leadership, work ethics and community involvement. First applications were for the year 2010.
Reagan Foundation Scholarship Programs
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation encourages the pursuit of education and self improvement by awarding scholarships to extraordinary young leaders.
RSI has some good scholarship opportunities for Native Americans, high school students, and those looking for careers in HVAC.
The Rocks Inc.
The ROCKS, Inc. can assist in a limited of 4-year Army ROTC scholarships to qualified prospective candidates attending Historically Black College/Universities (HBCU) and all other schools having ROTC programs To review the requirements and obtain other information, please visit: www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California offers single-and multi year scholarships to more than 100 students each year. Visit website at www.rmhc.org for information. Deadline to apply is in January.
Sam Walton Community Scholarships
For senior high school students who are dependents of a WalMart employee & planning to attend an accredited US university or college approved by the Wal-Mart Foundation. Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, ACT/SAT scores, and extracurricular involvement. Several scholarships of $1000 to $25000 are available. www.walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8732.aspx
San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation Scholarship
Open to graduating seniors who reside in San Bernardino or attend public or private school in San Bernardino. This is a paper application that last year was available in December. See your counselor for info. Last year’s deadline to apply was January 15.
San Bernardino County Association of African-American Employees (added to list 11/28/16)
Three $1000 academic scholarships for African American college bound high school seniors. One of the three scholarships will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the Arts.
See your counselor for more info & application. This is a paper application that must be mailed to association & received by Jan. 20, 2017.
Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship Fund
Female high school seniors with an unweighted minimum GPA of 2.5 attending junior college, vocational school, or four-year university in fall 2016 are eligible to apply. This is a paper application and may become available after January. See your counselor for info. Last year’s deadline to apply was in April .
TELACU Scholarship Program
Low-income, first-generation students may qualify for the TELACU Scholarship Program in California, New York, Texas and Illinois. The award is given to 500 students each year. There are two types of scholarships.
A continuing scholarship is for students entering college the first time and can be renewed for up to four years. A one-year scholarship is for those who are already in college and students and reapply for it each year. Those who are interested in a business career can take advantage of the Citi/TELACU Scholars Mentoring Program. Students looking for a career in engineering and/or business may consider the Toyota/TELACU Scholarships. There is also a Washington D.C. Internship Program and a Corporation and Non-Profit Section Internship Program. Learn more about these opportunities at telacu.com.
UNCF SCHOLARSHIPS, PROGRAMS, INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
A variety of scholarships and opportunities are available for application at www.uncf.org
US Bank Internet Scholarships
High school seniors applying to college or university. 30 scholarships of $1,000 each are available. www.usbank.com/studentbanking
Youth Foundation Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college program. All fields of study are applicable. Several scholarships of $2500 to $4000 are available. Check website for entry deadlines. www.fdncenter.org/grantmaker/youthfdn