SMUHSD Scholarship Opportunities 2018-19
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*All scholarship deadlines are subject to change. Please check website or application for current deadline and details! Some scholarships may no longer be available. Deadlines will be updated on a rolling basis as we receive new information for the class of 2019. The scholarship sites are not endorsed by SMUHSD; they are for community informational purposes only. Please do your due diligence when giving out personal information. Some scholarships have NOT been updated yet for the 2018-19 year.
NameDescriptionMax AmountDeadlineWebsiteGrade/SchoolMin GPANotes
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Planning to pursue a college education in nursing, including RN, LVN, etc.;
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. Essay (500 wds) You can review the 2017 winner and her essay at the website. This is a national competition, so be aware that your chances might be slim. The 2019-20 application is not open. Check back.
1 x $1,00031-Aug 12 onlyLB 2/18
Siemens Foundation STEM ScholarshipCitizens or permanent residents; team or individual projects. " The Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines". Mentors available. $25,000-$100,000Link9-12LB 2/18
Quest Bridge College Prep ScholarshipHelps top students become successful applicants to the nation's most selective colleges. Awards full scholarships to college summer programs at schools like Yale, Stanford, and Penn, one-on-one college admissions counseling, and more. Should have experiences long time financial stuggle, with income limits at $65,000. Often eligible for free/reduced lunch. Have mostly A's. Usually first generation college-bound; involved in extracurricular activities. Competitive. See your counselor for help with application. Full program scholarship27-Sep 12 Only3.5 +LB 8/18
US Senate Youth Program11th or 12th grade student must be actively involved in student government for the entire 18-19 year. Each school can can nominate 2 students. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. See your College & Career counselor. For Hillsdale, must notify Ms. Burtness by Sept 18 if you want to be nominated.$10000 scholarship + 1 week visit to Washington , DC in March2-Oct 11-12LB 8/18
Hispanic Heritage Youth AwardsThe Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards honors talented Latino high school students across the nation. Celebrates Latino Leaders in their communities. Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines). Regional and national awards. Categories include: business & entrepreneurship, education, media & entertainment, healthcare & science, technology & engineering, and community service. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA. See website for more details. Up to $3,50015-Oct Year Only,Grade 12 OnlyJL 8/18
Make the U (Haz La U)Encouraging young Hispanics to continue on their path to higher education. Write short essay (250 words or less) See website for topics.$1,00-3,50015-OctLink3.00Grade 12 OnlyLB 9/18
Wendy's High School HeismanStudents who excel in academics, athletics, and leadership in school or community. Must participate in at least one school sport. Be leader in school and in the community, as well as serve as a role model for underclassmen. Confirmation of school required.state and national winners $500-$10,000 scholarship17-Oct 12 Only3.00LB 8/18
Seton Hall's Pirates Pitch CompetitionDo you have an original business idea? Submit an original business ideas that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like to create or have already created. Must have 3.0 or higher GPA. 1st place: 2,500 Plus $10,000 to attend Seton Hall Univ. 2nd place: $1,000 + $6,000 to attend Seton Hall Univ.17-OctTo enter, visit
Grades 10-12
3.00LB 8/18
Horatio Alger California & National ScholarshipsThis award provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Both state and national scholarship opportunities are offered. Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income). Must pursue 4-year degree, but may begin at a 2-year institution. Must be U.S. citizen.$6,000-$25,00025-Oct 12 Only2.00JD/JL 8/18
Golden Door ScholarsFor DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients only majoring in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or a related field. Must have high GPA, taken advanced or challenging high school classes, driven to excel and help others succeed too, has held leadership positions or is involved in the community, applied to other scholarships. Golden Door will match scholarship recipients to partner and other colleges, based on student preference and school admission slot availability. See website for more info.4 year college scholarship25-Oct Only, Grade 12 OnlyHigh GPAJL 10/18
Coca-Cola Scholars FoundationMerit based scholarships to well rounded individuals with high developed interests in the community and academic achievement. Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their school. These leaders are passionate, service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community. National competition. (Cannot be temporary residents of the US.)$1,000-$20,00031-Oct Only, Grade 12 Only3.00Lb 9/18
National Eagle Scout Association ScholarshipApplicants must be Eagle Scouts and seniors in high school. Both merit and academic scholarships are available, and are based on scouting record, school activities, and character. $2,000-$50,00031-OctLinkGrade 12 OnlyLB 9/18
Stokes Education Scholarship Program - NSAThis scholarship was started to facilitate the recruitment of individuals with demonstrated capability to develop skills critical to the Agency. Minimum SAT of 1200 (600 Evidence Based Reading and Writing & 600 Math) or ACT Composite of 25. Majors of computer science or computer/electrical engineering. U.S. citizens only. If applying, please indicate "Direct Mail" as the referral source. Up to $30,000 a year and guaranteed employment with NSA after graduation31-Oct 12 Only3.00LB 9/18
Brian Ohleyer Scholarship AwardThis is a nominated award for a student with athletic and academic interests matched by personal qualities of leadership, involvement and community service. You must be nominated by school. See College & Career Advisor if you feel you qualify. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.$4,00031-Oct 12 OnlyLB 9/18
Congressional App Challenge (nationwide) This competition is a nationwide event that allows you to compete by creating and exhibiting a software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of your choice. If you win the competition you will have your app displayed in the U.S. Capitol and will be invited to the #HouseofCode Demo Day Reception, where you will have the opportunity to share your project with Members of Congress and the tech community. Last year's app winner devised an app that scans food for allergens. Trip to WA, DC to meet members of Congress and tech leaders1-Nov gradesLB 2/18
Daughters of the American RevolutionStudent demonstates good citizenship (dependability, service, leadership, patriotism.) Each high school may nominate one person for this award. There is also a scholarship ($250 and a national level of $5000) essay, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. To participate in the scholarship, you must complete an inclass timed essay.$250+1-NovIf you would like to be nominated, see your counselor.Grade 12 OnlyLB 8/18
Ron Brown Scholarship ProgramScholarship opportunity for African-American students. Applicants must excel academically, have financial need, and participate in community service. Must be US citizens or permanent residents. Must be black/African American. Applicants should demonostrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Nov 1 for early consideration. Jan. 9 deadline for final deadline. Up to $40,00011/1/2018 and 1/9/2019 12 OnlyLB 10/18
Prudential Spririt of Community AwardsRecognize young people who have participated in a volunteer activity within 12 months of the application date. Apply on line to be considered to represent your high school. You must complete an application and submit it to a school principal by Nov. 6)Statewide winner $1,000 & National $5,0006-Nov
Grades 5-12
Lb 8/18
Good Tiding Community Service ScholarshipTo recognize teenagers who serve their communities. Letter of recommendation is required. Scholarships are awarded based on community service and income level. 10 scholarships available.$10,000 8-Nov 12 Only3.00LB 8/18
Anne Ford & Allegra Ford ScholarshipsScholarship opportunities through the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Anne Ford opportunity is for a student enrolling in a 4-year college or university. Allegra Ford opportunity is for a student enrolling in a 2-year college or vocational program. The 2018-19 application is now open. $2,500-$10,00012-Nov 12 OnlySM 10/18
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation ScholarshipHigh achieving seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's top four-year colleges and universities. GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT of 1200+ or ACT of 26+. Only will consider applicants if family earns $95,000 or less. You need to apply through Common App.Up to $40,00020-Nov 12 Only3.50Lb 9/18
Elks National Foundation/Most Valuable Student ScholarshipBased on financial needs, leadership, and scholarship. 500 four-year awards available. The 2018-19 application is now open. $1,000-$12,50011/15/2018 12 OnlySM 10/18
CAP Bay Area Scholarship ProgramOpportunity for low-income Bay Area students. Program includes personalized coaching, financial literacy training, and scholarships. Upon graduation, CAP students are equipped with the skills to build meaningful careers and positively contribute to society. For low-income senior's planning to attend a 4-year college/university. EFC must be below 5000 (from FAFSA app)Up to $5,000 for a maximum of 5 years12/1 12 onlyCM 10/18
College Board Opportunity scholarships, sponsored by the CollegeBoardThe CollegeBoard (SAT company) sponsors this new initiative for class of 2020 to get ready for college. Starting in Dec, 2019, the Class of 2020 can complete 6 different steps towards preparing for college and automatically be entered in a drawing for scholarships. The steps can include researching colleges, adding colleges to your list, practicing for the SAT, improving your SAT score, completing the FAFSA, and (eventually) applying to college. Note: winners only by lottery, and this is a national scholarship.)varies ($500-$40,000)Opens 12/1/2018 and goes through the senior year of classes of 2025. Opens Dec, 2019. Class of 2019 not eligible. 9-11 only, starting with class of 2020LB 10/18
Dell Scholars ProgramFor AVID or other approved college readiness program students: Dell Scholars Program targets low-income, highly motivated students who demonstrates the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Dell Scholars have demonstrated a unique "GPA" of Grit, Potential, and Ambition. Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools, or communities. Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor. Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree. Must plan to enroll as a full time college student in Fall. Must be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant first year in college. varies01-Dec.
Grade 12
2.4 GPA
CM 10/2018
Comcast Leaders and AchieversStudents should have demonstrated leadership abilities in school and strong commitment to community service. Character, and integrity are important personal characteristics. Must be enrolling as a full time student at a 2 or 4 year college in Fall 2019. Financial need (there is a financial section to the application, with questions that are usually asked on the FAFSA. EFC will be considered. There is no financial limit or ceiling.)800 X $25007-Dec 12 Only3.00LB 10/18
The Science Ambassador ScholarshipThis scholarship provides full tuition for a women in a STEM field. Students must be high school seniors or undergraduates to apply. Students film a three-minute video of themselves explaining a STEM topic they’re passionate about. Funded by Cards Against Humanity.Full tuition11-Dec 12 OnlyJL 10/18
California Central Coast Art Scholastic Art AwardsSponsored by the CA Central Coast Art Region and presented by the Pacific Grove Art Center. The award loooks for works that demonstrate originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Although there is a fee to enter (usually $5) it can be waived. [This sponosored by a non-profit writing lab and is a fundraiser for them. See your College & Career Coordinator for assistance with payment.]See the webpages for category requirements. Categories include videogames, 3D, video, print, etc. Note: Students notified in Feb; Artwork will be celebrated in the Pacific Grove gallery until March. Any works that go on to national level will be eligible for monetary renumeration.unclear. See 7-12LB 10/18
Bay Area Scholastic Writing AwardsSponsored by Writopia Lab, a non profit, this award covers the Bay Area. The Scholastic Award loooks for works that demonstrate originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Although there is a fee to enter (usually $5) it can be waived. [This sponsored by a non-profit writing lab and is a fundraiser for them. See your College & Career Coordinator for assistance with payment.]See the webpages for category requirements. Note: renumerative awards are at the national level only. Celebration for students at the local level to be held in SF on March 10.24 X $500, 3 X $1000 (for editorial cartoon) 6 X $1000 for work dealing with grief and bereavement See 7-12LB 10/18
One Earth AwardExciting opportunity for teens! The One Earth Award provides four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of and meaningful responses to pressing issues of human-caused climate change with $1,000 scholarships.$1,000 13-Dec gradesJL 10/18
Scholastic Art and Writing AwardsEach year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing.Varies13-Dec gradesJL 10/18
Burger King Scholars ProgramScholarships to help students who have participated in school and community service, or have worked during high school at BK, or is a dependent of a BK employee. Several categories of awards. $1,000-$50,00015-Dec 12 Only2.50SM 10/18
NFIB Young Entrepreneur AwardAre you a young entrepreneur? Open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.2-25,00018-Dec 12 OnlyJL 2/18
Palo Alto Children's Theater Play Palooza 10 Minute Play ContestLength should be 10 minutes, no more than 15 pages, double spaced, and in 12 pt. font. 2. Only original works are accepted (original works include collaborations/multiple writers) 3. Complete and return the bottom portion of the submission letter, available from your College & Career Center 4. All scripts must be appropriate for children. 5. No written or oral critique will be given on plays submitted; scripts will not be returned. Your play could win a staged reading! 21-DecSee your College & Career Counselor for application.All grades11/18 LB
California Scholarship Federation (CSF) - MichelsonEssay contest. Applicant must be a senior student who is an active member of CSF. Essay will be evaluated based on relevance to prompt and quality of writing. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.$1,000 22-Dec 12 Only
Speak and Lead With Pride Sponsored by the OCA, Asian Pacific American AdvocatesSponsored by the San Mateo County chapter. Hand on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to high school students. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will can public speakingkils and leadership abilities. The course concludes with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 cash prize. The course itself is free.Applicants should identify as Asian Pacific American. Applicants must commit to attend all six Saturday classes (10am-noon, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 + Ceremony on 3/7, 6-8:30pm in Foster City.)Up to $50023-DecSee your counselor or; gradesLB 10/18
Diamond Challenge for High School EntrepreneursThe Diamond Challenge provides a unique opportunity for teens to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. While many entrepreneurship programs focus on principles of small business management, the Diamond Challenge focuses on unleashing creativity, encouraging a mindset of abundance and self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action. Teams need 2-4 students and an advisor. Choose between Social Venture and Business Concept. Need not to attend University of Delaware to compete. The 2018-19 application is now open.100,000 prize pool30-Dec. 12 OnlySM 10/18
Tutor Corps - Community Service GrantsTutor Corps is offering grant money for projects/ideas that address community-based issues such as education, poverty, health, homelessness, and the environment. Need to be sponsored by a teacher or other school official. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.$250-$750Oct.1, Dec. 1, April 1 9-113.00
Alert 1 Student for Seniors ScholarshipPlan to help seniors in the future? You could be grandma’s caregiver or the next great innovator for seniors. Whether you're pursuing technology or the arts, you're committed to improve senior care. Must be U.S. citizen. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.$25010-Jan 12 OnlyJL 8/18
Congress-Bundestag Youth ExchangeNo need to speak a word of German-- just an interest in learning! Full scholarship to live in Berlin for a year: placement with a German host family, admission to a German high school, orientation program (pre-departure), cultural excursions + suppplementary language lessons. Must be US citizen, 3.0+GPA. See application for more information. The 2018-19 application is now open. Deadline just has been extended.Live in Germany for 1 year15-Janwww.USAGermanyScholarship.org15 years old +3.00JL 11/18
Dell Scholars ProgramSenior AVID students with 2.4 GPA, who will attend a 4 year college, demonstrate ability to overcome barriers and achieve goals. Financial Need. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.$20,00015-Jan 12 OnlyJL 2/18
California Interscholastic FederationThis program recognized student athletes based on excellence in athletics, academics, and characters. One male and one female winner will each received $5000 + visit to Sacramento where they will be honored in front of the State assembly and legislature.Up to $5000January 10 nomination; Feb 11 due You must be nominated by your school. See your coach or your counselor.3.5Grade 12 onlyLB 9/18
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam AwardAward for Self-identified Jewish students between ages 13-19 at nomination who are working to repair the world in a leadership capacity and volunteering without any compensation. Community member can nominate by Dec. 14. Self-nomination deadline Jan 8. 36,0008-Jan 12 OnlySH 11/14
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship FundThe organization is the largest non-profit providing scholarships to exceptional Asian and Pacific Islander American students. Review eligibility and deadlines online and see list of all scholarships. The 2018-19 application is not open. Check back.varies11-Jan 11 Only,Grade 12 OnlyJL 2/18
CA Park and Recreation SocietyMust have completed 40 + hours of documented community service hours. Must be able to prove via a letter. Application. 2 letters of recommendation. Interview to be held Jan. 29. Must attend the recognition dinner if you receive a scholarship (Feb. 28)$500 (multiple)23-Jan 11 & 12
Calvin Coolidge Presidential FoundationAny high school junior who plans to enroll in a 4 year college in Fall 2020, American citizen/perm. resident. Full ride schoalrship covers tuition, room, board, expenses for 4 years of undergraduate study and leadership training. Can be used at ANY American university. Academic excellence, interest in public policy, and values of humility and service. There are also $1000 and $5000 scholarshipsvaries23-Jancoolidgescholars.orgGrade 11 only LB 12/18
SANCRA-Sports Association of Northern California Recreation Agencies Peninsula Division GrantsGranted to high school seniors who are residents of San Mateo Co. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have participated on high school sanctioned athletic team for at least 2 seasons. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong leadership skills through activities in school, athletics, youth groups, community volunteer efforts or work experience. Application, letter of rec, & personal statement. $500-$1,00025-Jan 12 OnlyJL 12/18
POINT Foundation (LGBTQ)Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
A proven track record of leadership and community involvement, Strong academic achievement, Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community, identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, and Financial need. Must be intending to enroll in an accredited university/college (degree granting undergraduate program)
Grade 12 OnlyCM 1/15
InspirAsian ScholarshipOpen to all students of any ethnic or cultural background, min 3.4/4.0 GPA, graduating senior, who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college. Online application, resume, volunteer service or work experience, , essay ("Making a Difference in My Community")21 X $2000; 7 X $100031-Jan 12 only3.40LB 12/18
SF Chinatown Lions Club Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity GalaThis contest offers scholarships, a chance to serve the community and meet other youth. Do you have poise, enthusiasm, character, charisma, leadership and talent? Consider applying. Various scholarships between $200-2000. $200-200031-Janhttp://sfclionsclub.org3.00JL 11/18
eQuality ScholarshipFor individuals whose educational history, personal plan, & activities demonstrate support for justice and equality for gays, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered persons. There is an interview, as well.15 X $600031-Jan 12 OnlyLB 11/18
Professional BusinessWomen of California ScholarshipThe PBWC scholarship program was deisgned to help young women leaders. Applicants should demonstrate the following: excellence in leadership, impact on community building or involvement, notable and unique academic or work achievements, and potential for future success through career planning and goal setting. Winner must be present at the April 23rd conference in San Francisco to receive the award.Up to $10,00031-Jan 12 onlyJD 11/18
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship ProgramIf you have taken or are taking AP Computer ScienceUp to $10,00031-Jan 9-12LB 1/19
Jobs for Youth, San Mateo CountyOpen to students who live in San MAteo County and have participated in Jobs for Youth. Cover letter, 2 LORs, transcript, statement (no more than 750 words)$1,5001-Feb 11-12+2.00LB 11/18
California Teacher AssociationFor dependents of members of the California Teachers' Association union.Multiple, up to $5000 each1-Feb 12 onlyLB 1/19
Community Impact ScholarshipDo you have an idea to address a community need? The CISP scholarship is awarded by Casa Circulo Culturual in participation with the Sheriff's Youth Program Fund. Casa Circulo Cultural is a non-profit organization that provides county youth and families with year-round, culturally based programs. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote community service with high impact programs. For low-income/financial need (max. $50,000 annual income per household), plan to enroll full time in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the Fall, must be available for all deadlines (see Deadlines on application guidelines). You don't need to complete the program immediately; you just need to submit a proposal. If your proposal is selected, you will work with knowledgable adults to fully flesh out the project and execute it.
total of $10,000 awarded between 3 finalists8-Feb 12 only2.70JL 2/19
Kaiser Permanente Asian AssociationTo recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and have the potential to be future leaders. Must reside in No. Calif. Kaiser service area. Minimum 2.5 GPA, Will attend 2 or 4 year college. 1 letter of rec. 2 short essays. You do not have to be Asian, but you do need to demonstrate leadership within the Asian community. 7 X $3500Feb 6 12 Only2.50LB 1/19
BAAST Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team ProgramStudents must be nominated by teacher, coach, or school administrator. Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic & community outreach. Display leadership qualities in & out of the classroom. Please see your College and Career Advisor at least one month in advance of deadline to be nominated.$5,0008-Feb 11/18
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Peninsula Chapter ScholarshipMust identify as an African-American female, graduating senior, min. 2.5 GPA, involved in community service, demonstrated financial need, will enroll in a 4 year school. Must have: 1 page autobiographical statement, 1 page essay answering the prompt, 2 LORs, an official high school transcript, copy/ies of college acceptance letter/s when available, and a photograph. Interview. Renewable scholarship, up to 4 years. Application must be received or post marked February 10.$5,000 renewable for 4 yrs10-Feb
Grade 12 only2.50JL 1/19
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The Hispanic Scholarship fund offers multiple scholarship programs and is the nation's largest non-profit supporting Hispanic American students pursuing higher education. Visit website for specific requirements and deadlines. Varies15-Feb 12 Only3.00Lb 1/19
English Learners Achieving Now (ELAN) Enrichment ScholarshipsEnglish Learners Achieving Now (ELAN) provides scholarships for K-12 English learners to participate in a wide range of experiences, including extracurricular activities beyond the school day. These scholarships are for students whose home language is other than English. Covers registration fees, materials, and/or equipment for extracurricular after-school or summer enrichment programs offered through museums, colleges, community organizations, etc. Must have a sponsoring teacher.$50015-Feb gradesJL 01/19
Youth on CourseMin. GPA of 3.0. you must be planning on attending a 4 year college/university in Fall 2019; Must be a member of Youth on Course, a golf program. Application, transcript, copy of SAT or ACT scores + LOR.25 X $ 12 only3.00LB 01/19
Clean the Air Film Fest ScholarshipCreate a PSA or short film about the importance of clean air. Judged by a professional filmmakers. The winners will be shown at a film festival in SF in May. Films should be no more than 5 minutes and PSA's must be between 30-60 seconds in length and address one of the following topics: Air Quality & Environment How does pollution impact the quality of the air we breathe? What can we do to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce the health risks posed by pollution and climate change?
Tobacco Use: How can smoke-free policies help improve the health of your entire community? How can limiting smoking and tobacco use improve the lives of your friends, classmates, and neighbors?

$1,000 - Short Film
$300 - PSA
18-Feb 11/18
Silicon Valley Foundation (SVF) sponsored scholarshipsWith one application you apply for multiple scholarships. San Mateo Union High School students win this money! See your College & Career Advisor for instructions re: how to apply to the following SVF scholarships. The directions can be lengthy, so it's best to start early (eg: January!) Most applications require a FAFSA or DREAM Act application to be complete. Applications usually open early Jan. Some are merit based and some are based on financial need. Various20-Feb 12 onlyLB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative WritingThis scholarship is for the educational benefit of students majoring in the field of creative writing. Application, personal statement, 2 LORs, 2 examples of your creative writing, transcript. Planning to enroll in a 4 year college/university. Up to $1,00020-Feb 12 OnlyLB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-Crain Educational Grant ProgramFor students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities & commitment to community. Enable them to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. Up to 10 X $5,00020-Feb Grade 12 Only3.50LB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-Curry Award for Girls and Young WomenThis award is for young women aged 16-26 who are self-motivated, need financial support and attempt to achieve despite obstacles Up to 10 awards, $100020-Feb 12 Only3.30LB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-Hazel Reed Baumeister ScholarshipFor students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities & commitment to serving the community. To enable them to pursue higher education with financial assistance. 4 year college bound. US CitizenUp to 15 awards $5,00020-Feb Grade 12 Only3.50LB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-Ruppert Educational Grant ProgramSpecifically targeted for "late bloomer" students who have struggled in high school but shown improvement, and have a strong desire to go to college. Maximum Cumulative GPA 3.3 or below. Up to 30 awards. $10,00020-Feb 12 Only3.30LB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF-The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement ScholarshipTo support students who plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections, or other criminal justice fields. Designed to recognize students who demonstrate a passion for public service, academic potential, leadership, and financial need. There is an interview.Up to 7 awards; Up to $5,00020-Feb 12 Only2.50LB 1/19
Silicon Valley CF -- Kirshnan Shah 4 year college bound. Demonstrates financial need or hardship. MAX (that's not a typo) of 3.75/ 4.0 GPA. Demonstrated involvement in activites (work, community service, and/or school-based activities) Neither parent received a 4 year degree. Interview for finalists.5 awards X $40,000 paid over 4 years20-Feb 12 Only3.75 maxJL 11/18
Upwind Summer Scholarship ProgramTransform a high school student into a licensed private pilot during the summer, usually between their junior and senior year. [Must be 17 by late August.] The 2019 application requires applicant information, academic information, a video, two letters of reference, and essay sections. Includes ground school and pilot requirements. FREE! Cost of program22-Feb 11 OnlyJL 10/18
Asian Pacific Fund Programs- multiple scholarshipsMultiple scholarship programs with unique eligibility criteria for each. May range from financial need, demonstrate motivation and potential to succeed, first generation college student, to Asian & Filipino heritage and various other ethnic backgrounds. Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds can apply. (see below for scholarships)Varies26-Feb Year Only, Grade 12 Only3.00JL 10/18
Asian Pacific Fund ScholarshipFirst generation college student; At least 50% Asian heritage. 2.8 min. GPA. Incoming freshman. Fin. need. 2-3 X $2500-500026-Feb 12 Only2.80LB 12/18
Banatoa Family Filipino American Education Fund Academic excellence, esp. in the science. Must be at least 50% Filipino heritage. Well informed educational and career goals in engineering/science. Personal strengths, including maturity, motivation and potential to succeed. Financial need. Min. GPA 3.0/4.0. Career interests in engineering, computer, physical or environmental sciences (excluding healthcare professions). Application, essays, transcript, two letters of rec, including 1 current teacher. If you are a finalist, you will be interviewed. 5 X$5000 renewable for 4 12 Only3.00JL 10/18
Shui Kuen and Allen Chin ScholarshipOpen to all ethnicities. For 2 year or 4 year bound student. GPA 3.0/4.0 min. Fin. need. You or your parent must work (or have worked) in an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant. Service in community is important-- advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian Americans, immigrant, LGBT+ causes, or other progressive causes. Any citizenship. (also applies to current undergraduates!) 2 X $ 12 only3.00JL 11/18
Stossel in the Classroom Video or Essay Contest Open to students 14-23 years old. Videos must be uploaded by a teacher (unless you are 18 or older.) Topic: 1-3 minute video about natural disasters and price gouging. "Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and create a 1-3-minute video, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?" Not available yet for 2018-19.Trip to NYC + cash prizes26-Feb 9-12JL 10/18
TheDream.US - National Scholarship For CA 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. Will be attending one of the following colleges:San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State Univ., UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced, CSU Long Beach, CSU San Bernadino.,Mt. San Antonio Comm. College.Up to $29,00028-Feb 12 onlyJL 11/18
National Youth Science CampInterested in STEM fields? A great opportunity to study STEM -type programs (like cyber secrity, surgery techniques, chemistry of candy-making) + meet lots of students + participate in neato outdoor activities (like rock climbing, cave exploring, & kayaking.) Selective and prestigious. See your College/ Career Counselor for any questions, or check the website. Several SMUHSD alums have participated in this and had a GREAT time. See your College & Career Counselor to can put you in touch with previous attendees. Application opens November 1.FREE Selective STEM camp28-Feb 12 only3.8 +JL 10/18
Chinese-American Citizen's Alliance Essay ContestTimed essay contest on a contemporary topic concerning the Chinese and Asian American communities. Participants are given either 90 minutes (computer laptop participants) or 2 hours (Blue Book participants) to compose an essay in English not to exceed 500 words on a contemporary topic concerning the Chinese and Asian American communities. The essay topic is given at the time of the contest. See website for location of test (in SF on Stockton and TBA in Silicon Valley.) Test is March 3. Must register by Feb. 26. Not available yet for 2018-19.Varies26-Feb GradesJL 10/18
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens ScholarshipHigh school students can apply for this scholarship by writing a 600-1000 word essay on the prompt "Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying." Not available yet for 2018-19.$1,250 28-Feb 9-12JL 10/18
Kim and Harold Louie FoundationEnrolling as a freshman in 2 or 4 year college. GPA (unw) 3.7-4.0. Min SAT score of 1300/1600 or min ACT of 28. 2 Letters of reference. (One must be from a teacher in an academic subject). submit an application + essay. May be attending full or part time in Fall 2019. There may be an interview. This foundation gives out approximately $100,000 in scholarships per year. ALL students are welcome to apply, and special consideration is given to students whose parents did not attend college, have fin. need, are dependents of veterans, or have a significant documented disability. On-line application.varies (the fdn gives away $100,000!)28-Feb 12 Only3.70LB 2/19
RIT Spirit Writing ContestSponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology. For 10th and 11th grade students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Online application + transcript + a final version of the essay or a report written for school.Multiple winners X $500 OR an all expense trip to RIT's 6 day summer career exploration 10 & 11LB 1/19
CSEA ScholarshipFor CSEA members' dependents who want to begin or continue their secondary education. $1,000 scholarships are awarded to recipients based on academic achievement, character, leadership and extra curricular activities within the community. Financial need may also be taken into consideration on some. $1,0001-Mar 12 Only3.00JL 1/19
San Francisco Aeronautical Scholars ProgramEssay on "What is SFO's role in the economic development of the Bay Area and beyond?" and a personal statement about applicant's interest in aviation. Application available in Career Center and scholarships to be awarded to students from SFSUD, SMUHSD, JUHSD & SUHSD. Local scholarship opportunity.1 X $5,000; 1 X $25,0001-MarApplication available in Career Center or 12 Only3.00LB 9/18
American Chemical SocietyScholarship opportunity for underrepresented minority students (Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian) who want to enter the chemistry (or a chemistry-related) field. U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident required. Transcript, Student Aid Report, and 2 letters of rec required. Up to $5,0001-Mar 12 OnlyJL 11/18
Japanese American Citizens LeagueApplicants must be member of JACL, but can join while applying, and JACL will pay one year JACL membership fees for scholarship applicants! Any post-education plan can apply, applicants should have some involvement in the Japanese American/Asian American community. application, verification of SAT/ACt scores, transcript, 1 LOR, application. See Career Center or link for application. Varies1-MarApplication available in Career Center or 12 OnlyLB 12/18
Sons of Italy Western FoundationScholarships available for Academic Awards. Letters of recommendation and essay about applicant's Italian heritage required. Students must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Must be attending some post-high school education in Fall 2019. There are academic awards for high school seniors, Italian Language Study grants in Italy for high school seniors for summer 2019, and athletic award for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports-related field.Varies1-MarApplication in Career Center and 12 OnlyJL 10/18
Project Yellow LightCreate a video, radio PSA or billboard to convince your friends to avoid distracted driving, specifically, texting while driving. Billboard due March 1. Radio or video due April 1.$1,0001-Mar and 1-Apr 9-12JL 11/18
Create a Greeting Card ScholarshipOpen to any high school student who is at least 14 at the time of entry. Applicants will create the artwork for a greeting card.$10,0001-Mar 9-12JL 11/18
Print & Graphics ScholarshipOpen to seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who wish to pursue a career in printing management, printing technology, publishing, or graphic communications. Students will need to provide two letters of recommendation.Up to $5,0001-Mar 12 Only3.00JL 11/18
Apartment List ScholarshipOpen to seniors who are planning to attend college in the fall. Applicants must be at least 18 and a legal U.S. resident. This scholarship is open to students who exemplify one of the Apartment List's core values, available on the application website. Not currently available.$5001-Mar 12 onlyJL 11/18
SEG ScholarshipA scholarship open to seniors who plan to pursue a degree towards a career in geophysics and geosciences.Up to $10,0001-Mar 12 onlyJL 11/18
National Society of Professional EngineersVarious engineering scholarship opportunities. Please see website for specific criteria. Pay espeical attention to the scholarship for underrpresented minorities in STEM/engineering fields scholarship.1X $50001-Mar 12 OnlyJL 11/18
National Farmers Farm Kids ScholarshipOpen to seniors interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural field. Not available yet 2018-19.$1,000 1-Mar 12 OnlyJL 11/18
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