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Children of...Marine Corps Scholarship FoundationFull rideChild of a Marine, 2.0+ GPA, income < $98k, obtaining CTE training (less than 1 yr)
EthnicityHispanic heritage Foundation Youth Awards
$1,000 to $3,500
Graduation HS Spring 2019, 3.0 GPA, Enroll in higher education institution 2019-2020, Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, and Philippines). mandatory attendance to award ceremony
Financial NeedThe Gates ScholarshipFull cost of attendance not covered by financial aidSenior from one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, US citizen/national/permanent resident, 3.3 weighted GPA
Financial NeedQuestBridge National College MatchFull four-year scholarshipsHigh school seniors, high academic achievement, low-income families and/or signification financial hardship.
Financial NeedJack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship40 Awards of $40,000/year for 4 years.Seniors; min GPA 3.5; minimum combined SAT scores of 1200 or minimum ACT scores of 26 ; financial need (family income up to $95,000). Apply through the Common
GeneralGolden Door ScholarsvariesOpen to DACA Students from all States planning to attend college in Fall 2019. Majors of interest include Engineering, Computer science, Technology or Math
GeneralCoca-Cola Scholars Foundation150 $20,000 scholarshipsSeniors. Achievement-based scholarship programs awarding students who demonstrate the capacity to lead and serve in their community and school.
GeneralVeterans of Foreign Wars - Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay$1,000-$30,000Students grade 9-12; Audio essay theme: My Responsibility to America. Submit audio essay through your local VFW Post.
GeneralLexus Eco Challenge - Land & Water8 x $10,000Teams of 5-10 high school students, need teacher advisor. Choose an environmental topic that impacts your community and create an Action Plan using the provided template.
GeneralLexus Eco Challenge - Air & Climate8 x $10,000Teams of 5-10 high school students, need teacher advisor. Choose an environmental topic that impacts your community and create an Action Plan using the provided template.
GeneralCAC Educational Scholarship Foundation$1,500-$2,500Seniors. Essay on: "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years"www.cacesf.org6/30/2019YES
GeneralCalifornia Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation6 awards of $1,500-$2,000 Juniors and seniors. Online application form and essay.
GeneralBBB Torch Awards for Ethics Essay Scholarshipup to $15009-12...400 word essay on "The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community"
GeneralRedfin Scholarship$2,500.00Senior planning to attend an accredited university, GPA of 3.5. or 7/31YES
GeneralOppU Achievers Scholarship$2,500.00Full time high school student, 3.0 GPA, essay contest selected 4 times a year ( Sept 30, Dec 31, March 31, and June 30
GeneralGET SCHOOLEDVarietyDatabase of scholarships available
GeneralPIMA Promise$6095/yrSMUSD students are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant matching (up to $6095/yr) to pursue a career in healthcare at Pima Medical institute.
GeneralBBB Ambassador Scholarship$2,500.00Deliver consumer fraud prevention tips and resources to your peer groups. Aug 1YES
GeneralCareer & Technical Scholarship Program$2,500.00High School senior going into a career or technical program (up to 2yrs) at an accredited post secondary institution.
GeneralCollege Board Opportunity Scholarships$500-$40,000The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
Major specificScience Talent Search ScholarshipUp to $100,000Science Talent Search is the most prestigious science research project competition for high school seniors. See website for details.
Major specificBarbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers$2,000.005 awards available for Seniors planning to pursue a career as a high school Physics Teacher.
Major specificWilliam male Foundation Grantup to $20,00018 yrs old, pursuing a career in the arts, or formal training in fine arts, performing arts, film, video or photography at college, academy or from a private instructor or coach. 30 & Dec 31Yes
Major specificOceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Seniors seeking to further their education in Performing Arts, Visual Arts or Filmmaking. Letter of recommendation from performing and visual art instructor.
School SpecificUniversity of Saint Katherine Presidential Scholarship10000/year3.5 cumulative GPA. www.usk.eduOPENYES
School SpecificMarvin Arnold and Irene Jaquetta Heye ScholarshipsAwards vary, renewable. Senior, committed to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 3.33 GPA unweighted. Demonstrated financial need, community involvement.
Major specificNursing ScholarshipVariesScholarship Database for students pursing a nursing career
Major specificBuilding Industry Association - BIA Cares Scholarship$1,000-$4,000 - multiple awardsSeniors, interest in building industry . Application form and essay. 2020
GeneralLexus Eco Challenge - Final Challenge$30,000.00Teams of 5-10 high school students, need teacher advisor. Choose an environmental topic that impacts your community and create an Action Plan using the provided template. 1/28/20
GeneralDell Scholars Program300 Awards of
Participate in college readiness program (AVID or GEAR UP); 2.4 GPA; financial need; eligible for federal student aid.www.dellscholars.org12/1/2019Open 10/1/19
AthleticWendy's High School Heisman Scholarship$1,000-$10,000Senior graduating 2018, 3.0 GPA, participate in one of 47 sports recognized by International Olympic Committee.
AthleticFoot Locker Scholar Athletes$20,000.00Senior, member of high school or after school sports team, min 3.0 GPA. Honors athletes for demonstrating excellence in school, on their sports team, and in their communities.www.footlockerscholarathletes.com12/15/2018NO
AthleticCIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year$5,000.00Seniors, min 3.5 unweighted GPA. 2+ years of varsity play within CA. One male and one female student-athlete.
AthleticBrad Fowler Memorial Scholarship $5,000, renewableSeniors, athletic achievement achievement and participation in organized sports, shown leadership, overcome alcohol/drug obstacles, financial need.
AthleticGregg's Goals Scholarship$1,500.00Seniors, 2.5+ GPA, soccer player
AthleticPONY Baseball/Softball International$2,000.00Alumni scholarship for graduates of PONY
Children of...Scottish Ancestry Scholarship$750.00Senior of Scottish ancestry enrolling in a 2 or 4yr college with 3.0 GPAPick up application in CCC5/1/2018NO
Children of...CTA Dependent ChildrenMultiple $5,000 awardsSeniors, dependent of California Teachers Association members.
Children of...California Strawberry ScholarshipsVariesApplicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry field worker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. 2.0
Children of...Christermon Foundation$2,500-$5,000Parent/grandparent employed with a company that holds a California Liquor License.
Children of...Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship$5,000.00other award amounts vary. Seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease. Essay about their experience and how it impacted their lives.
Children of...Shui Kuen & Allen Chin Scholarship$1,000.002 awards to past/present worker in Asian Restaurant (any ethnicity)
Children of...National Association of Women in Construction$1,000.00Male or Female pursuing a degree AND has a parent currently employed in the San Diego construction industry
Children of...California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation2 $8,000 awardsSeniors, attending a community college, CSU or UC
Children of...Military Spouses Association of Camp Pendleton ScholarshipVariesSeniors whose sponsor (parent) is stationed at Camp Pendleton.
Children of...Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund$250.00Senior of an agricultural migrant worker who is entering an accredited postsecondary college program.
Children of...Alexander Kreiglowa Navy & Marine Corps Dependents Education Foundation Scholarshipup to $15,000Senior, children of members of Navy or Marine Corps (active duty, retired or died while on active duty), planning to attend 4 year university in US, 3.6 GPA
Children of...California School Employee Association (CSEA)$500.00Scholarship awards may be granted to: a. A high school graduating senior who is a dependent child of an active chapter member. b. A dependent child whose guardian is an active chapter member.
Children of...Lapiz Family Scholarship$2,000.00Farmworker or child of farmworker attending UC with 3.0 GPA
Children of...SunShine Brooks foundation Scholarship Program$1,500.00Children of Costco employee. 3.6 Gpa
Children of...Kids Chance Scholarship$1000 - $10000Children of workers that have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with a CA employer
Children of...BTSADV: The National Voice of Domestic Violence$1,000.00Seniors personally affected by domestic violence, volunteer experience with domestic violence organizations, personal statement, letter of recommendation.
Children of...Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers$500-$2500High school students 16 years of age or older with a background in agricultural migrant work and academic interest if VAPA.
Children of...National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & YouthApplicant must be homeless of have been homeless at any time during their school attendance defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.
Children of...Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarshipup to $2000Seniors affected by gastro-esophageal cancers (diagnosed with or have an immediate family member affected by esophageal or stomach cancer), 3.0 GPA, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT, letter of recommendation, essay.
Opens 1/1/20NO
DACANational Scholarship by THEDREAM.USUp to $29,000senior with 2.5+ GPA, enroll in full-time associate or bachelor's degree program at a "Partner College", DACA immigration eligible, arrived in US before 16 yrs old.
DisabilityAnne Ford Scholarship$10,000.00Senior, U.S. citizen, 3.0+ GPA, documentation of learning disability or ADHD.
DisabilityMicrosoft Disability Scholarship10 $20,000Senior, 3.0+ GPA, living with a disability, financial need
EthnicityDiller Tikkun Olam Awards15 awards of $36,000Awards recognizing Jewish teens who demonstrate leadership and are actively engaged in projects.www.dillerteenawards.org12/18/2018NO
EthnicityAsian & Pacific Islander American Fund-APIASF$2,500-$15,000One application for consideration of over 12 scholarships; min 2.7 GPA, Asian and or Pacific Islander.
EthnicityMcDonald's HACER National Scholarship$5,000-$100,000Senior of Hispanic Heritage, 3.0 GPA, planning to attend 2- or 4-year college.
EthnicityNorth County Italian Association Scholarship$1,000.00Senior planning to attend 2 or 4-year college, 25% Italian, 3.0+ GPA, citizen of the USwww.northcountyitalianassociation.org2/8/2019NO
EthnicityHispanic heritage Foundation Scholarship500-5000seniors in pursuit of a college degree. 2 phase application
EthnicityAsian Pacific Fund Scholarship$5,000.002-3 awards $2500-$5000. First generation college student, 50% Asian Heritage, 2.8 GPA
EthnicityBanatao Family Filipino American Education Fund$5,000.005 awards, renewable up to $20,000. 50% Filipino Heritage. Stem Major
EthnicityChicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) Que Llueva Cafe Scholarshipup to $12,000Undocumented Hispanic seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited postsecondary institution.
EthnicityRoyal Prestige Scholarship$2,500.00Hispanic high school senior who plans to enroll in postsecondary institution, 2.5 GPA, DACA Students and non-citizens may apply
EthnicityCabrillo Civic Clubs of CA Undergraduate Scholarship$500.00Graduating senior, Portuguese descent, US citizen or legal resident. 3.5 weighted GPA, 3 letters of recommendation, application, essay.
EthnicityState Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California$500.00Portuguese descent & UC Citizen or Permanent Resident. 3.5 weighted GPA, attending 2 or 4 year institution, 3 letters of recommendation, essay.
EthnicitySan Diego Chinese Women's Association$1,000-$1,500Senior, Chinese, GPA requirement (2 yr - 2.5 GPA, 4 y - 3.0)
EthnicityTASF Scholarship (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund)$5,000.0010 awards. Senior, US citizen or perm. resident, Taiwanese descent, 3.0+ GPA, low income
EthnicityDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, North San Diego Alumnae Chapters2-$1000African American seniors in North San Diego County, 3.0 min GPA, letters of recommendation, essay
EthnicityUSPAACC Scholarships10 $5,000Senior, Asian or Pacific Islander, apply
EthnicityELAC Scholarshipup to $1000English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) if offering 3 scholarships for seniors. must be either a current English Learner or newly reclassified. Essay
EthnicityJFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarshipup to $2500 Be a Jewish high school student planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S., demonstrated connection to Jewish Community, 3.0 GPA
EthnicityBea Gonzales Biliteracy Scholarship$1,000.00College-bound seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy. 300 word essay, letter of recommendation, application.
Ethnicity/GenderAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc,Offers a variety of scholarships to female African American seniors.
Financial NeedSan Diego County Citizen's Scholarship FoundationMultiple scholarshipsGraduating seniors - residents of San Diego County for at least 1 year, must complete FAFSA or DREAM Act.
Financial NeedQuestbridge College Prep Scholars ProgramFull-Tuition ScholarshipsPreparing outstanding JUNIORS from low-income backgrounds for admission to the nation's best collegeswww.questbridge.org3/20/2019NO
Financial NeedCathay Bank Foundation Scholarship$1,000.00seniors planning to attend 4-year university, 3.0 GPA, Low income
Financial NeedJessie Klicka Foundation Scholarship$,1000-$2,000 per year renewable up to 4 yearsSeniors, will be attending 4-year university in Fall 2017. Application and letter of recommendation from counselor.
Foster YouthCal Coast Cares$2,000.00Senior, current or previously a foster youth
GenderLGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa$2,500.00The grant program will support projects and presentations that promote understanding of and respect for LGBTQ+ persons.
GenderDistinguished Young Women of San Diego CountyAwards vary. All participants receive full tuition + room at board to Troy University in Troy, Alabama.Junior girls - Class of 20202. 5 judging categories: Interview, Scholastics, Talent, Self-Expression, Fitness.www.distinguishedYW.org2/2/2019NO
GenderAthena San Diego High School Merit Scholarship$2,500+ per year for 2 yearsWomen, graduating senior, attending 4-year university, planning a career in STEM, US citizen. Application, letter of recommendation, essays.
GenderPFLAG San Diego ScholarshipsAwards varySeniors, LGBT, 3.0 GPA. Application form, essay, 1 letter of recommendation.
GenderSan Diego Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship$500-$1,000Senior, female, plan to attend 4-year institution with sorority/fraternity life (joining a sorority is not required). Application form, 1 letter of recommendation.
GenderAmerican Business Women's Association CTE Scholarswhip$1,000.00Senior, female planning to attend a vocational or CTE school or Community collegesuzannesouthwell@sbcglobal.net5/15/2019NO
GeneralCarrillo Elementary PTO Wings of Wise Scholarship$1,000 for 4-year university, $500 for Community CollegeSenior, attended Carrillo Elementary
GeneralElks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student Scholarship"$4,000-$50,000Seniors, U.S. citizens; Application is online. Local and National level awards!
GeneralStephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship$5,000.005 awards. 5-25 years old. Demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by unpaid volunteer services
GeneralAXA Achievement Scholarship Program$2,500-$25,000Senior, U.S. citizen or legal resident; outstanding achievement in school community or work activities.
GeneralBurger King Scholars Program$1000-$50000Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore
GeneralOdenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award$500.00Between 16-22 years Old with GPA of 2.5+. Contributed 50+ hours of volunteer or community service.
GeneralSnaps for College Cash$250-5,000Use twitter or facebook for a chance to win a cash scholarshipicanaffordcollege.com12/30/2018NO
GeneralFree Speech Essay Contest - Foundation for Individual Rights in Education$500-$10,000Grades 11-12. 800-1,000 word
GeneralGen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship$1,000.00Applicants must be: 9th - 12th grade; 250 word essay.www.gkscholarship.com12/31/2018NO
GeneralGE Reagan Foundation Scholarship ProgramMultiple $40,000 awards over 4 yearsSenior, US citizen, demonstrate leadership/drive/integrity/citizenship, 3.0+ GPA, will enroll in a 4-year undergraduate degree program for Fall 2018
GeneralJohn F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay$100-$20,000Grades 9-12. Essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. Elected official who served during or after 1917.