Scholarships 2018 - 2019

It is never to early to start planning for college!
 
If you don't apply for scholarships, you are just throwing away free money that you could spend on your educational expenses. Money awarded through scholarships doesn't ever have to be paid back and that money can save you hundreds – even thousands – of dollars over the course of your college career. This is money that could be used.
 
How Can Scholarships Help Me?
 
  • instead of taking out student loans
  • to live on campus instead of at home 
  • make the difference between having to work or not while in school
 
We've tried to give you just a little taste of the wide variety of things that scholarships are given for just to illustrate that there is one out there with your name on it waiting for you. You just have to dig in and find it! Why not go for it? 
 
You have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain! 
  
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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Eligibility:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019
  • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
  • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2019-2020
  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
  • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
  • Deadline October 15, 2018
 
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Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation,
encourages you to get on the path to higher education. 

The Haz La U Program
helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college
by providing financial relief via
educational grants totaling
$100,000

YOU COULD WIN ONE OF 31 SCHOLARSHIPS  

- 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000
- 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000
- 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500
- 1 National Grant, at $15,000

SELECTION CRITERIA

- Academic excellence
- Dedication to community service
- Demonstration of leadership in one’s community

Deadline: October 15, 2018

https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/core-values/community-responsibility/make-the-u

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

State Scholarship

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

Scholarships valued at up to $10,000 each

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. 

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
 
The application will be available August 1 – October 25.
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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

National Scholarship

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

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application will be available August 1 – October 25.

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Edison Scholars - STEM College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Details

Here’s the rundown of requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need.
  • Eligible STEM majors include computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
  • Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.
  • The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Don’t stress, it’s simple.
  • Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible.

Application deadline is Dec. 14, 2018.

https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html

 

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Cirkled in Back to School Scholarship
 
 
$2500 scholarship available for students in 8th-12th grade.
  • no income brackets, no minimum GPA
  • no lengthy essay to write.
  • Students can use it for any educational need, such as college tuition (4 year, 2 year, or trade school), books and supplies, even transportation if necessary. It’s free to apply. 
 
 
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Scholarship Websites

 

  1. collegeanswer.com - Good general information regarding financial aid as well as scholarships based on your needs and background.
  2. collegegreenlight.com - Expand your options and explore new colleges. Their college profiles and messages show you what makes each campus unique. They have more than $11 billion in scholarships. You can see exactly which scholarships you qualify for.
  3. college-scholarships.com - Good, general financial aid information and free college scholarship search information.
  4. finaid.org - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools about scholarships, loans, savings, other types of aid, financial aid applications, answers to your questions and calculators.
  5. fastweb.com - Create a profile, search scholarship lists and receive email reminders about over 150,000 scholarships.
  6. princetonreview.com - Complete a questionnaire and search for scholarships. Helpful in finding specific scholarships for individual schools.
  7. SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch - Register for free access to more than 5 million scholarships offering up to $24 billion in free money for college.
  8. scholaraid.com - Scholarship search program that provides a large database. 
  9. scholarshipexperts.com - Create a Student Profile and receive a customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background. Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
  10. scholarships.com - Easy to use site that provides both financial aid and scholarship information. 
  11. scholarshipsnoessay.com  - Easy Scholarships for College - Featuring No Essay Scholarships. Don't waste time writing essays. Instead, invest your time applying for lots of scholarships.
  12. studentawards.com - Create a member profile and get a list of scholarships that suit you. Provides students with a message board as well.
  13. supercollege.com - Find a scholarship in their free database of over 400,000 awards. zinch.com - Search over $1 billion in free scholarships to help pay for college. Find your scholarship matches now!
  14. https://roybal-allard.house.gov/uploadedfiles/student_resource_guide_2017-2018.pdf Paying for College Student Resource Guide; Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congressional District 34-California; includes scholarships, internships, fellowships, resource books, and websites (53 pages).
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California Lutheran University Guarantee Scholarship 

Public Price Promise 

Private Education, Public Price

Public Price PromiseAttend Cal Lutheran for the average cost of select UC schools.

The Public Price Promise scholarship awards you the difference in average cost of attendance between Cal Lutheran and selected University of California schools.

The award amount for 2016-17 is $24,754

The award amount for 2017-18 is $24,866.

The award amount for 2018-19 is $26,188.

The scholarship is renewable for subsequent years. The award is recalculated each year and the amount you receive might go up, but it will never decrease.

Am I eligible?

If you're admitted to one of these University of California schools in the same enrollment term, Cal Lutheran will match the average cost of attending them through the Public Price Promise scholarship.

  • Be admitted to one of the following universities:
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • University of California, Irvine (UCI)

https://www.callutheran.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-grants/details/public-price-promise.html


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Cash Store Scholarship 
http://www.cashstore.com/scholarship


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CSU Foundation Scholarships
http://www.calstate.edu/Foundation/Scholarship.shtml


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Paying For College Student Resource Guide

Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congressional District 34-California; includes scholarships, internships, fellowships, resource books, and websites (52 pages)

https://roybal-allard.house.gov/uploadedfiles/student_resource_guide_2018-2019.pdf

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Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching scholarships, when applying for or accepting awards/scholarships/sweepstakes.

 

The College & Career Center makes no guarantees about scholarships.