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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California Credit Union

Due date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

 

Our 1,000 Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We will award 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to students who are motivated in their academic endeavors, active in their schools, and contributing to their community, giving back to others through their participation, service, and volunteer work.

 

Submission of an essay and letter of recommendation will provide a testament to the character and abilities of the student applicant. Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university in 2019 AND a W-9 tax form will be required before release of award funds.­­­

 

Applicant Qualifications

  • Graduating high school senior enrolling into a two- or four-year college OR community college student transferring into a four-year university
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • Evidence of community and/or school involvement

 

Application Process

    1. A copy of your school transcript including your GPA and ACT or SAT scores (if applicable). 
    2. A letter of recommendation from someone other than a parent/guardian who has experience working with you either through a school activity, job, or community involvement.

 

Application, supporting documents, and short essay must be submitted together by Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:59 pm, Pacific Time.

 

Award Announcement

Award recipients will be announced on this web page on April 19, 2019.

Recipients will also receive an email notification.

Recipients must provide proof of college/university enrollment by August 16, 2019, and a signed W-9 tax form to receive their award.

 

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Abraham Lincoln Alumni Essay Scholarship and AARP Scholarship ($5000)

Due: March 31, 2019 by 3 pm in the College office

 

To be eligible:

  • Must graduate from Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles)
  • Completed community service
  • Active on high school campus and community
  • Scholarships available for Community College and 4 year College/University
 
AARP Scholarship
 
10 students from the Abraham Lincoln Alumni Essay Scholarship entry will be selected to the next round. One fortunate student will be selected to win a $5000 scholarship!
 
Copy and paste the following link to get a copy of the application: 4.files.edl.io/cf0d/03/02/19/000409-ae6f2d34-36e8-4006-bb36-5c784072b661.pdf
 
 
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Los Angeles Federal Credit Union - Jack C. Mathews Scholarship Fund 
Five total student scholarships at $2,000 each will be awarded.
All entries must be brought into a branch or postmarked by April 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:
• Be a current member of Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (but not a LAFCU employee nor a family member of an employee)
• Be a high school student graduating in 2019 who will attend a college, university or trade school in Fall 2019, or be a student
currently attending a college, university or trade school.
• Have a minimum 2.50 GPA

The following items are needed to be considered for a scholarship:
• A copy of applicant’s most recent academic transcripts.
• One letter of recommendation, from a teacher, mentor, or a concerned adult who is not related to the applicant.
• A list of extracurricular activities or honors.
• An outline of community service or involvement
• Verification of acceptance and/or enrollment into an accredited college or trade school
• Write a typed, one-page double-spaced essay, on the following question: “As a millennial (between the ages of 18 to 30), how will
your approach to money management and finances differ from your parents and past generations? What would you do differently
and what would you do the same?”
• Mail your application along with all required documents to:
Scholarship Committee (c/o Mktg Dept-Students) • Los Angeles Federal Credit Union • P.O. Box 53032 • Los Angeles, CA
90053-0032
 
 
The LAFCU scholarship selection committee will make all award decisions and the winners will be notified by May 17, 2019. For questions, call (877) MY LAFCU, ext. 6466 or e-Mail: marketingdept@LAFCU.org
 
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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.