Scholarships

Local Scholarship Opportunities

Junior League of Orange Scholarship

  • https://www.jlocc.org/community/scholarships/
  • Award Amount: Up to $2500
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Currently a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary student
    • High school or post-secondary grade point average of 3.0 or above
    • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Pending acceptance to a post-secondary institution (required for receipt of scholarship)
    • Agreement to attend the JLOCC June 2018 meeting to accept any award or send an appropriate designee (parent, executive director of the project/program, foster parent, etc.)
    • Scholars should be willing to update the JLOCC about their academic experience by May 2019
    • Scholars must use the funds awarded within one calendar year from the official award date
  • Application must include:
    • Completed application form
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, or academic advisor
    • Letter of recommendation from someone not related to you
  • Submit to scholarships@jlocc.org

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund

  • https://oc-cf.academicworks.com/
  • Award Amount: $2000-$5000
  • The Orange County (OC) Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF) serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only. HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or university in Fall 2019
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • First Generation Latino/a applying to college
    • Graduating from an OC high school or transferring from an OC community college / planning to enroll full-time at a four year college in Fall 2019
    • Completed FAFSA application or California Dream Act application
    • Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSAR
    • HEEF welcomes Dream Act / AB540 applicants.
  • Contact Information
    • Michelle Abril: 949.553.4202 ext. 246 or mabril@oc-cf.org
    • Mayra Chavez: 949.553.4202 ext. 253 or mchavez@oc-cf.org

The Wall POV Project

  • www.thewallpovproject.org
  • Award Amount: Up to $1000
  • Deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
    • Currently a graduation high school senior attending school in Orange County, California
    • Will attend college in pursuit of a two or four year degree in ANY major by January 2020.
    • Must submit a personal essay answering the given year's writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words.) 
    • Candidates who submit a personal essay permit The Wall POV Project the right to solicit the essay to be a part of the "Point of VIew" educational book series. 
  • Submit to https://www.thewallpovproject.org/apply-for-scholarship

AA Lares Insurance Scholarship Program

  • https://laresinsurance.com/scholarships
  • Award Amount: Up to $1000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicants must be a High School Senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Applicants must show proof of acceptance to an accredited university, college, or trade-school for the 2019-2020 school year, and plan on attending at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 credits)
    • Submission of a personal biography and contact information (Name, phone number, email)
    • Submission of High School transcript and resume. 
  • Written Requirement:
    • Please respond to the following questions in 200-350 words, submitted in either Word Doc or PDF format.
      • Why are you pursuing high education?
      • Who will benefit from your education?
  • Submission for your application should be sent all at once, with your first and last name in the subject line to aalares@laresinsurance.com
  • Submit to https://laresinsurance.com/scholarships

The Asian Pacific Community Fund

  • http://www.apcf.org/programs/scholarships/
  • Award Amount: Up to $105,000 in awards given.
  • Deadline: March 27, 2019
  • The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is excited to partner with local donors to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.
  • For all the scholarship avalible through the Asian Pacific Community Fund please click on the website link below. 
  •  http://www.apcf.org/programs/scholarships

Assistance League - Orange

  • assistanceleague.org
  • Deadline: March 23, 2019
  • Award Amount: $500 to $3,000
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • Must have graduated from an Orange Unified School District high school.
    • Must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, community college or trade or technical school as a full time student in the fall of 2019.
    • All applicants must complete the application.
  • Scholarship Information:
    • Assistance League of Orange recognizes outstanding graduating seniors by offering individual scholarships based on the following criteria: a student’s academic achievements, financial need, high school activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities. In addition, specific scholarships are dedicated to those students who are pursuing certain areas of future study. All of these awards are to encourage students who have the potential to make a difference in our community and the nation. Members of Assistance League of Orange and other local Assistance Leagues and Auxiliaries and their immediate and extended families are not eligible to apply.
  • more details at https://www.assistanceleague.org/orange/philanthropic-programs/scholarships/

Asian Pacific Fund

  • www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships
  • Deadline: February 26, 2019
  • SHUI KUEN & ALLEN CHIN SCHOLARSHIP 
    • Amount Awarded: $1,000
    • Past/Present Worker in Asian Restaurant (or Child of), Open to ALL Ethnicities.
    • Record of Community Advocacy & Social Justice Work.
    • Incoming Freshmen or Current Undergraduate at a 2-year or 4-year College/University in 2018-19.
    • Financial Need. 
  • BANATAO FAMILY FILIPINO AMERICAN EDUCATION FUND
    • ​​​​​​​Amount Awarded: $5,000
    • At least 50% Filipino heritage
    • Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental or Physical Science Major. 
    • Incoming Freshmen
    • Financial Need.
  • LAPIZ FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
    • ​​​​​​​Amount Awarded: $2,000
    • Past/Present Farm or Migrant Farm Worker (or child of).
    • Incoming Freshmen or Current Undergraduate at a UC.
    • Financial Need.
  • ASIAN PACIFIC FUND SCHOLARSHIP
    • ​​​​​​​$2,500 - $5,000
    • At least 50% Asian heritage. 
    • Minimum of 2.8 GPA
    • Incoming Freshman 
    • Financial Need. 
    • ​​​​​​​Resident of California. 

STIFEL - Fabric of Society

Deadline: Tuesday, January, 22, 2019

Award Amount: $2,000

Contestants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate in 2019. Essays are to be no fewer than 600 words and no more than 800 words in length. One entry per student please. For complete contest rules, entry forms, and further information please see Mr. Williams in the College & Career Center. 

The 2019 Mega Bank Scholarship Program

http://apcf.org/2019-mega-bank-scholarship-program/

Scholarship Information:
Mega Bank is committed to supporting economically-challenged youth residing in its business service territories to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a higher education.

Award Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eligibility:

 High school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California.
 Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/ University or a Community College in the state of California as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
 Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
 Have a household income at or below the Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2017 or 2018 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
 The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS and there is NO ETHNICITY REQUIREMENT
 Employees of Mega Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to apply
Application Requirements:
 Application Form
 Recommender Form from a Community Service Advisor
 Official High School Transcript

 

The scholarship awards will only be used to cover the cost of tuition for attending a college/university.
What is considered cost of tuition varies by institution.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://apcf.org/2019-mega-bank-scholarship-program/

All materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59 pm – Wednesday, March 27th. Anything received (whether mailed, emailed, or faxed) past that date and time will not be considered, regardless of postmark.

Questions or inquiries?
Contact by phone: (213) 624-6400 ext. 6
or by email: scholarships@apcf.org

National Scholarship Opportunities

B Davis Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 24, 2019
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Must plan to enroll in any post-secondary institution
  • Essay: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 
  • Link

Big Sun Athletics

  • Deadline: June 19, 2019
  • Award Amount: $500
  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
  • Answer the following in an essay (500-1000 words):
    • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
    • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
    • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • Link

Edison Scholars STEM Scholarship

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International's $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields at four-year accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Scholarship applications are now being accepted through Dec. 14.

Applicants must live in SCE's service territory and plan to be a full-time undergraduate college freshman majoring in a STEM field in fall 2019. Eligible students must be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.

"Science, technology, engineering and math educations open doors to the future. I'm the beneficiary of a STEM education, and I know it changes lives," said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. "At Edison, we are proud to play a role in helping local students realize their academic dreams."

To apply and get additional eligibility information, visit: www.edisonscholars.com.

Scholarship recipients will be announced next spring. They may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college.

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship

This scholarship is for the innovators, creators and dreamers who want to share his/her passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet. This is not needs or obstacle based; it is a passion based scholarship program.

  • Website: https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/
  • Deadline: February 21, 2019
  • Requirements:
    • Plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical, and/or trade school.
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Be between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Instructions: Submit an original video that tells us the story of your real, driving passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. Your video must be 2 minutes or less and must be no larger than 1 GB to ensure it’s easy to upload to the application. See the Terms & Conditions for additional Application Guidelines.
  • FAQs

 

Italian Catholic Federation

  • https://www.icf.org/scholarships/
  • Award Amount: Up to $400
  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • About the Scholarship
    • Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college.

      Each spring, the Italian Catholic Federation receives nearly 400 applications for its yearly scholarship awards. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:
    • Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or,
    • Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”
  • Applications will be judge and evaluated on the following:
    • Scholastic Achievement – TOTAL CUMULATIVE GPA (3½ years) and CLASS RANK
    • Financial Need
    • Leadership Role
    • Extracurricular Activities and Charitable Efforts
    • Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable)
    • Letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, or academic advisor
    • Letter of recommendation from someone not related to you
  • For the application details and to submit your application go to https://www.icf.org/scholarships/

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • https://www.jackierobinson.org/Apply
  • Award Amount: Up to $3,000 for 4 Years
  • Deadline: February 1st, 2019
  • About the Scholarship
    • The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000/four years to minority high
      school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an
      accredited four-year college or university of their choice.
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Be a graduating high school senior and U.S. citizen
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the U.S.
    • Show leadership potential.
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service.
    • Present evidence of financial need.
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections
      or a composite ACT score of 21.

KEYVAN SAMINI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • https://keyvansaminischolarship.com/keyvan-samini-scholarship-information
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 15th, 2019
  • About the Scholarship
    • The Keyvan Samini Scholarship Program awards two $1,000 merit-based scholarships. Students are
      recognized for their capacity to achieve academically, as well as to lead and serve. High school
      seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2019 are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent legal resident.
    • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
    • You must not have received any final grade of “C-“ or less in any course in which you have
      been enrolled on or January 1, 2012.
    • You must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or a graduate student at an accredited
      college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Safe Pedestrians Scholarship

https://nlginjury.com/scholarship/

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 1


In order to be considered eligible to apply for The Safe Pedestrian Scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States. High school seniors who will be enrolled in college the following semester are also eligible to apply. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship winner will be awarded $1,000 to be used towards their education.

Scholarship Application

A complete scholarship application must include the following:

1) A current academic transcript, official or unofficial

2) An up-to-date resume

3) A 750 word personal essay discussing your opinion on the government's role for protecting pedestrians from accidents and the measures that can be taken to prevent pedestrian accidents and improve safety.

ABPA Scholarship

https://abpa.site-ym.com/page/Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $1,500
Number of Scholarships - 1


The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of back flow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

The competition is open to all persons of high school age (at least age 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2018) and legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicants may currently attend a public, private, or parochial school, or be home-schooled. The applicant is not required to be college-bound; the scholarship money can be used for any type of advanced education. Previous winners and the immediate families of ABPA officers and directors are not eligible to participate. Further, the immediate relatives of directors and staff of Federal Student Aid, Semester at Sea, or the National Student Leadership Conference are not eligible to participate.

There will be one scholarship presented as a $1,500 check in the winner's name to a recognized statesponsored, tax-deferred 529 Investment National College Savings Program, to the winner's established 529 Investment Educational IRA (or the Canadian equivalent), or to an accredited school in the name of the winner. The scholarship is not transferable.

Future Contractors Scholarship

https://www.ccisbonds.com/scholarship/

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $750
Number of Scholarships - 1


To be eligible for the Future Contractors Scholarship:

1) The CCIS Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all citizens and/residents of the United States.

2) Applicants must apply online and include Full Name, Email Address, Permanent Mailing Address, Current/Planned University, Projected Graduation Date, and Area of Study/Major. Finalists must provide proof of current or future enrollment and photo of themselves. Photo and Essay of the winner will be posted on CCIS website to highlight winning submission.

3) Applications must be submitted by their respective deadlines. No late applications will be considered.

4) Only one entry per contest per applicant.

5) Essay must address prompt and be between 250 and 500 words in length.

6) Essay must be original work of the applicant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any intellectual property or third-party rights of any person, company or organization.

7) Past winners are not eligible to win a second time.

8) Decisions are final.

9) Winner and all other applicants will be notified via email of the results within 60 days of the submission date. By submitting an essay you are subscribing to receive the notification email.

SP Scholarships

https://www.scholarshippoints.com

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $10,000
Number of Scholarships - 10


1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.

VIP Scholarship

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $5,000
Number of Scholarships - 1


To be eligible for the VIP $5000 scholarship you must:

A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.

B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website.

Harris Poll Scholarship

https://join.harrispollonline.com

Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2019
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 1


The Harris Poll Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to students who are:

1) 13 years or older at the time of entry

2) A legal resident of the 50 United States or DC

3) Have not won a prize in the preceding 90 days and 

4) Not employees of iGain, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, and its advertising and promotions agencies, and/or the immediate families and/or household members of each of the above. Only one entry per person.

YDI Scholarship

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/

Scholarship Deadline: January 29, 2019
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Number of Scholarships - 1


A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older

C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program

http://apcf.org/2019-cathay-bank-scholarship-program

Scholarship Information:
Cathay Bank Foundation is committed to supporting youth residing in its business service territories to fulfill their
dreams of obtaining a higher education.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eligibility:
▪ High school seniors residing in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey,
New York, Texas, and Washington
▪ Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or a Community College in the state of
California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington as a
1st year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must provide college acceptance letter for verification)
▪ A minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
▪ A household income at or below the Low Income Level (if selected, must provide 2017 or 2018 tax return
for verfication)
▪ Open to ALL MAJORS and there is no ethnicity requirement
▪ Employees of Cathay Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible
Application Requirements:
▪ Application Form
▪ Recommender Form from a Community Service Advisor
▪ Official High School Transcript
The scholarship awards will only be used to cover the cost of tuition for attending a
college/university, as defined by the institution attended.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://apcf.org/2019-cathay-bank-scholarship-program
All materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Anything
received (whether mailed, emailed, or faxed) past that date and time will not be considered,
regardless of postmark.

Questions or inquiries?
Contact by phone: (213) 624-6400, ext. 6 or by email: scholarships@apcf.org

TASF Scholarship Fund

www.TAScholarshipFund.org

Scholarship Information:
The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American
youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. The scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to
attend college in the Fall of 2019 and 1st year college students continuing their education in the Fall of 2019.

Deadline: 11:59pm – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eligibility:
• United States citizen or US Permanent Resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card)
AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
• High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
• Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year student in the Fall of 2019
(If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
• Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
• Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level
(Must be able to show 2017 or 2018 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
• The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS
All awardees must submit a short YouTube video. Detailed instructions will be provided to
awardees at a later time.
Application Requirements:
• Online Application Form
• Three References
• Official Transcript
The scholarship awards will only be used to cover the cost of attending a University or College.
What is considered cost of attendance varies by institution.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
www.TAScholarshipFund.org
All materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59pm –Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Anything received (whether
mailed, emailed, or faxed) past that date and time will not be considered, regardless of postmark.

 

Questions or inquiries?
(213) 624-6400 ext. 6 or info@tascholarshipfund.org

The 2019 Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

http://apcf.org/2019-royal-business-bank-scholarship-program/

Scholarship Information:
Royal Business Bank is committed to supporting economically-challenged youth residing in its business service territories to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a higher education.
 

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm – Wednesday, March 27, 2019
 

Eligibility:
• High school seniors who reside in the East Coast – (New York City): New York County, King County,
Queens County, and Richmond County or the West Coast – (South California and Nevada): Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, and Clark County-Nevada
• Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or California/Nevada/New York Community College as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
• Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
• Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2017 or 2018 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
• The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS and there is NO ETHNICITY REQUIREMENT
• Employees of Royal Business Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to apply
Application Requirements:
• Application Form
• Recommender Form from a Community Service Advisor
• Official High School Transcript

The scholarship awards will only be used to cover the cost of tuition for attending a college/university.

What is considered cost of tuition varies by institution.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://apcf.org/2019-royal-business-bank-scholarship-program/

All materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59 pm – Wednesday, March 27th. Anything received (whether mailed, emailed, or faxed) past that date and time will not be considered, regardless of postmark.

Questions or inquiries?
Contact by phone: (213) 624-6400 ext. 6
or by email: scholarships@apcf.org

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