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Scholarships

CAEOP Student Scholarship

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 11, 2017

 

Provided to assist business or education students who wish to continue with higher education and pursue a carer in business administration or education. 

 

The 2017- 2018 scholarship is valued at $1,000

 

TO QUALIFY:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school student who has made application to continue his/her education OR the applicant may currently be pursuing such a course of study in an institution of higher education.
  • Applicant must have maintained a grade point average of 2.0 or better in high school.
  • Applicant must have applied for admission to a post-high school accredited institution and plan to enter following the granting of the scholarship, or already be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the State of California.
  • Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in the field of business administration or education.
  • Applicant shall be responsible for the completion and return of all required support materials to the CAEOP Scholarship Chairman before the deadline date.

For more information and to pick up an application, please visit Mrs. Nicole Mack in the Counseling Office. 

AXA Achievement Scholarship

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2017

 

To apply, please visit this website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

 

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

 

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

 

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

 

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

ZEQR Scholarship

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2017, NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM PST

 

SELECTION AND ELIGIBILITY:

 

The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada. Applicants must complete the student information form below and submit their 800 to 1,200 word essay on the selected topic in PDF format. The essay, idea, and creation must be the applicant’s original work. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals.

 

All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on December 15th, 2017 and the winner will be announced and contacted by 11:59 pm PST on December 22, 2017.

 

The applicant of the winning project will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000, which may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. The scholarship winner will be contacted via email at the address provided and must respond within five (5) days to receive the award. Scholarship funds are provided by Zeqr.com and will be paid via mail to the winning applicant.

 

ESSAY TOPIC:

 

To the best of your ability, complete a 800 - 1,200 word article discussing how online learning is changing the traditional educational model of learning and what the future of education might look like.
Some of the questions you can try to answer are:

  • How and why is e Learning shaping the future of education?
  • How will this change the way students learn?
  • Who will benefit most from this new way of learning?

 

Please visit https://www.zeqr.com/scholarship to apply. 

 

ZEQR /ˈsēekər/ — A GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING HUB WHERE PEOPLE EXCHANGE KNOWLEDGE IN REAL TIME. ZEQRS ARE CONFIDENT ON THE TOPICS THEY LEARNED, BECAUSE WITH ZEQR, YOU LEARN FROM THE BEST.

GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship Program

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 4, 2018

 

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

 

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit http://reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Scholarship

JUNIORS ONLY- DEADLINE IS JANUARY 24, 2018

 

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

 

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.

 

Eligibility

  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2019. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school, or the equivalent if home schooled, are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.)
  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America at the time of application.
  • 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship applicants cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://coolidgescholars.org

2018 HONORS GRAD U SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE FOR ROUND 1 IS FEBRUARY 11, 2018:

 

Calling Community-Builders!

 

Honors Grad U is an educational blog dedicated to empowering students and teachers to take ownership of their learning. We offer an annual scholarship available to college-bound high school seniors. Find out more at www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship

 

The GIST:

Whether through essays or multimedia, students have used their voices to share visions for a better world. So, here's their chance to put them to action! We're asking high school seniors to submit a proposal for how they'll better their communities. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.

 

The PROCESS:

We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

  1. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:

    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle

    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford institute community building principles.

    • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.

    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST

  2. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:

    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)

    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning

    • We give additional feedback

    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST

  3. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:

    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.

    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2) building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.

    • Include a video of yourself working on your project

    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.

We will select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.

2018 My Dream Career Photo Competition

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 16, 2018

 

For Official Contest Rules, please visit http://www.vitallinkoc.org/my-dream-career-photo

 

Now is your chance to show Vital Link what you want to do as your “dream career.” Whether you want to be an auto mechanic or veterinarian, a doctor or a singer, the possibilities are endless! Have someone snap a picture of you demonstrating your “dream career” and you could win up to $300! Interested? 

 

Official Submission Rules

 

Eligibility:

Must be 12-25 years of age (age subject to verification). Vital Link employees, board members, and their immediate family members are NOT eligible. Immediate family includes spouses, parents, siblings, and children.

 

Submission Deadline:

All submissions must be received by February 16, 2018 before 5:00 pm. Any photos submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for judging.

  • Finalists Announced: March, 28, 2018 (will be notified via email provided on entry form)
  • Winners Announced: April 15, 2018 at the STEM and the Arts Career Showcase (Location: OC Fair & Event Center)

 

How to Enter:

All entries MUST be submitted ONLINE using this link http://form.vitallinkoc.org/forms/view.php?id=57487

 

Digital Image Requirements:

Images must be submitted in High Resolution JPG or PDF format. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. Vital Link retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Photos CANNOT contain the name/description of their Dream Career (ex. Doctor, character design, basketball player). Photos containing recognizable people must include a signed photo release form for each person in the photo. Photos, regardless of the medium, will not be returned.

 

Written Essay Requirements:

You must include along with your photo an essay (at least 200 words, not to exceed 300 words) explaining what inspired you to select this career and why you want to pursue this career in the future.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 23, 2018

 

The Asian Pacific Fund is now offering multiple scholarships to graduating seniors. 

 

For information on the different scholarships and to apply, please visit www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships

The Junior League of Orange County, CA Educational Scholarship

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28, 2018

 

Award: Up to $2,500 will be awarded to applicants for the 2018-2019 school year

 

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)
  • If registering as a part-time student, proof of 20 or more hours of work per week
  • 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 2018
  • May not be an immediate relative of a JLOCC member (i.e. sibling, daughter, son)
  • Scholars must use the funds awarded within one calendar year from the official award date

Please note: Former or current participants in a JLOCC sponsored program or organization may receive preference. Applicants can reapply annually.

 

Scholarship Award Application: Applicants must submit the following information for scholarship consideration:

 

  • Completed application form
  • High school and/or any post-secondary school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, academic counselor or recent instructor
  • A second letter of recommendation from an individual not related to you

 

Please see Mrs. Johnson-Mack in the Counseling Office for the rules and application. 

Italian Catholic Federation

DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2018

 

The Italian Catholic Federation is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry (including their non-Italian spouses) who are of the Roman Catholic Faith.

 

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. To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

  1. 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
  2. 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 must be complete and include the following:

  • A complete transcript of the applicant's high school scholastic record (Grade 9 to 1st quarter or semester of Grade 12)
  • A personal letter of approximately 150 words explaining applicant's Italian origin (or I.C.F. membership affiliaation of their non-Italian Roman Catholic parents, guardians or grandparents), why the applicant's Roman Catholic Faith is important to him or her and applicant's plans for the future 

For more information and to apply, please visit www.icf.org/scholarships. You may pick up an application from Mrs. Mack (Counseling Secretary) in the Counseling Office.

Golden West College High School Scholarship

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 BY 5:00 P.M.

 

Planning on attending Golden West College? They have multiple scholarships available for all incoming students. Please see below for criteria and instructions to apply. 

 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a member of the 2018 graduating senior class and complete the Golden West College High School Application
  • Applicant MUST enroll in at least 12 units at Golden West College in the Fall 2018 semester in order to receive scholarship.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. (Unofficial copy of high school transcripts must be attached for GPA verification. If transcripts are not attached, application will not be considered.)
  • Scholarships are for students attending Golden West College

How to apply:

B. Davis Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 22, 2018

 

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.

 

Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

 

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

 

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2018

 

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

BigSun Scholarshp

DEADLINE IS JUNE 19, 2018

 

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. 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.

 

To Apply:

 

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • 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?

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.

 

Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

 

All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

 

Please visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com/ for more information.