LHS Scholarship Update

LHS Scholarship Update

WjsHS Scholarship Update

March 19, 2015

Application Deadline / SCHOLARSHIPS
October 25, 2014 / Horatio Alger Scholarship Program– This is open to seniors who have been active in extra curricular and community activities and who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. There’s also a $50,000 parent income cap to qualify. This award is often renewable. If your senior has overcome a life challenge and your family is currently under the income cap, check out this website:
October 31, 2014 / Coca-Cola Scholars Program – Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of their junior year and be planning to attend a 4-year university to pursue a degree. More information and applications can be found at
October 31, 2014 / “Make the U” (HAZ LA U) Scholarship Program – The scholarship purpose is to promote young Hispanics and get them on the path to higher education. Student can start applying to this scholarship at
November 1, 2014 / Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship – THEME/ESSAY: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio‐essay contest for high school students in grades 9‐12 that annually provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. The first‐place winner, who competes with all the first‐place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Besides competing for the top scholarship prize, as well as other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, each VFW Department’s first‐place winner receives an all‐expense‐paid trip to Washington, D.C. Please visit for more information.
Early Application Deadline - November 1, 2014
(Will be eligible to have info submitted to select number of colleges and scholarship providers)
January 9, 2015
(Final postmark to be considered for Ron Brown Scholarship only) / Ron Brown Scholar Program - Established in 1996 by the privately funded CAP Charitable Foundation, the Ron Brown Scholar Program began awarding college scholarships to outstanding African American students to honor the legacy of service of the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown. As the first African American to serve in the cabinet as Secretary of Commerce and the first to serve as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Ron Brown was a figure of global prominence, respected for his intelligence, political savvy and leadership. In April of 1996, he died in a tragic plane crash during a trade mission to Eastern Europe. Since 1996, the Ron Brown Scholar Program has evolved to provide Scholars with more than just academic opportunities, fostering both the strong commitment of service and dedication to future leadership that Ron Brown helped embody. The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides Scholars with the financial resources to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Upon acceptance, Scholars are each awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years) that may be used at the college or university of their choice. Acceptance into the Program means Scholars are also provided with the nurturing and mentorship to succeed and flourish in college and beyond. For more information, go to
Nov. 17, 2014 (online)
Nov. 24, 2014
(postmarked Deadline) / First Freedom National Essay Contest – Open to all students in grades 9-12. Students will respond to an essay about religious freedom. The essay topic and contest rules can be found at
November 15, 2014 / SeattleUniv. Sullivan Leadership Award – Nine Sullivan Leadership Awards covering full tuition, room and board for four years of undergraduate study are awarded each year. This opportunity is extended to residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming who are applying for first-time freshman admission to Seattle University for fall quarter 2014.For more information, go to
December 1, 2014 / Air Force ROTC Scholarship – The objective of the Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) is to attract and retains high quality individuals whose leadership potential, personal and physical qualities and academics specialties meet USAF accession objectives. Offers are based on merit and not on financial need. 70% of offers are in technical (engineering and scientific) majors and 30% in combined foreign language and non‐technical majors. Open to high school seniors (or graduates with no full‐time college credits prior to the fall term 2015) intending to pursue the specific academic majors listed on the application. Students must apply online at
December 5, 2014 (must be received by this date) / Elks Scholarship Willows Lodge 1786 - Three different scholarships offered to 4 students. Criteria for applying vary based on the scholarship for which you apply. Must submit application from the website with SAT/ACT scores, official transcripts in sealed envelope, essay, and optional exhibits. Provide information in a pocket binder. Mail completed packet to Willows Elks lodge No. 1786, PO Box 646, Willows, CA 95988-0646
December 11, 2014
(must be submitted online by this date) / Presidential Scholarship – The Smittcamp Family Honors College at CSU Fresno would like to offer full in-state tuition and fees, full room rent, and laptop stipend to student who has 3.6 GPA or above, 1800 or above on SAT, and is in the top 10% of their graduating class. Scholarship application available online at
December 15, 2014 / Letters About Literature – Open to students in all grades. Write a letter to an author using the criteria outlined on the entry form at: .
Application opens on December 15, 2014 /

UC Berkeley Alumni Association “The Achievement Award Program” - The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) offers these students substantial scholarship funding and support services to provide the opportunity of a Berkeleyeducation. The Achievement Award Program is a four-year scholarship program for incoming freshman students and a two-year scholarship program for incoming junior transfer students. Only incoming Cal students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. The scholarship is renewable, provided recipients meet the programrequirements: For more information, go to

December 15, 2014 / AXA Achievement Scholarship – Students describe an outstanding, non-academic achievement that they have accomplished. This can be an activity or project in school, the community or at work. Applications and additional contest rules can be found at
Application period: Oct. 1, 2014- Dec. 18, 2014 / National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Awards– NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. Apply online at
Postmarked by: January 30, 2015 / 1800 Wheel Chair Scholarship – 1800 Wheel Chair Scholarship would like to take this opportunity to announce their 12th scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each. Our past essays have explored mobility issues on campus and much more. To enter the scholarship student follow these guidelines: All application must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S., age sixteen (16) years or older, attend a U.S. based institution, be a student in good standing, maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and submit a poem and personal statement totaling about 500 words in length. For more information, go to
ONGOING / Veterans Dependents Educational Assistance – The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College. To obtain applications, information and to apply for benefits under this program, contact your local County Veterans Service Office (located in the “Government Listings” section of your telephone book under “County Government Offices”.), or on their website at:
January 1, 2015 / Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) – 800-1000 words, Watch two short videosabout real students who were censored and punished for speech that is protected by the U.S. Constitution.Answer the essay question: Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities? Using examples from both videos, discuss how censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education. Additional information can be found at
January 2, 2015 / CSULB President’s Scholars Program– Planning to attend CSU Long Beach? If so, stop by the Counseling Office to see if you qualify for the CSULB President’s Scholars Program. Please note that all students interested in applying to the President’s Scholars Program must also apply to CSULB via by Tuesday, November 30, 2014. The online application to the President’s Scholars Program is available at
December 5, 2014 / MontanaStateUniversity Presidential Scholarship – Students who are planning to attend MSU and have a 3.75 GPA and minimum ACT score of 30 or SAT score of 2000 should apply. The application can may be duplicated and also downloaded at
January 5, 2015 / 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – The foundation invites US high school students to write an essay on an act of a political courage by a US elected official. Essays must describe how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. For more information please go to
December 15, 2014 / Burger King Scholars – Students interested in applying should have a 2.5 GPA, be a graduating senior, be planning to enroll full-time in a post-secondary institution, have participated in community service and demonstrate financial need. Application will be available starting in October. More information can be found at
January 14, 2015 / Gates Millennium Scholarship – The 2012 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support through their college career. Eligibility: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American with a 3.3 GPA. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. More information can be found at
January 15, 2015 / Dell Scholars Program – Applicants are required to have participated in a minimum of 2 years of AVID or Upward Bound to be eligible. In addition, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.4, plan to attend a 4-year university and demonstrate financial need. Application window opens November 1st. Visit for additional criteria.
January 9, 2015 / APIASF Scholarship Program – The largest provider of scholarships to Asian students, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund teams up with corporate sponsors to provide general scholarships to Asian-American students who are interested in pursuing higher education. Students can benefit from a streamlined application process; one application is all you need to apply for the more than ten scholarship opportunities. Most scholarship through the AIPASF will require demonstrated financial need, so make sure that you have completed the FAFSA before you apply. To be eligible for this scholarship program, you must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. You must be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2012. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED. To apply go to
Must be RECEIVED by January 15, 2015 / THE WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION – Scholarships of $500 to $5,000 for students planning careers in government service, for study at the college of the recipient’s choice. (Other awards in amounts as the judges may determine.) Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Entrants receiving full four-year scholarships shall be eligible only for one-year special awards. Awards for those entering Armed Forces Colleges are eligible for one-year special awards. For more information, go to www.gwcf.org.
January 20, 2015 / Ronald McDonald House Scholarship – Currently enrolled high school seniors who are eligible to enroll and attend an institution of higher learning or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study in the year immediately following graduation may apply for only one RMHC scholarship program. Scholarship funds will be applied toward tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses, as determined by RMHC. Visit for more information.
Applications due January 5, 2015 / California Association of Collectors, Inc. – This scholarship will be awarded to CaliforniaHigh School seniors for their use as full time students at any accredited public or private college, university or trade school. Scholarship recipients must start attendance within 12 months of the award and show proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours. The essay subject is: “Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years.” Entries must be typed; 12 point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000 words. Each entry must include the completed application and the essay, and must be submitted at the same time. DO NOT submit application and essay more than ONCE. For more information, go to
January 31, 2015 / Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps $180,000 Scholarship – Selected applicants receive: Full tuition and other financial benefits worth up to $180,000. NROTC Units are located at over 150 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities. The Marine Corps NROTC Scholarship is different from the Naval ROTC Scholarship. About 3,000 Naval Scholarships are awarded annually compared to approximately 800 Marine Corps. Individuals can apply via /, however they choose between Navy, Marine and Nurse Corps.
January 31, 2015 / Marine Corps/Navy NROTC Scholarship –This is a full ride good at over 150 universities in the U.S. Scholarship includes money for almost all areas of school expenses including tuition, books, fees and uniforms, along with extra costs associated with being a full‐time student. Everything for the application is done online through their website: Selection criteria includes: grades, sports, community involvement, teacher and principal reviews. The first board will be the middle of October 2014! So there is no time to waste for interested applicants. There is no military commitment until the beginning of the sophomore year. The monetary cap is $180,000.00.
February 11, 2015 / Colusa County Scholarships –Multiple scholarships provided by a consortium of community business members. Students must have a 2.75 GPA to be eligible to apply, must fill out a packet and participate in an interview process. Packets can be obtained in the Counseling Office. Deadline is FIRM!
February 9, 2015 /
  • PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship -
PG&E awards ten renewable scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years and 90 one-time $2,000 scholarships. In selecting scholarship recipients, PG&E looks for students who: Demonstrate financial need, exhibit personal or community leadership, are majoring in engineering and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies. However, those attributes are not required. To apply, candidates must simply meet all of the following criteria: Be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student, live within the PG&E service area, plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. Click on the link above to apply.
February 15, 2015 /
  • CSU Chico Scholarships – CaliforniaStateUniversity, Chico provides scholarship awards to eligible students, and students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are based on any or all of the following criteria: Scholastic excellence, Financial need, Outstanding achievement in school or community service, Active affiliation with honors organizations, Educational objectives. For more information or to apply online, go to You can also access External Scholarships that are related to Chico at this site.

February 27, 2015 / Buick Achievers Scholarship - This scholarship rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others. The program offers Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time college freshmen, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. Visit the website at for more information, requirements and to access the applications.
March 6, 2015 / American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DMA Day Essay Contest - The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring. Prizes range from $100 - $1000. More information and the essay question can be found at:
March 1, 2015-May 15, 2015 / Society of Women Engineers– The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. For more information and applications, go to
March 15, 2015
(Postmarked) / Caners Foundation - The CANERS Foundation distributes scholarship applications for the benefit of students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained. General Criteria: Legibility is critical (12-point type preferred - No unusual fonts), grades are important but a B student who participates in horticulture related activities may be selected over the A student who does not participate in FFA or 4-H or other related activities. Current school year letters of recommendation are important. Sources to contact for these letters are noted on the application. Email letters of recommendation are not accepted. Current transcripts need to be included with the application. Computer-generated transcripts (not printed by the school's admissions office) must be signed by the horticulture instructor. Minimum of $2500 award.