What is a Scholarship?

  • A scholarship is free money that never has to be paid back. It is usually based on a characteristic, ability, or achievement. It is intended to help students further their education.
  • Most local scholarships open in the Spring.  Please read additional scholarship criteria on the applications CAREFULLY to make sure you're eligible!

Scholarship Search Engines


Scholarship Buddy - California:This site has scholarships that are only for CA students!

GoingMerry: one of the most popular new scholarship sites, includes a good list of scholarship for CA students 

Scholarships360: a really good scholarship search engine

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: very good resource that allows you to customize your list of scholarships.

Fastweb: huge scholarship website

SmartScholar: scholarship site that allows you to search by various characteristics

CollegeXpress: Good site with scholarship listings and other college information  Made by and for high school students!


Scholarship List

Scholarship Name Description Amount Deadline Notes
Business Women of CA
Open to female high school seniors in CA
up to $15,000
Jan. 31st
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
for minority students who have financial need and have done extensive community service.
up to $30,000
Jan. 12th
San Fernando Elks William L. Frye Scholarship
U.S. citizen with 3.5 or higher GPA over past 2 years
Feb. 4th
See application files to the right.
MacDonalds HACER Scholarship
must have a least one parent of Hispanic heritage. Scholarships are worth $25,000 per year. As long as award winners are in good standing, scholarships are for all four years!
$100,000 ($25K X 4 years)
Feb. 7th
LAUSD AEOE Scholarship
3.0 or higher GPA
Feb. 11th
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
must be of Hispanic heritage with minimum 3.0 GPA
up to $5,000
Feb. 15th
Valley University Women
U.S. citizen or permanent resident who will attend a 4-year university
Mar. 25th
See application file to the right.
Associated Administrators of LA
 all interested  seniors
Mar. 26th
Council of Mexican American Administrators
must be of Hispanic heritage with minimum 3.5 GPA
Mar. 26th
California Credit Union Scholarship
High school senior must be enrolling into a two or four year college or community college planning to transfer into a four-year university. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. $1,000
March 26th
Trial Lawyers of LA
based on academic achievement and hardships faced
Apr. 1st
contact Mr. Abarr
Rabb-Hill Scholarship Application
two separate scholarships - one for community service and one for academic excellence
Apr. 1st
Cardenas Family Foundation
must attend a high school in San Fernando Valley
Apr. 1st
Rotary Club of Granada Hills Seratti Scholarship
community service, essay
Apr. 9th
Dr. Karin Duran Memorial Youth Scholarship
For high-achieving Latina high school student from the San Fernando Valley.
$1,000 Apr 16th
Olga Martha Hernandez Culinary Arts Scholarship
Latina students in San Fernando Valley who will study Culinary Arts
$2,000 Apr. 16th
Aerojet Rocketdyne Corporation Scholarship
open to STEM majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA
April 23rd
Omicron Mu Scholarship
Based on need, academic achievement, and community service
$1,000-3,000 Apr 1st
Sierra Pacific Flyfishers Scholarship
For students interested in fisheries, natural resources, environmental sciences, forest resources, oceanography or a related field
Minimum GPA: 3.0
$1,000 Not yet updated for the 2022 form

William L. Frye Scholarship

.The San Fernando Elks Lodge will award a scholarship to a high school senior pursuing a B.A. or B.S. at a four year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 for the past two years, must be a U.S citizen, and reside in the San Fernando Valley or have a significant affiliation with this community.  $25,000 February 4, 2022

Application attached at bottom of this page.

Stay in School Scholarship Program
The Stay in School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college. Scholarship is available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area. 
Click on link to apply
Rotary Club of Los Angeles Scholarship 
Scholarships available to students who will be graduating high school within the County of Los Angeles and planning to attend a four-year college. Click on the link for more information.
Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility requirements on the website provided.
ranges from $4,000 - $8,000 Closed for 2022-2023 
Click on the link to apply

Council Black Administrators (COBA) Scholarship  

 COBA will award scholarships to qualified black students planning to attend a four-year college or university. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, leadership in extra-curricular activities, community services, and excellent recommendations from their college advisor.  $2,000 Not Updated for the 2022 application
Japanese American Citizens League
The Japanese American Citizens League will award a scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend a four year college or university.
TBA Mar 4th, 2022
World Trade Week Scholarship
Scholarships available to outstanding students pursuing post-secondary studies in programs which may lead to careers in law, accounting, product development, among others.  $500- $1,000 Mar. 2022
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
Scholarship available to outstanding women high school graduates entering an accredited college or university who will prepare for a profession in education $500- $1,000 Not yet Updated for the 2022 Application
10 scholarships available. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor's personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths (eg. engineering, business, accounting), or backgrounds (eg. children of farm or restaurant workers).  $2,000
Various Scholarships in this link.
Deadlines: Feb-Apr 2022
PTSA Scholarship  Kennedy HS's PTSA will be selecting 3 seniors who are college bound. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to go towards university, community college, or career college expenses and free trip to Disneyland Grad Night. Student needs to be a member of the PTSA. $1,000    
Rickey & Robbi Gelb Charitable Foundation Scholarship Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who may not have the means to support their own secondary education at a San Fernando valley college, university, or trade School (e.g., CSUN, Mission, Pierce, LAVC).  $1,000 Check in Jan 2022 for more details
Making a Difference Foundation Scholarship (MADF)  This scholarship awards seniors who demonstrate financial need, are enrolled or accepted into a college/university, and live in and/or go to school in Pierce or King County in Washington state or Los Angeles school district in California. $1,500 TBD
JVS Scholarship Program  JVS Scholarship program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in the Greater Los Angeles area with need-based financial aid. For eligibility requirements see the attached pdf file below.   $500-$5,000 March 31st, 2022
Click on link to apply
CGCS-Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarship Scholarships will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools. Applicants must be accepted for full?time enrollment at a four? year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). $5,000 May 4th 2022
Register using this link:
Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarships contest.California high school students in 9-12 grade are encouraged to participate in an essay contest and/ or visual art contest to increase awareness of the Armenian Genocide.  $1,000 TBD
Galpin Scholarship
Galpin Ford is offering (10) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors
pursuing a career in the automotive field. These scholarships may be used for college,
junior college, or occupational schools that specialize in auto mechanics or sales.
$1,000 Not Updated for the 2022 scholarship
E-mail your application to

Women of Excellence
This year in honor of our 11th Anniversary,
Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 - $5,000 per recipient with a 3.5 GPA or higher to young ladies living in Southern California. In addition, they are also required to complete an essay, submit 2 letters of recommendation, present their resume, and transcripts
$1,500-$5,000 Not Updated for the 2022 Scholarship
Click on link to learn more.
Applicant must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school,business school, or any other institution of higher learning. Every applicant must be a JACL member. Click on the website provided for more information. 
 TBA Mar. 4th, 2022
Click on the link to apply 
Southern California Garden Club
Must major in agricultural science or horticulture.
$1,000 Apr 8th, 2022
Sports Unlimited
We award a $1,000 scholarship annually to some of the most inspiring students in the country. Write an essay on the following topic: "What changes to sports and/or sports equipment do you think we will see in the next 10 years and why? $1,000  
Click on the link to apply
Granada Hills Woman's Club Scholarship
Local scholarship, based on financial need.
Contact person and email:
Shirley Taylor
$1,000 No details found for scholarship. Best to contact Shirley Taylor
Maria Suarez Foundation Scholarship
 Must be a Southern California resident of Los Angeles County, must demonstrate financial need, and must have full-time enrollment in a trade school, vocational school, community college, or four-year university during the period for which scholarship is requested
Minimum GPA: 2.5
$1,000 Outdated, not updated since 2019
Application is located on their website
LAFCU Scholarship
You are eligible to apply if you are a high school senior or college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA who has verification of attending a college, university or trade school in the Fall. Scholarship winners are selected based on their academic transcript, extracurricular activities, community service, and essay. 
$2,000 Not Updated for a 2022 Scholarship
A Voice for Animals
Entrants must write an essay on a topic surrounding animal species, animal suffering, or animal preservation.
$200-$500 Not Updated for a 2022 Scholarship
Click on link to apply
All About Education
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)
$3,000 Apr. 30th, 2022
Click on the link to apply
Models of Excellence Scholarship Competition
Friends of Project 10 Inc. will be awarding $1,000, $2,000, and $3,000 scholarships to senior high school students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, from public, private and parochial schools who have advanced the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. Graduating students must be going onto higher education
$1,000-$3,000 No details or links found
Los Hermanos de

Los Hermanos de Stanford is committed to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness.This year multiple scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Latin students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning.
$500-$1,000 Scholarship will open Feb 2022
Click on link to apply:
Design a Better Future
Submit a proposal for how you'll better your
community. Five $10,000 scholarships will be
$10,000 Jun. 28th, 2022
ABSW Foundation 
ABSW Foundation, Inc. is offering scholarships to African American or Black college bound students at the senior high school level and those attending
an accredited community college, 4 year college/ university or studying at the post graduate
level. Minimum GPA: 2.5
$1,000 Apr. 28th, 2022
Soraya Ziarati Scholarship Three scholarship awards of $500 will be awarded to deserving John F. Kennedy High School graduating seniors. Awards are given to students who are pursuing a higher education beyond high school at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA: 2.75 $500 No info or links found  
California Latino Legislative Caucus Applicant must be a graduating high school senior. Student must show proof of acceptance to an accredited institution. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. $5,000 Details for the 2022 Application will be posted early next year 2022
Click on link to apply