Scholarships

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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!
  • Some local scholarships are being added below, but be sure to visit Naviance Family Connection for the full list!
 
Scholarship List
Scholarship Name Description Amount Deadline Notes
Beauty Through Diversity Scholarship
Must identify as female. Minimum GPA: 2.8
$500 March 17, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
This scholarship is for female students who are interested in becoming teachers.
$1,000 March 18, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Elks Lodge William Frye Scholarship
Merit based scholarship.
Minimum GPA: 3.5
$25,000 March 22, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
The Ruben Salazar Scholarship
The Ruben Salazar Scholarship is awarded annually to graduating college bound seniors and community adult school students who attend any LAUSD high school and Community Adult School to increase their studies
TBA March 29, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Rabb-Hill Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who excels academically and is committed to a 4 year university. Student must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 throughout high school.
TBA April 1, 2019
Flyer attached at bottom of this page.
Application is located on their website
Dr. Martin Luther King, JR Memorial Scholarship  The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship awards are given to LAUSD students who desire to "keep the dream alive" by continuing their education past their high school career. TBA April 2, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Southern California Garden Club Scholarship
For students interested in Horticulture, Landscaping, Botany, Biology, and Earth Science or related major.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
TBA April 3, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Granada Hills Rotary Seratti Scholarship This scholarship is merit and need based. $1,000 April 5, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
Cardenas Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is for students who are attending trade school, art school, community college, Cal States, UC's, or privates. TBA April 5, 2019
Flyer attached at bottom of this page.
Application is located on their website
Must be a STEM major. There will be a guaranteed winner at JFK High! $1,000
April 12, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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 $1,000
April 22, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Granada Hills Woman's Club Scholarship
Local scholarship, based on financial need.
Contact person and email:
Shirley Taylor 
shirmtay@gmail.com
$1,000
April 30, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Rickey and Robbi Gelb Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Local scholarship for students in the San Fernando Valley. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of need. Minimum unweighted GPA: 2.0.
$1,000
March 30, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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
April 30, 2019
Application is located on their website
Making a Difference Foundation Scholarship
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.
up to $1,500
April 30, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship 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). TBA Deadline varies on different scholarships. Check website. asianpacificfund.org 
 
 

Scholarship Websites 

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

CollegeGreenlight.com:This site is intended for students from underrepresented groups. In addition to scholarships, it includes great info on summer programs, fly-in programs, and more!

ImFirst: This is a great site for first-generation students, with a lot of additional info about college.

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

Fastweb: huge scholarship website.

Unigo: another good scholarship site that also features student reviews of colleges

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

CollegeXpress:still another good site with scholarship listings and other college info