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 Search Engines

 

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!

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

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

Fastweb: huge scholarship website

Unigo: scholarship site that also features student reviews of colleges

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

CollegeXpress: Good site with scholarship listings and other college information 

 

Scholarship List

Scholarship Name Description Amount Deadline Notes
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. 
Applicants must be US citizens and have a minimum 3.3 GPA.
Full cost of attendance
September 15, 2019
Click on link to apply
The National College Match is a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full four-year scholarships to Questbridge college partners.
Full cost of attendance
September 26, 2019
Click on link to apply
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards
High school students will receive educational grants and be celebrated as Latino leaders in the community
up to $3,500
October 15, 2019
Click on link to apply
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
Applicants must be US citizens.
$20,000
October 31st, 2019
5:00 p.m. EST
Click on link to apply
Golden Cougars Can Achieve Anything Scholarship 
ONE recipient will be selected per grade level
12th Grade: Brand New HP Laptop 
9th-11th Grade: Brand new NOOK tablet, Princeton Review SAT book & ACT prep guide, and a $20 NOOK gift card!
Look at the description box for details
November 8th, 2019 5:00 p.m.
Click on the link to apply
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program 
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding community services, exceptional academic performance, and strong leadership skills. 
One-time $2,500
December 6, 2019
5:00 p.m. EST
Click on link to apply
Edison Scholarship
Edison International is awarding $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors. Eligibility requirements include: must be a high school senior, minimum 3.0 GPA, live in Southern California Edison's service area,plan to attend a four year college or university. Must be pursuing studies in science.
$40,000
December 16, 2019
Click on the link to apply
Alliance of Asian Pacific Administrators (AAPA) Scholarship
The AAPA scholarship provides financial assistance for Asian/Pacific Island seniors who wish to further their education. Criteria for selection: Asian/ Pacific Island Asian ancestry, LAUSD graduating senior, minimum GPA 2.5, evidence of good character, citizenship, and school/community service.
$2,000
January 24, 2020 
Click on link to apply
 
PDF attached Below.
Council of 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
February 7, 2020
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. 
$4,000
February 15, 2020
Click on link to apply
Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) Scholarship 
The AALA is awarding 25 scholarships to high school seniors. Applicants are required to complete the following: a one/two page typed personal essay, one letter of recommendation, a copy of official transcripts, and provide a list of extracurricular activities/services, community service, work experience. 
$2,000
February 21, 2020 
Application attached at bottom of this page.
The Association of Educational Office Employees (AEOE)
The AEOE will be awarding scholarships to LAUSD high school seniors.
Click on the attached document below for more information.
Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility requirements.
$3,000
February 20, 2020
 
Application attached at the bottom of this page.
Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) 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
February 24,  2020
Click on the link to apply
 
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 28, 2020 
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Valley University Women Scholarship
The Valley University Women Scholarship is awarding $3,000 to students of public high schools who are residents of the San Fernando Valley and planning to attend a four-year college or university in California as a full time student. Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility requirements on the website provided.
$3,000
March 6, 2020
Click on the link
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Council of Mexican American Administrators Scholarship
LAUSD graduating high school seniors are invited to apply
for the CMAA scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving students who demonstrate higher education aspirations. Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility requirements on the attached pdf below.
$2,000
March 11, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page.
California Credit Union Scholarship
The California Credit Union Scholarship acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Riversides counties. 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 16, 2020
Click on link to apply
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
March 23,2020
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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  March 27, 2020
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 March 30, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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.  $1,000 March 30, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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 March 31, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page
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 31, 2020
Click on link to apply
Must be a STEM major. There will be a guaranteed winner at JFK High! $1,000
EXTENDED TO MAY 1ST!
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship 
This scholarship will be awarded to a current high school senior in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The applicant must be planning to attend a community college or any four-year university. varies
April 03, 2020
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
April 06, 2020
Click on link to apply
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
April 06, 2020
Click on the link to apply
Los Hermanos de
Stanford
Los Hermanos de Stanford is committed to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness. This year our brotherhood will award multiple scholarships to outstanding Latinx students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution of higher learning. $500-$1,000
April 12, 2019
Click on link to apply
Women of Excellence
Scholarship
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
April 12, 2019
Click on link to learn more.
For students interested in fisheries, natural resources, environmental sciences, forest resources, oceanography or a related field
Minimum GPA: 3.0
$1,000
April 15, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page.
Sports Unlimited
Scholarship
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 April 25, 2020
Click on the link to apply
Granada Hills Woman's Club Scholarship
Local scholarship, based on financial need.
Contact person and email:
Shirley Taylor 
shirmtay@gmail.com
$1,000 April 27, 2020
Application attached 
 
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, 2020
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
April 30, 2020
Application attached at bottom of this page
A Voice for Animals
Entrants must write an essay on a topic surrounding animal species, animal suffering, or animal preservation.
$200-$500
TBA
Click on link to apply
All About Education
Scholarship
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)
$3,000
April 30, 2020
Click on the link to apply
Design a Better Future
Scholarship
Submit a proposal for how you'll better your
community. Five $10,000 scholarships will be
awarded.
$10,000
May 15, 2020
Click on the link to apply
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
May 5, 2019
Application can be found on this link: 
E-mail your application to karl@galpin.com
Flyer attached below
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 May 11, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
ABSW Foundation Scholarship
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 May 15, 2019 Application attached at bottom of this page.
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 TBA Please see Mr. Xiong for more information
California Latino Legislative Caucus at least 35 scholar $5,000 June 1st https://www.cllcf.org/scholarship-program