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!

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: 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
Alliance of Asian Pacific Administrators (AAPA) Scholarships
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
 
 
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.
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 12, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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, 2019
Application attached at bottom of this page.
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.
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
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
Granada Hills Woman's Club Scholarship
Local scholarship, based on financial need.
Contact person and email:
Shirley Taylor 
shirmtay@gmail.com
$1,000 EXTENDED TO MAY 10TH! 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, 2020
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.
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. 
$1,000
April 30, 2019
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
April 30, 2019
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, 2019
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 May 17, 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 
California Latino Legislative Caucus at least 35 scholar $5,000 June 1st https://www.cllcf.org/scholarship-program