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Scholarships & Contests

Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 27, 2017

-Presented by Elks National Foundation
-Must be a High School Senior and U.S. Citizen
-Must enroll in four-year undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. American college or university
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19th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Deadline: December 22, 2017

-The Holocaust Art and Writing Contest is open to all students on campus.
Entries must be art, film, poetry, or essay. The theme for this year
is “Messenger of Memory: What Will Your Message Be?”If you are interested
please talk to Mrs. Leon in Room 808 to receive more information and sign
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HEEF Scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Multiple Scholarship opportunities available.
-Must be Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), California for the past three years
-Must plan to enroll full-time at a four year college or university in fall 2018
-Must be first generation college student
-Financial need. Must complete FAFSA application or California Dream Act application and submit your Student Aid Report (SAR) or CalSAR
-They welcome Dream Act/AB540 applicants.
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Deadline: January 4, 2018

- Must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship
- Must demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent)
- Must be citizens of the United States of America
- Must be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States
- Must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year
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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship

Deadline: January 11, 2018 (2:00pm)

-Must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
-Must 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 are also eligible to apply
-Must be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018.
-Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
-Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-Must submit one letter of recommendation online.
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LA Tutors Scholarship

Deadline: New recipient each month, applications are due by 20th of every month and then reopen on the 1st of the next month

-Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
-Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
-Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
-Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
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Scholarships are an important part of making your college career a success!



GET ORGANIZED: Keep a binder or folder of all your applications. Try to keep applications in order of when they are due and give yourself at least 5 extra days prior to the deadline.

RECYCLE: Keep copies (hard & electronic) of ALL your essays, recommendations, transcripts, resume etc.  Chances are you will be able to use and reuse most of what you write.

Be Professional:  Type or write neatly in blue or black ink. Capitalize and use correct grammar.  Create a professional email.  Do not leave any sections blank!  If it does not apply to you, write N/A or not applicable.  Otherwise always try to answer every question.

Be CompellingYes you need to be an open book! Tell a compelling story.  Be descriptive and explain everything!


Visit these websites  for more scholarships opportunities:


Scholarship search engines for every student:



College Board

Orange County Community Foundation 


Athletic Scholarships:

Orange County Youth Sports Foundation 


African-American Scholarships




Asian American Scholarships:


Borrow Smart (for information on low interest federal loans and strategies for smart borrowing)


Federal/State Aid:


Foster Youth Grants:


Latino/Hispanic Scholarships:


Military Scholarships:


Native American Scholarships:


Scholarship Scams:


Students with Disabilities:


Teach For America:


Undocumented Students:


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund 

Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 

Golden Doors Scholars

MaLDEF - Law School Scholarship

Mexican American Dream Scholarship 

Princeton Prize in Race Relations 


La Unidad Latina

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Google Lime Scholarship

Scholarship for Prospective Educators

New Leader Scholarship


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Don't Forget to complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act
Date: 11/25/2017
Don't Forget to complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act
Date: 11/27/2017
Tiger University: College Application Assistance
Date: 11/27/2017, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: VHS College and Career Center