Scholarships & Contests

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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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

Deadline: February 24, 2017

The OC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Scholarship Awards Program provides scholarships to outstanding African- American college-bound high school and undergraduate students. Awards are granted to students who have been accepted by an accredited college or university.
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The Daniel S. Coelho Memorial Scholarship

Deadline March 15, 2017

-Must be a High School Senior.
-Must be wishing to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocation/ trade school.
-For students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability and/or leadership, financial need and determination to graduate from college.
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Orange County Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation (‘OCCACCF’) Scholarship

Deadline EXTENDED: February 15, 2017

-The applicant has a need for financial aid to continue higher education
-The applicant must be graduating from a high school in Orange County or Los Angeles County, and other nearby cities in 2017
-The applicant must possess a current year admission to a community college, college, or university
-The applicant has at least one parent who is of Chinese descent
-The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (non-weighted) and a SAT score of not less than 1800 or an ACT of 27
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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2017

-Be a graduating, minority high school senior
-Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
-Show leadership potential
-Demonstrate a dedication to community service
-Present evidence of financial need
-Be a United States citizen
-Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
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Change a Life Foundation Orange County Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2017

- Must be attending an Orange County Public High School.
- Must be a 12th grade student enrolling in a four-year College or University.
- Must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade.
- Must have a minimum SAT score of 1500 or minimum ACT score of 21.
- Must be enrolled in and/or have passed Advanced Placement courses (AP courses).
- Must be at or below HUD Income Guidelines.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident.
- Must show evidence of extracurricular activities such as school activities, community involvement, and/or employment.
-Community Service from 9th grade to first semester of 12th grade (minimum of 40 hours).
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Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2017

-Must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA
-Must meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2
1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent
2) If either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent
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Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2017

-Must be a graduating senior
-Plan to enroll in a 4-year accredited college or university and fulfill one of the category requirements during your senior year of high school
-Must have a minimum GPA of at least 3.75
-Must demonstrate financial need
-Have completed 300+ hours of community service over the course of 4 consecutive years
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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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Date: 2/20/2017
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Date: 2/21/2017