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Scholarships & Contests

2017 Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 29, 2017

Grants students 20 - $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in Fall of 2017.

Eligibility:
1. High school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and Clark County - Nevada
2. Plan to attend a U.S. accredited 4-year College/University of California/Nevada Community College as a 1st year full-time student in the Fall of 2017 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
3. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
4. Have a household income at or below County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
5. This scholarship is open to ALL majors and there is No Ethnicity Requirement
6. Employees of Royal Business Bank and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply
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2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 29, 2017

Grants 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to students of Taiwanese descent planning to attend a university/college in the U.S. in Fall of 2017.

Eligibility:
1. United States citizen AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
2. High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
3. Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year full-time student in the Fall of 2017
(If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
4. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
5. Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
6. The scholarship is open to ALL majors
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2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 29, 2017

Grants students 10 - $2,000 in renewable scholarship awards. Awardees will receive an additional $2,000 award for the Fall quarter/semester of their 2nd year of college by maintaining their GPA.

Eligibility:
1. High school seniors who reside in California
2. Plan to attend a California State University or California Community College as a 1st year full-time student in the Fall of 2017 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
3. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
4. Have a household income at or below California State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
5. This scholarship is open to ALL majors and there is No Ethnicity Requirement
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Morse Elementary Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017 by Noon (to the VHS College and Career Center)

-Must be a 2016-2017 graduating senior at Valencia High School in Placentia, CA, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of application.
-Must submit a completed scholarship application by the stated deadline.
-Must have attended Morse Elementary for the equivalent of at least 3 full academic years.
-Must have plans to attend an accredited university, college, or vocational/trade school with enrollment beginning no later than October 1, 2017. Enrollment at non-accredited institutions may be approved if satisfactory additional information is provided.
-Must have a currently active PTSA membership at the high school level for a minimum of 30 days preceding the application deadline.
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The Guild Placentia Linda Hospital Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

-For students looking to get into medically oriented careers
-Must reside in Placentia, Yorba Linda, East Fullerton, or North Anaheim
-Must be carrying a minimum of 12 units per semester
-Requires application, statement of your goals, statement on your accomplishments that relate to your career goals, and a current transcript
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Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

-Must be from a low‐income household or demonstrate financial need.
-Must be a full‐time high school student requesting  support  for  college  preparation  courses,  fees related  to  the  college application process or other activities that are academically enriching, or attending a college/university, graduate school, or trade school full‐time in fall 2017.
-Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
-Must be available for a phone interview in May 2017.
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Fairmont Falcons: Shawn Knutson Scholarship Award

Deadline: April 5, 2017

-Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
-Must have participated in one or more school programs (athletics, band, drama, ASB, clubs, etc.) for four years
-Must be a Fairmont Falcon graduate
-Must plan on continuing your education by attending a 2 or 4 year college or university
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Placentia Round Table Women's Club

Deadline: April 7, 2017

-Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, unweighted
-Must be involved in service to the community and school
-Students attending 4 year colleges will receive $1,000 and students attending 2 year college will receive $600
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Scholarships are an important part of making your college career a success!

 

Tips:

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:

Fastweb 

Peterson's

College Board

Orange County Community Foundation 

 

Athletic Scholarships:

www.ncaa.org

Orange County Youth Sports Foundation 

 

African-American Scholarships

www.uncf.org

 

Americorps:

www.americorps.gov

www.californiavolunteers.org

 

Asian American Scholarships:

www.apiasf.org

 

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

www.edfund.org

www.edfund.org/EdWise

www.studentdebthelp.org

 

Federal/State Aid:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

Foster Youth Grants:

www.chafee.csac.ca.gov

www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov

www.calyouthconn.org

www.orphan.org

 

Latino/Hispanic Scholarships:

www.latinocollegedollars.org

www.hsf.net

www.hispanicfund.org

www.maldef.org

www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org

http://scholarships.fastweb.com/r-hispanic-students

 

Military Scholarships:

www.todaysmilitary.com

 

Native American Scholarships:

www.oiep.bia.edu

www.collegefund.org

www.aises.org/Programs

 

Scholarship Scams:

www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

www.studentaid.ed.gov/Isa

 

Students with Disabilities:

www.heath.gwu.edu

www.rspfunding.com

www.dor.ca.gov

https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-google-lime-scholarship/

 

Teach For America:

www.teachforamerica.org

 

Undocumented Students:

ASPRIA

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 

TheDream.US

La Unidad Latina

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Google Lime Scholarship

Scholarship for Prospective Educators

New Leader Scholarship

 

Veteran Education Benefits:

www.gibill.va.gov                                                   

 

 

 

 

Fullerton College Early Commitment Placement Test
Date: 3/29/2017, 8:45 AM 12:15 PM
Location: Fullerton College
Tiger University: Community College Application Assistance
Date: 3/29/2017, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: VHS College and Career Center
Mock SAT/ ACT Results Night
Date: 3/29/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM