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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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Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers

Deadline: June 1, 2017

-For students interested in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Media, Literary, or Crafts
-Minimum 16 years of age
-Applicant need not be enrolled in school
-Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
-A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
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Horatio Alger National Career Technical Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2017

-Must be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
-Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
-Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Be a United States citizen
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BigSun Scholarship

Deadline: June 19, 2017

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
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Apartment List Scholarship

Deadline(s): Fall - SEPTEMBER 1, Summer - June 1, Spring - June 1, Winter - December - 1

- Must be a legal U.S. Resident
- Plan to attend college or currently enrolled in college
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Yorba Linda Middle School PTA Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: May 19, 2017

-Must be a graduating senior, attending an accredited university, college, or vocational school in Fall 2017
-Must have graduated from YLMS
-Have minimum overall GPA of a 3.0
-Must have participated in at least one school program at VHS for 4 years
-Have a minimum 100 hours of community service
-Applications are to be turned into the College and Career Center
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John Tynes Scholarship

Deadline: May 17, 2017

-4 scholarships will be awarded to VHS students
-Must have worked with courage to overcome some sort of obstacle in his/her life
-Must have been accepted into a community college or four year college
-Applications need to be turned into the College and Career Center
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Pat Hadley Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 12, 2017

-Has both an Athletic Scholar and Visual Scholar award.
-Athletic Scholar: Must have participated in cross-country or track (distance events) for a minimum of 2 years, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and be accepted into an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university.
-Visual Arts Scholar: Must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the visual arts, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and be accepted into an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university.
-Turn applications into the College and Career Center
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Gerald Sepulveda Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 12, 2017

-Students must have attended Valadez Middle School for one year.
-Application requires a 300 word essay.
-Return application to Mr. Stanley's mailbox in the VHS Administration Office by noon, 5/12/2017.
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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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Senior Awards Night
Date: 5/30/2017, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Valencia High School
SAT- Test Day June 3, 2017
Date: 6/3/2017
ACT- Test Day June 10, 2017
Date: 6/10/2017