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Scholarships are an important part of making your college career a success!



DEADLINE: January 31, 2023
  • Be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student planning on pursuing a career in
DEADLINE: February 4th, 2023
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26 and/or must be able to commission as an
    Officer by age 30.
  • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50.
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores).
  • Meet the physical standards.
  • Civil convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in
    the Reserve Component (Army Reserve or National Guard).
  • Students at any education level, school, field of study, and GPA will be considered.

  • Cumulative 3.5 GPA weighted (This includes Freshman Year and 1st semester of Sophomore Year.
  • Fully Vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Attend a partnership school (Valencia is a Simon Scholars partner school! :))
DEADLINE: February 15th, 2023
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage

  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year

  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

DEADLINE: February 20th, 2023
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum of 25% Italian Heritage
  • Able to provide my most federal tax documentation in the application
  • Must be an entering freshman in high school, college or first year medical school
DEADLINE: February 28th, 2023
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Applicants must have a minimum current GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must have written a 750-word essay explaining how a divorce experience produced a positive outcome for those involved.
DEADLINE: February 28th, 2023
  • Be a current high school senior
  • The candidate must submit a 750-1000 word essay response to a prompt
  • Submit a professional resumé that lists their professional and academic experience.
DEADLINE: March 15th, 2023
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited nonprofit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two year institution and then transfer to a 4 year)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity 
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) or 2.0 and above
  • Be a United States citizen
Deadline: (Ongoing)
  • $2,500 awarded on a monthly basis
  • $2,500 awarded quarterly for the Minority Scholarship Prize
  • $15,000 awarded once per year
  • Legal US resident who is 16 years of age or older
  • Plans to enroll, at least half-time, in an accredited post-secondary institution within one year of winning the prize
  • Students and parents of students can apply
DEADLINE: April 10th, 2023 @ 11:59PM
  • High School Seniors involved within the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD), or involved/affiliated with the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce can apply for the student scholarship
  • Recipients will receive a scholarship ranging from $500 - $1,000.
DEADLINE: May 31st, 2023
  • Current high school senior in one of the 50 states or Washington DC
  • Plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college
  • Students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.
Deadline: (Ongoing)
  • $2,000 awarded on a yearly basis (x4 years)
  • $8,000 total award 
  • New applications will be made available on May 28, 2022
  • Seniors that will attend a CSU or UC
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science, science, technology, engineering, or medicine.
  • Student or parent immigrated to the United States
  • Annual household income of less than $75,000
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
More scholarship opportunities can be found by clicking HERE!

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, High School Education (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101