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Scholarships & Contests

Placentia Rotary Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 29, 2019 by 2:45pm (turn into VHS CCC)

-Must be a VHS senior with a GPA of 2.5 or above
-Award will be given to students who are involved in their school and community and are in need of financial support to continue their education
-Must plan to attend an accredited college or vocational school
-Interviews for selected students will be conducted the week of April 8th.
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Pat Hadley Memorial Scholarships

-Visual Arts and Athletic Scholarships available
Pat Hadley Scholarships
The Pat Hadley Scholarships were established in memory of Patricia Hadley (1958-2013). Pat taught ceramics for 18 years at Valencia High School in Placentia, California, and was also head coach for boys cross-country and distance coach for track and field. Under Coach Hadley’s guidance, Valencia enjoyed more than a decade of preeminence in League, Section and State level competition. Mrs. Hadley was described in the student newspaper El Tigre as a teacher with wholehearted dedication to her students. “She was loved by countless students, athletes, coaches, and teachers.”
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Leon Owens Foundation

Deadline: March 22, 2019

-Any student who lives or attends school in the surrounding metropolitan area within a 50 miles radius of Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino is eligible to apply for a scholarship.
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Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2019

-High school seniors who reside in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington.
-Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or Community College in the state of California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, or Washington as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must provide college acceptance letter for verification)
-A minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
-A household income at or below the Low Income Level (if selected, must provide 2017 or 2018 tax return for verification)
-Open to ALL MAJORS and there is no ethnicity requirement
-Employees of Cathay Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible
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Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

-Open to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in a 4 year accredited college or university and fulfill one of the category requirements during their senior year of high school.
-Minimum GPA of at least a 3.75 and completed 300+ community service hours.
-Must demonstrate financial need.
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The Daniel S. Coelho Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

-Must be a high school senior
-Students should be looking to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocation/trade school
-Students need to demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability and/or leadership, financial need and determination to graduate from college
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Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

-Must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2
-Must meet one of the following:

1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or,
2) Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”
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Mega Bank Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 27, 2019

-High school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California
-Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University of California as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
-Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
-Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2017 or 2018 tax return should applicant be selected for award)
-The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS and there is NO ETHNICITY REQUIREMENT
-Employees of Mega Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to apply
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Royal Business Bank Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2019

-High school seniors who reside in East Coast – (New York City): New York County, King County, Queens County, and Richmond County or the West Coast – (South California and Nevada): Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, and Clark County-Nevada.
-Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/University or California/Nevada/New York Community College as a 1st-year student in the Fall of 2019 (if selected, must submit a college acceptance letter for verification)
-Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
-Have a household income at or below the County Low Income Level (must be able to show 2017 or 2018 tax return should applicant be selected for award)
-The scholarship is open to ALL MAJORS and there is NO ETHNICITY REQUIREMENT
-Employees of Royal Business Bank and their immediate family members are NOT eligible to apply
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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 

Edvisors

Student Scholarship Search

 

 

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

http://www.smartscholar.com/

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                                                   

 

 

 

 

Class of 2021 Registration Meetings Begin
Date: 3/18/2019
Tiger University- Comparing the SAT/ ACT Workshop
Date: 3/18/2019, 7:30 AM 8:15 AM
Location: VHS College and Career Center
Tiger University- Comparing the SAT/ ACT Workshop
Date: 3/18/2019, 3 PM 3:45 PM
Location: VHS College and Career Center

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: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, 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: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101