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Scholarships & Contests

Yorba Linda Senior Citizens Club

Deadline: April 26, 2021

Enrolled Senior attending Yorba Linda, Esperanza, El Dorado or Valencia High School for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Be enrolled in a college, community college or university for the fall semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
Submit a completed and signed Application Form and a completed and signed Release of Information Form.

VHS PTSA Senior Scholarship

Deadline: April 23, 2021 @ 5:00pm (email

-Must be a VHS senior with a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA
-Must be a member of the VHS PTSA but can join up until April 23rd, 2021- join at

Golden PTA Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021

-Must be a high school senior graduating in 2021
-Must have promoted from 6th grade from Golden Elementary in Placentia
-Scholarship must be used for further education in the 2021-2022 school year
-Student applicants must be a member of the California State PTA

APLE Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2021

-Must be a PYLUSD senior with an unweighted academic GPA of 3.0
-Demonstrate involvement in and sensitivity to human, social, and civic issues
-Must have interest in a career involving some type of public service

Rotary Club of Placentia Scholarship

Deadline: April 9, 2021 (1:00pm)
*Applications can be emailed to

-Must be a senior with a 2.5 GPA or above
-Award is geared towards a student who is involved in their school and community and is in need of financial support to continue their education.
-Zoom interviews will be conducted the week of April 19, 2021 for selected students.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021 (1:00pm)

-Must be a senior and US citizen with a 2.5 or above cumulative GPA
-Planning to enroll full time at an accredited four-year college- Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.
Demonstrate financial need

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


Student Scholarship Search



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:

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


Veteran Education Benefits:                                                   





Senior Financial Aid Applications- Due March 2, 2021
Date: 2/26/2021
Senior Financial Aid Applications- Due March 2, 2021
Date: 2/24/2021

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