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Scholarships & Contests

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2021

-Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
-Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Pat Hadley Memorial 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.”

The Willow Tree Scholarship

Deadline: June 8, 2021

-Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA.
-Currently a graduating high school senior attending school in Orange County, California.
-Will attend college in pursuit of a two or four-year degree in any major by January 2022.
-Must submit a personal essay answering the given year’s writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words).

PB&J Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2021

-Seniors who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.
Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:
-medical issues
-peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
-family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

John Tynes Scholarship

Deadline: May 14, 2021

-Worked with courage to overcome some sort of obstacle in his/her life
-Have been accepted into a community college or four-year college

Pat Hadley Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (email to chughes@pylusd.org)

-Two opportunities available for VHS seniors:
ATHLETIC SCHOLARS: Students who participated in track, cross country, or both
VISUAL ART SCHOLARS: Students who participated in the VHS Visual Art Program

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.”

Zaveri Family Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (email to chughes@pylusd.org)

-Open to VHS seniors who have overcome a challenging circumstance or hardship.

Leon Owens Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2021

-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.

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 

Scholarships.com

Edvisors

Student Scholarship Search

 

 

Athletic Scholarships:

NCAA

NAIA

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

https://dream.csac.ca.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

 

 

Military Scholarships:

www.todaysmilitary.com

 

Native American Scholarships:

www.collegefund.org

www.aises.org/Programs

 

Scholarship Scams:

www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

 

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:

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                                                   

 

 

 

 

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