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Scholarships & Contests

John Tynes Scholarship

Deadline: May 16, 2018

-Must be a VHS student who 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 (will need to provide proof)
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Pat Hadley Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: May 4, 2018

-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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PYLUC of PTAs/PTSAs Scholarship

Deadline: April 23, 2018

-Must be a member in good standing with the PTSA.
-Must use scholarship for an accredited college/university, community college, or trade/technical school.
-Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
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Ex-Men Scholarship

Deadline: April 27, 2018

-Must be a member of the VHS band or Color guard
-Must demonstrate values, traits, and integrity needed to be successful in which ever field you wish to pursue.
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Tynes Elementary Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2018

-Must have attended Tynes Elementary for the equivalent of at least 3 full academic years.
Must be a 2018 graduating senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of application.
-Must plan to attend an accredited university, college, or vocational/trade school with enrollment beginning no later than October 1, 2018.
-Must be a current active member of VHS PTSA for a minimum of 30 days.
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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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Tiger University- NCAA Eligibility Workshop
Date: 4/23/2018, 7:30 AM 8:15 AM
Location: Valencia High School’s College and Career Center
College Representative- UC Riverside (during 1st lunch)
Date: 4/24/2018, 11:09 AM 11:39 AM
Location: VHS College and Career Center
SAT- Registration deadline for the June 2, 2018 test date
Date: 5/3/2018