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General Scholarships 2016-2017

Many scholarship applications require you write at least one essay.  These essays are usually shorter and take less time to write than college admissions essays.  The personal essay is critical to winning a scholarship because it lets the selection committee get to know you beyond your grades, test scores, and activities listed on the application.   It is also your best opportunity to make a strong and lasting impression.   A good scholarship essay captivate readers and encourage them to care about you.   Writing a good essay is not always easy.   It takes time to put words on paper and finesse each sentence to convey the correct meaning.  While there is no right or wrong way to write a great essay, a good scholarship essay …… is original.… states clearly why you deserve to win.… has a main point.… avoids meaningless information.… is more than just a sob story.… is honest.  Get others to review your essay, get feedback from others, such as a parent, teacher, or friend.   Ask them to point out any unclear passages and, most important, ask them if your essay convinces them that you deserve to win the scholarship.

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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE (sorted by due date) 2016-2017


  • Huntington Beach Elk’s Scholarship –Applicants are judged on leadership and financial need. Download application at: www.enf.elks.org/mvs







  • Montana State University Presidential Scholarships – student applications must be submitted online. Letters of recommendation and counselor verification is 12/12/2016. www.montana.edu/honors


  • National Space Club Scholarship – high school seniors must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields with a preference for those with space related interests. Download application at: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html


  • California Association of Educational Office Professionals – this scholarship is to assist business education students who wish to pursue a career in business administration or education. Download application at www.caeop.org



  • NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation – scholarships available to graduating high school senior who owns/operates an established business. Download application at: www.NFIB.com/YEA



  • The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program-"A Constitutional Speech Contest"Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalist in the final round of the national contest as follows:1st place:$18,000; 2nd place:$16,000; 3rd place:$14,000 for more information Please Visit- www.legion.org/oratorical


  • RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California funds scholarships to local students as part of RMHC’s ongoing commitment to education. Download application at www.rmhcsc.org/scholarships


  • HEEF Scholarship (Hispanic Education Endowment Fund – offers a wide range of scholarships for students working to fulfill their educational goals. Download the application at: www.heef.org


  • Christermon Foundation – Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program – student applicants must be affiliated with the CA licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent’s current employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer or wine license. Download the scholarship application at: www.christermon.com
  • Edison Scholars Program-Edison International Scholars minimum requirements to apply include-3.0 or higher GPA, Live or go to school in an area serviced by SCE, Show financial need, Plan on attending a 4-year university with an academic focus on STEM fields. Please visit-www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars/


  • National Co-op Scholarship Program- for a scholarship application and details, visit www.waceinc.org


  • California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation – for the children of California vineyard employees. Download application at: www.cawgfoundation.org                     2/24/2017
  • Asian Pacific Fund-Many of the scholarships are designated for Asian students with financial need, ranging from $500-$20,000 each. Students are encouraged to read the complete eligibility criteria posted on our scholarships page and apply to programs for which they are eligible. Please visit-www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships 
  • The Frank M. Doyle Scholarships-you are eligible if you are a graduating senior or past graduate of HBUHSD in Southern California or a graduate or student of the HB Adult High School in HBUHSD. Please visit: http://www.doylefound.org/scholarships/applications/
  • Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California-scholarship application for graduating high school seniors of Portuguese descent. www.cabrillocivicclubs.org
  • 2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund-Focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. The scholarship is ope to high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2017. Please visit - www.TAScholarshipFund.org       
  • 2017 Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program-Royal Business Bank is committed to supporting economically-challenged youth residing in its business service territories to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a higher education. Please visit-
  • 2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program-10-$2,000 Renewable Scholarships Available for High School Seniors Planning to Attend a California state University or a California Community College. Please visit-http://www.apcf.org/2017-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/http://www.apcf.org/2017-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/
  • California Association of Collectors Scholarship Foundation-Applications are open to high school juniors &graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a public or private college or university,or trade school. www.cacesf.org 
  •  KidGuard for Education Essay Scholarship-Bringing awareness to cyberbullying. All 11th and 12th Grade High School Students in the United States are eligible. Multiple scholarships ranging from $500-$1000. Please visit- www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/
  • Hearthstone Housing Foundation-Each year, we award academic scholarships ranging from $500-$5000 to residents of our communities, as well as students in surrounding counties where a Hearthstone property is located. For more information please visit www.hearthstonehousing.org 
  • PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship-Support for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQIA. For more information visit-www.pflagsouthoc.com 




  • The 2017 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship-student must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school in the 2016-2017 academic year. $1000.00 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a passion for the nursing profession.



FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - make sure it is ALWAYS free to submit your FAFSA application


CSS Profile:

A CSS profile (College Scholarship Service) Profile or financial aid profile is a type of application that allows students to apply for financial aid. The CSS profile is a service that belongs to the College Board, which is a national, non-profit organization that allows more and more students to have the ability of achieving success via the financial aiding of scholarships.

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