General Scholarships 2017-2018
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 captivates readers and encourages 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.
www.studentscholarships.org-Go to this site for a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018 school year. Students from California school districts are eligible for awards on the Scholarship Website.
SCHOLARSHIPS BY DUE DATE
Huntington Beach Elks’ Scholarship
Criteria: Senior. Scholarship, leadership and financial need.
Click Here for application and submit by 11/27/17
Americanism Essay Contest
Criteria: Grades 9-12, Essay- 350 words or less about “What Patriotism means to me”.
Click here for more information
Submit essay to: Jerry Bayless 6252 Navajo Rd. Westminster, CA 92683 by 12/01/17
ACT Student Champion Scholarship
Criteria: Overcame challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Composite score of 22, Min GPA 3.0
Click here for application. Submit by 12/31/17
JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Criteria: Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by JFK. Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. Essay must by min of 700 words but no more than 1000 words.
Click here for additional information and submission requirements. Submit by 01/04/18
1/4/18-GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program-Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership,Drive, Integrity, Citizenship-Up to $40,000 per Scholar. Please visit-www.reaganfoundation.org/education
APIASF Scholarship Program
Criteria: Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Low socioeconomic status; first to attend college in the family; Min GPA of 2.7. Apply for FAFSA.
Click here for additional information and the application. Submit by 01/11/18
Frank M. Doyle Foundation Scholarship
Criteria: graduate of HBUHSD in Spring 2018
www.doylefound.org. Submit by 02/01/18
National Co-Op Scholarship Program
Criteria: Senior. Min GPA 3.5. Apply to one of the WACE Partner Schools
Click here for information and application. Submit by 02/15/18
Fisher & Talwar Scholarship
Criteria: US Citizen, 3.0 GPA, Full Time College Student, proof of enrollment.
www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/ for application and submit by 11/15/18
Oratorical Contest 2018
If you are interested in this contest, please come see Ms. Morrow so that she can give you details, or go to www.legion.org
Scholarships Search Here is a list of websites to search for other scholarships. Remember that applying for scholarships is free.
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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.