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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.


www.studentscholarships.org-Go to this site for a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1million dollars to students in the 2017 school year. Students from California school districts are eligible for awards on the Scholarship Website.




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


11/30/2016

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

11/30/2016

11/30/2016

12/1/2016

12/1/2016

12/1/2016

12/2/2016

  • 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

12/2/2016

  • 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

12/12/2016

  • 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

12/15/2016

12/18/2016

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

1/5/2017

1/11/2017

1/14/2017
  • 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

1/18/2017

  • 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

1/19/2017

  • 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
1/31/2017* extended 2/15/2016
  • OCCACCF 2017 Scholarship-Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation For graduating High School Seniors going on to college in the fall of 2017. Please visit www.occacc.org 

2/1/2017

  • 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
2/1/2017
  • 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/

2/15/2017

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

2/15/2017

  • California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation – for the children of California vineyard employees. Download application at: www.cawgfoundation.org 
2/15/2017
  • OCCACCF 2017 Scholarship-Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce Foundation For graduating High School Seniors going on to college in the fall of 2017. Please visit www.occacc.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 
2/24/2017
  • Vision 2017 Mentorship-VISION is an all-expense paid 4-day, 3-night program for high school students(Grades 9-12) in California. VISION will take place from Thursday, April 6th to Sunday, April 9th, 2017 on the Univ.of Calif., Berkeley campus.For more info please visit www.calvsa.com/vision
3/1/2017 
  • 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/
3/3/2017
  • National Charity League-Awarding grants to senior women graduating from HBUHSD in June 2017. Awards range from $1000-$3000 per recipient. Eligibility is need and merit based, with a minimum 2.5 GPA and an emphasis on Community Service during high school. Pick up your application in the College and Career Center on campus @FVHS.
3/15/2017
  • Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California-scholarship application for graduating high school seniors of Portuguese descent. www.cabrillocivicclubs.org
3/15/2017
  • Orange County Scholarships Program-The Orange County Community Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships for students working to fulfill their educational goals. Applying for an OCCF scholarship is simple. Your dream of a college education is one that we and your community share with you. Please visit- www.oc-cf.org
3/19/2017
3/15/2017
  • Orange County Scholarships Program-The Orange County Community Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships for students working to fulfill their educational goals. Applying for an OCCF scholarship is simple. Your dream of a college education is one that we and your community share with you. Please visit-www.oc-cf.org 
03/24/2017
  • Orange County Legal Secretaries Association-LSI will be awarding scholarships in fall 2017 to persons desiring a career in the legal field. For more information please visit -
3/29/2017
  • 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       
3/29/2017
  • 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-
3/29/2017
  • 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/
3/30/2017
  • 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 
03/31/2017
  •  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/
3/31/2017
  • 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 
04/01/2017
04/03/2017
  • Golden West College High School Scholarships-Applicant must be a member of the 2017 graduation senior class and complete the Golden West College High School Scholarship Application. Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 Please visit website for all criteria-www.goldenwestcollege.edu/scholarships/highschool/ 
04/10/2017
  • Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship-Available to students enrolling in the Fall or Summer of 2017 in a transfer or vocational education program at Orange Coast College or any other California Community College. For more information and application please visit-www.orangecoastcollege.edu Click on Student Services>Scholarship Office>Greenleaf
04/11/2017
  • Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship-Be a current high school senior residing in Orange County, CA or be a child of an Edwards Lifescience employee. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM field. Please visit website for more criteria-www.scholarsapply.org/edwards/
04/14/2017
  • Stanley Behrens Foundation Scholarship-Awarded to an Orange County graduation high school senior who has demonstrated recognizable talents and will be attending UC Irvine in the Fall of 2017. For more information please visit-www.ofas.uci.edu
04/14/2017

4/22/2017
  • Student Insights-We are sponsoring a scholarship contest for high school seniors. The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Please visit www.studentinsights.com 
05/01/2017
  • Barber City Women's Club Scholarship-Must reside in the City of Westminster or Midway City. 3 $1000 scholarships to a Westminster woman who will be attending a community college, university or vocational program. Applications available in the College and Career Center.
5/6/2017
  • Robyne's Nest Scholarship -Graduating from a Robyne's Nest designated High School in June of 2017. Minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. A lower GPA needs recommendation by administrator. Acceptance at a college or trade school. Pick up application at the College and Career Center.

5/10/2017
  • PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship-Support for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQIA. For more information visit-www.pflagsouthoc.com
5/11/2017
  • 2017 CSEA Scholarship -For current members in good standing, HBUHSD Chapter 157 of CSEA is pleased to offer 2 $500.00 scholarships for children and grandchildren to continue their post-high school education. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance and educational and career goals. Pick up application at the College and Career Center.
5/12/2017
  • Taco Bell Foundation-Live Mas Scholarship 2017-Available for legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are aged between 16-24 years and enrolled in post-high school/post-secondary educational programs(including accredited two-and-four year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools) For more information please visit- Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Mas Scholarship
05/13/2017
  • Richard Penjoyan Educational Trust Scholarship-A 2.0 or better GPA, Desire to attend an institution of higher education and show proof of acceptance at such, Show proof of community involvement through volunteer work, employment participation in sports, etc. Also submit 2 short paragraphs on the following:1.The most meaningful event in your life and why it is so. 2. Why do you deserve to be awarded this scholarship. Pick up application in the College and Career Center.
5/19/2017
  • Meg Kelly Scholarship/sponsored by the Baron Academic Foundation-Must be a current member of the Baron Academic Foundation for this school year of 2016-2017, currently enrolled at Fountain Valley HS, be a senior, GPA 3.0 or higher, Intend to continue their education following graduation. Pick up application at the College and Career Center.
5/19/2017
  • Cecile Stephens Charitable Foundation Band, Choir, Dance, Orchestra and Vocational/Tech Scholarships-To be eligible Must be graduating from Fountain Valley High School in June of 2017, Minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA and Minimum three years performing with a FVHS program. Pick up applications in the College and Career Center for all categories.
5/19/2017
  •   Evie Belgen PTSA Scholarship-A scholarship to recognize FVHS Senior Volunteer Service. Must have joined FVHS PTSA by April 6, 2017, Worked as a volunteer in the school or community, use scholarship during the fall semester or quarter following graduation. All requirements must be met. Pick up application in the College and Career Center. 

6/2/2017

6/15/2017

6/15/2017
  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship-For students enrolled by fall 2017 in a community college or technical school with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree and United States citizenship. For more information please visit-
6/20/2017
  •  Furzy, Inc. Scholarship- Write a 500-word essay about the need for ethnic and racial diversity in the dental profession. For more information please visit- www.friendlydentists.org/scholly/
6/20/2017
  • Furzy, Inc. LGBTQ Scholarship-Write a 500-work essay about the need for reform in the area of family law regarding families with LGBTQ parents. For more info visit-

6/30/2017

6/30/2017 
  • 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.
  • http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 
6/30/2017
  • Orange Coast College High School Scholarships -Visit website for more information and application or pick up application in the College and Career Center. 

7/15/2017

  • Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant-Contestants must be between the ages of 17-24; live, work or attend school in Huntington Beach. The pageant offers contestants the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships. For more information please visit- www.MissHBScholarshipPageant.com

10/2/2017

  • Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship(For current Juniors)-Wendy's Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors (2017-2018) We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities. For more information please visit-www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

FAFSA:

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

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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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