Scholarship Info:

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. 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.


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

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 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. 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

Scholarships Search  Here is a list of websites to search for other scholarships. Remember that applying for scholarships is free.

Fastweb: largest scholarship search engine; can sign up to receive emails relevant to you

Cappex Scholarship Search

Chegg Scholarship Search

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Discover Scholarship Search & Directory

FinAid - Scholarship Fundamentals

Goodcall Scholarships
Petersons Scholarship Search

RaiseMe Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Search Engine

Unigo Scholarship Search  "Abbey Road is a Los Angeles based Summer Study Abroad program for high school students that specializes French, Spanish, and Italian language immersion, art, history, and global citizenship in France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy, as well as College/ SAT/ ACT prep in Boston. For more information, here is a link to our site and here is a link to our e-brochure for your review."


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.

CSS Profile Info