1 Scholarships (12/04/2013) American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Deadline: April 1 st 2014 Award: $5, This scholarship is open to freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applications consist of three components: A completed American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Application A copy of students transcript A 500 word typed double spaced essay on Why College is Important to Me To apply pick up information in the Career Center or go to Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships Award: $ to $ programs & 37 scholarships For more details and to apply please visit * * AXA Achievement Scholarship Deadline: December 15 th, 2013 Award: Scholarships of $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000 Based on Community activity, projects that benefit others or overcoming personal challenges. For more information and to download an application visit: Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarships Deadline: March 15 th 2014 Must be a graduating senior of Portuguese descent high academic and extra-curricular achievements Portuguese descent on father's or mother's side U.S. citizen or permanent resident Minimum of 3.5 GPA participation in at least 3 extra-curricular activities during high school Download the application and get details at: California Association of Collectors, Inc./ CAC Deadline: January 15 th 2014 Award: $ to $ Be admitted to and attend a two or four year college/university in the summer or fall term of word essay on Importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center
2 2014 CTA Scholarship Opportunities Deadline: February 7, types of scholarship awards are available to CTA members and/or dependents 1. A maximum of 34 scholarships will be awarded to dependents of CTA members for up to $ A maximum of 5 awards will be given to CTA members up to $ A maximum of 3 L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students CTA members up to $ Del A. Weber Scholarship will be awarded to a dependent child of a CTA member attending a continuation or alternative HS program for $ Instructions and applications are available go to about CTA, CTA Foundation, Scholarships. DAR Scholarships Deadline: Varies Award: Varies Several scholarships are available for both male & female students! See the list of scholarships in the career center or visit the DAR If you are interested in any of the DAR scholarships, please see Mrs. Mondt for the application form & instructions. All application documents must be submitted to Mrs. Mondt on the deadline date in order for all documents to be delivered to our local representative by each scholarship s deadline. Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program Deadline: January 7 th, 2014 Award: 10 - $5, Scholarships Resident of Orange County, California Currently attending an Orange County public or private high school Graduating high school senior pursuing higher education Have volunteered 100 hours or more between September 1, December 31, 2013 through one or more charitable nonprofit organizations Have initiated a significant service project in your hometown or school community that executes programs in one of the following categories: - Creativity - Compassion and Well-being - Conservation Have a minimum 3.0 Weighted GPA from 9th Grade to first semester of 12th Grade (most recent transcript required) Provide verification from the predominant charitable nonprofit organization with which you volunteer For more information and to apply for this scholarship visit: > Education Programs > Youth Scholarships. Elks National Foundation, Most Valuable Student Scholarship 2013 Deadline: December 6 th, 2013 Award: From $ to $50, For more information and to download an application visit:
3 Find a Law Scholarship Deadline: May 15th, 2014 To be Eligible a student must: 1) Be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September ) Currently reside in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States. 3) Complete the Online Form and Short Question by no later than May 15, Applications can be found by going to: Gates Millennium Scholars Program Deadline: January 15 th 2014 Award: Financial support throughout your undergraduate career Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student s community service and leadership activities(recommender Form) by the deadline For more information and to apply please visit the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Deadline: January 9 th 2014 Award: $10, renewable up to $40, per student This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. We re looking for students with: Leadership Drive Integrity Citizenship Apply online through or
4 Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship Program Deadline: January 6 th 2014 Award: $ in Scholarships Trabuco Hills High School graduating Senior Graduating students must be enrolled in an accredited US college or Technical School full-time for the entire academic year 2014/2015 Must be able to show documentation of consistent community service hours. If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship Deadline: March 30, 2014 To be Eligible a student must: 1) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, ) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2014 deadline. 3) Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.) 4) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found by going to: Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship Deadline: April 1st, 2014 To be Eligible a student must: 1) Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of ) A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. 3) Students must be Canadian or US residents. 4) Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form. Applications can be found by going to: PTA Scholarship for Graduating Seniors Deadline: February 1 st 2014 California Resident, Graduating Senior, PTA member must have volunteer service in the school and community. If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center or
5 Ronald McDonald House Charities/Southern California Deadline: January 21 st, 2014 Award: $ each Must be a graduating senior Be admitted to and attend a two or four year college/university in the summer or fall term of 2014 GPA of 2.7 or higher Resident of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties Be a legal U.S. resident Be less than 21 years old If you are interested in this scholarship, apply online at: Get more information in the career center. Sons of Italy in America - Scholarships Deadline: March 1 st 2014 Award: From $ to $5, Graduating seniors including: academic awards for high school seniors and Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for summer 2013 Applicants must be wholly or partially of Italian descent Must be enrolled in an accredited trade school, college, university, or community college for fall 2014 Go online to: for details and to download an application The Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program Deadline: February 1 st 2014 For details please visit: The William S. Davila Scholarship Fund Deadline: January 20 th 2014 Award: $ to $ Applicants must be working in the food industry or sons and daughters of parents working in the food industry in the listed counties (see list online) The food industry is defined as retail supermarket companies, manufacturers, brokers or distributors of food products sold in retail stores For more details and to apply please visit: Toshiba Classic 2014 Scholarship Fund Deadline: January 8 th 2014 Award: One Toshiba Laptop Computer for a Trabuco Hills Student and 2 - $10, scholarships at second level Trabuco Hills High School Senior Ranked in the upper third of graduating class Demonstrate Financial need Be admitted to and attend a two or four year college/university in the summer or fall term of 2014 Demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service Required to do an interview w/ Toshiba representatives in January If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center
6 U.S. Bank's Internet Scholarship Program In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program, a student must be enrolled by September 2012 at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. Apply online at: Other Opportunities for Scholarship money Free Speech Essay Contest Award: $10,000.00, $5, and 3 - $1, prizes Deadline: January 1, 2014 High School juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Submit an essay between 800 and 1000 words on the provided topic. Visit Imagine America Scholarship Program Welcome to the 2014 Imagine America high school scholarship program! As you may know, your students who graduate in 2014 may now apply for the Imagine America high school scholarship program. We are excited to get the new program year started! We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a list of career colleges and schools in your area that participate. If you would like to see a full list of participating career colleges and schools listed by state go to Note: This list is subject to change depending on when a career college or schools enrolls. For the most up-to-date list, please use our online search feature at Check the websites of the Colleges for specific scholarship information. Playing with Purpose Award Deadline: February 1 st, 2014 Award: $14, worth of scholarships Sophomore, junior and senior athletes must meet the following criteria to apply: Currently a High School Sophomore, junior or senior Maintain a minimum C grade average or higher Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports A committed follower of Jesus Christ To apply visit: College-Specific Scholarships: Check the websites of the Colleges for specific scholarship information.
7 Other Scholarship Resources: American Legion s Need a Lift : College financial aid handbook for educational opportunities, scholarships, grants, student loans, careers, and employment. California Student Aid Commission: This state commission's mission is to help California students and parents to find state, federal and institutional financial aid for funding post-secondary education. College Board s Scholarship Finder: The College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually. FastWeb: The FastWeb Scholarship Search is the largest, most accurate and most popular free scholarship search site, with more than 30 million registered users. It is also the most frequently updated and provides automatic notification of new scholarships that match the student's profile. Latino College Dollars: Scholarship opportunities for Latino students in Southern California. Orange County Community Foundation: Home to 56 funds that award scholarships. Each year these funds support hundreds of students in their pursuit of higher education. Most scholarships are available only to Orange County students. Scholarships.com: The largest independent online source for free college scholarship searches and financial aid information, Scholarships.com contains over $3 billion in scholarship awards and is updated regularly. School Soup: providing students with the most scholarships and other financial aid options on the internet over $32 Billion in scholarship awards! Student Aid on the Web (scholarship finder from the U.S. Department of Education) Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance-grants, loans and work-study programs-for education beyond high school.