Scholarships (3/2/2011) Local Scholarships: Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship Program Deadline: - June 18th 2011 Award: $1000.00 Eligibility: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Completed essays should be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com AYSO Region 85 Scholarship 2010-2011 Deadline: May 1st 2011 Award: 4 $500.00 Scholarships Eligibility: - Must be a High School Senior - Must have volunteered as an AYSO coach, referee or other person for a minimum of one full regular season - Applied to a Community College, a Four Year College or Trade School - Must currently reside within the Santa Margarita Water District service area - Cumulative GPA of 205 - Additional community / volunteer service not mandatory but ay be viewed when selecting applicants If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center BigSun Scholarship Deadline: June 23rd 2011 Award: $500.00 Eligibility: Applicant must be an athlete in any sport planning to attend a post-secondary institution Applicants must write a short essay on this subject: What are your most important extracurricular or community activities? What have you done to contribute to them? For more information and to submit your applications please visit firstname.lastname@example.org Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarships Deadline: March 15th 2011 Award: $500.00 Eligibility: 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: http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org. Dr. Walter Cascell Scholarship/Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation Deadline: April 15th 2011 Award: $750.00 Scholarship Eligibility: - Must be a current senior graduating from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District - With a B or better GPA If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Cox Cares 2011 College Scholarship Program Deadline: April 14th 2011 Award: 1 $500.00 scholarship for each High School in the Cox service area Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior living in the Cox service area Plan to attend a two or four year college, university or technical school Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher high academic and extra curricular achievements Download the application and get details at: www.cox-cares.org/scholarships Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Deadline: March 31st 2011 Award: Scholarships from $500 to $1250 Download the application and get details at: www.orangecountydst.com Peter A. Hartman Memorial Scholarship Deadline: March 31st 2011 Award: $1000.00 Scholarships Eligibility: - Must be a current senior attending any one of the high schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District - Special consideration will be given to students: - With financial need - With a strong GPA - With a challenging academic schedule of classes - Who have completed meaningful community service activities - Who demonstrate leadership qualities - Who have overcome a challenge or hardship - Who value the education they have received in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District - Who demonstrate a sense of humor If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Lake Forest Garden Club Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2011 Award: 2 - $1000.00 scholarships Eligibility: Be from the Orange County Area Be a High School Senior Be in or accepted to a Junior College or University in one of the following fields of study: o Ecology o Arborist o Horticulture o Landscape Design o Botany or Forestry If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Marbella Scholarship Foundation Deadline: April 21st 2011 by 3:30pm Award: 5 scholarships for $10,000.00 paid in installments of $2500.00 over four years Eligibility: Trabuco Hills High School graduating Senior who is or has been a member of the Golf team GPA of no less than 3.2 sophomore through senior year Demonstrate financial need Be an upstanding citizen Be accepted to and plan to attend a four year college or university Must not be the recipient of a full athletic scholarship If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Mission Viejo Activities Committee Scholarship Program Deadline: April 15th 2011 Award: 5 - $1000.00 Scholarships Eligibility: 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 2011/2012 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 Mission Viejo Lions Club Scholarship Deadline: May 1st 2011 Award: $1000.00 Scholarship Eligibility: - Recipient must be a graduating senior from Trabuco Hills, Mission Viejo, El Toro or Capistrano Valley High Schools If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center Jim Mizell Memorial Water & Environmental $1000.00 Scholarship Program/Santa Margarita Water District Deadline: March 4th 2011 Award: 5 $1000.00 Scholarships Eligibility: - Recipient must be a citizen of the United States - Must currently reside within the Santa Margarita Water District service area - Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed courses - Student must intend to major in a discipline related to water, engineering, biological, social or Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Environmental Studies If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available @ www.smwd.com/scholarship-program.htm Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarships Deadline: March 11th 2011 Award: $2000.00 each o African American Future Achievers Scholarship o Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement Scholarship o Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship o Scholars Scholarship For more information and to apply please see Mrs. Mondt in the Career Center Young Scientist Awards/Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter Scholarship Deadline: March 31st 2011 Award: $500.00 Scholarship Eligibility: - Recipient must be interested in pursuing a career in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s, biomedical, clinical and psychosocial research with dementia or basic science focus. If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available in the Career Center General Scholarships (Regional or National): Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships Award: $1000.00 to $20000.00 – 17 programs & 37 scholarships For more details and to apply please visit www.asianpacificfund.org * 415-433-6859 * email@example.com California Alarm Association Youth Scholarship Program Deadline: March 31st, 2011 Award: $20,000.00 in Scholarships Eligibility: For children of Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel Graduating high school senior pursuing higher education For more information and to apply for this scholarship visit: www.CAAonline.org Edison Scholars Program Deadline: March 15th 2011 Award: $2500.00 Scholarship that can be renewed up to $10,000.00 Eligibility: - Must be a current senior attending a high school in the Southern California Edison area - GPA of 2.8 or higher - Plan to attend a four year accredited college or university - Be a citizen of the US - Prove Financial need - Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study in one of the following diciplines for the entire upcoming academic year: - Math - Physics - Chemistry - Engineering (electrical, computer, chemical or mechanical) - Materials Science - Computer Science/Information Systems If you are interested in this scholarship, applications are available at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/edison/ Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship Deadline: March 15th 2011 Award: $400.00 Eligibility: Must be a baptized Roman Catholic graduating senior of Italian Desent Have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA For more information and to apply for this scholarship visit: www.icf.org look under programs, applications. Marriott Scholars Program Deadline: March 1st 2011 Award: Full tuition and fees up to $9,000 renewable for four years Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, Hispanic, U.S. citizens or permanent residents Minimum 3.0 GPA Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2011-2012 school year in a hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food beverage field. Visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/marriott for more information and to apply. Nordstrom Scholarship Program Deadline: Apply starting March 15th 2011 – Deadline is May 16th 2011 Award: 5 scholarships for $10,000.00 paid in installments of $2500.00 over four years Eligibility: Must reside in Los Angeles or Orange County Trabuco Hills High School Junior Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7 Have participated in community or volunteer activities Be planning to apply for financial assistance to attend college Be eligible to attend a four-year college or university in the United States For more information and to apply please visit the website: www.Nordstrom.com/scholarship NROTC Scholarship For information on this scholarship see Mrs. Mondt in the Career Center or call Sergeant Michael Ellis 949- 347-7944 or email @ Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award Deadline: March 4th 2011 Award: 25 - $7500.00 scholarships, a weekend @ Walt Disney World Florida to attend the SAMMY 2011 Awards & your picture in Milk Mustache ad in June USA Today and other publications. Eligibility: Must be a scholar athlete senior graduating in 2011 Nominees will be judged on 5 criteria o Academic Performance o Athletic Excellence o Leadership o Community Service o Milk Experience Essay Students must be nominated by a coach, principal, guidance counselor, athletic director, teacher, and parent, relative or school staff member. Students are also allowed to nominate themselves. For more information and to nominate or apply go to www.bodybymilk.com 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 2011 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: http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm. Essay Scholarships: http://www.dish-systems.com/education/scholarship.php 500 word essay contest w/ suggested topics like whether broadcast news vs. internet news or how has TV tech changed in your lifetime http://www.satelliteinternetpros.com/scholarship.php 500 word essay contest w/ suggested topics like societal impact of mobile tech, or net neutrality and free speech http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm 500 word essay contest on whether you feel that younger generations will eschew email for social media platforms and other technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, and texting http://www.revzilla.com/college-scholarship-contest 500 word essay contest on motorcycle riding with suggested topics such as a favorite adventure, how riding will affect one's life long term in terms of lifestyle http://www.meridahome.com/t-sustainability-scholarship-2011.aspx 300-500 word essay contest on the topic "What does 'sustainability with style' mean to you?" http://www.checkngo.com/about-us/company/checkngo-scholarship.aspx 300-500 word essay contest on how to manage money and what one needs to know to be an effective money manager. Please be aware of the following website for a free online scholarship guide for Latino students: Other Misc. Scholarships: www.latinocollegedollars.org It has information on over 300 scholarships and allows for customized searches! Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2011) this $5000 scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as high school students or first-year college students. To be eligible for this award you must be under 25 years of age and answer both of the essay questions. Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8809/healthy_lifestyles_scholarship_scholarship.php Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 6, 2011) this $1000 scholarship is available to students between the ages of 16 and 21. In the fall of this year (September 2011), the student must be attending College or University full-time. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9838/dial_my_dentist_scholarship_program_scholarship.php S.S. Scholarship Program (Deadline: June 1, 2011) this $1000 scholarship is available to any student that is 21 years or under, as of June 1, 2011. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipprograms.php Big Dig Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2011) this $3000 scholarship is for students who submit an essay that is under 1000 words and are currently in high school or in their first two years of college/university. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8864/big_dig_scholarships_scholarship.php 2011 ICBC Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2011) this $1000 scholarship is open to students that are between the ages of 17-21 that are residents of the US or Canada. A student can be enrolled or intending on enrolling in any course of study in the fall semester of 2011. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9839/icbc_scholarship_scholarship.php College-Specific Scholarships: Check the websites of the Colleges for specific scholarship information. Other Scholarship Resources: American Legion’s “Need a Lift”: www.NeedALift.org College financial aid handbook for educational opportunities, scholarships, grants, student loans, careers, and employment. California Student Aid Commission: www.csac.ca.gov 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: www.collegeboard.com/student/pay 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: www.fastweb.com 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 email notification of new scholarships that match the student's profile. Latino College Dollars: www.latinocollegedollars.org Scholarship opportunities for Latino students in Southern California. Orange County Community Foundation: www.oc-cf.org 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: www.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: www.schoolsoup.com 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.