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Scholarships Open to Students Regardless of Immigration Status
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NAME: La Historia Society Museum Scholarship
DEADLINE: May 1st
AWARD: 1st place $200.00, 2nd place $50.00
REQUIREMENTS: A 300-500 word essay telling a special story or experience of life while growing up in El Monte/South El Monte. Suggested topics: A-Struggles, B- Family and Traditions, C- A respective person in your life, D – Sports, E -Memories, F – Unusual Event, G – Personal Victory. Content: It is a historical event in your life; therefore, it must include, names of place(s) in El Monte/South El Monte (persons, dates, geographic locations, etc.)
HOW TO APPLY: Pick up an application in the Career Center.
NAME: NROTC SCHOLARSHIP MARINE OPTION
REQUIREMENTS: Must be a graduating senior in your final semester who have been accepted to a university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother. All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.
HOW TO APPLY: You can find more information about our scholarship award here: https://huggable.com/pages/scholarships
NAME: ELEVATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
DEADLINE: April 1st, 2020
REQUIREMENTS: This scholarship was designed to honor an inspiring and compassionate woman who struggled with mental health and took her own life. It has been also designed to inspire greater awareness about mental health and fuel innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering. For more information and requirements go to https://calvirosser.com/scholarship/mental-health-awareness
NAME: INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP: If you’ve never heard of insurance scholarships, then listen up. These top insurance scholarships offer financial support from $500 to $10,000 to a full-ride. Here is a list of the best ones you can apply for, keep in mind that some of the applications don’t open until the beginning of every year. For further scholarship criteria, and deadlines go to http://www.obrella.com/resources/insurance-scholarships
NAME: LOCKHEED MARTIN STEM SCHOLARSHIP: Are you interested in STEM? Check out this great scholarship from Lockheed Martin. Apply online at LockheedMartinScholarship.
NAME: ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION: This scholarship is to help further the education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA (three and half years) of at least 3.2 and meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2: 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada, only where branches of the federation are established. 2) If either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where branches of the federation are established (membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2. For more information or to download the application go to www.icf.org or call 1 888 423-1924.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2020
NAME: HEARTHSTONE HOUSING FOUNDATION (The Scholarship Fund)
DEADLINE: March 31st by 11:59 p.m.
AWARD: Range from $500 to $5000
REQUIREMENTS: Be from a low-income household or demonstrate financial need. Be 15-25 years old as of March 31. Be a resident of a Hearthstone property or a county where a Hearthstone property is located. Be a full-time student attending a high school, college university, or vocational school in the U.S. Maintain a minimum GPA (3.0 GPA) high school or 2.75 GPA college). Be available for a phone interview with a committee member in May. For full instructions go to www.hearthstonehousing.org/scholarship
NAME: REPUBLIC SERVICES
DEADLINE: April 15th 2020
REQUIREMENTS: College-bound seniors will be asked to write and submit thoughtful essays on one of the environmental topics specified and scholarships will be awarded based upon the insightfullnessof the essays. Please sed questions and application request to firstname.lastname@example.org
NAME: ASIAN PACIFIC FUND: Asian Pacific Fund, administers 10 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $20,000 and many are renewable. Please view further scholarship criteria and apply now online at http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship
DEADLINE: March 2, 2020
NAME: 2020 FOOTHILL CREDIT UNION COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP: Foothill Credit Union continues to seek opportunities to give back to the community. This year we will be awarding $2000 scholarships to select Money$mart and MoneyBound members who are pursuing a college education. Applicants must be entering either their freshman or sophomore year of college. For further scholarship, criteria go www.foothillcu.org
DEADLINE: March 31, 2020
NAME: THE STEPS FOR CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP: The Steps for Change Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors applying to a college or university to further their career goals. For further scholarship criteria and to apply, go to https://www.wealthbyhealth.org/scholarship-programs.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2020
NAME: YMC KATHERINE SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: May 1st.
AWARD: Amount will range from $1000 to $2000
REQUIREMENTS: Must be a graduating senior from Rosemead High School. Write a brief personal statement explaining the reason(s) you wish to further your education and how you’ve demonstrated hard work and resilience throughout high school (please keep it to 1 page double-spaced in length)
HOW TO APPLY: You need to pick application in the Career Center.
(Must be completed and returned to the Career Center)
NAME: ARASH LAW SCHOLARSHIP is one of California’s premier injury law firms has always been dedicated to helping the next generation of law students and future attorneys to success. Arash Law has always perceived monetary concerns as an unnecessary obstacle to succeeding as an attorney. Exceptional students should worry about nothing more than studying to reach their goals in the field of law. When those students merely want to help others such as car accident victims through the maze that is the legal system, they should not be barred simply because of a lack of funds. When a student demonstrates that they are dedicated to becoming a professional in the field of law, they are devoting their lives to something they believe it. The choice to become an attorney at law is not the most affordable decision to make. That is why Arash Law is ready to help and encourage such choices by potential law students.
DEADLINE: April 30th 2020
AWARD: four at $2000
REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for the scholarship, you must: • Be a current member of Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (but not a LAFCU employee nor a family member of an employee) • Be a high school student graduating in 2020 who will attend a college, university or trade school in Fall 2020, or be a student currently attending a college, university or trade school. • Have a minimum 2.50 GPA
HOW TO APPLY: https://www.lafcu.org/scholarships.html
NAME: THE EKG FOUNDATION SCH Fund 2020
DEADLINE: March 20, 2020
AWARD: $100 to $300
REQUIREMENTS: The EKG Foundation Scholarship Fund is a legacy to ensure equality in education and higher learning opportunities for underrepresented and disadvantaged citizens in El Monte. Outstanding graduating seniors from high schools within the El Monte area are eligible to apply. The scholarship is open to students from all backgrounds regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference or national origin. No services will be required of the recipient upon receiving the award. Scholarship awards are for tuition, books, and education fees. Applicants will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership in school activities, and commitment to the community, character, determination and financial need. The application must include: Completed application form. Completed Essay
HOW TO APPLY: You can also pick up an application in the Career Center. Please return completed applications to: EKGFoundation@gmail.com - Follow us at: FB @EKG Scholarship Foundation or IG @EKG Foundation
NAME: CELEBRATE SUCCESS EDUCATION AWARDS
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost is offering four awards: Going Green Environmental Program, Student Art Contest, Why Education Matters Essay Contest, and Education For All Photography Contest. To apply for any of these awards go to www.fagenfriedman.com/foundation
NAME: F3 STUDENT AWARDS
The F3 Education Awards Program offers a series of education awards for students attending California public schools. F3 is committed to support and celebrate public education's success. For further scholarship criteria, go to F3AWARDS.ORG
NAME: THE DREAM.US SCHOLARSHIPS
TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. For further scholarship, criteria and to apply visit the website at http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018
NAME: BUDDIHST TZU CHI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce it annual scholarship program for students with financial needs and outstanding academic achievement. The TZU CHI Scholarship is available to all graduating seniors. This is a nationwide scholarship and each winner will receive a $1000. To download and print an application go to TZU CHI SCHOLARSHIP also applications are available in the College and Career Center.
Deadline: March 02, 2018
NAME: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION WINEGRAPE GROWERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
For High School Seniors whose parent(s) or Legal Guardian(s) are/were Vineyard Employees of a California Wine Grape Grower during the 2017 or 2018 wine grape growing season. For further scholarship criteria stop by the College and Career Center to pick up an application or you may apply online at http://cawgfoundation.org/apply-now/
DEADLINE: March 16, 2018
NAME: QUEST BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students to full four-year scholarships at the nation’s best colleges, including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Amherst, and Duke. All of QuestBridge’s 39 college partners are committed to making college affordable, and they partner with QestBridge to find outstanding student to join their campus communities.
To apply and to view further scholarship criteria go to www.questbridge.org
DEADLINE: March 21, 2018
NAME: THE STEPS FOR CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Steps for Change Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors applying to a college or university to further their career goals. For further scholarship criteria and to apply go to https://www.wealthbyhealth.org/scholarship-programs
DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
NAME: CLUFF LAW CAR ACCIDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must be attending college by Fall 2018 and have at least a 3.0 GPA. They must be interested pursuing a law-related degree. Award amount $750. Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found here: https://clufflaw.com/ - scholarship-application
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
NAME: PB&J SCHOLARSHIP FUND
DEADLINE: MAY 31st.
AMOUNT: $500 TO $1000
Requirements: We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. To apply go tohttp://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020
DEADLINE: Application must be mailed and postmark on or before May 15th 2020
REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must be a graduating high school senior in Los Angeles County or Orange County
and a resident of either county, must also be a member of a single-parent family, and be of Japanese descent
HOW TO APPLY: Pick up an application in the Career Center
NAME: Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship
DEADLINE: August 15, 2020. Winners will be announced August 30, 2020.
AWARD: $1000 (1 winner), $250 2 runner ups)
REQUIREMENTS: Must be an under graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study(or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university.
HOW TO APPLY: Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship
NAME: Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation 2020 Domestic Scholarship.
DEADLINE: April 22nd 2020
AWARD: up to 6 scholarships of $5000 will be awarded.
REQUIREMENTS: Be a citizen or permanent resident of the US. Demonstrate financial need. Be a graduating senior attending a high school in California. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have successfully gained admission to an accredited 4-year college or university in the US and the applicant will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than fall 2020.
HOW TO APPLY: Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation HKSAF Scholarship Foundation www.hksaf.org, or come to the Career Center for an application.
NAME: The Bobby Salcedo Scholarship
DEADLINE: Postmark/Stamped by Tuesday, April 21st
AWARD: Tier 1 ($1000), Tier 2 ($500), Tier 3, $250
REQUIREMENTS: High school senior in EMUHSD, Plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school. 2.5 GPA minimum
HOW TO APPLY: Pick up an application in the CAREER CENTER
NAME: ElDabe Ritter Scholarship
DEADLINE: June 30th, 2020
REQUIREMENTS: You must write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. All applications should be submitted no later than June 30th, 2020
HOW TO APPLY: Application on line
NAME: Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
DEADLINE: April 15th
REQUIREMENTS: Have completed high school (or earned high school equivalency credential) by Spring. Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment. Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution. Demonstrate financial need; Pell Grant eligible. Be under the age of 30. Be a United States citizen.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply on line, please visit
NAME: One Move Chess Scholarship
DEADLINE: March 23th
REQUIREMENTS: You need to write a 500 to 1000 word essay. Write an essay that answers the following questions: What is your history as a chess player? How did you begin playing? What have you learned from chess that you apply elsewhere in your life? What your life/career goals, and how have they been influenced by your experience playing chess?
HOW TO APPLY: Go https://bold.org/scholarships/one-move-ahead-chess-scholarship/