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Scholarships are an important part of making your college career a success! Here are some tips and places to look for scholarships. If you need any help, see Ms. Blanchard in the Counseling Office.

Scholarship Scams: Beware!


Not all scholarship services and scholarship providers are out to help students. Warning: Financial aid/scholarships should be a free process. No sponsor can guarantee that you will win an award! Scam artists will ask for a credit card or bank account information and then drain your account or run up charges on your credit card. If in doubt, ask a counselor!

Other Suggestions

The best source of scholarships, aside form the opportunities through the federal government (FAFSA), continues to be financial aid from colleges themselves and the local community (Elks Club, Rotary, etc.) Parents should also contact the Human Resources office at their job site to inquire about scholarships available to children of employees.

University and College Scholarships

Each college has their own scholarship fund. Information on this can be found on their websites. For example, go to the San Diego State University site and search for the "President's Diversity Scholarship."
AB 540
If you qualify for AB 540, select the following links to search for scholarships for which you may qualify:


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
  • Juniors and seniors
  • 500-1,000 word essay: "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals."
  • $1,000
  • Application and info at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php
  • Deadline: June 14, 2018
Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship Program
The Big Sun Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Athlete
  • Will attend a postsecondary institution
  • 500-1,000 word essay relating to how participating in sports has impacted you
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
  • Deadline: June 19, 2018
Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Welness Scholarship for Women
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Will attend college in the Fall of 2018
  • Striving to lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Short responses relating to your short and long term goals
  • 500 maximum essay relating to your commitment to live a healthy lifestyle
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/#scholarship-application
  • Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, and January 1
SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Will attend a two- or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2018
  • Must have involved in caregiving for a family member or friend
  • Transcript
  • In a video format submit a three minute maximum video relating to caregiving
  • $2,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2018
  • Deadline: July 15, 2018
CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Will major in business, accounting, finance, math, management, or other majors related to personal finance
  • US resident
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Official transcript
  • 500-900 word essay addressing "How do you see yourself impacting the finance industry?"
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.cardrates.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
ABODO Apartments Off-To-College Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Will attend an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018
  • 1,000 word essay relating to what you are bringing from your hometown with you to college
  • Include links of up to 5 pictures you took yourself
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and in info at:
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018 
UNIGO Make Me Laugh Scholarship
California College San Diego Presidential Scholarship
California Colleges San Diego Academic Scholarship
AES Scholarship
  • Class of 2019
  • Not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for the scholarship
  • 500-1,000 word essay that addresses: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
  • Deadline: October 6, 2018

Fisher and Talwar General Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Will attend an accredited institution of higher learning as a full-time student in the Fall of 2017
  • US citizen
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Transcript
  • 500 word essay addressing: "Who or what is your inspiration for pursuing an education?"
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: November 15, 2018

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