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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:


Mira Mesa Women's Club Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Will pursue a two- or four-year degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math)
  • Demonstrate community service
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Transcript
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must qualify for free/reduced lunch and be able to provide proof
  • 250 word essay relating to how your community service has impacted you
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Multiple scholarships awarded in varying amounts
  • Application and info at: https://www.facebook.com/MMscholarship
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017
The Brown Family Scholarship
  • Senior at MMHS
  • Will attend a college or university within the next year
  • 20 hours of community service over the last two years
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Held a leadership position or demonstrated leadership with either an organization or activity at MMHS or within the Mira Mesa community
  • 500 word essay relating to your community service
  • 500 word essay relating to leadership
  • 2 $1,000 scholarships awarded
  • Application and info at: /schools/sites/default/files_link/schools/files//schools/mira_mesa/The Brown Family Scholarship 2017.docx
  • Deadline: Submit completed application and accompanying materials to Mrs. Blanchard in the Counseling Office by 3 PM April 21, 2017
Henry Williams Scholarship Fund

American Indian Services Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Will enroll in a college, university, community college, or technical school in the Fall of 2017
  • 1/4 enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe
  • Certificate of Indian Blood/Descent
  • Official transcript
  • Full-page letter about yourself: specify y our tribe, where you are from, college you will attend and area of study, and why you feel you need a scholarship
  • Photo
  • Multiple scholarships awarded in varying amounts
  • Application and info at: https://www.americanindianservices.org/
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017
Women's Academic and Athletic Scholarship Scripps Ranch Women's Athletic Club
San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society Scottish Ancestry Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Of Scottish ancestry
  • Will attend a two- or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2017
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • List involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership positions
  • Demonstrate involvement in Scottish activities
  • 250-500 word essay: "Describe, from above, your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your Scottish roots and future goals"
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: /schools/sites/default/files_link/schools/files//schools/mira_mesa/Scottish Ancestry Scholarship Application.pdf
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship
  • Senior
  • African-American male
  • Will attend a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2017
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation: 1 from a school staff member; 1 from a community member
  • 1 page personal statement that highlights applicant's views on current issues that are important to applicant which outlines your motivation to seek a higher education
  • Multiple scholarships awarded
  • Application and info at: http://www.sandiegokappas.org/programs-c1aoj
  • Deadline: Postmarked no later than May 1, 2017
Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. SDSU

Patricia Ann Eckelman Nursing Scholarship

 Mira Mesa Town Council/Verne Goodwin Scholarship
  • Senior
  • Resident of Mira Mesa
  • Will attend a community college, university, or technical school next year
  • 250-400 word essay "A narrative of your personal volunteer experience"
  • List community service
  • Explain what project was your favorite and why. Describe how this project affected your outlook on volunteering
  • Letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to your community service; letter of recommendation from school personnel or a community leader also suggested
  • 3 $1,000 scholarships
  • Application and info at: /schools/sites/default/files_link/schools/files//schools/mira_mesa/2017 Scholarship Application.docx
  • Deadline: May 19, 2017
B. Davis Scholarship
UC Berkeley Chicana/Latino Alumni Association of San Diego
  • Senior
  • Chicana/o or Latina/o
  • Will attend UC Berkeley  in the Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • 2 $250-$350 scholarships
  • 1,000 essay addressing: "Describe and discuss aspects of your background, challenges and/or obstacles  you have faced, activities, perspectives, purpose for pursuing higher education, educational goals, and/or financial needs"
  • Application and info at: http://www.ucbclaaofsd.org/scholarship-program.html
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
  • Junior or senior
  • Write an essay describing "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 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
  • Deadline: June 12, 2017

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

  • Senior
  • Will attend a two- or four-year college or university or trade school in the Fall of 2017
  • US citizen
  • Create a 3 minute maximum public service advertisement video which raises awareness about texting and driving
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
Sterling Law Offices College Scholarship
  • Senior
  • US resident
  • Will be enrolled full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Transcript
  • 1 page written statement "describing what makes you unique"
  • "3-5 page essay about what makes a society a productive society"
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
AMN/HCC Scholarship
  • Senior or college student
  • Plan to enter the health care field
  • Maximum 2 page essay addressing: "Why I Plan to Enter the Field of Health Care after College Graduation"
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript
  • $2,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: http://www.hccsd.org/amn/hcc-scholarship/
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

  • Class of 2018 athlete
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Participate in one of 47 sports recognized by the IOC or the National Federation of State High School Association, or MMHS-see the Wendy's website listed below for the 47 sports
  • Demonstrate leadership in school and in the community
  • Multiple scholarships awarded
  • Application and info at: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
  • Deadline: Phase 1 October 2, 2017 by 3 PM PT
California College San Diego Presidential Scholarship
California Colleges San Diego Academic Scholarship

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, 2017

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