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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."
Undocumented Students
If you qualify for AB 540, select the following links to search for scholarships for which you may qualify:


Blake Rubin Foundation
  • Senior already accepted into a college or university
  • 500 maximum word essay addressing "How would receiving this scholarship help change your life?"
  • $1,000
  • Application and info at: http://blakerubinfoundation.com/
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019
Hight Family Foundation Scholarship

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcript
  • Resume
  • List extracurricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 750-word response relating to your decision to pursue higher education and your career goals
  • 750-word response about how a scholarship will affect you
  • Application and info at: https://www.cllcf.org/
  • Deadline: June 1, 2019 5 PM
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, 2019
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, 2019
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
  • Senior
  • Will attend a college, university, or trade school in the Fall of 2019
  • US citizen or lawful resident
  • Maximum 3 minute video uploaded to YouTube about "avoiding distracted driving"
  • $500 scholarship recipient each semester
  • Application and info at: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019
Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
  • Senior
  • Female
  • Will attend college in the Fall of 2019
  • 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
  • $500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/#scholarship-application
  • Deadline: September 30, and January 1, March 31, June 30
OppU Achievers Scholarship
  • Be enrolled full-time in high school
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 500 maximum word essay relating to being an achiever
  • $2,500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
  • Deadline:  March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
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, 2019
UNIGO Make Me Laugh Scholarship
  • 13 years of age or older
  • Legal resident of the US
  • Will enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education after high school graduatino
  • 250-word essay: "Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh"
  • $1,500 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship
  • Deadline: August 31, 2019
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, 2019

California Tour Guide Scholarship

  • Senior
  • Will attend a two- or four-year college or university, or trade/vocation school in the Fall of 2020
  • Create a video where you show your favorite road trip destinations in California from your perspective
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.thezebra.com/california-car-insurance/#driving-laws
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019

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