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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:


2017 MMHS Farmer's Market Senior 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
Grit and Grace College Scholarship

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
Summit Disability Law Group Scholarship
  •  Must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the US
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Transcript
  • Have a physician documented disability
  • 500 word essay explaining how your disability affects you in the education setting
  • Contact info for an academic reference
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Application and info at: https://www.summitdisabilitylawgroup.com/about-us/community-involvement/scholarship/
  • Deadline: August 1, 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
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Hispanic Heritage Youth Award 
  • Class of 2018
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Transcript
  • Be of Hispanic heritage including Spain, Brazil, Philippines
  • US citizen, eligible non-citizen, permanent resident, or DACA
  • Will enroll full-time in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the Fall of 2018
  • Must attend the regional ceremony in Los Angeles; travel to the ceremony is at the recipient's expense
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • National recipients receive a laptop and an all-expense paid trip at the National Youth Awards Ceremony
  • Application and info at: http://www.hhfyouthawards.com/2017/forms/login.php
  • Deadline: October 2, 2017
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

Other Scholarship Links