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Scholarships

Glen A. Wilson 2017-2018 Scholarship Listing

** Spring Semester UPDATED**

 

REMEMBER: Check the financial aid pages for the schools that you are applying to for any scholarships specifically for students applying to that college or university.  These may be FULL RIDE scholarships!

 

LOCAL!!! Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship: Extended to April 19 - to the Principal's Office

The Hwei-Tsen family established a memorial fund to commemorate their grandmother's love of education and appreciation of Glen A. Wilson High School.  They will be awarding a total of four Glen A. Wilson High School students with a scholarships.  Two $300 scholarships and two $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Click on attachment below for application documents and scholarship application essay format.

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship.pdf

 

Phoenix Scholars (TPS):  April 14

TPS is a non-profit focused on working with low-income, minority, and first-generation college applicants.  The program works by matching rising high school seniors with Stanford undergraduates.  For more information and how to apply click on the link below:

http://www.phoenixscholars.org/apply1.html 

 

LOCAL!!!  Gino Kwok, Esq., Academic Scholarship:  April 20 to the Counselors' office at your high school

One $250 scholarship is being offered to a Wilson High School senior. Criteria based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, athletic, musical OR artistic accomplishment.  Complete application coversheet both student & parent MUST sign the front page of the application before submitting.  Complete questions, letter of recommendation optional.

2018 High School App G. Kwok Aca Scholarship Fillable (1).pdf

 

LOCAL!!!  Issac Leung Loving Fund Scholarship:  May 8

One student from Glen A. Wilson High School shall be awarded a scholarship in honor of Isaac Leung, whose memorial tree was planted on March 7, 2014 on our campus.  Isaac’s honesty, sincerity, patience with friends, dedication to family, and most importantly, his faith in God, positively influenced many of his classmates, fellow school band members, and teachers.  Applicants must respond to the prompt, “A person whom you can’t forget”.

Application

 

Jeff Sein Kwan Yang Memorial Scholarship:  May 31

In 2007 family and friends established a memorial scholarship in honor of Jeff Sein Kwan Yang.  It is open to students of all ethnic backgrounds.  Students from low income or working class families are especially encouraged to apply.  Recipient(s) will receive $500 to use for tuition and educational fees.  Recipient will be notified two weeks from the time of deadline.  For more information click on links below:

Application   FAQ   http://www.jeffyangscholarship.com/

 

LOCAL!!!    Kathryn E. Millan Memorial Foundation Scholarship: April 20

Open to graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall.  Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA, complete a two page essay and submit two letters of recommendation (letters cannot be from counselor).  A separate listing of activities and details as well as official transcript is also required.  WILSON WINNER GUARANTEED!!  Applications should be available in Guidance. 

Application

 

Los Angeles Count Bilingaul Directors’ Association Scholarships:  April 23

Open to bilingual students.  Two scholarships available.  Daniel Carlos Herrara Memorial Scholarship and Shelly Speigel-Coleman. 

Daniel Carlos Herrera Application      Shelly Spiegel-Coleman Application

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship:  June 14

$1,000 scholarships open to high school juniors & seniors.  Applicants must write an essay on: What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations?  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

BigSun Athletic Scholarship: June 19

Offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Must send us a short essay answering the following question: How has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others?

http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

 

Do Something Campaigns: Varies

DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We spearhead national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact.  Participate in a campaign to do something good and be entering in a scholarship drawing too.

http://www.dosomething.org/campaigns

 

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes: On going

This is not exactly a scholarship, but when you register for the CollegeSTEPS program, which does look pretty useful, you will automatically be entered into an ongoing sweepstakes to win $1,000.  There are 25 winners for every drawing and they do four drawings over the year.  See website for details.

http://ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1

 

Local Scholarships

Dr. Joseph Chang Math and Sciences Scholarship

Dr. Joseph Chang, a school board member of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has created a special scholarhship to highlight a student who has demonstrated excellence in both Math and Science.  He looking to recognize a senior student from each of the HLPUSD comphrensive high school who plans to continue their careers in those fields.  A $1,000 dollar scholarship will be awarded to a student that meets the qualifications at Senior Awards Night.  Please click on link below for guidelines and application.

2018 Dr. Joseph Chang Math and Sciences Scholarship Application Fillab....pdf

Applications due to Principal's office by Thursday, March 29, 2018.

 

Scholarship Search Sites

Looking for as many scholarships as possible?  There are several great sites to use!  

californiacolleges.edu has a great search feature and you can save any upcoming scholarships to your portfolio.

Signing up for an account on www.fastweb.com hooks you up with one of the largest and easiest to use scholarship search engines!  It will ask you a ton of questions in order to be sure you find out about every scholarship that you may be qualified for!

Want something you don't need ot log into or create an account for? Discover has a pretty good scholarship search where you don't have to enter in your information, although you can.  There are also good resources on here about financial aid and understanding loans.

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Rudy Chavarria Scholarship Foundation

The Rudy Chavarria Scholarship foundation was established with the single goal of supporting students who have done well in high school, been an active member in school life, the community, and who has shown resilience and a positive effort in school even when faced with life's hardships.  Students applying for these scholarships can attend any accredited college, university, vocational/technical school anywhere in the country in any subject.  Please see application below.

Application:  Rudy Chavarria Scholarship Foundation.pdf

More information can be found at: www.rudychavarriascholarshipfoundation.com

 

Applications must be postmarked or mailed no later than March 2, 2018.