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2018 - 2019 Scholarship Listing

** Fall Semester **

 

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!

 

HSF/ General College Scholarships: Varies

Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.  Several scholarships are offered throughout the year.  GREAT resource!!!  First Deadline is typically December 31st

www.hsf.net

 

HLP Ed Foundation - January 11 2019   **LOCAL**

Each year, the HLP Ed Educational Foundation awards scholarships to graduating students at each of the District's high schools and adult school.  Two recipients will be selected from each high school and Adult Ed., and one recipient from Valley High School, to receive a $750 scholarship.  These students are recognized for their academic achievements and commitment to their post-secondary educational goals.  Students who wish to be considered for these awards should submit by Friday, January 11, 2019.  Application

 

Jeffrey Ron Gu Memorial Scholarship - January 11 2019   **LOCAL**

Jeffrey Ron Gu grew up in Hacienda Heights.  He is a product of the Hacienda La-Puente public schools and attended Grazide Elementary School.  After high school Jeffrey attended Harvard University where he majored in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and after graduation he began a promising career in consulting and finance.  He passed away unexpectedly in 2003, just a few days shy of his 25th birthday.  The Jeffrey Ron Gu Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created by the Gu family with the assistance of Jay Chen, a childhood friend and classmate of Jeff Gu.  One student from each comprehensive high school shall be awarded a $250 scholarship.  Deadline to submit application is January 11, 2019.  Application

 

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: OnGoing

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 and 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

 

The Keynote Scholarship: November 30

Available to high school senior with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.  In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000.

http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship: December 15 (but will close earlier if their limit is met)

The AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report   provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation.  Winners are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college.

http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program: December 16

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities. This is an award that celebrates YOU--not necessarily because you scored the winning touchdown or goal--but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader in your community. 

https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/ - This year’s entry window is open yet…

 

Poetry Card Contest: December 31

Open to all students. You must submit an original poem on a topic of your choice in order to be considered for this $300 award. Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness.

http://www.sps.com/poetry/

 

JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: January 18

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  Serious essay writing skills encouraged; research a must.

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship: January 30

You must be a high school student of any level and a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Complete a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction to win the $1000 scholarship.

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

 

Want to keep track of any scholarships you may be eligible for? 

Sign up for an account with www.fastweb.com, scholarships.com, or scholarshipamerica.com.  It takes awhile to complete the information, but then possible scholarships are sent directly to your inbox - this can also continue through college and include internships too!

 

Local Scholarships

Throughout the year, various scholarships will be posted that our local to Wilson HS or HLPUSD.  Most of these scholarships will have a Wilson winner guaranteed!  Be sure to check often and don't forget to sign up for your class Guidance REMIND to be notified when an update is posted!  Here are some names to watch for:

SGV Educational Foundation

Jeffrey Ron Gu Memorial Scholarship

HLP Scholarship

National Charity League Scholarship

Rudy Chavarria Scholarship

Gino Kwok Scholarship

Jonathan Chang Scholarship

Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Rotary Club Scholarship

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship 

and more!!!

Scholarship Search Sites

Looking for as many scholarships as possible?  There are several great sites to use!  A new one in town is www.goingmerry.com which lets you keep all your uploaded essays and letters ready to go!  There is also 

californiacolleges.edu which 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 to 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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