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2020 - 2021 Scholarship Listing

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!

Hamilton Scholars Program due January 27, 2021 

Juniors this scholarship is for you!   This is a 5-year empowerment program (details here) designed to help scholars succeed in college and transition to career.  If you are interested in learning more about this program, watch the 60-minute webinar here.  Or you can apply here. 


Hope Scholarship Foundation due February 28, 2021 

Scholarships of up to $2,500 per student.  Eligible seniors must be enrolling in a 2 to 4-year college/university; GPA of 3.0 or above (unweighted) and must meet financial need guidelines.  For eligible, by county, minimum income level click here.  Applicants will need to complete the application, write an essay (choice of two topics), submit income tax forms for either 2019 or 2020 and ask for a reference letter that must be submitted directly (via email to the Foundation).  For complete instructions and to apply, click here. 


Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles due March 5, 2021 

This national scholarship program is open to junior girls graduating in 2022!!!  Cash scholarships are awarded, and college-granted scholarships are also available.  For an overview of the program, click here.  There is no cost to participate in the Distinguished Young Women experience.  The Los Angeles County program for the Class of 2022 will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 (date subject to change pending COVID guidelines).  Application deadline is March 5, 2021.  For more information, apply here


Rudy Chavarria Scholarship due March 5, 2021 

The Rudy Chavarria Scholarship Foundation is a public foundation established by Rudy Chavarria.  He worked 40 years in the Hacienda La Puente School District; retired and was then elected to the school board for 10 years.  After retiring from the Board he started this foundation in order to provide the opportunity for students to continue their education after high school.  Students who have done well in school, have been active in school life and have shown positive effort in the face of life’s hardships are considered.  Students applying can attend any accredited college, university, vocational/technical school anywhere in the country and major in any subject.  Award amounts will vary.  Applications must be postmarked by March 5, 2021.  Apply Here 


Lockheed Martin Scholarship due March 11, 2021 

Do you plan on attending a vocational school/learning a trade after graduating?  Do you plan on attending a 2-year community college?  Here is a scholarship opportunity for you!!!  Scholarships of $6,600 will go to as many as 150 students.  Apply today. 


Industry Hills Rotary Club Scholarship/Roggy Loan due March 15, 2021 

Local scholarships and loan opportunity awarded to high school seniors in the HLP Unified and Bassett School Districts, with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA and activities that demonstrate “service above self.”   Scholarship/Loan Application 


Dr. Joseph Chang STEM Scholarships due March 31, 2021 

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior, at each high school in our district, demonstrating excellence in Math/Sciences and one scholarship of $1,000 demonstrating excellence in Technology/Engineering.  Applicants must be seniors planning to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related field.  Application due by 5 p.m. to   Math Sciences  Technology & Engineering 


Steps for Change Scholarship due April 26, 2021 

Eligible recipients for a $2,000 scholarship must be a current senior either already accepted or applying for a college or university; GPA of 3.5 or above; household income less than $55,000.   Apply Here  

Look for another scholarship resource?  Check out the options below from the website GoingMerry; it's a site that is kind of like the common app of scholarships! 

Search Engines and Scholarship programs

  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  •– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
  • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
  • The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.

Local Scholarships

MaThroughout 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 check you Class of Google Classroom to be notified when an update is posted!  Here are some names to watch for:

Wildcat to Wildcat Scholarship

HLP Scholarship

National Charity League Scholarship

Rudy Chavarria Scholarship

Gino Kwok Scholarship

Dr. Joseph Chang Scholarship Math & Sciences or Technology & Enginnering

Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Kiwanis SLP Scholarship

Miss 4th of July Scholarship

Rotary Club Scholarship

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship 

Kathryn Millan Scholarship

Isaac Leung Scholarship

and more!!!