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Scholarships

2018 - 2019 Scholarship Listing

** Spring 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!

 

Kathryn E. Millan Memorial Foundation Scholarship – April 20  **LOCAL**

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!!  Application

 

Gino Kwok High School Band Scholarship – April 24  **LOCAL**

Mr. Kwok is an HLPUSD graduate.  His HLPUSD education empowered him to graduate near the top of his class from USC Law School.  He champions the future of the children in our community through the same public education that he himself received.  One student from each high school in our district shall receive a $250 scholarship.  Application

 

SCAG Scholarship  - April 26

The SCAG Scholarship Program offers local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. The scholarship will provide a $4,000 scholarship award for seven high school or community college students from the SCAG region (and potentially two additional scholarship awards that are not tied to a specific county, but would be awarded at the Committee’s discretion), a two-week internship with a local planning agency or council of governments, and the opportunity to meet with elected officials and practicing planners to learn more about careers in public service  Application

Isacc Leung Loving Fund Scholarship – May 8  **LOCAL**

Two students from Glen A Wilson High School will be rewarded a scholarship in the amount of $300 (each) in honor of Isaac Leung, whose memorial tree was planted on March 7, 2014 on our campus.  Isacc’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

Kid’s Chance of California – May 15

If your parent or guardian was injured at work and the household income was affected by the injury, loss of work…apply for this scholarship.  Scholarships for students age 16-25 applying to a college, university or vocational school in the amount of between $1,000 - $10,000 a year.  For detailed information and eligibility, click here.   Application

B. Davis Scholarship – May 24

A high school junior or senior may apply.  No transcripts; no letters of recommendation.  A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the recipient. To apply you must write an essay of less than 1000 words.  Application

CA Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship – June 1

Thirty-five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year!  Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  You must submit an online application at www.cllcf.org

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship – June 14

$1,000 scholarships open to high school Juniors & Seniors.  Applications must write an essay for the prompt:  Describe your educations 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.  For submission information http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

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

 

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 a while 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

Rudy Chavarria Recommendation Form

Gino Kwok Scholarship

Jonathan Chang Scholarship

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!!!

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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