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Scholarships

Glen A. Wilson 2017 - 2018 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 15th

www.hsf.net

 

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

 

 

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

 

Burger King Scholarship: December 15

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.  Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 

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…

 

Carson Scholarship Fund: December 20

The Carson Scholars Fund aims to recognize and reward students in grades 4-11 who earn a 3.75 grade point average and also display strong humanitarian qualities through community service.  Each school can nominate one student for consideration for a $1,000 scholarship.  Please write a paragraph highlighting your community service experiences in your community and submit to Mrs. Nancy Valenzuela in the Guidance office by Monday, December 18, 2017.  The student nominated will then be given instructions on how to proceed with the application process. 

www.carsonscholars.org

 

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/

 

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Essay Contest: December 31, 2017

High school juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate in FIRE’s essay contest.   To enter students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.  One $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 dollar prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Please visit website below for further details.

http://THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities:  January TBA

There are several scholarships available form RMHC depending on your heritage (options include Asian Pacific American, African American and Hispanic American) as well as a Scholars application (open to all).  Students must be legal residents.  Application consists of a personal statement, letter of recommendation and official transcript. 

http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ - Applications available in October!

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JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: January 4

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

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: January 4

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE have established a scholarhsip program to assist high school seniors planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year university in the United States.  Students must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Apply online for a change to earn up to $40,000 in scholarship money.

http://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

 

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

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest: May 15   ($20,000!!)

Open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor's website and essays will be judged on style and content.

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-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 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

Jeffrey Ron Gu Memorial Scholarhship

2017-2018

 

The Jeffrey Ron Gu Scholarship Committee is seeking students with demonstrated academic excellence from the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to award a scholarship in the amount of $250 dollars.  Scholarship guidelines include:

 

1. Academic excellence, as demonstrated by having a class rank in the top 5% of the class and/or SAT in the top 5%

2.  Extracurricular involvement, as demonstrated by a top leadership position in an active student organization

3.  Athletic, musical, or artistic accomplishment

4.  Strong moral character

5.  Passion for life and curiosity for knowledge

6.  Personal hardship that have been overcome or are currently facing

 

Application Documents:

Application and Instructions

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

 

Application materials due to the Principal's office on January 12, 2018

HLP Ed Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the HLP Ed Educational Foundation awards $750 dollar scholarships to graduating students at each of the District's five high schools who demonstrate academic achievements and commitment to their post-secondary educational goals.

 

Application documents:

Scholarship Application and Essay Instructions

One Letter of Recommendation

Student Scholarship Applicant Information

 

All application documents are due to the Principal's office on Friday, January 12, 2018 by 12:00 p.m.

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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