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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!

 

Industry Hills Rotary Club – March 1  **LOCAL**

The Rotary Club of Industry Hills is inviting seniors to apply for one of our scholarships.  Major scholarships range from $1,000 to $1,500 and the Interact Club Scholarships are each $300.  Also added is a loan application.  Three letters of recommendation required, only one from high school faculty member.  Download the applications for the two scholarships and the optional loan.  Follow the easy step-by-step instructions on the first page.  Applications

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) – March 19

NCL is an organization of mothers and daughters committed to working together in community service.  Scholarships are awarded to high school senior girls who not only do well academically, but are very active in volunteering and serving their community.  Guidelines   Application

Hacienda Heights Woman’s Club – March 23

Are you planning on a Business Major in college?  The Hacienda Heights Woman’s Club would like to award a senior girl or boy a scholarship!  Please download the application for more information.  Application

Pine Cone Foundation – April 1

The PCF scholarship offers up to $3,500 for eligible students working towards associate, bachelor and vocational degrees.  Eligible seniors must have documented learning disabilities, enroll in a community college and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Scholarship Information   Apply at:  pineconefoundation.org

Gino Kwok Academic Scholarship – April 10  **LOCAL**

One $250 scholarship being offered to a Wilson High School senior.  Criteria based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, athletic, musical OR artistic accomplishment.  Complete application and questions, optional letter of recommendation.  Application

Dr. Chang Math & Science Award - April 10   **LOCAL**

One student from each HLPUSD high school who has excelled in Math and Sciences will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants must be seniors planning to pursue a college degree in a STEM related field and should have participated in STEM related competitions.  Application

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship – April 12   **LOCAL**

Four students from Glen A. Wilson will be awarded a scholarship!!!  Two in the amount of $300 each and two in the amount of $500! Applicants must complete an essay about an event or experience in your life that has made a strong, lasting impression on you and has shaped not only bho you are, but also what you hope to achieve.  Application  

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

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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