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Glen A. Wilson 2021 - 2022 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!

 

Milken Scholars Program: Phase 1- October 19 

The Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles. This scholarship requires a 3.6 gpa minimum with strong leadership, community service and financial hardship. You must complete the Wilson Miliken Nomination Form and submit to the guidance office no later than October 19 to be considered.  www.milkenscholars.org    NOMINATION FORM

 

Dr. Joseph Chang STEM Scholarships due March 15, 2022 

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 to a high school student demonstrating excellence in Technology/Engineering.  Applicants must be seniors planning to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related field.  Application due by Tuesday, March 15 to nruiz@hlpusd.k12.ca.us   Math Sciences   Technology & Engineering

 

Hispanic Scholarship Federation/ 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 January 1https://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.

https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

 

College JumpStart Scholarship: October 17

Available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.

http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us/

 

US Bank Financial Genius Scholarship: October 30

Students must complete the scholarship application as well as an eight module online course regarding financial information.

https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

 

Coca Cola Scholars Program: October 31

Achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher. 

http://www.coca-colascholars.org/

 

Alert1 Scholarship: January 10, 2022

Alert1 scholarship is offered to any student who has dedicated time to helping a senior citizen or who has an interest in a career related to senior citizen care. The winning student will not only receive $500 for tuition and/or books, but they will also win an award of $500 for their school! Students must answer three essay questions and complete the application.

https://link.edgepilot.com/s/e3800b25/QpueASltjk2AYkDzhU8TTw?u=http://www.alert-1.com/scholarship

 

The Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship: November 15

500 four-year scholarships awarded; must be a HS senior, citizen of the United States, and you will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging.

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

 

The Keynote Scholarship: December 3

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

 

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 not open yet…

 

JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: January 14

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, www.scholarships.com, or www.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!

 

Look for general 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.
  • Scholarships.com– 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.

Milken Scholars Program:

Phase 1- October 19 

The Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles.  This scholarship requires a 3.6 gpa minimum with strong leadership, community service and financial hardship. You must complete the Wilson Miliken Nomination Form and submit to the guidance office no later than October 19 to be considered.  www.milkenscholars.org  

NOMINATION FORM

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 & Engineering

Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Kiwanis SLP Scholarship

Miss 4th of July Scholarship

Rotary Club Scholarship

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship 

Dr. Cookie Scholarship

State of the District Scholarship

Kathryn Millan Scholarship

Isaac Leung Scholarship

and more!!!

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