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Scholarships

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!

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! 

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

High school seniors can apply today to receive one of 150 $20,000 college scholarships and join the incredible #CokeScholars family as a member of the 2021 class at Cokeurl.com/Apply2020.

Coca-Cola Scholars are recognized for their demonstrated leadership, service, and academic accomplishment. The deadline is October 31, 2020, at 5pm Eastern.

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National Scholarship Available for Youth Who Have Experienced Homelessness

Are you, or do you know:

  • a high school senior or recent graduate who is
  • beginning college for the first time in the fall of 2021, and
  • someone who has experienced homelessness in the last six years?

If so, keep reading to learn how to apply to the SchoolHouse Connection National Scholarship. 

[Deadline to apply: October 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PST]

Who Should Apply?

  • Applicants must have been born on or after Oct. 1, 2000.
  • Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the fall of 2021-2022 school year (with the exception of dual-enrollment programs). This means that the application is for students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020; for those who are in GED programs; and for those who plan to take a gap year.
  • Applicants must have experienced homelessness within the last six years.
    • To find out if you meet the definition of homelessness, click here.
  • Applicants must reside in the United States. 
  • Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.

SchoolHouse Connection Scholarship Recipients Receive: 

  • A $2000 scholarship award
  • A trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included) 
  • A second trip to reconnect and engage in policy advocacy in Washington, DC, one year after the initial scholarship award (all expenses included).
  • Assistance with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
  • A peer and adult support network that continues, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
  • Meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life. 

Need more information? Please contact Jordyn Roark, Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships.

Apply Here:  https://schoolhouseconnection.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ccaf8007c654495ff29e18851&id=f97961536d&e=f908fe282d

 

 

 

 

 

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

SGV Educational Foundation

HLP Scholarship

National Charity League Scholarship

Rudy Chavarria Scholarship

Gino Kwok Scholarship

Dr. Joseph 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 to make scholarship applications a snap?  Create an account on www.scholarsnapp.org!  Here you can transfer your info across multiple scholarships - it even connects with your Common Application!

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.