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The information provided for each scholarship below is a summary. Applicants are responsible for viewing complete information, requirements and changes provided on the website or paper application of the sponsor. More information for each one is available in Naviance: Colleges>Scholarships and Money>Scholarship List.

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Announcement

McDonald's announced on November 20, 2019, that it has committed $500,000 to establish the first-ever McDonald's/APIA Scholarship program in partnership with APIA Scholars. Fifty-five Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) college students will benefit from the program, furthering McDonald's longtime support of providing educational and career resources to bright future leaders.

The McDonald's/APIA Scholarship program will award 15 four-year scholarships and 40 one-year scholarships to rising college freshmen through APIA Scholars, which will be awarded in Spring 2020. Students who are first generation college attendees and demonstrate high financial need will be prioritized.

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Thiel Fellowship

Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation's network of founders, investors, and scientists.

What is the Fellowship?

The Thiel Fellowship is a two-year, $100,000 grant for young people who want to build new things instead of sit in a classroom.

How does the grant work?

Fellows receive $100,000, spread out over two years. We do not take equity in your company.

How many Fellows do you select?

Between 20 and 30 each year.

Is there an application deadline?

No - we accept rolling applications and review them as they come in. If you're working on something cool, apply now.

Do I need a pitch deck to apply?

No, but it helps. A short deck or prospectus is a great way to state clearly and concisely what you're working on.

What is the age limit to apply?

Everyone aged 22 or younger is eligible to apply.

Do I need to have a company or is an idea enough?

You don't need to have incorporated a company or built a full product yet, but at a minimum you'll need to demonstrate meaningful progress toward an interesting concrete vision.

Can I apply to the Fellowship if I'm still in school?

Yes - though if you're selected you'll need to stop out in order to accept the Fellowship.

Do I need to drop out to accept the Fellowship?


Do you only award Fellowships to software engineers?

No. Many of our fellows are programmers, but others have started nonprofits, launched media companies, and built hardware. We look to support young people who want to bring their ideas to the world.

Do I need a team to apply?

No - we review and accept applicants as individuals. Most Fellows do build teams during their Fellowship - small groups of people working towards the same vision are the people who get stuff done.

If I receive the Fellowship, do I need to move to San Francisco?

No, Thiel Fellows are based all over the world.

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American Educational Guidance Center Website

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College Ave Scholarship - Monthly $1,000 Drawings

Getting into college is the first step. Navigating how to pay for college is the next step. At College Ave, we know the best strategy for financing college is to first look at finding scholarship opportunities.

Enter to win our College Ave Student Loans scholarship, and you could win $1,000 for school. We’ll choose one lucky winner each month, so be sure to come back each month to enter.

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Miss Poway 2020 Scholarship Program

For more information, contact Sharon Gruber at
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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - $10,000 (1) & $5,000 (2) - Deadline February 17, 2020

The Vegetarian Resource Group will award one $10,000 award and two $5,000 awards to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Applicants will submit an essay and will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

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Salute to Education Scholarship - Deadline February 14, 2020

The San Diego County Salute to Education program is a corporate sponsored scholarship program funded by the San Diego County Ford dealers and Ford Motor Company. Contributions from Global Team Blue and Zubi Advertising also help fund the program. Salute to Educationʼs main purpose is to encourage students to continue their educations, whether it be at a vocational/technical school, junior college or university. San Diego County Salute to Education is available to high school seniors who reside in San Diego County and attend an accredited public or private school in participating areas. Recipients of the scholarships are selected in March by San Diego County Salute to Education Advisory Council participants, educators and community leaders. Scholarship recipients are selected for their personal achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools. Academic achievement is considered, but is not the determining factor for receiving a San Diego County Salute to Education scholarship. How to apply: Go to the website: for additional information and application. Special note: The information provided on this page is a summary. Applicants are responsible for viewing complete information, requirements and changes provided on the website or paper application of the sponsor.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships - Deadline February 15, 2020

HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

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Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship - $50,000 (7) - Deadline February 20, 2020

GAR's mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.

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College Board Opportunity Scholarships - Deadline February 28, 2020

The Scholarship Program was created to celebrate and reward the effort students put into getting ready for college. The Scholarship Program seeks to clarify the complex college planning process and motivate and reward students to prepare for college with scholarships based on their efforts and action.

There is a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each step, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete all six steps are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship. The seven scholarships, named after the required steps, are listed below:

1. Build Your College List: Get started by exploring colleges of interest and build and save a college list on BigFuture™ ( with at least six (6) schools. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account.

2. Practice for the SAT: Log in and practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® ( for at least six (6) hours. Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked.

3. Improve Your Score: Improve your score on the SAT by 100 points or more and practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® ( for at least twelve (12) hours. Score improvement of 100 points or more can be from the highest of any official PSAT/NMSQT taken between October 2017 and October 2018 to an official SAT taken on or after the March 2019 through December 2019 (the “Period”) administrations, or from one official SAT administration to another official SAT administration during the Period. You must have a minimum 100 point score improvement and practice 12 or more hours to qualify for this scholarship. Where 100 point score improvement is not possible (i.e., if a student has scored 1500 points or more as their baseline score), score improvement will be recognized when the student takes the SAT and achieves a score that is at least 10 points higher than their previous score of 1500 or higher. Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked, and you must be logged in while practicing.

4. Strengthen Your College List: Create or edit a college list on BigFuture™ ( so that it has a minimum of one (1) “safety,” two (2) “match,” and three (3) “reach” colleges. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account and you must save your college list.

5. Complete the FAFSA: With your parent or legal guardian, fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available at, to apply for financial aid. If you are permanent citizen or do not meet the residency requirements and legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA, you can earn an entry by completing your state’s financial aid form, if available. Additionally, if you are legally ineligible to complete neither the FAFSA nor your state’s financial aid form or if you are legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA and your state does not offer a state financial aid form, by so attesting, you may earn an entry for this scholarship. If you earn your entry by submitting the FAFSA or your state’s financial aid form and you are selected for one of these scholarships, you will be required to provide documentation of your submission. If you earned your entry because you are legally ineligible to complete neither the FAFSA nor your state’s financial aid form or you are legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA and your state does not offer state financial aid form, and you are selected for one of these scholarships, you will not be required to take any further action.

6. Apply to Colleges: Apply to at least two (2) colleges. If you applied binding Early Decision to a college, you may earn an entry for this scholarship by indicating that you applied binding Early Decision. You will be required to provide proof of your college applications if you are selected for one of these scholarships.


The Scholarship Program is open to students (“Eligible Students” or “Students”) who meet the following eligibility requirements:

Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions;

Are, as of December 5, 2018, juniors in high school, i.e., students in their third year of secondary school; and have a College Board online account.

Children or wards of employees, officers and trustees of Sponsor, Khan Academy® and their affiliates, agents, representatives, Program’s advertising and promotion agencies, if any, as well as the children or wards of their household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to receive Scholarships as part of this Scholarship Program.

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Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 (5 Awards) - Deadline February 28, 2020

The Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship is a unique scholarship opportunity made available

by the San Diego Sports Association. The scholarship offers a $5,000 scholarship to at least five high school seniors in San Diego County. A second scholarship of $5,000 can also be earned, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing following the first year of college, for a total possible scholarship award of $10,000. Additionally, scholarship recipients will receive a laptop computer.

The nominee must have demonstrated an ability to overcome personal obstacles associated with drugs or alcohol, a strong commitment to athletics and a desire to continue personal growth and development through higher education. There is no minimum GPA requirement, but academic growth will be considered.

The following is a description of the scholarship, nomination criteria and submission process.


• One-year scholarship for $5,000 for the school year September 2020 - June 2021

• Scholarship recipients who remain in academic standing following their first year of college will earn an additional

$5,000 scholarship for their second year of college

• Eligible expenses include college tuition, books and on-campus housing

• Recipients will be required to keep in periodic communication with the SDSA to report on their progress

Nomination Criteria:

• High school senior who will enroll in either a two- or four-year college

• Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol

• Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports

• Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility

• Demonstrated academic growth

• Demonstrated financial need

• Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals

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National Italian American Foundation Scholarship - $12,000 (70) - Deadline March 1, 2020

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.

To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

- Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership. Not a member? Visit our membership page to join or renew your membership today!

- Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2020 semester.

- Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also eligible to apply.

- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

- For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy

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SEG Scholarships - $500 - $10,000 - Deadline March 1, 2020

SEG Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees.

Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.

Applicant eligibility:

SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who:

  • Is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student;
  • Has above average grades;
  • Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

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Microsoft disAbility Scholarship - $5,000 - $20,000 - Deadline March 1, 2020

The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic.

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000 total, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.

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The American Chemical Society Scholars Program - $5,000 - Deadline March 1, 2020

The American Chemical Society Scholars Program is for African American/Black, Native American/American Indian and Hispanic or Latino undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in the chemical sciences, and planning careers in the chemical sciences. A chemical science is defined as any discipline centered on chemistry and awarding a degree accordingly (see supplemental information for eligible and ineligible majors and careers). Double majors are acceptable as long as one of those majors is a chemical science. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

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Anchor Scholarship Foundation - Deadline March 1, 2020

The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired, and honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel.

In the past 40 years, Anchor Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has awarded over $1,300,000 in scholarships to over 1,000 recipients. In 2019 alone, ASF awarded 44 scholarships (five of which were renewable) valued at over $105,000.

Anchor scholarships are awarded based upon an equal weighting of academic performance, character, extracurricular activities and financial need. Endowed and administered scholarships have additional criteria; not every applicant is eligible for every endowed or administered scholarship.

There are several different types of scholarships; all of which can be applied for with ONE scholarship application.

ALL recipients must submit the Anchor Scholarship application to be considered for ANY of these scholarships.

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Shui Kuen & Allen Chin Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline March 2, 2020

Eligibility Criteria:

- Past/present worker in Asian restaurant (or child of); open to all ethnicities

- Record of community advocacy and social justice work

- Incoming freshman or current undergraduate at two- or four-year accredited college/university

- Financial need

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Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund - $1,000 - Deadline March 2, 2020

Eligibility Criteria:

- At least 50 percent Filipino heritage

- Engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science major

- CA resident, preferably in SF Bay area, Orange County, LA or San Diego resident

- Incoming freshman

- Financial need

- Renewable

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Future Construction Leaders Foundation Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline March 6, 2020

San Diego’s construction professionals grant at least three scholarships annually to deserving recipients through the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) San Diego Scholarship Program. Each year we are proud to award scholarships in the following categories: (1) A male or female student pursuing any college degree who has a parent employed in the San Diego construction industry; (2) A female student pursuing a college degree in a construction-related profession and (3) A student currently enrolled or seeking further trade education/training in a construction trade.

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California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship - $1,000 & Up - Deadline March 6, 2020

The Scholarship Foundation, Inc., of the California Retired Teachers Association North San Diego County awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who provide proof of acceptance and subsequently, enrollment, at a California public community college or state university (CSU or UC systems) for the upcoming year. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified candidates in the following amounts: community college students receive $1,000 and CSU/UC students receive $1,500. The applicant must have a goal of earning a degree in the field of education. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need, scholastic record, school extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, and letters of recommendation.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Norall at

North County Italian Association Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline March 7, 2020

We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to senior high school students of Italian heritage. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

- Applicant must be of 25 percent Italian ancestry

- A graduating high school senior from an accredited high school

- Attend or plan to attend an accredited four-year college/university or a community college

- Be a resident of North County San Diego (MUST reside NORTH of CA-56) and have been a resident for a period of not less than 12 consecutive months

- Be a citizen of the United States

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Truman D. Picard Scholarship - $2,500 - Deadline March 15, 2020

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood) (CIB). Transcripts (high school students must provide proof of acceptance, college student must provide proof of declared major) are also required. All students must include transcripts. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website .

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship - $20,000 (2) - Deadline March 15, 2020

Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, Beyond the Boroughs awards four-year scholarships -- each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state. We aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians.

You must complete an online application by March 15, 2020.

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AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarships - $10,000 - Deadline March 15, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, 80 exceptional high school students, ages 15 to 18, each will receive a $10,000 scholarship in 2020. This scholarship program is a component of the AOPA You Can Fly program, a collection of initiatives working towards building a larger, more vibrant pilot community.

Scholarship recipients will be able to use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate, such as a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. They must also complete a flight training milestone, achieving either solo or earning a primary pilot certificate, within one year of receiving a scholarship.

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North County Society of Fine Arts Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2020

Applicants will need to fill out the application and be contacted for an interview. The applicant will show between five to eight of their artwork during the interview.

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The Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship - Deadline March 15, 2020

The Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is awarded by National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) Poway Chapter, in recognition of Gayle Kennedy’s devotion to education and to the community. Scholarships are granted annually to deserving girls from the high schools in the Poway Unified School District. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated a financial need, a commitment to pursuing education as a career choice, a proven track record of volunteering in the community and will be attending a college or university in the Fall. Eligibility: Senior girls who have a genuine desire to continue their education may apply. Applicants must:

  • Attend 1 of the 6 Poway Unified School District high schools
  • Plan to pursue a career in education
  • Have U.S. Citizenship
  • Demonstrate an interest in community service
  • Show need of financial assistance
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Exhibit strong moral character
  • Plan to attend a college or university in the United States
  • Submit a completed National Charity League, Inc. Poway Chapter application form
  • Interview with Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Committee (finalists only)
Please visit website to access application. Special note: The information provided on this page is a summary. Applicants are responsible for viewing complete information, requirements and changes provided on the website or paper application of the sponsor.

Athena Pinnacle Scholarship - $2,500 - Deadline March 16, 2020

Pinnacle scholarships are awarded to female high-school seniors planning to enter a four-year university to study in the sciences, math, or engineering fields. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who’ve demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement. Winners receive their scholarships at our annual Pinnacle Awards celebration in May.

To apply:

Complete the scholarship application form.

Provide an official copy of your high school transcript.

Provide a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher at your school.

Submissions must be made by mail (no online application process is provided, and no emailed applications will be accepted.) The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16, 2020. Please note that all documents must be postmarked on or before that date – including school transcripts. Please email with questions or go to

San Diego Chinese Women's Association Scholarship - Deadline March 20, 2020

Every year, the San Diego Chinese Women’s Association awards scholarships to selected outstanding students of Chinese descent who are attending high school in San Diego County. Scholarships are open to both male and female applicants of at least one-quarter Chinese descent.

Two types of scholarships are available:

1. A one-time $1500 scholarship for use at a four-year university (to be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating high school senior attending a San Diego County school with a minimum GPA of 3.0/weighted)

2. A one-time $1000 scholarship for use at a two-year community college or vocational program (to be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating high school senior attending a San Diego County school with a minimum GPA of 2.5)

The total number of scholarships to be awarded will depend on availability of funding and the number of deserving applicants.

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Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship - $2,000 - $3,000 - Deadline March 27, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

- First generation college student

- At least 50 percent Asian heritage

- Minimum GPA of 2.8

- Incoming freshman

- Financial need

- Resident of CA

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Gregg's Goals Scholarship - Deadline March 29, 2020

This is an award targeted for young people who have played soccer and who have demonstrated “a lot of heart” as part of a team or the soccer league. This player(s) selected may not necessarily be the best player, and the award is not meant for one who anticipates full athletic scholarships! The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage these soccer players to continue their education after high school.


All applicants must:

1. Be currently playing soccer for a high school or Club in northern San Diego county (north of Hwy 56).

2. Scholarship applicants must:

• Complete application.

• Attach evidence of a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater or college GPA of 2.0 or greater.

• Provide a photo

• Provide 3 recommendations from persons able to evaluate player on criteria listed. Please note: form letters or letters not addressing our criteria will not help your selection. Please find someone who knows your positive qualities and will take the time to help you!

• Read and sign the release form (if under 18, your parents must sign). This allows us to send publicity photos to newspapers and for use on our website.

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Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500 - Deadline March 30, 2020

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline.

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

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Beyond the Cure Ammbassador Scholarship - $3,500 (40) - Deadline March 31, 2020

The Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Fifty-eight college scholarships are awarded each year.

Applicants must be:

  • A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
  • A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
  • Accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall 2020

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MyPoint Credit Union Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2020

MyPoint Credit Union will grant three $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2020. The scholarship is available to members of the credit union. Students who are not currently a member are welcome to join in order to apply for a scholarship. Anyone who lives, works, or worships in San Diego County is eligible for membership in the credit union. The scholarship committee will make selections based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay submitted with the application. Applications are available at www. beginning in January. Applications will be accepted between January 16, 2020, to March 31, 2020.

SP Scholarship - $1,000 (10) - Deadline March 31, 2020

The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be: A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

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Region 18 of Association of CA School Administrators & SD County School Board Assn Scholarship - $1,000 (10) - Deadline March 31, 2020

Region 18 of the Association of California School Administrators (San Diego and Imperial Counties) and the San Diego County School Boards Association are again very pleased to offer ten (10) $1,000 scholarships as a result of donations made by both organizations and our generous business partners.

Our scholarships provide an award for ten (10) high school seniors who meet the following criteria: 1) show proven academic success with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average; 2) are involved in community service; 3) who may not necessarily qualify for other financial aid, and 4) are pursuing a career in education as a teacher or other certificated employee.

Here's the link to the application:

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North County Society of Fine Art - Deadline March/April 2020

Seniors graduating in 2020 can apply for this application starting in March. This is for students planning to continue their education in the field of visual arts. For more information on this scholarship, please go to

Jeffrey D. Sollender Scholarship - Up to $10,000 - Deadline April 3, 2020

Jeff Sollender was a highly accomplished entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist with boundless energy and optimism who was always available to help others in pursuit of their dreams. He was the founder and/or board member of numerous biotech companies and is remembered for his wit, brilliance, creativity and devotion to his family.

Up to $10,000 over four years will be awarded to each selected graduating high school senior in San Diego County who plans to attend a four-year college or university. Funds may be applied to college tuition, room and board, and fees.


- Demonstrate outstanding achievement in entrepreneurial ventures, community service or in the workplace

- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

- Have a gross family income of no more than $100,000 per year

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Resource Conservation District Scholarship - $1,000 (7) - Deadline April 6, 2020

We will award up to seven scholarships of $1,000 each to senior students pursuing further education in the fields of resource conservation, environmental science, biology or agriculture. Eligible candidates must:

1. Be a resident within the RCD of Greater San Diego County’s sphere of influence (see the application for a map).

2. Have successfully completed three years of study at an accredited high school.

3. Be nearing completion of their fourth year of high school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

4. Expect, or have received, a “notice of intent” to enroll in undergraduate college courses related to resource conservation, agriculture, or biology.

To apply, candidates will need to provide the following documents:

• Acceptance Letter(s) from colleges/universities.

• Two letters of recommendation.

• Unofficial photocopy of your high school transcript of grades.

• A one-page, 300 – 500 word essay.

• Information about your coursework and extracurricular activities.

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CAA Youth Scholarship Program - Up to $7,500 - Deadline April 10, 2020

The 2020 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2020. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and two national awards. This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. One of the unique aspects of our scholarship program is the requirement for each applicant to submit an essay about how their parent or guardian helps secure their community. This essay is judged on grammar and content and reinforces the important role that law enforcement and fire service personnel play in our community. I encourage you to apply for this scholarship and wish you the very best in your academic endeavors.

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Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship - $10,000 - Deadline April 15, 2020

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria:

- High School Senior

- Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

- Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet

- Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average

- Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team

- United States Citizen

- Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements

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Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline April 16, 2020

Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.

  • You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States.
  • You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
  • You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.

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Lapiz Family Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline April 24, 2020

Eligibility criteria:

- Past/present farm or migrant farm worker (or child of)

- Incoming freshman or current undergraduate at UC campus

- Financial need

- Renewable

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Henry Williams Scholarship Fund - $500/$1,000 - Deadline April 30, 2020

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to students attending four-year colleges carrying a minimum of 15 credits. Scholarships of $500 will be awarded to students attending two-year vocational/technical programs carrying a minimum of eight credits. You must be a San Diego County resident, a graduating senior, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and agree to attend the awards ceremony in June on date selected by the Committee. An official transcript, three letters of recommendations, and proof of the need for financial assistance is required.

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Review It Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline April 30, 2020

Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu “Review It” Scholarship a student must:

1) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2020.

2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

3) Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US.

4) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

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The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship - $3,000 (5) - Deadline May 1, 2020

At RISE, our customers – hardworking college-educated professionals – have fewer options to make progress financially because they have low credit scores. While we offer tools and resources to improve their financial futures, we know that the best way to avoid these challenges is to not suffer from a low credit score in the first place.

We’ve developed the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship to help hardworking students achieve their dreams while also teaching as many students as possible what they need for long-term financial success.

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $3,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge – by taking a financial course – and sharing what they learn – through a scholarship essay.

Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship money to help pay for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, or even a new computer.

Program cutoff will be the first 1,000 applications submitted or the May 1, 2020 deadline, whichever is first.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Be a full-time or part-time university student; or enrolled to start at an eligible career school, college or university next term.

Have a GPA of at least 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale

Essay Topic

Step 1: Eligible students must complete the RISE Financial Progress Course.

Step 2: After completing the course, eligible students must answer 10 questions based on the course and write a 750-word essay on the following topic: “In around 750 words, tell us about the financial courses you have completed and describe how you will be able to utilize it in your personal life. Have you helped anyone else with what you learned in these valuable financial courses? Do you feel it will help you achieve your long-term financial goals?”

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PB&J Scholarship - $500 - $1,000 - Deadline May 31, 2020

This scholarship is for students whose test scores or GPA might not be the best, but they have the drive to succeed.

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Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships - $5,000 (16) - Deadline June 1, 2020

EAA invites those who are interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or aviation related/STEM fields. We encourage individuals who are well-rounded, involved in their school or community, and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA Scholarship.

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline June 12, 2020

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at


Describe your educational 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.

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Console and Associates Legal Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline June 15, 2020

The scholarship is open to any college student (or accepted high school senior) who has a 3.0 or higher GPA and is either currently pursuing or plans to pursue a law-related degree.

•What’s A Law-Related Degree?

Pre-law, Paralegal Studies, Legal Assisting, Juris Doctor

•Who Can Apply?

High school seniors with a college acceptance letter, undergrads, or students currently pursuing their law degree.

Applicant Must Meet All Requirements

•Applicant must be college students (or high school seniors with an acceptance letter) who are either already pursuing a law degree or plan to in the future.

•Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA

•Be a US citizen

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AWG Minority Scholarship - $6,000 - Deadline June 30, 2020

This program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world ahead.

Award Amount: One or more awards totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year (awards include AWG membership).

The applicant must be:

• A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American

• A full-:me student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply)

• A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths

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The Princeton Prize in Race Relations - $1,000 & All-Expenses Paid Trip to Princeton University

The Princeton Prize of Race Relations recognizes high school age students who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities. Selected from 28 regions across the U.S., recipients of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations are awarded $1,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race.

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2020 Range Camp Sponsorship

The RCD is able to fully sponsor one San Diego student to attend this year’s Range Camp! The goal of Range Camp is to introduce students to the professional world of plant, animal, and landscape management. The sponsorship covers the cost of camp fees and round trip airfare. Eligible students must be 15-18 years old and attend high school within our service area. This is a popular opportunity so early applications are highly encouraged. Be on the lookout for additional application instructions and visit for more information.

Futures at UC San Diego Extension.

Three program sectors all of which have full ride scholarships open to student (AND parent participants:

· Program Your Future: iOS Programming and Font End Web Development

· Manage Your Future: Business Management

· Formulate Your Future: Life Science Research

The scholarship application can be found and completed here. Space is limited so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible! If you have any specific questions, please reach out to

Envision 2020 Conference for High School Girls

The UC San Diego Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to encourage female students to register for Envision 2020.

Envision is UC San Diego’s Society of Women Engineers’ annual, free all-day conference on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that educates high school girls about career possibilities in engineering and computer science. The day’s program will include guest speakers from industry and academia, hands-on computer science and engineering activities, lab tours, and a project team fair at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. There will also be a short, half-day program for parents to help answer their questions about college that is also free and separate from the student program. We encourage all families to attend; parent sign-ups are included in the student sign-ups.

Sign-ups are available at:

For more information, see our website at:

Hwy 78 Math Field Day - March 7, 2020

CSU San Marcos, Palomar and Miracosta colleges invites you to join us for the inaugural HWY 78 Math Fields day March 7th, from 9am-1pm at Palomar College San Marcos campus. Below are some key aspects of the event.

  • Competition is FREE for students, just visit . First 100 early registrations get free lunch and t-shirt, for late registration there is a lunch fee and no t-shirt.
  • There will be two tests, one solely on precalculus knowledge, and another solely on Calculus 1. Students can register to take, both or just one of the tests. There will be Math talks for any students that chooses not take one of the tests.
  • Every student participates as individuals, no team test this first year.
  • Any High School, or College student is welcome to register, they do not need to be affiliated with Palomar. North County students are encouraged, but anyone from the greater San Diego area can join us.
  • Everyone will get to enjoy a free dome show at our planetarium
  • Prizes will be awarded for the top places in each test.
  • The following link has a repository of past test from a similar event hosted by CSU Bakersfield, any student can use them to prepare.
  • There will be free parking in lots 1 and 2, here is the campus map

Check out the flyer below.

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Rady Children's Medical Academy 2019-20

RCHSD Summer Medical Applications Open!

Are you a high school studentswho wants to be a Doctor, Nurse or Pharmacist? Are you interested in Emergency Medicine or Surgery? RCHSD Summer Medical Academy can show you what it’s all about, plus more!

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego presents the 7th Annual:

Summer Medical Academy:

Learning, Doing, Sharing

Session 1: June 15-26, 2020

Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm

Session 2: July 6-17, 2020

Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm

What is the Summer Medical Academy?

A two-week summer program led by over 100 faculty from the Rady Children’s Hospital- San Diego and other cutting edge healthcare organizations in the region.

What will you do?

Explore the unique and exciting world of healthcare and medicine during a variety of sessions including:

• Lectures/Interactive Discussions about crucial topics in healthcare by medical professionals.

• Hands-on skills clinics to try basic techniques in orthopedics, emergency medicine and more.

• Group projects about public health challenges.

• Career panels during which faculty will share their stories, experience, and advice.

• Team building/Networking activities and games to learn new techniques and get to know your peers and future colleagues.

Where: Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego*

*Program will also take place off-site at partner organizations

Cost: $2,450* - covers all course, lab and program materials; t-shirts and scrub pants; and daily lunch. Parking at Rady Children’s is included, but other locations are TBD.

*Transportation and Housing are not included

Who can apply: Highly motivated and enthusiastic students who are interested in a career in healthcare. Students who will be 15-19 years old in June 2020 (enrolled in 9th-12th grade) are eligible.

How can you participate?

1. Visit our website to learn more and download the application (

2. Applications are available now and are due no later than 2/21/2020; emails of acceptance will be sent by 3/23/2020. This is for both Session 1 & Session 2.

3. Mail all materials to (no email submissions will be accepted):

Rady Children's Center for Healthier Communities

Attention: Summer Medical Academy

3020 Children's Way

MC 5073

San Diego, CA 92123-4282

Shipping Container/Tiny Home Interior Design Challenge - Deadline May 4, 2020

Are you an aspiring designer up for a challenge? The tiny house movement is an important part of today's housing industry. This competition aims to explore the challenges and limitations of a very small interior space while expanding the idea of a tiny house beyond its basic function as a physical shelter. The challenge is to design the interior space of a 20-ft repurposed shipping container for a single user.

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SAFARI Park Job Fair - February 13, 2020

Are you a 16 year old and over student who loves animals and is looking for a job? Come to our job recruitment fair on Thursday, February 13th, at 3:20 p.m. in the Wolverine Center. Below are the links for the applications:

Merchandise Sales Clerk

Food Service Clerk

See the flyer below for more details.

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Waterworks Aquatics - Swim Instructors Needed!

Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Poway Unified ESS Aides

Program Aides
To apply, click here:
*Morning, midday, afternoon contracts
*No nights or weekends
*Great kids
*Great staff
*Fun student projects and activities
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Internship/Volunteer Opportunity (Posted 1/8/20)

Interested in learning about campaigns and democracy in general? The Calderon campaign in California's 50th Congressional District is looking for motivated high schoolers to help with the campaign. Please contact Will Edwards-Thro at

Camp Counselor for Kids' Camp Program - The Santaluz Club (Posted 11/22/19)

Job Overview

The Camp Counselor position is a part time seasonal position. The job requires you to work and have fun with kids, ages 4 – 13 years old. Throughout the year Camp Santaluz has: Friday Night Camp, Saturday Morning Camp, and the occasional Monday morning Camp. When school is not in session, we hold camps Tuesday – Friday. Camp Counselors have the potential to work these shifts. We offer an environment that encourages personal and professional growth and are looking for people that want to excel at their job. This position is a lot of fun for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Carries out the program goals and schedule during weekly Camp events (Saturday and Monday Morning Camps) or week long Camps (summer, Winter Break, Fall Break, Spring Break, President’s Week).

· Engage, lead, support and encourage Campers to participate in age-appropriate activities.

· Monitoring Campers to ensure compliance with Camp rules and prevent accidents; Report and record details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations to Camp Staff and Supervisors.

· Provides basic first aid, while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the Campers throughout the week.

Qualifications & Skills

· Applicant is: Organized, creative, timely, professional, team player, patient, flexible, and can provide high quality customer service.

· Experience working with children (Day Camp, Residential Camp, After School program, baby sitting, etc.)

· Able to lift and carry up to 50lb.

· Must have weekend availability.

Please contact Stephanie Santiago at 858-759-3139 if interested.

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California Student Aid

College Solution: Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, who is a higher-ed journalist, speaker and educator. Her chief goal is to help families with teenagers become smart college shoppers as they search for schools.

CSU/UC Middle Class Scholarships

FAFSA: Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to determine eligibility for state and federal aid to cover college expenses.

Fast Web: Online resource for finding scholarships.

Fin Aid: The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid.

Student Scholarships: Online resource for finding scholarships.


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