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Stanford Neurodiversity Project Camp - Zoom Meetings - July 20 - 31, 2020
Calling all U.S. high school students!
Interested in learning more about neurodiversity? Want to meet other neurodiversity advocates? Thinking about starting your own advocacy project?
Apply to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High School Students
Application Link: tinyurl.com/apply-SNP-REACH
What is SNP REACH?
We’re a free, two-week summer camp for high school students across the U.S. to learn more about neurodiversity advocacy. Together, we will:
Learn about the history of the neurodiversity movement
Hear from neurodivergent student advocates in both high school and college
Learn about the strengths-based model, universal design, and current research around experiences of neurodiversity
Create neurodiversity advocacy project ideas for your school or community
Build a fun and supportive community around neurodiversity!
Check out our website for more info: https://med.stanford.edu/neurodiversity/education.html Whether you’re already involved in neurodiversity advocacy, or new to neurodiversity and looking to learn more, we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be meeting over Zoom from Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31, Monday-Friday from 9am - 3pm PDT.
Apply at tinyurl.com/apply-SNP-REACH!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until
Friday, May 1, 11:59 pm PDT.
**Because of the nation-wide changes in response to COVID-19, this year’s camp will be held online via Zoom. We’re working to make this camp as engaging and accessible as possible, and we’re excited to continue offering this space to high school students across the U.S.!**
The summer program is organized by the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, an initiative from the Fung Lab in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information, go to https://www.collegeavestudentloans.com/promotions/monthly-scholarship-award/.
North County Society of Fine Art - Deadline March/April 2020
Jeffrey D. Sollender Scholarship - Up to $10,000 - Deadline April 3, 2020
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
For more information, go to https://jcfsandiego.org/young-adults/jeffreydsollenderscholarship/.
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.
For more information, go to http://rcdsandiego.org/education/scholarships/.
CAASFEP Scholarship - $2,500 - Deadline March 27, 2020
• Be a high school senior who plans to enroll in an accredited college or university.
• Have demonstrated leadership in school or community activities
• Have an overall academic record of 3.0 G.P.A. or above on a 4.0 scale
• Have a demonstrated financial need
• Be sponsored by a current member of CAASFEP
Please stop by the Wolverine Center for more details.
2020 MTS & Coca-Cola Laptop Scholarship Contest - Deadline April 10, 2020
The region is experiencing many immediate challenges, such as housing affordability, climate change, traffic congestion and more. Write a persuasive essay outlining how public transportation can help address regional challenges. Identify two or three major challenges facing San Diego, and how projects included in the Elevate SD 2020 plan can help address these issues. Accepted essays will be a minimum of 750 words (please limit essays to no more than 1,000 words).
For more information, go to https://www.sdmts.com/inside-mts/events/high-school-laptop-scholarship-contest.
Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation Grant - Deadline April 10, 2020
Each application must include one completed CTE Teacher Evaluation Form (see attached) and two letters of reference. The letters of reference will help us achieve a better understanding of your accomplishments and interests in a CTE field. The two letters may be written by whomever you choose (e.g., CTE instructors, supervisors, mentors and/or community members) and must be included with your completed application packet. Please note: Letters of reference must be written by individuals other than the teacher who completes the CTE Teacher Evaluation Form.
Please stop by the Wolverine Center for the application.
CAA Youth Scholarship Program - Up to $7,500 - Deadline April 10, 2020
For more information, go to https://www.caaonline.org/caa-youth-scholarship-2020/.
KIA The Great Unknowns Scholarship - $5,000
On March 9th, our friends at Kia—forever dedicated to giving back to local communities-- will begin accepting applications for an amazing scholarship program called “The Great Unknowns.”
The program targets high school seniors (at least 16 years of age) who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year and reside in the United States.
It focuses on students who plan on pursuing a degree in one of the following fields:
• Sciences—Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, Physics, Applied Sciences,
• Material Sciences
• Technology— Aeronautics, Automotive Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Technical/Vocational Majors (involving machines, computers, technologies)
• Engineering—All engineering fields, such as Applied, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, etc.
• Arts—Design, Graphics, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Arts, Studio Arts, Motion Pictures/Television
• Entertainment Arts (other design-driven arts will be considered)
• Math—Math, Applied Math, Statistics
We meet so many amazing teens all year. If you’d like to register yours, please visit the site to learn more: CLICK HERE!
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 & Up - Deadline April 15, 2020
Kiwanis Club of Rancho Bernardo Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2020
This year's timeline is:
Feb 24 - Scholarship announcements
April 15 - Deadline for applications
April 27 - May 10 - Interviews with scholarship candidates
May 15 - Announce the scholarship AwardsMay 27 - Awardees attend RB Kiwanis Meeting to receive their awards
For more information, contact Julie Sleeper at email@example.com.
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
For more information, go to http://verplankfoundation.com/scholarships/.
Porch Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline April 16, 2020
- 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.
For more information, go tohttps://porch.com/resources/scholarships.
Lapiz Family Scholarship - $2,000 - Deadline April 24, 2020
- Past/present farm or migrant farm worker (or child of)
- Incoming freshman or current undergraduate at UC campus
- Financial need
For more information, go to www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships.
Henry Williams Scholarship Fund - $500/$1,000 - Deadline April 30, 2020
For more information, go to hwilliamsscholarships.com after February 1, 2020.
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.
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.
For more information, go to https://studentscholarships.org/review.php#sthash.vOmYjUM2.dpbs.
Westview PTSA Senior Scholarship 2020 - $500 (8) - Deadline May 1, 2020
The Westview PTSA offers Senior Scholarships to acknowledge our commitment to continued education. We are proud to award eight $500 scholarships for the Westview Class of 2020! The applicants are evaluated on their ability to express themselves and provide compelling responses to the scholarship questions. Each applicant’s answers are distributed to a committee of readers without student identification disclosed.
1. Graduating from Westview in the Class of 2020.
2. Applicants are required to be a Westview PTSA member prior to applying. The cost to join the PTSA is $12.00. Please note that you must be a Westview PTSA Member no later than March 31, 2020 (www.westviewptsa.org for membership application). If you have purchased a Grad Nite ticket and did not decline, you are already a member. If there is a financial hardship to become a Westview PTSA member, assistance may be available by submitting a letter of explanation by March 31, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
3. The Westview senior is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree beginning the fall of 2020. The scholarship is to be used during the fall semester/quarter following high school graduation at an accredited college or university, community college or trade or technical school. Scholarship money will be distributed after the committee chair has received documentation of Fall 2020 registration.
4. The application (available HERE) is to be completed and submitted with the entry to Mrs. Marolt in the Wolverine Center by the end of the school day on Friday, May 1, 2020.
1. The questions should be answered on a separate piece of paper and attached to your application. The answers must be typed.
2. Answers to each question may not exceed 100 words. Applications not following this requirement will result in point deductions.
3. Your completed application must be submitted to Mrs. Marolt in the Wolverine Center by the end of the school day on Friday, May 1, 2020.
4. Recipients will be notified in May and the scholarships will be presented at the Senior Awards Reception at the end of May.
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.
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
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?”
For more information, go to https://www.risecredit.com/rise-scholarship/.
PB&J Scholarship - $500 - $1,000 - Deadline May 31, 2020
For more information, go to https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbj2020.
Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships - $5,000 (16) - Deadline June 1, 2020
For more information, go to https://eaa.org/eaa/youth/Aviation%20Scholarships.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - $1,000 - Deadline June 12, 2020
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.
For more information, please go to http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php.
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
For more information, please go to https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/legal-scholarship/?msID=0c5e7eaf-4f20-4030-bb96-0df8ed2d163e
El Dabe Ritter Scholarship - $1,500 - Deadline June 30, 2020
This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below:
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500
AWG Minority Scholarship - $6,000 - Deadline June 30, 2020
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
For more information, go to http://awg.org/awards.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations - $1,000 & All-Expenses Paid Trip to Princeton University
For more information, go to https://pprize.princeton.edu/.
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 http://casrm.rangelands.org/HTML/rangecamps.html for more information.
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 email@example.com.
Rady Children's Weekend Medical Academy
Please see the flyer below for more information:
Shipping Container/Tiny Home Interior Design Challenge - Deadline May 4, 2020
For more information, please go to https://www.disd.edu/competition/.
Tech Academy for Girls (TAG) - Volunteers Needed!! - March 14, 2020
Volunteers needed! The Tech Academy for Girls (TAG) and UC San Diego CREATE is hosting its second annual Tech Summit on March 14th! This will be a large event with 80+ students and 4 stations. Many volunteers are needed to help with Finches (Java Programming), Arduinos (Circuitry), Cybersecurity (Unplugged activity) or Drones -- no experience required! The event will be held at Fulton Elementary School (7055 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114) from 10 am - 1:30 pm. If you can volunteer, please fill out this quick form and share with others as well:
UCSD High School Volunteer Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities - Deadline March 15, 2020
For the eleventh year, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California, San Diego, will offer its volunteer internship program for high school students entitled Research Experience for High School Students (REHS). As part of this program, students will be paired with an SDSC mentors and will work as part of a research team dedicated to a particular area of computational research.
From Parkinson's and diabetes research to neuroscience research, data analytics, science writing, social media and more, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. Follow the links below to get started!
We look forward to having you join us this summer!
The Application Process – How to Apply
For detailed information about the program, please visit
For detailed internship project descriptions, please visit
To meet our 2020 mentors, please visit
To view the online application, please visit
Selected applicants will be contacted by SDSC personnel to arrange a personal interview no later than April 10, 2020.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ThoughtSTEM Summer Internships
Please click below to apply for coding camp internship opportunities:
Waterworks Aquatics - Swim Instructors Needed!
Poway Unified ESS Aides
To apply, click here:
*Morning, midday, afternoon contracts
*No nights or weekends
*Fun student projects and activities
*BEST. JOB. EVER.
Internship/Volunteer Opportunity (Posted 1/8/20)
Camp Counselor for Kids' Camp Program - The Santaluz Club (Posted 11/22/19)
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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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.
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived protected characteristics under the law, including but not limited to ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2121.