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         November 9, 2018


Most applications are available online.  If not, please check the College and Career Center for a paper application.

If letters of recommendation are required, please contact your potential recommender well in advance of deadlines to allow sufficient time for processing within busy schedules.  Thank you.


Any transcripts needed must be ordered through  Allow 5-7 days processing.


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

$4,000 - $50,000

Graduating seniors planning to attend a 4-year degree at a U.S. college/university.  U.S.  Citizen.  Applicants judged on academics, leadership, and financial need.  SAT or ACT test scores taken no later than November 2017, transcript and essay required.

Nov. 15, 2018

James Cox Student Photography Scholarship

5 Digital Cameras will be awarded

For 10th – 12th grade students who have taken at least one photography or related art class.  Required:  digital submission of up to 5 photos, application, 250 word or less essay, teacher mentor form, 2 letters of reference, transcript, financial data.  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Nov. 15, 2018

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Up to $40,000 per year

For graduating seniors planning to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college in fall 2019.  Minimum. 3.5 unweighted GPA; Min. 1200 SAT score or min. 26 ACT score.  Demonstrate financial need.  More info and application:

Nov. 20, 2018

MVC Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Scholarship


For 9th – 12th grade students. 2 prizes to be awarded in MVUSD.  Essay only contest by writing a 1,000 to 1,500 essay, in MLA or APA format per prompt after reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, “The Three Evils of Society.”  Winners will be invited to a breakfast at MVC on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Nov. 30, 2018 by 3:00 pm

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship


(20 awards available)

For graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. and having a verifiable need for financial support.  Required:  2 essays, min. 500 words per prompt, portrait picture (not a selfie), resume, unofficial transcript, 2 letters of recommendation.

Nov. 30, 2018

National Space Club Scholarship


For graduating seniors with definite plans to major at an accredited college or university in a STEM field and pursue a career in STEM.  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Nov. 30, 2018

Sixt Scholars Program

$5,000 (5 available)

Graduating seniors planning to enroll full-time in a 2- or 4-year university in fall 2019.  Minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Required:  Completed application appraisal form, copy of transcript.  First 500 valid applicants will be considered.

Nov. 30, 2018

Education Matters Scholarship (by Unigo)


Students 13 years or older enrolling in an accredited post-secondary institution by fall 2023.  Legal resident of the U.S.  Submit online application and response to the question: “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” (250 words or less)

Nov. 30, 2018

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers


For graduating seniors planning to pursue a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.   Required:  3 letters of recommendation, proof of U.S. Citizenship, transcript.

Dec. 1, 2018

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships


(5 awards available)

For students ages 5-25 enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S.  Must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S. within the last 12 months.

Dec. 5, 2018


Achievement Scholarship

$2,500 - $25,000

For graduating seniors planning to enroll full-time in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university who demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Dec. 14, 2018

Edison STEM Scholarships

$40,000 (30 available)

Graduating seniors planning to enroll at a 4-year college or university majoring in an eligible STEM field.  Required:  Min. 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, transcript, short statement on education and career objectives, info from recent 1040 tax return, portrait photo.

Dec. 14, 2018 by 3:00 pm

Burger King Scholars Program


For graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university or vocational/technical school for the 2019-20 school year.  Required:  Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and transcript.

Dec. 15, 2018

Snaps for College Cash Sweepstakes

$50 weekly and $5,000 grand prize

For students ages 16 or older.  Enter with a picture of yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or Direct Upload including the hashtags #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes.  One entry per person.  For specific rules and requirements go to:

Dec. 30, 2018

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Up to $10,000

For students ages 8-18 who demonstrate exceptional musical achievement and who, if chosen, are willing to perform on the NPR show, From the Top.  Must have unmet financial need, strong academic achievement and strength of character.  Required:  2 letters of recommendation, online application, tax forms, transcript, test scores.

Apply at:

 Jan. 7, 2019 and Mar. 4

Black College Expo Dollars for College


For high school juniors or seniors planning to enroll in a 4-year college or university.  Submit a 500-word or less essay about “Why is a College Education Important to Me.”  Winners must attend the Black College Expo on February 2, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Jan. 9, 2019

Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship

$2,500 - $20,000

Graduating seniors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity who will be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in 2019.  Required:  U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or citizen of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau; Minimum 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 Scale; FAFSA, letter of recommendation, financial need.

Jan. 10, 2019

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship


(40 awards available)

Graduating seniors will minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).  One-page essay, personal biographical essay, copy of parent’s latest IRS form 1040, 3 letters of recommendation, Official Transcript, and list of extracurricular activities required. 

Jan. 25, 2019

2019 EngineerGirl Writing Contest

$100 - $500

The High School category is open to individual girls and boys in grades 9-12.  Submit an original, fictional story in which the main character is a female who uses engineering skills to solve a problem in 1500 words or less.   Go online for more details regarding submission and to enter at:

Feb. 1, 2019


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Up to $30,000

Graduating seniors planning to enroll at an accredited 4-year college/university with a dedication to community service and financial need.  Required:  U.S. Citizen, minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading, or a composite ACT score of 21; 1 letter of recommendation; senior photo.

Feb. 1, 2019

McDonald’s HACER Scholarship

$5,000 - $100,000

Graduating seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college/university full-time in 2019.  Required:  U.S. resident, Minimum 3.0 GPA, transcript, personal statement, letter of recommendation, list of community service projects, FAFSA, and have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.

Feb. 4, 2019

Bezos Scholar Program

A week in Aspen, CO leadership program

For current Juniors who demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and leadership.  Required: online application, essay, confirmation of support from school principal, and nomination of an educator to participate.  More details at:

Feb. 8, 2019

WACE Scholarship

$6,000 renewable

Graduating seniors applying to one of the WACE Scholarship Partner institutions (includes Johnson & Wales, Drexel, and more).  Min. 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 200-word essay.  Meet other merit scholarship criteria on the application.

Feb. 15, 2019

Raincross Master Chorale Scholarship

$500 - $1,000 renewable

Graduating seniors planning to enroll in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university and be a music major or minor with a voice emphasis and a goal of a career in music.  Selection by audition in March, winners to perform solo at the Chorale’s spring concert on April 28, 2019.

Feb. 15, 2019

TheDream.US National Scholarship

Up to $14,500 or $29,000

Graduating seniors planning to enroll at a community college or one of the 75 partner 4-year colleges throughout the U.S. who have a current DACA or TPS authorization.  GPA and test scores considered but emphasis placed on community service and overcoming challenges.

Feb. 28, 2019

CA Assoc. of Winegrape Growers

$2,000 - $8,000 renewable

Graduating seniors planning to attend a California Community College, CSU or UC in any subject area whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California vineyard during the 2018-19 growing season.  Required:  Official Transcript, copy of SAT or ACT a scores, letter of recommendation, 500 word essay per prompt on application form.

Mar. 8, 2019

U.S. National Peace Essay Contest

$2,500 and all-expense paid trip to D.C.

Students in grades 9-12 attending a public, private, or parochial school and whose parent is not in the Foreign Service.  Write a 1,000-1,250-word essay per prompt.  See specific essay requirements and study guide for essay at:

Mar. 15, 2019

PONY League Alumni Scholarship


Graduating seniors who have played at least 2 years on a PONY affiliated baseball or softball team for at least 2 years prior to application.  Required:  100 word essay; SAT or ACT test results; Copy of college acceptance letter, notarized letter of PONY league participation; 2 letters of recommendation, Official Transcript.

May 1, 2019

FIDM CTE Scholarships


For Juniors and Seniors planning to attend FIDM and currently taking a CTE class in TV/Video Production, Retail Sales & Marketing, or related fields.  Scholarships available for full 1-yr tuition.


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Up to $1,000

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