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Money is out there, it’s up to you to go and get it!

                       December 19, 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 recommending person 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.


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

CrossLites Scholarship

$150 –


Open to any high school or college student.  No minimum GPA or test score require- ments.  Required:  400 to 600-word essay on a Christian religious topic and application.  Finalists must submit an Official Transcript.

Dec. 31, 2018

Imagine America Scholarships


(5 awards available)

Graduating seniors planning to attend a trade/vocational school in the U.S.  Required:  Minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, demonstrate voluntary community service during senior year.

Dec. 31, 2018

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

$10,000 - $40,000

Graduating seniors planning to enroll in an accredited 4-year college/university for fall 2019 who demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Required:  minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, U.S. Citizen, letter of recommendation.

Jan. 4, 2019

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

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Up to $40,000

Graduating Black/African-American seniors planning to attend a 4-year U.S. college or university in any major who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community service activities, and demonstrate financial need.  Required:  completed application, official transcript, SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendation.

Jan. 9, 2019

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, or legal permanent resident; Minimum 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 Scale; FAFSA, letter of recommendation, financial need.

Jan. 10, 2019

MVC - RCCD Foundation Scholarships


For seniors admitted to MVC, RCC, or NC and who have a RCCD student email address.  Required:  letter of recommendation, transcript, essay.

Jan. 11, 2019

U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship


Graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in fall 2019.  Required:  U.S. citizenship, personal statement, financial statement, letters of reference, transcript.

Jan. 11 2019

Greater Riverside Dollars for Scholars


Graduating seniors planning to enroll in an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or trade school and demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit, and have participated in community service and school activities during their high school years.  Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA, 100-200 word essay on educational/career goals, 100+ word essay on any unusual circumstances, complete online Student Profile and Application at:

Jan. 18, 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


Up to $10,000

For graduating seniors, 16+, enrolling in an eligible college/university (many, including CSUs, UCs, Cal Baptist, etc.) in fall 2019.  Submit an entry through and follow the instructions.

Jan. 31, 2019

Riverside County Assoc. of Educational Office Professionals


Graduating seniors who have applied to an accredited institution of higher education for fall 2019.  Required:  “C” average or better, U.S. Citizen and Riverside County resident, completed application, 1-page biographical essay per prompt, 3 letters of recommendation, Official Transcript.

Jan. 31, 2019

Professional Business Women of California

Up to $10,000

For high school women seniors and California residents who will be attending an accredited college or university  in 2019 who demonstrate excellence in leadership, community building, unique academic or work achievements and potential for future success through goal setting.  Required: Personal Essay, 3 letters of recommendation, attend April 23rd San Francisco conference with parent if chosen as one of the winners.

Jan. 31, 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

Delta Theta Chi Sorority National Scholarship


Graduating senior planning to enroll in an accredited college or university, evidence of financial need, high academic average.  Required:  completed application, official transcript, SAT or ACT scores, 1 letter of reference.  Applications in the C&CC or at:

Feb. 1, 2019

Riverside, CA Alumni of the Silhouettes


Graduating female Seniors enrolling in an accredited college or university in fall 2019 with exceptional leadership and dedication to community service.   African-American young women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Required:  Official Transcript, minimum 3.0 GPA, list of community service and extracurricular activities, essay per prompt.

Feb. 5, 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, 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

California Alarm Association Scholarship

$1,000 - $4,000

Graduating seniors attending an accredited college or university in fall 2019 whose parent is a first responder (police, firefighter, paramedic, EMT).  Required:  Official Transcript, SAT or ACT scores, college acceptance letter, resumé, letter of recommendation, proof of parent’s occupation, essay per prompt, community service form.

Mar. 8, 2019

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship


(renewable for total  $40,000)

For graduating seniors majoring in engineering and computer science, who demonstrate financial need, from underrepresented groups including women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, and first-generation college students.  Applicants will be evaluated on academics, personal experiences, and extra-curricular activities.

Opens Jan. 15, closes Mar. 12, 2019

Cabrillo Civic Club Scholarship


Graduating seniors, must be of Portuguese descent and a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident planning to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or trade school.  Other requirements:  Minimum 3.5 weighted GPA, have participated in 3 extra-curricular activities, 3 letters of recommendation, 250+ word essay.

Mar. 15, 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

2019 Steps for Change Scholarship


For graduating seniors apply to a college or university for fall 2019, with legal U.S. status.  Required:  Minimum 3.5 GPA, Official Transcript, 1 letter of recommendation, a one- minute video answering the question: “How would you value yourself?”

Apr. 15, 2019

Design a Better Future Scholarship


For graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university in fall 2019.  No minimum GPA but students must design and work on a community improvement project using the checklist as a guide.  Deadline for project feedback is Mar. 23, 2019.

Apr. 28, 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

Going Merry Scholarship Matches


Free scholarship matching website.  Once you sign up and fill out a profile you get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.



Up to $1,000

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