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First 10 California scholarships:

Amount:
$1000-$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 17
This scholarship is for Hispanic high school seniors or community college transfers who enroll at a 4-year college or university. Applicants must have: Have a GPA of 3.5 higher. Major in science, engineering, or business. Have a history of community service. May be renewable based on available funding.
Contact:
Orange County Community Foundation 4041 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 510 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (949) 553-4202 Fax: (949) 553-4211 www.oc-cf.org
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
January 17
Must participate in community service to the Asian Pacific American Community, demonstrate financial aid, have overcome adversity, academic merit and plan to practice law in Southern California.
Contact:
P.O. BOX 71961 Los Angeles, California 90071 or E-mail: info@jabaonline.org Website: www.jabaonline.org
Amount:
$1000-$7000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 17
For high school seniors of Hispanic descent with a minimum 3.5 GPA, who have been accepted into an accredited 4 or 5-year program in Architecture or Engineering; or for Community College transfer students with a minimum 3.2 GPA who have been accepted into an accredited program in Architecture or Engineering. Scholarship may be renewable based on academic performance. Must be a Resident of Orange County, California.
Contact:
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Orange County Community Foundation 4041 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 510 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Michelle Abril Education and Scholarship Officer (949) 553-4202 mabril@oc-cf.org
Amount:
$1,000 to $2,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
January 19
This scholarship is for OC Dream Act/ AB 540 community college transfers with a 2.5 GPA or higher who will enroll at a 4-year college or university. May be renewable based on available funding.
Contact:
Claudia Montesano Hispanic Education Endowment Fund 30 Corporate Park, Suite 410 Irvine, CA 92606 (949) 553-4202 ext. 46 Inquiries can be forwarded to: Juan Francisco Lara, HEEF Chair email: lara@heef.org cell phone: 1-626-390-0176
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 19
This scholarship provides support for victims of domestic violence in their quest to achieve personal freedom, physical safety, and economic independence through education. Scholarships are for educational attainment at a 2- or 4-year college or University, certified vocational training program, or other educational curricula approved by Human Options.
Contact:
Orange County Community Foundation 30 Corporate Park, Suite 410 Irvine, CA 92606 Website: www.oc-cf.org Contact: Claudia Montesano Program Officer 949.553.4202 ext. 46
Amount:
Meritus Scholars are awarded $14,000 scholarships which is disbursed over the course of 4 years.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 20
Meritus welcomes seniors graduating from San Francisco high schools with plans to attend a four-year college to apply. You are eligible if you: Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 %u2013 3.7 (unweighted) Demonstrate financial need Plan to attend a four-year accredited college Demonstrate an outstanding personal record of achievement as determined by: Academic preparation to succeed in college Ability to overcome challenges and a desire to succeed Quality involvement with others via work, school, family, and community Focus and purpose in pursuing higher education en route to post-graduate goals
Contact:
Meritus College Fund P. O. Box 29024 San Francisco, CA 94129-0024 Phone: (415) 400-8650 Fax: (415) 561-6495 E-mail: info@meritusfund.org Url: meritusfund.org/
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
January 21st
Open high school seniors interested in any aspect of law enforcement. Must be residents of Orange County.
Contact:
If you have any questions about the Orange County Community Foundation Scholarship, please contact our associate, Ms. Michelle Abril. Should you have any questions or wish to know more about the OCCF and HEEF on-line application, please contact her or Dr. Juan Francisco Lara Michelle Abril, Scholarship Associate Chair Email: mabril@oc-cf.org Contact #: (949) 553-4202 Website: www.oc-cf.org Juan Francisco Lara, Ph.D., HEEF Chair Email: lara@heef.org Contact #: (626) 390-0176 HEEF Orange County Foundation 4041 McArthur Boulevard, Suite 510 Newport Beach, CA 92660
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Jan 31
Open to full-time law student at ABA-approved law school in California. Students must have originally graduated from a high school in Santa Barbara County, CA and plan to be a full-time law student. Personal interview will be required.
Contact:
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara P. O. Box 3620 Santa Barbara, CA 93130 Telephone: (805) 687-6065 Fax: (805) 687-6031 Email: info@sbscholarship.org Website: www.sbscholarship.org
Amount:
Fellowship up to $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31
Awarded to students currently enrolled in a graduate program who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Students must be connected to the Monterey Peninsula and have the intent to return or remain in the local area.
Contact:
Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation Post Office Box 89 Pebble Beach, California 93953-0089 Telephone/ Fax (831) 625.1175 Email: clarkfoundation@redshift.com Website: www.theclarkfoundation.org
Amount:
$2000 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31
With the help of college advisors at high schools in the Greater Los Angeles area and New York City, the Milken Scholars Program identifies outstanding students who will graduate by June of 2016. These students are nominated for the Program based on the following criteria: Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (unweighted) or 90% in all academic high school subject areas; Minimum composite SAT I Reasoning score of 1850 with results submitted for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing, or a minimum ACT score of 28 (This score may be a combination from multiple sittings); Active participation in community service activities; A record of leadership; Financial or Other Obstacles; Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection; and United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Students nominated by their college advisers to participate in the Program must complete a rigorous selection process that includes completion of a five-page application, as well as submission of letters of recommendation, high school transcripts and a financial aid profile. Finalists are then selected and invited to interview. Milken Scholars are eligible to receive a range of resources that includes: An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college; Ongoing academic and career-related counseling; Assistance with career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities; and A graduate fund, which assists students as they prepare for the world of work or graduate school. Milken Scholars must commit to attend all annual program activities (expenses paid), including a three-day Summit, and maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate college careers. Scholars are also encouraged to participate in community service activities in their home and/or school community.
Contact:
Milken Scholars Program 1250 Fourth Street, 4th Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401 Phone: (800) 654-5675 Fax: (310) 570-4751 Website: www.milkenscholars.org E-mail: milkenscholars@mff.org