"It always seems impossible until it is done."
Mathew Bobby Ybarra was a motivated student and athlete, set to attend Sac State in the nursing program. Mathew was family-oriented and was a role model for many both older and younger than him. He believed in helping others and giving back to the community through volunteering his time. Mathew was an exceptional student, athlete, son, brother, and uncle who has left a legacy that will last a lifetime. This scholarship has been set up in Mathew’s memory in order for Ben Holt students to fulfill his dream of college attendance.
All Ben Holt Student have a Going Merry account, where they are encouraged to search and apply for scholarships. Going Merry is a free scholarship application platform that helps make college affordable for all. Students can find and apply to scholarships directly from our website. Best of all, counselors can track and support their students’ applications. Log in today to update your account or to search for scholarships.
Stockton Unified School District puts together a catalog each year that specifically showcases local scholarships. We always encourage students to apply for local scholarships, as they tend to have a better chance a winning opposed to national scholarships. Check out the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. And remember... Ben Holt is considered Lodi Unified!
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
- Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020)
- Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
- Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021
- Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
- If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense
- Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
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San Joaquin Farmers Bureau
Grantham University is an accredited online university that serves to maximize your potential through education that is affordable and flexible. With a choice of 50+ degree and certificate programs that align with today's marketplace needs, you'll learn from industry experts across business, healthcare, nursing, criminal justice, computer science and technology. And to reduce the time and tuition necessary to graduate, we'll evaluate prior college coursework, training and experience for credit.
2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Find a union apprenticeship here! A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands and are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years (depending on selected trade).
Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive, need-based scholarship program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who have demonstrated the potential for sustainable leadership, community awareness, and involvement.
Check out these
www.uncf.org - United Negro College Fund
www.collegefund.org - American Indian College Fund
www.indian-affairs.org - Association on American Indian Affairs
www.hsf.net - Latino Scholarships
www.latinocollegedollars.org - Latino Scholarships
www.hispanicfund.org - Latino Scholarships
www.maldef.org - Latino Scholarships
www.todaysmilitary.org - Military Scholarships
www.thecollegeexpo.org - National College Resources Foundation
www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships - Recovery Village Health Care
While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way - particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check.
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors. Starting 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.
WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN
Inspired by his desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, Wendy's founder Dave Thomas launched the Wendy's High School Heisman Program in 1994. Wendy's has honored more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy's values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000 these scholarships may be for you.
Scholarships for Juniors
High school juniors are eligible to receive scholarships open to all high school students, but also ones that are specifically designated for juniors, such as The Hamilton Award. Others, like the Penguin Publishing Group's Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, are open to upperclassmen. Therefore, with the plentiful scholarships, there's a large range of scholarships to be won - from $500 to $100,000, high school juniors can secure funding for their college education a year prior to graduation!
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Top scholarship websites:
Cappex has a large scholarship database and they’re not afraid to brag a bit: “We’ve Got More Than $11 Billion in Scholarships.” Registering can be tedious, but you’ll be glad you took the time to get personalized results. Cappex sets itself apart with its “What Are My Chances” tool, which attempts to calculate the odds that you’ll get into a certain college before you apply.
Over the years, Chegg has expanded from its humble beginnings as an online textbook store to become a well-rounded education resource. It acquired scholarship match service Zinch in 2011 and now hosts scholarships totaling over $1 billion. Its interface is simple and the mandatory sign-up process is well worth the time. What’s more, it has a “top scholarship picks this week” category, which highlights opportunities you may have otherwise missed. And on top of the scholarships, Chegg offers homework help, tutoring, test prep, internships and textbooks.
Despite its somewhat unusual interface, Collegenet has an impressive number of scholarships. You can search by keyword or create a personalized profile to get filtered results. From there, you can create, manage and save lists that you can return to later. Scholarships are listed by their award amounts, with the highest payout listed first.
Fastweb, a subsidiary of Monster, hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that amount to more than $3.4 billion dollars. And it’s all so well organized! The search platform’s filters make it hard not to find exactly what you’re looking for. You must fill out a profile to get started, but the profile helps match you with scholarships most likely to suit your needs.
Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is one of the easiest sites to navigate. It’s neatly organized into categories that make it simple to start finding and applying for scholarships. You can browse by categories – including, but not limited to, sports, interest area, career and major — but it can be tricky to filter outside of these preset groupings. Still, with no required sign-up and a user-friendly design, Niche is a simple and powerful resource.
Peterson’s is a one-stop scholarship resource — not that we recommend this strategy — with a number of great (and free!) resources. The site boasts $10 billion in scholarship awards and has an impressive collection of articles, test prep resources and more. But it’s not just a stockpile of scholarships. It also has the tools and tips you need to start your search — and its search filters make navigation simple. Filling out a very short survey allows you to adjust the filters as you go, which gives you more control than sites that require extensive profiles to get started.
Scholarship Monkey offers three search options: personalized search, search by keyword and lists of scholarships. Results from any of these searches can then be further filtered by college, but unfortunately not by any other criteria.
Scholarships.com’s tagline says it all: “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.” It’s one of the largest databases and is updated daily. You can browse by category, but if you really want to navigate the extensive list of opportunities, you’ll need to make a profile.
As with all of the best resources, The College Board offers much more than an extensive list of scholarships. It also has test prep, articles and college search tools, among others. And its “scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs” totals nearly $6 billion. Added bonus: While you’re perusing the site you can prepare for the SAT!
Like Peterson’s, Unigo has plenty to offer beyond just scholarships, including jobs, internships, college profiles and rankings, articles and a textbook store. When it comes to scholarships, the site offers both profile-based matching as well as easy-to-browse categories.