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Scholarships for the 2020/2021 School Year

Scholarships due in JANUARY, 2021

Name: P.E.O Scholarship

Website to Apply: https://www.peocalifornia.org/

Deadline: Your application packet (envelope) with all required documents must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2021.

Eligibility:

  • All P.E.O. California scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. Application forms are available onlinePlease see their website for more details.

  • NEED BASED

Name: Mensa US Scholarship

Website to Apply: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarships/

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Eligibility:

1) Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

2) Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

MERIT BASED

Name: eQuality Scholarship

Amount: $6,000

Website to Apply: www.equalityscholarship.org

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Be a resident of or attend a high school/community college in northern or central California;

  • have completed or complete high school (or equivalent) or community college between July 1 2016 and June 30 2021; and

  • Plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2021.

  • MERIT BASED

Name: InspirASIAN Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://inspirasian.us/programs/scholarship-program/

Deadline: January 31, 2021 11:59PM

Eligibility:

  • Full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum unweighted cumulative GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in Fall 2021.

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

  • Residents of one of the following states where we currently have participating InspirASIAN chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

MERIT BASED

Scholarships due in FEBRUARY, 2021

Name: Asian Pacific Funds Scholarship Programs

Amount: $20,000 (500 available)

Website to Apply: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/

Deadline: February - March 2021

Eligibility:

  • ) Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;

  • B) Are the first in their families to attend college;

  • C) Are representative of the APIA community's diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and

  • D) Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

  • NEED AND MERIT BASED

Name: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Amount: $10,000

Website to Apply: https://www.smeef.org/sme-education-foundation-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligibility:

A) Must be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolling as part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student, attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States or Canada for the next fall term.

B) Scholarships are only available to citizens of the U.S. and territories, citizens of Canada, students with permanent residency status in the U.S. (i.e. green card) or Canada, or applicants with a U.S. or Canadian student visa.

C) Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or 70 on a 100 point (%) scale. Most scholarships have a minimum GPA of 3.0/80.

D) Must be pursuing a degree in a qualifying major

MERIT BASED

Name: Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Amount: $30,000 over 4 years

Website to Apply: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM107136-&rid=47734039

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Need based and Merit based

Name: HACER National Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHACER

Deadline: February 3, 2021 11:59pm

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.

  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.

  • Must be less than 21 years of age.

  • Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

  • Must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.

    • Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; student applicants may be of any race. Applicants must be from a family that came from at least one of these countries/territories: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela.

NEED BASED

Name: University Club Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000 per year for 4 years! ($20,000 scholarship!)

How to Apply:

  • Email your completed resume and include GPA (weighted and unweighted), household income and family size, and if you applied for the FAFSA, list your EFC, which can be found on your student aid report. This information should be added to your resume.

  • Submit a short essay 250-500 words on the following topics:

    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

    • Tell us briefly about how you spent last summer between junior and senior year in high school.

Please email your material to Ms. Yazdani at jessica.yazdani@mvla.net. Three students will be nominated to move onto the next round.

Deadline: February 12th, 2021 by 3:30pm

Eligibility:

  • Student must have financial need.

  • Student should have demonstrated leadership and interest in contributing to the community or to their school.

  • GPAs are considered. Focus is on A-/B+ students.

  • Work experience is desirable.

  • First in family to attend college is a plus

  • Student must be a US citizen or be a Legal Permanent Resident.

NEED BASED

Name: Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

How to Apply: You can email Ms. Yazdani your short essay response and resume. This is a guaranteed scholarship to one MVLA student worth $1,500

Please submit a short essay not exceeding 300 words on one of the following topics.

1.) Who or what has been most significant in shaping your career plans?

Why?

2.) What changes would you propose for your community to make it a

better place in which to live? How could you help?

3.) What do you believe is the most significant challenge for education over

the next decade? What should be done?

Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 3:30pm to College and Career Center

Eligibility:

  • MUST BE ACCEPTED TO A 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • MUST BE ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

  • They are looking for students who have done well academically and also have completed extra curricular activities, whether that be sports, volunteering, community service, or working. Additionally, they are looking for honors, awards, and leadership.

  • Must have a valid social security card

MERIT BASED

Name: Amazon Future Engineer

Amount: $40,000

Website to Apply: https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/Scholarship

Deadline: February 18, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Example courses include:

  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles

  • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program

  • Other High School course where only Computer Science is taught

  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Name: Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara Valley

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: https://www.swescv.com/scholarships

Deadline: February 20, 2021

Eligibility: Entering College Freshman in the Fall 2020

  1. Community College Student in the Fall 2020

  2. Undergraduate Student, Continuing in the Fall 2020

  3. Re-entry College Student in the Fall 2020

  4. Graduate Student in Masters Program (not PhD or DE programs) in the Fall 2020

  5. Both Merit and Need scholarships available

Name: Vegetarian Resources Group Scholarship

Amount: Two $5,000 and one $10,000 scholarships

Website to Apply: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Deadline: February 20, 2021

Eligibility: Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only)

MERIT BASED

Name: Society of Women Engineers

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: https://form.jotform.com/200548890362155

Deadline: February 21, 2021

Eligibility:

  • High school seniors, college, and graduate students who identify as female and are pursuing a BS or MS in engineering or computer science full-time at accredited universities (ABET or CSAB) are eligible for SWE SCV scholarships.

MERIT and NEED BASED

Name: The Mountain View - Los Altos Community Round-table Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: Start the application at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/67702-Lacf-Community-Foundation

Deadline: 11:59PM February 25, 2021

Eligibility: Varies for each scholarship. This ONE scholarship application determines if you will be eligible for the following scholarships:

• Rotary Club of Mountain View

• Kiwanis Club of Mountain View

• MVLA Scholars (a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation)

• Quota International Club of Mountain View/Los Altos

• Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

Financial need is considered but not a requirement for the scholarships

scholarships due in March, 2021

Name: Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Ranges between $2,500

Website to Apply: http://www.osiaca.org/Scholarships/How-To-Apply

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian decent

  • Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2021

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Tri Counties Bank Scholars

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://www.tcbk.com/about/community/scholarship-assistance

Deadline: March 10, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Displayed outstanding achievements in academics, community service, and/or business entrepreneurship during high school career

  • Be an undergraduate student the fall semester following high school graduation

  • MERIT BASED and NEED BASED scholarships available

Name: Italian Catholic Federation

Amount: $4000

Website to Apply: https://www.icf.org/

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Total GPA of 3.2

  • and meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2:

    • 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California

    • 2) If either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where branches of the Federation are established - membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2

Name: Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $2,0000

Website to Apply: http://bayareagardenersscholarshipfoundation.com/main/scholarship/

Deadline: March 19, 2021

Eligibility: Must be the first one in your immediate family to attend college

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following California counties: Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

  • Reside OR attend an educational institution in one of the above counties

  • College and Undergraduate students must: be enrolled as full-time or part-time students when applying.

  • Graduate students must be enrolled in graduate school.

  • All majors and graduate fields are accepted. Emphasis on STEM majors

Name: Korean American Community Foundation

Amount: an award of $10,000 which will be awarded $2,500 per year and renewable up to 4 years.

Website to Apply: https://kacfsf.org/karen-ha-scholarship/

Deadline: March 24, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year public college or university in California in the upcoming academic year

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Korean ethnicity (at least 50%)

  • Documented financial need

  • Residency: Applicant must reside in one of five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Transfer student applicants must currently be attending a community college in one of these five counties.

  • Undocumented students with DACA status are eligible to apply; International students are not eligible to apply

  • In order to qualify for renewal, scholarship recipients must submit a renewal application annually, continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher each academic year, and be in good community standing

  • Merit or Need-Based: NEED BASED

Name: Mountain View Sister City Affiliation Scholarship

Amount: $500

How to Apply: See attached application. Email your completed application to the address provided ->

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Eligibility:

  • That is a student at any High School within the boundaries of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.

  • Lives in the City of Mountain View, Los Altos, or Los Altos Hills

  • Will attend an accredited institution of higher learning. If you receive the scholarship

  • you will need to provide proof of enrollment to an accredited institution of higher

  • learning, prior to the distribution of scholarship funds.

  • Merit and Cultural Engagement Based.

MVSC Scholarship Application 2021.doc

Scholarships due in April, 2021

Name: Vivienne S. Camp Scholarship

Amount: $30,763 ($7,690.75 paid per year)

Website to Apply: See application ->

Deadline: Part A is due before Friday April 2nd, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Family’s permanent resident is within one of our service area:

  • Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara counties

  • Has earned a minimum 3.50 GPA

  • Has significant financial need to afford a California public/private college

  • Has performed significant volunteer service or has worked throughout high school

  • Exhibit a strong history of Jewish communal involvement

Vivienne Camp nomination form2021.docx

Scholarships due in May, 2021

Name: IVisa Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Website to Apply: https://www.ivisa.com/visa-blog/ivisa-annual-scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or the equivalent to a 2.5 GPA. Check the equivalence table for different grading systems.

  • Be a student at the time of application and on the 20th of May, 2021.

Merit or Need-Based: Merit

Scholarships that do not require U.S. Citizenship (AB 540 eligible!)

Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Amount: 150 scholarships worth $20,000

How to Apply: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=47734039

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020 5:00pm Eastern Time

Eligibility:

  • Current high school/home-schooled students attending a school in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2020-2021 academic school year

  • U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

  • Merit Based

Immigrants Rising Website - List of Scholarships that don't Require U.S. Citizenship:

Name: Golden Doors Scholars

Amount: TBD

Website to Apply: https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now

Deadline: October 25, 2020 11:59pm EST

Eligibility: Applicants must have DACA, TPS or be undocumented, meaning currently not have lawful status in the US

  • Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding

Note: if you are a current US citizen or permanent resident, you are not eligible to apply. If you are a visa holder, please elaborate on your visa type and whether you are eligible to receive federal funding and/or in-state tuition in your application below. If you aren’t sure whether you’re eligible, email info@goldendoorscholars.org


Name: Immigrants Rising

Amount: $1,000 - $7,000

Website to Apply: https://immigrantsrising.org/financial-support/scholarship-fund/

Deadline: March

Eligibility:

  • Region: California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Yolo County)

  • Graduated from a San Francisco Bay Area high school OR enrolled or planning to enroll in San Francisco Bay Area college or university

  • Demonstrate academic preparation and community/ extracurricular involvement

  • Be foreign-born and demonstrate financial need

  • GPA requirement: 3.3 for high school

NEED AND MERIT BASED

Scholarships with Expired Deadlines

Name: Ron Brown Scholar Program

Amount: $10,000

Website to Apply: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/application-timeline

Deadline: January 9, 2021

Eligibility: Must be Black/African American.

  • Must excel academically.

  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

  • Must participate in community service activities.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

  • NEED BASED

Name: Foot locker Scholar Athletes

Amount: $20,000

Website to Apply: https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/about-the-scholarship

Deadline: January 8, 2021

Eligibility:

A) Be entering college in the Fall of 2021 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree;

B) Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.

C) Have a minimum GPA of 3.0;

D) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win);

E) Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

MERIT BASED

Name: GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: $10,000 renewable for up to 3 years!

Website to Apply: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

Deadline: January 5, 2021

Eligibility:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;

  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);

  • be citizens of the United States of America;

  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and

  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

  • MERIT BASED

Name: NRA Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 - 4 awards available

Website to Apply: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9222/nra_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.td2cxqLZ.dpbs

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the academic year, including home-schooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. For example, a previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

  • BASED ON ESSAY SUBMISSION

Name: AXA Achievement Scholarship

Amount: $25,000

Website to Apply: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/axa_achievement_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.ZU8N5gCZ.dpbs

Deadline: December 15, 2020 or when 10k applications have been received(52 awards available)

Eligibility:

  • quitable Excellence award winners come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but are united by their drive, determination, and strong character.

  • Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must:

  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service

  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.

  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico

  • MERIT BASED

Name:Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

Amount: $3,500

Website to Apply: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

Deadline: December 6, 2020

Eligibility: Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021

  • 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 2021-2022

  • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)

  • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory

  • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Lamber - Goodnow Scholarships

Amount: $1,000 - 7 awards available

Website to Apply: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12176/lamber_goodnow_scholarships_scholarship.php#sthash.KeUaQQAw.dpbs

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Eligibility: 7 different scholarships available, please see website about for eligibility!

Name: Semper Fidelis All-Americans Program

Amount: TBD

Website to Apply: https://sfaap.marines.com/

Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Eligibility:

Be a Junior in High School

▪ Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent

▪ Be active in community service

▪ Play a competitive team sport

▪ Hold a student or community leadership position

  • Students will be selected for the program based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens.

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9600/dr_juan_andrade_jr_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.gJNQWD0L.dpbs

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020

Eligibility:Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshman, sophmores, and juniors up to age 25

  • NEED BASED

Name: Elks National Foundation Scholarship

Amount: See website below for award amounts.

Website to Apply: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Deadline: November 15th, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Good Tidings Community Service

Amount: $10,000

Website to Apply: www.goodtidings.org or this link: https://smr.to/p58795

Deadline: November 6, 2020 at 6PM

Eligibility: low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. 10 scholarships for $10,000 to each winner.

  • High school senior graduating in 2021

  • Resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo

  • Submit a completed GT Community Service Application found on https://goodtidings.org/scholarship/

  • NEED BASED

Name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: https://apply.jkcf.org/register/notify-educator?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=47734039 Sign up to receive updates. Apply exclusively through the Common App

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Eligibility: High-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from a four-year college

MERIT BASED

Name: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition and mandatory fees up to $30,000 per year

  • Year-round salary while attending college

  • Housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)

  • Paid time off / health & life insurance / federal retirement plan

Website to Apply: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

Deadline: Sep. 1st - Oct. 31, 2020

Eligibility: You must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.

  • The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

  • Applicants should have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • You must be a high school senior at the time of application.

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, program requirements have changed. In lieu of SAT/ACT test scores and AP/IB exam scores, high school transcripts must show a minimum of one physics or calculus course, and a combination of two courses (minimum) of computer science, computer programming or engineering.

  • You MUST be majoring in either Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering.

  • You must submit your online application during the application period.

  • *By participating in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, you are agreeing to work for NSA for at least 1.5 times the length of study upon graduation.

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Horatio Alger Association

Amount: $10,000

How to Apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/?SFMC_cid=EM206130-&rid=47734039

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

  • Be a United States citizen

  • NEED BASED

Name: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: State winners will receive $250. Two National Winners will receive $5,000, and be invited to Washington DC to attend continental congress

How to Apply: Please respond to the following prompt and submit it to Ms. Yazdani in the CCC no later than October 7, 2019 by 2:00pm pm. Your response should be no more than 250 words. Please note that this is the first step of the process. Once you apply, if you are selected to move on to the next round, there will be additional requirements.

"Describe briefly why you feel the four qualities of a DAR Good Citizen: Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism are important and how you have tried to exhibit those qualities in your life and in your relationships with others?"

Deadline: October 7, 2020 by 2:00pm

Eligibility: Must have qualities of dependability, (truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality), Service (Cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility) and Patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) U.S. citizenship not required. They are looking for students with good grades and activities or extra-curriculars.

Merit Based

Name: The Dream U.S. National Scholarship

Amount: $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree at a partner college

Website to Apply: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/apply-national-scholarship/

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Have graduated or will graduate with a high school or GED diploma or a community college associate degree by the end of the 2020 Spring term

  • Have a current DACA or TPS authorization or you meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria

  • You must qualify for in-state tuition* at one of our public Partner Colleges (or are admitted to one of our private Partner Colleges).

  • Have significant unmet financial need.

Need Based.

Name: QuestBridge. College Match Scholarship Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge's partner colleges with a full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each. Their college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship.

Amount: Full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each

Website to Apply: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/how-to-apply

Deadline: September 29, 2020

Eligibility: Click here for eligibility.

  • Need Based.

Name: Cal Alumni Association - The Achievement Award Program

Amount: $6,000 per year and a laptop

Website to Apply: https://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarships/achievement-award-program

Deadline: Application will open in spring

Eligibility:

  • Gross family income of $86,000 or less

  • Must me AB540 Eligible

  • Completed high-school, GED or community college transfer requirements in California, please note this is regardless of immigration status

  • Submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by May 1, 2019. Need Based.

Name: Deborah Dexter Scholarship - New American

Amount: $1,000 to 4 MVHS seniors. Guaranteed Scholarship

How to Apply: Please complete the attached application ->

Please do not staple or do double sided! Submit your response to Ms. Yazdani in the College and Career Center by 4:00pm.

Deadline: March 18, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who was not born in the U.S., but who is in the process of attaining, has recently attained, or hopes to attain U.S. citizenship. The selected candidate will have strong academic work ethic, a high motivation to succeed, a commitment to the community, and compassion for others. Country of citizenship is not relevant. 2.5 unweighted GPA in grades 10-12 is required. Please submit a copy of your FAFSA EFC page or Dream Act EFC page. If these do not apply, submit a copy of current or previous year's income tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) Both Merit and Need Based.

Dexter scholarship app. 2020.pdf

Name: Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation - Scholarship only for students going to De Anza or Foothill College

Amount: $3,600

How to Apply: If you have a scanner at home, feel free to email me your completed application or simply email me your responses to the questions listed on the application

Deadline: May 15, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: This is a guaranteed scholarship.

  • Every year we have at least 2 students from each high school win this scholarship.

  • They are looking for candidates who have demonstrated academic achievement, community service, and commitment to learning in the face of financial and other obstacles.

  • It is based on your essay response, transcript, and one letter of recommendation.

  • You must be attending either Foothill or De Anza College in order to receive the scholarship. U.S. Citizenship is not required!

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Name: Ellevation Education Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

How to Apply: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ellevationeducation/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpnMk4yVTRZalpsWkdFeiIsInQiOiJRWlpIRG9hSzZsTGFYMTI1YjVCYWlaYWx2Q282YU93aENvQkdlVmZjZndSSUVSOFwva2M1WUlDYXNHcGZpQlwvc1F4eWJTaFwvU1hPdzJ0ekh5S3VUTk9ZUFppTmR1WmlRRTNOWXpBVnZ5UXlQS1dpY2JJQ2R3WkJMUXJPXC83b2Z3MkwifQ%3D%3D

Deadline: March 16, 2020 3:00pm

Eligibility:

  • High school seniors who have been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education.

  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Name: Philippine Professional and Business Society scholarship

Amount: $5,000 will be awarded to the top 7 applicants

Website to Apply: http://ppbsweb.org/scholarship

Deadline: Third Friday of June

Eligibility:

  1. Should have evidence of scholarship ability.

  2. Should show general promise and past achievement.

  3. Having another scholarship should not prevent the award of this scholarship, if sufficient need is shown.

Name: Club Estrella Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://sites.google.com/estrellascholarship.org/scholarship2020/home

Deadline: May 29, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Hispanic students graduating from a high school or community college in Santa Clara County.

  • Applicants must plan to enroll in the upcoming Fall Term at a College or Community College.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

  • Applicants must complete and submit the application online by May 29th, 2020 OR by mail, postmarked by May 29th, 2020.

Need Based.

Name: B. Davis Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Eligibility:

  • There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next

  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Based on your essay submission.

Name: Air Systems Foundation

Amount: $250-$5,000

Website to Apply: Applications can be submitted at www.asifoundation.org.

Deadline: May 5, 2020

Eligibility: Requires an official transcript, most recent SAT or ACT scores, Letters of Recommendation and an essay. Open to seniors in Santa Clara County and who have been accepted into a college.

Name: Barbara Emerich Scholarship

Amount: $750

How to Apply: Submit completed application and required materials to the address listed ->

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Eligibility: Application Criteria and Procedure for $750 Scholarship Award:

• Attends a PTA or PTSA school in Sixth District PTA, and is a current member of the PTA or PTSA. Currently a 2020 high school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college. 2.5 minimum GPA. Has community service/volunteer experience in education/counseling/mentoring/tutoring/preschool or with special needs children

2020 Extended Barbara Emerich Scholarship App.doc

Name: Honmo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

How to Apply: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/honmyo

Deadline: May 4, 2020 5:00pm

Eligibility:

  • Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in Santa Clara County

  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college (Cal State) or university (UC)

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated financial need

NEED BASED

Name: Milton Fisher Scholarship

Amount: A four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 (5k per year)

Website to Apply: www.rbffoundation.org

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Eligibility:

The scholarship is open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen who are:

  • from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.) OR...

  • from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC

Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .

  • a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way

  • a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family

Not merit or need based, however after a winner is chosen, financial background will help in determining the dollar amount.

Name: Italian American Heritage Foundation

Amount: TBA

How to Apply: https://www.iahfsj.org/

Deadline: April 30, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility:

1.Applicant must be of some Italian descent or an IAHF member.

2. Applicant must be graduating this year (Class of 2020) from a Santa Clara County high school or an accredited California Community College.

3. Applicant who is an active IAHF member or the child or grandchild of an active IAHF member is exempt from requirements 1 and 2.

4. Applicant must submit all required items listed in this application packet to the IAH

Name: St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: Download the application at http://www.standrewsumcpaloalto.org/

Deadline: April 24, 2020

Eligibility: Statement of financial need • Quality of essay and recommendations • Community service and leadership background • Member of local community or St. Andrew’s UMC Church • Submission of all application packet components

NEED BADED

Name: Pavan Reddy Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

How to Apply: If you have a scanner at home, feel free to email me your completed application or simply email me your responses to the questions listed on the application.

Deadline: April 21, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: Based on essay responses and financial need. Student must be attending CSU SLO in the fall of 2020. They are looking for students who want to study science or engineering, but those who are not pursuing these majors should still apply and will still be considered.

Pavan Reddy App 2020.pdf

Name: Student Insights Scholarship

Amount: 1 ($500), 2 ($1,000), 10 ($500)

Website to Apply: http://www.student-view.com/

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Eligibility:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score

* NO minimum grade point average

* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork

* NO essays

* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

Name: The AIA Silicon Valley Scholarship program

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Website to Print Application: http://aiasiliconvalley.org/?page=Scholarships&hhSearchTerms=%22scholarship%22

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Legal resident of Santa Clara County

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program leading to a career in architecture on a full-time or part-time basis

  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of two years of college work in required major at the end of the current academic year

  • Previous recipients of this scholarship are eligible

  • Selection of finalists shall be based on the merits of submitted portfolio and materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Merit Based.

Name: San Mateo Credit Union Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Website to Apply: https://www.smcu.org/Community/Programs/Community-Involvement/Scholarships?source=email

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Eligibility:

  • cholarships are available to class of 2020 high school seniors and to 2019 graduates who took a gap year and are enrolling in a college or technical school for the first time

  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and must upload an unofficial transcript and SAT/ACT scores (if applicable)

  • San Mateo Credit Union believes in the philosophy of People Helping People. Tell us about a time when you helped someone in need and explain how creating a culture of giving could impact your community, school, or family.

  • There is no restriction regarding applicants’ county of residence

  • Winners will be recognized at the SMCU Annual Meeting on Thursday May 21, 2020

  • Applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited college or technical school for Fall 2020. If selected as a winner, enrollment will be verified prior to receiving scholarship funds

  • MERIT BASED

Name: Pre-Med Scholarship

Amount: $25,000 paid over 5 years

Website to Apply: https://www.sutterhealth.org/pamf/for-patients/premedscholar-pamf

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Student plans to become a doctor (MD) and selects a college major that will prepare them for this career

  • Be in top 20 percent of class (verified by transcript).

  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance to attend a university (verified by FAFSA, SAR, and parent's tax returns).

  • NEED BASED

Name: Karen Ha Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 (annual award)

How to Apply: https://kacfsf.org/karen-ha-scholarship/

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year public college or university in California in 2020-2021

  • OR: Transfer student from a Bay Area community college planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year public college or university in California in 2020-2021

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Korean ethnicity (at least 50%)

  • Documented financial need

  • Residency: Incoming freshmen must reside in one of the five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Transfer student applicants must currently be attending a community college in one of these five counties.

  • Undocumented students with DACA status are eligible to apply; International students are not eligible to apply.

NEED BASED

Name: Deborah Dexter Engineering Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 to any student who enjoys engineering

How to Apply: Please complete the attached application ->

Please do not staple or do double sided! Submit your response to Ms. Yazdani in the College and Career Center by 4:00pm.

Deadline: March 18, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: A merit based scholarship awarded to a MVHS senior who exemplified excellence in engineering and or a combination of engineering and science. The student must have demonstrated the ability to excel in rigorous and advanced engineering or engineering and science courses. Minimum GPA is 3.5 unweighted 10-12 academic GPA required.

Dexter scholarship app. 2020.pdf

Name: Deborah Dexter Science Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 to a female who enjoys science

How to Apply:

Please complete the attached application ->

Please do not staple or do double sided! Submit your response to Ms. Yazdani in the College and Career Center by 4:00pm.

Deadline: March 18, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: A merit based scholarship awarded to a female MVHS senior who exemplifies excellence in science, and excludes curiosity and passion for science. The student must have demonstrated the ability to excel in rigorous and advanced science courses as well as plan to pursue a career in the science field. Minimum GPA is 3.5 unweighted 10-12 academic GPA required. At least 3 years of science completed.

Dexter scholarship app. 2020.pdf

Name: Deborah Dexter Scholarship - New American

Amount: $1,000 to 4 MVHS seniors. Guaranteed Scholarship

How to Apply: Please complete the attached application ->

Please do not staple or do double sided! Submit your response to Ms. Yazdani in the College and Career Center by 4:00pm.

Deadline: March 18, 2020 4:00pm

Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who was not born in the U.S., but who is in the process of attaining, has recently attained, or hopes to attain U.S. citizenship. The selected candidate will have strong academic work ethic, a high motivation to succeed, a commitment to the community, and compassion for others. Country of citizenship is not relevant. 2.5 unweighted GPA in grades 10-12 is required. Please submit a copy of your FAFSA EFC page or Dream Act EFC page. If these do not apply, submit a copy of current or previous year's income tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) Both Merit and Need Based.

Dexter scholarship app. 2020.pdf

Name: The National League of American Pen Women

Amount: (3) $1,000

Website to Apply: See the hard copy application. You must send all of your materials in one envelope.

Deadline: March 14, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female student in Santa Clara County

  • Include achievements, honors, awards, and goals

  • High School Transcript

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Sample of your work: Art, Music, or Writing/Letters (See application for more details)

  • MERIT BASED

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Name: Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Amount: $5,000 per year, up to $20,000

Website to Apply: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility:

  1. Be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability.

  • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).

  • Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).

  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.

  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

  • Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.

Need Based.

Name: Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Amount: $5,000

Website to Apply: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Grade level: Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2020-21

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

  • Major: engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science

    • Note: those pursuing health careers are not eligible (i.e. physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)

  • Ethnic heritage: Filipino heritage (at least 50%)

  • Financial need

  • Residency:

    • Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo.

    • Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego.

  • NEED BASED

Name: Chi Am Circle

Amount: Up to $5,000

Website to Apply: https://www.chiamcircle.org/service.html#SCH

Deadline: March 8, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Be a high school senior in the current academic year

  • Have a minimum 3.3 unweighted cumulative GPA in high school

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

  • Reside and go to school in Santa Clara County, California or be the child or grandchild of a Chi Am

  • member

  • Be of Asian descent as defined by California Department of Education,

  • http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/es/refaq.asp#q9

  • Be a college-bound in the Fall after your senior year and provide proof of acceptance and enrollment to

  • an accredited two or four-year college (Exception: If you are a special needs student, as defined by

  • Section 504 of the Education Code, you may attend vocational training.)

MERIT BASED

Name: California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation

Amount: Two 4-Year $8,000 scholarships for a UC or CSU and four 2-year $2,000 scholarships available for community colleges.

Website to Apply: cawgfoundation.org

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Only children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California winegrape grower during the current or past growing season are eligible to apply.

  • You must be a currently graduating high school senior.

  • Students currently enrolled in college are not eligible to apply.

NEED AND MERIT BASED

Name: Irval Carter

Amount: $2,000

Website to Apply: See the attached application -> Please submit it to the college and career center in person, thank you!

Deadline: March 11, 2020 4:00pm to the College and Career Center

Eligibility: Personal history, evidence of improvement in academic record, financial need, and future career plans are the most important criteria for this scholarship. Leadership, extracurricular involvement, community service and the example set by the student will also be considered. Citizenship is not required. Need Based.

IrvCarter Scholarship App 2020.pdf

Name: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/

Deadline: March 3, 2020

Eligibility:

  • APPLICANTS MUST BE THE CHILD OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*

  • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps

  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

  • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

  • An incoming college freshman or currently in college

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associates, or certificate

  • Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)

  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.

  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.

Name: Asian Pacific Fund

Amount: $1,000-$20,000

Website to Apply: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Eligibility: There are 10 different scholarships they have on their website. Please see the website fore details!

Name: Project Yellow Light Billboard Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Website to Apply: http://www.projectyellowlight.com/

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Be a high school junior or senior between the ages of 14-20 and create a design for a billboard.

Name: Sons of Italy Western Foundation

Amount: $1,500 for a 4 year and $1,000 for a 2 year college. Three scholarships available.

  • Academic awards for seniors

  • Italian study grants in Italy for high school seniors for summer of 2020

  • Athletic award for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field

Website to Apply: www.osiaca.org

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (Postmarked by this date or submitted online)

Eligibility:

  • Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited trade school, college, university, or community college in fall of 2020

Name: HSF Scholarship

Amount: Ranges between $500-$5,000

How to Apply: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Eligibility:

  • The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors

  • Undergraduate students (all years)

  • Community college students transferring to four year universities

  • Graduate Students

MERIT AND NEED BASED

Name: WACE Scholarship

Amount: $6,000 Merit Scholarship

Website to Apply: www.waceinc.org

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

  • Apply for admission for the 2020-2021 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application

  • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application

  • Must apply to one of the following institutions: Drexel University, Clarkson University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Oswego State University of New York, University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology

MERIT BASED

Name: Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship

Amount: Up to $40,000 paid over 4 years

Website to Apply: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/krishnan?utm_source=brochure&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=schol18

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Graduating high school senior residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County and Santa Cruz County) OR current community college student who graduated from a high school within the five listed counties

  • First generation college student (neither parent earned a four-year college degree), pursuing first undergraduate degree

  • Planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall session

  • Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated involvement in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, paid, etc.)

  • Demonstrated financial need or hardship

  • NEED BASED

Name: Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

Amount: Up to $10,000

Website to Apply: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/ruppert?utm_source=brochure&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=schol18

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Applicant is a "late bloomer" who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college

  • Applicant demonstrates community involvement

  • Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated financial hardship

  • Graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County

  • Planning to enroll or enrolled in two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student

  • United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students)

Need Based.

Name: Reach Youth Scholarship (San Jose State Sports Authority)

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: If you believe you are eligible, email your resume to Ms. Yazdani by 2:00pm on Thursday, February 13th

Deadline: February 13, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Must participate in at least one sanctioned high school athletic activity.

  • must demonstrate community involvement.

  • must show the ability to overcome adversity or obstacles to reach his or her goals.

  • If you are selected to be nominated for this scholarship, you will be required to write an essay based on your experiences.

  • The essay should focus on the obstacles they have overcome and how sports have helped them achieve their goals. Essays will be judged on content, not writing style. Essays should be approximately 500-750 words in length.

Name: California Alarm Association Scholarship

Amount: $25,000

Website to Apply: http://www.caaonline.org/caa-youth-scholarship-2018/

Deadline: April 10, 2020 (post-marked)

Eligibility:

1. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20. He or she must be a graduating high school senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school, located within California. Home-schooled Applicants and those attending military or boarding schools are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be accepted for admission to an accredited four-year college or university, matriculating the following year.

2. Each eligible Applicant must have a father, mother, or natural guardian (“parent”) who meets the following qualifications:

a. The Applicant’s school must be located in California where the parent is a full-time active employee OR within a 100-mile radius of where the parent is a full-time active employee;

b. Parent must be a full-time paid member of a law enforcement or fire department. Parent may also be a volunteer member of a fire department;

c. Parent must be an active duty law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT (public sector). Children of administrative staff do not qualify;

d. Children of DHS, FBI, and other federal employees do not qualify; and

e. Children of reserve, part-time, or retired officers or deceased employees do not qualify.

MERIT BASED

Name: All Star Scholarship Team

Amount: $5,000

Website to Apply: See the attached application

Deadline: Please submit your materials to Ms. Yazdani in the CCC by February 4, 2020 by 3:30pm

Eligibility:

  • College Bound senior

  • Legal Resident

  • Display leadership qualities in the classroom

  • Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic, and community outreach

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA from 10-12th grade

  • MERIT BASED

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Name: Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Amount: $1,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race

Website to Apply: pprize.princeton.edu

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Eligibility:

  1. Significance of your activity and how it promotes racial harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among community members.

  2. They will also consider how important your role was in the activity.

  3. Finally, they will consider the scope and impact of your activity on the community.

MERIT BASED

Name: PFLAG Scholarship

Amount: (5) $6,000 scholarships

How to apply: www.equalityscholarship.org

Deadline: Submit online by January 31, 2020

Eligibility:

  • College-bound seniors who live in San Mateo or Santa Clara.

  • Open to students of any gender identity or sexual orientation, whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for LGBTQ+ persons.

  • MERIT BASED

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Name: Point Scholarship

Amount: Varies based on financial need. Avg per year $10,000.

Website to Apply: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

Deadline: January 28, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2020. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.

  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.

  • Must at least be a senior in HS

NEED BASED

Name: Lipscomb Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

How to apply: Submit your resume and a short response, no more than 350 words, to the following question, "How you want to make a difference in the world after you graduate from college." You need to also include what you're planning on majoring in. If you don't know, you can say that you are undecided. Submit your materials to Ms. Yazdani in the CCC. Please don't submit documents front and back or stapled! Lastly, you must include your household size and family income on your short essay response.

Deadline: January 17, 2020 3:30pm

Eligibility:

-Unweighted 3.6 GPA.

-Looking for students who have been involved, whether that be volunteer, work, extra-curricualrs, etc.

-Need Based

Name: ABODO Scholarship

Amount: $500

Website to Apply: To enter, students need to write about what they are bringing from their hometown to college and why it's important. Students can apply at https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship/

Deadline: Due in August

Eligibility: High School student (18 years old+) who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2019. Based on your essay submission.

Name: The 2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/node/17039

Deadline: due in August

Eligibility: This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student. Merit Based.

Name: ECoing4Dummies Scholarship Academic Studies

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://ecoin4dummies.com/2018/01/24/ecoin4dummies-scholarship/

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Eligibility:

  • High school senior that has been accepted in an accredited university.

  • A current undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited university.

Name: Air Systems Foundation Scholarship

Amount:Ranges between $250-$5,000

Website to Apply: www.asifoundation.org

Deadline: Due in May

Eligibility: Only available to Santa Clara high school seniors, one scholarship per year will be made available to the child of an Air Systems Inc. employee if the child meets all other eligibility requirements. They need a transcript, most recent SAT or ACT scores, academic recommendation letter from at least 3 teachers and 1 counselor, an essay typed, double spaced between 2 and 5 pages, addressing at least 1 the prompts. In addition, they need a photo that represents you and your personality. Merit Based.

Name: Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website to Apply: https://www.drsalemy.com/scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in the United States who have been accepted to and will attend college (either 4-year or community) in the United States, and have an interest in the sciences.

Plastic surgery is the branch of scientific medicine that is dedicated to the reconstruction and repair of the body. It can correct deformities that are a result of accidents, birth defects, or illness, in addition to improving overall aesthetics of the body. Not only is it a science, but plastic surgery is also an art that helps individuals increase their confidence.

One student will be honored with a scholarship award of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), which will be issued to their accepting college

Merit Based

Name: MVHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

Amount: Two scholarships for $1,500

Website to Apply: https://mvhssportsboosters.org/scholarships

Deadline: May 3, 2019 6:00pm

Eligibility: For the fourth year the Boosters will be offering two scholarships to one male and one female graduating MV student athlete. The scholarships are not a Top Scholar athlete award and are open to all graduating senior athletes that will be continuing their education next year. They are looking to support students moving on to 2 yr, 4 yr, trade schools or other occupations that require further education expense. U.S. citizenship is not required. Minimum 2.5 weighted total GPA. You do not have to be a booster club member to apply! Merit Based.

Name: Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority

Amount: $250-$500

How to Apply: Complete application and mail it in! ->

Deadline: Post-marked by April 15, 2019

Eligibility: Female High School Senior with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

• Will attend a junior college, vocational school, or a four-year institution in the fall semester of 2019

• U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency is not a requirement for this scholarship and will not be considered during the application. Need Based

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship Fund 2019[5512].pdf

Name: Ivy Pearls Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000-$1,500

How to Apply: See application ->

Deadline: Postmarked April 13, 2019

Eligibility: Must be from African or African-American descent, must reside in Santa Clara county, minimum GPA of 2.75. Graduating high school senior.

Name: Mountain View Odd Fellows Lodge No. 244 Application

Amount: $1,000

Application: Please complete the application. You will need a transcript with the official stamp, which can be requested from our registrar office. You will also need 3 letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope.

Deadline: Applications must be mailed and postmarked by April 2nd

Eligibility: Any student planning to attend either a community college or 4 year college or a Career Technical school. Need Based.

Name: HENAAC Scholarship

Amount: $500-$10,000

Website to Apply: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities

  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree

  • Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community

  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

Merit Based.

Name: Arab American Institute Youth Scholarship Award

Amount: $500-$1,000

Website to Apply: http://www.aaiusa.org/scholarships_aai

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Eligibility: AAI is looking for candidates who are:

1. Currently enrolled in High School; or as an undergraduate in a college or university program

2. U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents that are of Arab descent

3. Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average verified by either an official or unofficial transcript. Merit Based

Name: Santa Clara County Legal Professions Scholarship

Amount: Two different scholarships. The Marilyn Ott Memorial scholarship is worth $500 and the Eula Mae Jett Scholarship offders students a $2,000 first place and $1,000 second place scholarship.

Website to Apply: http://files.constantcontact.com/631514bb201/a78ae361-3eba-4bce-95de-c342de3f7e1e.pdf

Deadline: Due in March

Eligibility: Applicants shall be restricted to seniors who will have successfully completed high school by the end of June 2018 and will be enrolled in the fall semester immediately following the school year in a college or business school offering a course of study in the legal field. All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California and must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year.

Name: Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award

Amount: $2,000

Website to Apply: https://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarships/leadership-award

Deadline: Due in March

Eligibility: Scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments. Students compete for the scholarship every year, ensuring a diverse and dynamic annual cohort of leaders whose work is relevant and newly inspiring.

  • Demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting academic, work, or community environments

  • Be admitted and enroll at UC Berkeley

  • Interview in June 2017

  • Submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Berkeley by May 1, 2017

Merit-based

Name: Pathfinder Chapter of the American Business Women Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Website to Apply: Check back in February!

Deadline: Due in March

Eligibility: Must be female, a U.S. citizen and reside in Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, East Contra Costa, San Mateo, or San Joaquin Counties, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Merit Based.

Name: San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation

Amount: Varies

Website to Apply: Pick up an application in the college/career center

Deadline: February 8, 2019

Eligibility: A graduating senior at any public high school in the area of interest/influence of the SJSR FDN (San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation), minimum 3.2 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and be a U.S. citizen.

NEED BASED

Name: Moose Lodge Scholarship (Youth Awareness Program)

Amount: $2,000 to $12,000

Website to apply: See application materials and email - Kathychilds@prodigy.net

Deadline to apply: Attend required meeting on December 9, 2018 at the Sunnyvale Moose Lodge, 905 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA. 94086 (Parents are encouraged to attend as well.)

Eligibility: Be a motivated high school student in grades 9-12.

YA-Consent-Form - Sunnyvale (3).pdf
Invitation to YA Congress Dec. 9 - for Students.pdf
YA-Brochure 2018-2019 (1).pdf

Name: Voyager Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Website: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15185/voyager_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.eDBja9aE.dpbs

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Eligibility:

A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Name: Burger King Scholars Program

Amount: $50,000 (10 awards)

Website to Apply: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12666/burger_king_scholars_program_scholarship.php#sthash.hoP9uvNY.dpbs

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2018

Eligibility:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,

  • Be passionate about serving the community, and

  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

MERIT BASED

Name:Oz Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Depends on the amount of financial need.

Website to Apply: http://ozfoundation.com/

Deadline: Due in May

Eligibility: The ideal candidate is someone who is presently attending high school or college and has demonstrated that he or she is capable of college/university work but does not have the financial resources to attend college. If accepted, recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA per term and complete at least 12 units each quarter/semester while attending college to remain eligible. Need-based

Name: Kaiser Permanente Asian Association

Amount: $3,500

Website to Apply: http://aim.applyists.net/KaiserPermanenteAsianAssoc

Deadline: February 06, 2019

Eligibility:

  • You must graduate from high school in spring 2019 and attend an accredited university, trade, or technical school in fall 2019.

  • You must reside or attend high school in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California service area.

  • You must have a current minimum GPA of 2.5.

Merit Based

Name: San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club

Amount: $2,000

Website to Apply: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sfclc8/menu/

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Eligibility: Be of Chinese heritage of any percent, write a resume about yourself using no more than 500 words, must participate in challenge portion of the program, charity fund raising for community non-profits will be a requirement, must participate in training sessions, rehearsals, and other events

MERIT BASED

Name: BASHOF Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Award Applicant

Amount: $2,500

How to Apply: See instructions ->

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Eligibility: Awarded to one male and one female college bound high school senior whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others

Merit Based and they do factor in financial need.

2019 Toyota_Steve Young Scholarship Instructions & Application.pdf

Name: Tri Counties Bank Scholars

Amount: $1,500 for a 4 year and $1,000 for a 2 year college

Website to Apply: https://www.tcbk.com/about/scholarship-assistance

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Eligibility:

-Graduating high school senior from a county listed: Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba

-Minimum GPA of 2.5

-Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,576 or less - verification required via completion of the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Financial Aid application

-Be an undergraduate student the fall semester following high school graduation

NEED BASED

Name: HonorsGradU Design a Better Future $10,000 Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Website to Apply: https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this website (http://honorsgradu.com/). Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadlines in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline. There are no citizenship requirements.

Merit Based.

Name: Northern California Scholarship Foundations

Amount: $8,000 per year renewable for 4 year total = 32,000

How to Apply: Simply submit a resume with a list of any extra-curriculars, volunteer work, community service, and/or leadership roles you've taken on to Ms. Yazdani by 01/24/20 no later than 3:30pm. Please email me your resume at jessica.yazdani@mvla.net. Please include your weighted and unweighted total GPA, along with your household size, number of siblings in college, and household income. If you applied for the FAFSA, please include your EFC. Please note, the winner of the scholarship and both parents must be U.S. Citizens.

Deadline: January 25, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Impeccable character that will develop into leadership both in the academic setting and beyond.

  • High GPA and test Scores

  • Outstanding moral character

  • Participation in extra-curriculars

  • Be willing to earn a portion of your expenses while in college, and have an idea of which college courses you want to pursue and what you intend to do for your life work.

  • Both the student and the student's parents need to be U.S. citizens.

NEED BASED