Scholarships are free money you do not have to pay back. You must apply for them and submit the information yourself. A school counselor or even a favorite teacher can help you with the process.
Each scholarship can decide what you have to do to win the scholarship, for example, write a 2 page essay and submit your transcripts.
There are ALL kinds of scholarships out there! Millions of dollars of scholarships go unclaimed because people simply don't apply. There are scholarships for athletes, people that love to write, future scientists, music lovers, undocumented students, students of a particular ethnic group, local scholarships and SO much more.
Remember, scholarships are money you never have to pay back. It's simply money either paid to you or to the college you attend in return for the few hours of work it will take to complete the application. It is WORTH YOUR TIME! Look at all the variety of scholarships there are...Each scholarship has a due date and an "Award date" meaning when they will notify you that you won the scholarship.
Current Available Scholarships:
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Eligibility: Must be enrolled i grades 7-12 in public, private, home school or other educational programs in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and American schools abroad.
Award: Multiple scholarships available in 29 categories of art & writing, award amounts vary.
Deadline: Varies by scholarship and region. Please visit website for details. http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/
2020 Congressional Art Competition: 32nd Congressional District
Eligibility: The competition is open to high school students.
Deadline: May 22, 2020 @ 12pm Noon PST
Instructions: Congresswoman Grace Napolitano will hold her 2020 Congressional Art Competition digitally this year. Submissions will only be accepted electronically, take a clear photo of your entry only (not the matting), judges will be judging your piece based on that photo. Complete the attached entry form completely. Make sure to give your piece a name and the medium you used, also give a description of your piece, as that may help understand your piece better. Also please provide a telephone number that will be answered, in case they need to contact you for questions or if you are a winner. The Congressional Art Competition Reception in Washington, DC, will now take place on July 22, 2020.
To submit a piece, e-mail Elena Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed 2020 Student Release Form and a picture (PNG, JPEG or PDF format). Download rules and student release below.
***Please submit only one piece per email.
Ada May Warner Scholarship 2020 Extended Deadline to May 31st!!!! Letters of recommendation are no longer required!!!!
Eligibility: All applicants must be graduating seniors in RUSD and have attended school within RUSD for at least 4 years. Students must plan to further their education, have a "B" average academic record, show strong citizenship and character, participate in school and community activities and display a financial need.
Award: PTA/PTSA applicants eligible for $600 award and Non PTA/PTSA applicants eligible for $300 award.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
(submit application and all required material via email in pdf format to email@example.com with email subject title: Ada May Scholarship 2020. Download the instructions and application below:
California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program
Eligibility: graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Open to all qualified California residents. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. All students, irrespective of immigration status, are eligible to apply for the scholarship
CORE: Que Llueva Café Scholarship for Undocumented Students New
Eligibility: Must be an undocumented student (DACA students are eligible). Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Deadline: Postmarked by July 31, 2020. Download application below