Meet the Team


We hope to provide you with valuable information that will assist you in navigating your way through your four years at SHS. Our goal is to prepare you for the road ahead and to give you the tools you need to successfully complete your journey.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Moya or Mrs. Chainey by selecting the links below.

We look forward to celebrating your success! Go Stars!

- Counseling Department


Grad Requirements

In order to earn a diploma from SOAR High School, students must meet specific criteria:
1. Earn a total of 230 credits.
2. Meet the State Algebra requirement.


English 9, 10, 11, 12 40 credits
Mathematics 30 credits
Science 20 credits
Biological (10)  
Physical (10)  
Social Science 30 credits
World History - 10th Grade (10)  
U.S. History - 11th Grade (10)  
Civics - 12th grade (5)  
Economics - 12th Grade (5)  
Health 10 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
Visual/performing arts OR Foreign Language 10 credits
Electives 70 credits


Things You Need to Know

Things You Need To Know

Things You Need To Know informs students of registration, fees, fines, withdrawals/drops, requirements, restrictions, as well as rules pertaining to SOAR High School/Antelope Valley College. It is recommended to read the entirety of this document as it contains pertinent information about the program. Good Luck!


Fall and Summer registrations take place in the Spring. 

Spring and Intersession registrations take place in the Fall. 

General Information
  • All registrations are completed online by the student through the student’s myAVC portal.
  • Registration dates and deadlines are communicated via SOAR High School and AVC email and through AVID classes prior to registration, each semester. 
  • If registration is during a high school class, students will be given time and access to computers to complete registration. 
  • College classes CANNOT conflict with high school classes (review your high school schedule prior to college registration). 
  • You WILL NOT be allowed to crash college classes without prior approval.
  • Students may ONLY register for classes from the IGETC list.  If students register for classes that are NOT on the IGETC, they will be required to drop the class and will incur a fine. 
  • Students MUST be registered in an academic college class to continue attendance at SOAR.  

Freshman Specifics:

  • ONLY one of the required foundational course and one PE course per semester are allowed in your Freshman year.  (See list under “Required Foundation Courses for ALL students at SOAR High School”)
  • As a freshman, in order to take a course(s) other than the required foundational course(s), a family meeting is REQUIRED prior to registration.
  • If PE is offered during Intersession, you can enroll in PE - ONLY if it does not conflict with your high school schedule.

Sophomore Specifics:

  • Priority is to finish your foundational classes. 
  • NEW Sophomores must complete foundational courses before moving on to other AVC courses. 

Sophomore, Junior, Senior Specifics:

In order to register for more than one academic college course you MUST:

- have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in high school and college

- maintain the 3.0 GPA throughout Fall and Spring terms

 Senior Specifics:

  • If a college course is being taken to meet a high school graduation requirement, the student must meet with their high school counselor.
  • High school graduation requirement cannot be completed at AVC during the spring semester of a student’s senior year. 

Summer Classes and Intersession

  • A student will be restricted to only ONE summer course if they have a 2.5-2.99 cumulative GPA
  • In order to register for Intersession and/or Summer you MUST:
    • have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in high school and college
    • maintain the 3.0 GPA throughout Fall and Spring terms
  • Students need to complete a “College Preference Form” with parent’s signature and submit it to the SOAR Office by the deadline (in the bulletin) for Intersession ONLY.

Online and Palmdale Classes 

  • If you take an online, night, or Palmdale course permission is required. This form is available in the SOAR office. Freshmen are EXCLUDED from taking these classes.


  • Once college registration for SOAR students closes, students must complete an AVC Drop Request Form to withdraw from a class. This must be done by the drop date established by SOAR. The form is available in the SOAR Office. The request will be processed once the $50 fine is received and the textbook is returned to SSV 180 (cash or check only made payable to AVC).
  • Once the drop date has passed, if an AVC class is dropped by either the student or instructor, this will incur a $50 processing drop fine payable to AVC in SSV 180 (cash or check only).

If a student withdraws or an instructor drops you from a class, you may be removed from the SOAR program if you no longer have any academic classes. If you continue in the program you will be limited to one academic class the next semester.


  • Always have your college ID with you when paying fines and fees.
  • The Student Health Fee along with the $1 Student Representation Fee must be paid online or at the Cashier’s Office by 11:30 p.m. on the day you register for college classes or you will be dropped from your classes.
  • All students are responsible for paying all class material fees by the drop date or the student will be dropped from their classes. Keep your receipts for all money paid to AVC.  
  • College fees, like library fines or parking permits, can be paid at the Cashier’s Office, located in the SSV building.
  • All SOAR fines such as late textbook fines, SOAR class drop fines, or SOAR repeat class fines, must be paid at the Student Life and Services Office, SSV 180.
  • All fines (except withdrawal drop fines) must be paid before the next registration cycle begins.
  • Students are responsible to pay any fines and fees incurred. 
  • No additional registrations can occur if there are ANY holds on your college record such as owing money for dropping a class, a library fine, or student fees.

Required Foundation Courses for ALL students at SOAR High School

  • CA103 - Introduction to Computers & Dig Tech
  • HD101 - College & Life Management
  • Lib 101 - Intro to Acad. Lib Research
  • (PE) Kinesiology or Dance 
    • Note - When registering it is referred to as Kinesiology (e.g. KINF 108 or DA 102)
  • HE101 - Introduction to Health Education
    • Note - That is if you did not complete this class during the summer before your 9th grade year.

 After a student completes the foundational course work, they should refer to their Student Education Plan (SEP) and the IGETC form (from the school year the student began high school) for approved AVC course options. Student Educational Plans will be completed annually.


A-G requirements must be completed to be eligible for a four-year college or university.  UC/CSU’s will only accept a grade of C or better in A-G coursework.

  • Students must complete their Foreign Language and Visual Performing Arts A-G requirements at AVC. See the IGETC for which classes you can take to meet these requirements. 


  • Visual and Performing Arts requirement are met with courses in Area 3 of the IGETC. 
    • NOTE: Language, English, History, Philosophy and Photo classes in Area 3 of the IGETC cannot be used to meet the VPA requirement. 

Foreign Language:

  • DO NOT take CHIN or LATN. 
  • If you desire an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Humanities, do not take ASL.
  • A 101 level language course must be completed for foreign language even though it is not indicated on the IGETC. 
  • It is recommended you take a 102 level language class as soon as possible after completing a 101 level language course. 

A-G approved coursework for both SOAR and AVC can be found at  .


In College:

  • If you received a D or F in a college course, every attempt must be made to retake that course the following semester (or summer school, if applicable).
  • Students who get a D or F in a college class will be required to pay for the class.
  • If a new textbook is required or is not in the SOAR book inventory, student will be required to pay for the textbook.
  • Payment must be paid at the time of registration to SSV 180 in cash or a check made out to AVC with the memo indicating which class they are repeating.

In high school: 

  • If you received a D in a high school A- G course, every attempt must be made to retake that course during summer school, if applicable.  If you received an F in a high school class you MUST retake the course at summer school. 

 Academic Probation (AP):

  • Students will be placed on AP based on their high school or AVC GPA from the previous semester. 
  • High School GPA’s below a 2.5 or AVC GPA’s below a 2.0 will result in AP placement.
  • A grade of a D or an F during the semester at the 5-week and quarter marks for freshman and quarter marks for 10th-12th grade students will also result in placement in AP.
  • If a student is placed on Academic Probation during the current semester, and ends up earning a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in both high school and college during the time of registration, they are still ONLY allowed to enroll in ONE academic college course.
  • A student on academic probation must complete a certain amount of hours for academic probation per week, as defined in the AP contract.
  • A student who is on AVC or high school probation may be withdrawn from the program at the end of the semester.


  • All SOAR students must take the AVC English and Math Assessments at AVC in building T100.
  • Each assessment can only be taken twice.
  • In Spring of Freshman year at SOAR, student’s take the English Assessment at AVC. 
  • After completing Algebra 2, and at the recommendation of our SOAR math teachers, students take the Math Assessment at AVC. 
  • Math assessments are timed; English assessments are not.
  • Assessments should be taken during free time. You will not be allowed to assess during class.
  • Once tests are taken, a copy of test results must be taken to the SOAR Office

Please note: assessment scores may be required as prerequisites for college courses. 


  • ALL college textbooks must be returned to the SOAR textbook return, LS1 122, by the Monday following the end of the term or there will be a $25.00 fine per class.
  • If textbooks are not returned within one week after the last day of the term, you will be charged the full cost of replacing each late book, a hold will be placed on your college record, and you will not be able to register for any future terms, nor be issued any additional textbooks until it is cleared.
  • Fines for late books should be paid in SSV 180.
  • All fines MUST be paid before college textbooks are released to students.


  • BOG Fee Waivers must be submitted every year you are in the SOAR program. You must complete this prior to the deadline. Failure to meet the deadline can result in removal from the SOAR program.
  • Any medical condition that occurs while enrolled in SOAR which may result in missing college classes must be reported to the college instructor, the high school office, and Dr. Zimmerman’s office.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that your address, phone and email are current with AVC and SOAR. This can be done online or in person through the Admission and Records Office in the Student Services building for AVC and the SOAR Office for high school.
  • Make sure you ALWAYS have your college ID when conducting college business.  
  • Log into myAVC to make sure it works. If it does not, call the help desk at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6535 or 6605 or go to the computer lab for assistance.
  • Check your AVC and district emails DAILY.


  • Students may apply to take CTE courses, held on other high school campuses throughout our district, in their senior year ONLY.


  • You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline established by the Graduation Office.
  • Verify that you do not have a FERPA hold on your record at the Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the Commencement Program. Take a photo ID to Admissions and Records to complete the form.
  • The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.


  • If you withdraw from the SOAR program during the semester, all textbooks must be returned. If all textbooks are not returned at the time you withdraw, you will be charged the cost of replacing the textbooks.
  • It is your responsibility to review the SOAR Rules, and follow them, so that you understand:
    • Student options to return to SOAR
    • How to return to AVC as a Special Admit Student
    • How to have your transcripts released as a high school graduate

Things You Need to Know 18-19

Things You Need to Know Senior Year/5th Year

Things You Need To Know -Senior year/5th year


  • You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline.
  • Verify that you do not have a FERPA (privacy) hold on your record at the Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the Commencement Program. Take a photo ID to Admissions and Records to complete the form.
  • The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.


  • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by March 2nd and include AVC school code: 001113
  • Complete a new AVC application online for Fall 2019 as a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE.
  • Pass ALL High School and AVC college classes with a “C” or better in your senior year.
  • If you plan to attend summer school at AVC or any other university you will also complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA, include AVC school code: 001113


  • Failure to complete or comply with all bullets in this section AND in the “All Senior” section of this document will make you ineligible for the 5th year at AVC.
  • You must be enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester of your additional year to be funded for the Intersession and Spring terms if you still need to finish your Associates Degree or transfer courses.  All of these courses must be listed on your Student Educational Plan (SEP) for the SOAR program to pay.
  • You must earn at least a 2.00 grade point average in each semester/term in which you are enrolled to continue to be funded by the SOAR program.
  • You must complete the online orientation if not already completed.
  • Students not receiving financial aid (BOG, Cal-Grant) will be funded by SOAR program and must enroll in a minimum of 15 units each semester in attendance to qualify for funding.


    • Make sure all fees and fines are paid so there are no holds on your records – check online for holds.
    • You will be given an appointment time to register online through your myAVC portal. You will register online on your own.
    • Classes must be on your Student Education Plan (SEP). 
    • Spring semester of the 5th year is your last semester funded by the SOAR program.
    • All students must complete 2019-2020 FAFSA by March 2nd and include the AVC school code:  001113 to be funded for the 5th year. This will determine your financial aid eligibility.  It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with the Financial Aid Office to see if there are any issues associated with your application.
    • Repeat courses and textbooks will not be paid for by the program.
    • All students must apply online @
    • Textbooks for SOAR students completing their additional year will be purchased by the Books Help Program and distributed through Student Equity Office.

Things You Need to Know-Senior Year/5th Year/ with Signature Page


SOAR High School Tutoring Schedule.


Princeton Review

We had a lot of enthusiasm last year from students, parents, and faculty when we launched our live homework help program, Princeton Review’s Homework Help. This service will be available again this year. 

Homework help is available to all students in the district.  Each student is allotted an initial 20 hours of LIVE 24/7 tutoring.  Additional hours will be made available to students that take full advantage of this service.

Students can access Princeton Review when logged into their Student PowerSchool Portal by selecting the Homework Help/Live Tutors icon.  Students will use their school ID number as their username, and their password will be their PowerSchool password.  

Princeton Review


Princeton Review


Sample Schedule

SOAR Sample schedule


College & Career

A-G Requirements

The intent of the “a-g” subject requirements is to ensure that students have attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. To see which courses at SOAR High School or AVC are A-G approved, visit UCOP Doorways and type in "SOAR HIGH SCHOOL" or "Antelope Valley College" under "Schools".


The Subject Requirement:

  • History/social science (“a”)Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.
  • English (“b”)Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
  • Mathematics (“c”)Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
  • Laboratory science (“d”)Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Language other than English (“e”) Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.
  • Visual and performing arts (“f”)One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
  • College-preparatory elective (“g”)One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.

Brag Sheet

A brag sheet is used to write information about yourself that can be given to a staff member (teacher, counselor, etc), coach, club advisor, or employer when asking for a letter of recommendation.

  • Be as specific as possible.
  • Save this document so you can go back to it and update it as often as necessary and print copies when needed.
  • Make sure you give your recommenders plenty of time to complete their letters, at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Ask them to save their recommendations for you so you may ask them for an updated reference letter in the future.

SOAR Bragsheet Fillable

There is also a more detailed brag sheet available in Naviance Student that we would prefer students to use for teacher and counselor recommendations.  Students can go to their Naviance Student portal by logging into PowerSchool and clicking on the "Naviance" link to the left of the page, then the "About Me" link once in Naviance, and finally the "SOAR Brag Sheet Survey" on the About Me page.   This form can be edited and updated at any time.

College Information



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College Testing

Testing is a necessary step toward college and is often a requirement to be considered "eligible" for consideration to a four year college/university. Whether it is the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or the UC Writing Exam, students will most likely be testing at some point throughout their high school experience. This page will provide valuable information regarding testing that is often required for college entrance.


The PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT are highly relevant to your future success because they focus on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college

If you think the key to a high score is memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real world, think again. You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before. The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses
  • Do your homework
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes
  • Ask and answer lots of questions

In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can!

The PSAT will be offered at SOAR on October 10, 2018.  Students will be working with their teachers in preparation using the student guides provided below.

PSAT 8/9 Student Guide      

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide

PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Score Ranges

PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 Score Reported
Score Range

Total score

Sum of the two section scores.


Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.


Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.


Cross-test scores (2)

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.


Subscores (7)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.


PSAT test scores from the October 2017 test are available at

PSAT Scores and Information

The world needs more people who can solve problems, communicate clearly, and understand complex relationships. The SAT Suite of Assessments focuses on the skills and knowledge that will help today’s students meet that need.

The tests are designed to:

  • Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
  • Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
  • Inspire productive practice.

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Test Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration.

SAT Date

SAT Subject Tests Available

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes

August 25, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

July 27, 2018

August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018

October 6, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

September 7, 2018

September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018

November 3, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

October 5, 2018

October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018

December 1, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

November 2, 2018

November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018

March 9, 2019


SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

February 8, 2019

February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

April 5, 2019

April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019



Fee Waivers Available from Mrs. Chainey in S3. Students must fill out a fee waiver request form and provide proof of need to be issued a fee waiver.

SAT Registration

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  • ACT test scores are accepted by all four-year US colleges and universities, including highly selective institutions.
  • The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Questions are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.

Registering for the ACT Test

You'll need to create an ACT student web account or log in to your existing account (see image). Registration includes a career exploration component that relates to your personal characteristics and career options to help you start thinking about future plans.

Registration takes approximately 40 minutes. As you go through the process, the system will periodically save your data, so you can stop any time and return when you're ready.

We recommend that you have the following items handy for registration:

  • Your high school course information
  • Payment method
  • Photo (now or anytime before the photo deadline)


2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.

**See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

Fee Waivers Available from Mrs. Chainey in S3. Students must fill out a fee waiver request form and provide proof of need to be issued a fee waiver.

ACT Registration

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ALL STUDENTS who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement (formerly known as Subject A requirement).

Students can meet this requirement by scoring:

  • 30 or better on the ACT, English Language Arts; or
  • 30 or better on the ACT, Combined English/Writing (last administered June 2015); or
  • 680 or better on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, Writing (last administration January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Examination in English; or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Higher Level English A1 exam); or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Standard Level English A1 exam); or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Language and Literature exam

The requirement can also be met by earning a grade of C or higher in an acceptable English composition course offered by a college or university.

Analytical Writing Placement Examination

All incoming California students who have not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement by April 1, must take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination. The exam will be administered the morning of the second Saturday in May, at testing centers throughout the state.

In early April, students will receive a letter directing them to the test center at which they must take the test.

In mid-June, students can log in to their campus's admission website to check whether or not they have passed the exam. Results of the exam will not affect a student’s admission to the University. Those who do not pass the examination can still satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement before enrolling in the university by achieving a satisfactory score on one of the tests listed above or by completing an acceptable college course in English composition with a grade of C or better.

Students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement at the time they enroll in their classes must take a writing course designated by their campus.

Entry Level Writing Requirement Website


Fee Waivers

Students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program are often eligible for various fee waivers. You may use the link below to print a copy of your Free or Reduced Lunch Status if you need it for eligibility verification.


Financial Aid


FAFSA Website



Dream Act Website

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In order to receive a Cal-Grant, a student must meet the criteria and submit their FAFSA/Dream Act and Allow their school to submit their Cal-Grant GPA Verification by the March 2nd deadline.

Create an account (After submitting the FAFSA or DREAM ACT) @ MY GRANT INFO and find out if you are eligible to receive a Cal-Grant

Cal-Grant Opt Out Forms

Per Assembly Bill (AB) 2160, all seniors will have a Cal Grant GPA submitted electronically by their high school, to the California Student Aid Commission, unless a signed Opt Out form is returned to the Guidance Office (Rm. S3 for the purpose of this document) by October 1st of their senior year. Please see the English or Spanish version of this document below for more information regarding the process.



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FAFSA Overview

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2019 - 2020 Session Dates            

Orientation-September 14, 2019

Session #1-October 12, 2019

Session #2-November 9, 2019

Session #3-December 14, 2019

Session #4-January 25, 2020

Session #5-February 15, 2020

Session #6-March 21, 2020

Session #7-April 18, 2020

Session #8-May 2, 2020


2019 - 2020 SAT Prep Session Dates*

*SAT Prep is mandatory for 10th and 11th grade students.

SAT Practice Test #1-September 28, 2019

SAT Bootcamp #1-November 16, 2019

SAT Bootcamp #2-February 1, 2020

SAT Practice Test #2-April 4, 2020

Apply for the Riordan Scholars Program 



CSUN Student Health Professionals Pre-Entry Program



Student Health Professionals Pre-Entry Program

SHP-PEP is a student-centered program which provides counseling, guest speakers, and academic survival skill classes specifically tailored to the needs of the pre-health professional student. Students participate in an intensive week long 

 live-in summer enrichment program (SHP-PEP Week) designed to familiarize them with the college atmosphere by providing free residence in college dorms, workshops on various topics

and team building activities to foster a strong community of friendship and support. The week culminates with a group research project competition presented by the student participants to the program committee. 

 Whether you are interested in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Medicine, Psychiatry, Health Advocacy, etc., SHP-PEP is geared towards enhancing the likelihood that you will persevere in your health professional career pathway.

CSUN SHP PEP Website and Application Link

Deadline: 6/7/19



Northwestern Center for Talent Development Summer Program Flyer and link to apply

The deadline to apply for financial aid for the Summer Program is April 12, 2019. However, funds are limited and historically our financial aid has been fully dispersed before the deadline date.


The application period for Equinox Session 1 (June 30 - July 19, 2019) will close Friday, June 14th, 2019.  

The application period for Equinox Session 2 (July 21 - August 9, 2019) will close Friday, June 28th, 2019. 

After May 14th, 2019, tuition increases by $100.00.

Applications submitted after Friday, June 10th must be accompanied by full tuition payment.


Pre-College Summer Flyer for UConn and link to apply

         Priority Applications Due: 6/23/19 


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Terp Young Scholars: July 7-26, 2019

Application Closes: June 15
Orientation (Check-in) Day: Sunday, July 7
Program Final Day: Friday, July 26

Terp Scholars Eligibility

To apply and participate, a student must:

·         Be a rising high school freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduating senior;

·         Have an academic average of 3.0 or better;

·         Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed, and

·         Understand and agree that attendance for the entire three-week program, including the program’s orientation date, is mandatory.

Discover the challenge, excitement, and independence of campus life at the University of Maryland with Terp Young Scholars. With other academically talented high school students, you will pursue an academic interest, engage with dynamic faculty, enjoy UMD’s outstanding facilities and amenities, and get a jump on college by earning three university credits. During three remarkable weeks—whether commuting or living on campus—Terp Scholars fully experience university life at Maryland! 

Terp Young Scholars delivers an academic experience that is at the forefront of theory, thought, and technology. Scholars attend class, learn about career opportunities, study, work on projects, prepare for exams, and interact with their peers in a rigorous academic setting. Classes meet every day, Monday-Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. Classes generally meet for three hours a day between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and may include an afternoon session. Acceptance is competitive, and based upon academic performance. 

Apply for the Terp Scholars Program



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Windows on Williams (WOW)

Want to visit Williams but aren’t sure you can afford to? Windows on Williams (WOW) gives high school seniors (Class of 2020) the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams.

WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.

WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. The 2019

WOW programs will be held September 19-21 and September 26-28.

There are two application deadlines: July 1 and August 1.

Regardless of when you apply, you’ll have the opportunity to select which WOW program you want to attend. .

Before you begin your WOW application, you'll need:

-          Approximately 20 minutes to answer questions (you cannot save the form and return to it later)

-          A copy of your high school transcript (screenshots or pictures of your transcript are accepted)

-          A paper that you submitted for an English class during the 2018-2019 academic school year 

Apply for WOW 

Questions? Please email WOW​@williams​.edu




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Weekend Immersion in Science & Engineering

WISE (Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering) is a three-day experience for rising seniors (Class of 2020) to learn what it is like to be an MIT student. The program is completely free, including the cost of transportation to and from MIT. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds to apply, including Black, Latinx, and Native students, as well as students who come from low socioeconomic means, rural or predominantly minority high schools, or who might be the first in their family to attend college.


WISE has two sessions: September 15–17 and September 29–October 1. The program begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes at noon on Tuesday. Participants will stay on campus with a current MIT undergraduate host, and learn first-hand about academics and social life on campus. As a participant, you will attend classes, meet with faculty, experience hands-on lab-based activities, and get to know our campus community. Workshops will offer tips on the college admissions and financial aid application processes.


The application for the 2019 program is now open, and completed applications are due by July 13. We will notify all applicants in mid-August. You will also be asked to select which of the two sessions you would prefer to attend, September 15–17 or September 29–October 1. Make sure to check with your parents, teachers, and coaches before applying.

There are a few things that you should have ready before you start the application:

·         your current test scores,

·         an unofficial transcript, and

·         responses to several short essay questions.

·         You can review the essay questions and everything you need to apply on the first page of the application online.


The cost of transportation to and from campus is paid for by MIT for all participants. Details on booking travel are provided to all attending participants.


Participants are hosted by a current MIT undergraduate and stay with them in one of our ten residence halls. This may be a single-sex or co-ed hall. Participants fill out a host matching form with housing preferences prior to attending the program. Meals are provided for the entire program and you will even get to check out a campus dining hall.


WISE is an MIT Admissions program. If you have any questions, email us at We are happy to chat!

Apply for WISE




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The Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) fall fly-in program welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including low-income, first-generation, rural, and those from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups) to experience the Pomona College campus.

During POP! prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, speak with faculty and explore the Pomona College community. Although space is limited due to the small size of our engaged community, we are dedicated to providing this opportunity to those whom the program will most benefit.

All POP! participants are provided with on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.

Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) 

Dates: September 21-24 and October 5-8, 2019

Application deadline: August 4, 2019 (both programs).

The application will open May 15, 2019.

Apply to Perspectives on Pomona



Amherst College

Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH)

As part of Amherst College's commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts two weekend Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls. Up to 100 students are selected to attend each weekend. The Diversity Open Houses are available to all prospective students, but the DIVOH selection committee prioritizes the invitation of students from traditionally under-represented groups, such as African-American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, and Asian-American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students. To support socio-economic diversity, the selection committee will also prioritize students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background. The above-mentioned are priorities, but are not meant to imply any exclusivity regarding the program or selection process. Should you have an interest in attending, we encourage you to apply no matter your demographic or economic background.

Funding Opportunities

Students selected to visit Amherst for a DIVOH weekend will receive 100% of round-trip transportation costs (airline, bus, or train) for DIVOH attendance and will be hosted on campus by current students. Typically, seventy-five percent of the students who attend one of our DIVOH programs choose to apply to Amherst, although they are under no obligation to do so. A fee waiver of the $65 application fee is provided to all students invited to attend a DIVOH weekend. Some students who apply to the Open House will also receive a waiver for the Amherst College $65 application fee in order to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend the Open House.

Fall 2019 Diversity Open House Weekends

·         Saturday, September 28 - Monday, September 30

·         Saturday, October 19 - Monday, October 21

Special programming for the DIVOH weekends includes information sessions with our admission deans, a faculty panel, and opportunities to attend classes and spend time with current Amherst College students, faculty and staff. You can get an idea of the typical weekend activities by reviewing our DIVOH Sample Program.

Applying for DIVOH 

To apply for attendance at one of the Fall 2019 DIVOH weekends, you must complete and submit our online DIVOH Application.

The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 12, 2019.

To be eligible for the programs, you must:

·         be a high school senior in the fall of 2019

·         reside in the U.S.

·         complete an on-line DIVOH application (essay required)

·         submit a copy of your transcript (an unofficial one will be accepted) through your junior year and a list of senior classes.

Apply for the Amherst Diversity Open House




Vassar View

Sunday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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The Vassar View program offers high-achieving high school seniors (Class o 2020) from diverse backgrounds an immersive introduction to the Vassar College campus. During the three-day program, participants experience academic and social life at Vassar first hand by staying in a residential house with a current student, attending a class, eating in the dining hall, exploring our beautiful 1000-acre campus, and attending campus events. 

Vassar covers the cost of this program for all participants including on-campus accommodations, meals, and transportation. Modes of transportation to Vassar will vary depending on a student’s point of departure and may involve plane, train, bus, or car. We are unable to provide transportation assistance for students and family members visiting campus outside of the Vassar View program.

Vassar View is designed to support high school seniors from historically underrepresented groups in higher education, such as students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, students who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education, and those from families with limited financial resources. Due to the limited duration of the program, only students living in the United States with U.S. citizenship, Permanent Residency or undocumented/DACA are eligible for consideration.

The Vassar View application is available until August 16, 2019. In addition to completing the online application, students will also need to submit their transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) showing final grades through the end of 11th grade. All students interested in participating in Vassar View should submit their complete application no later than Friday, August 16th, 2018.

Please email or call the Office of Admission at 845-437-7300 with any questions.

Apply for the Vassar View program




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2019 Fall Preview Program

Saturday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 15

Apply to the Claremont McKenna College Fall Preview

Deadline: August 15, 2019

The 2019 Preview Fly-In Program application is now live! The deadline for all applications is Saturday, August 15, 2019.

During the Fall, Claremont McKenna College hosts a fly-in program for students from historically underrepresented communities - first generation American, first generation to college, etc. - who demonstrate strong academic excellence and genuine interest in exploring all that CMC has to offer. This program is open for students who will be seniors in high school in the Fall of 2019. Prospective applicants get an inside look into the life of a "CMCer" by attending classes, meeting faculty and students to discuss academic pursuits, research and co-curricular opportunities, enjoying an Athenaeum dinner and talk, and diving deep into conversations that explore CMC's commitment to diversity, academic success, and internships & experiences. 

If selected, all airfare, transportation between local airports and campus, housing accommodations, and meals will be covered by the College.

If you have any questions please reach out to the Preview Program team at or 909.621.8088.




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Diversity Program

The Fall Diversity Program is an all-inclusive, all-expense-paid program for which round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement) will be covered. Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day weekend. 

This program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States. 

As a participant of the Fall Diversity Program, you will stay in a residence hall with a current student and learn about the admission selection process and how to apply for financial aid. You will also have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and student mentors. You may also interview with an admission officer or senior admission fellow.

Please complete the online application. Additionally you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your high school transcript with your application. The application deadline is Monday, August 26, 2019

The application for the Fall Diversity Program is available now and due in late August. The exact deadline will be posted by the end of June. For your convenience, the prompts are listed below.

Please note: You will need a copy of your unofficial high school transcript through junior year; you will be asked to upload a copy to your application. You will also be asked to write one essay, so it may be beneficial to write the essay before starting the application. This essay prompt is the same one you will find on the Common Application, and it is okay to use the same essay for both applications.

Here is the prompt:

At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges.

Please answer only ONE of the following prompts in 650 words or less.

·         Incorporating one or more of our core values, how would you contribute to solving a local or global issue of importance to you?

·         Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community

Apply for the Pitzer College Diversity Program 




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The Grinnell Diversity Travel Opportunity offers you the chance to apply for a FREE trip to campus so you can discover your place at one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.

Selected students travel to Grinnell College to participate in a fall Discover Grinnell Program September 29-30, 2019. Program participants will attend the full range of activities offered through Discover Grinnell, our fall preview program. These include an overnight stay with a current student, a campus tour, opportunities to attend classes and panels led by current faculty and students.

All application materials are due September 4, 2019.

Applicants must:

·         be high school seniors (Class of 2020),

·         be students of color (African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American) OR the first in their family to attend college,

·         be interested in liberal arts education (arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, and social sciences),

·         submit the Grinnell Diversity Travel Opportunity application,

·         submit unofficial (or official) high school transcript showing final grades through the end of junior year, and

·         submit unofficial (or official) SAT or ACT score.

If you have questions, please call the Office of Admission at 800-247-0113 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (central time). 

Apply for the Grinnell College Diversity Travel Opportunity




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Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program

Our next fly-in program is scheduled for October 26 - 28, 2019 Additional dates: September 1st-2nd, October 6th-7th

ECC is a visit program unlike any other. We know your college decision doesn’t just include you, which is why we fly you and a guest out to campus. Why be ordinary? Learn differently, one block at a time, and get ready to experience the gateway to the southwest. #americathebeautiful #pikespeak #gardenofthegods

What does ECC offer to prospective students?
During Experience Colorado College (ECC) fly-in program, prospective students will have the opportunity to

·         Observe the Block Plan in action

·         Tour campus

·         Explore Colorado’s beauty

·         Stay on campus overnight with a student host

·         Interview with an Admission Fellow

·         Connect with faculty and staff

·         Complete the CSS Profile

·         Participate in essay writing workshops

·         Engage in the Affinity Conversation to explore diversity, inclusion and equity at CC

Why apply? We know you have options. At CC, you’ll author your own story. You’ll discover your community. You’ll find your home. Over the weekend, you will see campus through the eyes of a student — living the Block Plan, sampling the best that Rastall has to offer, crashing at the residence halls, and engaging in a #RealTalk. And yeah, a ton more.

Eligibility: The program is open to high school seniors (class of 2020), gap year students or transfer students currently residing in the United States. To apply for this program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as a student of color
  • Eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • Are a DACA or undocumented student
  • Identify as a First Generation Student (Neither of your parents obtained a bachelor degree)

Application: In order to complete your application, your counselor will need to submit the following items. (Once you've applied, you will receive further instructions.)

  1.    An official transcript
  2.    Any one of these official test scores (SAT/ACT/AP/IB/SAT Subject/IELTS/TOEFL)
  3.    School profile (if available)
  4.    Letter of Recommendation (Counselor or Teacher)

Travel Grant: Once accepted to the program, you will receive information regarding registration, flight information, and ground transportation reimbursements (if you’re driving).

Questions? Please contact our office at with ATTN: Experience Colorado College in the subject line. Or if you have questions for current students, please reach out to our Outreach and Access Team Members,

Apply for Experience Colorado College (ECC)




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Penn is proud to host, PEEP, an annual fall fly-in program with a focus on serving low-income students from historically underrepresented backgrounds attending high school in the United States.

PEEP 2019 will take place from Sunday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 15th.

The PEEP application will be available in early August.

Before high school seniors (Class of 2020) across the country finalize their college lists and submit their college applications, the Admissions Office hosts a 3 day, 2 night preview of the academic and social life at the University of Pennsylvania. Students invited to the Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP) will have all costs associated with food, housing, and transportation to Philadelphia fully sponsored by Penn Admissions.










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*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* DAL Scholarship (12th)

$300, 3.5+ weighted GPA, volunteer work, overcome adversity, essay telling your story and why you deserve the scholarship as well as how your education will give back to your community. DEADLINE: 5/22/19


Cameron Impact Scholarship (Class of 2020)

FULL RIDE-MERIT BASED, 3.7+ GPA, excel in a broad area of extracurricular, motivated leaders, 2 LOR, transcript EARLY DEADLINE: 5/24/19


B.Davis Scholarship (11th-12th)

$1,000, 1,000 words or less essay about the three characteristics of leadership you value most, why they are important, and how they are developed. DEADLINE: 5/24/19


Clay Lacy Scholarship (12th)

$5,000, full-time study in aviation leading to a certificate, license, or degree in aviation, 500 word essay, transcript, 2 LOR. DEADLINE: 5/25/19


Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. Scholarship (12th)

$2,000, full-time study in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics, or physical science, 500 word essay, transcript, 2 LOR. DEADLINE: 5/25/19


Morrey Plotkin Scholarship (12th)

$5,000, full-time study in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics, or robotics and/or science as related to aviation, 500 word essay, transcript, 2 LOR.  DEADLINE: 5/25/19


Anton Acherman Scholarship (12th)

$500, full-time study in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics, or robotics and/or science as related to aviation, 500 word essay, transcript.  DEADLINE: 5/25/19


Howard Drollinger Scholarship (12th)

$2,500, full-time study in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics, or robotics and/or science as related to aviation, 500 word essay, transcript, 2 LOR. DEADLINE: 5/25/19


*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship (12th)

$500, 2.0+ GPA, proof of college acceptance, personal statement, transcript required. DEADLINE: 5/30/19


Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship (15 years old +)

$1,000, in 3-5 sentences - identify and take action to improve a weakness and begin to transform it into a strength. DEADLINE: 5/31/19


Cottage Inn Scholarship (12th)

Up to $2,500, 3.0+ GPA, essay about where to put the next Cottage Inn location, transcript, proof of acceptance to a college. DEADLINE: 5/31/19


Courage to Grow Scholarship (11th-12th)

$500, 2.5+ GPA, essay about why you should be awarded the scholarship. DEADLINE: 5/31/19


Mother’s Day Scholarship (18 years old or older)

$1,000, In 250 words or less “If you could create a Mother’s Day card, what would it say?” DEADLINE: 5/31/19


LM Scholarship (12th)

$500, 3.0+ GPA, essay about a situation you/someone you know has been involved in where better safety could have prevented an injury. DEADLINE: 5/31/19


Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship (11th)

$500-$2,000, student athletes who exhibit personal mastery, leadership, and honoring the game. DEADLINE: 5/31/19




Odenza Vacations College Scholarship (12th)

$500, 2.5+ GPA, 1000 word or less essay about why you want to go to College/University. DEADLINE: 6/1/19


IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship (12th)

$1,000, essay of 800-1,000 words on one of three topics listed on their website. DEADLINE: 6/1/19


Got a Spine Scholarship (12th)

$500, 2.5+ GPA, a 1000 word or less essay addressing 3 questions about back pain, and one 250 words or less essay about why you deserve the scholarship. DEADLINE: 6/2/19


CBMLA Scholarship (12th)

$1,000, 3.0+GPA, youth of color, proof of college acceptance, community service, financial need, 1 LOR. DEADLINE: 6/14/19


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship (11th-12th)

$1,000, 500-1000 word essay on your life goals, plan for achieving them, and information about your degree/major. DEADLINE: 6/14/19


Global Lift Equipment Scholarship (12th)

$500, 2.5+ GPA, write a short story 2,000 words or less on the topic defined on the website (creative writing). DEADLINE: 6/15/19


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship (12th)

$2,500, enrolled in a 2 year or less career/tech degree/cert in Fall that leads to employment, Pell eligible. DEADLINE: 6/15/19


Providian Medical Scholarship (12th)

$500, 3.0+ GPA, 16 or older, 1,500 word essay regarding medical equipment technology. DEADLINE: 6/21/19


#thefutureisfemale Scholarship (12th)

$3,000, 3.0+GPA, female, planning to enroll in college, application and transcript required. DEADLINE: 6/29/19


CACESF Scholarship (11th-12th)

$2,500, must complete an online application and essay regarding why collecting unpaid debt collection is important to the economy. DEADLINE: 6/29/19


Dolman Law Group Scholarship (12th)

$1,100, complete a 2 minute video essay about dockless rideshares, the impact they have, and if they are just a fad. DEADLINE: 6/29/19


Lift Parts Express Scholarship (12th)

$500, 3.0+GPA, essay on how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you will pay, and what your job will be. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


The Andrew Flusche Scholarship (12th)

$500, 3 minute video about avoiding distracted driving. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, in 500 words or less answer one of their two prompts regarding cyberbullying. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


Writers and Illustrators of the Future Scholarship (12th)

Up to $1,000, science fiction and fantasy competition, enter writing or illustration, see website for details. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


Hoshizaki Ice Maker Supporting STEM Scholarship (12th)

$1,000, 3.0+ GPA, full-time enrollment, declared major of science, technology, engineering, or math and passion for STEM. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


The Scholarship (12th)

$1,500, full-time students caring for an adult relative while attending college, who are registered to attend a two-or-four yr. college or university the semester following their application. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


Digital Privacy Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, 140- character statement completing the sentence “I’m taking responsibility for my digital profile by…”. DEADLINE: 6/30/19


IBPA Scholarship (12th)

$500, Answer three questions in 250 words or less regarding leadership, future goals, and an accomplishment pertaining to bullying prevention, that sets you apart . DEADLINE: ROLLING




FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, travel blog of no more than 600 words in length about a trip taken in the last five years. DEADLINE: 7/12/19


Aero Club Scholarship (12th)

$2,500, 3.0+ GPA, plan to pursue classroom studies in aviation or aerospace, 2 LOR, school records. DEADLINE: 7/14/19


Negative Population Growth Scholarship (12th)

$1,000-$3,000, create a poster that illustrates the theme of too many people. DEADLINE: 7/15/19


R&D Scholarship (12th)

$1,500, students pursuing a science major, personal statement on 500 words or less, 200 character statement on extra-curriculars. DEADLINE: 7/31/19


The Margarian Scholarship (11th/12th)

$1,000, students w/ commitment to their heritage, community, and society through persistence, dedication, success, and humility. DEADLINE: 7/31/19


Flavor of the Month Scholarship (13+ years old)

$1,500, In 250 words or less, “If you were an ice cream flavor which would you be and why?” DEADLINE: 7/31/19


Minecraft Scholarship (currently be enrolled in college/high school)

$2,000, 3.0+ GPA, short essay of no less than 500 words about how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education. DEADLINE: 7/31/19


CIA Undergraduate Scholarship (18 years old or older, 12th grade)

$18,000, 3.0+ GPA, 1000+SAT or 21+ACT, planning to be a full time student, financial need, available to work at least 90-day summer tours. DEADLINE: 7/31/19




Driver Education Initiative Scholarship (Rising 10th-12th)

$3,000, complete an essay regarding the Driver’s Education Initiative 2019 – In the Driver’s Seat. DEADLINE: 8/1/19


Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship (12th)

$500, 3.0+ GPA. 1000 words or less outlining at least 3 ways Physical Therapy can make a difference in lifestyle. DEADLINE: 8/31/19




Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, 140-character message about texting while driving. DEADLINE: 9/30/19




Women in Science Environmental Scholarship (12th)

$500, Female, 1 page essay on a topic, 1 letter of reference, 1 page summary about why you need the scholarship and where you are going. DEADLINE: 12/1/19


Odenza Marketing Group (16-22 year old)

$500, 2.5+GPA, contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service. DEADLINE: 12/30/19




SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN JANUARY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Danforth Scholars Program – Washington University in St. Louis - 1/2

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - 1/4

Drive Smart Teen Contest - 1/6

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist - 1/7

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster & Video Contest - 1/8

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest - 1/9

Black College Expo “Why is a College Education Important to Me?” 1/9

Ron Brown Scholars Program - 1/9

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship - 1/10

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest - 1/13

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - 1/15

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - 1/15

Girls Impact the World Film Festival - 1/20

C-Span’s StudentCam Documentary Competition 1/20 

The Coolidge Scholarship - 1/23 

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* - Jenny Parks Memorial Scholarship - 1/23 

Point Foundation Scholarship - 1/28

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - 1/30 

ABPA Harrington-Arthur 1/31

California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest - 1/31 

Redfin Scholarship - 1/31 

New Year’s Resolution Scholarship - 1/31

AWM Essay Contest 1/31






SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN FEBRUARY (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):

Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship - 2/4

AASM High School Video Contest - 2/12 

Pink Ink Essay Contest - 2/14 

Corvias Military Dependent Children Scholarship - 2/14 

 Flavorful Futures Scholarship - 2/15

 AFA 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay - 2/15 

Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship - 2/15

Why Black History Matters Essay Contest - 2/16

The Christophers’ 28th Annual Poster Contest - 2/18 

Vegetarian Resources Group College Scholarship - 2/20 

Liv Mas Scholarship - 2/21 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship - 2/26 

RMEL Scholarship - 2/27 

Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge - 2/28

Student Art Contest - 2/28 

Get Up! Get Active! Active Life Scholarship - 2/28



SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN MARCH (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020)



SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN April (Deadlines are subject to change in 2020):


DAL Scholarship Application available in Naviance


Application available in Naviance.


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The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually; in December to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

The applicant must:

- Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);

- Be a citizen of the United States of America;

- Be in the high school graduating Class of 2020, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;

Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;

-  Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;

-  Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;

-  Submit by the Application DeadlineEarly 5/24 and Regular 9/13

-  Online Application,

-  Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and

-  Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.

Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Website



B.Davis Scholarship

The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on the student award search website.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2019



-          This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

-          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.


To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at   

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Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship (LOCAL)

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Intended Use: For full-time undergraduate certificate at accredited 2-year/ 4-year tech or vocational institution in United States, or, a higher education institution in the United States.

Eligibility: Must have attended high school or must reside in the Antelope Valley, including Boron, Edwards and California City.  Must have a GPA of C or higher.  High Schools students must have proof of acceptance into one of the aforementioned institutions. Priority will be given to students with an Earth Science study, but not limited too.

Application requirements: A personal statement about yourself, career goals, how you heard about the scholarship, and your higher education goals.  (limited to one 8 x 11 sheet of paper) Be sure to include your full name, address, telephone number and email so we can contact you. Attach proof of GPA (transcript) and acceptance (from college) as mentioned above.

Amount of award: $500.00. (Presently). Amount is determined by yearly budget.

Number of Awards: 4 ( Presently) Number is determined by yearly budget.

Limited to one per applicant per year with a total of two awards per applicant in different years.

Application deadline: May 30, 2019


Mail applications to:
AV Gem and Mineral Club
Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 69
Lancaster, CA. 93584-0069



Get Up! Get Active Scholarship information

1. In school what is one of your weakest subjects?

2. Are you ready to face your weakness and transform it into a strength?

3. Short Answer: In 3-5 sentences please answer ONE of the following:

What do you consider one of your greatest weaknesses? -OR-

Why is it important to try to improve a weakness?

Weakness Transformation

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The problem is that we often ignore our weakness until it’s too late – like when we need to pass a test. All time basketball great, Michael Jordan once said: “If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” So in the spirit of forcing you to confront your weakness and do something about it we present the $1,000 Weakness to Strength Scholarship. To apply simply complete the Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship Application



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Cottage Inn would like to recognize those that embrace education. Education is a fundamental need for the future growth of our nation. We are seeking high school senior applicants with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in High School.

The scholarship award will be made payable to the college or university of your choice to help pay for your education.

For the 2019 Scholarship, Cottage Inn will award three scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,000, and $500.

Deadline: Application Deadline for the 5th annual scholarship is May 31, 2019. Essays will be accepted up until the May deadline and Scholarships will be awarded in late fall.

How to Apply:

-          Complete the application form at the Cottage Inn Website

-          Upload an essay answering the following:

Taking into consideration Cottage Inn’s current map of locations, and analyzing how our competitors have grown, where should we open our next location?

-          Provide proof of official transcript & proof of acceptance into an accredited college or university



Courage To Grow Scholarship

Eligibility: You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Award: $500.00

Essay: Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.

(Note: Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important.)

Apply for the Courage to Grow Scholarship





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Mother's Day Scholarship

$1,000 Mother’s Day Scholarship

Mother’s Day is a time to honor your mom for all her hard work and the sacrifices she has made for you. Whether she’s driven three hours to cheer you up after a break-up, paid for your Spring Break trip, or sent you plenty of care packages filled with your favorite homemade goodies, it’s so easy to forget to say “thank you.” Write your mom a Mother’s Day card telling her exactly how you feel and you could win $1,000 for school or your student loan payments. P.S.  Be sure to share it with her, too!

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Topic: “If you could create a Mother’s Day card, what would it say?” (250 words or less) Your written response must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and it must not exceed two-hundred fifty (250) words.

Applicants must:

·         Be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application.

·         Be legal residents of the fifty(50) United States or the District of Columbia.

·         Be currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).

The Mother’s Day Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around July 31, 2019.

Apply for the Mother's Day Scholarship



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Deadline has been extended to June 1, 2019

The Ivey Engineering $1,000 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.

Winner Payout and Announcement

·          The deadline for Ivey Engineering scholarship entries is bi-annually on May 1 and November 1. 

·          If there are fewer than 20 entries, the deadline will be extended.

·          The winner will be notified by e-mail about four weeks after the deadline.

·          Scholarship entries will be carefully reviewed by a team of judges at Ivey Engineering.

·          The scholarship will be paid out in amounts of $1,000 (U.S.) to each winner bi-annually, twice each year in the form of a check that will be mailed directly to the college or university attended by the winning student.

Scholarship Entry Requirements

Carefully research and compose an essay of 800 to 1,000 words on one of the following topics. The essay will be judged on content and creativity and should use correct grammar and punctuation. It must be your own work and not previously published or entered in other competitions.

Choose a topic below for your essay:

1.    Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design.

2.    Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building.

3.    How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire.

Eligibility Requirements

The requirements for eligible student entries are:

1.    You should presently be a senior in high school;

2.    Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;

3.    Or be already enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.

4.    Employees and their immediate family members of Ivey Engineering are not eligible to participate.

5.    Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter.

6.    Past winners are not eligible to participate in the contest.

How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry

·          Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to Only one entry per person will be permitted.

·          Please specify your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.

·          If you are under 18 years old, please provide a parent or guardian’s e-mail address.

·          Include the name of the college or university and the mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school. (College or university information must be included at time of application. If you have not applied or been accepted to a college yet, we suggest you wait and apply for the scholarship during the next round of applications.)

·          Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.

·          If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline or in the required format, your submission may be disqualified.

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Fourth Annual High School Senior Essay Scholarship For College-Bound High School Seniors
$500 Award

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all 3 of the following requirements:
1. Identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular;
2. Reside in Antelope Valley, CA, USA;
3. Currently a high school senior graduating spring 2019 and college bound in fall 2019.

Essay Topic: Being a Young Freethinker in the Antelope Valley

A freethinker is someone who develops opinions based on science and reason in contrast to faith, authority, tradition, or dogma. Write from a personal perspective about how you have applied freethought in your life as well as how these principles benefit society as a whole.

Length: 500-700 words. Include word count. Submit typed, double-spaced essay with standard margins.

Other Requirements: Choose your own title. Do not include a resume. Please staple. Place your name and essay title on each page. Include a separate paragraph biography identifying your age, birthdate, hometown, the college or university you will be attending in the fall, intended major and interests or high school achievements. Include your name, mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address. Winner will be asked to send verification of student enrollment. Essay must be submitted both by mail and e-mail by deadline (see below).

By applying, the Applicant grants to Antelope Valley Freethinkers, Inc. ("AVF") a nonrecoverable, non-exclusive, and perpetual license to publish and use Applicant's name, image or likeness, and the essay or the text of the essay, accurately reproduced, in any form or format selected by AVF; and represents that the essay is the original work of the Applicant. Applicant shall retain any copyright interest in the essay that does not substantially interfere with AVF's use of the license hereby granted.

Winners agree to provide a photograph suitable for reproduction. Winners agree to attend a meeting of Antelope Valley Freethinkers on or before December 1, 2019 to collect the award. Failure to do so may result in the award being rescinded. Scholarship awards are granted in the sole discretion of AVF and AVF reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship in its sole discretion upon, inter alia, unavailability of funds, failure of entries to meet standards set by the judge(s), or failure of the winning Applicant to provide proof of enrollment in a college or university by August 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on August 3, 2019. The winner will receive a free one-year membership in AVF.

Deadline: June 7, 2019

Mailing specifications: Mail postmarked no later than June 7, 2019 to:
High School Essay Contest
Antelope Valley Freethinkers
40915 40th St. West
Palmdale, CA 93551

Email: Email your essay no later than June 7, 2019 to with subject heading
“Essay [Full Name],” e.g., Essay Albert Einstein. Please follow all instructions.


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Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

Deadline and Eligibility

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2019 


The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2019

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at


Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

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Providian Medical Scholarship

Providian Medical, a premiere provider of new and refurbished ultrasound, CT, and MRI medical equipment is looking to help future generations achieve their educational goals. The “Providian Medical Scholarship” is awarded bi-annually to help ease the burden of increasing educational costs today.

Increasing enrollment and increasing costs for a college education have made it increasingly difficult for students to get financial assistance as competition for scholarships continues to become more difficult.

We believe that education is key for anyone preparing to enter the workplace and embark on a career. To that end, we hope to play a small part in helping students achieve their educational goals with this bi-annual $500 scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of principles and employees of Providian Medical. The decision of the panel will be based on originality, research, and quality of the essay submitted. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply.

Requirements for entry:

·         Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States

·         Must be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in “good standing”

·         Must be age 16 or older

·         Must be attending a U.S.-based institution

·         Must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

·         Entries must be post marked by June 21st for our Summer Entry Deadline or Jan 15th for our Winter Entry Deadline

Additional information:

·         There is no formal entry form; simply follow the instructions

·         No email or fax entries will be accepted. Entries must be sent by U.S. mail

·         No additional material or documentation (such as tax returns, letters of recommendation, etc.) is needed or accepted

·         Each entry should include the following: printed copy of your essay with your complete contact information on each page (full name, address, email address and phone number) and a statement or transcript showing your current cumulative GPA (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

Please send all materials to:

ATTN: Providian Medical Scholarship
5335 Avion Park Dr. Unit A
Highland Heights, OH 44143

Providian Medical Website



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We are so excited to announce our third edition of #thefutureisfemale scholarship

Knowledge is power. That's why we believe in supporting you as you pursue the educational course of your choice — whether it's in coding, design, marketing, research, film, or beyond.

We can't wait to see the passionate, motivated women become the future trailblazers of tomorrow. Tell us what makes you exceptional for a chance to be awarded a $3000 scholarship for the educational course of your choice.

The possibilities really are endless, and the world is in your hands.


·         $3000 dollars towards the course of her choice

·         $300 of True&Co. products.

·         A full feature and interview on the True&Co. Journal.


·         Be enrolling in/enrolled in/have graduated college with a 3.0 GPA or above.

·         Winner will be required to submit transcripts and enrollment or offer letter.

·         Be an American Citizen/Resident.


·         The winner will be chose by True&Co's CEO and original changemaker Michelle Lam.

·         Application Deadline: June 29th 2018.

·         The Winner will be announced July 15th 2018.

Apply for #thefutureisfemale scholarship



Dolman Law Group Scholarship

The attorneys at the Dolman Law Group understand the value of education. After all, all of our attorneys have earned an undergraduate degree and successfully completed a rigorous juris doctorate program during law school. We also understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, we are offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. The scholarship will be awarded to the winner of our video essay contest, the details of which are outlined below.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
  • Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of 06/29/2019.
  • Submit videos to:

Essay Topic

In order to participate in the essay contest, applicants must present a 2-minute video essay discussing the following issue:

Thanks to millions of dollars from investors like Uber and Google, Dockless bike and scooter companies such as Lime, Jump Bikes, and Bird are popping up everywhere.

These companies are taking the emerging market by storm and have recently been clashing with U.S. cities over many different issues that have become quite controversial. For example, many of these companies do not communicate with the cities they intend to infiltrate, but instead, just show up overnight and literally drop thousands of bikes and/or scooter into the city. These new, emissionless modes of transportations have their obvious benefits to commuting citizens, but what about regulations, street laws, injuries, abandoned equipment, etc.?

As dockless rideshare bikes and scooters become more prominent in US cities, what responsibilities do the rideshare companies, investors, cities, and citizens have in making these systems work for everyone? Are they the answer to reducing carbon emissions and congested roadways or are they an overnight fad that will simply cause havoc and disappear as fast as they popped up?

Deadline to apply for this scholarships is 06/29/2019 at 9AM EST.

Once the application period closes, we will review all submissions and determine a winner based on the following factors:

  • Video should not be longer than 2 minutes
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Feasibility
  • The applicant’s demonstrated potential for success in the legal field

Please note that the scholarship check will be issued directly to the winner’s university/college. 

Dolman Law Group Website



California Association of Collectors, Inc. Scholarship

CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation.

Essay prompt: All applicants must write an original essay on the following prompt: Debt collection agencies in the US have an important job of collecting unpaid consumer debts. Why is unpaid debt collection so important to the US economy, and what personal finance strategies can you implement in your young adult life to ensure long-term personal financial stability?

Essay guidelines: Entries must be typed, 12-point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000 words. All essays must include the word count at the top of the document. Please DO NOT put your personal information on any page. Applicants must also include a copy of their current class schedule or transcript to verify enrollment in a California high school.

Application deadline: All applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2019.

First Award - $2,500      Second Award - $2,000      Third Award - $1,500

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Hoshizaki Ice Maker Supporting STEM Scholarship, hosted by B & G Refrigeration in Jacksonville, FL, offers an annual scholarship for the spring and fall semester to support students involved in science, technology, engineering, and math focused fields of study. We encourage our youth to pursue these areas of study in order to create college graduates who are prepared to work in fields that enhance the economy and complement the business industry.

We believe filling STEM jobs with talented young professionals is a critical factor in ensuring the long-term success of America’s economy. We are a member of the STEM coalition, and believe that society should improve the way that students learn science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. We believe that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.

Description of the Supporting STEM Scholarship

A single award of $1,000, split evenly between fall and spring semester, will be sent to the financial aid office of the winning applicant’s academic institution where funds will be disbursed. The awarded funds may be used for any school-related cost at the recipient’s discretion.

Deadline for this year's scholarship submission is June 30, 2019

Eligibility Requirements for the Supporting STEM Scholarship

An applicant must:

                   ·         Be an undergraduate college student or high school senior

                     ·         Have a cumulative minimum of 3.0 GPA

                     ·         Maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours or more per college term

                     ·         Be a declared major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematic field of study

                     ·         Demonstrate passion for STEM subjects, strong moral character, and leadership ability

                     ·         Reside in the U.S. attend a U.S. university, and be legally declared as a U.S. citizen


Necessary Documents for Supporting STEM Scholarship

High School Seniors:

                   ·         Current high school transcript

                     ·         Four year accredited university acceptance letter *

* If you are a high school senior that does not have an acceptance letter from an accredited four-year university yet, then submit your current high school transcript and SAT/ACT test scores only.  If you qualify as a finalist for our scholarship, then we will contact you to verify and update any academic information.

* We will verify SAT/ACT scores if you are a finalist for our supporting STEM Scholarship

Apply for the Hoshizaki Ice Maker Supporting STEM Scholarship



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The Scholarship

At, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

In addition to the essay or video, must also complete the online application form below.

Eligibility Requirements for High School Students

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
  • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Caring, LLC.

DEADLINE: 6/30/19 



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Hey, students – could you use $500?


  • Be a high school senior or current college student planning to attend or enrolled in an accredited, non-profit, four year college or university in the United States in the fall of the following year.
  • Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Previous winners of the IBPA Student Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Student may only enter one time per scholarship competition. Any attempt to obtain multiple entries by using different or multiple e-mailed addresses, identities or logins is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • No exceptions will be made.

Please respond to these questions in 250 words or fewer:

·         Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.

·         Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart, specific to bullying prevention efforts in your school or community.

·         Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.


  • Up to 2 scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded annually to students who are United States citizens and are not renewable.
  • Students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The scholarships will be paid to the students to be used for attendance including tuition, housing, books and other educational costs at any accredited, nonprofit, four-year college or university.
  • Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.


·         Applications are accepted year-round, so send in your application anytime.

Apply to the IBPA Scholarship



Digital Privacy Scholarship

It's important to understand that almost anything you post on the Internet is neither temporary nor private. And posting too much information can have devastating consequences. Forty-three percent of employers who checked on social media have decided not to hire someone, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twelve percent of college admissions officers who checked Facebook decided not to admit an applicant according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.

What does it mean to be digitally responsible?

We believe that it's our responsibility to use technology in a way that doesn't harm others and to be aware of the impact that technology has on our health, environment, and society at large.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application online including a 140-character statement that completes this sentence: I'm taking responsibility for my digital profile by...  The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Digital Responsibility Website




The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about different legal issues. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving (e.g. cell phones, passengers, radio, etc).

Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put towards higher education. 


The following people are eligible for the scholarship:

  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
  • People are accepted into a graduate school.

You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.


We want to see how creative and convincing you can be with your video. Make sure it is geared towards your peers. Videos can be technical, narrative, documentary, fiction or any other video style you can think of. Video selfies will not be considered. Be creative! We’ve seen tons of stats and percentages and they get boring. The video must be yours. Music videos taken from YouTube will not be considered.


Your PSA will be judged on the level of creativity and persuasiveness, as well as how informative it is.


  • Create your video and make sure it is no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Upload your video to YouTube titled Avoiding Distracted Driving.
  • In the description of the video please include a link to this page.
  • Once your video has been uploaded, fill out the application form online
  • All questions should be emailed to

By submitting your application, you are giving Andrew Flusche, Attorney at Law, PLC the permission to use and display your video for marketing and promotional purposes.

Submissions will not be accepted without proof of acceptance or enrollment of the school in which you attend.


One winner will be selected by July 31, 2019. If the selected winner does not claim their prize within 2 weeks of being contacted, we will pick a new winner.



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In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

Who Can Apply?

To apply, you must be:

-       A U.S. citizen or permanent resident

-       Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies

-       A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college

How Do You Apply?

To apply, complete the online application form. You can also print out the application and mail it to:

Delete Cyberbullying

2261 Market Street #291

San Francisco, CA 94114

Short Essay

Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" 
Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" 

Selection Criteria:

Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.


June 30, 2019

Winners selected and notified by:

July 31, 2019

Apply for the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship




The most enduring and influential contest in the history of SF and Fantasy

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights.

Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.


The most enduring and influential contest in the history of SF and Fantasy

L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights.

Entries in the Illustrators of the Future Contest are judged only by professional artists. Three prizes of $500 (a total of $1500) are awarded each quarter. From the twelve quarterly winners each year the judges select a grand prize winner to receive the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Brush Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.

Apply for the Writers of the Future or Illustrators of the Future 

Deadline: 6/30/19




Aero Club



-          High school students who plan to pursue classroom studies in aviation or aerospace ($2,500 grants)

-          Students pursuing aviation/aerospace studies in a College, University or nationally accredited technical school ($5,000 grants)



Students must submit a typewritten statement that includes all of the following in separate paragraphs:

-          Aviation/Aerospace career goals

-          Current and future Aviation/Aerospace educational plans

-          Work experience

-          Achievements related to Aviation/Aerospace

-          Details of initiative and leadership skills

-          Other interests and accomplishments

Applications should also include:

-          Two typed letters of recommendation from non-family members

-          Certified school records

Please send your application to:

Aero Club of Southern California

c/o John Durant

1573 West Fir Ave, Fresno, CA, 93711

Scholarship applications are due no later than July 14, 2019. Please include your residence mailing address, email address and phone number.

Apply for the Aero Club Scholarship

Questions may be directed to Mr. Durant at (909) 418-0582 or




Do you have fun travel stories to share? We bet you do! Our 13th annual teen travel blogging merit scholarship offers cash grants for great writing. And it’s easy to apply.

Family Travel Forum (FTF), the trusted vacation planning resource, and sponsors from the travel industry, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

Tell us:  Have you taken an unexpectedly wonderful — or terrible but funny — trip with your family? Or have you journeyed somewhere with a school group or sports team and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience or destination? Have you gone somewhere — near or far — that opened up new ways of looking at the world?

The top three travel blogs submitted by the July 12, 2019 deadline will receive cash grants of $1,000, $500, and $250, as well as a GoBag Travel Bag from sponsor Allianz Global Assistance. Honorable mention winners will receive gifts from CityPASS and Rough Guides. The top stories will be published on Family Travel Forum’s site.


Eligibility for FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

  • Applications will be accepted between May 1, 2019 and July 12, 2019.
  • Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12.
  • Applicants must be attending junior high or high school in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.

Submission Requirements for FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

  • Travel blogs must be no more than 600 words in length, and the trip must have been taken in the last five years.
  • Entries must include text and be illustrated by at least one photo, digital artwork or video.
  • Travel essays must include practical details so that others can follow in your footsteps. Details should include names of attractions, museums, themeparks, resorts, restaurants, the local beach, etc. with URLs as appropriate.
  • Travel blogs must be submitted online using the FTF Teen Travel Scholarship Essay Submission Form. Please create a strong, descriptive blog title, and use the editing tools provided to make paragraph breaks or add punctuation, and to upload your photos. If you are submitting a video, please enter the URL at the bottom of your entry and we will add it to your blog post.
  • All applications must be received no later than 11:59pm ET on July 12, 2019. Late entries will not be considered.
  • Your travel blog must be your original creation and must not have been previously published.
  • Multiple submissions are not allowed.

How to Apply:

To enter, all applicants must sign up for the community prior to submitting an essay. 




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Minecraft Scholarship

All of us here at Apex Minecraft Hosting believe that education is a fundamental part of living a full and joyful life. In the past, we have partnered with educational institutions and libraries as part of our commitment to education in the classroom and the power of Minecraft. This typically has been in the form of sponsored get togethers, class projects, and similar programs and colleges, high schools, middle schools and libraries.

Students are able to apply for our $2,000 scholarship which can be used towards tuition for their next semester at college. All drawings will be done early August each year after submission deadlines have passed. All interested students will be required to write a short essay about their opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence within their education and career development. Minecraft has been used in many different facets of education and we want to know how you believe that the game can be further utilized to enhance learning and development. We are interested in hearing your thoughts and experiences about how this amazing game that we love can be much more than just a game.

Eligible students will need to:

  • Write a short essay of no less than 500 words about your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development.
  • Fill out the information online with your essay and appropriate information.


  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must currently be enrolled in college or high school
  • You must carry a 3.0 or higher GPA


  • Submissions must be received by July 31st, 2019.

Apply for the Minecraft Scholarship



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The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency. While working at the CIA, you will be exposed to real intelligence challenges while performing meaningful work that relates to your college major. An IT major, for example, might be given increasingly complex projects involving sophisticated computer systems. An engineering major might help produce a piece of state-of-the-art equipment. A finance major could be involved in developing and analyzing budgets for a worldwide operation, while a foreign language major might be instrumental in translating documents for US policymakers. An international relations major might brief a senior policymaker and, as a final example, a human resources major could have the opportunity to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.

If selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive a wide array of benefits, including:

  • Tuition assistance up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees and books
  • Daily allowance for meals and incidentals during summer tours
  • Reimbursement for transportation costs between school and Washington, DC
  • Annual salary
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Federal retirement plans
  • Paid time off, as well as sick and holiday leave

Because the CIA invests in scholarship recipients, accepting an offer means continued employment with the Agency for a specified timeframe. You are required to work at the Agency after college graduation for a period equal to 1.5 times the length of the college sponsorship you received from CIA. Students who leave earlier are required to reimburse the US government for their tuition. All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area during summer work tours.

Our Undergraduate scholarship recipients work in all Directorates and Offices of CIA.

Apply for the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship

DEADLINE: 7/31/19


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Driver Education Initiative Award – Scholarship Opportunity

National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.

Driver Education Initiative 2019: In the Driver’s Seat

The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam War. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.


·         What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving?

·         What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?

·         Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?

·         What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?


Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).

Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible.

There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

1. Round 1: April 1st: application deadline PASSED
2. Round 2: Accepting entries May 3rd – August 1st. Winner announced 9/1/19
3. Round 3: Accepting entries September 1st - November 31st. Winners announced 1/01/20

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay

The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college. If you have additional questions, please contact us @

Apply for the Driver Education Initiative Award




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The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually; in December to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

The applicant must:

- Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);

- Be a citizen of the United States of America;

- Be in the high school graduating Class of 2020, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;

Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;

-  Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;

-  Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;

-  Submit by the Regular DEADLINE 9/13

-  Online Application,

-  Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and

-  Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.

Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Website


Don't Text and Drive Scholarship


Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field.

According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a "safety-critical event."

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form online including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

Deadline: September 30, 2019 to coincide with September's No Texting while Driving Day.

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN SEPTEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

The Gates Scholarship - 9/18

 Questbridge College Match - 9/27

 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - 9/30

 Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - 9/30






SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN OCTOBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

AES Engineering Scholarship - 10/6

 Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards - 10/15

College Jump Start Scholarship -10/17

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship - 10/17

O Captain, My Captain Scholarship - 10/25

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship - 10/25

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest - 10/30

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - 10/31

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - 10/31

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship - 10/31 

National Rice Month Scholarship - 10/31

Liaison Data-Inspired Future Scholarship - 10/31 Scholarship - 10/31

 Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest - 10/31

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship - 10/31




SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN November (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

National Co-Op Scholarship Programs - 11/1 

IVEY Engineering Inc (IEI) Scholarship 11/1 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 11/6 

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* - Elk’s most Valuable Student Scholarship - 11/15

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest - 11/16 

The LegiSchool Project - 11/16 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship 11/20 

Sustainability in Your Community Scholarship 11/27 

Bachus & Schanker LLC Scholarship - 11/30 



Women in Science Environmental Scholarship Flyer and link to website

DEADLINE: 12/1/19



Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award Flyer and link to apply




SCHOLARSHIPS TRADITIONALLY DUE IN DECEMBER (Deadlines are subject to change in 2019):

Notes for the Future Scholarship - 12/4

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Scholarship - 12/5

Science Ambassador Scholarship - 12/11

Edison Scholarship - 12/14

AVUHSD Sustainability Scholarship - 12/14

AXA Achievement Scholarship - 12/14

Footlocker Scholar Athlete Scholarship - 12/14

BK Scholars Program - 12/15

Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Scholarship - 12/15

Rubincam Youth Award - 12/15

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - 12/18

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - 12/29

Snaps for College Cash - 12/30

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - 12/31

Because College is Expensive Scholarship - 12/31

NRA Civil Right Defense Fund Scholarship - 12/31

 G2 Overachievers Student Grant - 12/31

FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest - 12/31

Unigo $10K Scholarship - 12/31

 Imagine America Scholarship - 12/31

OppU Achievers Scholarship - 12/31

Your Gift to the World Scholarship - 12/31





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CLASS of 2019

Senior Information


Dear SOAR Seniors and Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a tremendous achievement as the year draws to a close.  High school graduation is a milestone of which you, as students and parents, should be extremely proud.  As graduation day approaches, SOAR High School’s staff will work hard to ensure that this is a special and memorable occasion. 

We hope that your years at SOAR have prepared you for the many opportunities that await you as an adult.  We at SOAR are proud of your accomplishments and we wish you much success.  Let us all endeavor to make this year’s graduation ceremony a memory to last a lifetime!


Stephanie A. Herrera, Ed.D.

Principal, SOAR High School



Principal:  Dr. Stephanie Herrera




Head Counselor:  Mrs. Rika Moya

School Secretary:  Mrs. Janet Andrews

Pupil Services Technician:  Mrs. Tracey Chainey

Data Tech/Registrar:  Ms. Jaylene Schaeffer




President:  Angela Estrada

Vice President:  Ryan Ohaya

Secretary:  Dominic Vinluan

  Treasurer:  Brenda Castro

Historian:  Daniela Bermudez

Parlimentarian:  Monica Escobedo

Public Relations:  Dominic Vinluan

Fundraising Coordinator:  Luke Vinluan

Events Coordinator:  Xavier Williams

Advisor:  Ms. Katy Nelsen


This booklet is designed to assist you in planning for your upcoming senior activities. These activities are specifically for graduating seniors.  Please note the events and the details that describe them.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SOAR High School office at 661-722-6509.


(Each senior must submit a signed copy of these standards)

Seniors must follow all school rules and regulations at all senior activities.  Appropriate behavior and regular school attendance are required in order to be eligible for all senior activities.  Remember that senior activities, including graduation, are privileges.  School officials reserve the right to remove students from any senior activities, including prom, or graduation.  Specifically,

·     any senior who is subject to significant disciplinary action in the months prior to graduation may forfeit their participation in the commencement ceremony and/or other senior activities;

·     any senior who has not met all of the graduation requirements 48 hour prior to graduation may not participate in the commencement ceremony;

·     any senior who has not attended the mandatory senior meeting(s) and graduation practices may not participate in the commencement ceremony; or

·     any senior who behaves inappropriately during the commencement ceremony may be removed from the ceremony.


DATE:            May 3, 2019

TIME:             6:00 p.m.

PLACE:          AVC Performing Arts Theater

The annual SOAR High School Senior Awards Night will honor seniors for their scholastic achievements. 

Senior ladies should wear dresses or dress slacks and blouses.  Senior gentlemen should wear slacks, dress shirts with collars and ties.  NO JEANS.


Seniors can still purchase yearbooks for $60 until the end of February. The price will increase to $65 for March and April and $70 for May.  In addition, family members can buy a special Senior Ad in the yearbook. Prices are a business card, $15; quarter page, $35; half page, $50; full page, $75.  Contact Mrs. Jefferson ( for more information.


All graduation requirements must be met before the school can certify graduation.  Seniors MUST meet all graduation requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Any senior failing a required course may make it up in Independent Study Summer School.  The diploma will be awarded after a counselor verifies that the requirements have been met.  Non-graduates who are 18 can see their counselor for a transcript and paper work to enroll in Adult Education after Summer School.

Students who must attend Summer School may participate in all activities except commencement and Grad Nite.


DATE:              Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

TIME:               8:00 a.m. (Saturday) – 4:00 a.m. (Sunday)

COST:               TBD

PLACE:            Disneyland

Transportation: By bus (no exceptions) departing from SOAR HS parking lot by the tennis courts.

Suggested dress for Women:

¨               Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester

Suggested dress for men:

¨               Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester                                


·     Seniors will be cleared to graduate on May 28th through their AVID classes.

·     Students will proceed through each of the clearance stations in no particular order:

1.     College books:  students will check in books with Ms. Fite and fines will be identified

2.     Textbooks:  students will check in books with their teachers.  Late books can be turned into Mrs. Andrews and Ms. Schaeffer; fines will be identified

3.     Student charges:  students will pay all charges

4.     Graduation check:  students will confirm with Mrs. Speaks that they have met all graduation requirements and that they do not have substantial discipline that will prevent them from participating in the ceremony

5.     Cap and gown: students will purchase from the AVC Student Store (approximately $40).

6.     All signatures must be complete before Dr. Herrera will sign you off officially and distribute graduation tickets.


Finals:  May 20 - 23, 2019                            

Senior Grades Due:  May 24, 2019


1.  Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., SOAR High School.

2.   Thursday, May 30th, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., SOAR High School.

     *Please contact Dr. Herrera if you are unable to attend.

3.   Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 p.m., Eastside High School.

Participation in commencement practice is mandatory. Graduates who do not attend practice will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. NO EXCEPTIONS. You MUST have your graduation contract signed and returned to the office in order to attend practice and graduation. 

REMINDER:  Graduates must attend ALL commencement practices!!  All debts to the school must be cleared in order to participate in the ceremony.


Senior Breakfast will be held on May 30, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at the AVC Cafeteria.  This event is hosted by the Senior Class.


If you are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school in the fall and they are expecting you to furnish an official high school transcript after graduation, you will need to order your transcript on-line through  Directions for this process can be found in the office.  High school grades will be updated through 2nd semester by June 14, 2019.


All seniors participating in the Commencement exercises should have already purchased their cap and gown from the AVC Student Store.  Cost for cap and gown is approximately $40.00 plus tax.  Cap and gowns will be available after SOAR’s Spring Break.

Please press/steam the gown.  Put your cap on well forward with the short point almost between your eyebrows.  Wear your tassel over your RIGHT eye.

Please do not throw your caps in the air after graduation.  The graduation gown is also yours to keep; take care of it.  Many graduates keep both their cap and gown as important keepsakes.

Everyone should bring several bobby pins and a couple of safety pins for emergencies.  It may be very windy, and you will need to secure your hats with bobby pins.  If something breaks on your gown, you may need your safety pins.  We will have Junior Class ushers pick up items that are retrievable for you when possible.

COMMENCEMENT (Graduation Exercises)

DATE:            Thursday, May 30, 2019

TIME:             6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

PLACE:          Eastside High School Theater

All graduates are to report at 4:00 p.m.  BE ON TIME!  All graduates must wear a cap and gown.  Ladies are reminded to wear dresses or skirts/slacks and blouses and to leave purses with parents.  Gentlemen should wear suits, or slacks and jackets with shirts and ties.  Please do not wear sandals or white socks.  Students should leave phones, presents, flowers, or other items with parents during graduation.  Do not bring items to carry (camera, phones, sunglasses). There will be no check-in of valuables and the school will not be responsible for items that may be lost or stolen.

Graduates are not permitted to carry anything, nor may they adorn their cap and gown. 

The commencement ceremony is not mandatory.  It is a privilege which comes only once in a person’s lifetime!


Graduates will receive only the cover of their diplomas when they go through the ceremony.  Diplomas will be available for pick-up immediately following the graduation ceremony.  Diplomas will only be released to the graduate. Please make every effort to pick up your diploma at this time or you will need to make an appointment with the SOAR Registrar.   DIPLOMAS WILL NOT BE MAILED HOME.


Remember, this booklet does not ensure graduation.  All seniors must fulfill the academic requirements as set forth by the State of California, The Antelope Valley Union High School District, and SOAR High School. 


·       You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline established by the AVC Graduation Office.

·       Verify that you do not have a FERPA hold on your record at the AVC Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the commencement program.  Take a photo ID to AVC Admissions and Records to complete the form.

·       The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.

·      AVC Graduation is at 8:00 a.m. on May 31, 2019 in the AVC football stadium.  There is practice the day before at 2 p.m.  You should not miss a college class for practice. 

SOAR’s Vision—

SOAR Stars are life-long learners and self-advocates who solve the most pressing challenges through an unwavering pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration, becoming engaged and productive leaders in their communities.

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