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


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.

REMINDER: Sign up for the SAT with the Essay

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

Entry Level Writing

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The Requirement

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

- Due March 2nd Annually



- For California State Aid Information

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.



For eligible CA students whose annual income is under $80,000, UC's system wide tuition and fees will be fully covered during your first four years at UC (or two years if you are a transfer student) up to your financial need. Blue + Gold students with sufficient financial need can qualify for EVEN MORE aid to help reduce the cost of attending UC.



Overview of the Financial Aid Process

FAFSA Overview

Dream Act Overview




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Apply for Summer 2019

Students participate in active learning lessons led by faculty and leaders from top companies. Topics include: Career Mindset, Four Leadership Archetypes, Personal Branding, Careers in Finance, Careers in Accounting and Careers in Marketing.

For High School Juniors with:

  • Cumulative, weighted GPA above 90 (3.5 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills
  • Excellence in Public Speaking

Four sessions to choose from:

  • June 9 - June 15
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  • July 7 - July 13
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Tuition and board are provided to students for free. A fee of $300 is required to cover the cost of food.


NO DEADLINE - students are accepted on a rolling basis.

As spots are limited, we encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience.

Email Or Call 914.674.3102 for more information.

2019 Sample Agenda

MONDAY - Professional Development

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  • Matching Your Personality to Your Career
  • Personal Branding Speeches
  • Evening Karaoke Party

TUESDAY - Team Building on Nature Hike

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Perseverance 
  • Self-Reflection

WEDNESDAY - Career Exploration Day

  • "The Big Idea" - Careers in Entrepreneurship
  • "The Money Masters" - Careers in Finance
  • "From CFO to CIA" - Careers in Accounting
  • "Super Bowl Ads" - Careers in Marketing

THURSDAY - Corporate Visits in NYC

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  • MTV/Viacom
  • Disney/ESPN
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FRIDAY - Leadership in Action

  • Career Panel and Q&A
  • How to Give a "Ted Talk"
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COSMOS - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to be mentored by renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.

Dates & Deadlines

Opening Day 2019: Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Closing Day 2019: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Online Application DUE: February 1st, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST) - continues unsupported until 11:59pm
Transcripts must be postmarked on/before February 1st, 2019
Completed online application, parent/guardian signature(s), application fee ($30), financial aid application (optional) must be submitted electronically by February 1st, 2019

Admissions Notifications for the COSMOS Program: March 29th, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT):
Offer Acceptance or Decline (no response is considered decline) to COSMOS due April 12th, 2019 by 5:00 PM (PDT)
If you ACCEPT your offer you must submit a non-refundable $200 deposit by April 12th, 2019 by 5:00 PM PDT.  This deposit will go toward your tuition and be deducted from your tuition balance. Note that the non-refundable deposit is not covered by awarded financial aid.

$30 Application fee due by February 1st, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST)
$200 Nonrefundable deposit due by April 12th, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Remaining tuition due by May 24th, 2019

Financial aid requests must be complete and submitted with your application to COSMOS, and supporting documentation must be postmarked by the application deadline.




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Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. Students in MITES must commit full-time to the program during the six weeks. 

The 2019 MITES program will be held June 24 through August 2, 2019. Upon acceptance in mid-April, students should if they have concerns about program dates conflicting with school obligations.

Eligible students can apply online at during the fall semester of their junior year in high school. The Summer 2019 application will be available on the summer application site in late Fall.


All educational, food and boarding costs are generously covered by our funders. Students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.

DEADLINE: 2/1/19



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Unique, tuition-free wilderness science expeditions for young women

Inspiring Girls Expeditions interweaves science, art, and wilderness travel to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

Each year we select expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about a remote wilderness environment. Through scientific field studies with our team of professional scientists, artists, and wilderness guides, you will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.


For North American expeditions, you must be 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2019 to apply.

For Girls on Ice Switzerland expeditions, you must be between 15 and 17 years old on June 1, 2019 to apply.


June 2019 - You and your team will spend 12 days in the Alaska Range, exploring Gulkana Glacier and the surrounding alpine landscape. Preferences girls from AK, WA, OR, CA, BC, and YT.


July 2019 - You and your team will spend 12 days exploring Mount Baker, an active volcano, located in Washington state. Open to all!


July 2019 - By kayak and foot, you and your team will explore Bear Glacier and its surrounding marine environment near Seward, Alaska.  Open to all!


July / August 2019 - You and your team will explore the Findelen Glacier in the Swiss Alps. Preferences girls living in or near Switzerland and those who speak German or French.


July 2019 - You and your team will explore the White River National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Preferences girls from CO, NM, AZ, UT, WY, MT, & ID.


August 2019 - You and your team will explore the marine environment in Kachemak Bay, near Homer, AK. Preferences girls living in Alaska.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 2/1/19                

Apply for Inspiring Girls program


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CAMP CHLA - Health Care Career Exploration

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a health care professional? Camp CHLA is your chance to explore these exciting health care careers! Join us for five full days of education, observation and participation in the daily activities of health care professionals at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

At Camp CHLA, you will:

  • Observe medical procedures and job shadow health care professionals, as they care for patients
  • Participate in skills lab, where you will learn how to take vital signs, perform CPR and acquire other essential skills for the medical field
  • Gain exposure to different career paths by participating in presentations given by medical professionals in various specialties
  • Debrief at the end of each day to reflect and share your experiences with other campers
  • Get a firsthand look at health care through this life-changing opportunity

Important Camp Dates

Camp #1 - June 24 - 28, 2019            

Camp #2 - July 29 - August 2, 2019

How to Apply for Camp CHLA

Link to application coming soon

  • Applications will open on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm.
  • Applications will close when 400 applications have been received or on Friday, February 8, 2019 at midnight, whichever comes first.
  • Only the first 400 applications submitted will be reviewed.
  • All accepted applicants will be notified by April 19, 2019.

Only current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in high school are eligible to apply. Students will be chosen based on their completed online application, essay, and letter of recommendation. If you have attended Camp CHLA before, you are not eligible to re-apply. If selected, you will only be able to attend one camp session. On your online application, you will have the option of providing your first and second choice for dates.

Tuition/Fees for Camp CHLA

There is no charge to attend Camp CHLA. We sincerely thank the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for the Health Careers Training Program Grant, the generous donors who have underwritten Camp CHLA and also the Children's Hospital Los Angeles staff for their support and continual dedication.

Camp Attendance

Participants are expected to take part in all Camp CHLA activities.  If your application is accepted, please ensure that your work, personal or school schedules will not conflict with Camp CHLA.


Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For eligible participants taking public transportation, reimbursement may be available. Parking validations will be provided to students who drive.

Apply for Camp CHLA


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Summer Scholars

Program Date: June 22 - July 6, 2019

Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 22 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame. Decisions will be released week of April 15, 2019. 

Eligibility for Summer Scholars

We welcome high school students who meet the following criteria to apply to Summer Scholars:

·         Current sophomores and juniors (will be rising juniors and seniors)

·         Strong academic standing with solid extracurricular activities

·         At least 16 years old by or on August 1, 2019

·         Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and demonstrate a high level of maturity. In addition, applicants must express a sincere desire to be part of the Notre Dame community while they are participating in the program.

Application Requirements

Interested students must submit an online application, a high school transcript, a counselor report, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or PSAT) are strongly encouraged to enhance a student's Summer Scholars application, but they are not required.

Apply for Notre Dame Summer Scholars 

Financial Aid Deadline: 2/12/19                                               

Application Deadline: 2/19/19


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Pepperdine Preview Dates

  • Friday, February 15, 2019

High School Juniors Only



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The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a six-week residential summer program at Carnegie Mellon University for minoritized student groups interested in pursuing STEM-related undergraduate majors. The program offers two distinct cohorts for rising seniors and a smaller cohort for rising juniors. Admitted students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our world renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. Selected students have an opportunity to choose from two different academic tracks; Science and Engineering, and Computer Science. Both tracks allow students to develop deeper understanding in areas such as mathematics, physics and computer programming via traditional classroom instruction and hands-on projects.

Carnegie Mellon is committed to expanding the pool of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who want to pursue STEM disciplines. The admissions process for SAMS is competitive so students are encouraged to apply early.  

Tuition Waivers & Fees: 

Students admitted to the Summer Academy of Math and Science will not be charged tuition, housing or dining fees. However, a nonrefundable commitment deposit is required upon acceptance to the program. This deposit will be credited to the students’ account to utilize at their discretion after arrival to campus. Lastly, SAMS Scholars are responsible for books, supplies, transportation and selected recreational expenses.

We have a limited number of scholarships available for transportation and book costs. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applications are made available upon request to the SAMS Office.


To be eligible to apply to the Summer Academy for Math & Science, applicants must be:

  • At least 16 years old
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Rising high school senior or junior (limited number accepted)
  • Demonstrated interest in STEM-related disciplines

Admission Consideration

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of Admission, invite students with competitive academic backgrounds to apply for admission consideration. The program strongly encourages applicants who represent the following:

• Low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch 
• Underrepresented ethnic minorities   
• First generation (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree) 
• Attend a rural or inner-city high school with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier institutions

Application Information

Students interested in applying to the Summer Academy for Math and Science will be required to submit/upload the following:

  • Family and student information
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are welcome for application review, but admitted students will be required to submit official transcripts prior to arriving on campus)
  • Standardized test scores, can be unofficial
  • Two recommendation letters (one must be from a STEM teacher)
  • Five short answer essays
  • Admission decisions will be made within two weeks after a completed application has been received

DEADLINE: 2/15/19

SAMS Website/Application Link


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Carnegie Mellon AI4ALL provides rising high school juniors and seniors, with a strong interest in computer science, the opportunity to utilize artificial intelligence to address problems of probabilistic and numeric nature. Students engage with faculty, staff and researchers who’ve been leaders in AI since the field was invented at Carnegie Mellon in the 1950s. Students will be exposed to a breadth of knowledge in the field with the goal of leveraging AI for social good.

 *A three-week program, from June 29 - July 19, 2019 


Students must be at least 16 years of age and either rising high school juniors or seniors.

Tuition Waivers & Fees

The School of Computer Science is committed to diversifying the national pipeline of underrepresented students in computer science and artificial intelligence, as a result, students admitted to Carnegie Mellon AI4ALL will not be charged tuition, housing or dining fees.

A non-refundable deposit will be due upon admittance, and will be transferred to the student’s account after enrolling to assist with the purchase of program supplies.

Students will be responsible for books, supplies, transportation and recreational expenses.

We have a limited number of funds available for transportation or book costs. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Application Information

Students interested in applying to the AI4ALL program will be required to submit/upload the following:

  • Family and student information
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are welcome for application review)
  • Two recommendation letters, one from a STEM or computer science teacher and one from a CBO or counselor
  • Four short answer essays
  • Admission decisions will be made within two weeks after a completed application has been received

While not required, applicants may self report/submit standardized test scores as an optional piece to their application.

DEADLINE: 2/15/19

AI4ALL Website/Application Link



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Discover Occidental - Junior Open House

High school juniors and their families are invited to Discover Occidental!

We welcome all high school juniors and their families to spend the day on campus for a comprehensive introduction to the college search process. Learn more about what it means to experience a liberal arts education, how we combine living and learning in our residential communities, and the ways students use Los Angeles as a laboratory for their research.

Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to tour our campus, sit in on a class, participate in student and faculty-led panels, and attend college application and financial aid workshops. The full schedule will be posted this fall.

Join us to Discover Occidental on February 19, 2019.

Register for Discover Occidental


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The PAYS Experience

The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) is a college access program for high school students that aims to increase the pool of students prepared to enter highly selective colleges and universities. Ninth graders attending high school in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and from populations traditionally underrepresented in college – first generation college-going, low income, and/or African-American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian or other groups.

PAYS participants engage in a FREE thought-provoking combination of faculty-led courses, activities, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year.

The dates for the 2019 selection process are as follows:

·       Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 

·       Recommendation Form Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

·       Notification of Decision: Friday, May 3, 2019

Summer Program Dates: Sunday, June 16 – Friday, July 12, 2019

All aspects of PAYS programming are of no cost to PAYS scholars. Pomona College covers all costs including housing, food, activities, and transportation to field trips. Students will only be required to bring basic school supplies, such as pencils and paper. 

Apply for PAYS


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SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a three-year STEM- intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies at leading universities throughout the country.  During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.

They are coached by instructors of color that represent the future they can have. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with instructors and gain true mentorship from these STEM professors and industry professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also find their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be.


Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements listed below in order to be considered for SMASH (no exceptions).

1.       Grade Level: Be in the 9th grade at the time of application.

2.       Math Skills: Have strong mathematics skills appropriate for your grade level, as determined by your state standardized math test scores.

3.       Attend a public high school or private high school via scholarship.

4.       Location: Reside in the United States within 50 miles of a SMASH site as determined by your zip code. Students applying to the IIT site must reside within 25 miles of either Illinois Institute of Technology or Southern Illinois University, and must be an Illinois resident. Check here to see if you are eligible.

5.       Applicants to SMASH Morehouse must be male.


Target Applicants

The criteria below describes who we aim to serve, however, applicants do not need to fulfill any or all of the criteria to apply to SMASH.

From groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: African American, Chicano/Latinx, Native American, Filipino, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian (i.e. Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese) or mixed race/multiracial groups with at least one parent from the above ethnicities.

First-generation college students: This means that neither one of your parents received a bachelor’s or 4-year degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in the United States. If you have a sibling in college you are still first generation. If your parents took some courses, but did not complete a degree you are still considered first generation

From a low-income family: (e.g. qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch program).


2019 Academy Dates

SMASH Berkeley: June 15 – July 20, 2019

SMASH UC Davis: June 22 – July 27, 2019

SMASH Illinois: July 6 – August 10, 2019

SMASH Morehouse: June 8 – July 13, 2019

SMASH Stanford: June 29 – August 3, 2019

SMASH UCLA: June 22 – July 27, 2019

SMASH Wayne State: July 6 – August 10, 2019

SMASH Wharton: June 29 – August 3, 2019

SMASH Website


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The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

The program is designed for rising sophomores to rising seniors.  Applicants must have completed their freshman year in high school (ninth grade) and must be at least 15 years of age by the start of the program (Move-in day).  Unfortunately, students currently in their senior year of high school are not eligible for ESAP.  All applicants must have a good overall academic record (minimum B average), with a preference for strong performance in math and science subjects, as well as honors and advanced coursework.

The following application materials are required:

  • Online application
  • OFFICIAL high school transcript: submitted directly from your school via email, fax, or mail
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation: Contact information for your recommenders must be submitted on the online application (name, phone number, and email address). They will then be emailed instructions for submitting their letter online. At least one of your letters of recommendation must be written by a math or science teacher.
  • $85 non-refundable application fee
  • **Standardized Test scores: PSAT, SAT I/ II, ACT, AP, TOEFL

**Standardized test scores are optional.  If you have taken any of the above tests and feel that your scores will strengthen your application, please submit them.  Upload a copy of your scores in the “Standardized Tests” section of the online application.  

Important Dates

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
General Application Deadline: April 5, 2019
Program: July 7th - 27th
Move-In: July 7, 2019

July 27, 2019




Jacobs University Summer Camp Flyer and link to application

DEADLINE: March 3rd, 2019 


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UN Sustainable Development Challenge

Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world? Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption? Do you want to make a difference?

The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy & International Relations is challenging high school students to be part of the solution!

Seton Hall University is committed to serving the greater good, which is why we are hosting a Sustainable Development Challenge designed to engage 10th-12th grade high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet - encouraging you to be an agent of change and embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Deadline for submissions is March 3, 2019 at midnight.

Here's What You Need to Do:

Step 1: Submit Your Ideas

Using the online entry form, submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about what you want to do to be a part of the solution and help make the world a better place.

Step 2: Share Your Ideas

Ten finalists will be selected by late March and invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges at Seton Hall University with a reception to follow.

Step 3: Win Prizes and Recognition!

Finalist with the best ideas will win cash prizes and a scholarship to attend Seton Hall. The cash prize can assist you in launching your idea or creating awareness about the sustainable development goal or region of the world that is most important to you. 

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually)
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually)
  • All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually)

To enter, visit 


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DEADLINE: 4/1/19 


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        Early Applications Due: 4/1/19

        Priority Applications Due: 6/23/19 


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.



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Duke summer sessions for students grades 9-12

Deadline: April 15th, 2019 Register/Login Link

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities and home to an outstanding liberal arts college, an integrated academic medical center, and some of the best professional and arts schools in the country.

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.

Summer 2019 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have completed at least the 9th grade by June 16, 2019.
  • You should be pursuing a rigorous high school curriculum.
  • You are required to attend all class meetings beginning Monday, June 17, 2019.  Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
  • You may be either a domestic or international student.

Deadline: Domestic Student Application: Friday, April 26, 2019


Discover Emory Flyer and link to apply

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives current college-bound sophomores and juniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are leading experts in their field. 

We're ready for YOU! Emory Pre-College applications are OPEN with a wide range of courses to choose from, including Computational Thinking, Branding and Marketing, and Antibiotic Resistance.

APPLY NOW and check this off your to-do list for the spring. It's never too early!

Why join us? Your summer spent at Emory Pre-College will help you:

·     become more prepared and challenged academically

·     experience college life independence

·     explore a possible career

·     make mEMORY's (memories) with new friends from around the U.S. and the world

Emory Pre-College Noncredit Sessions
Emory Pre-College Credit Sessions








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Girls Impact the World Film Festival (9th-12th)

$25,000 in prizes, 3-6 minute film addressing a global women’s issue. DEADLINE: 1/20/19


C-Span’s StudentCam Documentary Competition (9th-12th)

$100,000 in prizes, 5-6 minute short video documentary on topic “What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic or historical event and explain how it defines the American experience.” DEADLINE: 1/20/19


The Coolidge Scholarship (11th)

FULL tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years to ANY accredited US college, reading, essay, and reqs required. DEADLINE: 1/23/19


*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* - Jenny Parks Memorial Scholarship (12th)

$20,000, $5,000 runner up, 3.2+ weighted GPA, community service 50 hours +, essay, transcript, LOR. DEADLINE: 1/23/19


Point Foundation Scholarship (12th)

Fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc., leadership, strong academics, financial need, working for betterment of the LGBTQ community, must be an “out” person, planning to attend a four-year.  DEADLINE: 1/28/19


Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, 140-character message about technology addiction. Finalists will be asked to write a 500-1,000 word essay DEADLINE: 1/30/19


ABPA Harrington-Arthur (9th-12th)

$1,500, 700-1200 words on an essay topic regarding the importance of protecting potable water supplies. DEADLINE: 1/30/19


Redfin Scholarship (12th and 18 years old or older)

$2,500, 3.5 GPA +, 300-500 words on what tech you think will be the next disrupter in society. DEADLINE: 1/31/19


California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest (9th-12th)

$100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials or bookstore and tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. DEADLINE: 1/31/19


Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest (9th-12th)

Prizes awarded for top 3 submissions. Essay, 3 pages or less on essay topic. DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1/31/19


New Year’s Resolution Scholarship (12th and 18 years old or older)

$1,000, Tell them your 2019 resolutions and how you plan to keep them. DEADLINE: 1/31/19





Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship (12th)

$5,000-$100,000, 3.0+ GPA, plans to pursue a post-secondary education @ a 2yr or 4yr, @ least 1 parent of Hispanic heritage. DEADLINE: 2/4/19


Flavorful Futures Scholarship (12th)

$5,000, 2.5+ GPA, plans to pursue a post-secondary education voc/trade, 2yr or 4yr, showcase how they will contribute their gifts through education. DEADLINE: 2/15/19


AFA 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay (12th)

$5,000, 1,500 word essay about how Alzheimer’s changed or impacted your life. DEADLINE: 2/15/19


Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship (12th)

$5,000, 3.3+ GPA, 4yr bound in engineering, computer science, CIS, or business programs like finance, BA, or marketing. DEADLINE: 2/15/19





*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Antelope Valley College Foundation Scholarship (students taking at least 6 units)

Amount varies, minimum 2.0 college GPA. DEADLINE: 3/1/19


 *LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* MEEC Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship (12th)

$2,500, majoring in environmental science, environmental engineering, or other closely related science or engineering field. DEADLINE: 3/1/19


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship (12th)

$10,000 - renewable each year, for engineering students, 3.5+ GPA, planning to attend a four-year, demonstrate need, willing to consider a paid internship w/Lockheed Martin. DEADLINE: 3/12/19


Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship (12th)

$2,500, for students 18 years old or older who are planning to pursue anything from construction management, plumbing, carpentry landscape architecture, interior design, etc. DEADLINE: 3/15/19


*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship (12th)

$1,000, 3.5+ GPA, accepted to study a health-care curriculum at an accredited college, 2 years min. in the AVUHSD.  DEADLINE: 3/15/19


*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* LPAC Performing Arts Education Scholarship (12th)

$5,000, 2.75+ GPA, major/minor in a performing arts program including technical fields. 600+ word essay about “What the arts mean to me.” DEADLINE: 3/29/19


*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (12th)

$1,000, for females pursuing an engineering or computer science field. DEADLINE: 3/31/19




Steps for Change Scholarship (12th)

$2,000, for low-income, leaders who empower their community. DEADLINE: 4/15/19


Honorsgradu Scholarship (12th)

$10,000, for students with the capacity to shape and influence their communities. DEADLINE: 4/28/19


E-Waste Scholarship (9th-12th)

$1,000, 140-character message about E-Waste, finalists will be asked to write a 500-1,000 word essay. DEADLINE: 4/30/19




Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship (11th)

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





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Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course.
  • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to an estimated 100 awards will be granted. Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelors degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment in an eligible course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA and continuation of the program by Amazon Corporate LLC.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

DEADLINE: 3:00 p.m. Central Time on January 15, 2019 or once 25,000 submitted applications are received, whichever occurs first.



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Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. The student must confine the essay to viewpoint, attitude and purpose in choice of career. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, academic and otherwise--particularly any preparation relevant to his or her career choice--along with transcripts, national testing scores, résumé and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules.

Winners receive an all expenses paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All winners must attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in order to win their scholarship. The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year scholarships will be eligible for an award. Students do not apply for specific scholarships; an application is automatically considered in each category for which it qualifies.

Applications will be accepted only at P. O. Box 503, Levittown, PA 19058-0503 as indicated in the instructions on the website. Please note that scholarship applications are to be POSTMARKED by January 15, 2019.

P.O. Box 503
Levittown, Pennsylvania 19058-0503

Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.


- THREE (3) COPIES of a ONE-PAGE ESSAY not to exceed 300 words stating why the applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Statement will be confined to Viewpoint, Attitude, and Purpose in career choice. - THREE (3) COPIES of a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from the applicant's high school principal or guidance
counselor containing an evaluation of the applicant's accomplishments both academic or otherwise, particularly any preparation relevant to his/her career choice.
- THREE (3) COPIES of the applicant's HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT plus SCORES from a national testing program
such as SAT, ACT, etc… Transcripts and scores may be photocopies.
-THREE (3) COPIES of a résumé, biography, honors, awards, activities and any other documentation the entrant, the principal, or the guidance counselor may wish to submit, e.g., other recommendations, class rank, or G.P.A. If you use abbreviations to note a group for which you are a volunteer or a member, please make it clear what that group stands for –as in NHS, National Honor Society, FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, etc. Do not assume that others understand your abbreviation means.


Co-Op Scholarship




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Up to Ten $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

January 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all other Clarkson University applicants




Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $30,000 per University criteria

February 1, 2019 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Action and Regular Decision applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per College criteria

January 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Early Action 2 applicants
February 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Regular Decision applicants

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Up to Fifteen $8,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $32,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all Rochester Institute of Technology applicants

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Up to twenty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

March 1, 2019 - Deadline date for all SUNY Oswego applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all The University of Toledo applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all University of Cincinnati applicants

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Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 to $30,000 per Program and University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all Wentworth Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants


Girls Impact the World Film Festival Flyer and link to enter


C-Span's Student Cam 2019 Documentary Competition Graphic


StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2019 competition theme, "What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience." With cash prizes totaling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors.

Upload your finished documentary to Google Drive or YouTube then complete the Entry Form for yourself, any teammates, and your teacher adviser (if applicable). Only one entry form is necessary if participating as a group.

Videos must be either marked as "Unlisted" or "Public" on YouTube, or marked as "Anyone who has the link can view" in Google Drive. Videos marked "Private" on either platform will not be able to be viewed or judged by C-SPAN staff.

If you have questions about the competition or your submission, please email us anytime at:

DEADLINE: 1/20/19




Jenny Parks Memorial Scholarship



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The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2019 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2020. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school, or the equivalent if home schooled, are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.)
  • 2019 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America by the 2019 scholarship deadline, January 23, 2019.
  • 2019 Coolidge Scholarship applicants cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time:  Application deadline. Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by this deadline in order to be considered. (Please note the time zone)

Apply at 


Point Foundation Scholarship

Application closes at 11:59pm PST.

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.


Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

·         A proven track record of leadership and community involvement

·         Strong academic achievement

·         Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community

·         Financial need

Eligible applicants also:

·         Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2019. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.

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

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

·         Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.

·         Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]

·         Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.

·         Must be at least a senior in high school.

·         If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 25-27 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Point Scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis, meaning that Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc.

Apply to Point Foundation Scholarship


Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Flyer and link to apply


Scholarship Details

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018

Answer the following question in 300-500 words:

Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?

*The essay prompt is subject to change each application period without notification.

How to Apply

The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.


  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions. As further set forth in the official rules, your entry grants us full permission to republish and otherwise freely use your entry materials and your name and likeness in order to promote Redfin, its subsidiaries, or other third parties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.

Judging Criteria

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 50% = Thoughtfulness of response
  • 40% = Quality of composition
  • 10% = Grammatical accuracy




California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest Flyer and link to apply



American Backflow Prevention Association Logo

The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students who seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant.

The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

The competition is open to all persons of high school age (at least age 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2018) and legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicants may currently attend a public, private, or parochial school, or be home-schooled. The applicant is not required to be college-bound; the scholarship money can be used for any type of advanced education. Previous winners and the immediate families of ABPA officers and directors are not eligible to participate. Further, the immediate relatives of directors and staff of Federal Student Aid, Semester at Sea, or the National Student Leadership Conference are not eligible to participate.

There will be one scholarship presented as a $1,500 check in the winner's name to a recognized state-sponsored, tax-deferred 529 Investment National College Savings Program, to the winner's established 529 Investment Educational IRA (or the Canadian equivalent), or to an accredited school in the name of the winner. The scholarship is not transferable.

Essay Contest Topic:  Explain backflow prevention and why it is important in protecting potable water supplies. Discuss some of the hazards that could be a threat to our drinking water, and the types of backflow prevention to protect against them

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: 1/31/19

$1,000 New Year’s Resolution Scholarship

New year, new you – or at least slightly newer you. Setting lofty goals in your New Year’s resolutions can feel inspiring but it’s important to remember that 80% of resolutions fail by the second week. Failing at your goals is the worst, so maybe your best bet for keeping those resolutions is to make ones that are reasonably attainable within the year.

Tell us about your 2019 resolutions and how you plan to keep them for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for school or student loan payments. 

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Topic: What are your 2019 resolutions and how do you plan to keep them?

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).

New Year's Resolution Scholarship Website


Palmdale City Library - Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Entry Form




Co-Op Scholarship







Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $30,000 per University criteria

February 1, 2019 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Action and Regular Decision applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per College criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Regular Decision applicants

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Up to Fifteen $8,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $32,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all Rochester Institute of Technology applicants

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Up to twenty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

March 1, 2019 - Deadline date for all SUNY Oswego applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all The University of Toledo applicants

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Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all University of Cincinnati applicants

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Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 to $30,000 per Program and University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all Wentworth Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants

Hacer Scholarship

30 SCHOLARSHIPS Ranging from $5,000 to $100,000

Deadline: February 4, 2019

Your generation is changing the world, and McDonald’s wants Hispanic students to be front and center in the transformation. That’s why we’re giving more opportunities to our community.

Are you eligible?

Check out the requirements below to see if the scholarship is right for you:

·         You’re a high school senior

·         You’re a legal U.S. resident

·         You’re younger than 21 years old

·         You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA

·         You’re eligible to attend a two- or four‑year college or university with a full-time course of study

·         You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for

·         You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)

·         You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage




DEADLINE: 2/15/18


Alzheimer's Foundation of America

AFA’s 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay Contest

Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children.

Each year, AFA holds a Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest which asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story to tell.  We want to hear yours!

All current high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college/university within one year of the award date are welcome to enter the competition. Essays must be a maximum of 1,500 words.

The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship.  Prizes will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500 scholarship), second runner-up ($1,500 scholarship), third runner-up ($1,000 scholarship), fourth runner-up ($750 scholarship) and honorable mention ($500 scholarship).  Since the program’s inception, nearly $250,000 in college scholarships have been awarded.

Entries and required supporting materials must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

Apply for the AFA Teen Scholarship


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

Barry University Stamps Scholars Program - 2/1 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - 2/1 

Engineer Girl Writing Contest (Open to boys and girls - 2/1 

Significant Challenge College Scholarship - 2/1 

Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship - 2/1 

Ithaca College Martin Luther King Scholars Program - 2/1 

The Purpose Challenge - 2/1 

Freemont Foundation Scholarship - 2/1 

Drive2Life Contest - 2/2 

The HACER National Scholarship - 2/5 

Southern California Mothers of Multiples Club Scholarship - 2/5 

We the Students Essay Contest - 2/5 

RMEL Scholarship - 2/8 

Corvias Foundation Scholarship - 2/8 

Courageous Persuaders - 2/9

Design a Better Future Award - 2/11

Pink Ink QF Annual HS Seniors English Contest - 2/14

The Levin Firm - 2/15

2018 Beverage Industry College Scholarship - 2/15

National Co-Op Scholarship Program - 2/15

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship - 2/15

Military Commanders’ Scholarship - 2/16

Price Gouging Essay Contest - 2/16

UCLA Alumni Scholarship - 2/19

The Christophers’ 28th Annual Poster Contest - 2/19

USC Topping Scholarship - 2/20

Make Time 2 Sleep High School Video Contest - 2/20

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship - 2/20

Beat the Odd's Scholarship - 2/23

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs - 2/23

Clippers Stay in School Scholarship - 2/23

Price Gouging Video Contest - 2/26

Why Education Matters Essay Contest - 2/28

Education for All Photography Contest - 2/28

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

META Scholarship - 2/28

Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge - 2/28/18

Student Art Contest - Celebrate Success - 2/28/18

Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program - 2/28/18

*LOCAL* PEO Scholarship - 2/28/18

*LOCAL* VFW Scout of the Year Program - 2/28/18



Antelope Valley College Foundation Scholarship FLyer and link to scholarship application landing page



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The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is pleased to announce its 2019 Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship Program.  MEEC will be awarding five scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Graduating high school seniors attending high school within MEEC’s boundaries are encouraged to apply.

MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Scholarships will be awarded to five eligible graduating high school seniors in the amount of $2,500 each. Recipient must attend a high school located within MEEC’s boundaries as described above.  To be eligible students must declare a major in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or other closely related Science or Engineering field.

The mission of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) is to improve the environmental literacy of students, teachers and Mojave Desert communities by actively providing quality educational resources.  MEEC was founded in 2001 and is the High Desert zone of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, a project of the California Department of Education.

Applicants are required to provide the following:

  1. A completed application form (attached).
  2. Transcripts and SAT/ACT scores (unofficial copies accepted)
  3. 500 word personal essay on – “My Career Goals and Why I would like a Career in the Environmental Science, or Engineering field ”
  4. Application packages must be received no later than 4 PM, on March 1, 2019.


Application packet may be mailed or dropped off at:

MEEC – ATTN: Scholarship Committee

14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392

Obtaining a Scholarship Application

Additional Scholarship Applications are available through Samantha Murray, MEEC Program Specialist, at (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717, or visit to download an application.  


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship picture with five students looking at a computer.

Calling all STEM Scholars!

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!

Beginning in 2019, we are awarding 200 scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

The scholarship program doesn’t end with a check. Mentoring opportunities will be a key component of the program, and recipients will also be eligible for Lockheed Martin internship opportunities following their freshman year in college. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Current high school seniors with a cumulative 3.5 or above GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding. (Note: The internship is not required to receive a scholarship.)

Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:

  • Are attending or plan to attend a Lockheed Martin partner institution 
  • Have taken Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes in high school.
  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience)
  • Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances (i.e. military family). 
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

DEADLINE: 3/12/19




Student Scholarship Requirements 2019


A. Any high school senior that has been accepted to study a health-care curriculum at an accredited college, university, or technical school. The school to be attended need not be a California institution.

B. Applicants must be residents of the Antelope Valley High School District for at least two years.

C. In order to be competitive, a minimum 3.5 GPA is required, cumulative or weighted.


A. Antelope Valley Hospital's Auxiliary is granting ten (may change due to donations from outside our organization) one thousand dollar scholarships. They will be awarded annually based on a student's scholastic achievement, school and community service, health care related activities, and desire to enter a health care profession.

B. Scholarships will be awarded to selected individuals at their Scholarship Awards Ceremonies.


A. Application must be made on the attached application form or photocopy thereof.

B. Application must be typed or printed legibly; illegible applications may be denied.

C. Applicant must include a typed or printed legibly "Personal Statement" on how this scholarship would help you reach your career goals.

D. Two personal reference letters must be included with this application. Reference letters from your most recent employer, counselor, instructor, club/activity/student advisor, community or church leader (someone other than a relative) are recommended.

E. Submit items 1- 5 in a manila envelope to the Volunteer Office no later than 5pm Friday, March 15, 2019.

1. Application

2. Two letters of recommendation (no envelopes please)

3. High school transcript signed by school counselor (no envelopes please)

4. A one page Personal Statement

5. A current photograph

Hand Deliver to:

Antelope Valley Hospital Volunteer Office

44241 15th Street West Suite #103

Lancaster, CA, 93534

Mail to:

Antelope Valley Hospital Volunteer Services Department
1600 West Avenue J Lancaster, CA  93534

Applicant will be denied if application and documents are incomplete or late.

Application available on Naviance. 


Construction Trade Eligibility Flyer
Construction Trade Scholarship How to Apply and link to application

DEADLINE: 3/15/19


LPAC Scholarship Flyer and link to website. Deadline: March 29th, 2019
"""Graduating Senior with a minimum GPA of 2.75, enrolling in an accredited post-secondary education program with a major or minor in a performing arts program (including technical fields). **Essay of up to 600 words in length answering the question ""What the arts mean to me?""** Download application at """




Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Application Information and link to website



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

Directing Change Film Contest - 3/1

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship - 3/1 

Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship - 3/1 

Project Yellow Light Scholarship - 3/1 

DCU Scholarship - 3/2

Beat the Odd’s Scholarship - 3/2

*LOCAL* Chasing Your Dreams - 3/2

Doodle4Google - 3/2

*LOCAL* Women In Mining - 3/2

Tzu Chi USA Scholars - 3/2 

NATO Scholarship - 3/2

*LOCAL* Edward’s Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship - 3/5

*LOCAL* APWA Scholarship - 3/9

2018 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest - 3/9 

UCLA Alumni Scholarship - 3/12 

2018 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest - 3/14 

*LOCAL* AV republican Women, Federated Scholarship - 3/15 

Earth Day Awards - 3/15 

Live Deliberately Essay Contest - 3/15 

State Council Cabrillo Civic of California, Inc. - 3/15

National High School Essay Contest - 3/15 

*LOCAL* American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship - 3/16 

The Legischool Project - 3/16

32nd Annual India Heritage Scholarship - 3/19

Liv Mas Scholarship - 3/18

TRENZA Scholarship - 3/20

Operation Prevention Video Challenge - 3/20

*LOCAL* Scott Boulger Memorial Scholarship - 3/30

Hispanic Heritage Fund 2018-2019 Scholarship - 3/30

JVS Scholarship Program - 3/30

*LOCAL* Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, 2018 Work Ethics Scholarship - 3/31





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

Project Yellow Light Scholarship - 4/1 

2018 Ninth Circuit VIDEO Contest - 4/1

2018 Ninth Circuit ESSAY Contest - 4/1

NSHSS Scholarship - 4/1

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship - 4/1

Lancaster United Methodist Church Scholarships - 4/1

*LOCAL* Leona Valley Sertoma Scholarship - 4/2

Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship - 4/2

*LOCAL* Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarship - 4/6

*LOCAL* Raymond J Monti Scholarship - 4/12

Taylor’s Gift Scholarship - 4/13

*LOCAL* ReMax All-Pro Higher Ed Scholarship - 4/13

*LOCAL* Antelope Valley School Boards Association - 4/13

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship - 4/15

*LOCAL* Raymond H. Krueger Scholarship - 4/15

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - 4/15

Youth Free Expression Film Contest: Fight the Power! - 4/15

*LOCAL* Palmdale regional Medical Center Aux Scholarship - 4/16

*LOCAL* AARP #2195 Palmdale Chapter Scholarship - 4/16

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Art Contest - 4/18

Negative Population Growth Scholarship - 4/20

 AVHCC Scholarship - 4/23

SCAG Scholarship - 4/27

A Voice for Animals Contest - 4/30

E-Waste Scholarship - 4/30

County Office Scholarship - 4/30

HENAAC Scholars - 4/30

LA Federal Credit Union – Jack C. Mathews Scholarship - 4/30

The Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship - 4/30

Strong Women Strong Minds Scholarship - 4/30

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest Scholarship - 4/30


2019 Steps for Change Scholarship Flyer and link to the application





E-Waste Scholarship Flyer and link to apply




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




Triple-Impact Competitor Flyer and link to website




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

Dutch Crafters Heritage Scholarship - 5/1 Scholarship - 5/1

Paradigm Challenge - 5/1

You are the Future Scholarship - 5/3

LA County Commission for Women 2018 Resilience Scholarship - 5/4

Models of Excellence Scholarship - 5/5

*LOCAL* SETLA Scholarship - 5/11

 IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest - 5/15

Cameron Impact Scholarship - 5/25

Brower Youth Awards - 5/20

B.Davis Scholarship - 5/22

*LOCAL* - AV Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship - 5/30

CSUB Hispanic Excellence Scholarship - 5/31

Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship - 5/31





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

AV Freethinkers Scholarship - 6/4

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - 6/14

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship - 6/15

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship - 6/15

Providian Medical Scholarship - 6/21

Dolman Law Group Video Essay Contest - 6/29

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship - 6/30

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest - 6/30

Digital Privacy Scholarship - 6/30

Review It Scholarship - 6/30

Lift Parts Express Scholarship - 6/30

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest - 6/30





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

Daedalians Scholarship - 7/1 Scholarship - 7/15

Bachus & Schanker LLC - 7/30

The Margarian Scholarship - 7/31

Supporting STEM Scholarship - 7/31





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

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship - 8/31




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

Student Transportation Construction Industry Video Contest - 9/4

Cameron Impact Scholarship - 9/12

 Staples $50K Scholarship Contest - 9/15

The Gates Scholarship - 9/18

 Questbridge College Match - 9/27

 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - 9/30

 Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - 9/30

 Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship - 9/30





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

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award - 12/30

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




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 





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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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