Meet the Team


We hope to provide you with valuable information that will assist you in navigating your way through your four years at SOAR. 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
Head Counselor


Rika Moya

Head Counselor


Tracey Chainey

Pupil Services Technician


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. 
  • Students MUST be registered in an AVC academic course to continue attendance at SOAR.
  • College classes CANNOT conflict with high school classes (review your high school schedule prior to college registration). 
  • 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. 

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”)

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

  • In order to take a Summer AVC course you MUST have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in high school and college.
  • In order to for more than 1 Summer AVC course you MUST have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in high school and college.
  • In order to take an Intercession course you MUST have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in high school and college.
  • 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.
  • 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 T-500-E (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.
  • 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, T-500-E.
  • 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 Deaf Studies.
  • 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  .


**You MUST maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA for high school and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in college in order to continue to attend SOAR High School**

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 T-700-E 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.
  • 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 if grades have not improved.


  • ALL college textbooks must be returned to the SOAR textbook return, T-500 (Books Help), 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 T-700-E.
  • All fines MUST be paid before college textbooks are released to students.


  • The CA College Promise Grant 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.


  • 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 19-20

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 2020-2021 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 2019-2020 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 2020-2021 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


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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 Brag sheet 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

SAT Test Dates and Registration

The SAT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates.

Generally, you'll take the SAT for the first time in the spring of your junior year, and scores typically come back in four weeks. This allows you enough time to retake the test during the summer or fall if you're not satisfied with your score.

2019 - 2020 SAT Test Dates and Registration

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020


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)



ACT Test Dates for 2019-20

Looking for information about the 2019-20 ACT test dates? Look no further! The charts below provide comprehensive information about the test dates, regular registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score release dates.

2019-20 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18-August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23-August 26, 2019
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019 September 24-November 8, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019 November 12, 2019-January 2, 2020
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019 December 24, 2019- February 7, 2020
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020 February 18-April 3, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020 April 14-June 5, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020 June 23-August 10, 2020
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020 July 28-September 4, 2020


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

ACT Registration

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

Students can meet this requirement by scoring:

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

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

Analytical Writing Placement Examination

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

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

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

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

Entry Level Writing Requirement Website


Fee Waivers

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


Financial Aid


FAFSA Website



Dream Act Website

- 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





Graduates of SOAR High School have been admitted to the following 4-year colleges:

Alfred University-New York 
Amherst College  
Arizona State University  
Auburn University 
Azusa Pacific University 
Biola University  
Brigham Young University, Idaho   
California Lutheran University 
California Polytechnic University, Pomona   California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Cedarville University  
Clark Atlanta University  
Colorado College  
Columbia University 
Concordia University 
Cornish College of the Arts 
CSU Bakersfield   
CSU Channel Islands 
CSU Chico 
CSU Dominguez Hills 
CSU East Bay 
CSU Fresno 
CSU Fullerton 
CSU Long Beach  
CSU Maritime  
CSU Monterey Bay 
CSU Northridge  
CSU San Bernardino 
CSU San Marcos  
CSU Stanislaus 
Dartmouth College  
DeVry University  
Embry Riddle, Prescott, AZ  
Emerson College   
Emory University  
Grambling University 
Grinnell College   
Harvard University 
Howard University 
Humboldt State University  
La Sierra University 
Loyola Marymount 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Menlo College
Michigan Tech University
Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame de Namur
Otis College of Art & Design
Pepperdine University
Princeton University
Rocky Mountain College
Sacramento State University
San Francisco Academy of Arts
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Spelman University
Spring Arbor University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Texas Southern University
Trinity College, Dublin
Tuskegee University
University of Advancing Technology
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Hawaii
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Williams College
Xavier University



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The submission deadline is on November 22, 2019. Please fill out the form online to submit your entry.

PROMPT: Death as a result of gun violence continues to rise. What is your stance on gun control in the wake of so many recent mass shootings? How would you decrease the number of gun related deaths? Are new gun-control laws even necessary?

All current 11th and 12th graders are invited to draft their idea and submit their essay response to our annual LegiSchool Essay Contest! If you are selected as a winner you will receive round-trip travel to the Legislative Summit at the State Capitol where you will be able to share your thoughts and ideas with policymakers. The Summit will be held on Wednesday March 11, 2019, which requires the permission of your parent/guardian. 

Essay Deadline: November 22, 2019

If you or your parent/guardian have any questions, contact The LegiSchool Project at or




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Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed.

These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy to be held in Washington, D.C., July 9-13, 2020.

If you’re a high school junior who possesses a fighting spirit to improve the lives of others, and if you meet our basic requirements, apply to be a 2020 Semper Fidelis All-American.


▪ Be a Junior in High School

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

▪ Be active in community service

▪ Play a competitive team sport

▪ Hold a student or community leadership position

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


As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Battles Won Academy, a multi-day experience held in Washington, D.C., July 9-13, 2020. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive experience on base on Marine Corps Base Quantico, a community service event, team-building outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital. The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives.

In recognition of the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to invite a mentor of their choosing who holds a position within their school, sports team or a community organization to attend the event with them. Selected mentors may not be of familial relation to the student or currently reside with the student, must be 25 years of age or older and cannot be currently serving in the armed forces. All mentors are subject to a background check and vetting process prior to confirmation. Throughout the weekend’s activities, students and mentors will be required to step out of their comfort zones, and all attendees should be prepared to participate in a high level of physical activity. Finally, becoming a Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants.




Telluride association sophomores seminar flyer and link to apply

DEADLINE: 1/6/20



Telluride association summer programs and link to apply

 DEADLINE: 1/13/20


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ACADEMY DATE: JUNE 15 - 20, 2020

If you are a high school sophomore or junior selected to participate in the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA), you will spend six days aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. learning how to lead from those who define the virtues of character and ethical decision-making: United States Marines.


Students are selected from a variety of backgrounds and offered the opportunity to attend the week-long Academy held aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. Over the course of the week, we introduce selectees to the Marine Corps mission, core values, military culture and leadership principles. Participants will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and to strengthen their confidence and leadership skills. They will be exposed to the teachings and lessons of many Marine Corps leaders and be surrounded by a diverse range of students. Physical training and scenario-based reaction courses will be emphasized throughout the week. Students will graduate the program more confident and equipped to improve the lives of those around them and will be postured to become better leaders at home, school and communities.


  • Must be a high school sophomore or junior (class of 2021 or 2022).
  • Must be 16 to 18 years old by the academy start date (June 15, 2020).
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete a 500 word essay about "How you plan to make a difference if given the opportunity to attend SLCDA".
  • Must receive a minimum of one reference (teacher, administrator, coach, mentor). Cannot be a parent, family member or a member of Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
  • Possess strong moral and ethical standards.
  • Current Physical within one year of the academy.
  • Perform well on the Initial Strength Test. *An IST is not required for selection, but will be considered if submitted as part of the application. The IST cannot be monitored by a member of Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
  • While athletics, school leadership positions and service-oriented activities are not required, they are important to the overall selection process.
  • Participation in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs is not required.
  • Students cannot be a member of the Delayed Entry Program.

Students will be notified of selection status by March 1, 2020. Selected students will be required to provide documentation in order to participate in the academy. If documents are not received by the due date, the selectee will forfeit their opportunity.




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USC Summer Program Flyer and link to apply




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Bachus & Schanker LLC Scholarship (12th): $2,000, essay of 800 words or more about the importance an efficacy of the 7th amendment, planning to attend an accredited four-year. DEADLINE: 11/30/19

Driver Education Initiative Award (10th - 12th): $3,000, 500 word essay about being "In the Drivers Seat" . DEADLINE: 11/31/19


Dell Scholars (12th): $20,000, 2.4+GPA, eligible for Pell Grant, planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s program, in AVID. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Women in Science Environmental Scholarship (12th): $500, Female, 1 page essay on a topic, 1 letter of reference, 1 page summary about why you need the scholarship and where you are going. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship (unspecified): $500, plan to pursue a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades, 1,000+ word blog on their career inspiration. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Look Twice….Save a Life Scholarship (any student planning to attend college or some form of higher ed): $1,000, create a form of social awareness that inspires others to focus on Looking Twice for motorcycle safety. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Stephen J Brady Scholarship (9th-12th): $5,000, for students working to end hunger in their communities. DEADLINE: 12/1/19

Michelin - A Penny for a FREE RIDE Contest (12th): $100,000, Tag @MichelinUSA and #PennyForAFreeRide while taking the “Penny Tread Test” or checking tire pressure. DEADLINE: 12/3/19

Montana State University Presidential Scholarship (12th): FULL tuition waivers and generous 4 year stipends, 3.75+GPA, ACT 30 or SAT 1360, leadership, service, etc.. DEADLINE: 12/6/19

The Science Ambassador Scholarship (12th): FULL tuition scholarship; create a three-minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you are passionate about. DEADLINE: 12/9/19

Youth Financial Literacy Scholarship (12th): Up to $25,000, fill out an application, answer 25 multiple choice questions, and complete a 500 word essay. DEADLINE: 12/14/19

Burger King Scholars Scholarship (12th): $1,000-$50,000, two scholarship opportunities with varied requirements including GPA and service to others. DEADLINE: 12/15/19

AXA Achievement Scholarship (12th): Up to $25,000, ambition, drive, determination, respect, community, ability to succeed. DEADLINE: 12/15/19

Edison Scholars Program (12th): $40,000, plan to attend a four-year full time, plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences, financial need, transcript, IRS 1040, headshot, and LOR required. DEADLINE: 12/16/19

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (16-22 year old): $500, 2.5+GPA, contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service. DEADLINE: 12/30/19

Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship (High School): $1,000, 1,000-2,000 words covering the subject – healthy lifestyle. DEADLINE: 12/31/19 

The “No Sweat” Scholarship (13yrs or older): $2,500, create a free student Cirkled In account, complete your portfolio. DEADLINE: 12/31/19

Marine ROTC Scholarship (12th): 100% college tuition, textbook stipend, uniforms, $250-$400 monthly living allowance, travel opportunities, medical/dental benefits, become a commissioned officer after graduation. US Citizen, 17 by 9/1, physically qualified, no moral obligations or personal convictions, no criminal record, SAT/ACT of 1000/22 +, apply to and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or program CA campuses – USC, Stanford, USD, UCSD, SDSU, UCLA. DEADLINE: 12/2019


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship (12th): $40,000, leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship, 3.0+GPA, planning to attend a four year. DEADLINE: 1/3/20

Footlocker Scholar Athlete’s Scholarship (12th): $20,000, 3.0+GPA, involved in sports, planning to attend a four-year. DEADLINE: 1/3/20

Young Filmmakers Contest (9th-12th): $1,000, 3-8 minute environmental film or a 45 second+ animation, details vary by grade level. DEADLINE: 1/5/20

Diller Tikkun Olam Awards (13-19 years old): $36,000, Jewish, volunteering, serving in a leadership role on a project/initiative aimed at repairing the world. 1/8/20

Ron Brown Scholars Program (12th): $40,000, Black/African American, leaders, service oriented, financial need, excel academically, transcript, test scores, LOR required. 1/9/20

The Coolidge Scholarship (11th): FULL TUITION, ROOM & BOARD, & REQUIRED FEES FOR 4 YEARS, unconditional merit based scholarship. DEADLINE: 1/16/20

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship (12th): $10,000, currently enrolled in an advanced placement computer science class and plan to major at a four-year university in computer science, software or computer engineering, or other computer related field of study. DEADLINE: 1/17/20

Girls Impact the Worlds Film Festival (9th-12th): $5,000, 3-6 minute short film that address global women’s issues. DEADLINE: 1/20/20

Live Mas Scholarship (12th): $5,000-$25,000, submit a 30sec-2min video answering questions about your passion. DEADLINE: 1/23/20

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about technology addiction. DEADLINE: 1/30/20

Courageous Persuaders Video Contest (9th-12th): Up to $3,000, create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. DEADLINE: 1/31/20


Engineer Girl Writing Contest (9th-12th): Up to $500, write a story about someone learning to live on a new world while traveling through space. DEADLINE: 2/1/20

The Christophers’ Poster Contest (9th-12th): $1,000, interpret the theme “You Can Make a Difference” in an original poster DEADLINE: 2/18/20

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship (12th): $1,000, 2-3 photos of volunteer efforts to help animals in need, 500-1000 word essay of how involvement changed your life. DEADLINE: 2/28/20


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship (9th-12th): $10,000 for you + $1,000 for your school, original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. DEADLINE: 3/2/20


National High School Essay Contest (9th-12th): $2,500, a trip to Washington D.C., and a full scholarship for a semester at Sea, 1000-1250 word essay on specified topic required. DEADLINE: 4/6/20

E-Waste Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about e-waste. DEADLINE: 4/30/20

MAY Scholarship (16 years old or older): $500, submit a visual poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. DEADLINE: 5/30/20



Odenza Vacations Scholarship (17-24 years old): $500, 1000 words or less about what you want to be in college. DEADLINE: 6/1/20


ACT Scholarship Giveaway (10th-12th): $15,000, automatic entry by registering online for ACT for the 10/19,12/19,2/20,4/20,6/20,7/20 tests or create a free student account at ACT Academy and complete and entry form online. . DEADLINE: 6/26/20

Digital Privacy Scholarship (9th-12th): $1,000, 140-character message about digital privacy. DEADLINE: 6/30/20



GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Flyer and link to apply



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Step 1: Check Your Eligibility.

Take a look at the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for the scholarship.

Step 2: Get the Details. 

Check out the information on key dates, judging criteria and prizing.  And make sure you have all the facts you need to submit a winning application

Step 3: Start Your Application.  

Tell us how you are a leader on and off the field. Applications are due at 5pm EST on Friday, January 3, 2020. 





Young Filmakers Contest 2020 Flyer with link to website



Diller Tikkun Olam Awards Flyer and link to apply

DEADLINE: 1/8/20



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The Coolidge Graphic and link to apply

The Coolidge Scholarship is America’s “unconditional” merit scholarship, granted regardless of geographic location, race, family background, family income, area of study or university to be attended. Coolidge Scholars are named prior to university application, and can take their award to any accredited U.S. college or university where they gain admittance.

A Coolidge Scholarship covers a student’s full tuition, room and board, and required fees for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship also provides an annual stipend for books and supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

·  2020 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 2021. 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.)

·  2020 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America by the 2020 scholarship deadline.

·  2020 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.

The 2020 application deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM eastern standard time.  All application materials, including the two letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline. Please take special note of the time zone.



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The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.


Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

  • 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 or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
  • 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.

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

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online 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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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




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Do you know a Girl who’s passionate about ‘Greening Up the World’?

The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World Film Fest have partnered to present the GITW/ Green IS Environmental Award! 

Show in film what YOU can do to change the story!

The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of other issues. See topics and awards  

Please start working on your films for the 2019 Festival - the film submission deadline is January 20, 2020! 

Submission portal will be open for entries on November 1, 2019.


Eligibility: high school and undergraduate students aged 25 or under (all genders) are eligible to enter. See guidelines for more details.

Winners will be awarded over $25K in prizes! The Red Carpet Event for the 2020 awards ceremony will be held in Austin, TX, USA - date TBD

See our amazing panel of past and present judges, including two Nobel Laureates, here.



Live Mas Logo and link to apply


All applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the 2020 Live Más Scholarship Program:

  • Applicant is a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who is at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C.
  • Applicant must be on-track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational program (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).


Submit a video that addresses these questions:

·         What post-secondary education program, college or certificate/degree program are you attending?

·         What impact will following your passion have on your local community or the world?

·         How do you plan to achieve your passion through your educational goals?

·         What is your dream college, school or next step in your education?


Your submission video must be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, school or library’s computer lab, or any other MP4 video-enabled camera to which you have access. It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—we want to learn more about you and your passion.

AWARD: $5,000-$25,000

DEADLINE: 1/23/20


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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

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

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

Deadline: January 30, 2020

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

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

Apply for the Technology Addiction Scholarship



Courageous Persuaders Flyer and link to apply



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

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

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist - 1/7

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

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

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

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship - 1/10

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - 1/15

C-Span’s StudentCam Documentary Competition 1/20 

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

Point Foundation Scholarship - 1/28

ABPA Harrington-Arthur 1/31

California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest - 1/31 

Redfin Scholarship - 1/31 

New Year’s Resolution Scholarship - 1/31

AWM Essay Contest 1/31




Engineer Girl Writing Contest Flyer and link to apply

 1st Place: $500/2nd Place:$250/3rd Place: $100





The Christophers' HS Poster Contest Flyer and link to the website




Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship Advertisment


P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need.

In an effort to encourage them and promote this cause, P.L.A.Y. will be awarding our sixth annual $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior (2019-2020) who best exemplifies our core beliefs.


- 1st Prize - One Scholarship valued at $1,000

- 2nd Prize - One set of Warm Bellies Special Edition Chill Pads (10 beds) to be donated to an animal shelter of your choice*

- 3rd Prize - One Garden Fresh plush toy set (5 toys) to be donated to the animal shelter of your choice*

*Prizes ship to U.S. animal shelters only and must be located within the 48 contiguous states

To Qualify

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on Saturday, February 28, 2020.

Enter the Scholars for Collars Scholarship



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

Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship - 2/4

AASM High School Video Contest - 2/12 

Pink Ink Essay Contest - 2/14 

Corvias Military Dependent Children Scholarship - 2/14 

 Flavorful Futures Scholarship 2/15

 AFA 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay - 2/15 

Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship - 2/15

Why Black History Matters Essay Contest - 2/16

Vegetarian Resources Group College Scholarship 2/20 

Liv Mas Scholarship 2/21 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship - 2/26 

RMEL Scholarship - 2/27 

Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge 2/28

Student Art Contest - 2/28 





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Here's How

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2019 - March 2nd, 2020.
  • Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!



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

META Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Why Education Matters Essay Contest (12th) - 3/1

Photography Contest: Education for All (12th) - 3/1

Topping Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Carl N & Margaret Karcher Founders’ 2019 Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Antelope Valley College Foundation Scholarship (students taking at least 6 units) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Scout of the Year (Active Girl Scout or Boy Scout) - 3/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* MEEC Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarship (12th) - 3/1

Seton Hall UNSustainable Development Challenge (9-12) - 3/3

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* PEO Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship (11th/12th) - 3/8

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Women in Mining Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

Tzu Chi USA Scholarship (12th) - 3/8

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* APWA Engineering Scholarship (12th) - 3/9

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship (12th) - 3/12

The Great Unknowns Scholarship (12th) - 3/13

2019 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest (9th) - 3/14

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* American Society of Military Comptrollers Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

National High School Essay Contest (9th-12th) - 3/15

Earth Day Scholarship (9th-12th) - 3/15

State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc. Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

World Trade Week Scholarship (12th) - 3/15

2019 Editorial Cartoon Contest (9th-12th) - 3/16

Doodle for Google Scholarship (9th-12th) - 3/18

CCU Student Scholarship (12th) - 3/21

TRENZA Viva la Mujer Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

TRENZA Founding Mother Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Edwards Spouses Club Scholarship (12th) - 3/22

TASF Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Royal Business Bank Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Mega Bank Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship (12th) - 3/27

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* LPAC Performing Arts Education Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Raymond J. Monti Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lancaster Work Ethics Scholarship (12th) - 3/29

Beat the Odd’s Scholarship (9th) - 3/29

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (16-25 years old) - 3/30

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Guide Right Scholarship (12th) - 3/31

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award (12th) - 3/31

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship (12th) - 3/31

JVS Scholarship (12th – 16yrs+) - 3/31

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (12th) - 3/31





AFSA National High School Essay Contest and link to apply





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E-waste Scholarship

Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. 

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

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

Deadline: April 30, 2020 to coincide with Earth Day

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

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

Apply to the E-Waste Scholarship 



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

Project Yellow Light Video/Radio Scholarship (11th-12th) - 4/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lancaster United Methodist Scholarships (12th) - 4/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Republican Women, Federated Scholarship (12th) - 4/5

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AKA Scholarship (12th) - 4/6

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Antelope Valley School Boards Association Scholarship (12th) - 4/12

Steps for Change Scholarship (12th) - 4/15

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (Ages 8-18yrs old) - 4/15

Speak Truth to Power Scholarship (9th-12th) - 4/15

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Re/Max All Pro Higher Education Scholarship (12th) - 4/16

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* GAVAR Scholarship (12th) - 4/17

*LOCAL* No More - Art Contest (9th-12th) - 4/18

Honorsgradu Scholarship (12th) - 4/28

SCAG Scholarship (11th-12th) - 4/26

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AARP #2195 Palmdale Chapter Scholarship (12th) - 4/30

A Voice For Animals Contest (14-18 years old) - 4/30




Amount: $500

Participants must meet the following criteria:

·         Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.

·         Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school

·         Aged sixteen (16) years or older

·         Carry a status of "good standing" (i.e. currently enrolled)

·         Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

·         Postmarked by May 30, 2020

Please note:

  • There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all necessary information is on this page
  • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
  • We do not accept fax or email applications
  • Please send your application via traditional mail; express mail will not be accepted
  • No need to print this page; just send your written response and contact information
  • Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
  • Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We'll need a copy to put up on our site.

Scholarship Topic

For this scholarship period, we are going to repeat our visual contest. Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.
Note: We will not be able to return any submissions.

Send all materials to: Scholarship
515 Canal St,
Suite 1C
New York, NY 10013

Your application should include:

  • Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.)
  • First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page
  • Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
  • Students submitting their work should sign-up for our scholarship email list below




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

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Nu Omicron Zeta Chapter Scholarship (12th) - 5/1

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Prince Hall Memorial Education Scholarship (12th) - 5/10

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Don Self Integrity Scholarship (12th) - 5/13

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* Lockheed Martin Leadership Scholarship (12th) - 5/13

LA County Resilience Scholarship (12th) - 5/17

Genita Evangelista Johnson Endowed Scholarship (12th) - 5/20

 *LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* DAL Scholarship (12th) - 5/22

B.Davis Scholarship (11th-12th) - 5/24

Cameron Impact Scholarship (Rising Seniors) - 5/24

Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Howard Drollinger Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Morrey Plotkin Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Anton Acherman Scholarship (12th) - 5/25

Clay Lacy Scholarship (12th) – 5/25

*LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP* AV Gem and Mineral Club Scholarship (12th) - 5/30

Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship (15 years old +) - 5/31

Cottage Inn Scholarship (12th) - 5/31

Courage to Grow Scholarship (11th-12th) - 5/31

Mother’s Day Scholarship (18 years old +) - 5/31

LM Scholarship (12th) - 5/31

Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship (11th) - 5/31




Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Award Value: $500

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please email the program administrator at:

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2020

2) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2020 deadline.

3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Essay Question: 
Why do you want to be in College/University? (Please ensure your essay does not exceed 1000 words.)

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.

Apply for the Odenza Vacations Scholarship



ACT Scholarship Giveaway Flyer

There are two methods of entry in the sweepstakes. 

-       You will receive an automatic entry by registering online with ACT at to take the October 2019, December 2019, February 2020, April 2020, June 2020 or July 2020 U.S. national ACT test for testing to occur in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico (to the extent online registration is available to you for the selected ACT test date).  If you register for the ACT test but do not desire an entry in the sweepstakes, see the Official Rules for entry opt-out instructions. 

-       Alternately, you can create a free student account in the ACT Academy and complete an online entry form within your account which is the free alternate method of entry for the sweepstakes and does not require ACT test registration or purchase.  See Official Rules for instructions and make sure you pay attention to the sweepstakes entry periods, and note the limits on entries.




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Digital Privacy Scholarship

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

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.

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

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

Deadline: June 30, 2020

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

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

Apply for the Digital Privacy Scholarship



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

IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship - 6/1

Got a Spine Scholarship - 6/2  

Antelope Valley Freethinkers Scholarship 6/7 

CBMLA Scholarship - 6/14

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - 6/14

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship - 6/15 

Providian Medical Scholarship - 6/21  

#thefutureisfemale Scholarship - 6/29 

CACESF Scholarship 6/29   

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - 6/29  

Lift Parts Express Scholarship - 6/30 

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship - 6/30  

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship - 6/30

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Scholarship - 6/30  

Hoshizaki Ice Maker Supporting STEM Scholarship - 6/30  

The Scholarship 6/30 

IBPA Scholarship - ROLLING



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

FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - 7/12 

Aero Club Scholarship 7/14 

Negative Population Growth Scholarship - 7/15  

R&D Scholarship - 7/31 

The Margarian Scholarship - 7/31 

Flavor of the Month Scholarship 7/31 

Minecraft Scholarship - 7/31 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship 7/31






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

Girls are the Balm Scholarship - 8/23

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship - 8/31



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

College Greenlight Summer Challenge Scholarship - 9/1

Cameron Impact Scholarship - 9/13

Gates Scholarship - 9/15

Questbridge National College Match Scholarship - 9/26

Let’s Excel Scholarship - 9/30

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - 9/30 

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship - 9/30




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

Create Real Impact Contest - 10/5 

AES Engineering Scholarship 10/6 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Scholarship 10/15  

College Jump Start Scholarship 10/17 

Horatio Alger Scholarship - 10/25 

Drive Safe LA Contest 10/25 

*LOCAL* VFW Voice of Democracy Competition 10/30 

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 10/31  

National Rice Month Scholarship 10/31 

Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship 10/31  

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship 10/31



Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship

The attorneys of Bachus & Schanker, LLC have dedicated their practice to helping the injured and their families receive justice through the civil justice system. Bachus & Schanker, LLC and their staff of more than 70 advocate for the rights of individuals and families who suffer injury or death caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of others. They also help those injured on the job or by dangerous products. The practice also includes Social Security Disability and Plaintiff Employment Law practice groups.

Understanding the importance of a quality education, Bachus & Schanker, LLC created a scholarship meant to enable students to better focus on their intellectual development and career goals.

Students have the opportunity to apply for one of the $2000 semiannual scholarships to be paid toward tuition for the upcoming semester. Each student must write an essay about his or her opinion(s) on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment. Students are encouraged to think critically about the right to trial by a jury, and other elements of the Amendment, and it how affects their lives.

How To Apply

Eligible Students Will:

  • Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. Consideration for the entirety of the Amendment (rather than the well-known nutshell explanation of the right to trial by jury) is encouraged.
  • Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to

Who Can Apply

Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.

When Is The Deadline To Apply?

Students must submit entries by November 30th to be considered for the spring semester award given in January.

To be considered for the fall semester award given in September, students must submit by July 30th.

Award Amount

One gift of $2000 will be awarded twice a year to a different student each fall and spring semester.

Selection Process And Notification

The Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship Committee will review each application and notify the winning student of their award by email.


Please direct all questions to


Driver Education Initiative Award – Scholarship Opportunity

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

Driver Education Initiative 2019: In the Driver’s Seat

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1. Round 1: April 1st: application deadline PASSED
2. Round 2: August 1st: application deadline PASSED
3. Round 3: Accepting entries September 1st - November 31st. Winners announced 1/01/20

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

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

Apply for the Driver Education Initiative Award




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What is Dell Scholars?

Dell Scholars targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Our Scholars have demonstrated a unique "GPA" of Grit, Potential, and Ambition in their quest for a college education.

When does the application open? When is the deadline to apply?

Important dates:

  • October 1, 2019: Application opens
  • December 1, 2019: Application deadline
  • December 10, 2019: Semifinalists announced
  • January 29, 2020: Semifinalist materials due
  • March 6, 2020: Dell scholars announced

How do I apply?

Completing the online application is the first step to becoming a Dell Scholar. Once submitted, all applications will be assessed, and a group of Dell Scholar semifinalists will be selected. Semifinalists are asked to submit a current copy of their high school transcript, a complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from their FAFSA, and an online recommendation. After the semifinalist information is submitted, all information is reviewed by an independent selection committee.

What are the eligibility requirements?

The Dell Scholars program places greater emphasis on your determination to succeed than your academic record and test scores. We strongly believe being adequately prepared for college also empowers you to achieve your dreams.

Applicant criteria and requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Participating in a Dell Scholars approved college readiness program in 11 and 12 (AVID counts)
  • Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year (12th graders)
  • Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school

What kind of support do Dell Scholars receive?

Our program includes a support network made up of students, peer mentors, and the Dell Scholars staff to help our scholars succeed. Our financial award is very flexible, so scholars can use their award money for the many costs that arise during their college career. We are constantly evolving our program to serve our scholars all the way to college graduation.

The Dell Scholars program offers:

  • A $20,000 scholarship
  • Personalized, multifaceted support for the academic, financial, and emotional life challenges that may prevent students from completing college
  • A laptop with 4-year warranty
  • Chegg credits which can be used for tutoring, textbook support as well as textbook purchases and rentals
  • A Scholars Resource Network that connects students and their families with resources to deal with stress, debt, managing childcare, and life circumstances

What can the scholarship be used for?

In addition to funding tuition, fees, and full cost of attendance for undergraduate study, in certain cases, scholarship funds can be used to support:

  • Graduate school
  • Loan repayment
  • Study abroad
  • Internship stipends






Marine NROTC Scholarship Flyer with link to apply






Women in Science Environmental Scholarship Flyer and link to website

DEADLINE: 12/1/19



Look Twice...Save a Life Scholarship Logo

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship ($1,000) is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.

One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st.

Find out the requirements and how to enter below.

How to Apply

  1. Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
  2. Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to fill out the application in our contact form online.
  3. Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.


  • Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
  • Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Please email if you have any questions.

Apply for the Look Twice...Save a Life Scholarship



Creative Masonry  & Chimney LLC Scholarship

Rewarding Excellence in Construction or Trades

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC is offering a scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades.

Eligibility: Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay focusing on their career goals. This can be focused on what inspired them to pursue a career in your target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience.

You have a good deal of flexibility on the topic of your essay.

Selection & Notification Process: We will determine the best-written blog post and name the winner by Jan 1st of each year.

How to Apply:

  • Write a blog post of 1000+ words on a topic following the guidelines above.
  • Post the article to your blog – This can be a student blog on your university website or your own website. Typically, contacting a university professional about a university website isn’t too difficult—and it doesn’t hurt to try.
  • Include at least 3 links citing authoritative resources on constructions trends and technology, including 1 link to
  • Submit your personal info and published link via email.

Deadline to Apply: This is an ongoing yearly scholarship. The deadline is Dec 1st of every year.

Awards: 1 -$500 USD to go towards books and tuition.

Questions: If you have any questions on the process, please email

Please Send Your Name And Published Link To

Creative Masonry & Chimney LLC Scholarship Website



Michelin Penny for a Free Ride graphic and link to enter

Why is Michelin giving away a full ride for college?

Tires need pressure, not teens...especially as they deliberate their future. We want teens and their families to stay safe on the road, and vehicle crashes are the [1] No. 1 killer of teens in America. Too many accidents are related to tire issues such as worn treads and over- or under-inflated tires, and checking for safe tires is easy if you have a penny and a tire pressure gauge. So why not check them and score a free ride to college in the process?

The Prize

Michelin will select one lucky winner to receive a $100K college scholarship to help cover tuition and supplies.


Tag us @MichelinUSA and #PennyForAFreeRide on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook while taking the " Penny Tread Test" or checking your tire pressure and we'll enter you for the chance to win your own free ride to college!



Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship and link to apply



The Science Ambassador Scholarship logo and link to apply


Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.

Your video should be:

·        A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.

·        Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.

·        Three minutes or less in length.

·        About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study.

·        Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite sources you use to research your topic.

·        Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.

An advisory board of women who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be notified in early 2020 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2020.



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The YFL Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors and first year college freshman.

Applicants with the highest exam scores and strongest essays will receive the following scholarships:

1st place - $25,000

2nd place - $20,000

3rd place - $17,500

4th place - $15,000

5th place - $12,500

6th - 11th place - $10,000 each

12th - 21st place - $7,000 each

22nd - 57th place - $5,000 each

Fill out the required Scholarship Application Entry Form. Please make sure your contact information is accurate, as it will be used to contact scholarship recipients.

Once you hit the “submit” button, you will be presented with a pdf download that contains 25 multiple choice questions and three essay questions. Print the document and answer all questions in the financial exam by circling the best answer.

Then, choose one of the three essay questions provided and respond with a maximum of 500 words.

Submissions must be postmarked by Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Late submissions will not be accepted. Essays must be typed and double spaced. You must include your Full Name, Email Address and Phone number at the top of each page. The name you include on your documents should match the name you have submitted in this online Scholarship Application Entry Form.

Mail your completed Financial Exam and typed Financial Essay to:
Youth Financial Literacy Foundation
37735 Enterprise Court Ste 600B
Farmington Hills, MI 48331




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The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2019.

The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.

If you want to go a step further, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Here are the details:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.




AXA Achievement Scholarship Logo

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

How to apply

  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply go to AXA

What does it take to become an award winner?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. Share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to thoughtfully convey how they identified a challenge and volunteered to strengthen their community through service
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 



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Edison Scholars was created to recognize the makers of tomorrow - students with big dreams to help power the future. The program awards college scholarships to help fuel your passion for making a difference by studying science, technology, engineering and math.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • live in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory.
  • plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.
  • demonstrate financial need.

Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees or retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.


  • Up to thirty (30) awards of $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years, will be granted.
  • Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and continued full-time enrollment in one of the designated fields of study at a four-year college and continuation of the program by Edison International.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Application Process

The first step is to register, create an application account, and complete your student profile. The email address on file in your student profile must be active and you must check it regularly. Keep a record of your username and password.

Required Documents

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

1.     A 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.     A copy of the family’s most recently filed IRS Form 1040 (first 2 pages) black out all social security numbers.

3.     A digital head and shoulders photo of the applicant with a plain background, that would be appropriate for use in promotional materials if selected as a recipient.

As part of your application you must also have one recommendation submitted on your behalf by 5:00 p.m. PST on December 19, 2019.

*The top 50 finalists will be required to submit a short video (2 minutes or less). Don't stress as it's simple and can be taken with a phone. Instructions will be provided in late December.

Program Deadline

Your application must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. PST on December 16, 2019. Customer service will be available until 1:00 p.m. PST on the day of deadline.

  • Applicants will receive an emailed confirmation when the electronic application is successfully submitted.
  • Late submissions, incomplete applications, or those with unreadable supporting documents will not be considered.

Apply for the Edison Scholars Program


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Healthy Lifestyle Scholarship Banner

The PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship gives both undergrad and postgrad students a chance to win $1,000.

The ideal candidate is a student interested in nutrition science, medical weight loss, bariatrics, and even internal medicine. With that said, these interest are not required for a chance to win the scholarship.

Opportunity Details

To participate in the scholarship, please create a unique content piece in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifstyle in 2019. We’d like to see the following discussions included:

  • Trends in nutrition (intermittent fasting, carb backloading, paleo, IIFYM, etc)
  • Trends in workout/fitness methods
  • How tech (like mobile devices) has affected the idea of a healthy lifestyle
  • Your own ideas are also welcome.

We will review all submissions and choose the best content piece. The winner will receive the $1,000 scholarship reward which is intended to be used for educational purposes.



To be eligible for this scholarship, the following must apply to you:

  • You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school
  • The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader.
  • Creative, high quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.


How to Submit your Application

Please create a unique content piece in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words covering the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifstyle in 2019 (as described in the “Opportunity Details” section).

E-mail the document (word doc, open office or google doc) to us at along with the following information:

-         Your full name

-         Your phone number

-         Your address

-         School name

-         Area of study

-         Proof that you are a student at the school you specified



The cutoff time for submissions is Dec 31st, 2019 and the winner will be chosen and notified on January 15th, 2020

The $1,000 check will be mailed to your school directly. 



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

Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Scholarship - 12/15

Rubincam Youth Award - 12/15

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - 12/18

Dolman Law Group Scholarship - 12/29

Snaps for College Cash - 12/30

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship - 12/31

Because College is Expensive Scholarship - 12/31

NRA Civil Right Defense Fund Scholarship - 12/31

 G2 Overachievers Student Grant - 12/31

FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest - 12/31

Unigo $10K Scholarship - 12/31

 Imagine America Scholarship - 12/31

OppU Achievers Scholarship - 12/31