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Senior Scholarship and Awards Application:  Each year the UHS Scholarship committee receives scholarships from local contributors.  We are asked to award them to deserving recipients.  The committee is also asked to choose outstanding seniors for prestigious awards such as Outstanding Athlete and Outstanding Senior.  All of these awards and scholarships are announced at Senior Awards Night (the last Thursday in May every year). To be eligible for any awards or scholarships, a senior must submit an application, which can be found in the Guidance Office.  Please return completed application to the Guidance Office. Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

General Scholarship Information

A scholarship is a payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. Scholarships are only one source of funds to help pay for a students continuing education after high school (others include: work study, loans, financial aid, and grants). Keep in mind that this webpage is not a comprehensive list of all scholarship opportunities available to you. You are encouraged to research other scholarship options through a variety of resources, including: scholarship search engines, colleges and universities, places of employment, and community organizations (some of which are listed on this webpage).

Be aware that the Upland High School Guidance Department does not sponsor any of the programs listed. We are glad to advertise the information to our students; however, we are not responsible for the actions of third parties.

Alert 1 Scholarship

Alert1 is offering a $250 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors. To apply for this scholarship, follow the instructions below. Submit the online application form and answer the following three questions (under 300 words each):

  1. What is your experience with seniors?
  2. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from seniors?
  3. How will you help seniors in your chosen career?

Submit your online Alert1 Scholarship application by January 10th, 2019 11:59 PM PST.



The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the nation's largest non-profit organization that provides scholarships to exceptional Asian and Pacific Islander Americans with financial need. 

"Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship Program is proud to announce our third annual "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship Program. Our goal for this program is twofold:

  1. To promote fashion and its related fields as a career path for young people
  2. To encourage aspiring fashion professionals to research and understand what a career in fashion requires.

Our program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the US. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded. 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Scholarship Name: Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.

Application Deadline: June 1st

Award Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements: Former high school athletes who are enrolled as a full-time student at a two or four-year college.

Application Instructions: See website (website here:


AXA Achievement Scholarship

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

Click the link to find out more and access the online scholarship application.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • 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 current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • 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 

Baldy View ROP Foundation Scholarship

For students to be eligible for the Baldy View ROP Foundation Student Scholarship, the following guidelines must apply:

  • Applicant must be a current or former Baldy View ROP student.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior or adult.
  • Applicant must have a goal to continue their education within one year at a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning, e.g. community college, university, trade school.
  • Applicant must have achieved at least a 2.0 high school grade point average (GPA).
  • Applicant must submit a typed essay of no more than 300 words explaining how this scholarship would assist with his/her career and educational goals. (Acceptable fonts: Times, Helvetica, Arial, in 10-12 point font)
  • Applicants must submit a one page typed résumé, following the résumé guide.
  • All instructions must be followed.
  • Applicants will be rated on each component. Points possible are as follows: application- 4 points, resume- 24 points, essay- 72 points.

Baldy View ROP Foundation Scholarship

Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute

Attention 11th graders, are interested in transforming your community?  With ongoing support, leadership training and $1,000 in seed funding, Scholar teams will launch sustainable Local Ideas Festivals to transform their schools and communities using the tools and leadership skills learned at the Aspen Ideas Festival and throughout the year.  The Aspen Ideas Festival will be held June 24-June 30, 2017.  Scholar teams will receive an all-expenses-paid scholarship to participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival.  If interested in applications can be found at   

Boston University Merit Scholarships

Trustee Scholars, Dr. Martin Luther King, Alexander Graham Bell and The School of Education scholarships recognize truly outstanding academic performance and leadership ability.  Each Scholar will receive a renewable scholarship for full tuition and mandatory fees.  Applications can be found online at  Please see below for a description of each scholarship:

  • Trustee Scholarship - Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance and leadership ability.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - a full-tuition scholarship that recognizes students who have embraced the ideals of Dr. King and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice and community involvement. Students must also present very strong academic records.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship - a full-tuition scholarship that recognizes students with strong math and science abilities who have the potential to thrive at BU's College of Engineering.
  • The School of Education Scholarship - a full-tuition scholarship that recognizes academically gifted students who will be the teachers of tomorrow. 
  • The Presidential Scholarship - a $20,000 renewable scholarship for students with exceptional academic records. No additional essays or nominations are required. However, priority consideration will be given to students who submit an application for admission by December 1st

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Are you someone who is dedicated both in and out of the classroom? Do you drive positive change in your community? Buick would like to celebrate with you by helping to make your college dreams a reality by awarding you with up to $25,000 a year. Please see criteria below: 

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must enroll full time at a four-year college by the fall after high school graduation
  • Must plan on a major that focuses on Engineering, Technology, Design or Business, with an interest in the Automotive Industry. Applications can be found at

California Association of Collectors, Inc.

The Educational Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005 by the California Association of Collectors (CAC ESF). The CAC ESF is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID Number 56-2521491.

The scholarship requires a simple one-page application and an essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". The scholarship is available to any California high school senior for their use at any accredited college, university, or trade school. Scholarship

Starting in January XAP will be sponsoring a contest and at least one student from California will win a scholarship for $250. To participate, students will have to complete specific tasks in, then click on the badge at the bottom of the page to enter.

The list of required activities will depend on the student's grade level (students must be at least 13 to submit an entry). Remember, once the student completes the required tasks, they will need to click on the contest badge to enter their information to be eligible to win. 

For 7th - 10th grade complete each of the following:

  1. Complete the Interest Profiler.
  2. Complete the Work Values Sorter.
  3. Complete the Career Cluster Survey.
  4. Add a goal about a career that interests you.

For 11th - 12th grade 

Complete each of the following:

  1. In Explore Programs and Majors, add three favorite majors to the Portfolio.
  2. Find three schools of interest that offer a selected major. Save them to the Portfolio.
  3. Save a scholarship to the Portfolio.
  4. Add a goal about how to prepare to attend a college selected.

Carson Scholars Fund

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States.

An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum requirements are a 3.75 GPA and involvement in community service. In general, a school is only allowed to nominate one student. To learn more about how we calculate GPAs, review our GPA Calculations Rules and Policies.

If you would like your school to receive an application, please have a school official (teacher, counselor, or principal) contact the Carson Scholars Fund. The school official should complete our Application Request Form. Requests from individual students, parents, or other community members cannot be accepted.

Chaffey Community Republican Women


It's that time of year again!  The Chaffey Community Republican Women will be awarding $1000 to a senior from our area intending to go on to college.  All the information is on the website.  For Charlotte Mousel Scholarship application click here

Essays are due on March 1.  Please have students send or e-mail their applications to me at my Mt. SAC e-mail:  

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Chino Basin Water Conservation District will award a $5,000 grant and may award additional grants to qualified students enrolled in various water resource related fields of study for the academic year 2017-2018.  Applications can be found online at

Church's Chicken® Community Scholarship Program

The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. (CPF) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in fifteen eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


Applicants to the Church's Chicken® Community Scholarship Program must:

  • Be living in one of the following fifteen states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL,LA, MO, MS, NM, NV, TN, TX.
  • Be graduating high school seniors or be graduating from home school education in the U.S.
  • Plan to enroll part-time or full-time, without interruption, for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident.

Officers, directors and children of officers and directors of CPF are ineligible to apply. Employees of Cajun Operating Company and its franchisees may not apply, but children of employees may apply.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award.

Awards are one-time only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Application Process

  • Start by clicking on the Register to Apply link. You will need to read and agree to a consent statement, supply a unique and valid email address, and create a username and password.
    • Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email and US postal mail. E-mail messages will be sent to the username and email address registered when you created your account. Students failing to use a valid active email account that will accommodate bulk mail may not receive consideration. Be sure to add to your contacts or address book and check your email regularly!
  • You are now able to log into the application.
  • Complete the application by entering data in the format described. Proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used.
  • During the application process, you may leave the site prior to submission by clicking on the Save and Log out link located on each application page. To return to the application, you must login using your username and password.
  • Once all application requirements are satisfied, the "Lock and Submit Application" button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review Application page.
    • Carefully review your entire application before clicking the Lock and Submit Application button.
    • Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically by the application deadline in order for your application to be processed.
    • After the application is successfully submitted, no further additions or changes can be made. You will no longer have access to your application account or data.
    • We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application for your records. Do not send a printed copy to Scholarship America.
    • Scholarship America will email acknowledgment of receipt of all submitted applications.

Required supporting documents

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

  • High school transcript of grades. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Include the grading scale.
  • Completed adult Applicant Appraisal Form (PDF)

We highly recommend you request and collect these required parts of your application as soon as possible. Do not wait until the end of the application period. Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Dalton Glen Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Dalton Barnes attended Sonrise Christian School and Sierra Vista Junior High.  He was days away from graduating from Sierra Vista when he was killed in a car accident driven by an inexperienced driver.  He would have attended South Hills High School during the fall of 2007 and graduated in 2011.  He had ambitions of going to college and then to the Air force.  One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $4,000, payable to the college chosen by the awardees in honor of Dalton‘s memory.



  • Senior in High School

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Good driving record (provide copy of current DMV record)

  • Sports played during high school or extra curricular activities

  • Completed application including an essay as described below


Come to Upland High Guidance Office to pick up an application. Upon submission of this application, the scholarship committee of the Dalton Glen Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund will review all applications to determine compliance with the requirements.  Selected applicants will be announced at the senior banquet.  The scholarship check will be made payable to the college as indicated below and provided to the student.  Please include an essay describing a person or event that has influenced you the most and why. Let it be noted that the winners name will be posted on the website


Developing a Responsible, Educated & Moral Society (D.R.E.A.M.S) Scholarship

This $2500.00 scholarship is open to students receiving special education support through an individualized education plan (I.E.P.), who graduate high school with a diploma or certificate of completion in 2018 and have been accepted and will be furthering their education at a Community College, University, Vocational/Trade School or an Apprentice Program beginning in the summer or fall.


Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

The Awards celebrate tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.” The Diller Family Foundation knows that supporting Jewish teen leadership today means creating and inspiring future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community. The Awards provide $36,000 for each recipient so that they may use it to further their initiative or education.


Edison Scholars Program

Program Information

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.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.


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 2018/2019 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.


The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Learn more about our newest McDermott Scholars.

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Marshalls and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2017 (early) or Jan. 3, 2018 (final).

Qualifications and deadlines are online. 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Information and Application

The David and Mary Hjorth Family Endowment Fund

The David and Mary Hjorth Family Endowment Fund

This generous fund, founded by David and Mary Hjorth, parents of former Upland High students Joanna and Nick Hjorth, is offering $3,750.00 scholarships for four graduating seniors from Upland High to the four-year college of their choice. 


  • 3.5 GPA
    • 30 credits of honors/ AP level classes            
    • 50 hours of community service
    • Extra-curricular UHS activities

Please return application to the Guidance Office.  

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards offers educational grants up to $3,000 in several categories to qualified Hispanic/Latino high school seniors. Students are also eligible to be selected as a national recipient. The application is now available online at

The Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. Scholarship applicants should also have these characteristics. The scholarships range between $6,000 to $22,000.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)

We are very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)Seminars – the nation’s only program designed exclusively for high school sophomores.  The seminars are offered at a nominal registration fee of $195.00; the fee will be paid graciously by the Upland Woman’s club.  Upland High is allowed to nominate one sophomore from our school.

The HOBY Leadership Seminars will be conducted next spring in each of the 50 United States,Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, and Mexico.  At the conclusion of the HOBY Seminar in California, one boy and one girl, along with the students from 30 other countries, will be selected to attend the all-expense-paid week- long HOBY World Leadership Congress (WLC) next July

HOBY Leadership Seminars are designed by our state’s organizing committee to create an experience for sophomore leaders that will produce the following results:

  • Students learn to think critically.  HOBY motivates students by showing them that “how to think” can be just as important as “what to think”.
  • Students enhance their leadership skills.  Through HOBY’s question-and-answer, give and take format, by participating in small group discussion, and by taking on leadership roles to identify their own particular leadership strengths.
  • Students learn more about “America’s Incentive System,” including democracy, free enterprise, volunteerism and service to community.
  • Students discover that they are not alone in the desire to lead and to make their schools and communities better places.  Meeting students from their own communities and state who feel the same way is a powerful and reaffirming experience.

If you are interested, please describe, in 75 to 100 (typed) words, the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in our school and/or community.  All essays must be turned in to Mr. Mason (located in the guidance office) by Monday, November 30, 2017.

Inland Empire Four Wheelers Scholarship(IE4W)

The Inland Empire Four Wheelers are a family oriented 4 wheel drive club offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall semester and they or their parents/guardians hold a current membership in a 4-wheel drive club and/or California off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA). Applications can be downloaded from their website at IE4W

It Takes A Village Black Graduate Recognition

To provide scholarships to deserving African American graduating seniors in the Inland Empire who are pursuing a post-secondary course of study at either a college or university.  

Multiple $500 scholarships and individual certificates awarded to students selected by the Inland Empire High School Black Graduation Scholarship Committee.

1.  Be an African American student living in the Inland Empire area (San Bernardino/Riverside Counties). 
2.  Be a 2018 graduating high school senior.
3.  Demonstrate positive impact on and involvement in the community.
4.  Demonstrate high academic achievement or significant improvement over time.

Please submit the following items by the Friday March 2nd, 2018 deadline. 

1.  Completed application form via this Google form (if handwritten, please print legibly)
2.  Two letters of recommendation (e.g., from teachers/counselors, administrators, employers, or community leader)
3.  An official and recent high school transcript showing cumulative GPA and class rank MUST BE MAILED AND RECEIVED BY MARCH 2ND, 2018 to the address below:

                                                                       National Black Grads 
                                                               ATTN: Scholarship Committee
                                                                     1580 N. Waterman Avenue
                                                                 San Bernardino, CA 92404

4. An original 250-350 word essay or  multimedia presentation
 * The multi-media presentation (e.g., song, poem, commercial) can be no longer than 3 minutes uploaded to and titled in the format of NBG Scholarship2018, Prompt A or B, and lastly your First & Last Name so that is reads like the example below.

EX: "NBGScholarship2018AKeynasiaBuffong"

Then enter your public YouTube link in the space provided below. The multi-media presentation must answer one of the prompts provided below. (Examples of multi-media presentations include but are not limited to a commercial, you preforming an original song or poem etc... please make sure you have answered your chosen prompt)

Please explain  your decision to continue your education by answering one of these essay prompts:

A) Frederick Douglass is often quoted as having said, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Describe a struggle, hardship, obstacle or failure that you have endured. Then, explain how this has been a catalyst in your pursuit of a college education.  


B) Service to others and helping those in need are dominant themes in African American history. We are a people who have consistently reached back to help others. Discuss how this has been a catalyst in your pursuit of a college education. 

DEADLINE: March 2nd, 2018
Application and all supporting materials must be RECEIVED by FRIDAY MARCH 2nd, 2018
STUDENT FINALISTS will be notified by e-mail regarding the status of their applications
WINNERS must also attend the Annual IE HIGH SCHOOL BLACK GRADUATE Recognition Ceremony on SUNDAY, MAY 6th 2018, and submit proof of college/university enrollment in order to receive scholarship funds.


Italian Catholic Federation

The Italian Catholic Federation is a National Catholic Fraternal Organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry who are of the Catholic Faith. One of the many purposes of the Federation is to offer college scholarships to further the education of students who achieve a total GPA of at least 3.2 and meet all of the requirements in either #1 or #2: 1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established. 2) If either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic, but need not be of Italian Descent of live where Branches of the Federation are established. Membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2. If you would like to apply, applications can be downloaded from the website at If you have any questions about the scholarship you can contact the office at 888-423-1924. 

Jack Kent Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.


A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program. 


At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant


Junior Fair Board Leadership Program

What is the Los Angeles County Fair Association Junior Fair Board Leadership Program?

The Junior Fair Board Leadership Program (JFB) prepares the next generation of community leaders for success through hands-on leadership opportunities and personal exploration at the high school level. By providing unique opportunities for high school juniors and seniors, JFB members will participate in specially designed projects to enhance their leadership skills, business understanding, network ability, life skills, career exploration, and community involvement. Through these positive experiences, teens develop skills that will enable them to seek out community needs and lead community service initiatives.

The program also honors the exemplary achievements of local students by providing cash scholarships to help students further their education. As a result of participating in the program, JFB members will be inspired to continue learning and developing their own leadership understanding and style. These results benefit not only the students themselves, but the community at large.

Who is Eligible?

  • High school students with junior status as of September 2017 (current sophomores) are eligible to apply, provided that he/she meets the following qualifications:
  • Presently enrolled in, and is on track to graduate from, one of the local high schools participating in the Junior Fair Board Leadership Program (see attached list).
  • Has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.
  • Plans to continue his/her education or training beyond high school at any institution of higher learning, accredited training, licensing, or certification program.

 What are some of the benefits of being a Junior Fair Board member?

  • A $2,000 scholarship check will be presented upon fulfillment of all membership obligations and completion of the membership term (please see #9 for more information).
  • Each Junior Fair Board member will have the opportunity to work with students from other schools, Los Angeles County Fair Association Board and Association members, Fairplex staff and community members.
  •  Junior Fair Board members participate in leadership classes.
  •  Junior Fair Board members participate in exciting community and Fair based projects.
  • Members will have the opportunity to experience and learn about Fairplex, a historic event center that hosts more than 500 consumer and trade shows each year, as well as participate in the LA County Fair.
  • Junior Fair Board members may be eligible for paid, part-time employment with Fairplex after the completion of their Junior Fair Board term.
  • Junior Fair Board members are eligible for summer internship opportunities at Fairplex.
  • Upon request, a letter of recommendation may be written upon completion of the membership term by a Fairplex staff member.
  • Each Junior Fair Board member will receive a season pass to the 2017 and 2018 LA County Fair.

When is the application deadline?

The postmark deadline for application packages is Friday, May 12, 2017.

Where do I send my completed application?

Applications may be faxed to (909) 865-4080, emailed to  or hand-delivered to the Fairplex Administration Office located at Gate 1 on the Fairplex grounds,

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA  91768. Packages should be clearly marked, Attn: Junior Fair Board Supervisor.

How are Junior Fair Board members selected?

Junior Fair Board members are selected based on the information submitted in their applications without regard to race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry or disability. Applications are judged blindly (without seeing the applicant’s name or address) by the selection committee. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in leadership by showing examples of where they have taken initiative at school and within their communities. The selection process may also include an interview. The selection committee includes Los Angeles County Fair Association members, community educational leaders, distinguished community leaders and Fairplex staff. Committee decisions are final. Winners will be notified by mail on or before June 9, 2017.

What else does the selection committee look for?

Past awardees have come from many different cultural, social and economic backgrounds.  Ideal candidates are those who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and selflessness. The selection committee reviews the applicant’s application packet in its entirety and seeks to select the students who are best qualified and most likely to benefit from the Junior Fair Board Leadership Program. Successful applicants are resourceful individuals who have shown a clear interest in their community and the initiative necessary to pursue their goals with conviction.

How can Junior Fair Board scholarships be used?

Winners may use scholarship funds for tuition, fees, books and supplies necessary for course instruction at accredited post-high school institutions. In order to receive this scholarship, members must actively participate in Junior Fair Board projects, attend required events and meetings, and contribute to the success of the program for all involved. Members will receive their scholarship check upon successful completion of the membership term(s).

When does the Junior Fair Board Program Term begin and how long does the term last?

The term for students selected to participate in the Junior Fair Board Program will begin in July. For students entering the program at the end of their sophomore year, the entire term will last for two years (their junior & senior years), from July 2017 – June 2019, and they are eligible for $2,000 at the end of their two-year term.

How many Junior Fair Board members are selected?

17 students coming to us from different high schools will be selected for the 2017-2019 class. The committee generally selects one student from each participating school for a total of two students (one returning student and one new student) for each school.

What does the year look like for a Junior Fair Board member?

Selected students participate in monthly board meetings and workshops as well as special projects throughout the year. An average student will commit about 8 hours a month to the JFB leadership program.

Part 2: Junior Fair Board Application Instructions

  1. Application Form:  The application form below must be fully completed in order to be considered for Junior Fair Board Leadership Program. Preferably type written (except signatures).  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed!!
  2. Personal Essay & Short Answers: Essay and short answer questions should clearly address the specific questions listed. Statements should demonstrate specific instances in which leadership, organization and community service played critical roles. Essay should not exceed two double-spaced pages (12 point font, 1 inch margins).
  3. The personal essay is an important part of the selection committee’s focus.  The committee looks for clearly written discussion of significant activities that have produced meaningful results (and not merely a list of accolades or achievements).
  4. Recommendations: All applicants must include two recommendations with their application. Please use the recommendation forms provided. At least one recommendation should be from someone who is not your teacher. The selection committee prefers to see recommendations from: coaches, youth group leaders, community service group advisors, club advisors, etc.
  5. Official Transcript: All applicants must include a sealed copy of their most recent academic transcript.
  6. Application packets may be delivered to the Fairplex Administration Building (Gate 1): clearly marked

ATTN: Junior Fair Board Supervisor 
1101 W. McKinley Ave. 
Pomona, CA 91768

Please contact Inri Constancio, Program Coordinator at (909) 865-4266 or email if you have any questions.

Junior Fair Board Application

The Links, Incorporated

The Claremont Area chapter of The Links, Incorporated is in the process of conducting their annual selection of candidates for their academic scholarships. The Links, Incorporated, established in 1946, is a women’s service organization which addresses African American issues worldwide. This organization is committed to educational, cultural and civic activities, dedicating itself to “service through friendship.” Each year they select local high school students who plan on attending a post secondary institution in the fall and in need of financial assistance. If you are interested please pick up an application in the guidance office.  Applications may be sent to the following post office box or email address:  P.O. Box 7700 San Bernardino, CA 92441 or email to  Applications must be received by the organization no later than Friday March 31, 2017.

Links Scholarship Application

National Charity League

National Charity League is a non-profit organization dedicated to the initiation and encouragement of charitable endeavors. Scholarships are available to qualified high school female seniors who demonstrate financial need, have good moral character, who plan to attend a college, university, technical or specialty school in the fall and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Return the application to Mrs. Simmons or Mr. Mason in the guidance office no later Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.

Northern Arizona University, Founders Scholarship

Freshmen applicants who have been admitted to the university may qualify to receive a total of $12,000 to $16,000 in scholarships over four years. These scholarships can be applied in addition to the reduced tuition rate you may automatically be eligible for as part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

Founders Scholarship

The 2017 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.

We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Competition eligibility
This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

Important dates
June 30, 2017: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
July 2017: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
August 2017: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Application form
Interested students may find the complete scholarship application form here. We recommend composing the 500-word essay in your favorite word processor and then pasting the finished product into this form. Scholarship

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

All applications must be received by January 29th, 2017. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.

Pacific's Powell Scholarship

We want to make sure your students have a chance to receive a $37,000 merit scholarship by applying for Pacific's Powell Scholarship before the December 1 deadline.

In addition to the generous scholarship award, Powell Scholars will have special access to research opportunities, study abroad programs, and nationally recognized speakers visiting Pacific. They participate in extensive mentoring and leadership development. Each Powell Scholar will have access to up to $5,000 for research projects and up to $2,500 for international travel.

We're looking for students with a minimum GPA and who exemplify similar qualities to Adam Band, one of our current Powell Scholars. These students perform at the highest levels during their high school years and demonstrate superior leadership skills in order to join the Powell Scholar community.

Applications for Powell Scholarships must be completed by December 1, 2016. So if you have students applying to Pacific for Fall 2017, make sure they complete their Powell Applications, too. We look forward to considering them for this prestigious honor.

PTSA Scholarship

Are you a member of PTSA? Have you volunteered and been active with the PTSA, UHS, and the community? If so, you may be eligible for a PTSA scholarship.

Applications are available at Guidance Office or by clicking on the link below. Completed application and essay must be submitted to the Guidance Office by Monday, April 30th, 2018 

Please note, since this is a PTSA sponsored scholarship, all potential recipients must be current members of the Upland Highlanders PTSA for the 2017-2018 school year.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. If you are in grades 5-12 and have made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip with a parent/guardian to Washington, D.C. If you would like to be considered for this honor, please complete an application available online at or call toll free 1-877-525-8491. 

RaiseMe Scholarship

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

To find out more about how RaiseMe works or to sign up follow the link: RaiseMe

Quest Bridge

Founded in 1994, QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. 

In 2015, out of 13,264 applications, 4,895 students were selected as Finalists based on their academic, financial, and extracurricular credentials. QuestBridge Finalists exhibit high academic achievement and qualify financially.

Below are some aggregate statistics that represent the strength of these Finalists:

Academic Profile

  • Average GPA: 3.87
  • SAT (middle 50%): 1830-2080
  • SAT (CR+M middle 50%): 1230-1390
  • ACT Composite (middle 50%): 28-32
  • Class rank: 89% from the Top 10%

Financial Profile

Median Income: $33,177

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch: 79% eligible


First Generation to a 4-year college: 71%


Race and Ethnicity

  • White: 49%
  • Hispanic: 30%
  • Asian: 29%
  • Black/African American: 17%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Please note: The sum of these percentages is over 100% due to multiple races/ethnicities selected.

U.S. Regional Distribution

  • Midwest: 19%
  • Northeast: 18%
  • South: 35%
  • West: 28%
  • Other: 1%


  • U.S. Citizen: 76%
  • U.S. Citizen with Dual Citizenship: 10%
  • Permanent Resident: 7%
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): 4%
  • Non-Citizen: 3%
  • U.S. Asylee/Refugee: <1%

Quest Bridge Application

Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

The GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

  • demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community;
  • be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization
  • be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor or religious leader
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent)
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a citizen of the United States of America
  • graduate from high school in the coming Spring
  • use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall

 Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Applications can be found online at

Robert J. Loney Scholarship

It is the intent of the Robert J. Loney Scholarship Fund to recognize outstanding Upland High School senior student athletes who have demonstrated leadership, discipline, perseverance and a desire to succeed in life while also offering service to their fellow men.

To be eligible for nomination, each potential nominee must be:

A graduating senior

Accepted at a post secondary institution (In process is acceptable, but will delay payment until completed and verified)

Must have completed at least one season in Track and/or Cross Country at Upland High School.

If you are interested please pick up an application in the Guidance Office.

Return email address is printed on the application.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship (RMHC)

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California funds scholarships to local students as part of RMHC’s ongoing commitment to education. 

Students may apply online at Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships, which are

  1. RMHC Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
  2. RMHC /Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Program (HACER): Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
  3. RMHC/Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement Program: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage.
  4. RMHC/African American Future Achievers Program: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.
  • To apply, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a currently enrolled high school senior who is eligible to attend an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school
  • Reside within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties
  • Be a legal U.S. resident • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA  

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

 The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!


Smithsonian Latino enter Young Ambassadors Program


The Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Young Ambassadors Program June 19 through Aug. 1. The application deadline is April 4. The Young Ambassadors Program is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities via the Smithsonian and its resources.

Students interested and committed to the arts, sciences and humanities, as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures, are selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with experts from various fields, including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. 

Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment and excellence in the arts, sciences and humanities as well as academic record, leadership experience and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship. For more information and to apply

STEM Scholars Program - Gettysburg College

Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, Gettysburg is pleased to offer monetary awards to qualified First-Year students who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. In selecting members of this cohort, the college will take heightened interest in academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need.


To be eligible for the STEM Scholars program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Intend to major in one of the following fields: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

Application Requirements:

You may either complete the application online or complete and mail the PDF application. Please complete the application no later than January 15, 2017. Please attach a brief statement (250-300 words) explaining your past experiences/accomplishments in the sciences and your personal interest in becoming a scientist.

Summit Disability Law Group

Jake Lee and the attorneys here are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for individuals who have been effected by a disability.  To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must have proof that you are or plan on attending a college or university. (ex. transcripts, acceptance letter, screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.)
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
  3. You must have a physician documented disability.

Qualifying students can apply here

UN Sustainable Development Challenge

Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world?

Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption?

Do you want to make a difference?

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

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

Here are some guidelines:

  • You can focus on any of the 17 UN sustainable development goals.
  • You can present an idea aimed at creating awareness or aimed at creating change related to one or more of the sustainable development goals.
  • You can present an idea for a project, campaign or charity that will assist in attaining one or more of the sustainable development goals.
  • You can think locally or globally - focus on your school, local community, your state, the U.S. or any country or region of the world you wish.

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

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


The University of Dayton

As a top 10 national Catholic university, the University of Dayton is committed to excellence in learning, leadership and service.  The University is pleased to share they are offering a $10,000 Leadership in Service scholarship ($2,500 per year for four years) to a graduating senior who has been accepted for admission into the University of Dayton.  The student applying should be an upstanding citizen who is committed to academic achievement and involved in service activities supporting his or her church, school and or community.  In order to receive this scholarship, the selected student must apply and be accepted to the University of Dayton.  Please see Mr. Mason in the counseling office if you are interested in an application. 

Upland Teachers Association Scholarship

To be eligible for the 2018 UTA Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Be planning to pursue a college degree or credential for a teaching-related career in K-12 public education in an accredited institution of higher education as a full time student by the next fall term.
  • Be a child of a UTA member or a senior in the Upland Unified School District.

If your son/daughter meets the requirements and applies for the scholarship, he/she must submit to the Scholarship Committee a complete Official Transcript of his/her educational history from grade 10 through first semester of grade 12 with the completed scholarship application.  All information received will be held strictly confidential and for the committee's use only.  

Scholarship Application

Upland Foothill Kiwanis Foundation application for Jack Luther Key Club Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a program recognizing community/school service for students that attend school within Upland.  These awards are strictly for those who volunteer in the community and on campus.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.  Return applications to the Guidance Office.

Upland-Foothill Kiwanis Spears and Canestro Scholarships

Upland – Foothill Kiwanis Foundation is sponsoring this scholarship for graduating seniors attending high school in the Upland area.  These scholarships are based primarily on community service.  The application will be judged on the quantity and quality of community service performed during the high school years.  This service can be for the school, community or the public in general in any community.  Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Return applications to the Guidance Office.

Visionary Scholarship Program

Eligible students 9th through 12th grade.  All applications for the American College Foundation (“ACF”) Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:

1) A completed ACF Visionary Scholarship Application

2) A copy of the student’s most recent report card

3) A 500 word, typed, double-spaced essay.

Multiple winners ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  Applications can be found at


Wendy’s High School Heisman

For the past eighteen years, Wendy’s Restaurants have teamed up with the Heisman Memorial Trophy Committee to create the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.  The award honors both male and female high school students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership.  Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to male and female high school senior’s who have at least a B grade point average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  The application can be completed online.

Cash For College Workshop

L.A. Cash for College helps students achieve their college aspirations through a three step process that informs, assists and rewards students and families throughout the Los Angeles region. Since 2002, we have helped more than 238,000 students and their families prepare for college and apply for financial aid.

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Financial Aid Workshops

California Colleges Scholarship Finder

Once you login to your California Colleges account (click here if you've never used California Colleges) you'll have access to the scholarship finder.

Many diverse organizations such as corporations, foundations, colleges, community groups and industries provide scholarships to help pay for a college education. Scholarships, unlike loans, do not have to be paid back.

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Your search for scholarship money is based on the information you provide for a variety of categories. The more information you provide, the greater the opportunity for available scholarships.

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Cappex Merit Scholarships

A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

College Board Scholarship Search Tool

This online tool created by College Board can help you locate scholarships, internships, and grants, which match your education level, talents, and background. 


Another Place to look for millions of scholarships, Fastweb provides personalized matching of scholarships depending on your interests, talents, and career goals. 


The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine which is one of the largestdatabases of scholarships on the web. Unlike the others, GoodCall's scholarship engine requires no personal information and it's free to use.

High Five Scholarships

Welcome to High Five Scholarships, a website created to help you find free money for college. We are a scholarship matching service and we will find hundreds of scholarships that match your personal characteristics, goals, and interests, free of charge.

We have been collecting scholarship awards for over 15 years and have accumulated more scholarships and grants than any other source. With millions of scholarships, and over $45 billion in total awards, the best place for you to find a scholarship is High Five Scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Funds

A scholarship search engine specifically for Latino students.

Latino College Dollars

I Can Afford College

 The “I Can Afford College” campaign is a statewide, financial aid awareness initiative sponsored by the California Community Colleges.  The campaign got its start back in 2004, shortly after the California community colleges increased their enrollment fees. The governor and the state legislature wanted to make sure Californians knew how to make college affordable, so they set aside money to create an awareness campaign about financial aid. 

The “I Can Afford College” campaign is funded by the State of California, through Proposition 98.  This website is one of the main elements of the campaign. Since the site was launched, it has received more than 2.5 million visits. Additionally, the number of community college students who receive some type of financial aid has gone up by nearly 70 percent since 2004. 

 Our goal at “I Can Afford College” is simple. We want to let students and parents know that: 

  • California community colleges are affordable. 
  • Financial aid is available year-round to help pay for enrollment fees and college costs like books, supplies, and even rent in some cases. 
  • All 113 California community colleges have financial aid experts who can give you free one-on-one help.

I Can Afford College

MoneyGeek Scholarship Search

When it comes to funding your education, winning scholarships and grants should be one of your top priorities. Unlike student loans, you don't have to pay scholarship money back (let alone with interest), but you do need to identify scholarship programs that you're eligible for and apply. To make finding these programs as easy as possible, MoneyGeek has compiled and verified hundreds of scholarships from many sources and made them available in a single database. No signups or profile creation required -- just search and apply.


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Connect now with the nearly $6 BILLION in available scholarship aid and $45 BILLION in federal and state grants.


Student Scholarships

Registered Users will be able to search for Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants, Careers & Salaries,Videos and Course Outlines. To access our Free Scholarship Database, simply create your own profile

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TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education.

The Dream