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Scholarships can be a helpful way to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses. To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.

To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students

You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.

Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:

  • Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
  • Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team personally reviews every scholarship listing on the site, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
  • Personal matchingOnce signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
  • Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
  • Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).

Happy applying--and good luck winning, like these students did!)

Kind regards,

Ms. Angela

 

 

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***Attention applicants, please check with Miss Angela in the College and Career Center for paper application information. Otherwise complete online applications and let Ms. Angela know which ones you have completed. Stay safe and best of luck to you all! Remember, you can use DocHub.com to edit PDF documents. Simply create a free account and upload the PDF to start editing, this makes for simple and neat applications.
 
 
Green<-indicates local Riverside County scholarships.
Scholarship Name Deadline Eligibility Description/How to Apply Award
carl graves scholarship
April 13, 2022 By 5PM
Seniors.
3.0 GPA.
Significant Community Service Contributions.
Submit online application and GPA Verification Form.
3 four-year $4,000 scholarships.
April 22, 2022
Seniors.
Enroll in a CCC or accredited trade school by Fall 2022-2023
Complete an application with Ms. Angela. Can be picked up in the CCC or click here to print. $20,000 in Awards a
April 22, 2022
Seniors.
Enroll in a CCC or accredited trade school by Fall 2022-2023
Complete an application with Ms. Angela. Can be picked up in the CCC or click here to print.
$1,000 to $5,000
Elsinore Women's Club Scholarship
April 25th, 2022
Seniors.
2.5 GPA.
Must submit a FAFSA.
Complete an application with Ms. Angela. Can be picked up in the CCC or click here to print.
Varies.
CASCWA Bay Section Scholarships Varies...
Varies...
https://cascwa.wildapricot.org/Scholarships Varies...
 

Scholarships with web links 

The dates for scholarship applications vary, please check each link for application timelines. 

 

Flight Path Scholarships   Closes 5/3/2021
Schools First Federal Credit Union   Closes 1/31/21 
Altura Credit Union    Deadline Varies
Ruth Schroff Scholarship     
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship   Closes 4/01/21 
APIA SF General Scholarship Program     
B.O.G Pest Control Scholarship     Closes 3/27/21 
Big Sun Athletics  Open NOW Closes 6/19/21 
Blacks at Microsoft    Closes 3/31/2021
CSEA     California School Employee Association       
Doodles for Google Open NOW  Closes 3/20/21
Union Plus  Opens mid-June 2021  
California State PTA     
CTA     California Teachers Association     
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation     
Dr. pepper Tuition Giveaway  Opens September 2021  
Edison Scholarship Program  Opens October 2021  
Larry H Parker Community Scholarship     
Riverside Sheriffs’ Association Student Scholarship    Closes 4/2/2021
RCOE Foundation Scholarship Program  Open NOW Closes 6/30/2021
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Most Valuable Student   Opens Summer 2021  
California-Hawaii Elks Vocational Grant for Technical and Vocational Training    Deadline Varies.
California Alarm Association    Closes 5/10/2021
Italian Catholic Federation     
Suntec Auto Glass    Closes 12/15/2021
R3 Stem Cell Scholarship    Closes 12/31/2021
The Kia Great Unknowns Scholarship    Closes 5/17/2021
Select Space Scholarship    Closes 11/30/2021
Horatio Alger Association    Closes 3/15/2021
Alert 1 Scholarship  Open NOW Closes 1/10/2022
Footlocker Scholar Athletes    Closes 1/8/2021
Hispanic Scholarship Fund    Closes 2/14/2021
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation    Deadline Varies.
Heisman High School Scholarship     
Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship    Closes 7/31/2021
B.Davis Scholarship    Closes 5/22/2021

  

College Board Opportunity Scholarships 

https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/ 

       Fun Facts:

  • The College Board is committing $25 million in scholarships over the next five years. (year 2 of 5)
  • 4,000 students each year earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.
  • Half of the scholarships are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
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Scholarship Name Deadline
Eligibility
Description/How to Apply Award
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Oct. 26, 2020
High School Senior.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
2.0 GPA
Complete online application click here. $10,000
Elks Scholarship Nov. 15, 2020
High School seniors.
U.S. citizens.
(if applying for this scholarship, please contact Mrs. Patty Quick
for tips and guidance- Patty Quick 951-746-6134)
$1,000-$12,500
Urban Outfitters and Fuji Film Scholarship
Nov. 20, 2020
16 yrs. or older.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Complete online application here.
1 winner of $10,000.
2 winners of $5,000. 50 runner-ups will each win a Fujifilm Instax Mini Link (Smartphone Printer) and one box of ten photo sheets.
Lake Elsinore Elks
 
January 26th, 2021
High School Senior Girls.
Attend college by Fall 2021.
and email it to Ms. Angela. Includes 2 letters of rec and essay response.
Varies
De Anza Women's Club Scholarship March 1, 2021
Seniors.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
2.5 GPA
Must submit FAFSA and send SAR.
Enroll in College/University by Fall 2021.
Submit Paper application and written response to: "Explain your future education and vocational goals and how your past experiences, interests and hobbies relate to them and have helped you shape these future goals." 
Submit Transcript and 3 letters of recommendation.
Varies.
Education Matters Scholarship
March 1, 2021
14 yrs. or olders.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
3.0 GPA
Submit online application and written response to: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less).
$1,000
Links Scholarship
March 5, 2021
African-American senior.
3.0 GPA.
Acceptance to an accredited 4- year College or University.
Exceptional community service and/or
involvement in extracurricular activities.
Complete paper application, click here.
Two letters of recommendation are require and letters cannot come from a relative or peer.
a. One by a school official or teacher.
b. Church official or Community Leader who can attest to your personal
character attributes.
Typed, double-spaced essay of at least 300 words but not to exceed (2) two
pages.
FAFSA Confirmation page with EFC attached.
Varies.
Assistance League Scholarship
March 5, 2021
On or before 4PM
Enroll in CCC or accredited trade school by Fall 2021.
Graduate in June 2021.
Classified as low/moderate income (see pg 2).
2.5 GPA or better.
Provide one letter of recommendation.
A copy of your unofficial transcript.
1 or 2 page essay on: Adversities or challenges that you've faced and how you overcame them. Your educational and professional goals. Your current financial situation and why you need assistance.
$1,000
March 5, 2021
8PM (PT)
Enrolled in school (grades K-12)
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Visit https://doodles.google.com/d4g/ page and follow instructions on the "How It Works" tab. Complete Entry Form and submit artwork with theme "I show kindness by..."
1 National Winner- $30,000 college scholarship, Google Tech and swag.
4 National Finalists- $5,000 college scholarship, Google Tech and swag.
54 State/Territory Winners- Work celebrated and featured by Google, Google Tech and swag.
Form Swift Scholarship March 15, 2021
High school seniors.
(Undocumented students too).
Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.
$1,000
PTSA Council Scholarship March 24, 2021
High school seniors.
NO GPA rqmt.
PTA member from EHS, LHS, or TVHS (if not a member, become a member to apply!)
 
Complete application form (click link) to Ms. Angela.
Senior must be a PTA member from one of the 3 "home" high schools in LEUSD (EHS, LHS, TVHS). If you are not a member, you can become one via each school website or by contacting Mrs. Wales. Please email completed scholarship application to Mrs. Wales or Ms. Vander Velde. ([email protected]).
1 recipient of $500
Competitive between OHS students only!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority(MTAAC)  March 30, 2021
 
African-American senior students.
2.0-3.5 GPA.
Accepted full-time to college, university, or accredited trade school.
Complete paper application, click here.
Original 350-500 word essay highlighting your community service, leadership activities,
and college and career goals. (computer generated, font size 12 New Time Roman font,
double-spaced, one-inch margins).
Official, signed high school transcript.
2 letters of recommendation.
Varies.
Loma Linda/Assistance League Scholarship
March 31, 2021
On or before 4PM
Enroll in CCC or accredited trade school by Fall 2021.
Graduate in June 2021.
Classified as low/moderate income (see pg 2).
2.5 GPA or better.
Provide one letter of recommendation.
A copy of your unofficial transcript.
1 or 2 page essay on: Adversities or challenges that you've faced and how you overcame them. Your educational and professional goals. Your current financial situation and why you need assistance.
Varies.
California-Hawaii Elks Vocational Grant for Technical and Vocational Training April 1, 2021
High School Seniors.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Plan to attend accredited school full-time for at least 60 days.
Complete Paper Application and required documents and Email to Lodge member.
$500 to $2,000
AFSA Scholarship April 1, 2021
High school Seniors.
Plan to enroll college/certified trade school by Fall 2021.
Complete online application process here.
10 winners of $2,000 each.
*paid to the FAO of enrolled post-grad school.
Cal Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship
April 16, 2021
High School Senior.
Member of or child of a member of Cal Coast Credit Union.
3.0 GPA.
Enrolled full-time to college or university.
Complete online application process here.
$2,000-$2,500
April 23rd, 2021
Seniors.
Significant Community Service and extra curricular contributions.
Submit completed application form to Ms. Angela via DocHub.com(download document, then upload to DocHub website to edit/type), Typed essay on: Overcoming adversity and aspirations for the future, and a signed photo release form to Ms. Angela via email.
$1,000 to $5,000
April 23, 2021
LEUSD Seniors.
Plan to be a full-time student at college/trade school during 2021-2022.
Personal Essay (500 words or less)- Tell us about yourself and describe your educational goals, planned major of study and objectives.
(1) $1,000 award per high school.
(1) $1,000 award for a student majoring in Education.
(1) $1,000 award for a student majoring in Env. Science.
April 30, 2021
Seniors.
3.0 GPA.
Parent or guardian in CSEA.
Plan to attend an accredited college or trade school.
Complete application form and return to Ms. Angela at [email protected] or drop off at school.
Scholarships will be awarded on a point system for scholastic achievement, need, and citizenship including leadership, character, and community service.
$250
May 1st, 2021
Seniors.
2.5 GPA.
Must submit FAFSA and send SAR.
Submit completed application form to Ms. Angela via DocHub.com(download document, then upload to DocHub website to edit/type), Typed essay explaining your accomplishments, goals, & aspirations (250 words minimum). Send documents to Ms. Angela's email. Varies.
May 31st, 2021
NO GPA rqmt.
College Bound-2 or 4-year college.
Transcript, 2 letters of recommendation
Contact: Traven Watase at 808-450-9988 or email at [email protected]
$500-$1,000
June 30, 2021
High School Seniors (grad by June 2021)
2.5 GPA.
Complete a FAFSA.
Enroll in a 2 or 4-year college.
Complete application form and required documents, then email to Ed Lewis in PDF format. Varies.
June 30, 2021
Enroll in accredited U.S. University.
3.0 GPA.
Award for 2021 Fall semester.
Submit online application. 500+ word essay on: Why having a higher education is important. Describe who you are as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Explaom about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student. $1,500
June 30, 2021
14 yrs. or older.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Submit online application and written response to: "If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less) $1,500
Make Me Laugh Scholarship July 31, 2021
14 yrs. or older
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Submit online written response to: Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!" (250 words or less) $1,500
Rustic Pathways Scholarship
August 1, 2021
High School Student.
Must enroll in a full-time Community college or accredited college within 6 months of receiving award.
Submit online application. Submitting 500 word essay response to: What kind of global impact project is most critical for you to focus on and why, and what is your plan to make that impact in the next year and beyond?
1 winner of $1,000
2 Runners-Up of $250
Lake Elsinore Elks Ladies Scholarship
Nov. 29, 2021
Seniors.
College-bound.
FAFSA Submitted.
CLICK HERE for Application. Return to Miss Angela in the Career Center!
Varies
Dec. 12, 2021
Seniors.
3.0 GPA.
Plan to attend a 4-year college as a STEM major.
 
Online application and finalist video. up to 30-$10,000 renewable Scholarships
Dec. 31, 2021
18 yrs. or older.
Must be a legal resident of U.S.
Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to [email protected] with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry"500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job and WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay:
  • Why is this your dream job?
  • Is it more about money or happiness? Or both?
  • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?
$1,000
Top 10 List Scholarship Dec. 31, 2021
14 yrs. or older.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Submit online response to: Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. (250 words or less) $1,500
Cosmetology School Scholarship March 1, 2022
18 yrs. or older (or have parent permission).
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Plan to enroll in Accredited U.S. Beauty School within 1 year.
Complete online application process, click here. $2,500

 

 

Scholarships with web links 

The dates for scholarship applications vary, please check each link for application timelines. 

 

Flight Path Scholarships   Closes 5/3/2021
Schools First Federal Credit Union   Closes 1/31/21 
Altura Credit Union    Deadline Varies
Ruth Schroff Scholarship     
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship   Closes 4/01/21 
APIA SF General Scholarship Program     
B.O.G Pest Control Scholarship     Closes 3/27/21 
Big Sun Athletics  Open NOW Closes 6/19/21 
Blacks at Microsoft    Closes 3/31/2021
CSEA     California School Employee Association       
Doodles for Google Open NOW  Closes 3/20/21
Union Plus  Opens mid-June 2021  
California State PTA     
CTA     California Teachers Association     
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation     
Dr. pepper Tuition Giveaway  Opens September 2021  
Edison Scholarship Program  Opens October 2021  
Larry H Parker Community Scholarship     
Riverside Sheriffs’ Association Student Scholarship    Closes 4/2/2021
RCOE Foundation Scholarship Program  Open NOW Closes 6/30/2021
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Most Valuable Student   Opens Summer 2021  
California-Hawaii Elks Vocational Grant for Technical and Vocational Training    Deadline Varies.
California Alarm Association    Closes 5/10/2021
Italian Catholic Federation     
Suntec Auto Glass    Closes 12/15/2021
R3 Stem Cell Scholarship    Closes 12/31/2021
The Kia Great Unknowns Scholarship    Closes 5/17/2021
Select Space Scholarship    Closes 11/30/2021
Horatio Alger Association    Closes 3/15/2021
Alert 1 Scholarship  Open NOW Closes 1/10/2022
Footlocker Scholar Athletes    Closes 1/8/2021
Hispanic Scholarship Fund    Closes 2/14/2021
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation    Deadline Varies.
Heisman High School Scholarship     
Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship    Closes 7/31/2021
B.Davis Scholarship    Closes 5/22/2021

  

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Additional Scholarship Resources for Undocumented students:

Next College Student Athlete is a recruiting and scholarship network to help student athletes gain exposure to College Coaches. Consisting of around 1200 schools, with three divisions (Division I, II, and III), and oversees 23 sports. Each year, the NCAA hands out about $1 billion in athletic scholarships, with the rest coming from the individual school.
 
NAIA
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America. Consisting of 300 schools and 13 sports. Over 90% of schools in the NAIA offer scholarships, and NAIA athletes receive an average of $7,000 of financial aid.
 
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