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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


Carl Graves Scholarship
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***Attention applicants, while school is closed please email all completed paper applications to Ms. Angela at angela.vandervelde@leusd.k12.ca.us 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.
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TBD 2020/2021 Scholarship applications will be released ASAP.
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 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)
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.
Dec. 14, 2020
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
Zippia Dream Job Scholarship
Dec. 31, 2020
18 yrs. or older.
Must be a legal resident of U.S.

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to scholarship@zippia.com 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?
Form Swift Scholarship Jan. 15, 2021
High school seniors.
(Undocumented students too).
Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.
February 26, 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- $30,00 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.
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).
Cosmetology School Scholarship March 1, 2021
18 yrs. or older
Must be legal resident of U.S.Plan to enroll in Accredited U.S. Beauty School within 1 year.
Complete online application process here. $2,500
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.
Complete page 1 and 2 of application.
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.
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.
**Carl Graves Scholarship
April 17, 2021 4PM
3.0 GPA.
Significant Community Serivice Contributions.
Submit online application and GPA Verification Form.
3 four-year $4,000 scholarships.
April 20th, 2021
Significant Community Service and extra cirricular contributions.
Submit completed application 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
May 1st, 2021
2.5 GPA.
Must submit FAFSA and send SAR.
Submit completed application via DocHub.com(download document, then upload to DocHub website to edit/type), Typed essay explaiing your accomplishments, goals, & aspirations (250 words minimum). Send documents to Ms. Angela's email. Varies
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
Shout It Out Scholarship
Sept. 30, 2021
13 yrs. or older.
Must be legal resident of U.S.
Submit online response to: If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why? (250 words or less) $1,500
Top 10 List Scholarship Dec. 31, 2020
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

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.
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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