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Finacial aid and scholarship information can be found here.

Scholarship Information

Throughout the year the Career Center staff will publish a list of new scholarship applications received at the school.  This list is distributed to senior classrooms.  To request an application, complete a "scholarship application request form" at the Career Center, and the staff will photocopy the application and send it to you.

Some applications may require that you include the high school code for the SAT or ACT.  The code for El Camino High School is:




The CLYLP Bay Area Institute (BAI) was established in 2014 to inspire and motivate students from the region to become the future leaders of the Bay Area Chicano/Latino community through public service.  Open to 50 students from the 13 Bay Area counties, the three-day institute offers an impactful program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural and political landscape. Institute participants connect with education, business, political and community leaders from the Bay and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.


The CLYLP Bay Area Institute curriculum focuses on the CLYLP’s Four C’s model of success: Community, Culture, College and Careers.

Activities will include:

  • Civic Day: Students will learn about the legislative process through active participation in mock hearings and interaction with city and county lawmakers and staff.
  • College & Careers Day: Students will participate in informational workshops about financial aid, university requirements and options, and learn about the college admissions process.

Through their BAI experience, students will gain valuable leadership training skills, meet and learn from many accomplished professionals, receive important college information, and create long lasting friendships and peer/professional networks.


The Bay Area Institute will take place Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017.


Students are housed at UC Berkeley and all institute activities take place in Berkeley/Oakland.


To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Currently be enrolled in a California high school for the 2016-2017 academic year and live in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.
  • Currently be in either 10th (Sophomore) or 11th (Junior) grade. (Freshman and Seniors are ineligible to apply)
  • Not have previously attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference as a participant.
  • Must be able to attend the entire weekend; no exceptions or accommodations will be made.



Click HERE to Apply!!!


The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) 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 Institution and its resources.


YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience. For the past ten years, this program has received major and continued support from Ford Motor Company Fund. Students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian. This enrichment opportunity is a leadership development and skill-building training that exposes youth to a wide array of academic disciplines promoting higher education and encouraging the exploration and understanding of the Latino identity. The seminar, known as Washington Week, includes visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields. Following the training seminar, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and other cultural institutions in 17 cities across the United States and Puerto Rico. This hands-on component allows students to gain transferable knowledge and apply the skills acquired during the training seminar to their internship assignments.


Participation in the Young Ambassadors Program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-Week training seminar, round-trip travel costs to Washington, D.C. and a program stipend.

Students selected are responsible for all expenses during the four-week internship, including transportation, accommodations, and meals.

Upon completion of the five-week program, participants will receive $2,000 to contribute to their higher education.

Students that do not complete the training seminar and four-week internship will not receive the program stipend.


Admission is competitive. To be eligible for the program, you must:

O Be a high school senior graduating in 2017

O Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application

O Have a minimum weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

O Be fluent in English

O Be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university (community college is eligible; enrollment will be verified for the fall 2017)

O Commit to participate in the one-week training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution and complete a four-week paid summer internship


Up to 24 participants are selected through a competitive process, guided by a selection committee comprised of museum and education professionals. The selection committee evaluates all application materials and submissions based on the following criteria:

1. Excellence in the:

a. Arts (e.g., film, visual, performing, design);

b. Sciences (e.g., natural, biological, chemical, planetary); or

c. Humanities (e.g., language, literature, social sciences, business).

2. Academic record

3. Leadership experience

4. Commitment to education

5. Service learning and engagement with the Latino community


For more information and to apply, please visit the Smithsonian Latino Center online at http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP or email SLCEducation@si.edu




The Multimedia Arts Summer Academy (MASA) is launching this summer at Cañada College for high school students entering grades 10 to 12! The program will provide opportunities for students to build their skills in Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia Arts, and Animation & Video Game Art, as well as participate in weekly Portfolio Days to work on projects from the week's classes and prepare for a final Portfolio Show (open to friends and parents/guardians) in which prizes will be awarded by a panel of industry experts. This not-for-credit program is self-supporting through tuition yet provides scholarship opportunities for under-resourced students. More information about the program is available at http://smccd.edu/masa