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2019 Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity Gala

Do you have poise, enthusiasm, character, charisma, leadership, and talent? Do you like have fun, make a difference and help your community?

An exciting opportunity to showcase the academic excellence, talent, community service achievements, intelligence, poise and leadership ability of today's Chinese-American youth. With involvement from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, the participants demonstrate the increasing accomplishments and continued advancement of Chinese-American youth.   

PRIZES:

  • Outstanding Teen Chinatown 2019: $2,000
  • 1st Teen Chinatown Runner-Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Teen Chinatown Runner-Up: $ 800
  • 3rd Teen Chinatown Runner-Up $600
  • Teen Chinatown Charity $ 1,000
  • Teen Chinatown Talent $ 600
  • Teen Chinatown Community Service $350
  • Teen Chinatown Congeniality $ 350
  • All Non- Titled Teen Chinatown Participants $ 200

For information and application: www.sfclionsclub.org

Paper application available at the Career Center 

Deadline Date: January 31, 2019 

cabrillo civic clubs of california 

Cabrillo Civic Club #5 -Sacramento invites all eligible high school seniors to apply. 

  • Amount: $500- Over 125 scholarships to be awarded in California
  • Criteria: Be of Portuguese descent 
  •                Have at least a 3.5 GPA
  •                Participate in 3 extracurricular activities
  •                Transcript
  •                Three letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Information and application can be found at:

http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp 

Paper application available at the school Career Center 

 

For additional information contact:

Rachel Tatro- racheltatro@sbcglobal.net 

sullivan leadership award

Seattle University invites applications for the Sullivan Leadership Award, a four-year scholarship equal to tuition, housing and meals for each of four years of undergraduate study. Recipients are selected on the basis of a commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, community, global engagement and spirituality.

  • Academic Excellence: Pursuit of rigorous college preparatory coursework and typically have a GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Leadership: Participation and demonstrated leadership in school activities, public service, and community involvement
  • Service: Commitment to justice and the good of others through service
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Residency: Domestic students attending high school and residing in the United States. 
  •  
  • WEB: seattleu.edu/sullivan
  • Email: sullivanleadershipaward@seattleu.edu  

Comcast NBC universal

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide. 

 

Applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership.
  • Be enrolled as high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate  study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018

To learn more and apply, visit: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers 

San Mateo Credit Union 

This year, SMCU is offering two $3,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to help cover costs such as tuition, housing, books and meals. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scholarships are available to the graduating class of 2019.
  • Applicants must apply to an accredited college or technical school for fall 2019.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or grater, submit a transcript, and provide SAT/ACT scores (if applicable)
  • Applicants must provide a typed essay of at least 500 words on the following prompt: At San Mateo Credit Union, we believe in the power of education and the importance of People Helping People. How can access to financial education empower you and support your local community?
  • There is no restriction regarding applicants' county of residence. 

Additional details and online application available Friday,m January 4, 2019 at:

www.smcu.org/scholarships 

 

Submission deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 by 11:59pm  

Snaps For College Cash 

Win a $5,000 Scholarship, College Tech Package or a $250 gift card.

  • HOW TO ENTER
  1. Visit icanaffordcollege.com
  2. Click the Snaps for College Cash banner
  3. Snap a selfie using your smartphone
  4. Upload your image using the photo frame provided 
  5. Hashtag and share! #snapsforcollegecash  #icanaffordcollege  #sweepstakes 

Last day for entries is December 30, 2018

 

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Brought to you by the California Community Colleges 

2019 High School Diplomats Program

10- Day Cultural Exchange Program  on the campus of PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

July 25 - August 4, 2019 

  • Full Scholarship 

Current High School Sophomores & Juniors can apply online at:

www.highschooldiplomats.com or email celinezapolski@highschooldiplomats.com 

Application period: September 15, 2018- January 9, 2019 

 

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

College cooperative education is a unique academic program combining classroom studies with professional work experience in a field related to your education and career goals. Co-op gives you a wonderful opportunity to gain professional job experience and, at the same time, earn money to help with expenses while you are in school. Although individual co-op programs described in the 2018-19 "The Best of Co-op guide, vary from college to college, you will most likely begin with an initial period of full-time study, which then will become an integrated program of class time and relevant work experience. As a co-op student you will understand what career choices you make make, gain valuable contacts in your field, and get paid for your work! You'll graduate with a college degree and an impressive resumé. 

  • Early applications are highly encouraged.
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 (postmarked)

Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego

WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.

  • To complete your application online and for more information, please visit:

www.waceinc.org 

For general questions, please contact: Michelle Hansford at MichelleHansford@waceinc.org 

2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight US Senators who put the nation's interests above their own. They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure or fear of losing the next election.

  • Profile in Courage Award Ceremony: Win an expense-paid trip to Boston and receive recognition at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

 

  • New, Increased Awards
  • First-place prize: $10,000
  • Second-place prize: $3,000 
  • Five finalists: $1,000 each
  • Eight semifinalists: 100 each
  • Ten honorable mentions 

Here's your chance to write the next profile courage. 

  • Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. 

For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at: www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.

Deadline for submission: January 18, 2019 

 

 

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

The Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America , announces the availability of scholarships for graduating seniors in the Class of 2019. 

Scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • Academic Awards for high school seniors 
  • Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2019
  • Athletic Award for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field

The requirements applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Grand Lodge of California is as follows:

  • Applicants MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian descent
  • Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, University or Community College in the fall of 2019.

Paper application available at the school Career Center or on line at:

www.osiaca.org 

Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2019 (Postmark) 

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Horatio Alger

Receive up to $25,000 for College With The Horatio Alger Scholarship.

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you- you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life helping students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. 

To qualify you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. 

 

The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships are as follows:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen.

To learn more and apply, visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 25, 2018

 

Quest Bridge

National College Match for High School Seniors. Full four-year scholarships to the nation's top colleges. 

 

Are you a low-income student who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation's best colleges are financially out of reach?

The Quest Bridge National College Match was created for students like you. QuestBridge believes that you deserve to reach your full academic potential, regardless of your financial background. Through the National College Match you can be admitted to a top college with a guaranteed full four-year scholarship.

  • How Does It Work? The National College Match is a college and scholarship application process through which you can apply for early admissions to multiple high selective colleges for free using one application. Finalists who are matched will receive a full-four-year College Match Scholarship from the college. These generous financial aid packages are loan- free with a $0 parental contribution, and are worth more than $200,000. Finalists who are not matched have additional opportunities to receive admission and financial aid packages that are often as generous as a full scholarship.
  • Eligibility: The National College Match is open to high school seniors who demonstrate:
  1. Academic Achievement and Strength in Character:  Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available. Strong writing ability, and motivation to succeed. Class rank and test scores are also evaluated.
  2. Financial Need: Household income of less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.
  • Typical Finalists Often:
  • Rank in the top 5-10% of the class
  • Score >1310 on the SAT or >28 on the ACT (if taken)
  • Are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year-college
  • Qualify for free or reduced- price lunch

 

  • Application Components: Complete the free online National College Match application by September 27, 2018. Referrals are not required to apply. The application include:
  • Academic and financial information
  • Essays and short answers
  • Current high school transcript
  • Two teacher recommendation letters
  • Secondary School Report from high school counselor
  • Any available standardized test scores

 

 

  • Apply at: www.questbridge.org 
  • Deadline to apply: September 27, 2018 

 

Good Tidings Foundation

The 2018 Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship Application is now available. This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. The organization is offering 10 scholarships for $ 10,000 each, so this is a huge opportunity. Applications are submitted online and can be accessed via the link below:

 

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/49964-Good-Tidings-Foundation 

 

Applications are due November 8, 2018. 

Scholarship Information

Throughout the year, the College & Career Center will have available new scholarship information. To request an application, please visit  Mrs. Dielacher in the Counseling office. 

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