What do I need to do to Apply for a Scholarship?
You need to do your research! Looking for a scholarship is like going on a treasure hunt. You are not going to find free $$ lying around. You have to look for it!
- Each scholarship will list "Eligibility Requirements." Read these and you will know right off the bat if you qualify.
- Check dates for "Deadline for submission." You cannot submit a scholarship application late - period!
- Most scholarships will require at least one letter of recommendation.
- Complete a Brag Sheet (you can find this in our SL Locker). Download it and type up your answers. Then you can simply send an electronic copy to a teacher.
- Most teachers will ask you for your brag sheet, a transcript and at least two weeks notice in order to write a letter of recomendation.
- Most scholarship applications are online but there are still some that have a paper application. We keep copies of any paper applications in the scholarship binder in the C&C Center.
*** ENCINAL HIGH ONLY SCHOLARSHIPS ***
- The EHS Alumni Association provides two $500 scholarships each year. One for community service and one for a student athlete. You must be related to an EHS Alumni to be eligible. Applications due by April 21, 2017
- Florinda Bartalini Scholarship - $1,000 - Interest in Public Health
- Chipman/Mastick Scholarship - $500 - Community Service
- Paul Hardy Scholarship - $5,000 - Interest in Education
- Ken Brown Scholarship - $500 - Tennis Player
- Susan Scott Scholarship - $1,000 - ELD Student
- Lou Allen Scholarship - $500 - Student Athlete
Applications available in the College and Career Cener. Scholarships listed above due by May 5, 2017
A Great Scholarship Directory: from the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc
American Legion - Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
http://www.college-scholarships.com - Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.
California Chafee Grant - Free Money for Foster Youth for career or technical training or college. How to Apply? You must submit your FAFSA and the California Chafee Grant Program Application available online. See Gwen or Lee for more information.`
Naval ROTC Scholarships - You must be a US Citizen, 17 years old by Sept.1 of year starting college, High School Graduate, physically qualified by the Navy or Marine Corp standards, and qualifying score on either the SAT or ACT.
An NROTC scholarship delivers:
- Full tuition for four years
- Allowances for textbooks
- Monthly spending money
Charles Connie Meng Scholarship Program for Vocational Training The scholarships are up to $500 for young people in community college vocational training programs in Alameda County. Not for students going to a four-year institution. Applications are available in the College Career Center.
Applications are available online or in the College & Career Center Scholarship Binder
- US Citizen
- High school diploma or GED
Interested in architecture, construction or engineering? Ace Mentor program provides scholarships and internships for students. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students are encouraged to participate for all three years of high school for maximum benefit. Students participate in a 12 week program after school. There is no cost for to participate.
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship - scholarships for athletes who have a strong academic record and have committed themselves to community service. Applications due October 3, 2016
Horatio Alger Scholarship - Scholarship for seniors who are US Citizen, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree and have demonstrated financial need. Applications due October 25, 2014 Applications are available online.
Good Tidings - $10,000 scholarship for low-income seniors who have committed themselves to community service. Applications due October 26, 2016
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program - These scholarships are up to $30,000 for young people who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the National Security Agency's career fields. Applications due by October 31, 2016.
Women's Transportation Seminars Scholarships- $1,000-10,000. The WTS offers scholarships for graduating females who are pursuing studies or careers in transportation. Applications due by November 1, 2016. Email Marcella Rensi: email@example.com
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program- win up to $1,000 award for students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. There are local, state, and national awards. Young volunteers grade 5-12 must complete the online application by November 3rd, 2015, and then submit them to their school principals. See http://spirit.prudential.com for more information.
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship - $5,000 for seniors who recognize the benefits of community service. Applications due November 10, 2014 Applications are available in the College Career Center.
National Security Agency Stokes Educational Scholarship Program- The NSA offers up to $30,000 per year paid tuition, year round salary, and work experience for seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, be a high school senior at the time of application, minimum SAT score of 1600 or minimum ACT score of 25. Must be planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. A 3.0 GPA or above is preferred. Online application and hardcopy documents must be submitted between September 1 and November 15, 2015. See https://www.nsa.gov/careers for further information.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- $20-50,000 Scholarships for students entering college. Open to any senior student who is a U.S. Citizen. Applications due by November 30th, 2016.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program - $40,000 awards for students entering college. Based on academic performance and financial need. Applications due by November 30th.
Sixt Scholars Program - $5,000 award for students with a 3.7 GPA going to a two or four year college. Applications due by November 30th.
Good360 Sustainability Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: November 30, 2015)
We want to hear how sustainability has touched your life. If you’re a high school senior applying to college, or you’re currently a college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, then we’d love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you. Thus, we’re sponsoring a college scholarship with an award of $1,000 to go towards tuition.
Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition- Earn a four year, full-tuition scholarship to Boston University. Trustee scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their school and communities. Applications are due December 1st, 2016. See www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee for more information and to apply.
Elks Foundation Scholarship - Scholarship for seniors who have exceeded in academics and within the community. Applications due December 4, 2015
1. The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States
2. Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are also eligible to apply for the scholarship
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards- Non-renewable scholarships to recognize young people who demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. Scholarships valued between $2,000-$15,000. Open to any high school senor who owns and operates his/her own small business. Students must be entering their freshman year at an accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2017. Children of NFIB members are eligible to win awards. To apply go to: http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/ Applications are due by December 18, 2016.
GE-Reagan Foundation - $10,000 scholarship for seniors who excel in leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Applications due January 5, 2017.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) - Scholarship for Asian and Pacific Islander seniors entering college in fall 2016. Applications are due Friday, January 8th, 2016. Applications available online: https://secure.apiasf.org/
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program- Scholarship to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Due January 13, 2016. To apply visit: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c
Ronald McDonald Scholarship - Scholarship for seniors who are community role models. Applications due January 18, 2017
Christermon Foundation Scholarship- Scholarship for seniors whose parents and grandparents affiliated with the CA licensed beverage industry Applications due February 1, 2017.
PG and E Employee Resource Group Scholarships - Scholarships for seniors of varying ethnicity. Applications due February 1, 2016
California State PTA - $750 scholarship to recognize volunteer service by high school seniors in a school and in a community. This scholarship program provides funds to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applications due February 1, 2016
eQuality Scholarships - Scholarships for seniors who have provided service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applications due February 1, 2017
PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarships - PG&E Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) award scholarships to students that range from $1,000 to $8,000. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors. Students must fill out the general scholarship application and the supplemental application to the specific Employee Resource Group. If applying to multiple scholarships, supplemental applications must be completed for each one. Applications are due by February 1, 2017. Email:
Northrup Gumman Engineering Scholars Program- $8,000 over four years to graduating seniors planning a degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics. Requires two summer internships. Contact: Scholars@ngc.com or Paul Rivers (410) 765-1268. Applications due February 4, 2017.
Stephanie Brown Cadet Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship in recognition of outstanding volunteerism. Applications postmarked by February 5, 2016
KPAA Scholarship - $3,500 college scholarship for seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA who have been instrumental in bringing tangible benefit to an Asian community and who have the potential to be leaders of the future. Applications due February 21, 2016.
Asian Pacific Fund - Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $20,000 for seniors of various Asian ethnic backgrounds. Applications due February 24, 2017
Van Sickle Scholarship - $5,000 college scholarship for seniors with excellent scholastic, leadership and personal qualities. Need based. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due February 25, 2017.
Youth on Course Scholarship - $4,000 - $20,000 Scholarship for seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA who plan to attend a 4-year college or university. Applications due by February 28, 2017.
LINKS - $2,000 scholarship for African-American seniors with a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership and community service who plans to attend a 4-year school. Applications and more information available in the College and Career Center. Applications due by February 28, 2017.
PG&E's Better Together Giving Program- $2,000-$20,000 awards. Open to all students pursuing a STEM field. Evaluations of students based on community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. Applications due February 29, 2016.
CTCL Scholarship - $4,000 college scholarship for seniors who are attending at CTCL college. Applications due March 1, 2016.
Bio Rad Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors who have an interest in the Science field. Applications due March 1, 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.bio-rad.com/webroot/web/pdf/corporate/literature/scholarship-application.pdf
Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship- $800-$2,000 scholarships for African American high school students. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due March 7, 2016.
Northern CA Cherry Blossom Scholarship - $2,000 college scholarship for seniors with Japanese descent. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due March 10, 2017.
Italian American Federation of the East Bay - $500 Scholarship for seniors with Italian ancestry. Applications due March 15, 2017
NSRCF Scholarship - $2,000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their education. The student or at least one of the student’s parents must be born in Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam. Applications due March 15, 2015
Italian Catholic Federation - $400 Scholarship for Catholic seniors with Italian ancestry and a 3.2 GPA. Applications due March 15, 2017
Cabrillo Civic Club of CA - $500 college scholarship for seniors with Portuguese descent. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due March 15, 2017.
John L. Rosa Scholarship Fund- Up to $2,500 per year for a maximum of 4 years scholarship to any college bound, full-time student enrolling in a 4-year institution, or a 2-year vocational/technical school who has attended an Alameda or Oakland Public High School. Applications available online: www.johnlrosascholarshipfund.org Applications due March 15, 2016.
Eula Mae Jett Scholarship- The Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association is awarding $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to have a career in the legal field (legal secretary; legal assistant (including paralegal); court reporter; and law office administrator not for students planning to enter law school). Applications due March 15, 2017. Applications available in the College & Career Center.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Student of the Year: $500+ scholarships for student pairs who compete in a 7-week fundraising competition for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The student pair that raises the most money are named Students of the Year and each receives a scholarship to the college of their choice. To apply, contact Campaign Specialist Molly Diedrich at Molly.Diedrich@lls.org or call: (415) 625-1123. Applications due March 19th, 2016.
Young Filipino Professionals Association - (3) $2,000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in the Filipino community and accepted into a four-year university. Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher required.
LINKS Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship graduating seniors who identify at African American and accepted into a four-year university. Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher required. Applications available in the College & Career Center. Applications due March 18th, 2016.
Society of Women Engineers- College Scholarships for women graduating high school and pursuing degrees in engineering or computer science. It awarded 8 scholarships totaling $18,000 in 2016. Questions: Grace O'Connell (917) 940-0479 or firstname.lastname@example.org Applications available online www.ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html or in College & Career Center. Applications due March 24, 2017.
CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors who have a father, mother or legal guardian who is a full-time active duty in law enforcement or fire service. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due March 27, 2015.
California Association of Collectors (CAC)- Scholarships for graduating seniors AND 3 JUNIORS to use at any accredited college, university, or vocational schools. $2,500 First Award, $2,000 Second Award, $1,500 Third Award. It is based on a one-page application and essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years." Entries must be received by March 30, 2017.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship- $2,500 scholarship for graduating seniors to use at any accredited four year college or university within the 50 states of District of Columbia. Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; GPA 3.0 or above; demonstrate leadership abilities through community service of other extra curricular activities. http://jmscottmemorialfund.org Applications due March 31, 2017.
"30 Seconds to College" Sweepstakes http://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/?dmu=1425672901160- A California Community Colleges "I Can Afford College" campaign with iHeartMedia. Students create their own version of their popular "Make it Now" video/advertisement. The grand-prize winner receives a car, and three additional students will receive college scholarships in the amounts of $1,000; $500 and $250. Due date for video/advertisement: March 31st, 2016, at the latest.
Tripping.com Travel Lovers Scholarship- Two winners: $1,000 each. High school seniors entering a four year university, community college, or technical school in 2016 are eligible. Applicants submit an original visitors guide to their favorite vacation destination (where to go, what to eat, can't miss attractions). Applications due by March 31, 2016.
Soledad Fernandez Scholarship - $5,000 college scholarship for seniors of Filipino descent with a 3.0 GPA. Applications available in the College and Career Center or at: http://www.filipinos4justice.org/ Applications due April 1, 2017.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Bay Area Chapter offers scholarships, open to all but pimary focus on African American students with a 3.25 GPA or higher, leadership ability, potential for sucess, financial need & demonstrated commitment to community service. Applications due April 1, 2016 Applications available in the College and Career Center.
Omega Psi Phi.- $1,000 scholarships, open to African American students who plan to go to a four-year college. Applications due April 1, 2017 Applications available in the College and Career Center.
The following scholarships are available through the Alameda Kiwanis Foundation:
Name and Description
Asher Broughton Scholarship
$8,000 ($2,000 per year)
Additional documentation required1
John Hanson Scholarship
$6,000 ($1,500 per year)
Candidate exhibits a strong background in community service.
Key Club Scholarship
$5,000 ($1,250 per year)
Candidate is currently a member of the Key Club of either Alameda or Encinal High School. The members of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda fund this scholarship.
Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship
$8,000 ($2,000 per year)
Candidate exhibits a strong background in community service.
Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship
$3,500 ($1,750 per year)
Candidate must attend a University of California, California State University, or a California Community College
|Virginia Hanson||$3,000 (one time)||Preference given to students pursuing a career in education|
A candidate for any of the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships must meet the following criteria:
1. Resident of the City of Alameda
2. 2017 graduate of any high school in the City of Alameda
3. Must have applied to an accredited trade/technical school, college or university, and have demonstrated scholastic ability by submitting SAT (or ACT) scores, transcript of high school and any college courses taken.
4. Demonstrates a financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with US Department of Education (a copy of the Student Aid Report is required with the application documents).
5. Shows evidence of character, integrity and leadership through participation in extra curricular, civic or community activities.
Required Application Documents
A. Scholarship application
B. Official high school transcript
C. Two (2) letters of recommendation
D. Copy of SAT and/or ACT scores (if not available please explain)
E. Copy of your entire Student Aid Report provided by the US Department of Education (from your FAFSA filing).
Kiwanis applications due by April 14, 2017 Applications available in College & Career Center or http://www.alamedakiwanis.org/Scholarship.htm
Joe Wujek Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors interested in engineering. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due April 3, 2015.
KPAA Scholarship - $3,500 scholarship for seniors who have brought demonstratable, tanglible benefit to the Asian community and have the potential to be future leaders. 2.5 GPA required. Applications due by April 5th, 2017
Youth on Course Scholarship - $4,000 - $10,000 college scholarship for seniors interested in golf. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Applications due April 6, 2015.
San O Bar Club- Five (5) $500-$1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors with a 2.0 or higher who live in a single parent home. The student must be continuing their education at a 4 yr. university, a 2 yr. community college, trade school or academy. Applications available in the College & Career Center. Applications due April 15, 2017.
CSEA Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors who are dependents of CSEA members. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, citizenship (including character, leadership, and service), and financial need. Applications due April 17, 2017.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship - The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is offering a scholarship. Applicants must be African-American female; current high school senior in the San Francisco Bay Area; have at least a GPA of 3.0; must attend a four-year institution starting Fall 2017. Applications are available in the College and Career Center or visit: www.zetaseastbay.org Applications due by April 21, 2017.
Student-View Scholarship Program- $500, $1,000 and $4,000 scholarship for high school seniors. Fill out a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in your area. http://www.studentinsights.com Applications due by April 22, 2016.
Rotary Club Scholarship - $3,000 college scholarships for seniors who have academic achievement, community service involvement, extra-curricular activities and financial need. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due April 28, 2017.
Wa Sung Community Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors of Asian descent. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due April 3, 2017.
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California- $3,000 scholarship for US Citizens with a Japanese ancestry/legal Japanese residents of the U.S., GPA of 3.30 or higher, demonstrated academic interests in the study of fields of US-Japan relations. Applications are in the College and Career Center or visit: http://jccnc.org/ For more information call (650) 522-8500 or email: email@example.com Applications due April 29, 2016.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Foundation- $4,000 scholarship each year for four years for students with two years community service, minimum 3.0 GPA, competitive sports for two years, native born). Applications Due April 30, 2017
Lend a Hand Foundation Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated commitment to their community. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due April 30, 2015.
Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Foundation Scholarships - $3,500 college scholarship for seniors with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated commitment to their community. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due April 30, 2015.
Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship Contest - Scholarship of up to $2,500 for seniors who write sports articles for your high school's publication. Ask at the College & Career Center how to submit your article. For more information contact the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (415) 296-5606 or visit: www.bashof.org Applications due April 30, 2015.
Chinese American Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors of Chinese descent. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due May 1, 2015.
Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship- Up to $5,500 over 3 years for students with documented learning disabilities who will be attending a community college. GPA: 2.5 or higher. visit www.pineconefoundation.org for more information and application. Applications due by May 1, 2017.
CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter Scholarship- $1,000-$5,000 scholarships for students who are in 12th grade, will be attending college during 2016-2017 school year, and is pursuing a finance or construction degree or will be an apprentice in a registered trade for the construction industry or related to a CFMA-SV chapter member. Applications available in the College & Career Center. Applications due May 1, 2016.
CAWBL Scholarship - $1,000.00 scholarship open to all Chinese American high school seniors who will be attending university this Fall. The scholarship is based on four criteria: academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and financial need.
Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due May 2, 2016.
Chinese American Citizens Alliance- Five $1,000 Scholarships available to students of Chinese Ancestry who have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and are involved in school and community service activities. Applications available in the College & Career Center. Applications due May 4, 2016.
Bay East Foundation: $1,000 scholarships available to students whose primary residence is the East Bay, GPA 3.5 or higher; must plan to attend an educational institution that provides a program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor's degree. Scholarship application available at: http://www.bayeast.org/foundation Applications due May 5, 2017.
Alameda Chinese Club Scholarship $500 college scholarship for seniors of Chinese descent. Applications available in the College and Career Center. Applications due to College & Career Center May 5, 2017.
Bay East Association of Realtors Scholarship -$1,000 Scholarships for residents in Alameda County, GPA 3.0 or higher. Applications due May 6, 2016. Application: https://www.cognitoforms.com/BayEastAssociationOfREALTORS/ScholarshipApplication
College Sports Recruiting Scholarship - $1,000scholarship to eligible high school seniors. Applications due July 1, 2016.