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Scholarships

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!

Tips:

  • 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.

Scholarship List

updated 5/1/2019

  • The best list of up-to-date scholarships can be found on Naviance. Log-in here -  https://student.naviance.com/encinalhi, go to the "colleges" drop down, select "scholarships and money" then select "scholarship list." Use "filters" to find scholarships that are best fit for you.  For help using this, come to the College and Career 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 26, 2019
  • Florinda Bartalini Scholarship - $1,000 - Public Health
  • Chipman/Mastick Scholarship - $300 - Community Service
  • Paul Hardy Scholarship - $5,000 - Interest in Education
  • Susan Scott Scholarship - $1,000 - ELD Student
  • Lou Allen Scholarship - $500 - Student Athlete
  • Nick Cabral Scholarship - $1,000 - Career Trades

Applications available in the College and Career Center.  Scholarships listed above due by April 30, 2019

 

 

***  ALAMEDA ONLY SCHOLARSHIPS  ***

  • The Margaret L. McQuinn Scholarship provides five $5,000 awards to students entering four year colleges and two $1500 awards to students entering community college or trade schools. Applications are in the College and Career Center!

 

 

A Great Scholarship Directory: from the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Tool

Fast Web

American Legion - Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Student Scholarships

HighFiveScholarships.com

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Elks National Foundation

 

http://www.college-scholarships.com - Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

 

 

 

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.

 

California-Hawaii Elks Association - Vocational Grant $1000 renewable

Applications are available online or in the College & Career Center Scholarship Binder

Eligibility:

  • US Citizen
  • High school diploma or GED

Ace Mentoring Program

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.

 

 

Good Tidings - $10,000 scholarship for low-income seniors who have committed themselves to community service.  Applications due October 26, 2017

 

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 27th, 2017.

 

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.

 

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, 2017. See www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee for more information and to apply.

 

GE-Reagan Foundation - $10,000 scholarship for seniors who excel in leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.  Applications due January 5, 2017.

 

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.

 

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 5, 2018. Email:

PGEScholarships@pge.com for more information.  www.pge.com/about/community/scholarships

 

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, 2018.  

 

 

Lewis Howard Latimer Scholarship- $800-$2,000 scholarships for African American high school students.  Applications available in the College and Career Center.  Applications due May 6, 2019

 

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 6, 2019. 

 

Asian Pacific Fund - Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $20,000 for seniors of various Asian ethnic backgrounds.  Applications available online.  Applications due February 26, 2019.

 

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 CenterApplications due February 16, 2019.

 

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 March 2, 2018.

 

Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship - Scholarship for Pell-eligible seniors with a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership and community service who plan to attend a 4-year school.  Winners must participate in all Wells Fargo Webinars and attend all Summer Leadership Summits in order to maintain funding eligibility. Applications due by February 28, 2018.

 

Northern CA Cherry Blossom Scholarship - $2,000 college scholarship for seniors with Japanese descent.  Applications available in the College and Career CenterApplications due March 15, 2019.

 

Italian American Federation of the East Bay - $500 Scholarship for seniors with Italian ancestry.  Applications due March 15, 2018

 

Italian Catholic Federation - $400 Scholarship for Catholic seniors with Italian ancestry and a 3.2 GPA.  Applications due March 15, 2019

 

Cabrillo Civic Club of CA - $500 college scholarship for seniors with Portuguese descent.  Applications available in the College and Career CenterApplications due March 15, 2019.

 

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.

 

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 March 25, 2019.

 

 

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.

 

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 2017.  Questions: Grace O'Connell (917) 940-0479 or g.oconnell@berkeley.edu Applications available online www.ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html or in College & Career Center.  Applications due March 23, 2018.

 

 

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.

 

San O Bar Club Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship graduating seniors who are living in a single parent home who is planning on a secondary schooling.  Applications available in the College & Career Center.  Applications due March 30th, 2018.

 

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.

 

Toyota/Steve Young AthleteScholarship - $2,500 scholarship for graduating seniors who are strong student athletes.  Applications available in the College & Career Center.  Applications due March 31th, 2018.

 

Omega Psi Phi.- $1,000 scholarships, open to  African American students who plan to go to a four-year college.  Applications due April 1, 2019  Applications available in the College and Career Center.

 

The following scholarships are available through the Alameda Kiwanis Foundation:   

Scholarship Name

Award Amount

Applicants considered

Herb & Jeanne Justin Scholarship

$10,000 ($2,500/year x 4 years)

Candidate:

1.      May reside outside the City of Alameda.

2.      Attended Encinal High School all 4 years.

3.      Must attend a University of California or California State University.

4.      Has earned a grade point average of at least 3.5.

5.      Exhibits a history of strong community service (200 hours).

Kiwanis Legacy Scholarship

$5,000 ($1,250/year x 4 years)

Candidate exhibits a strong background in community service.

Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

$4,000 ($1,000/year x 4 years)

Candidate exhibits a strong background in community service.

Key Club Scholarship

$4,000 ($1,000/year x 4 years)

Candidate is currently a member in good standing of either the Alameda High School or Encinal High School Key Club. (The members of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda fund this scholarship.)

John Hanson Scholarship

$4,000 ($1,000/year x 4 years)

Candidate exhibits a strong background in community service.

Asher Broughton Scholarship

$4,000 ($1,000/year x 4 years)

Candidate:

1.      Is an active member of ROTC; and/or

2.      Has a parent who is serving or has served in any branch of the U.S. military.

Additional documentation is required for this scholarship (see bottom of page 3 of the Application).

Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship

$4,000 ($2,000/year x 2 years)

Candidate must attend a University of California, California State University, or a California Community College.

 

Scholarship Eligibility

Candidates for any of the above-named scholarships must meet the following qualifications:

1.      2019 graduate of a high school in the City of Alameda.

2.      Must have:

a.      Applied to a vocational or trade school, or a college or university (collectively “institution”) accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education Office of Post-secondary Education; and

b.      Demonstrated scholastic or other ability.

3.      Has a financial need, evidenced by the Student Aid Report issued by the US Department of Education (the candidate must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

4.      Demonstrates character, integrity and leadership through participation in school and/or extra curricular 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 8, 2019  Applications available in College & Career Center or http://www.alamedakiwanis.org/Scholarship.htm 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

Ivy & Pearls -Four (4) $1,000 scholarships to graduating African-American seniors with a 2.75 or higher.  The student must be continuing their education at a 4 yr. university, a 2 yr. community college, trade school or academy. Applications available at: www.ivyandparls.org  Applications due April 16, 2018.

 

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 needApplications due April 20, 2018.

 

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.

 

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 CenterApplications due April 26, 2019.

 

Wa Sung Community Scholarship - $1,000 college scholarship for seniors of Asian descent.  Applications available in the College and Career CenterApplications due April 1, 2019.

 

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, 2019

 

 

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.

 

 

AEG Oakland Community Foundation Scholarship $10,000 college scholarship for seniors with a 3.0 who come from an economically disadvantaged community.  Applications due  May 17, 2019.  

 

Alameda Chinese Club Scholarship $500 college scholarship for seniors of Chinese descent.  Applications available in the College and Career CenterApplications due to College & Career Center May 17, 2019.

 

Chinese American Citizens AllianceScholarship $500 college scholarship for seniors of Chinese descent.  Applications available in the College and Career CenterApplications due to College & Career Center May 17, 2019.

 

 

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: mail@jccnc.org Applications due May 24, 2019.

 

 

Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship.  Applications due August 1, 2018 

  1. You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States and provide proof of current enrollment. 
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

FAFSA website - Federal Financial Aid

 

Icanaffordcollege.com - CA Community College

 

Fastweb - Scholarship search engine

 

United Negro College Fund

 

NAACP Scholarships

 

Latino College Dollars

 

MALDEF - Scholarships for ALL students reguardless of Immigration Status

 

E4FC - Scholarships for ALL students reguardless of Immigration Status

 

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

 

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

 

Asian Pacific Fund

 

Islamic Scholarship Fund

 

American Indian College Fund

Scholarships offered by Colleges