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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Spring 2017 Scholarships


The Jack & Jill America Foundation Scholarship

The Jack & Jill of America Foundation is prepared to assist in funding African Americans’ pursuit of higher education through this “The Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship”. Scholarship Program is available to current high school students with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The deserving candidates will receive $2,500 scholarship amount.


To receive the Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship, a recipient must:

  • Be a current High school students
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be African American/Black
  • Applicant must U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship, the candidates must register themselves through the given link: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Account/LogOn

The application deadline is July 14, 2017

Students get more information by this link: Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship


Nursing Schools Almanac: 3rd Annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
 + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
 + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. 
Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017. 
Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage for detailed scholarship information and the official application form.



LA Tutors 123 – Monthly Innovation Scholarship

This $500 Innovation Scholarship is awarded each month to high school and college students who showcase their creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact - whether it’s setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause.


How to apply: Currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.).

All submissions are due by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.


The link to our scholarship page is http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/.

Please contact Tina Le (Outreach Coordinator) if you have any questions: (310) 739-8438




The Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities 2016 Scholarships

The Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities is offering two new scholarships for students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education:

The Bernard Siegal & Bill Tainter Memorial Scholarship

The Ruben Anthony Rios Creative Arts & Design Memorial Scholarship. 

Criteria to apply:

Students must reside in the County of Los Angeles, be diagnosed with a learning or physical disability, and have a 2.0 + GPA.


Applications are available at www.laccod.org

If you have any questions, please call 213-974-1053


StudySoup $2,000 Future Innovators Scholarship
Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities. https://studysoup.com/scholarship
Who is eligible:
Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

Currently attending high school
Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply:
Follow this link to the application form: https://studysoup.com/scholarship
You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.




South Bay Republican Women's Group Scholarship

Graduates must have a B+ average, must be active in school activities, community involvement, and some Republican political activities. Recipient must be a registered Republican voter, or if underage, one of his/her parents must be.  They must also write an essay “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me”.


Link to the application: http://www.southbayrwf.org/index.cfm/scholarships.htm



Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.


When applying to Colleges, consider those who give merit based scholarships, awards based on merit rather than need. Information is found on the College website or by contacting their Office of Financial Aid. Be aware of any early application deadlines in order to be eligible for merit scholarship consideration.

Below is a list of online resources and search engines for scholarships:

Fast Web –very large database of free scholarships
MyScholly (app and website)
$2.99 membership to access this search engine. User friendly search engine and mobile friendly (download the Scholly app).
Cappex - a scholarship search engine and comprehensive database of MERIT based aid available at each college. Create an account to find merit money at colleges and universities across the U.S.
College Data - This free scholarship search allows students to save results in a “data locker”.
This website includes financial aid information and over $500k dollars in featured & segmented scholarships for those pursuing a career in the computer science field.

Unigo (formerly Scholarship Experts). Comprehensive, free online scholarship search available to students, parents, and educators.

The College Board’s free scholarship search utilizes a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding totaling almost $3 billion in scholarships and aid.

Website with financial aid resources, free scholarship searches, and personalized scholarship application letters.

College Tool Kit -search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extra curriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.

This free scholarship search engine lists scholarships worth $1.45 billion and matches scholarships to you.

Scholarship search engine.  “The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database”.

A scholarship database of 3,0000 sources worth up to $3 billion.

GoodCall is a free scholarship data base and search engine

International Education Financial Aid. The IEFA website was created to be a resource for financial aid,college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.