Spring 2017 Scholarships
Hana Uno Shepard Memorial Scholarship
The JACL Greater Los Angeles Chapter is offering this $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior, residing in LA or Orange County. Must be a member of a single parent family and be of Japanese descent. Application is attached on the right.
For further information, please contact Layne Sakamoto at 310-897-0398.
Application must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2017
Vietnam Veterans of America – 22nd Annual Scholarship Essay Program
The Vietnam Veterans of America South Bay Chapter will award scholarships of $1,000 to college or technical school bound seniors in the South Bay. You must submit an essay of at least 500 words. More information can be found on the flyer (attached to the right)
Entries must be received before 11:59pm on Sunday, April 16, 2017
The South Bay Business Women’s Association Scholarship
The SBBWA offers financial help to women through its scholarship program in addition to providing support, encouragement and inspiration through the association’s activities. In 2017 the scholarship awards will be $1500 each.
Women who are graduating high school seniors. Candidates must be planning to enroll full-time for the upcoming academic year in a college or a specialized education program.
Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (a weighted average is used).
Applications and transcripts
Apply online: http://sbbwa.com/scholarships
*more information can be found on flyer attached on the right*
SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship
The SKECHERS Foundation will be giving $100,000 in scholarship funds to qualifying students across the county in 2017. Scholarships are available to any students who meet the eligibility requirements cited below:
Applicants to the SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship must:
Awards are made in consideration of financial need, in addition to academic performance and personal character. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per available scholarship and only the first 300 applications received online will be accepted and reviewed.
Students may only apply for one scholarship.
Students may access the application and apply online by visiting: https://www.scholarsapply.org/skechers
Applications must be submitted by midnight on April 18, 2017 or within the first 300 applications submitted, whichever occurs first.
Award recipients will be notified via email on or before June 5. Those that are selected to receive a scholarship will receive payment directly to their university.
Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) Scholarship
LAFCU is offering nine scholarships of $1,000 each for high school seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school in the fall of 2017. You must be a member of LAFCU to apply
Please see application (attached)
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017
CJ Pony Parts Scholarship
CJ Pony Parts is one of the nation’s largest Ford Mustang parts retailers, and they are offering two $500 scholarships to seniors enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester. These scholarships are open to any field of study and are not exclusive to just automotive or related degrees.
To qualify for the scholarship, you must submit a short video (under 3 minutes) - video topics can be found in the link below.
Scholarship Link: http://www.cjponyparts.com/cj-pony-parts-scholarship-video-contest
Deadline to submit video entry: April 15th
ECLIPSE, Inc. Scholarship
ECLIPSE is an organization committed to assisting and encouraging African American high school students in completing their higher educational goals. They are offering a scholarship for African American high school seniors who have a 2.0+ GPA.
*Please see application (attached on the right) for more information*
Mail completed application, essay, and recommendation by March 11, 2017 to:
ECLIPSE, INC. Attn: Ms. Lynn Wirt
20889 E. Apache Way
Walnut, CA 91789
Armenian Relief Society Scholarship
The “Arax” Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society is sponsoring a $500 Academic Merit Scholarship for a senior of Armenian descent. To be eligible for the scholarship you must have a 3.5 + GPA, be active in school and community, and have plans to attend college/university.
Deadline to apply: All applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.
Please mail all correspondence to:
27920 Longhill Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
*Application is attached on the right*
South Bay Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) Scholarships
All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Scholarships offered by the South Bay Japanese American Citizen League (SBJACL). Scholarships are open to all students of Japanese American ancestry residing in the South Bay JACL Chapter area and a member of the JACL. Scholarship applicants must be planning or currently attending a college or university
Please visit the South Bay JACL website for more information, membership and the scholarship applications: www.southbayjacl.org.\
Applications must be postmark and mailed to SBJACL Chapter by March 31, 2017
Send Application to:
South Bay JACL
P.O. Box 4135
Torrance, CA 90510
2017 Student-View Scholarship Program
The Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.
There is no minimum GPA or test scores, no essay, and no application fee.
To apply: complete a 15 minute survey on www.student-view.com. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.
Deadline to apply: April 22, 2017
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship- Rolling Hills Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter
This scholarship is for graduating female or male senior of African American ancestry. The scholarship will be awarded to selected high achieving students who will be graduating from high school by June of this academic year.
Please refer to the scholarship application attached to the right.
Deadline to apply: Monday, March 20, 2017.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Valerie Fleming-Goings (562) 397-5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Schools Almanac: 3rd Annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
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:
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