**Last Updated February 2021**
Scholarship Notebook - Seniors
The Scholarship Notebook Program allows a variety of local donors to review your notebook and award scholarships. Criteria for the scholarships varies from financial need, merit achievement, community service, and interest in certain areas of study. Award recipients are recognized at the end of the school year.
If you are interested in participating in the Scholarship Notebook Program it is mandatory for you to attend one 30 minute instructional meeting via Zoom. Virtual meeting dates/times are:
-Tuesday, January 19th - 11:45am (lunch)
-Thursday, January 21st - 11:45am (lunch)
-Wednesday, January 27th at 11:00am and 12:45pm (during office hours)
Join the meeting date/time that works best for you. Attendance will be recorded at the meetings.
Meeting ID: 349 574 9539
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.
Please Find Application Attached or in the CCC
Deadline to apply: Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2021.
Please mail application to:
27920 Longhill Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Complete Armenian Student Scholarship Guide HERE
The Women’s Club of Hermosa Beach is looking for students to submit art/photography/writing in our contest on March 9th, 2020. A lucky graduating senior will be entered at the State level with a chance to win an award of $500. 2021 details/deadline TBA.
Visit www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org for more info,
and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships
APCF has multiple scholarship awards to give to eligible high school seniors. All applications are due by11:59pm, April 2, 2021. For more information and to access applications, go to:
AYSO Volunteer Scholarship
AYSO Region 18 is proud to offer college scholarships to graduating high school seniors that have been active volunteers for AYSO as youth referees, youth assistant coaches, or other significant volunteer positions within AYSO. Playing experience and academic achievements are NOT prerequisites or requirements to obtain these scholarships.
Please see attached AYSO document for more information & scholarship application.
2021 Scholarship TBA - Click HERE for updates.
California PTA Scholarship
The Christermon Foundation - Beverage Industry College Scholarship
Scholarship for graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a four year college/university in the U.S. in the Fall of 2021. Requirements to apply: Must be affiliated with the California licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer, or wine license. Examples include retailers, airlines, restaurants, hotels, suppliers, distributors, breweries, wineries, etc. Visit www.christermon.com for more information. Applications must be postmarked on or before February 15, 2021
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - chapter scholarship
The members of El Redondo Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, invite your seniors to apply for our annual chapter scholarship. The chapter has been actively involved in the community since 1947 with special projects that help students and veterans. Last year the chapter awarded three $1,000 chapter scholarships to local seniors in our community. We encourage your seniors to apply using the attached application form which can be mailed (either electronically or via USPS) to the Scholarship Co-Chair. All applicants will be notified of the chapter’s selection sometime in May. For more information, email Linda Maxwell at: email@example.com Deadline is February 15th, 2021
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 see attached application on the right side of this page.
Questions - contact Cecilia Alexander at RHPVACDST@yahoo.com
Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship - FOR JUNIORS!
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls, making available over $1 Billion in scholarships every year. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.
The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in cash scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2021. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the program!
Edison Scholars - The 2021 Edison Scholars application is for high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) can apply for a $40,000 college scholarship to help reach their goals.
From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to increasing access to solar power in disadvantaged communities, real issues need bright ideas to create change. This is a chance for students to stand up, advance their education, and be part of the solution.
Who Can Apply:
Application deadline: 6pm, Dec. 14, 2020
Learn more at edisonscholars.com
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 15th, 2020.
The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2021. MVS scholarship applicants will also be eligible to receive a scholarship from our Lodge, District and/or State.
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:
* Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
* Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
* Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Redondo Beach Elks Lodge #1378 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.
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. Each applicant must submit request form, application form, and an essay on a separate sheet.
Copies of the Request form and Application form will be available from Scholarship Chair Layne Sakamoto at email@example.com
Application must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2021
For further information, please contact Layne Sakamoto at 310-897-0398.
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois. To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:
Click here for more information.
Application deadline is March 15, 2021
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who are currently high school seniors. Please click HERE for more information. The application closes at 5:00pm ET on February 1, 2021.
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Scholarships
Kinecta is offering scholarships for high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college.
Full details and application can be found online:
Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) Scholarship
LAFCU is offering seven scholarships, five at $2,000 each for high school seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school in the fall of 2020*. Click here for more information. You must be a member of LAFCU to apply.
Please see application online: https://www.lafcu.org/pdf/scholarship_app.pdf
*2021 Scholarship Information and deadline to apply TBA
Navy ROTC Scholarship
The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. Selected applicants for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Full information concerning the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available from Staff Sergeant Ryan L. Lunsford at 949-378-1294.
Nextiva Scholarship Contest
In order to participate in our scholarship contest, student applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicant must be a high school junior or senior
Applicant must plan to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program.
Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Must be located in the United States.
Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $1000. The deadline of the application is December 1st, 2020. You can find all the details about this scholarship program here: https://www.nextiva.com/scholarship/
Nursing Specific Financial Aid:
Optimist International Essay Contest
Topic: “Reaching Your Dreams By Choosing Optimism”
The Optimist International Essay Contest was first sponsored in 1983. Our club winner will receive a $200 stipend and will advance to the District contest. District winners are awarded a plaque and a $2500 scholarship which will be presented at a Virtual Awards Presentation at the District's 3rd Quarterly Meeting in May 2021. All scholarships are administered by Optimist International and funded by the Optimist International Foundation.
The South Bay Republican Women Federated (SBRWF) organization will be awarding three $500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors. The requirement is that the graduate be a registered republican. If you are under 18 at least one of your parents must be a registered republican.
To Apply: Go to http://www.southbayrwf.org/ -Select ACTIVITIES and select SCHOLARSHIPS. The website will have the application and instructions to apply.
Sandpipers Scholarship 2021
High school seniors living in the South Bay (both citizens and eligible non-citizens as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) are eligible to apply for a Sandpipers Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year.
For the 2020-2021 school year, Sandpipers awarded more than $305,000 to 55 college students (Freshmen – Senior years). Each student received a minimum of $500 with some receiving as much as $10,000 for the school year. This amount is based on their outstanding financial need from their FAFSA report. Detailed eligibility requirements are stated below.
Application Requirements and Process
High school seniors meeting all eligibility requirements below may apply for a Sandpipers Scholarship.
This year, applicants need to provide their FAFSA that lists their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC.) If they did not do the FAFSA, then they will need to upload their parent/guardian(s) tax return, with all social security numbers crossed off.
The Sandpipers Scholarship Committee conducts a rigorous review of ALL applications. Sandpipers will select up to 20 candidates to meet with the Sandpipers Scholarship Committee for virtual interviews. From those 20 students interviewed, the Committee will select between 12-14 students as Sandpipers Scholarship recipients for 2021-22.
We base our selection of our scholarship recipients on the following:
The entire Sandpipers Scholarship Application is online. The application is now available and can be accessed at this link: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/68222-Sandpipers
All applications are due on Thursday, February 11 at 11:59 PM (1 minute before midnight), no exceptions. Students are advised to submit their applications early.
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 2021 the 7 scholarship awards will be $2,000 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
South Bay Japanese American Citizen League Scholarships
All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the 2020 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 postmarked and mailed to SBJACL Chapter All materials must be submitted no later than: April 1, 2021
Send the completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All information and supporting documents MUST BE COMPLETE in order for your application to be considered. Materials submitted separately are not accepted, everything must be in one packet.
Due to COVID-19, official paper transcripts may not be available but an official E-transcript will be acceptable.
Vietnam Veterans of America – Annual Scholarship Essay Program
"We The Students" Scholarship Essay Contest
The annual scholarship essay contest by the Bill of Rights Institute is now open! Write an essay about what citizenship means to you to qualify for various scholarships, between $500 - $5,000!
Click here to find contest details.
Women’s Club of Hermosa Beach Scholarships-Young Musician Scholarship
The Woman’s Club of Hermosa Beach is looking for a Hermosa Beach student to award a $500 music scholarship, and a chance to win an additional $500 at the state level. Must be under 22 years of age. *2021 details/deadlines TBA.
Visit www.womansclubofhermosabeach.org for more info,
and/or contact email@example.com.
Women's Leadership Scholarship from KPMG
The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards twenty-two top female high school seniors the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to golf. The program’s main purpose is to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers.
Selected KPMG Future Leader Recipients receive:
Applicant criteria includes:
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:
You can search for scholarships under the "College" tab on your Naviance account
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.
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.
Scholarship Buddy California focuses on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the state of California.
The MBUSD Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, nationality, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.