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Italian Catholic Federation

 

Total cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and meet all of the requirements of either #1 or #2:

1) Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established. or 2) if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established - membership of a Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is mandatory for #2.

 

To apply visit: www.icf.org

 

Application Deadline is March 15, 2018

Student Leaders Application Deadline is February 2, 2018

Student Leaders eligibility criteria

 

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8-July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, niece, nephew, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee's spouse or domestic partner, as well as all step relationships.

 

Apply here:

 

https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=1499&x_quiz_id=5082&x_order_by=1

Oz Foundation Scholarship Application

OZ FOUNDATION APPLICATION 2018-2019

 

OZ Foundation is a family organization that has funded the college education of students from low-income backgrounds. The ideal candidate is someone who is presently attending high school or college and has demonstrated that he or she is capable of college/university work but does not have the financial resources to attend college. If accepted, recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA per term and complete at least 12 units each quarter/semester while attending college to remain eligible. After you have been accepted to an accredited four year college/university, have applied for financial aid, and received the response to your request for financial aid, please fill out this application and mail it no later than May 26, 2018. Please note you must have been a student in Santa Clara County or San Diego County in California to apply. 

 

 

To Apply:  http://ozfoundation.com/

Cal Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship

2018 High School Scholarship Program

This program is for college-bound high school seniors in the San Diego or Riverside counties. The scholarship is in honor of James L. McPheters who retired after 21 years as California Coast's President/CEO.

To be eligible, a graduating high school senior must:
  • Be a member of California Coast Credit Union, or the child, grandchild, or legal ward of a member in good standing
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 0-4.0). An official transcript (sealed) is required
  • Be accepted by or have applied to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis
  • Submit a scholarship application packet with all required components to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation, postmarked no later than March 31, 2018. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

To Apply:  https://www.calcoastcu.org/files/2018_HS_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Cal Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship

2018 Foster Student Scholarship Program

This program is for college-bound high school seniors and current college students who are in or have been in the foster care program. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist foster students in furthering their education by enrolling in or continuing their studies at accredited colleges or universities.

To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Provide documentation that the applicant has been in the foster care program
  • Have a cumulative high school or college grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of at least 2.5 (on a scale of 0-4.0). An official transcript (sealed) is required.
  • Be accepted by or currently attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis
  • Submit a scholarship packet with all required components to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation, postmarked no later than March 31, 2018. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

To Apply:  https://www.calcoastcu.org/files/2018_Foster_Student_Scholarship_Application.pdf

North Island Credit Union Annual Scholarship Program is now available!

North Island Credit Union, A Division of California Credit Union is pleased to announce our Annual Scholarship Program is now available.  Our program is designed to acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater San Diego area. We will award 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to students who are motivated in their academic endeavors, active in their schools, and contributing to their community, giving back to others through their participation, service, and volunteer work. Submission of an essay and letter of recommendation will provide a testament to the character and abilities of the student applicant.
 
Applicant Qualifications

  • Graduating high school senior enrolling into a two- or four-year college
    or
    Community college student transferring into a four-year university
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • Evidence of community and/or school involvement

 
Online applications are being accepted through March 16, 2018.

 

Apply here:  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4124658/2018-NICU-Student-Scholarship-Application

BOB GRUNDSTROM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

General Information Funds are available for this scholarship to students who demonstrate financial need and intent to attend either higher education or training programs after high school or during transition services. The amount of the scholarship will be a onetime maximum of $1500. One scholarship will be awarded.

 

Eligibility • Students who receive special education services from a NCCSE member district • Students who demonstrate financial need, established by qualifying for free or reduced lunch or other aide sources which can be verified • Eligible students are those who are not provided for by the following agencies:  Regional Center, Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Social Services, Social Security.

 

Application Requirements All application requirements, as specified in the application packet, are to be completed by the student and include: • Background information form • Senior/grad written, audio or video recorded statement describing something unique and distinct about the student. • Authorization form to use likeness/photograph and materials and release of information. • Three letters written by special education teacher and general education teacher or administrator and others, written on school letterhead using the nomination guidelines. • Official transcripts that include the overall/cumulative GPA • Verification of Free or Reduced Lunch/Financial Need.

 

Selection Criteria • A committee will review the applications, conduct interviews and determine award winners. • Awards will be made to those demonstrating the highest levels of commitment to the planning of their education as communicated in the personal statement and involvement in other planning-related activities, academic achievement, strong letters of recommendation, and financial need.

 

The Award Process • The selection committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March. • Award recipients will be announced in March. Recipients' schools will be notified for student recognition at award ceremonies. • Award recipients are required to provide proof of enrollment for fall in a minimum of 9 units and a contact name and mailing information for the school’s financial aid/business office, to insure proper payment to the student’s account at the school. • Upon receipt of required materials, the award will be paid to the student’s account at the school. • The applicant is responsible to notify NCCSE of any change of address for all notices.

 

Please contact Tim Gravelle for an application form.

 

THE DR. LYNNETTE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

General Information Candidates applying for this scholarship will be able to 1) describe activities which demonstrate their support and commitment to the inclusion of students with special needs in educational and/or social settings and 2) express intention of pursuing a career in special education. The amount of the scholarship will be a one-time maximum of $1,500. A total of two scholarships will be awarded. 

 

Eligibility • Student must be a graduating high school senior. • Student must have demonstrated leadership qualities that support inclusion opportunities for students with disabilities. • Student must express the desire to pursue a career in the field of special education.

 

Application Requirements All application requirements, as specified in the application packet, are to be completed by the student and include: • Background information form • Written, audio or video recorded statement describing how they have supported inclusive practices on their high school campus. • Written, audio or video recorded statement describing something unique and distinct about the student. • Authorization form to use likeness/photograph and materials and release of information. • Three letters of recommendation. Must include a special education teacher, general education teacher or administrator and one other of student choice. Letters must be written on school letterhead using nomination guidelines. • Official transcripts that include overall/cumulative GPA.

 

Selection Criteria • A committee will review the applications, conduct interviews, and determine the award recipients. • Awards will be made to those who have best demonstrated that they are a leader in inclusive practices and have the highest levels of commitment to the planning of their future in the field of special education as communicated in the personal statement, academic achievement, and letters of recommendation.

 

The Award Process • The selection committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March/April. • Award recipients will be announced in May. Recipients’ schools will be notified for student recognition at award ceremonies. • Award recipients are required to provide proof of enrollment for fall in a minimum of 9 units (or comparable instructional hours) and a contact name and mailing information for the school’s financial aid/business office in order to insure proper payment to the student’s account at the school. • Upon receipt of required materials, the award will be paid directly to the student’s account at the school of attendance. • The applicant is responsible for notifying NCCSE of any change of address.

 

Please contact Tim Gravelle for an application.

 

San Diego Cesar E Chavez Commemoration Committee Chavez Scholars High School Scholarship

For high school students in San Diego and Imperial Counties 

 

All winners will be invited to attend the 20th Annual Cesar E Chavez Community Breakfast on March 26, 2018 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Grand Prize: $ 1,000 & Laptop Computer The Grand Prize winner will be invited to read their essay on stage.

12th Grade Winner: $500 + laptop

11th Grade Winner: $400 + laptop

10th Grade Winner: $300 + laptop

9th Grade Winner: $200 + laptop Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, March 14 th 2018 To submit your essay:

1. Complete Scholarship Application.

2. Write a double-spaced, two-page (600-700 words) essay answering the prompt presented in Essay Instructions. Be sure to develop your essay in a clear, concise manner. Do NOT include your name on your essay.

3. Mail application and essay to the address provided. Finalist Selection will take place March 17 th 2018.

A panel of volunteer judges from throughout San Diego County will select finalists based on a blind reading of the essay. Applicant information will NOT be shared with judges. Winners will be selected by the organization’s executive leadership. 

 

Essay Instructions Using the Core Value below, the Committee’s theme, “Standing up with courage and boldness for a better tomorrow” and your own personal experience, please answer the following question.

Core Value: Non-Violence Invoking non-violence as the most powerful tool for achieving social/economic justice and equality; action that requires boldness and courage versus meekness and passivity. “Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak ... Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.” - Cesar E. Chavez Prompt Describe a time when you or someone around you stood up for a cause that you felt would build a better tomorrow. What struck you about the courageousness or boldness that was embodied? What was the community impact?

 

Apply Here:  http://www.sdchavez.org/programs/files/18hs.pdf

CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program

$25,000 IN GRANTS FOR CHILDREN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL

Dear Applicant:
The 2018 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2018. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and two national awards. This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The members of the California Alarm Association (CAA) provide products and services that enhance public safety in every community in the state. We share a common mission with public safety officials to improve the quality of life for every citizen in California. One of the unique aspects of our scholarship program is the requirement for each applicant to submit an essay about how their parent or guardian helps secure their community. This essay is judged on grammar and content and reinforces the important role that law enforcement and fire service personnel play in our community. I encourage you to apply for this scholarship and wish you the very best in your academic endeavors.

Sincerely,
Chuck Petrusha, President

Lilianne Chaumont, Scholarship Chair

 

Apply here:   http://www.caaonline.org/caa-youth-scholarship-2018/

The Brother Benno Foundation Scholarship Applications are due by April 24, 2018

The criteria for the Brother Benno Foundation Scholarship are:

 

The student is or has been affected by homelessness, poverty, drug, or alcohol abuse; or has a history of volunteering to help the needy in our community.

 

The student has decided to continue his or her education at a two or four-year college or a California accredited vocational, trade, or technical school.

 

The student has clear financial need.

 

The student has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

The student has been recommended by at least one teacher and/or school counselor.

 

The student has submitted a completed application with all required documents by April 24, 2018.

 

Please see Tim Gravelle for an application packet.

Filipino-American Cultural Organization Scholarship

Must be High School Seniors of Filipino-American ancestry who have plans to attend college.

 

Five scholarships are being offered:

1st place  $1500

2nd place $1200

3rd place  $1000

4th place   $800

5th place   $500

 

Award Criteria:

Academic excellence

Commitment to community and social concerns

Personal attributes

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Community service

 

Application Deadline is May 20, 2018

 

Apply here:  http://www.filamcultural.com/

Horatio Alger Association

Career & Technical Scholarships

 

1020 scholarships up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

 

 

To Apply:  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

 

 

The CTE application is now open and will close June 15.