Resources

College Ready Checklist

Need a guide to get to college? Here are comprehensive checklists to keep those reminders in front of you throughout middle and high school. These documents are to be used in conjunction with regularly visits to school counselors and other advisory personnel.

 
8th Grade Checklist
 
9th Grade Checklist
 
10th Grade Checklist
 
11th Grade Checklist
 
12th Grade Checklist

 

Financial Aid Assistance

Fafsa.ed.gov - Be sure to fill out the FAFSA before June 30th, 2020.

Federal Student Aid Resources

Federal Aid Toolkit

College Raptor is the only site that offers side-by-side comparisons of estimated financial aid packages, matching students to the right college for the best price.

Internship Guide for Students

Sustainability Tips for Living In College

 

Internship and New Job Suite

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Resume and Cover Letter Guide:

New Job Guide:

Networking and Mentorship:

Applying for Jobs:

Put Your Best Foot Forward in an Interview:

Landing an Internship:

 

College Guide Series for Undocumented Students 

UC Guidelines for Undocumented Students

Resources from TheBestSchools.org

Financial Aid Guide

College Success Guide

College Protections

Knowing Your Rights

Advocacy and Support

Best Colleges Ranking

 

Scholarship List

Most of these resources were originally displayed on JLV College Counseling. We highly recommend signing up for her blog!

If you wish to add a scholarship to our list, please email [email protected] and write it in the format of the other scholarships below (Sponsor, Amount, Deadline and Description)! Please note we only list scholarships that are open to high school students or younger.

 

Scholarships for Elementary Students

Scholarships for Middle School Students

Scholarships for High School Freshman

Scholarships for High School Sophomores 

Scholarships for High School Juniors

Scholarships for Minority Students (Powered by AffordableColleges.com)

Top Scholarships for African American Students - (Powered By Maryville University)

Best Scholarship Platforms

Pepperdine's List of Outside Scholarships

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DACA STUDENTS
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The Dream US

Nitro Scholarship List

The Golden Door Scholars

The MalDef Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Quest Bridge Fund

Educators For Fair Consideration

United We Dream Scholarship List

Jack Kent Young Scholars Program

GreenLight Scholarship List

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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10 Words or Less Scholarship
Sponsor: StudentScholarship.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2021. Applicant must share in 10 words or less why they deserve the scholarship.

Sleep Scholarships
Amount: $1000
Closing Date: Varies
Description: SleepZoo offers an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a student who believes in the importance of maintaining healthy sleep patterns. Eligible applicants must be recent U.S. high school graduates or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college at an accredited U.S. institution. Requirements also include that students maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be planning to pursue, or already pursuing, a degree in the U.S.

Porch Scholarships

Amount: $2000
Closing Date: Varies

Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
* Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
* Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
* Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year

Science Selector Scholarship
Award: $1500
Deadline: 15th of July, 2021

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 16 years of age or older and are enrolled as a current undergraduate student as of May 1, 2021. Applicant must complete financial lessons to be entered.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: October 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors in the United States who demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). Applicant must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

CARiD Scholarship
Sponsor: CARiD
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students between the ages of 16 and 20 who will be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester. Applicant must create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors attending school in the United States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Combating Campus Issues Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldstein & Bashner
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a community college, junior college, undergrad or graduate institution located anywhere in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they will raise public awareness about combating issues they have experienced on campus.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant
Sponsor: NANPA Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an institution of higher education specializing in the study of photography.

Local Conservation Scholarship and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
Sponsor: National Eagle Scout Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors through college juniors who are Eagle Scouts.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-8 in the United States, its territories and its possessions. Applicant must submit an essay on the following theme: “What is Patriotism to Me?”

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 15 and 18 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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Champions for Christ Scholarship
Sponsor: Champion for Christ Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service and are preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

Glandex Semi-Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Glandex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how their pet is part of their family.

IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to HVAC, energy-efficient building, or building structure fires.

Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Thomas J. Henry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on the importance of leadership.

 

Young Writers Awards
Sponsor: Bennington College
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2020
Description: Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades can enter in one of the following categories: poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay. All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher).

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 10, 2020
Description: Award is open to all young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: November 12, 2020
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Applicant must create an original work showcasing their idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

Regeneron Science Talent Search
Sponsor: Society for Science and the Public
Amount: Up to $250,000
Closing Date: November 12, 2020
Description: Talent search is open to any student who is enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school in the United States or its territories. Applicant must conduct independent science, math or engineering research.

Hagan Scholarships
Sponsor: Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $6,000 each semester
Closing Date: November 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and from a rural area (a county with less than 50,000 people). Applicant must live in an eligible state (see website for details – Middle America) and demonstrate financial need.

Live Your Dream Awards
Sponsor: Soroptimist
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to women who are the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents. Applicant must be enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Most Valuable Student Competition
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school seniors who are citizens of the United States. Applicant must submit completed application and materials to the closest Elks Lodge. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 16, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay on the prompt, “Pope Francis calls us to build a Civilization of Love.””

$1,000 November Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

AED Superstore $1,000 College Scholarship
Sponsor: AED Superstore
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Dream Act Scholarship
Sponsor: Natalia Segermeister: Immigration Lawyers of Price Benowitz
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to current immigration conditions.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Griswold Home Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Griswold Home Care
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with plans to be enrolled in a higher education program next year or current college students. Applicant must be currently providing or have provided support for an individual.

Lifeway Scholarship
Sponsor: Lifeway
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. Applicant must submit a personal essay about their future goals and how they aspire to help people lead healthier lives.

Molded Dimensions, LLC Scholarship
Sponsor: Molded Dimension, LLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university in the United States and studying in a STEM field. Applicant must submit a personal essay.

Moroccanoil “Courage to Dream” – Cosmetology Scholarship
Sponsor: Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program. Applicant must submit an essay that describes a situation where they displayed immense courage.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sponsor: Smithsonian Magazine
Amount: UP to $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years of age. Contestant can submit photos in the categories of Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, or Mobile.

Thanksgiving Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are at least 18 years of age and are currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must submit an essay on the weirdest thing they have been served at a Thanksgiving dinner.

Walmart Associate Scholarship
Sponsor: Walmart
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the scholarship due date.

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student. Applicant must submit an essay on given topics related to driver safety.

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