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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

 

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Resume and Cover Letter Guide:

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Networking and Mentorship:

Applying for Jobs:

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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

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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 

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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

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrates a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented).

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

National Debt Relief Scholarship
Sponsor: National Debt Relief
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and current undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing or intending to pursue their degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math). Applicant must submit an essay on their unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

Sixt Scholars Program
Sponsor: SIXT rent a car
Amount: $5,000 for 5 students
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: SIXT rent car is offering 5 high school seniors graduating in 2020 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship towards their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and provide a copy of their high school transcript.

 

GoSkills Scholarship Award
SponsorGoSkills.com
Amount: $2000
Closing Date:  March 15, 2020
Description: Be The Boss scholarship aims to empower entrepreneurial women to give their business a go. The bi-annual scholarship is worth $2000 and is open to any female high school or college student who wants to start her own online business. To apply, tell us a bit about yourself and send us a link to your business plan here: https://www.goskills.com/scholarship

 

Derrick Law Firm Scholarship
Amount:- $1000
Deadline:-December 15th of each year
Description:- https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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Thanksgiving Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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 2020) 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.

Youth Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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.

Education Matters Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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 2025) 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, 2019
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.

OADP Accounting Degree Scholarship
Sponsor: Online Accounting Degree Programs
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a declared major in accounting at an accredited four-year institution in the United States.

Sixt Scholars Program
Sponsor: Sixt Rent a Car
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have at least a 3.7 GPA. Only the first 500 valid applications will be considered.

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sponsor: Smithsonian Magazine
Amount: UP to $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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.

AED Superstore $1,000 College Scholarship
Sponsor: AED Superstore
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
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).

 

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrates a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or undocumented).

 

 

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

Military Child of the Year Award
Sponsor: Operation Homefront
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 9, 2019
Description: Award is open to young people ages 13 to 18 who are children of someone who is/was in the military.

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Sponsor: AXA Foundation
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received
Description: Applicant must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. APPLY EARLY – only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest
Sponsor: The National World War II Museum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 27, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases. Student must submit an essay on a given topic related to the trial of defeated Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. Only the first 500 essays will be considered.

Top Ten List Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Car Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Hawkins Spizman Kilgo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited college or university by Spring semester who have been injured in a car accident.

Corporate Housing Developer Scholarship
Sponsor: Manley Management LLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to real estate investing.

Dell Scholars Program
Sponsor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Amount: $20,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program (such as AVID, GEAR UP, Upward Bound – see full list on website) in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.4 and demonstrate financial need.

Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on the safety measures schools can implement to reduce the number of shootings that occur within schools.

Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The Cochran Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to social media and civil rights.

Keith Williams Law Group Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Keith Williams Law Group
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to accepted and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who have overcome adversity in their lives and difficulty in school. Applicant must submit an essay on their adversity.

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship
Sponsor: Lamber & Goodnow Injury Law Team
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay on how they are driven to innovate.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
Sponsor: InsuranceProviders.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students and anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year. Applicant must create a form of social awareness that inspires students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety.

 

Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Staver Law Group P.C.
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to personal injury lawyers.

CGTrader Scholarship
Sponsor: CGTrader
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: December 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on “the future of real-world environment with augmented reality.”

National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholars Program
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: December 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduate students, and graduate students with plans to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Sponsor: Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: December 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in kindergarten through graduate school (ages 5-25) who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.

iCanvas Art Scholarship
Sponsor: iCanvas
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 6, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories who are current college students. Applicant must submit a photo of one work of art they have created as well as a description of their art.

Science Ambassador Scholarship
Sponsor: Cards Against Humanity
Amount: Full-tuition
Closing Date: December 9, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math. Applicant must be enrolled in fall of 2020. There is no citizenship requirement, but student must be or planning to attend a college in the U.S. Applicant must submit a three minute video explaining a topic in science they are passionate about.

Abels & Annes, P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Abels & Annes, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, or law school students who will be attending college in 2020 in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to self-driving cars.

AceableAgent Higher Education Scholarship
Sponsor: AceableAgent
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current university, post-graduate, community and technical college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on what home is to them.

Asthma and Allergy Scholarship
Sponsor: National Garage Door Atlanta
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States who have been diagnosed with asthma or suffer from any type of allergy.

Burger King Scholars Program
Sponsor: Burger King McLamore Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
Sponsor: Senior Advisor
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two or four-year college or university during the 2019 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on what innovations need to happen in senior care.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship
Sponsor: Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical Scrubs Collection
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Murse World Scholarship
Sponsor: Murse World
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Rubincam Youth Award
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

Smartphone Overuse Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in or admitted to accredited college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay answering the following question, “What would life be like without your cell phone and how would you adjust?”

Edison Scholars Program
Sponsor: Edison International
Amount: Up to $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years
Closing Date: December 16, 2019
Description: Scholars program is open to high school seniors planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis. Applicant must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in the Southern California Edison service territory.

$1,000 December Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students, and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

1Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: 1Dental.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college students. Applicant must submit a short online survey.

Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest
Sponsor: The National World War II Museum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: December 27, 2019
Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases. Student must submit an essay on a given topic related to the trial of defeated Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. Only the first 500 essays will be considered.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Andrew Flusche, PLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school and students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Applicant must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about avoiding distracted driving (e.g. cell phones, passengers, radio, etc.)

 

EK Insurance Scholarship
Sponsor: EK Insurance, LLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit a video on one of three given topics related to insurance.

Spotless Cleaning Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: Spotless Cleaning Chicago
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to dynamic, passionate, hard-working students in high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must submit a video on why they think education is the key to a brighter future.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nicodemus Wilderness Project
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are candidates for a degree/diploma at a primary (middle school), secondary (high school), or accredited post-secondary educational institution from any country around the world. Applicant must conduct their own environmental stewardship project in 2019.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Huntington’s College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school students and their parents or guardians who are legal residents of the United States.

National Debt Relief Scholarship
Sponsor: National Debt Relief
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and current undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing or intending to pursue their degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math). Applicant must submit an essay on their unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis.

Poetry Card Contest
Sponsor: Blue Mountain Arts
Amount: Up to $350
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Contestant must submit an original poem.

SBO Annual Esasy Contest
Sponsor: School band and Orchestra
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 4-12 who have an interest in music. Applicant must submit an essay on how their musical instrument matches their personality.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

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