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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

 

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

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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 

Scholarships for High School Juniors

Scholarships for Minority Students (Powered by AffordableColleges.com)

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

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 11th and 12 Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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NANBPWC National Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American female students who are graduating high school seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a trailblazer of African decent of their choosing.

JMJ Phillip Group College Scholarships
Sponsor: JMJ Phillip Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

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

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.

Arlington Capital Management Scholarship
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline:  August 1, 2020
The Joseph F LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship has been created to help one student defray the high cost of university tuition. Joseph believes that everyone who seeks high education should be able to do so. The Joseph F LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship is the result of his commitment.

APRIL SCHOLARSHIPS
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1000 Dreams Scholarship
Sponsor: 1,000 Dreams Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college women who can demonstrate financial need. Applicant will need to submit a completed application and at least one letter of recommendation.
AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship Programs
Sponsor: Aircraft Electronics Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who plan to/are majoring in an aviation field.
ANS Scholarships
Sponsor: American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming college freshmen and current two-year college students pursuing a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Communication and Journalism
Sponsor: Learn.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students pursuing Communications or Journalism related majors.

 

California Association of Realtors Scholarships
Sponsor: California Association of Realtors
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to California students pursuing a degree for a career in the real estate field.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

 

Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Plan
Sponsor: Legal Secretaries, Incorporated
Amount: UP to $2,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, current college students, and career change students who are legal residents of California and attending a school within the state of California. Applicant must plan on pursuing a career in the legal field.

Frame My Future Contest
Sponsor: Church Hill Classics
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to legal U.S. residents who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must share how they envision their future. Student can choose to share through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design – as long as it is an original creation.

 

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Amount: $2,000 per year for four years
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college freshman, and students transferring who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, full-time at a four-year college or university. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, financial need, and a commitment to public service.

 

Ike Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The Ike Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be pursuing full-time enrollment in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, demonstrated volunteer commitment (preferably in the fishing or conservation world), and a personal statement on how fishing has impacted your life and prepared you for college.

 

Incight Scholarship
Sponsor: Incight
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school students and current college students who will be enrolled during the upcoming academic year. Applicant must be a resident of Washington, Oregon, or California and have any documented disability as defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body.

 

Inspire Our Future Scholarship
Sponsor: Teacher.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and want to become a teacher.

 

InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship
Sponsor: InvestmentZen
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topic related to personal finance.

 

Italian Genealogical Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Genealogical Group (IGG)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are at least 25% Italian descent (one grandparent is Italian).

 

Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship
Sponsor: Project Sleep
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia who will attend a four-year university starting in the fall.

 

Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship
Sponsor: True North Recovery Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores, and vocational/professional school students who have overcome significant obstacles to complete/continue school. Applicant must submit an essay on the adversity they have faced, as well as two letters commenting on their adversity.

 

NANBPWC National Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American female students who are graduating high school seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a trailblazer of African decent of their choosing.

 

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award
Sponsor: Novo Nordisk | WTT Donnelly Awards
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students between 14 and 21 years of age who have diabetes and play tennis competitively.

 

Project Yellow Light Scholarship Competition – Radio
Sponsor: Advertising Council
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must create a radio recording of 20 second that discourages distracted driving.

 

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 1, 2020
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

 

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American/Black students currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university. Scholarship is open to students of all majors.

 

CBC Spouses Essay Contest
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
Description: Contest is open to African-American and Black junior and senior high school students. Students will be presented with a topic that embodies some of their communities’ most pressing issues and are asked to write an essay to depend their research, analyses, and opinion.

 

Spence Reese Scholarship
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: April 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to male students in their senior year of high school who are planning to pursue higher education in medicine, engineering, law, or political science. Finalists are required to attend a personal interview in San Diego, California.

 

Educators Rising Scholarships
Sponsor: Educators Rising
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors intending to attend college and major in education.

 

Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Elizabeth Nash Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited U.S. based college or university who have Cystic Fibrosis. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

 

Key to a Bright Future Scholarship
Sponsor: The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 7, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and current undergraduate students (students at two-year schools with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university, or current four-year college or university students). Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold Permanent Residency or have DACA status. Applicant must submit a short introduction and an essay on how they find balance between school life, work life, and extracurricular activities.

 

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships
Sponsor: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM)
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors of African descent who plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or select business programs. Applicant must demonstrate a passion for technology, demonstrate leadership, and have at least a 3.3 GPA.

 

NLHA Scholarships
Sponsor: National Leased Housing Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate students, and non-traditional students who are residents of federally assisted rental housing.

 

Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Candice’s Sick Cell Fund, Inc.
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 14, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with sickle cell disease who will be pursing higher education.

 

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship programs are open to high school seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical or trade school.

 

GAMA Scholarships
Sponsor: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are/will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program.

 

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are studying in fields related to home design (Architecture, Interior Design), Home Building (Construction, Urban Planning), Housing and Economic Studies (Sociology, Economics), and other related fields.

 

Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Hydrocephalus Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with hydrocephalus.

 

Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation Award
Sponsor: Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma. Students majoring in health or nursing related majors may receive priority.

 

Negro Leagues Committee High School Writing Contest
Sponsor: Negro Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Contest is open to high school seniors carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post secondary institution. Applicant must submit an essay on one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships.

Noble National Scholarships
Sponsor: National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to African-American students who are incoming or current college students and who are/will be pursuing a degree in any of the social sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

 

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.

 

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Applicant must have a commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team.

 

Wunderglob Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gloria Borges Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have lost a parent to colorectal cancer.

 

Blinded Veterans Association Scholarships
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans who are incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students.

 

NPG Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Negative Population Growth (NPG)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 19, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must share their thoughts on the population of the United States.

 

Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Ruby’s Rainbow
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 19, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals with Down Syndrome who are 18 years of age or older and have a desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class or program that will enhance their life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interest in any other areas.

 

$1,000 April Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 2020
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 visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

 

Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity
Sponsor: Touro Synagogue Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors. Applicant must submit an interpretive work focusing on the George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, RI, in context with the present time.

 

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students and graduating high school seniors who are pursuing journalism as a career. Applicant must demonstrate journalistic ability, financial need, commitment to the field of journalism and/or sensitivity to Asian American/Pacific Islander issues.

 

Bryon Krieger Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Sponsor: Byron Krieger Memorial Website
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 26, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are Jewish and participate in a sport. Preference will be given to fencers and Jewishly-committed student. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend a U.S. college in the Fall of 2020 or after a gap year.

 

Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: KFM Making a Difference
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolled in a post-secondary program (college, community college, vocational program, etc.) with an autism.

 

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

 

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 11th and 12 Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

 

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 8th, 9th and 10th Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 8-10. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

 

Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship
Sponsor: Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who exemplifies Jayda’s attributes: hard work, benevolence and determination against all odds.

 

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students admitted or enrolled in an accredited four-year historically black college or university (HBCU) in the United States.

 

Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors in the United States. Applicant must be planning on pursuing a career in the health care profession.

 

Sara Scholarship
Sponsor: Henry & Sara Sheehan Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors who have some involvement with the sport of golf.

 

Snowdrop Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Snowdrop Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college bound pediatric cancer patients.

 

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