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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

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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

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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Young Filmmakers Contest
Sponsor: One Earth Film Festival
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 5, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.

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.

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.

SimpleTexting Scholarship
Sponsor: SimpleTexting
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 11, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicant must be attending college in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Applicant must submit an on a text they would send to their younger self.

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.

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppU
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: Cycling deadlines on December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
JANUARY SCHOLARSHIPS
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AMS Graduate Fellowships
Sponsor: American Meteorological Society
Amount: $25,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Fellowship is open to students entering their first year of graduate school in the fall of 2020 who are pursuing a degree in atmospheric or related sciences. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status and have at least a 3.25 GPA.
Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 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.
Fundera College Scholarship
Sponsor: Fundera
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States. Applicant must be a young entrepreneur. Student must submit a video on a topic related to building your business without much money.

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

MIT THINK Scholars Program
Sponsor: MIT THINK
Amount: $1,000 budget, chance to win $500 scholarship, mentorship, and a trip to MIT
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Applicant must be a current high school student at a school in the United States. Applicant must submit a project proposal on a science, technology or engineering idea.

 

Rezvan Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rezvan Foundation
Amount: Up to $100,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are California residents and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be an adopted minor, a minor in foster care, or has one or more parent who has passed away.

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
Sponsor: Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $20,000
Closing Date: January 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports. Applicant must be entering college in fall 2020 as a freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.

 

IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: IAAP Education Foundation
Amount: At least $2,000
Closing Date: January 3, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, graduate, and current undergraduate students from Illinois who are/will be majoring in Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geological Engineering, Mineral Science, Mining Engineering, or a similar discipline.

 

National Don’t Wait to Reach Your Potential Scholarship
Sponsor: Potential Magazine
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college-bound teens in 9th-12th grades in the U.S. Students need to sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter and they will automatically be entered to win the scholarship.

 

Express Medical Supply Scholarship
Sponsor: Express Medical Supply, Inc.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 6, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited two or four-year college in the United States. Applicant must make and submit an original meme about “a day in the life of a college student.”

 

Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest
Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org
Amount: Up to $300
Closing Date: January 7, 2020
Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster on the theme, “Safe Jobs for Youth.”

School Notification System Scholarship
Sponsor: Dial My Calls
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: January 8, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are high school seniors or current college students with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the career they are pursuing and why.

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 9, 2020
Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

 

 

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