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

 

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

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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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.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

GoSkills Scholarship Award
SponsorGoSkills.com
Amount: $2000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019, 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

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
Sponsor: Autolist
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old and are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit two short essays on a given topic related to automobiles and the Autolist’s core values.

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

 

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
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.

Modern Myths Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who 25 years old or younger and are current or former high school students who will attend or is attending a college within the United States or its territories. Applicant must submit a poem on a myth.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 5, 2019
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.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: AES Engineering
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a successful life. Scholarship is open to all majors.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

Schedulers & Dispatchers Monetary Scholarships
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers.

Scholarship for Study Abroad in New Zealand
Sponsor: Go Overseas
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (except Rhode Island) and Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older who would like to study abroad in New Zealand. Applicant must write a short essay why they want to study abroad in New Zealand and a creative photo.

 

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National Young Arts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 10-12 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.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
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!

 

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

AmericanTrucks Student Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanTrucks
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, secondary votech or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in he traditional building trades (e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study.

Business Research Guide Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs
Sponsor: Business Research Guide
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been accepted to or are enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and disciplines, with particular consideration given to women studying entrepreneurship, business management, or a closely related field.

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems during the spring term.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

Scholarly Paper Competition
Sponsor: National Opera Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to any interested author. Applicant must submit a paper on any topic related to opera.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Sponsor: Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: October 17, 2019
Description: Giveaway is open to U.S. legal residents who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age. Applicant must submit how they will change the world in 350 characters or less. Applicant will also submit a video that elaborates on their academic and professional goals. Individuals can also nominate a student.

Lendedu Scholarship
Sponsor: Lendedu
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and full-time college students who are U.S. citizens with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Crescent Electric College Scholarship
Sponsor: Crescent Electric Supply Company
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are at least 16 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on how they think energy will change in the next 20 years and what the impact on our lives will be.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

DontPayFull Scholarship
Sponsor: DontPayFull
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must share a way they did not pay full price.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant
Sponsor: NANPA Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kidguard for Education
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on parents, internet safety, bullying OR social media.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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 Makes America Great.”

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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; “What Makes America Great.”

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Sponsor: ZipRecruiter
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on their favorite ZipRecruiter feature.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 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.

 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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