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  • Review this site weekly, especially during the Spring Semester. Although the majority of the scholarship opportunities listed below are for graduating seniors only, some do not have grade level restrictions. 
  • The scholarship listings in the chart below have either a direct link to the donor's website or an application that you may download and complete and send to the organization. 
  • Begin your search early and start collecting the pieces of information you will need for your applications:  essay about yourself, high school transcript, recommendation letters from teachers, community members, employers, etc., resume of honors and activities and awards. Update your information as needed.

Scholarships from local community members

  • Follow application instructions carefully and apply directly to the scholarship organization. 

  • Send your completed application to the address listed on the application and be sure to adhere to the organization's deadline.  

  • If the organization requires an official transcript you need to order it through and have it sent to you.

  •  Be sure to give yourself time to have the official transcript sent to you.  Keep the official transcript sealed and attach to your scholarship application. 




Due Date

You must adhere to scholarship deadlines!



Name of Scholarship   


Scholarship Information

Submit applications directly to the scholarship organization.                           

October 25, 2020 Horatio Alger 


December 16, 2020

Edison Scholars Program Application
February 1, 2021 California PTA Scholarship Application
February 4, 2021 ELKS Legacy Awards


February 19, 2021 San Clemente Garden Club Application
February 28, 2021 San Clemente NOON Rotary Club Application
March 2, 2021 Asian Pacific Fund  Application
March 14, 2021 - EXTENDED Sonance Foundation Application: SonanceScholarship2021.pdf (PDF)
March 15, 2021 Society of Women Engineers - OC Section Application:
March 15, 2021 Coral Thrift Shop Application
March 15, 2021 Cabrillo Civic Club Application
March 15, 2021 Patriot Scholarship Program, Assitance League of Laguna Beach Application
March 19, 2021 SCHS PTSA Senior Scholarship Application
March 30, 2021 San Clemente Historical Society 



Return to: Suzi Klickstein, 1903 Avenida Salvador, San Clemente, CA 92672

March 31, 2021 Pacific Coast Corvettes Scholarship Application
April 1, 2021 (EXTENDED) Mission Viejo Activities Committee Application
April 3, 2021 San Onofre Parks Foundation Application:
April 9, 2021 Marbella Country Club Application: MarbellaScholarship2021.pdf (PDF)
April 10, 2021 Beta Sigma Phi  Application: Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship 2021.pdf (PDF)
April 11, 2021 Democratic Women of South Orange County Application:
April 11, 2021 SC Junior Women's Club - Fine Arts Scholarship Application: SCJuniorWomensClub.Fine Arts Scholarship2021.pdf (PDF)
April 11, 2021 SC Junior Women's Club - Teen Citizen Scholarship Application: SCJuniorWomensClub.TeenCitizen2021.pdf (PDF)
April 12, 2021 San Clemente Women's Club


Application: SC Women's Club Application 2021.pdf (PDF)

April 15, 2021 (EXTENDED) More Good Days Foundation


Application: More Good Days Scholarship Application.pdf (PDF)

April 17, 2021 San Clemente Kiwanis Club Application
April 20, 2021 Assistance League of Capistrano Valley


Flyer: AssistanceLeagueFlyer2021.docx.pdf (PDF)

April 21, 2021 San Clemente Area Republican Women Federated Application:
April 30, 2021 - Extended Dana Point Historical Society Application: DanaPointHistoricalSociety2021.docx (DOCX) 
April 30, 2021 San Clemente SUNRISE Rotary Club Application: SC Sunrise Rotary Club 2021.pdf (PDF)
May 8, 2021 Councilman Villar Scholarship Application: CouncilmanVillar2021.docx (DOCX)
May 20, 2021 National Charity League, Capistrano Coast Application:
May 25, 2021 F. Dennis & Sharon Flynn Memorial Fund Application
May 25, 2021 SCHS Math, Science, Arts Scholarship Fund Application
August 15, 2021 Better Business Bureau : Ethical Essay Application


Orange County Community Foundation


Scholarship Resources:

General Types of Financial Aid

Federal Aid: Aid that comes from the U.S. federal government.  Usually distributed through the college. 

Gift Aid: Financial aid that does not need to be paid back:

  • Grants - Typically based on financial need
  • Scholarships - Typically based on achievement or talent.

Loans: Funds that must be paid back later, with interest.  Federally-guaranteed loans can be from a private lender (e.g. a bank) or form the federal government (administered by the college).  Private loans are offered by private lenders with terms set by the lender, not the government.

Private Aid: Financial aid from non-government sources.

Federal & State Aid Programs

Pell Grant:  Gift aid that is given based on financial need.  How much aid you will be eligible to receive is based on your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is determined when you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Cal Grants are awarded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and academic achievement which is measured by GPA's and scoring criteria.  visit for information.

Federal Work-Study:  Provides part-time employment for students who have financial need.  Jobs are usually available both on or off campus.  Work study is also determined by FAFSA.

Perkins Loan:  Fixed low interest loan through your college.  You must demonstrate financial need.

Stafford Loan:  Currently a variable interest rate loan.  You can receive this loan from a private lender or your college.  They can be subsidized (no interest accrues while enrolled full-time in school) or unsubsidized (interest accrues while in school.)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are awarded to student who demonstrate exceptional financial need and are Pell Grant recipients.

California Community College Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG) waives per-unit enrollment fees for financially qualified California residents.

The California Chafee Grant Program gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses.  Visit for more information.