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Scholarships

Reminders

  • 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 www.parchment.com 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. 

 

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLy FOR SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES & DEADLINES! 

 

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 

Application:

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


December 16, 2020

Edison Scholars Program Application: 
www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html
February 1, 2021 California PTA Scholarship Application: 
capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/
February 4, 2021 ELKS Legacy Awards

Application: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm

February 19, 2021 San Clemente Garden Club Application: 
sanclementegardenclub.com/hs-scholarships.htm
February 28, 2021 San Clemente Rotary Club Application: San Clemente Rotary Club Scholarship App 2021 Fillable.pdf (PDF)
March 2, 2021 Asian Pacific Fund  Application: 
asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
March 15, 2021 Cabrillo Civic Club Application: CabrilloScholarship2021.pdf (PDF)
March 15, 2021 Patriot Scholarship Program, Assitance League of Laguna Beach Application: 2021 Military ALLB Scholarship.pdf (PDF)
March 19, 2021 SCHS PTSA Senior Scholarship Application: SCHS PTSA Senior Award application 2021.docx (DOCX)
March 31, 2021 More Good Days Foundation

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

Website Link:  https://www.moregooddaysfoundation.com/blank-page

 

May 25, 2021 F. Dennis & Sharon Flynn Memorial Fund Application: The F. Dennis Sharon Flynn Memorial Fund SCHOLARSHIP (1).pdf (PDF)
May 25, 2021 SCHS Math, Science, Arts Scholarship Fund Application: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/schsfund/
August 15, 2021 Better Business Bureau : Ethical Essay Application: https://www.bbb.org/pacific-southwest/student-scholarship/torch-award-scholarship/

Ongoing

Orange County Community Foundation

Application: OC Community Foundation scholarships Application

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 www.csac.ca.gov 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 www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/default.aspx for more information.