FINANCIAL AID LINKS
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- California Student Aid Commission
- California Financial Aid
- College Board Net Price Calculator
Open an account with Fastweb and start researching scholarships online. They keep track of over 600,000 scholarships and personalize the search for you. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on one of the scholarship files for much more scholarship information. www.fastweb.com
Other Free Scholarship Search Websites:
Some of the scholarships that Paraclete counselors have been notified about:
LPAC Performing Arts Scholarship 2017
Download the application at LPACF.ORG. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2017.
Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, the oldest and largest national scholarship program for high school girls. This program promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success. The Distinguished Young Women experience is open to young woman in their Junior Year and there is no cost to participate.
Now accepting applications for the Class of 2019! Apply by January 26, 2018
For more information and to apply online, visit www.distinguishedyw.org Also, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DistinguishedYoungWomenOfLosAngelesCounty and “Follow” us on Twitter @DYWofLACounty
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition. Click the link below to download the 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship application.http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
- Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
- College students are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- Male and female students compete separately.
The deadline for receiving ALL documents is November 27, 2017. For and application please visit the College and Career Center.
- Antelope Valley Hospital
Eligibility for High School Seniors:
- Any high school senior that has been accepted to study health-care curriculum at an accredited college, university,or technical school. The school need not be a California institution.
- Applicants must be residents of the Antelope Valley Hospital District for at least two years.
- In order to be competitive, a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA is required.
For an application, please visit the College and Career Center. Application deadline is March 10, 2017.
- NSA-National Security Agency
- Qualifications for High School Seniors
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance
- You must be a high school senior at the time of application
- You must achieve a minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 Writing) or ACT of 25
- You must be panning to major in computer science or computer/electric engineering
- A 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred
- You must submit your online application and hard copy documents between September 1 and November 15.
- For the most up-to-date information about the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program and requirements, visit their Web site at www.NSA.gov/Careers
- Qualifications for High School Seniors
- Order of Daedalians
- We are looking for well-rounded college or college-bound students interested in becoming a military aviator who:
• have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
• are well-rounded young citizens, and
• are currently students or are pending acceptance by an accredited college or university, and
has a financial need
Your counselor or a representative from our local Flight will sponsor qualified applicants into the selection process. Visit the College and Career Center for more information. Application must be submitted not later than June 1, 2017.
- Knights of Columbus Scholarship
- Knights of Columbus, Council 2455 will award scholarships to high school graduates that meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Catholic high school student
- Letter of recommendation from a school official; to include the applicant’s GPA and Class Rank.
- Letters of recommendation from 2 additional persons
- A personal letter of approx. 125 words
- A copy of the applicant’s parent’s/guardian’s most recent Federal Income Tax Return
- Deadline for this application is May 1, 2017 and should be mailed to: Scholarship Committee, Knights of Columbus, Lancaster Council 2455, 719 W. Ave M, Palmdale, Ca. 93551-1433
- For a copy of the application, click on the link below or visit the College and Career Center.
- Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs
- Apply Now! The Asian Pacific Fund administers 13 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $20,000, and many are renewable. Students applying must plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident unless otherwise stated. See the flier down below for key criteria. Application deadline: February 24, 2017
- Edwards AFB Officers’ Spouses’ Club 2014/14 Scholarship
- The Edwards Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding students graduating from high school. The Scholarship Program seeks to identify and reward military family members who have demonstrated the highest personal and intellectual qualities both through superior academic performance and through participation and leadership in extracurricular and community activities. Complete, typewritten application packets must be postmarked no later than: March 6, 2017.
- RAYMOND H. KRUEGER SCHOLARSHIP
ANTELOPE VALLEY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
- The Raymond H Krueger Scholarship was established by the Antelope Valley Resource conservation District (AVRCD) in 2000.
To apply for a Raymond H Krueger Scholarship, mail your completed application, photocopy of current transcripts, and letters of recommendation to the AVRCD Scholarship Committee by April 30, 2017.
Scholarship amounts will range from $500 to $2,000 and are based on the number of entries and available funds. Winners will be announced by June 1, 2017.
Feel free to contact the District Office at (661) 945-2604, ext. 107 if you have any questions.
Eligibility: All Antelope Valley area high school seniors on continuing college students pursuing a collegiate course of study in an agricultural or related field, national resource management, biology or botany, and a resident of the Antelope Valley, are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Scholarship packages must be postmarked by April 30, 2017.
Milken Scholars– This scholarship is based on a nomination only application. If your student is nominated, they will be notified and, if eligible, they will be emailed the application by December 8, 2017. Criteria is as follow:
- Minimum GPA of 3.6 (unweighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas; minimum composite SAT I Reasoning score of 1850 with results submitted for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing, or an ACT score of 28;
- Active participation in community service activities;
- A record of leadership;
- Financial or Other Obstacles;
- United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency; and
- Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection.
The scholarship believes that such first-generation U.S. college students will especially benefit most from the resources provided by the Milken Scholars Program.
Recommended Books to help with your Scholarship search:
The College Blue Book, 26 Edition, Simon, Schuster Macmillan, New York, 1997, l# 378.73, C686B
Gives listings of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans by area of study, divided into 9 broad subject areas preceded by a General section. Listings are followed by 4 comprehensive indexes: Subject, Level of Education, Sponsoring Organization, and Title of Awards
Fund Your Way Through College, Debra M. Kirby, Visible Ink Press,
Detroit, MI, 1994, l# 378.3, K631
Lists hundreds of little-known sources of private financial aid. Field of study, qualifications, and sponsoring organizations, followed by 3 indexes divides listings: geographic, special recipient, and organization and award index.
Cash for College, Cynthia Ruiz McKee and Phillip C. McKee, Jr.,
Hearst Books, New York, 1993, l# 378.3, M194
Lists scholarships and grants by State and college. Gives more than 4,000 listings with step-by-step instructions on how to apply, essential forms, schedules, and sample letters.
Peterson Scholarship for Study in the U.S. and Canada, Peterson,
Princeton, New Jersey, 1997, l# 378.34, P442
Lists sources of non-institutional money for international students, with 900 programs for graduate study and over 200,000 undergraduate scholarships. It also includes information on loans for international students and advice regarding scholarship frauds.
Winning Money for College, Peterson Guides, Princeton, New
Jersey, 1992, l# 378.34, D489
This guide, geared toward high school students applying for college money, gives listings by sponsoring organization and field of study. It also provides contest requirements, application deadlines, helpful hints, strategies, and tips from previous winners.
Free Money for College, Facts on File, New York, 1990, l# 378.3, B625
A guide to more than 1,000 grants and scholarships for undergraduate study. Gives listings by state and area of study. It also lists grants for women, ethnic minorities, and handicapped students.
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