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Scholarships 2019-2020

Deadline Name & Link Information and Requirements
10/25/19 Horatio Alger Association Scholarships The Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program provides scholarships to deserving, low income students. Multiple scholarships are available. Must have household earnings less than $55,000, GPA minimum of 2.0, a commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a US citizen.
10/31/19 Coca-Cola Scholars Program An achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
10/31/19 Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31

11/5/19 Elks National Foundation Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. In April the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
12/16/19 Edison Scholars

$40,000 Edison Scholars college scholarships are open to high school seniors planning to study STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) next year in college. Thirty students will be awarded the scholarships. Must be a high school senior and show financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, live in Southern California Edison’s service area and plan to attend a four-year college or university and pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math. FLYER

2/29/20 College Board Opportunity Scholarships Open to all, regardless of GPA or test scores, this unique scholarship program guides students to complete six essential steps that move them closer to college with the chance to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.* The more effort that students put in, the more chances they have to earn scholarships.
3/15/20 MVAC Mission Viejo Activities Committee - To qualify high school seniors need to attend a CUSD school and have volunteered at least 150 hours; 25 hours need to be in Mission Viejo. MVAC may award up to 5 $1,000 scholarships. 
8/14/20 Injury Scholarship $1,000 scholarship for college-bound students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives, pursue higher education, and achieve career success. A successful essay should be a minimum of 500 words and clearly answer the prompt. 
Opens in October Foot Locker Scholars $20,000 to 20 Student Athletes. 
Opens in October Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) Applicants must be Latino/a and lived in Orange County for the last 3 years, be enrolling at a 4 year university, be a first generation college student and have a family income limit of $60,000. Must complete FAFSA or Dream Act. 

Opens in December

Cox Scholars

High school seniors in Southern California who live in a Cox service area (Confirm eligibility before applying). Must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year university within the U.S. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0. Active involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, or work experience, demonstrated financial need and must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. The average amount of award: $1,000-$5,000.