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The California-Hawaii Elks Association - high school senior planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities. This Vocational Grant (up to $2000) will pay for a Technical and Vocational Training of your choice. Deadline is 3-6 months before you start your coursework and applications are available online.


Collegeboard Scholarship Opportunities - Open to the Class of 2020 & 2021 


The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls


2020 Young Women in Public Affairs Award - Women, ages 16-19, living in a Zonta district/region ( who demonstrate evidence of the following: Active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid), volunteer leadership achievements, knowledge of Zonta International and its programs, or support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships for graduating seniors; must enroll in at least 12 units at GWC; 2.5 GPA and must fill out FAFSA or Dream ACT application. More than 25 scholarships available.




Hard deadline

December 15, 2020

Derrick Law Firm Scholarship Application - Open to any soon-to-be undergraduate in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident.


May 8, 2020

SCAG Scholarship Program - Must be eligible to work in the United States. Must be a graduating senior or high school junior. Graduating seniors must enroll in higher education (two-or-four year college or university). Candidates must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Internship requirement: Selected applicants must be available for a two-week internship with a local planning agency, council of governments, or SCAG.


  May 15, 2020

Robyne’s Nest Scholarship- available to Seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will graduate in June 2020. The application is available in the PDF below and students may be awarded scholarships between $250 -$1000. Completed questions put be typed and sent to or mailed to 7602 Talbert Ave, Unit F, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.


  May 26, 2020

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Scholarship Program - Must be a current high school senior, plan to enroll full-time undergraduate study (two-year and four-year), plan to pursue a degree in the STEM field, maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate financial need.


May 31, 2020

JPB & J Scholarship – Open to all college-bound seniors at Edison HS


HVAC Scholarship – For students enrolling in an Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technical program, minimum GPA of a 2.0


June 8, 2020

The Willow Tree Scholarship - Seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and plan on attending college (2 or 4 year institution). 


June 15, 2020

The Society of Torch & Laurel Leadership Development Award - (5) $500 scholarships to T&L scholars who plan to participate in a leadership conference/program.


June 30, 2020

SCW DreamERS Scholarship - Applicant must be an immigrant under the age of 25, entered the United States before age 16, have lived continuously in the U.S. for 5 years, plan on attending college, minimum GPA of 3.0


2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship- Open to high school seniors who are planning to continue their education after high school. The 2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship will award two $1500 scholarships. Students will need to write a 500+ word essay on why having higher education is important.



Scholarships for Children of Veterans (various deadlines)

Ankin Law Military Scholarship

AWFDN Legacy Scholarship Program

CPOSF Scholarship Program

FRA Education Foundation Scholarships (also open to grandchildren and great-grandchildren)

Huebner Scholarship (also open to grandchildren and great-grandchildren)

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarships (also open to grandchildren)

Wings Over America Foundation Scholarships







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These scholarships are often much less competitive than general freshman college scholarships because a smaller percentage of students end up applying. Here are just a few scholarship options students can apply to (for a full list visit Go Overseas)

Tortuga Backpacks ($1,000)

HI USA ($2,000)

Scott’s Cheap Flights ($1,000)

USA Gap Year Fairs ($2,000)

Travel Access Project ($3,000)

PSU Study Abroad Scholarships (various)

Gilman Scholarship ($5,000)