Local and National Scholarships

Here are some helpful websites to help further your scholarship search:

FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov
College board:www.collegeboard.com
NCAA:www.ncaa.org
Fastweb:www.fastweb.com
Scholarship.com:www.scholarship.com
African American Scholarships: www.uncf.org
Hispanic Scholarships: www.hsf.net
Cal Grants: www.calgrants.org
Ed Fund: www.edfund.org

Scholarship Scams:


Never pay money to get money! Never pay any fees to obtain a list of scholarships. Never pay an application fee. Never pay anyone to conduct a scholarship search…you can do this yourself with the resources provided by the DMHS Counseling Center. Often, companies who ask for money to help you find money are offering the same services we offer you. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is! If in doubt, ask your counselor. Every year thousands of hard earned dollars are given to so called "Scholarship and College Financial Assistance Companies" that are bogus and just out there to scam you.

 

 

Local & National Scholarships

Links to access more scholarship websites:

Fastweb.com
www.fastweb.com

Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships
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Latino Dollars
This scholarship directory lists over 50 scholarships offered to students of Hispanic heritage looking to continue their education after graduating from high school. For more info please visit: www.latinodollars.org

American Dream Scholarship Program (deadlines vary)
Established in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African Americans with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria,and are enrolled full time at approved, accredited, undergraduate institutions.Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. For application please visit: http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew /scholarship/american_dream.html

The Geneseo Migrant Center Center (deadlines vary)
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services to migrant farm workers residing in the immediate geographic area as well as coordinating programs on a regional, statewide, and national level to benefit migrant farm workers and their families. Please visit
www.migrantnet.com.


The First in My Family Scholarship Program (deadlines vary)
The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program offers scholarships to those Hispanic students who the first in their families to go to college. For an application please visit: http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew /scholarship/first_family

America’s Junior Miss Contest
The America’s Junior Miss Contest awards several scholarships to outstanding young high school females that have demonstrated the will and desire to pursue a college degree. Students interested in this contest will need visit:
www.ajm.org.

Quest Bridge Scholarship Program
Programs pairs outstanding low income high school seniors with admissions and full four year scholarships to some of the nation’s leading colleges.  Visit
www.questbridge.com for onlineapplication

Open - The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant
This program is offered to dependants of spouses of Law Enforcement personnel who were either killed in the line of duty or were totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the line of duty. For more information please visit:
http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=109.

Lowes Scholarship Program Available after 1/1/11
The Lowe’s Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to attend any accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university within the United States. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. Please visit:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=Scholarship/lowesfoundation_120606.html

TBA Desert Rainbow Foundation Scholarship
The Desert Rainbow Foundation is offering scholarships worth $2,500 to students planning to pursue a post secondary degree after graduating from high school. Please pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall or visit
www.desertrainbowfoundation.org.

TBA DEVRY DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP
www.devry.edu/scholarshipswww.itsworking.org

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Scholarship (deadlines vary)
Scholarship awards are given based on a student’s demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Depending on strategic goals and community needs, participating local RMHC Chapters could specify additional selection criteria. For more information please visit:
http://rmhc.org/programs/rmhc-national-scholarship-program

TBA Fondo Futuro Scholarship
The Fondo Futuro Scholarship program is designed to support Hispanic higher education by offering $1,000 scholarships to Hispanic college students. Its mission is to drastically increase the rate of Hispanic students attending college, graduate school, training programs, and continuing education programs.Please visit:
http://www.fondofuturo.com/ff-application.html.

TBA Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities offers scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage that plan to attend college. Please visit:
https://scholarships.hacu.net/applications/applicants/.

Open - Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Students
The Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship program offers 100 awards annually ranging from $150-500 to migrant farm workers youth who have the potential and desire to further their education. Applications and further information is available at:
www.migrant.net.

Scholarships Not Requiring Citizen Status:
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund offers a comprehensive list of scholarship that do not ask for social security numbers, legal residency status, and citizenship to apply. For the listing of scholarships please visit:
http://www.maldef.org/pdf/Scholarships_01252003.pdf.


AB540Scholarships
To review a large number of scholarships that don't require proof of citizenship permanent residency status go to:
www.e4fc.org
Mexican-American Dream Scholarship
http://www.cofem.org/programs/scholarships.html

October

United States Senate Youth Program
Contact: The California Selection Contact

http://www.ussenateyouth.org
Eligibility:High school junior or seniors interested in public service, leadership and currently serving in an elected capacity in student government. Also student representatives elected or appointed to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization may qualify. Award: $5,000 scholarship and an expense paid trip for a week to Washington D.C.
Deadline: October


National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) Recognition and Talent Search
Contact: Joseph Mesmith, 777 Brickell Ave., Suite 370, Miami, FL 33131,800- 970-ARTS,
info@youngARTS.org, Fax: 305-377-1149, http://www.nfaa.org
Eligibility:Senior high school students who are pursuing careers in dance, music, visual arts, theater, writing, film, etc. Must be between 17 and 18 years old by December 1 and a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: October

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Contact: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road,PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082, 877-525-8491,
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page, info@applyists.com
Eligibility:Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Application must be submitted to a school principal, Girl Scout council Executive Director, or county 4-H agent by the last week in October. Award: $1,000-$6,000
Deadline: October

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program
wants applicants who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field, and within their communities. Eligibility for applications is limited exclusively to seniors who have at least a “B” average and participate in one of the 32 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of state High Schools.Questions must be directed to
wendys@act.org or 1-800-205-6367. To apply visit: www.wendysheisman.com.
Deadline: Oct

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Contact: School Guidance Counselor, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200,Evanston, IL 60201-4897, 847-866-5100,
http://www.nationalmerit.org, mediainfo@nmerit.net Eligibility: Students sign up for scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be aU.S. citizen. Award: $500 - $2,500
Deadline: October

Dreamers Challenge
We believe that California is the greatest state because it has inspired the greatest legends … and now we want you to be inspired. Send in your musical masterpiece, your work of art, a short film, a drawing, an essay, a poem,whatever best expresses your innovative spirit. The winning entry will receive a $5,000 scholarship generously provided by Comcast. Entries can be an essay,video, audio, or artwork, but must be submitted digitally on CD or DVD. Online application please visit:
http://www.californiamuseum.org/exhibits/halloffame/dreamers-challenge
Deadline:

Outstanding Students of America Scholarships
The OSA scholarships offer several $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning on attending a four-year college or university. For application please visit
http://www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com/.
Deadline:

The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
This association offers scholarships to students that have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. For more information please visit
https://www.horatioalger.com/scholarships/apply.cfm.
Deadline:

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program will recognize several high school seniors who have demonstrated interest not only in school but also in their community. Students are highly encouraged to apply online at
www.coca-colascholars.org.
Deadline:

"Education Matters" Scholarship
ScholarshipsExperts.com is again offering the "Education Matters"$5000.00 scholarship. For application and more info please visit:
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/applicant/showScholarshipApplication.htx?scholarshipAppId=10623&sourceId=publicApplyPage
Deadline:

Miss Teenage California Scholarship Program
The Miss Teenage California scholarship program will be offering over $75,000in scholarship prizes to those students interested in participating in this important event. Please visit
www.missteenageca.com or pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.
Deadline:


NOVEMBER


Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). It is open to high school students and holds a grand prize of$30,000. Please visit:

http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=150
Deadline:

Ron Brown Scholarship Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American highs school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Please visit:
http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply/Eligibility Requirements.aspx
Deadline:


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
This scholarship recognizes and awards students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. For more information please visit:
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/14785.
Deadline:

Intel Science Talent Search
Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, over 1,500 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search, with finalists competing for the top prize, a $100,000 scholarship. For application please visit:
http://www.sciserv.org/sts/index.asp.
Deadline:

2010 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist Scholarship Program
The 2010 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Scholarship Program will be awarding 15 scholarships in the amount of $7000 to students planning to attend college after graduating from high school. Counseling Office will post once we receive formal application.

Indian Wells Athena Award (Local)
The Indian Wells Athena Award is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a female high school senior who is a leader in her community, works hard to achieve her goals, and who exhibits great potential or ability. To apply to this scholarship you must be nominated by a school representative. Nomination forms are available at :
http://www.cityofindianwells.com/Community/ATHENA-Awards-2011
Deadline:



DECEMBER

ELKS National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
This scholarship is offering several scholarships totaling over $2,000,000.Please visit

http://www.elksshare.com/forms/2011MVSApplicationFillable.pdf
for complete application.The nearest application drop-off location is
Indio, 46301 Madison St or Mail toP.O Box EEEE Indio, CA 92202-2581.
Deadline:

The Smittcamp Family Honors College at CSU Fresno
Full in-state tuition and fees, full room rent for those living in a campus residence hall, and laptop stipend. Must be applying to CSU Fresno, minimum 3.6GPA, SAT of 1800 or above, and Top 10% of graduating class. Scholarship application available online at:
http://honors.csufresno.edu.
Deadline:

SAE Scholarships
The Society of Automotive Engineers is offering a number of scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and the related sciences. Please visit:
www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm.
Deadline:

"Top Ten List" Scholarship
ScholarshipExperts.com is again offering the "Top Ten List"Scholarship and will award five scholarships of $1000 each. Winners will be chosen based on the responses to the topic: Create a 'top ten list' of the craziest or most unique scholarships you have heard of, and briefly describe each scholarship. Please visit:
www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
Deadline:

University of La Verne Performance Scholarship Program
The University of La Verne is offering two full Performance Scholarships in Theatre(Performance or Design) to incoming freshman with outstanding potential.For full details and application package please visit:
http://laverne.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/performance-scholarships .
Deadline:

All-Ink Scholarship Program
All-Ink.com is offering up to $5,000 in scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled or planning to participate in an accredited college or university program during the Spring 2012 or Fall 2013 term or full-year 2012-2013 school year. Students who apply must be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average. In addition, students applying are required to complete a 50 to 200 word essay about who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50 to 200 word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college. You can complete your application on-line. Just follow the steps below. If you have family,friends, or others you know that could benefit from the All-Ink.com Scholarship,have them come apply too. Just click the button to the right to tell them.Apply at

http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx
Deadline:

Colgate"Haz La U" Scholarship Program
The Colgate "Haz La U" Scholarship Program offers several $1000 scholarships and one $15,000 educational grant to young Hispanic high school seniors that plan to continue thier education after graduating from high school. For more information please visit:
www.colgate.com/hazlau.
Deadline:



JANUARY

The California Association of Educational Office Professionals is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in education or business administration. Please visit:

www.caeop.org.
Deadline:

USAF ROTC Scholarships
The United States Air Force is offering several full and partial ROTC scholarships to seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university.These scholarships include tuition, books, other school fees, and a stipend of$250 per month. For more info visit:
http://www.afrotc.com/
Deadline:

The Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship
This scholarship is offering one $10,000 scholarship to high school seniors who are planning on attending a four-year university after graduation. Students interested in this scholarship should have strong writing skills and must be active in their community. For more information please visit:
http://www.krosnoffscholarship.com/Scholarship.htm.
Deadline:

Gates Millennium Scholars Award
The Gates Millennium Scholars Award offers scholarships to minority students who plan to pursue degree in mathematics, education, engineering, science, or library science. For more information visit their web site at
www.gmsp.org.
Deadline:

Burger King Scholars Program
$1000, $5000 and $25,000 scholarships are now available to all eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees.
www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html
Deadline:

The Friends of the Arts Education Performing Arts Scholarships
The Friends of the Arts Education at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (FAE) are offering scholarships up to $12,000 to high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts on stage, as teachers, or in other performing arts careers. Detailed guidelines and application forms are available online at:
www.friendsofaecc.com
Deadline:

Dell's Scholarship
This scholarship program awards several scholarships on a yearly basis to students that plan to pursue a college degree after graduating from high school. For more information please visit
http://www.dellscholars.org.
Deadline:

Washington Crossing Foundation
This scholarship program offers scholarships to students planning to pursue career in government service. Please visit:
http://www.gwcf.org/.
Deadline:

C-SPAN's Student Cam
Time Warner Cable is proud to support StudentCam-C-SPAN's annual student documentary competition. Winners in both middle and high school categories will receive cash prizes. Entry forms and completed videos must be submitted ONLINE.Please visit:
http://www.studentcam.org.
Deadline:

William S. Davila Scholarship
This fund is offering scholarships of up to $2,500 to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Students (or parents of interested students) must also be working in the food industry in the Riverside County. Please visit:
http://www.davila.scholarshipamerica.org/guidelines.htm.
Deadline:

Palm Springs Art Museum
Will offer eight scholarship for high school seniors who show a passion, an interest and a commitment to the visual or performing arts or want to pursue a career in arts education. Must have a 3.0 or above gpa and have applied to a four-year or two-year institution. Pick up application on scholarship wall in counseling office, or call 760-322-4844.
Deadline:

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Scholarship Program
Scholarship awards are given based on a student’s demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Depending on strategic goals and community needs, participating local RMHC Chapters could specify additional selection criteria. Application available at
http://rmhc.org/assets/RMHC-Scholarship-PDFs/RMHScholars2010-2011.pdf
Deadline:

Wal-Mart Scholarship
Wal-Mart stores offers several scholarships options to students that plan to pursue a college degree after graduating from high school. Please visit:
www.walmartfoundation.org.
Deadline:

The Union Plus Education Foundation
For more than 10 years, the Union Plus Scholarship program has supported working families pursuing post-secondary education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. Please visit:
http://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/scholarships.
Deadline:

California Association of Collectors
Our scholarship is based upon a single 1-page application and a 700 to 1000 word essay on; "The importance of establishing and maintaining good credits during your college years" for up to $2500 in scholarship money. To download the complete scholarship rules and application please visit:
www.cacesf.org.
Deadline: January 16, 2012

FEBRUARY

Dr. Carreon Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are involved in the community, are of Mexican ancestry, and demonstrate leadership skills and financial need. Scholarships range $1,250 to $5,000. Students must show a commitment to bettering their communities like the organization's founder, Dr.Carreon. On-line application only. To apply please visit:

https://carreonfoundation.cvscholars.com/
Deadline:

Gear Up Academic Affairs Scholarship
You must be admitted to, enroll at, and attend CSU San Bernardino. You must also submit a FAFSA by March 1st. Submit a scholarship application athttp://finaid.csusb.edu
Deadline:

Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) Scholarship
The ALFSS Program will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to seniors that intend to attend CSUSB in the fall. Please visit:
http://alfss.csusb.edu.
Deadline:

The Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program
This program is offering scholarships to high school students whose parents or grandparents are employed in the beverage industry. For applications and more information visit their website at:
www.christermon.com.
Deadline:

California Environmental Health Association: Citrus Chapter
This scholarship is designed to encourage students to investigate and pursue a career in environmental health. Applicants must write and submit a paper answering the question: "In your own words, describe why you think it is important to provide food safety in restaurants." Winner will receive a $300 scholarship. Pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.
Deadline:

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Scholarship
AMDA will be accepting scholarship nominations for students who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in the Music/Drama fields. For more information please visit
www.amda.edu.

Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship Program
The DELTA THETA CHI Sorority Scholarship Program offers three scholarships totaling $7,400 to students that want to continue their education after high school. Please pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.For more information you can visit
www.deltathetachi.org
Deadline:

Riverside County Association of Educational Office Professionals
The Riverside County Association of Educational Office Professionals is offering scholarships to students that plan to pursue a career in business,especially in the educational field. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded.Please pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.
Deadline:

Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) Scholarship
The ALFSS Program will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to seniors that intend to attend CSUSB in the fall of 2011. For more information please visit:
http://alfss.csusb.edu.
Deadline:

Inland Empire Scholarship Fund Hispanic Student
The IESF will award scholarships to Hispanic students planning to attend a college or university. For applications and more information visit their website at:
http://www.iesfbecas.org
Deadline:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Program
This fund is designed to assist high school students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree. It is available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at a community college or four-year institution during the upcoming academic year. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500. For application information please visit:
http://www.hsf.net/default.aspx.
Deadline: Various. See website for each scholarship.

The USC Trojan Alumni Scholarship
Scholarships up to $3,000 per year are awarded to students that meet the criteria. Applications currently not available. When we review application, we will provide copies on the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.

California Environmental Health Association
CEHA is offering several scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enter a community college or four year university after high school graduation. For more information please visit:
http://www.ceha.org/awards.html.

National Organization for Women Scholarship Program
Two scholarship of $1,500 each will be awarded to qualified recipients of the Coachella Valley and surrounding area who have met or are about to meet the requirements for graduating from post secondary school, including GEDequivalency. For more information please visit and to access the application,visit
www.psnow.org.
Deadline:

The Barbara Wade Salm Memorial Scholarship
This program offers two $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded to qualified recipients in the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas who have met or are about to meet the requirements for graduation from secondary school, including G.E.D. equivalency. Applicants must be pursuing an academic degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please visit:
www.psnow.org.
Deadline:

The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need,and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside. For online application please visit:
www.kfcscholars.org.
Deadline:

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Program
USA Funds will award $1500 scholarships to students with economic need. For more information and on-line application, please visit:
http://www.usafunds.org/scholarship
Deadline:

"Oh, The Places You'll Go" Scholarship Program
Random House Children's Books is offering a one $5000 Scholarship to high school seniors that will be graduating high school in the spring of 2011. For more information please visit:
http://www.seussville.com/ohtheplaces/. If domain is blocked, please access off-campus.
Deadline:

The Best Buy Scholarship Program
Students in grades 9-12 living in the US are eligible to apply. Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience. To apply, visit:
http://www.at15.com/
Deadline:

Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship
Chicano Organizing & Research in Education sponsors this scholarship help undocumented students continue thier education. To apply, please visit:
http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe
Deadline:


MARCH

Museum Associates Council (MAC)

Must be a senior with at least a gpa of 2.0 and who is passionate and interested in the visual or performing arts, and wants to pursue a career in arts education. Apply on-line:

http/psam.cvscholars.com If you would like more information, you can contact MAC directly at 760-322-4844.
Deadline:March 9, 2012

The Navy League Palm Springs Council
Mustbe a high school senior who is a US citizen, attend a high school in the Coachella Valley, belong to a military affiliated service (Cadet Corp) or adependent of an active, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged member of the military service. To obtain information and an application for this scholarship, please contact bbower@dc.rr.co or call 760-564-9211.
Deadline:March 15, 2012

American Chemical Society
Apply for a college scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, a catalyst for African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students seeking to pursue undergraduate college degrees in chemical sciences and chemical technology. Application opens Nov. 1st. For more information please visit:
http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=1234&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1
Deadline:

Marriott Scholars Program
The Marriott Scholars Program offers students interested in hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food and beverage fields. Students need to plan to attend college after graduation from high school in any of these fields. Scholarship is up to $9,000 per year. Please visit:
http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.156/default.asp.
Deadline:

GRAND LODGE OF CA ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA
Academic Awards, Athletic Scholarship Awards or Italian Language Study Grants in Italy. For more information please visit:
http://www.sonsofitalyca.org/ACADEMIC%20STUDENT%20APPLIC%202011.pdf
Deadline:

The SAMMY Award Program
recognizes outstanding scholar students in grade 12 from high schools throughout the US. More than ten $7,500 scholarships will be given. Applicants for this scholarship can only apply at:
www.bodybymilk.com.
Deadline:

CSU San Bernardino Math and Science Scholars Program
CSUSB is offering several scholarships to students interested in the fields of mathematics, biology, computer science, computer engineering, chemistry,physics, and geology. Application not available yet; pending funding approval.For more information, please visit:
http://nsci.csusb.edu/students/massScholars.html

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is offering scholarships to students that plan to pursue a career in telecommunications and in other television-related disciplines. Please visit:
www.nataspsw.org
Deadline:

Bilingual Educators Succeeding Together Awards
The B.E.S.T. Awards will focus on the many advantages of being bilingual. The theme for this year’s writing contest is “Connecting Cultures, Reclaiming our Future”. Application not available yet. Once available, you can pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.

The Association of California School Administrators Region XIX
ACSA Region XIX will be offering three scholarships of $1,000 each. These scholarships are available to children and grandchildren of ACSA Region XIXmembers. Please visit:
http://www.rcoe.us/regionxix/tools.html.
Deadline:

The California Table Grape Workers Scholarship Program
is offering three$16,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who currently work or parents work for grape filed workers. In addition, students must plan to attend a four-year college or university in California. Applications not available yet. Once available, you can pick up application in the Counseling Office with Mr. Calderon can access application for download at
www.grapesfromcalifornia.com.
Deadline:

The White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program is a reflection of President Obama's commitment to provide young leaders an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, develop their leadership skills, and actively engage in public service. To apply you need: Two Essays, Three Letters of Recommendation,and a Resume. For more information or to apply visit
www.whitehouse.gov/internships
Deadline:

The Altura Credit Union Scholarship Program
Students who will be a graduate of a Riverside County school can apply for the General Scholarship. Please visit:
https://www.alturacu.com/education/altura-scholarship.
Deadline:

The Community Foundation Scholarship
The Community Foundation is offering several scholarships to students planning to attend college after graduating high school. Applications are available for download on:
http://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/home/index.html
Deadline:

Southern California Cable & Telecommunications Association
SCCTA and local cable television companies are offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Southern California who are planning to attend college or university after graduation. Applications can be obtained at:
www.sccta.org .
Deadline:

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students that plan to pursue a post secondary degree after graduating from high school. Please visit:
www.hispanicheritage.org.
Deadline: Various, see website.

“It’s Always Something” Essay Contest
The Gilda’s Club Desert Cities is sponsoring an essay contest open to ALL high school students who have been touched in any way by cancer. Application not available yet. Once available, you can pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall. For more information, please visit
http://www.gildasclubdesertcities.org/index.cfm

The Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California Scholarship Program offers highschool seniors of Portuguese descent scholarships to attend college after graduating from high school. Please visit:
www.cabrillocivicclubs.org.
Deadline:

Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program
Students that would like to be considered for this scholarship must be nominated by an adult over 21 years of age. The nominee needs to have contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months. Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review and selection of winners. Please visit:
www.kohlskids.com.
Deadline:

Time Warner Cable “Best MOM” Essay Contest
Time Warner Cable is offering three scholarships to students in grade level  4-12 to the best three “Best MOM” essays. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit
http://www.timewarnercable.com/MediaLibrary/4/3/Content%20Management/Documents/bestmomsentryform2009.pdf
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The Pathways to Success Scholarship Program invites Coachella Valley residents who plan to enroll full-time at any accredited college or university in the U.S. to apply for a one or two-year scholarship. These scholarships are open to current college students, or students who will go to college in 2012-2013 academic year. Pathways to Success scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and have been designed to help offset the increasing cost of going to college. Qualified applicants will be awarded up to$2000/yr to attend College of the Desert, and up to $5000/yr to attend any accredited 4-yr institution. AB540 students are encouraged to apply! Please visit :
https://pathways.cvscholars.com/
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Sun Pacific Scholarship
If you or a parent have worked for any of the Sun Pacific companies for at least the last two seasons, you may apply for this scholarship. They are awarding one$20,000 scholarship to those interested in earning a bachelor's degree. There will be a second scholarship for $3000 to a s student who will attend an accredited trade school or community college. Please pick up application in the counseling office with Mr. Calderon.
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The California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Program will award at least two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend a college or university after graduating from high school and whose parent(s) are or have been educators. Please pick up application in the Counseling Office with Mr. Calderon.
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Questbridge Summer Scholarship Program
Questbridge is offering 10 summer scholarships at Harvard University,Stanford University, The University of Norte Dame, and Yale University to low income JUNIORS. For the application please visit:
www.questbridge.org.

Riverside County’s Credit Union Scholarships
The Foundation of Riverside County’s Credit Union is offering several scholarships to high school seniors in the Riverside County area who plan to attend a college or university after graduating from high school. Application not available yet. Once available, you can pick up application in the Counseling Office.

Desert Mirage High School Booster Club
DMHS's Booster Club is offering 2 - $250 scholarships to one female student athlete and one male student athlete who plans on attending college. For more information, please see Mrs. Miranda in the Admin office or call 760-397-2255 x2228. Applications are available in the Counseling office or with Mrs. Sylvia Miranda in the Administration Bldg.
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The American Public Works Association Student Scholarship (APWA) will grant several $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a college degree incivil engineering, public administration, construction management, traffic engineering, or structural engineering. Students must submit an essay of not fewer than 100 and not greater than 250 words describing themselves and why they have chosen the public works arena for their career. Submit a copy of your transcripts and a copy of their application to or acceptance letter from a four-year college or university, which identifies their major. Scholarship submittal can be hand-delivered or mailed to James F.Owens, P.E.,Associate/Engineering Manager, Nolte Associates, Inc., 73-185 Highway 111,Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92260 prior to the deadline.
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,200 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Please visit:
http://jackierobinson.org/
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The CALCOT-Seitz Foundation Scholarship Program will offer $3,000 scholarships to students who plan to seek an agriculture degree at a four-year college or university. Please visit:
http://www.calcot.com/calcotseitz.asp?post=applications&flag=calcotseitz.
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The Riverside Sherriffs' Association Student Scholarship Program offers Two awards of $2,500 to graduates from a high school in Riverside County, and two awards of $2,500 to children of a member of Riverside Sheriffs' Association. Application material is available at:
www.rcdsa.org
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US Bank Internet Scholarship
This Internet Scholarship Program will award up to thirty $1,000s scholarships to high school seniors entering college next fall. For more information please visit:
http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm
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“Superpower" Scholarship 2011
A $5000 scholarship is being presented to the winner of an essay contest: “If you were granted a superpower for just one day, what would it be and how would you use it?Please visit:
www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
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The Buick Achievers Scholarship
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award up to $25,000 per year for 100 students and $2,000 per year for 1,000 students. Must be enrolling full-time as a first-time freshman at a 4-year college or university, Plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design, and have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries. The application is available fordownload and printing at
buickachievers.com/flier.
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The Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities Scholarship
is offering a one $750 scholarship to a graduating senior that plans to continue to college after graduating from high school. Application not available yet. Once available, you can pick up application in the Counseling Office.

The Hispanic College Fund Scholars Program includes multiple scholarship programs. Each program has different requirements and deadlines. Once you complete your applications, HCF will match you to the scholarship program which fits you best. For more information please visit:
http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications.

The California Association of Nurserymen                                                                          March 15, 2013

Endowment for Research and Scholarship

CANERS will award several scholarships, ranging from $100 to $5,000, to high school seniors who may want to attend a college or university after graduation and get a degree in Agriculture or a related field.  Please visit

http://www.cangc.org/_ccLib/attachments/pages/2013+HS+Application.pdf for more info.

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship Program                  Mar. 15, 2013

The Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship Program isoffering $400 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attendcollege after graduation.  Students needto be of Italian descent and catholic to be able to compete for thisscholarship.  Visit

http://www.icf.org/forms/1styearapp.pdf for a free application.

 

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Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
Part of The California Student Aid Commission, application are not available to download from the commission website:

http://www.csac.ca.gov/
Select "Financial AidPrograms, click on "Robert Honors Scholarship program."
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East Valley Republican Women Federated Scholarship
The criteria are to complete a one page essay which describes your future goals and aspirations and complete the application. Please visit:
http://www.republicanvoices.com/ for application, or stop by counseling office.
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American Fire Sprinkle Association
The AFSA Scholarship Contest is open to seniors in the United States who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school. The scholarship is not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staffor board members may not enter. Please visit:
http://www.afsascholarship.org.
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The National College Resources Foundation Scholarship
Win scholarship money by writing an essay, 500 words or less, an swering the question "Why is a College Education Important to Me?" All entriesshould be typed and double spaced and emaile to:
scholarship@thecollegeexpo.org. All entries must include:Name and Address (State, City, State, and Zip), Phone Number, and e-mail address. You must also include name of the college that you will attend inFall, and the name and phone number of your counselor. For more information, please see Mr. Calderon in the Counseling Office.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship
You must be an African American female who will be graduating from high school in June, 2011, plan to attend a 4-year university, have a non-weighted gpa of 3.0 and a SAT of no less than 1500 or ACT of no less than 30. Please see Mr. Calderon in the Counseling Office for an application.
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La Quinta Arts Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship Program
The La Quinta Arts Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship Program is open for students interested in the Visual and Fine Arts aspect of education. Please visit:
http://www.lqaf.com/lqaf-community/visual-arts-scholarship-application/
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Desert Hospitality Accountants' Association
If you are interested in a career in either Hospitality Accounting or Hospitality Technology, DHAA is offering scholarships of $500 to Coachella Valley area residents. For more information or to obtain an application, please visit:
http://www.dhaaonline.org/html/
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CA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Scholarships are allocated to eager and talented high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education in the restaurant, food service and hospitality industries. Please visit:
http://www.calrest.org/go/CRA/educational-foundation/scholarship-program/craef-scholarship-qualifications-and-procedure/
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Women in Mining Scholarship
Women in Mining is a nationwide orgarnization who is looking to give a $1000 scholarship to a candidate who possess a commitment to obtain an education leading to a degree through a course of study related to mining, geology, engineering or enviornmental studies. You must have a min of 3.0 GPA and be attending college next fall. Pick up an application in the Counseling office with Mr. Calderon.
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Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship Program
As an honorary society of women educators, Delta Kappa Gamma wishes to encourage outstanding graduating senior women to enter the field of education.Two grants will be awarded to applicants selected from our valley. Please pickup application in the Counseling Office with Mrs. Solorzano.
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UCLA Club of the Desert 2011 Freshman Scholarship
If you are accepted and are committed to attend UCLA's Fall 2011 Freshman class, please stop by the Counseling Department and pick up an application.
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Vladimer M. Tudor, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Tudor Ranch is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students whose parents work for Tudor Ranch. You must contact the Tudor Ranch office to verify parent's hours of employment, and to request a scholarship application packet (760)396-2134.
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The Holocaust Remembrance Project
is a national essay contest for high school students that is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Participation in this project encourages students to think responsibly, be aware of world conditions that undermine human dignity, and make decisions that promote the respect and value inherent in every person. Please visit:
http://holocaust.hklaw.com/2011/index.asp
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Ferando Award Foundation, Inc.
Scholarships for $1000, not GPA based but rather on the student's involvement in community services and volunteerism. For more information and to access the application, please visit:
http://fernandoawards.org/scholarships.html
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Inland Empire Four Wheelers Scholarship
The IE4W Scholarship Program will be offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending college. Either the students or their parents must hold a current membership in a 4 wheel drive club and/or Cal 4Wheel. Please visit:
www.ie4w.com/scholarship.html.
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The A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship Program
is offering scholarships to students interested in attending college. Students,or immediate family, need to have worked in agriculture in the states of Arizona or California. For more information please visit:
http://www.sunkist.com/about/scholarship_application.pdf#search='A.W.%20BODINESunkist%20Memorial%20Scholarship.
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The California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) provides scholarships to the children of vineyard employees. Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement and leadership and/or work history, and your determination to succeed. Pleasevisit:
www.cwggf.org.

The Military Officers Association of America is offering three $2,000 scholarships to children or grandchildren of active duty or retired personal.Please pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.

The National League of American Pen Women promotes development of professional women in the arts. They are awarding six $1000 scholarships to young women who are graduating seniors. Must have a 3.0 gpa and exhibit outstanding creative ability in Writing, Art, or Music and have produced unique work in one or more of these areas. Please pick up application in the Counseling Office Scholarship Wall.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services for active duty personnel of the United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. For application procedures and info please visit:
http://www.legion.org/scholarships.

“All About Education” $3K Scholarship Program
A $3000 scholarship is being presented to the winner of an essay contest: Tell us what you think about the following statement: The key to fixing our nation is ‘all about education…" Please visit:
www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
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TheDr. Alma S. Adama Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 annually for up to two cadidates to pursue undergraduate studies. Student who demonstrate a commitment to community service or used visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health message on behalf of a disadvantaged population. For more information and to fill-out an on-line application, visit:
www.americanlegacy.org/adams-scholarship.aspx
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Will to Win Scholarship
Scholarships of $5000 to two deserving high school seniors. Must have 3.5GPA and demonstrate outstanding performance in Visual Arts, Performing Arts,Community Service, Athletics, or Science. For more information and to access the application, please visit:
http://www.willtowinscholarship.com/
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MAY

Animation Career Review Scholarship
AnimationCareerReview.com'sinaugural "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. We are offering high school seniors in California the opportunity to win one oft three $1,000 scholarships. These will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If you are interested visit our website,

www.AnimationCareerReview.com, to find eligibility information along with the online application form.
Deadline:May 1, 2013


Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 15, 2012. For more information visit: http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/
Deadline:May 15, 2012


Sorophtimist Scholarship
This award is reserved for a graduating female high school senior who has been accepted at a college or university. You must have financial need, a creative and effective essay, community involvement, and 3 letters of recommendation.Please stop by Counseling Department for complete application.
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The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF)
is a not-for-profit, charitable-giving, and fund raising affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and offers scholarships and other resources to individuals that plan on pursuing a career in this field. Pleasevisit:
http://www.ahlef.org/content.aspx?id=19772.
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Chicks Who Click Scholarship
Are you a young woman between the ages of 17 and 20 who will be entering a community college? If so, you may qualify for the Chicks Who Click (CWC) scholarship! CWC believes in supporting young women in reaching their potential.We've created a privately funded scholarship to help one young woman pay for her community college education in pursuit of a career in media, journalism,creative arts, communications, or girls' & women's advocacy. Please send essay to Tara Swords at:
tara@taraswords.com.

Mexican American Golf Association Scholarship Program
The SCMAGA will be offering three $1,000 scholarships to students that plan to enter a post-secondary educational institution after graduating from highschool. Recipients must be related to a current member of SCMAGA. Please visit:
www.scmaga.org.
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Trendsetter Chapter of American Business Women's Association
This organization is offering three (3) $1000 scholarships to local students. You must be a citizen of the US and resident of cities in the Coachella Valley. You must have a min 2.5 GPA, be the first in your family to attend college, and you must be attending College of the Desert in the Fall. Those interested in this scholarship should send their name and email address along with a subject line reading "ABWA Scholarship" to Cookie Harvey:
cookieharvey@att.net.
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The Women’s Southern California Golf Association Foundation
has three scholarship opportunities available to graduating female students. These scholarships are renewable each year and the applicant does not have to be a member of her high school golf team, although at least a recreational interest in the sport is highly encouraged. For application please visit:
http://www.wscgafoundation.org/scholarships/index.htm or stop by the counseling office for an application.
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June
2031 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
This scholarship is open to current Junior students (not seniors) who plan to attend college in the 2012 Fall Semester. Citizenship or US permanent residency required. Must be of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent),and have a min GPA of 3.0. To apply or for more information, please visit

www.hispanicheritage.org or call 703-871-4842.
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“Do Over” $1K Scholarship 2011
A $1000 scholarship is being presented to the winner of an essay contest: “If you could give any celebrity or famous person a ‘do-over,’ who would you give it to and why?" Please visit:
www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
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Balanced Man Scholarship Program
The California Theta Chapter of Sigma Pi Epilson is offering 5 Balanced Man Scholarships up to $1,000 each to outstanding freshmen males entering the California State University, Sacramento next year. This scholarship is being offered to incoming male students to embody the principles of a Balanced Man.Aim is to recognize and reward men who strive to achieve both balance and all-around excellence. Please visit:
www.sigep.org.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists                                     Jun. 15, 2013

Application opens on January 1, 2013.  Visit http://nahj.org/scholarships/ forcurrent scholarships.

July
Mexican-American Dream Scholarship
Applications are now available for immigrant students or those who are of immigrant descent seeking equal opportunities to access higher education, have demonstrated a strong academic background, and are involved in their communities. See attached application for more eligibility critieria.Scholarships will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1000 to $3000. Pleasevisit:

http://www.cofem.org/events/event111310.html