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Weekly Scholarship Alert

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the scholarship application deadlines listed below may be outdated. Don’t let this discourage you, most of these scholarships are offered every year!! See Ms. Walker if you have questions about any of these or other scholarships that are available.

*A.R.E. 2010 Undocumented Student Scholarship
Applications Now Open!
Education is a Basic Human Right!

The Association of Raza Educators, A.R.E., believes that education is a human right and that all people, regardless of citizenship status, should have the right to an education. As educators, we often see some of the most deserving students denied that right because they are ineligible for financial aid.

 Through its fiscal sponsor, the Raza Education Fund, the Association of Raza Educators will provide undocumented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college. Each year A.R.E will award undocumented graduating seniors and continuing college students with a scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the amount raised and/or donated to the Raza Education Fund.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their commitment to fighting for social justice.

 Students are required to turn in an application, and demonstrate how they are actively involved in their community. Scholarship recipients are expected to further the goals of A.R.E.

Deadline: March 1, 2010

ARE Annual Scholarship Information and Applications:


Information on the Rights of Undocumented Students:


For more information please visit our website at www.razaeducators.org  or
contact Brenda Barragan at msbarragan22@aol.com

*First Financial’s Scholarship Program
First Financial Credit Union’s Scholarship Program has been established to recognize and assist graduating high school students. First Financial will award up to ten (10) $500 non-renewable scholarships to First Financial members who are 2009 high school graduating seniors and plan to attend any accredited college, university, community college, trade school, or technical school. In addition, applicants must have obtained (1) a 3.0 or better acuumulative GPA, and (2) a composite score of 20 on the ACT or a 1500 board score on the SAT. Apply now! Application is available at www.ffcu.org/scholarship/scholarship_program.php


Advocacy organization that improves the educational environment of all Chicano/Latino students.
Eligibility Criteria:
-Chicano/Latino descent
-Graduating 12
th grade student who will enroll in an accredited college in U.S. or Puerto Rico
 for 2009-2010
Required documents:
-General scholarship application
-Two letters of recommendation
-Statement of financial need
-Written response, 1000 word limit
-Official high school transcript
-Proof of acceptance/enrollment once scholarship is received
ADDRESS: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education
                  Attention:  Que Llueva Café
                                   P.O. Box 160144
                                   Sacramento, CA 95816
*“DINTY” Mohr Scholarship Applications
-High school senior
-U.S. Citizen
-3.0 GPA minimum
-will attend a 2 year or 4 year institution
-completion of the Beach Cities Masonic Center Scholarship Application Form

 -Nonresident tuition exemption
-Current of incoming Berkeley student
-child of immigrant parents
-ineligible for federal and state financial aid, and demonstrate financial need
-leadership, service, activism
-make every effort to be available for a personal interview
DUE by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2009
Cal Dream Scholarship Fund
C/o Liberty Hill Foundation
2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*Que Llueva Café
CORE (Chicano Organizing & Research in Education) is pleased to announce its first annual "Que Llueva Café" scholarship. Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students entering college this fall. The postmark deadline is April 10, 2009.
You can download the application at http://www.ca-core.org/services

*Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Offering ten $1,000 scholarships

Must be a South Bay resident
Must be graduating in 2009
Satisfactory grades
Must be planning to enter the healthcare field
Permanent resident or U.S. citizen

Deadline: April 15, 2009

Applications available at
                                   Send completed applications to:
                                   Scholarship Committee
                                   Torrance Memorial Medical Center Human Resources
                                   3330 Lomita Blvd.
                                   Torrance, CA 90505

*De La Rosa & Co. Investment Bankers
Twenty seniors will be awarded $2,000

Write an essay describing how you have seen the following statement put into practice at your school or in your community,
and how that has affected you and your friends and/or family.

*Hawthorne High School Math Department Scholarship
- Info TBA. Be on the lookout!

*Questbridge College Prep Scholarship Awards
- Juniors who have a strong academic record and an annual household income of less than $60,000 can apply for the Questbridge College Prep Scholarship. By applying, students can have access to the following opportunities:
*10 full scholarships to college summer programs at Harvard, Stanford, Notre Dame and Yale
*40 students will be paired with a counselor from the Questbridge staff who will provide personalized admissions and financial aid advice
*1,000 students will be invited to the Questbridge conferences at Stanford or Yale
*100 students will have their travel expenses and room and board covered by a Questbridge college partner
*100 students will be paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process. For more information, students can visit the website at

*14th Annual Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship Essay Program for High School Seniors -
Students must report on an in-country Vietnam veteran
Student must be a son, daughter, niece, nephew, grand child, or any student who has
been significantly influence by a veteran
Submit information about community involvement and volunteer activities
Submit a 500 word essay that includes a short biography of the Vietnam veteran
Topics must cover at one of the following:
                What the war meant to the veteran
                What the war meant to the veteran’s family
                How the Vietnam war relates to America’s history
                How current events have changed the student’s views about Vietnam Veterans
Entries must be received by May 1, 2009
Mail entries to:
VVA Ch. 53 Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 7000-185
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 539-5542
or e-mailed to

SAE Engineering Scholarships
-for students interested in the study of engineering and related sciences
Contact Engineering Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association
-fininacial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income)
-involvement in co-curricular and community activities
-minimum GPA of 2.0
AXA  Achievers
10 $25,000 national winners
42 $10,000 winners
-ambition and drive
-determination to set and reach goals
-respect for self, family and community
-ability to succeed in college

2009 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

First-place winner - $5,000
Five finalists- $500
For complete guidelines visit Profile in Courage Award at www.jfklibrary.org.
Deadline for submission-January 10, 2009
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Awards range from $1,000-$10,000
Over 4,000 scholarships awarded each year
Special scholarships opportunities available for community college students who are planning
to transfer to a four-year
Apply at WWW.HSF.NET
Gates Millennium Scholars
Open to students enrolling for the first time at a college or university for Fall 2009
3.3-4.0 GPA (unweighted)
Demonstrates leadership skills and financial need
1,000 awarded each year 
Apply at WWW.GMS.ORG

Elks National Foundation
2009 Most Valuable Studen
500 four-year awards ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 a year
Eligibility: high school senior
               U.S. citizen
Judging criteria: Scholarship
                        Financial need

*Nursing Program at University of District of Columbia - Free tuition, free books, a $250 per month stipend and guaranteed job placement as a nurse at Providence Hospital upon graduation from their 3-year program. The starting salary for that position is $40,000 a year. Contact Ms. Beshon Smith at (202) 266-5481 or email Bsmith@urbanalliance.org

*Dandole Alas a Tu Exito/Giving Flight to Your Success - Southwest Airlines with the Hispanic Alliance of Colleges & Universities provides roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate college students with socioeconomic need and who travel far away from home to pursue a higher education. To be eligible, you must apply online at http://www.hacu.net

*Creative writing competition celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month - This competition was held in May of 2007 but perhaps they will have another one in 2008? Students must write a poem (sonnet, rap, haiku, spoken word, etc) that commemorates the history, heritage and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. First place was $500 and ANY student (regardless of race) in grades 7-12 is eligible. Contact the Department of Cultural Affairs at elizabeth.morin@lacity.org to see if this competition will be held again!

'Call Me MISTER' program - Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to Universities/colleges for 4 years FREE. The 'Call Me MISTER' program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African-American male teachers, particularly among South Carolina's lowest performing public schools. The program serves socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. The program is a collaboration between Clemson University and nine other colleges in South Carolina, four of which are historically black; Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and South Carolina State, University , Greenville Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, and Trident Technical College. The project provides tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges, an academic support system to help assure their success, and a cohort system for social and cultural support. Visit www.callmemister.clemson.edu for details and an online application or call (800) 640-2657.

Save Me a Spot in College-100 students will share more than $100,000 of scholarship money
$100,000 in scholarship awards
For grades 6th through 12th
Students can submit an essay with 400 words or less
Or a poster or create a T.V. ad
For complete rules and submission guidelines, visit
 or call 1(800) 459-9586
Due by March 15th

Sandpipers-covers educational expenses which are not covered by financial aid
-Minimum GPA of 3.0
-demonstrate finanicial need
-community service
-live in the South Bay Communities of Southern California
-be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen

LTA Scholarships
Scholarship applications are now available for LTA.  The Lennox Teachers Association offers two $1,000
scholarships for students who graduated from Lennox Middle School.
LMS graduate and are living within the Lennox School District boundaries
Must be in good standing and will be enrolled in a college/university by Fall of 2009
Academic and leadership achievements
*Application deadline is March 13th
 Award recipients will be notified in May 2009

We need our staff to help us find eligible candidates for the Milken Scholars program.  Nominees must demonstrate:
    If you are interested, please let one of your teachers know.

    Nara Bank Scholarship Foundation
    Awards scholarships to underserved high school graduates that demonstrate academic excellence and strong leadership.
    Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    High school graduate for currnet school year
    Family income must not exceed $60,650
    Will be attending junior college or a university by Fall 2009 or Spring 2010
    3.3 GPA or higher
    Must be a resident of a community served by Nara Bank
    Must attend Nara Bank’s 2-hour financial literacy skills course

    Please refer to the College Scholarship Bulletin or see Ms. Walker regarding the following scholarships with upcoming deadlines:

    Trenza Scholarship (for Latina Senior)
    Due February 26, 2009

    Ronald McDonald Scholarship
    Academic achievement and community service
    All students should apply regardless of race, but specific scholarships exist for African American,
    Asians, Hispanics and other White Non-Hispanic
    Due February 16th

    United States Institute of Peace
    Essay submission
    Due February 16hth

    Discover Card Scholarships
    2.75 GPA
    Leadership and service
    Due January 31st

    Twins Scholarship
    Due February 2nd

    UCLA Alumni Scholarship
    For UCLA bound students
    Due February 18th

    William S. Davila Scholarship Fund
    For students whose parents work in the food industry
    Due January 20th

    Ayn Rand Institue
    Essay submission based on the novel “The Fountainhead”
    Due April 25, 2009

    Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarship use to minority students and it is being returned because of a low number of students enrolling into colleges due to various reasons (mainly economic, but also lack of support, etc) No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship. Take the initiative to get yourself involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. (If clicking on the link doesn't work, then typ e in the Web site address manually.)
    2) Student Inventors Scholarships
    http://www.invent.org/collegiate http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
    3) Student Video Scholarships
    4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
    5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
    6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
    7) Brand Essay Competition
    8) Gates Millennium Scholarshi ps (major)
    9) Xerox Scholarships for Students
    10) Sports Scholarships and Internships
    11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
    12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
    13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
    14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)
    15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
    16) Microsoft Scholarship Program
    17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
    http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_sc holarship _search.jsp 0A
    18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits
    19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
    20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
    21) Guaranteed Scholarships
    22) BOEING scholarships (soma e HBCU connects)
    23) Easley National Scholarship Program
    24) Maryland Artists Scholarships
    26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida )
    27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships
    28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minorit y Students
    29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help
    30) College Board Scholarship Search
    31) Burger King Scholarship Program
    32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition
    33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
    34) CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database
    35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
    36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
    http://www.blackexcel.org/ 25scholarships.htm
    37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help
    38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
    http://www.efg.net/ /link_scholarship.htm
    39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)
    40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students
    41) Scholarships and Fellowships
    42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
    43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
    44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
    45) INROADS internships
    http://www.inroads.org/ 46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind "A Scholarships http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
    47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
    http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp 48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
    49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
    51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund
    http://www.roothbertfund.com/ "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." - Anonymous