South Pasadena High School

Scholarships

General Scholarship Links: 

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

https://www.automotivescholarships.com/more_scholarships.cfm

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.bestvalueschools.com/scholarships-in/california/

http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

http://www.collegexpress.com

https://www.lifeprepacademy.org/scholarships/

https://studentscholarships.org/2019scholarships.php#sthash.s4lFeR2v.dpbs

 

Scholarships that may not inquire about Immigration Status or require Social Security Number: MALDEF Scholarship Resource List

 

Scholarships available to students residing in or planning to study in the state of California: 25 Great Scholarships for California Students

NROTC - Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps - Video: https://youtu.be/cX9XTGl2tsg

National Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

National Scholarship Application Process

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Open Scholarships: (click on name of scholarship for more information)

 


REGIONAL/LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

NAME
DESCRIPTION
DUE DATE
Rotary Club - Wagner Family Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship for a SPHS graduating senior continuing with college next year.
Primary criteria are community service and interest in fine arts particularly drawing and painting. Children of members of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena are ineligible.
May 15, 2020
Application below
Rotary Club - Susan Foster Memorial Award
A $2,000 scholarship for a SPHS graduating senior continuing with college next year. Primary criteria is community service. Involvement in the Interact Club is helpful but not required. Having participated in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or TLC (Teen Leadership Camp) is also helpful. Children of members of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena are ineligible. Susan was both the first female member and president of The Rotary Club of South Pasadena. An Australian by birth, she adopted her new country and industry (insurance) with energy and good cheer.
May 15, 2020
Application below
Ellin Lieberman Scholarship
If you are a senior girl with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a household income of less than $100,000/year, please consider applying for the Ellin Lieberman Scholarship. To apply you need to give Ms Gill a paragraph written description of your commitment to civic leadership and community service and a one-page type-written essay addressing:  “How I hope to change the world.” Due: Tue., May 12th by midnight to Ms Gill at dgill@spusd.net  
 
May 12th by midnight.
More information below
PEO Chapter AX Scholarship
PEO International is a national philanthropic organization that promotes education for women.  Visit www.peointernational.org   for more information.
 
Open to female seniors of SPHS.
Award is up to $3,000
 
 
Email peoscholarship@gmail.com for details on how to apply.
Deadline is May 22, 2020
TASP Scholarship
 
Career Plans in the Field of Education
 
Please write about your background and your future plans and goals. What do you feel
you have to offer the teaching profession? Include any past awards you may have
received, accomplishments, and experiences that may relate to your chosen profession.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Due to Ms Gill at dgill@spusd.net
by 4:00pm on Thursday, May 7th
~application below~
AJ Wang Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating high school senior with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification, and/or meet transfer requirements. 
 
Each recipient will receive $2,000 each year, up to three years, with $1,000 granted for each semester. 
 
Submit all of the following:
  1. the official application form (see below)
  2. a letter of application indicating the college of his/her choice, student background, academic achievement, intended educational and career goal(s), and financial need
  3. a resume
  4. the latest transcript including grades from grades 9-11 and the first semester of high school senior year with the final transcript submitted along with college fall registration as full time student no later than August 15 of the year of application
Deadline to apply is June 1, 2020
access application below
 
 
A non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. We believe we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals.
 
We are thrilled to announce that Kids’ Chance of California is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the academic year 2020. For students attending college in the fall 2020, our application deadline is May 15, 2020.
 
For detailed information on eligibility and what the scholarship covers click here.
 
Students may apply online at apply.kidschanceca.org.

 

May 15, 2020
 
James Fosselman Scholarship - for students who plan to attend PCC.
 
Blake and Joseph Wu UCLA Fund- for students who will attend UCLA.

 

SPHS Seniors who plan to attend Pasadena City College (PCC) or the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) are encouraged to apply. 

 

Complete the South Pasadena Alumni Scholarship Application at the bottom of this page and submit by email to scholarships-sphsaa@sphsaa.org on or before Friday, April 24, 2020.

Friday April 24, 2020

The GFWC Woman’s Club of South Pasadena

The scholarship is for high school seniors who reside in of the City of South Pasadena and who plan to continue their study or pursue a career beyond the high school level of education. This year the scholarships are open to all students of South Pasadena. We encourage you to apply.  Application available at the bottom of this page and must be emailed to SPHS counselor, Nan Ng, at nng@spusd.net by Friday, May 8, 2020.

 

Friday, May 8, 2020
Vecinos de South Pasadena Scholarship

Vecinos will proudly award $6,000 in scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000 depending on number of deserving applicants and financial need.  Students attending community college are encouraged to apply.   Awards will be presented at Senior Awards Night, May 29th, 7 p.m. in the SPHS auditorium, if COVID19 restrictions are lifted, otherwise alternative arrangements will be made. 

In addition to the application, an optional letter of recommendation is welcomed, but not necessary (only one letter will be will be accepted).

Visit website for Scholarship criteria and application. 

The application and letter of recommendation (if submitting) are due via email by Friday, May 8th 11:59 p.m. 

Once you’re ready complete the application found HERE

Deadline May 8th 11:59 p.m.
 
South Pasadena Alumni Association Scholarships
 
  • Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Mary Ida Phair Memorial Scholarship
  • Maggie Veir Art Scholarship
  • Keith D. "Gus" Gustafson Memorial Scholarship
  • Karen Kincel Creative Writing Scholarship
  • Eugene Clark Science Scholarship
  • Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Albert Adams Music Scholarship
 
DEADLINE EXTENSION - Friday, April 10th
Applications at bottom of page 
Scholarship applications will be accepted by email to scholarships-sphsaa@sphsaa.org 
 
South Pasadena Police Officer's Association
South Pasadena Police Officer's Association Scholarship Program Open to all SPHS seniors and awards monetary scholarships to qualifying and deserving students of character who demonstrate a sincere desire to further their education. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout high school Complete application package  Completed application packages must be mailed to the address listed on the application and postmarked no later than April 24, 2020, or dropped off at Student Services. 
Due by April 24, 2020
Application at bottom of page
Applications must be postmarked or dropped off at Student Services
SPHS PTSA Distinguished Service Scholarship
SPHS PTSA Distinguished Service Scholarship Award is $500 - This award is for seniors with outstanding service and involvement with their community and school. Please send completed applications to gracewupt@hotmail.com 
Applications are due by May 1, 2020
application at bottom of page
 
First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship
First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship Award is $750 - This is a good opportunity for students who have overcome adversities or hardships, held a job, or managed extra home responsibilities. 
Please send completed applications with copy of membership card to gracewupt@hotmail.com 
New Deadline - April 15, 2020
application and supplemental
at bottom of page.
South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) Scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to graduating seniors from the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC).  Three $3,000 scholarships, named in memory of SPCC Co-Founder Dr. Karl J. Hwang, are available to seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall.   Information and applications are  available from  the SPCC website: www.spcc-web.org.   All applications must be submitted to the SPCC website by April 4, 2020.    
April 4, 2020
 

We annually award financial scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or trade school, existing college students, and teachers through our Jack C. Mathews College Scholarship Competition. For 40 years, Jack worked for the City of Los Angeles and also volunteered 34 years on the LAFCU Board of Directors. After retiring from the Board in 2011, the LAFCU Scholarship was re-named in his honor. Jack passed away in 2013.

Students

You are eligible to apply if you are a high school senior or college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA who has verification of attending a college, university or trade school in the Fall. Scholarship winners are selected based on their academic transcript, extracurricular activities, community service, and essay.

April 30, 2020
visit website or access application at bottom of page (LAFCU)
 
Pasadena-Foothill Assoc. of Realtors
PFARCF
 
 
PFARCF will be selecting 10 public high school senior candidates for a $1000.00 scholarship. 
** See application at bottom of page - 2020 PFARCF Scholarship **
 
Please note that the letters of recommendation and high school transcripts are to be emailed to Ruth McNevin at mcnevinr@aol.com. They should be emailed by the counselors to insure we have complete packages for review by April 21, 2020.  
 
Revised due date - April 20, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
 
Kiwanis Club - Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial
The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to one South Pasadena High School senior graduating in June 2020 and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics. The scholarship is for tuition at an accredited college, trade school, or post-secondary school. The recipient of the Kenneth Yamanaka Memorial Scholarship will be selected on the responses given in this application, and, if applicable, an interview with the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena Scholarship Committee.
May 9th
Scholarship application at bottom of page
** digital copies of all supporting documents and digital signatures are acceptable. No need submit originals and ink signatures.  Unofficial transcripts will also be acceptable. **
Kiwanis Club - S. Paul Ward Key Club
The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena will be awarding a $1,500 academic scholarship to one South Pasadena High School senior graduating in June 2020 who is a current member of the South Pasadena High School Key Club. The scholarship is for tuition at an accredited college, trade school, or post-secondary school. The recipient of the S. Paul Ward Key Club Scholarship will be selected on the responses given in this application, and, if applicable, an interview with the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena Scholarship Committee.
May 9th 
Scholarship application at bottom of page
** digital copies of all supporting documents and digital signatures are acceptable. No need submit originals and ink signatures.  Unofficial transcripts will also be acceptable. **
Kiwanis Club - John Deniston Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to one South Pasadena High School senior graduating in June 2020 and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics. The scholarship is for tuition at an accredited college, trade school, or post-secondary school. The recipient of the Kiwanis Club/John Deniston Scholarship will be selected on the responses given in this application, and, if applicable, an interview with the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena Scholarship Committee.
May 9th
Scholarship Application at bottom of page
** digital copies of all supporting documents and digital signatures are acceptable. No need submit originals and ink signatures.  Unofficial transcripts will also be acceptable. **
 
National Scholarships
 

The Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e) www.aaaesc.org is committed to the empowerment of design professionals in personal growth, professional excellence, business development, and leadership in our communities. The Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation (AAa/e Foundation) was created in 2004 as a branch of the AAa/e to better support the efforts of the AAa/e in seeking additional means of fundraising for scholarships. The AAa/e Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students and other individuals in the profession of architecture, engineering or construction.

The purpose of the scholarships, grants, and awards is to provide encouragement and financial support for undergraduate students excelling in their studies in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).

$5,000 scholarship


DUE DATE:

Friday May 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM

If you have any questions, email apply@aaae.ngo

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.
April 15, 2020
to support aspiring students studying in fields related to Business or STEAM
Nextiva is a business communications company dedicated to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on a truly unified platform.

They are offering a scholarship to high school junior or senior students.  In order to participate, student applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicant must be a high school junior or senior
Applicant must plan to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program.
Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Must be located in the United States.
Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $1000. The deadline of the application is May 1, 2020. You can find all the details about this scholarship program here: https://www.nextiva.com/scholarship/
 
May 1, 2020
Hana Uno Shepard Memorial Scholarship
Japanese American Citizens League
This scholarship may be applied to any college, university, community college, fine arts, or technical school.
Applicants must be a senior, residing in Los Angeles County or Orange County, member of a single-parent family and of Japanese descent.
Completed application must be mailed to: Layne Sakamoto
GLA Scholarship Committee
c/o Louise Sakamoto
834 W. 148th Place
Gardena, CA 90247
May 15, 2020
Application at bottom of page
Jack and Jill of America
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Pasadena Chapter is pleased to announce that it is now accepting
applications for the 2020 Julia Scotton Jack and Jill Scholarship Awards. The scholarships are
available for African American seniors attending a high school in the San Gabriel Valley. Funds will
be awarded to students in amounts up to $2,000. Scholarships are intended to be used for tuition,
room and board, books and other fees for students attending, beginning in the fall of 2020, at an
accredited two-year or four-year trade school, college or university, in the U.S. Selection will be
based on, among other things, academic achievements, community service work and school
involvement.
Eligibility
Selection will be based on the following:
- Academic Achievement, including a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
- 15 community-service hours served in 2018-2019
- Essay
- Participation in extracurricular activities
- Completion of application
- In-person interview
*Jack and Jill members are not eligible to apply.

 

April 8, 2020
Application at bottom of page
for first-year college students

As the world grows more complex and demanding, it becomes more apparent that education is critical to solving the problems of both our nation and the world. Capital Auto Auction wants to help provide more individuals with the opportunity to get a solid education and make a difference. To show our support, we are announcing the 2020 Capital Auto Auction Annual College Scholarship — supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees.

STEM Students According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. These related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study.

Capital Auto Auction will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up.

Qualifications To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university.

Deadline The deadline to apply for the 2020 Capital Auto Auction Annual College Scholarship is August 15, 2020. Winners will be announced August 30, 2020.
 The Oneonta Club
The Oneonta Club Foundation is offering THREE $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS to college-bound June graduates of South Pasadena High School in May 2020.  For more information, pick up a flyer in the counseling office or the main office.  Good luck
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The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Amount: $500 – $1,000

 

May 31, 2020
For the Class of 2021
Juniors opt in to the College Board program. There are many ready-to-use resources for implementation and outreach! 
Build Your College List—100 students can earn a chance at $500 for building a college list with six or more colleges on our college planning site, BigFuture™. This scholarship is open until July 2020.
Apply now
For the Class of 2021
Juniors opt in to the College Board program. There are many ready-to-use resources for implementation and outreach! 
Practice for the SAT®—150 students can earn a chance at $1,000 for practicing for six hours on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Students can earn an entry for each additional hour of practice up to a total of 20 hours. This scholarship is open until October 2020.
Apply now
For the Class of 2020
College Board
Complete Your Journey—25 students can earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship when they’ve earned entries for and completed all six action steps in the program
Apply now
For the Class of 2020
College Board
Apply to Colleges—500 students can earn a chance at $1,000 for applying to two or more colleges. Students can earn an additional entry for each additional college that they apply to up to a total of six colleges
Apply now
For the Class of 2020
College Board
Complete the FAFSA®—100 students can earn a chance at $1,000 for completing the FAFSA. Students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA can still earn a chance at the scholarship by going to their My Action Plan page.

 

Apply now

The Dream.US offers two scholarship opportunities for students. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.

·         The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.

·         The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.

For more information, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/.


CLOSED for 2020
At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. For this year's We the Students Essay Contest, we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.

For this essay, we are asking students to not only share their comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps they will choose to include mention of a time when they, themselves, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did they go about it? We encourage them to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what they write.
 
 
Scholarship is open to seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and above and are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent, or live where branches are established to qualify.. Applicants parents or grandparents must be a member of the Italian Catholic Federation.
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Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County cordially invites the Class of 2021 to apply for $1 Billion in scholarships!
Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. It positively impacts the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes reaching your full potential, includes Life Skills Workshops (co-sponsored locally by Deloitte) and makes available over $1 Billion in scholarships every year. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.
 
The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2021 will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, February 7, 2020 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in cash scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2020. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the program
CLOSED for 2020
The new CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships program is awarding $5M in #scholarships to the class of 2020. There is no GPA or family income requirement. Students simply get rewarded for the work they're already doing to apply for college. cb.org/opportunity
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NROTC Scholarship - Marine Option BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• U.S. Citizen
• 17 years of age by Sept. 1st of the year starting college and less than 23 years
of age on June 30th of that year
• Physically qualified by Marine Corps standards
• No moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious
bearing of arms, and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United
States against all enemies, foreign and domestic
• No criminal record of military or civilian offenses
• Achieve qualifying scores on the SAT (1000) or ACT (22)
• Apply for and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or program
Visist nrotc.navy.mil to apply or 
 
LA CLIPPERS

The LA Clippers are pleased to offer an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Six $4,000 Stay In School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college beginning in the fall of 2019. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Below are your 2018-19 Stay in School Scholarship recipients.

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Kinecta Credit Union is giving away SCHOLARSHIPS. APPLY for a $2,000 scholarship today

You’re eligible if you are:

  • Age 24 or younger
  • A high school senior applying for, or already accepted as, a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • OR a full-time student attending and continuing at an accredited college or university.

CLOSED for 2020

 

 

 
Lockheed Martin

What? Lockheed Martin offers a scholarship program that will award $10,000 scholarships – renewable each year – to 200 students.

When? Students may apply now through March 12, 2020.

Where? Apply online.

Who? The scholarship program is open to students enrolling in an accredited four-year college or university to study engineering or computer science who can demonstrate financial need.

Questions? Visit the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship website.

 
CLOSED for 2020