South Pasadena High School


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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

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The Place 2.0 (Young People's Place)
$5,000 to an SPHS Senior
The Place 2.0 (Young People’s Place), a non-profit dedicated to supporting underserved youth in South Pasadena is pleased to announce a Scholarship in the amount of $5000 to a deserving Senior to assist with funding for college or vocational school.
Eligibility Criteria :
Student applicants must fall under one or more of the following categories
- Low-income family (on meal plan)
- BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person Of Color)
- First generation to access higher education
- History of educational or physical disability
- Special education
- History of mental illness (self or close family member)
Application Requirements :
- 500 word essay “Why do you feel college/vocational school is hard to attain for you?”
- Submit essay by May 1st, 2021
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Low-income students must show proof of meal plan
- Provide transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well
Scholarship applications will be reviewed by Natasha Prime, Director and Nicholas Taylor, President of the Board of The Place 2.0 (Young People’s Place Tax ID 36-4733564)
May 1, 2021
Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County cordially invites the Class of 2022 to apply for $1 Billion in scholarships! The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021 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 2021. All local participants are eligible for scholarships from participating universities, just by participating in the program

Interested young women can fill out the application on our website:
March 5, 2021
Professional Business Women of California
The Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) Scholarship is still accepting applications and is open to graduating seniors from South Pasadena Senior High School, CA.

This scholarship is open to female California high school seniors, who will be enrolling in an undergraduate academic program at an accredited college or university within the United States.

Amount: up to $15,000 each
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Note: Funds will be sent directly to an accredited college or university where the awardees are enrolled in an undergraduate academic program.
January 31, 2021



Bank of Hope has announced that the Hope Scholarship Foundation application period is

now open for the 2021-2022 academic year. As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education, Hope Scholarship Foundation is funding $150,000 in scholarships to select college-

bound high school students graduating in the current year. Hope Scholarship will be awarded to a

total of 60 students in the amount of $2,500 each.

As an affiliated organization, the Hope Scholarship Foundation seeks to provide educational resources to bright future leaders in support of Bank of Hope’s mission statement to foster growth in its communities as Bankers, Experts and Neighbors.


“As one of the leading Asian American Banks, Bank of Hope takes great pride in supporting education in the communities where it operates and has distributed $2.15 million in scholarships to date through the Hope Scholarship Foundation for the past 20 years,” said Kevin Kim, Chairman & CEO of Bank of Hope. “Through this opportunity, we hope that the Hope Scholars can be a ‘small but great hope’ for our students to advance their future despite various difficult conditions caused by COVID-19 this year.”


For eligibility requirements please visit our website.


February 28, 2021

We hope that you will encourage your students to enter this year's We the Students essay contest in which we challenge them to tell us what they think the relationship is between these two principles. 

To truly explore the question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, students will need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express their understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles.  This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." What does it take to understand them?  To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important?

The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. More details including rules and regulations can be found on our website.

April 15, 2021
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Asian and Pacific Islander High school seniors and college students are highly encouraged to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 14, 2021! Below are application resources, and link to application:

·      Scholarship Application Guide (to prepare): Click HERE

·      Scholarship Brochure and flyer (to share out): Click HERE for brochure and HERE for the flyer


We have awarded scholarships to students attending Northern Marianas College, Guam Community College, University Of Guam, College Of Micronesia-FSM, American Samoa, University of Hawaii system, and colleges and universities from all over the continental U.S. Please encourage APIA students to apply!


Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. 

The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.

To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

  1. Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or,
  2. Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”

First year scholarships in the amount of $400 will be awarded to approximately 200 applicants. First year scholarship winners are eligible for second, third, and fourth year awards of $500, $600, and $1,000 respectively.

Applications will be judged and evaluated on:

  • Scholastic Achievement – TOTAL CUMULATIVE GPA (3½ years) and CLASS RANK
  • Financial Need
  • Leadership Role
  • Extracurricular Activities and Charitable Efforts
  • Family Membership/Activities in the I.C.F. (if applicable)


Application deadline: March 15, 2021
(For Juniors, Class of 2022)

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

Alert: the application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage applicants to begin the application early so that they have plenty of time. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful.


January 20, 2021
Heisman High School Scholarship


The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance, a leading provider of personal automobile insurance and other related products, today announced a new partnership between the two organizations to recognize high school student-athletes throughout the country for their academic and athletic achievements as well as their community service. As part of the partnership, Acceptance Insurance will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Heisman High School Scholarship program. To learn more, read the full press release.
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The 2020 application is now open
James B. Duke Scholarship at Davidson College
We’re excited to announce that Davidson has partnered with the Duke Endowment to offer a new Application Scholarship for students applying for admission to the Davidson Class of 2025.

The James B. Duke Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class.

The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend.  Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.
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NROTC Scholarship

This online application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. You are able to start the application and save your progress as you complete each section. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to streamline the process of applying for a scholarship.

Download an Application Information Checklist PDF

Applicants must enter five Navy ROTC affiliated colleges or universities in their scholarship application. If selected, we will try to place your scholarship at your first choice school, but due to limits on the number of scholarships that may be placed at each NROTC school, your scholarship may be placed at your second through fifth choice school. The scholarship offer is for a specific school and may not be used at any other NROTC school without prior approval. You must apply to, be accepted at, and enroll in your assigned school in order to utilize the scholarship. Applying to more than just your first choice school will increase the chances for acceptance and enrollment and will therefore increase the opportunities to use a scholarship if selected.

Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he or she intends to major. All academic programs fall into three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.

Scholarships will be awarded to a NROTC school in conjunction with the academic major and tier the applicant specified on their application. If offered the scholarship, the student is expected to attend the school where their scholarship is placed. If you no longer desire or are not admitted to the school where your scholarship is placed, you may request a change of placement to move your scholarship to another school. If that school has room for another scholarship, we will move your scholarship to that school. If not, you may request to be placed on that school’s wait-list and we will try to move your scholarship there if room becomes available. Requests are processed and approved by the NROTC Placement Office. The student must be mindful if they choose a cross-town school that there may be cross-town commuting costs and class timing issues which will need to be resolved. The school you are enrolled in must support the academic major or equivalent for which the scholarship was awarded. Also, the student must have applied for admission to and been accepted at any school they wish to utilize the scholarship.