South Pasadena High School


Please check the following links below for current scholarship information. You can also check Naviance for more scholarship information throughout the year.  


Scholarships Links    


Below you will find a general list of scholarship websites


Scholarships that may not inquire about Immigration Status or Require Social Security #


*MALDEF Scholarship Resource List



Nationwide Scholarships With Upcoming Deadlines (click on name of scholarship for more information)


The Gates Scholarship


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 


An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)
September 15, 2019
25 Great Scholarships for California Students Highlights a variety of college scholarships available to students residing in or planning to study in the state of California. Among these scholarships are general achievement-based programs, as well as specialty scholarships for LGBT students, children of farm workers, golf enthusiasts, and more. Varied



Regional Scholarships (click on name of scholarship for more information)





Other Scholarships



Artic PT Scholarship
One $500 Award
1. Student must be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attend school in the fall of 2019.
Please check the website for more information and application.
August 31, 2019
Golden Door Scholars
Amount Varies
Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall 2020 who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship, professional development opportunities, and summer internships. We currently support 293 students and have 67 graduates who are working or pursuing a Masters or PHD. The due date for applications is Monday, September 16th.
September 16, 2019
Download flyers below.
Most Valuable Student
The Elks National Foundation
Up to $12,000
*Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
*Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
*High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
*Applicants must be a citizen of the United States on the date of their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Please download the fly for more information.
November 5, 2019
Undocumented Student Scholarships
Amount Varies
Please look on the website to view the various undergraduate scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Scholarships available through December 2019 deadline.
December 31, 2019