South Pasadena High School

Scholarships

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

 

http://www.fastweb.com

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

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

http://www.collegexpress.com

 

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)

 

NAME DESCRIPTION DUE DATE
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)

  


NAME DESCRIPTION DUE DATE

 

 

Other Scholarships

 

 


 
 
NAME DESCRIPTION DUE DATE/INSTRUCTIONS
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Program
 
Amount varies
 
Applicants must be an incoming or current college student of any ethnic background.  Students must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall.  Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated (please check on website).
 
 
February 26, 2019 unless otherwise noted
 
 Italian Catholic Federation
 
$400
 
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.
 
 March 15, 2019
 
www.icf.org
 
The Oneonta Club Foundation
 
$10,000
 
The application process is simple:
Interested students should compose a letter to the Foundation, outlining the reasons they deserve to be considered for this award. The letter may be up to three
pages in length. No supporting documentation or materials are required or will be accepted.
 
March 15, 2019
 
Please download the flyer for more information.
The National CCAA Scholarship
 
Eight $1,000 Awards
 
The National CCAA Scholarship is awarded to eight college-going high school seniors from various geographic regions attending one of our member institutions in Fall 2019. The National CCAA Scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 award. The application is brief and will take students a few minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is March 15 and award recipients will be selected in mid to late March. 
 
Pleasel login to the website for an application.
 
March 15, 2019
 
1st District Commemorative Scholarship (PTSA)
$750
 
Eligibility:
Students who have overcome adversities or hardships, held a job, or managed extra home responsibilities.
March 15, 2019
 
Please see below under 1st District Commemorative link to download an application or go to: http://pta1.org/lacoe-juvenile-court-education-programs/
Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship
 
Six $2,500 Awards
 
Students must:
1. Be planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 school year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape or interior design.
2. Be 18 or older and a U.S. resident.
 
March 15, 2019
 
 John Wright Memorial Scholarship
 
One $5,000 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Student must be an entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States.
2. Student must be planning on pursuing a career in the commercial arboriculture industry.
 
March 15, 2019
 
Susan Foster Award for Community Involvement Scholarship
Rotary Club of South Pasadena
 
One $2,000 Award
 
This 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.
 
March 23, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
 
 
Karen Kincel Creative Writing Scholarship
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
 
 
Amount Varies
 
This scholarship is open to seniors who with an interest in creative writing. The applicant must be planning to attend a community college, 4-year college or university, trade or vocational school to pursue either training in a trade or Bachelor's Degree.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Albert Adams Music Scholarship
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
 
 
Amount Varies
 
This scholarship is open to seniors who plan to pursue a higher education in the field of music.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Keith D. ("Gus") Gustafson Memorial Scholarship 
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
Amount Varies
 
The Scholarship recognizes a SPHS senior who aspires to participate in collegiate athletics. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the student’s financial need, scholastic record, school extra-curricular activities, community services and activities and work experience. Only graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship. 
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Maggie Veir Art Scholarship 
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
Amount Varies
 
This fund provides scholarships to seniors who plan to pursue higher education in the field of visual arts. The applicant must be planning to attend a community college, 4-year college or university, nursing, trade or vocational school to pursue either training in a trade or a Bachelor’s
Degree.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.

March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Mary Ida Phair Memorial Scholarship
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
Amount Varies
 
The scholarship is offered to graduating seniors who are planning to attend a community or 4 year university, nursing, trade or vocational school to pursue either a training in a trade or a Bachelor's degree.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center or the Student Services Office or you may download an application.  Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office. 
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Eugene Clark Science Scholarship
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association
 
Amount Varies
 
The Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors who are planning to attend a community college, 4-year college or university, nursing, trade or vocational school to pursue either training in a trade or a Bachelor’s Degree. Only graduating seniors may apply for this scholarship.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
South Pasadena High School Alumni Association Scholarship
 
Amount Varies
 
Applicants must plan to attend a community college, 4 year college or university, nursing, trade or vocational school to pursue either training in a trade or a bachelor's degree.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling center, Student Services Office or you may download an application. Completed application must be returned to Mrs. Barela in the Student Services Office.
 
March 27, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
Foothill Credit Union 2019 College Bound Scholarship
 
Three $2,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
Any Foothill Credit Union Money$mart or MoneyBound member who is either entering their freshman or sophomore year of college may apply for this scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.25 with their last or current educational institution attended. Each applicant must have a Foothill Credit Union Money$mart or MoneyBound account in his/her name. If you are not a member, you may open an account and become eligible to apply. If selected a winner, you must be a member for at least three months before receiving the award. Applicants who are not members for at least three months must wait until this period has ended to be awarded. Applicants who have a full scholarship are not eligible for this award. Foothill Credit Union employees, Board and Committee members and their families are also not eligible to receive this award.
 
March 29, 2019
 
Please check below for the College Bound Scholarship pdf
You Deserve It Scholarship
 
One $1,000 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. You must be a resident of any of the United States, District of Columbia or U.S. Territories.
2. You must be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.
 
March 29, 2019
 
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship 
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and DC.
2. Students must be 13 years or older at the time of entry.
 
March 30, 2019
 
Paul S. Mills Scholarship
 
Twenty $1,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Be a full or part-time student enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate college or university program.
2. Be pursuing a course of study in a financial service field.
 
March 30, 2019
 
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central
 
Amount Varies
 
Eligibility:
-Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university
or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive,
heavy duty, or collision repair school
-Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time
students at any of the above
-No GPA requirement
-Please go onto the website to apply online
 
March 31, 2019
 
Toptal Scholarships for Women
 
Five $10,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must identify as women, age 16 and older.
2. Students must be interested in becoming a leader amongst your peers.
 
March 31, 2019
 
SP High School Scholarships 
 
Ten $10,000 Awards
 
Students must:
1. Be at least 13 years or older and enrolled or will be enrolled in a college or university in the U.S..
2. Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
 
March 31, 2019
 
Plumbersstock Scholarship
Three $2,000 Awards
 
Students must:
1. Be a high school senior.
2. Be planning on going to a school within the United States.
March 31, 2019
 
VIP Scholarships
 
One $5,000 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a United States citizen and currently be enrolled in college or high school.
2. Students must be at least 13 years of age or older.
 
March 31, 2019
 
Boule Foundation Scholarship
 
Five $4,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
2. Be graduating from high school in the spring of 2019 and entering college as a full-time freshmen in the fall of 2019 and be of African-American descent.
 
March 31, 2019
 
Kezian Science Scholarship
 
One $1,200 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Be at least 18 years of age.
2. Be attend college or university in the fall of 2019.
 
March 31, 2019
 
Enterprise Scholarship
 
One $1,000 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S..
2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
 
March 31, 2019
 
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
 
Forty Two $4,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a women between the ages of 16-19.
2. Students must show active commitment to volunteerism.
3. Students must have experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
 
April 1, 2019
 
AFSA High School Scholarships
 
Ten $2,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a high school senior planning to enroll for classes.
2. Students must enroll in classes no later than Fall 2019.
 
April 1, 2019
 
Protect Yellow Light Scholarship
 
Ten $5,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Be currently in high school or college.
2. Be attending a college or university in the fall of 2019.
 
April 1, 2019
 
Intel ISEF Scholarship Awards
 
600 Awards--totaling $75,000
 
Eligibility:
1. Be in grades 9-12 or equivalent; and
2. Not have reached age 20 on or before May 1 preceding the Intel ISEF.
 
April 1, 2019
 
Scholarship for Minority Students
Amount Varies
 
Please go onto the website to see if you qualify for these scholarships.
Deadline and amount varies for these scholarships. 
 
Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation
 
Ten Awards ($1,000 each)
 
PLEASE EXPLAIN IN AN ATTACHED LETTER: Your future plans, as you pursue your education; including your field of study, expected school of attendance, values, career objectives and why receiving this scholarship is important to you. (min. 150 words)
Submit your complete application to:
Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS
Attn: Scholarship Dept.
1070 East Green St., Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91106
 
April 8, 2019
 
For more information and application, please download the flier below under 2019 PFARCF Scholarship
Karl Hwang Scholarship
 
South Pasadena Chinese American Club
 
One $2,500 Award
 
Students must submit and have:
1. Transcript
2. Leadership involvement in school and community activities in the past three years. List positions held, work involved, years of service, awards and honors.
3. Personal statement. In a short essay, introduce yourself and tell us what you would like us to know about you, such as a talent, experience, and goal. 


 
 
April 8, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
 
National Dairy Shrine Scholarships
 
Forty Two $3,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Be a high school senior planning to enter a four year college or university with intent to major in the Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis.
 
April 15, 2019
 
Len Assante Scholarship Fund
 
Ten Awards-$5,000 
 
Eligibility:
1. Be a high school senior planning to enroll for classes in the fall of 2019.
2. Be enrolled in a program that is groundwater industry-related, such as hydrogeology, water resource management, water well construction and supply, geology, etc...
 
April 15, 2019
 
Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship
 
Ten Awards-$10,000
 
Eligibility:
1. Have a 2.5 or higher G.P.A. and be a high school senior or college student.
2. Plan on taking courses related to Culinary Arts, Baking/Pastry or Hospitality.
 
April 15, 2019
 
Car Brain Scholarship 
 
One $1,000 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be currently enrolled in the last year of high school.
2. Students must be attending a college or university on a full time basis for the 2019 school year. 
 
April 19, 2019
 
Wagner Family Scholarship 2019
Rotary Club of South Pasadena
One $1,000 Award
 
Primary criteria are community service and interest in fine arts particularly in drawing and painting. Children of members of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena are not eligible.
April 23, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application
South Pasadena Police Officer's Association (S.P.P.O.A.)
 
Amount Varies
 
Application is open to seniors and awards monetary scholarships to qualifying and deserving students of character who demonstrate a sincere desire further their education. Eligibility requirements and the S.P.P.O.A. Scholarship Applications are available at Student Services.
 
April 26, 2019
 
Applications are available at Student Services
The Daniel Carlos Herrera Memorial 2019 Scholarship
 
$500
 
Eligibility:
1. High School graduate who is pursuing a career in education or community service with a focus on serving an ethnically diverse society
2. Student who is bilingual in Spanish/English, or has a Native American Tribal Affiliation
3. Resilient student who in their earlier school career had academic or personal obstacles to overcome
4. Student who is, or has been, involved in outside community work or service
 
April 29, 2019
 
Please see below for an application under 2019 Herrera Memorial Scholarship
AMVETS National Scholarships
 
Twelve Awards-$4,000
 
Eligibility:
1. Be a deserving high school senior or high school JROTC student.
2. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the fall of 2019.
 
April 30, 2019
 
Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship
 
Twenty Five Awards-$5,000
 
Eligibility:
1. Be currently attending a high school, college or university.
2. Be studying for gaming related career or passionate about finding ways to promote gamification.
 
April 30, 2019
 
PEO Chapter AX
Up to $3,000
 
Female seniors only.
 
Email for an application.  Applications are being accepted from March 1, 2019 through May 1, 2019.
May 1, 2019
 
Paradigm Challenge Scholarship
 
One Hundred Awards-$100,000
 
Eligibility:
1. Be 18 years or younger.
2. Demonstrate a solution to real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration.
 
May 1, 2019
 
Vecinos de South Pasadena 2019 Scholarship
 
Two $500 Awards
 
Scholarship criteria:
1. Be a graduating high school senior for 2019
2. Attend South Pasadena High School or be a South Pasadena resident
3. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
4. Be accepted as a full-time undergraduate college student in fall 2019. This includes students attending any accredited postsecondary institution.
5. Submit official high school transcripts.
6. Submit an application.
7. Submit a 1,000 word (max), double spaced essay addressing the one, or more of following:
❏ What insights have you gained through your experiences in the Latino community that help define your identity and your aspirations?
❏ Describe your contributions or engagement with the Latino community.
❏ How do you imagine engaging with the Latino community as you enter adulthood and beyond?
 
May 6, 2019 
 
Completed applications must be turned into the Counseling Office by Monday, May 6, 2019 at 3:10 pm.
 
You can download an application below.
 
Student Identimap Scholarship 
 
Ten $1,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a high school junior or senior in the 2018-2019 school year.
2. Students must submit a 200 to 250 word essay or a brief 30 second video.
 
May 15, 2019
 
Hana Uno Shepard Memorial Scholarship
 
Japanese American Citizens League, Greater Los Angeles Chapter
 
One $1,000 Award
 
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.
You can download an application here. Completed application must be mailed to:
Layne Sakamoto
GLA Scholarship Committee
c/o Louise Sakamoto
834 W. 148th Place
Gardena, CA 90247
 
May 15, 2019
 
Please see below to download an application.
 
Kids' Chance California Scholarship
 
Amount Varies from $1,000-$10,000 Per Year
 
Eligibility:
1. You’re between 16–25 years old.
2. Your parent/legal guardian was killed on the job or had a serious injury that has significantly reduced
your family’s financial income. For example, your parent has been unable to return to work for a long
time or returned to work and the new job pays a lot less.*
3. You’re enrolled, accepted or applying as a full or part‐time student at a university, college, or
vocational school. The school does not have to be in California.
4. You can show a financial need based on the Federal Expected Family Contribution—FAFSA criteria:
https://fafsa.ed.gov.
5. Student applicants and/or parent are not required to be a legal resident of CA or live in CA.
*The injury would likely not qualify as serious if your parent did not lose any time from work, they were off work
for a short period of time, or they returned to their previous job and pay without significant financial impact to
your family.
 
May 15, 2019
 
 
You may download the application below.
LM Scholarship 
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September 2019.
2. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.
 
May 31, 2019
 
 
Scholarships for Student Caregivers
Amount Varies
 
There are multiple scholarships with various deadlines.  Please visit the website for more information.
Varies with each scholarship
 
Got a Spine Scholarship
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Be attending college or university no later than October 2019.
2. Have achieved a G.P.A. of 2.5 pr greater during their last academic year.
 
June 2, 2019
 
Women Forward in Technology Scholarship
 
Fifteen $3,000 Awards
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a woman who is planning a career in one of he STEM fields.
2. Students must be attending at a U.S. accredited university.
 
June 15, 2019
 
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. no later than the Fall of 2019.
2. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
 
June 15, 2019
 
Lift Parts Express
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Students must be a current senior in high school and a legal resident of the United States or Canada.
2. Students must be enrolled or expected to be enrolled in college by the Fall of 2019.
 
June 30, 2019
 
 
10 Words or Less Scholarship
 
One $500 Award
 
Eligibility:
1. Be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending college in the fall of 2019.
 
June 30, 2019