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The Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship

-To be eligible, students must fill out a 2 part online application.

   -first 1,000 applicants receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card.

-The student can also be referred by a teacher.

10/02/2017 by 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time


Daughters of the American Revolution National Society Scholarships

-GPA Minimum: 3.0+ (varies)

-All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.

-DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.

-If applying for more than one scholarship, student must submit separate application packets.

The application requires 1,000 word essay and two letters of recommendation. Mail only.

Application Opens Aug. 1


Ronald McDonald House Charities

To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:
Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two or four year college, university or

vocational/technical school.

Must be a legal U.S. resident.

Must be less than 21 years of age.

Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.

Apply online at :

Application Opens in Fall

Tuition and fees

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

-Submit a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2

-California resident or have AB 540 status

-Demonstrate total family income below $80,000 and financial need, as determined for federal need-based aid programs

-Be in your first four years as a UC undergraduate (first two for transfer students)

-Meet other campus basic requirements for UC grant aid (for example, be enrolled at least half-time during the academic year, meet campus academic progress standards, not be in default on student loans, etc.)

Application Opens October 1


College Jump Start   

        1.     -High School 10th-12th grader, college student or non traditional student;

        2.     -U.S. Citizen or legal resident;

        3.     -Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational/trade school in the U.S



Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs


-Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

-Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

-Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

-US citizen

The Horatio Alger Scholarship application will open on August 1 and close on October 25.  The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is a common application meaning that you apply once and you will be considered for the range of scholarship programs offered by the Association. In order to be considered, your application and all required materials must be uploaded to your online application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25.
To be considered for the Horatio Alger Trott Scholarship, applicants must complete the Horatio Alger Scholarship application by September 25. Your application and all required materials must be uploaded to your online application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25.

10/25/17 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Up to $5,000

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

-In grades 5-12

-Legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.

-Has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application

-Submits a completed application to MRS. PHAM IN GUIDANCE  by October 28.


Various Samsung technology prizes

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Answer three short-answer questions on the website and Samsung will put our school in the running for grand prizes.  This contest focuses on STEM (science, engineering and math) ingenuity and creativity.



Coca-Cola Scholars Programs


-U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;

Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;

-Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

-Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

-Applicants may not be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.


Various awards

Disneyland Resort Dreamers and Doers 2017

Every high school in Orange County will have the opportunity to select one to two of their school’s Dreamers & Doers applicants, who will receive two Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets. From this group, 60 “Shining Stars” will be selected to receive a $1,000 grant for their school and be invited to attend a celebration luncheon where additional surprises will be announced, and six top-ranking students will be designated as “Luminaries” who receive a Disneyland Resort weekend prize package to enjoy with their families. Disneyland Resort also will host a symposium for all “Shining Stars,” providing an opportunity to discuss issues that affect students and create solutions they can implement in their schools and communities. Turn in Application to Mr. Ocean.

  • Be a resident of Orange County, California
  • Currently attend an Orange County public, private or charter high school
  • Must be in good academic and character standing, as verified by the school
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline
  • Students can only be nominated once during their high school career



Ron Brown Scholar Program

-Must be Black/African American.

-Must excel academically.

-Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

-Must participate in community service activities.

-Demonstrate financial need.

-Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.



Up to $40,000/year

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


-Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

- SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above

-Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.


Up to $30,000 in tuition and mandatory fees

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.  Must be a U.S. citizen, eligible to be granted security clearance, minimum SAT score of 1600 or ACT of 25, 3.0 gpa. 



Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (MVSS) award. 

 As a reminder, students are competing for 500 four-year awards nationally. The breakdown is as follows:

2 - $50,000 awards ($12,500 per year)

2 - $40,000 awards ($10,000 per year)

2 - $30,000 awards (7,500 per year)

14 - $20,000 awards ($7,000 per year)

480 - $4,000 awards ($1,000 per year)

All students must apply online and through our organization. On top of these nationally awards, we, as the local organization (Garden Grove Elks Lodge) give away cash scholarships in the amounts of 2 - $1,000; 2 - $500; and 2 - $250 in one time monies as we have done for years.



The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship


Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship must be:

-United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

-Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall 2018. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

-Ambitious and motivated, as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities.

-Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.

Employees, financial professionals or immediate family members of employees, or financial professionals of the AXA Group, Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply.



Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Must be of Hispanic Heritage

Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students

Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year

U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

Complete FAFSA or Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)


Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students

All majors -Emphasis on STEM majors

Apply online at

Opens Jan. 1

$10,000 - $40,000

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.



Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.