Scholarships

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CDF Beat the Odds Scholarship Program

 

The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds® program offers scholarship opportunities for young people who face tremendous adversity, demonstrate academic excellence and give back to their communities. It provides financial, academic and personal support needed to succeed in college and beyond – including up to $10,000 in scholarship money, mentoring, internship referrals, leadership development and career guidance.

 

Applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017. For more information, click here.

 

Scholarship for students with learning disabilities

 

The Pine Cone Foundation awards multi-year scholarships to financially-disadvantaged California students with documented learning disabilities who aspire to attend a community college. Up to five students seeking associate, bachelor, technical and vocational degrees will be selected in 2017. The scholarship grant offers a year-round support program that can total up to $5,500 over a three-year period.

 

The application deadline is May 1, 2017. For more information, click here.

 

Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

 

The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative funds research to produce practical knowledge that can improve student safety through partnerships among researchers, educators and other stakeholders, such as law enforcement and mental health professionals.

 

Applications are due on March 24, 2017. For more information, click here.

 
Stay In School Scholarship Program 
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 2017. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Applications can be submitted until February 17, 2017.
 
 

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes:

Whether you're on your way to college or already there, there are two big things you probably need: money and information.

With Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS®sweepstakes, you have a chance to get both. If you're a high school or college student and you sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo, you'll be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS®sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000.1

See the full Official Rules for details. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/sweepstakes/

 
Top Ten List Scholarship:

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."

Click HERE to get more information and start the application.
 
Edison Scholars Program:
The Edison Scholars Program rewards public and private high school seniors who show potential for a successful college career and have financial need. The program supports these eligible majors with renewable scholarships at four-year colleges. The scholarship is part of Edison’s longstanding tradition of investing in the future by making the dream of a college education a reality for deserving students.
 
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
 
 
Scholarship Opportunities:
Sixt rent-a-car's annual nationwide scholarship will be awarding 5 students with $5,000 toward their study at any 2 to 4 year accredited university.
 
To learn more about the scholarship, please visit https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
 
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
 
The Posse Foundation
Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams--Posses--of 10 students.
 
FastWEB
Information to locate and apply for college scholarships, internships, loan and savings opportunities, and to successfully transition from high school to college and from college to career.
 
MALDEF
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
 
MeritAid
A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.
 
NextStepU
NextStepU.com is a personalized resource for students, parents and counselors to find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a two-year or four-year college or university and developing essential life skills.
 
Chegg
Chegg is a completely free scholarship search engine used by over 4 million students nationwide. With over a billion dollars in scholarships with personalized matches available for students in high school, college, grad school & beyond.
 
Alliance Scholarship Newsletter
Please see the attachment below to review a collection of scholarships compiled by Alliance College Ready Schools.