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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Federal Student Aid Resources
  • DREAM ACT: The CA Dream Act Application is used to apply for state financial aid.  This is not an application for federal financial aid. Students who have a Social Security Number that was issued after completing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process must file the Dream Act application. These Social Security cards will say “Valid For Work Only With DHS Authorization.” Other students with Social Security numbers must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
  • CSS/Financial Aid Profile: By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges, universities, professional schools, and scholarship programs.  
  • Cal Grant Information
  • Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized loans
 
Notable Scholarships 
 
NAME DESCRIPTION DEADLINE WEBSITE
Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship The scholarship aims to reward low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. 10 scholarships for $10,000 to each winner November 14  https://goodtidings.org/scholarship/
Sixt Scholars Program The SIXT Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2019/2020. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year 2020/2021. November 30  https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/#/
 Dell Scholars While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way - particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check. December 1  https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. We provide these scholarships to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. December 6  https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/
 Burger King Scholars Program High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. Minimum 2.5 GPA December 15  https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/
AXA Achievement Scholarship The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. December 15  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Silicon Valley Power Scholarship A financial boost is available for incoming and current university and technical school students entering a field related to energy services, public power, and/or the power industry. Silicon Valley Power will award up to three College Scholarships of $5,000 each and up to five Technical School Grants of $2,000 each to Santa Clara residents, December 20  http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/svp-and-community/energy-education/scholarships
Travis Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting Scholarship The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges (including the impact of professional tax representation or lack of representation on the outcome). December 31 https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/
 
 
 

Additional Resources

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-Ethnicity
-Religion
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-Talents
-Skills
-Interests
-Traits that make you unique
-Family history
-Extra curricular activities
-Causes you participate in