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Scholarships 2019-2020

Deadline Name & Link Information and Requirements
10/25/19 Horatio Alger Association Scholarships The Horatio Alger California Scholarship Program provides scholarships to deserving, low income students. Multiple scholarships are available. Must have household earnings less than $55,000, GPA minimum of 2.0, a commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree and a US citizen.
10/31/19 Coca-Cola Scholars Program An achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
10/31/19 Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31

11/5/19 Elks National Foundation Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. In April the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
3/15/20 MVAC Mission Viejo Activities Committee - To qualify high school seniors need to attend a CUSD school and have volunteered at least 150 hours; 25 hours need to be in Mission Viejo. MVAC may award up to 5 $1,000 scholarships. 
8/14/20 Injury Scholarship $1,000 scholarship for college-bound students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives, pursue higher education, and achieve career success. A successful essay should be a minimum of 500 words and clearly answer the prompt. 
Opens in October Foot Locker Scholars $20,000 to 20 Student Athletes. 
Opens in October Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) Applicants must be Latino/a and lived in Orange County for the last 3 years, be enrolling at a 4 year university, be a first generation college student and have a family income limit of $60,000. Must complete FAFSA or Dream Act. 

Opens in December

Cox Scholars

High school seniors in Southern California who live in a Cox service area (Confirm eligibility before applying). Must plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year university within the U.S. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0. Active involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, or work experience, demonstrated financial need and must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. The average amount of award: $1,000-$5,000.