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Scholarships

Scholarships are an excellent source of funds to help pay for college.  There are thousands of scholarships out there for everything and anything imaginable (I have seen scholarships for left handed people, twins, etc). 

It's just a matter of having the time and patience to look for scholarships that apply to you and having the commitment to complete scholarship applications (which can be very tedious and time consuming).  But the end result is well worth the effort, when you find yourself with thousands of dollars in free money!!!

Here are a few of the scholarships that have come across my desk this year.  I have divided them according to application deadline, meaning that if it is under January, then the deadline to apply for that scholarship is in January. 

**This list is not a complete scholarship listing!!**


You should also check out these scholarship search engines which have a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities:

 

 Download more scholarships: 2013-2014 Paying for College Student Resource Guide

October

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation - awards range from $10,000-$20,000.  Students must be a high school senior; must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident; must have a minumum 3.0 GPA by the end of junior year.  www.coca-colascholars.org

November

Sullivan Leadership Award - for students planning to attend Seattle University.  Students must demonstrate service, leadership and academic achievement.  Awards full tuition, room and meals for 4 years of undergraduate study.  www.seattleu.edu/sullivan

Hispanic Heritage Foundation - awards $1000-$10,000.  Students must write a 500 word essay on the following:  How do you think education can impact the Heritage of Hispanic generations to come?  www.colgate.com/hazlau
 

December

Boston University Trustee Scholarship -  awards four year full tuition to Boston University.  For graduating seniors who plan to attend Boston University Fall 2011.  Must be nominated by high school principal.  www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee

Navy ROTC Scholarship - awards up to $180,000.  Must be a U.S. citizen, high school graduate, physically qualified by Navy standards, apply for or gain admission to NROTC Colleges.  www.navy.com/benefits/education/nrotc.eligibility

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship - awards between $4,000-$16,000.  For any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen.  www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm

"Top Ten List" Scholarship - awards $1000.  For all U.S. students age 13 or older.  Must respond to the following question - "Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."  www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

CSU Fresno Presidential Scholarship - awards full in-state tuition and fees, full room and board and laptop stipend.  Must have a minimum 3.6 grade point average, score of 1800 on SAT and be in the top 10% of the graduating class. http://honors.csufresno.edu

"Make the U" Scholarship Program - awards $2500 - $15,000.  For students of Hispanic descent.  Must submit essays addressing the following questions:  "How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals?" "How do you contribute to your community? What have you learned from your experiences?" "Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced and how you have overcome it."  www.colgate.com/hazlau

January

Filene Music Scholarship - for students interested in pursuing music at Skidmore College.  Awards a $40,000 scholarship (over 4 years). www.skidmore.edu

Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years Scholarship. Due January 15, 2013 Download the application Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years

William S. Davila Scholarship Fund - award ranges from $1,000 - $2,500; for students working in the food industry or sons and daughters of parents working in the food industry (does not include fast food or regular restaurant employment). www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/davila
 

Ron Brown Scholar Program - for Black or African American current high school seniors; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. www.ronbrown.org
 

United Friends of the Children College Sponsorship - awards a $15,000 college sponsorship.  Student must be a LA County foster or probation youth with a 2.8 minimum grade point average enrolling in a 4 year college in Fall 2009. For more information contact Lizeth Hernandez at (213) 580-1857 or lizeth@unitedfriends.org.

Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship - awards a full tuition four year scholarship.  For students planning to attend the University of Miami.  Must have a minimum SAT Reasoning score of 1250 (math/reading only) or score of 28 on the ACT and a B+ average.  www.miami.edu/hammond

Park Scholar Awards - awards full cost of attendance for 4 years.  For students planning to attend Ithaca College in New York and planning on majoring in Communications in the Roy H. Park School of Communication.  www.ithaca.edu/parkscholars

Gates Millennium Scholarship - awards full tuition for undergraduate - postdoctoral education.  To be eligible, applicants must be:  African American, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; a U.S. citizen  or legal permanent resident; have a minimum 3.3 unweighted grade point average; meet Federal Pell Grant Eligibility.  www.gmsp.org

CSU Long Beach President's Scholars Program - awards full tuition and student fees.  For high school valedictorians or National Merit Scholars.  You must submit the CSU application by November 30 in addition to the scholarship application.  www.csulb.edu/presidents_scholars/student_application
 

University of Michigan Geisinger Scholarship - awards $20,000.  For students who plan to attend University of Michigan College of Engineering program.  www.engin.umich.edu/students/scholarships/New_Students.html

Maria Cecilia Rosa Memorial Foundation Scholarship - For students in Southern California who plan to attend 4 year college, trade school or approved academy.  Based on student's academics and merit.  www.mcrmf.org

Milken Scholars Program - awards up to $10,000.  For graduating seniors with a minimum 3.6 (unweighted) grade point average; minimum SAT I of 1850 or ACT of 28.  Must demonstrate active community service, leadership and financial need.  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.  www.mff.org/scholars

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship - awards ranges from $2,500 - $1,500.   Open to all California high school seniors. Must write an essay addressing the topic - "Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years."  www.cacesf.org
 

Princeton Prize in Race Relations - awards up to $1000 and a trip to Princeton University to take part in their Princeton Prize Symposium on Race in Spring 2011.  For high school students (grade 9-12) involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community.  www.princeton.edu/princetonprize

Beat the Odds Scholarship - awards $1.000- &10,000.  For high school JUNIORS.  Must be nominated by a teacher, counselor, coach, etc.  Must reside in Los Angeles County, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and demonstrate limited income/family support, academic achievement and potential for college success.  www.cdfca.org

February

Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds Scholarship - awards up to $10,000 for sophomores who are working hard to overcome tremendous obstacles in their personal lives, demonstrate academic achievement, and give back to their community. http://www.cdfca.org/programs-campaigns/beat-the-odds/2014-beat-the-odds.docx

California State PTA Scholarship - awards $500.  For graduating seniors who are members of their schools PTA/PTSA.  Must be a California resident.  www.capta.org

Burger King Scholars Program - awards $1000 (one time only).  For graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA; work part time (15 hours a week); demonstrate community service, financial need.  Must be a U.S. citizen and planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college.  www.haveityourwayfoundation.org
 

KFC Colonel's Scholars - students must earn a minimum 2.75 grade point average; enroll in a public university within their state of residence; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and demonstrate financial need. http://www.kfcscholars.org/
 

Mahatma Rice/Univision Radio Scholarship Program -  award is $2000.  Open to all graduating seniors who reside or attend school in the Los Angeles or Orange County area. www.mahatmarice.com/scholarship 
 

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program - awards $1000.  Open to all 2011 graduating seniors. Must be a high school senior planning to enroll (or already enrolled) full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university and is a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm
 

Best Buy Scholarship - awards $1500.  For students in grades 9-12 with solid grades, community service or work experience.  www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com
 

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships - awards $1500.  For students who are planning to enroll in a four year university for Fall 2010 and are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.  50% of scholarships will target ethnic minorities and disabled students. www.usafunds.org/scholarship
 

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarships - awards $1500.  Open to all graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  www.taisf.org

LA Clippers Stay in School Scholarship - awards $2500.  For graduating seniors based on academic achievement, extra curricular activities, recommendation letter, and student essay.  Students must plan to enroll in a 4 year college in Fall 2011. www.clippers.com
 

National Co-op Scholarship - awards $6000.  For students planning to attend one of the following universities:  Drexel, Johnson and Wales, Kettering, Pace, Rochester Institute of Technology, Univ of Cincinatti, Univ of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.   www.co-op.edu
 

Nara Bank Scholarship - awards $2000.  Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; graduate high school in 2010; must meet family income guidelines; minimum GPA of 3.3.  Winner must also attend a 2 hour financial literacy skills course.  www.narabank.com
 

Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholarship - awards up to $20,000.  For a student of Hispanic descent who attends high school in Los Angeles; must have a minimum 2.75 grade point average; be in good academic standing at the high school; applied to a four year college or university and pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) major.  www.alliancescholars.org
 

St. Edward's University Scholarships - awards $60,000-full tuition.  For students planning to attend St. Edward's University.  Must be ranked in the top 15% of your graduating class and score at least 1300 on SAT Reasoning or 29 on the ACT.  www.gotostedwards.com/scholarships.xml

 

Guardian "Girls Going Places" Entrepreneurship Award - awards $1000-$10,000.  For For young women  who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship.  Must submit a personal statement describing yourself as a young female entrepreneur.  www.girlsgoingplaces.com

USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund Scholarship - for students planning to attend USC in Fall 2011.  Must have high financial need (usually defined as having a need greater than or equal to the cost of tuition by the USC Financial Aid Office).  Must demonstrate community awareness.  www.usc.edu/ntsaf

Pearls of Zeta Scholarship - awards $500.  Must be a graduating senior attending a high school in Los Angeles County with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.  Student must submit two letters of recommendation and an essay on the following topic:  "Explain what you are doing today to make a difference throughout your community, and how this motivated you to seek higher education."  Application must be received by February 1 (no postmarks). 
 

March

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarship - eligible for high school seniors and college freshman who can show evidence of  activities or work relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resoluation. www.grandmothersforpeace.org

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship - eligible students must be Roman Catholic and of Italian descent with a GPA of at least 3.2 and live in the Roman Catholic Dioceses of CA, NV, IL, AZ.  www.icf.org
 

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship - student must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent; a U.S. citizen or pernament resident; earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average; demonstrate financial need; pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting. www.alpfa.org
 

Hilton Family Diversity Scholarship Program - student must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average; demonstrate financial need; permanent resident of a Southern California county. https://scholarships.hispanicfund.org
 

SCCTA Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship - for graduating seniors with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career within the Cable and Telecommunications field (inluding Business Management, Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, etc). www.sccta.org

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship - awards range from $1000 - $2000.  For African American high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 grade point average showing evidence of worthy character, promise and leadership qualities.  www.dstla.org
 

Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association Scholarship - awards $1000.  For graduating seniors who are enrolled for Fall 2010  in a college or business school offering a course of study in the legal field.  www.lsi.org

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program - awards $50 - $5000.  For students ages 6-18 with demonstrated volunteer efforts that have made a positive impact on others and has occurred in the last 12 months.  www.kohlskids.com

SAMMY Award Program - awards $7500.  For 12th grade scholar athletes with demonstrated academic excellence, athletic excellence, leadership and community service.  www.bodybymilk.com

AEOE College Scholarship - awards $2500.  Open to all LAUSD graduating seniors with a "B" or better average and demostrated financial need.  www.aeoe-lausd.org

JVS Scholarship Fund - Open to Jewish students who are permanent or legal residents of Los Angeles County, a U.S. citizen with a 2.7 minimum grade point average. Must demonstrate financial need.  www.jvsla.org
 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - awards up to $7500.  For minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend a 4 year college.  Must be a U.S. citizen.  www.jackierobinson.org
 

LAUSD Beyond the Bell/Rotary Club of Los Angeles College Scholarship - awards $2000.  For graduating seniors with an unweighted 3.0 grade point average or better.  Extra consideration given to first generation college-bound students and students who perform community service.  www.rotaryclubofla.com
 

LAUSD Beyond the Bell/Rotary Club of Los Angeles Career Technical Education Scholarship - awards $1000.  For graduating seniors with an unweighted 2.2 grade point avearge and involved in the Career Technical Education programs at LAUSD.  www.rotaryclubofla.com
 

US Bank Scholarship - awards $1000.  For graduating seniors planning to enroll in a 4 year college or university that participates in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program.  www.usbank.com/studentloans

Alliance of Asian/Pacific Administrators Scholarship - awards $2000.  For graduating seniors of Asian/Pacific Island descent.  Must be an LAUSD student with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.  Must also demonstrate good character, citizenship, and school/community service. 
http://aapa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1294679489946

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund - awards $5000 (renewable for up to 4 years).  For graduating seniors enrolling fill time at a 4 year college or university.  Must be pursuing a career in Engineering or Physical/Biological Sciences; of Filipino heritage (at least 50%); have a minimum GPA of 3.0; demonstrate financial need. http://www.asianpacificfund.org/awards/forstudents.shtml
 

Human Capital Scholarship - awards $1500.  Must be first generation college student from a an underrepresented group attending a University of California school.  Must be on African American, Aisan American, Latino American, Native American or other heritage from an underrpresented group; must have a minimum GPA of 2.7; must demonstrate financial need; preference given to students majoring in liberal arts.  http://www.asianpacificfund.org/awards/forstudents.shtml
 

Jack and Jeantte Chu Scholarship - awards $5000.  For students planning to attend UC Berkeley and majoring in business or education-related field.  Must be of Asian heritage (at least 50%); minimum GPA of 3.0; committment to a career in business or education; preference given to students who have lived in Central America or students with a record of community service.  http://www.asianpacificfund.org/awards/forstudents.shtml
 

Thai-American Leadership Scholarship - awards $1000.  For students of Thai or Southeast Asian heritage planning to attend a 4 year college or university.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3; must demonstrate financial need.  http://www.asianpacificfund.org/awards/forstudents.shtml
 

Lapiz Family Scholarship - awards $1000.  For students who have parenats who are farm or migrant workers.  Must be attending a UC school (preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz campuses); must be a farmer worker or child or farm or migrant worker; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; must demonstrate financial need; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.  http://www.asianpacificfund.org/awards/forstudents.shtml

PFLAG National Scholarship - awards $1000-$5000.  For graduating seniors who either self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or a as a straight ally.  Must demonstrate interest in service to the LGBT community. www.pflag.org
 

B'nai B'rith International Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge - awards $1000-$5000.  Open to 9-12th grade students.  Write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity.  www.bnaibrith.org/diverseminds
 

Change a Life Foundation Scholarship - awards up to $5000.  For graduating seniors attending LA County public school; Must be enrolling in a 4 year college; must have a 3.5 minimum grade point average; must have minimum SAT of 1500 or ACT of 21.  must be enrolled or have taken and passed AP courses; must meet HUD income guideline (see website); must be U.S. citizen or legal resident; must show evidence of extra curricular activities, community service, and/or employment.  www.changealife.org
 

Cal State Los Angeles President's Scholars Program - awards $20,000 (over 4 years).  For graduating seniors planning to attend Cal State Los Angeles in Fall 2010.  Must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average; 1200 (Critical Reading/Math) SAT  or 27 on ACT; must qualify for college level English and Math courses.  www.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid/pdf/pres_scholars_app.pdfhttps://central-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/html_edit?d=x&id=1292158914834&piid=1349770939887&col=col1&return_url=1349926093439

Ronald McDonald House Charities "Scholars" Scholarship - awards $2000.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, have a 2.1 minimum grade point average and reside within the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties.  http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships.

Ronald McDonald House Charities "African American Future Achievers" Scholarship - awards $2000.  Applicants must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, have a 2.7 minimum grade point average and reside within the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties. http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

Ronald McDonald House Charities "Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources" Scholarship - awards $2000.  Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, have a 2.7 minimum grade point average and reside within the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties.  http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

Ronald McDonald House Charities "Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement" Scholarship - awards $2000.  Applicants must have at least one parent of Asian Pacific heritage.  Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, have a 2.7 minimum grade point average and reside within the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties.  http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

LAUSD COBA (Council of Black Administrators) Scholarship - awards $2000.   For eligible black graduating seniors.  Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, acceptance into a four year institution and must demonstrate financial need.   http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/orgs/coba/

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - awards up to $40,000.  Applicants must demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community; be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization; be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor, or religious leader; demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent);demonstrate financial need;be a citizen of the United States of America; graduate from high school in Winter 2010 or Spring 2011; and use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2011. www.reaganlibrary.com/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

MATTEL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY 4 Scholarship Awards - $5,000 Each 3 Open-Ended Scholarship Awards, at $5,000 each; 1 Scholarship Award for students at Crenshaw High School, at $5,000. Due date:  5 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 Download the application here.

 

 

April

 Young American Artist Tribute Scholarship - awards $2500.  For graduating seniors who plan to attend college or art school and study visual arts.  www.tributescholarship.com

Student-View Scholarship Program - awards from $500-$4000.  For graduating seniors planning on attending a four-year college, community college or career school.  www.student-view.com
 

Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE) Scholarship - awards $500-$1000.  For undocumented students.  Must be of Chicano/Latino descent, a graduating senior who will enroll in a college for the 2009-2010 academic year.  http://www.ca-core.org/scholarships
 

Pepsico Diamond Scholars Program - awards $2500 (renewable for up to 3 years).  For graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a two or four year college/university or vocational-technical school.  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; must have a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.5 and demonstrate financial need. http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/pepsicodiamond
 

CES Youth Automobile Safety Scholarship - awards from $500-$1500.  For high school seniors who are children of full-time or retired public employees.  Based on student essay that propose ways to reduce the auto accident rate among teenagers.  www.CSEinsurance.com
 

Teen Now California Scholarship - awards $300-$500.  For male and female graduating seniors who are expectant or parenting.  Must attend a California high school and are planning to pursue further education or training after high school. www.teennowcalifornia.org

Ruben Salazar Memorial Scholarship Contest - For graduating seniors who attend any LAUSD high school, continuation school, or enrolled in a high school completion program at an LAUSD Adult School.  www.utla.net/scholarships

David Alpert Music Scholarship - awards $5000.  For students planning to attend Los Angeles City College and enroll in their music program.  Student must participate in an audition process to be eligible.  For further information please call (323) 953-4000 ext 2880

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship - awards $1,500 annually for up to four years.  Student must be nominated/recommended by their high school.  Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; legal California resident; graduate high school between July 2010 and June 2011; attend a U.S. post secondary institution on a full time basis during the fall term of the 2011-2012 academic year.  http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/index.html

COLAGE Scholarship - awards $1000.  For students with LGBT and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent(s).  Student must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.  Must include financial aid form and maintain a minimum 2.0 unweighted grade point average.  www.colage.org

META (Making Education the Answer) Scholarship - Student must be accepted or enrolled into an accredited institution of higher education; be in good academic standing with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average; must come from families at or below 60% of the area’s median family income, based on family size; Must be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic origin (defined as having one Hispanic parent or two Hispanic grandparents) residing in the fifty states or Puerto Rico. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership or mentoring qualities through their record of involvement and participation in civic activities in school or in their communities.   www.metaonline.org

California Credit Union Scholarship - awards $1000.  Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year inistitution.  Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need, and community/school involvement. www.californiacu.org 

May

D.R.E.A.M.S. Scholarship - awards $5000.  Students must demonstrate academic excellence, participation in community service and high moral standards.  www.dreamsrun.org

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Five Pearl Academic Scholarship - awards $500-$1000.  For graduating seniors with a minimum 2.8 grade point average planning to attend a four year college or university.  www.inglewoodzetas.org

UC Berkeley Franchot & Albert Johnson Diversity Scholarship - awards $1000 (renewable for every year of attendance).  For graduating seniors planning to attend UC Berkeley.  Targeted towards underrepresented minority students taking into consideration financial need, commuinity service and leadership and personal history.  www.berkeleystudentfoundation.org

West Los Angeles Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship - awards $1500.  For graduating seniors.  Membership in the Japanese American Citizens League is a requirement.  www.jacl.org **Deadline extended to May 15**

Nordstrom's Scholarship - FOR 11TH GRADE STUDENTS.  Awards $10,000.  For current high school juniors with a minimum 2.7 unweighted grade point average.  Must have participated in community/volunteer activities; be planning to apply for financial assistance to attend college; attend an accredited four-year college or university during all years for which the scholarship is awarded; be eligible to attend a four-year college or university in the United States; not have a conviction for any crime.  www.nordstrom.com/scholarship
 

Stonewall Scholarship - for LAUSD 11th/12th grade students.  Must submit a poem, essay or poster related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender issues.  www.utla.net/scholarships

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Scholarship - awards $5000.  For African-American and Hispanic graduating seniors who plan to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math at a four year college/university.  Must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted grade point average.  www.cgcs.org
 

Bill Tainter Scholarship - for students with disabilities transitioning from high school.  Must be a transitioning from high school to a community college, vocational/trade school, or four year college.  Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above with a diagnosed learning or physical disability.  Applicants must reside within Los Angeles County.  www.laccod.org
 

Models of Excellence Scholarship - awards $500-$1000.  For graduating seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment toward advancing the civil rights of the LGBT population.  Applicants must be residents of Southern California.  For more information call (626) 577-4553
 

Ogino-Aizumi Insurance Scholarship; Park Place Dental Scholarship; OFL Scholarship;  - awards $500-$1000. For students who demonstrate academic excellence, good school attendance, participation in extra curricular activities, participation/involvement in LGBT community activities and/or organizations.  Must be able to attend award ceremony in June 2010.  For more information call (626) 695-9073
 

Los Angeles Frontrunners LGBT Athletic Scholarship - awards $1000.  For graduating high school seniors who plan to continue in higher education.  Must have participated in athletics; demonstrate academic excellence; participate in extra curricular activities; demonstrate participation/involvement in LGBT community activities/organizations.  For more information e-mail lafrontrunners@gmail.com
 

June

I Won't Cheat" Scholarship Contest - awards $1000.  For students grade 4-12.  Must write an essay answering the following question:  What would you say to your favorite athlete who recently got caught cheating?  www.iwontcheat.com
 

Howard University Alumni Grace H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship - Students must be residents of the LA county; for graduating seniors planning to attend Howard University;  must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  www.labison.org