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1)  Diversity Fly-In Programs for Rising Seniors.  

Did you know that many universities sponsor fall trips for seniors to visit their campuses? Many of these programs even offer airfare! These fly-in programs are directed to students from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Latino American, some Asian Americans (Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and others), Native Americans, and First-Generation students (first in your family to attend college). Some colleges will find any Asian ethnicity to be eligible. Sign-ups and applications are typically due by the end of August or earlier.  A few go as late as September. So don't waste time looking into these opportunities! Use this link to help find some programs that might be of interest to you. 


2)  Other sites to visit to research scholarships include

ROTC programs,

College Covered - FAFSA & Scholarship info

Scholarships for Minority Students,

Scholarship Search or


3)  Do you want to study abroad? For information on international financial aid and scholarships, go to  

4)  Additional Scholarship Lists and websites can be found here.

Additional note:  Beware of scamsBe on the lookout for mail or on-line solicitations from organizations with official-sounding names that can help you attain valuable scholarships – for a fee. Many of these companies are not legitimate and others provide little more than the free help available on the Internet or through your school.


5) There are many scholarships available to students and we encourage you to apply to those that match your qualifications. We also encourage you to check the websites of the universities that you are likely to attend and look for scholarships that are offered directly by those campuses.  New scholarships are posted weekly, so check back often!



Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description

Sterling Law Offices College Scholarship

June 30, 2017 Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic goals. We believe in education and want to help curb the cost of education for students. Our hope is that this scholarship will help students continue to pursue their dream and achieve all of their goals.



Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship October 2, 2017 For Scholar-Athletes from the Class of 2018. Are you a senior who would like to nominate a current junior?  Please send your nomination to the C&CC. Awards from $1,000 - $10,000. Also $10 Wendy's gift cards to the first 1,000 applicants.
Summit Disability Law Group Scholarship August 1, 2017

The following eligibility criteria MUST be met to qualify:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
  3. You must have a physician documented disability

More information and application is available here.

Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at UC Berkeley

Rolling, but well before May 22

For all young men who will be attending UC Berkeley as freshmen for the Fall of 2017. Up to $2,500 in total to all winners. The scholarship will be awarded to the candidates that best exemplify the Balanced Man qualities of Sound Mind and Sound Body.  After the application, individual interviews will be offered to all qualified applicants either in-person or via videoconference call.  Additionally, applicants may have the opportunity to demonstrate their Balanced Man qualities at events such as trivia night and an olympiad. 

The Balanced Man Scholarship Application can be accessed at this link or at

Italian-American Heritage Foundation Scholarship May 18, 2017 The IAHF is offering four types of scholarships for students of some Italian descent. See here for application. 



Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description
Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union April 7, 2017

Up to 12 one-year educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students enrolled in an accredited university or community/technical college full- and part-time. Awards will range from $500 for community/technical colleges to $1,500 for four-year colleges.

All participating students will be required to complete an application, online survey and write an essay.

Horatio Alger Association June 15, 2017 $2,500   For seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education at a Community college or technical school.  Must demonstrate financial need by being Pell Grant eligible. Must be a U.S. citizen. 
Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Mailed and received by April 15, 2017 $1,000.  For a senior planning to major in an agricultural field, preferably with an emphasis in viticulture or enology.  Please go to the C&CC for the application.
US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) April 12, 2017 Scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 are being awarded every year to high school seniors nationwide. Instructions on how to apply can be found on USPAACC’s Scholarship website at:
Air Students Foundation May 1, 2017 All Scholarship applications must be submitted electronically this year and are due NO LATER THAN MAY 1st with all attachments. New applicants, CLICK HERE, to download an application. Recipients must attend a recognition ceremony. Financial need is considered.
PTSA Senior Reset April 18, 2017

The Lynbrook PTSA Presents... SENIOR RESET.

If you could hit the reset button on your life and change something about how you lived out your high school years, what would you change?

This is an opportunity to share the wisdom of your experiences and perspectives as a senior at LHS with those that will follow in your footsteps in the years to come.  This PTSA sponsored opportunity allows you to create an original short film that may be presented to future Lynbrook students and community members.  

This contest could win you $!!  There are SEVEN cash prizes available!!

1st Place - $500.00

2nd and 3rd Place - $400.00 each

4 Honorable Mentions  - $300.00 each

See here for requirements.


Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Scholarship Award April 15, 2017 The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG) Pre-Medical Scholarship is awarded to deserving local high school students who attend a four-year college and plan to pursue careers as doctors. See here for application instructions. 
Asian American Women's Alliance (AAWA) April 21, 2017

AAWA is proud to present 4 scholarships of $500 each to Asian American and Pacific Islander students of any gender currently enrolled as a high school senior, college student or graduate school student. We are looking for high-achieving students with strong academic records who exhibit leadership skills, who are passionately involved in their schools and/or community and are dedicated to social change. 

All scholarship winners must be present at the AAWA Annual Scholarship and Awards in the San Jose area on Friday, May 19th, 2017.


‚ÄčThe application is available online at:

Your Filipino Professionals Association (YFPA) April 1, 2017

The program seeks to recognize college-bound students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential and strength of character.  Scholarships will be awarded to students within the San Francisco Bay Area who are involved with the Filipino community. This year, we are looking to award two to three scholarships, each worth $2,500. Below are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduating college-bound high school senior
  • Attend a high school within a 50-mile radius of San Francisco, California
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher upon graduation
  • Have been accepted to a 4-year college at the time of scholarship is awarded
  • If chosen as a finalist, attend a 30-min face-to-face interview with the YFPA Scholarship Panel
  • If selected as a recipient, attend the YFPA Scholarship Awards Night in May  

Please pick up an application in the C&CC.

ABC7 Star Scholars

April 5, 2017, at

11:05 a.m.

ABC7 Star Scholars will award $1000 to seven Bay Area seniors who are college-bound. These students will be profiled in storied featured in ABC7 Newscasts, as well as a special half-hour program.  Each high school may nominate four students.  If you would like to be considered for nomination, please submit an essay and an unofficial transcript to the College & Career Center by April 5 at 11:05 a.m.  The essay should have fewer than 500 words on the topic: "When was the last time you felt genuine excitement learning about something (whether at school or outside of school)? What was it and why did it resonate with you?"  The selected nominees will be able to use that essay for their application.
Cupertino De Oro Club April 20, 2017

The Cupertino De Oro Club would like to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Lynbrook senior who plans to pursue a career in education. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please submit both of the following by April 20, 2017, to the College & Career Center:

1) A description of your future plans to be an educator and how you plan to accomplish your goal.  

2) A short essay (400 words or less) on why you want to become a teacher. 

De Anza Optimist Club of Cupertino March 29, 2017

De Anza Optimist Club of Cupertino (DAOC) holds an Oratorical Contest. There are now 5 levels of competition (Club, Zone and District, Regional, World). First Place Winner at the District level gets a $2,500 College Scholarship. At the regional and world levels, a District winner may have the opportunity to win additional scholarships up to $20,000.  

The Oratorical contest will be held on Wed, March 29, 2017 at the Fremont Union High School District Office in the Professional Learning Center, 589 West Fremont Ave, in Sunnyvale. Contestants should arrive at 6:00 pm SHARP for registration and contest starts promptly at 6:15 pm doors will be closed. The Club winner will compete in the Zone contest on Sat, Apr 1.  Each contestant must bring the following to the contest:
1.  Completed application
2.  Copy of birth certificate or passport (proof of age). Must have been under 18 years old on Oct 1, 2016.
3.  Soft/hard copy of speech.

Please stop by the C&CC for an application, map and flyer.


New For February

Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description Other
Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship April 19th, 2017

The scholarship is for up to two $1500 one-time only scholarships.

• Current graduating senior of a public or private high school in Santa Clara County

• Currently enrolled or planning to enroll on a full-time basis at a four-year California public college (Cal State, Cal Poly) or university (UC)

• Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3

• Demonstrated financial need

Alice S. Fuller P.E.O. Scholarship Postmarked by April 15, 2017 $2,000 - Female senior with financial need. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications available in the C&CC.  
CJ Pony Parts Scholarship April 15, 2017 Create a short video, under 3 minutes long.  See link for topics.  One $500 scholarship is offered.   
Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship April 5, 2017 Seven scholarships of $3,500 each to recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and have the potential to be future leaders. Applicants do not have to be Asian American. Go here to apply.  
Society of Exploration Geophysicists March 1, 2017
  • SEG Scholarships are based on merit.
  • For seniors intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
JA Glenlyon Scholarship March 1, 2017 Junior Achievement of Northern California is pleased to announce the JA Glenlyon Scholarship program. The program provides college-bound students with a 4-year, $2500 renewable scholarship aimed to inspire and support college success. High school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Requirements include that the student participate in a JA program, volunteer with JA, have a minimum of 2.75 GPA, and enroll full time at an accredited college or university.  

California Teachers Association

Human Rights Scholarship

Received by

March 27, 2017

Applicant must be seeking an education resulting in a credential for a teaching career. Must be a member of an under-represented group such as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, LGBT, African American, or disabled. Up to $2,000 award.  Application available in the C&CC.  


Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description Other
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)

March 1, 2017

In 2017 the Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship will be awarded for $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years with a maximum award of $4,000 per student. New first-year students, including international students and undocumented students, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Awards will be given only to those students who choose to attend a CTCL-member college or university. Apply here.  
2017 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship March 24, 2017 California Alarm Regional Award - A winner is selected for each of the 11 CAA Regional Chapters and receive an award of $1000. Parent or guardian must be a full-time member of the police or sheriff's department or fire department (or a volunteer member of a fire department), paramedic, or EMT (public sector). Please visit the C&CC to pick up an application.  
PFLAG March 31, 2017 The San Jose/Peninsula chapter of PFLAG (united LGBTQ people with families, friends, and allies) offers scholarships to high school students of any gender identity or sexual orientation, whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Will award up to 8 $3,000 scholarships to students who attend a 2- or 4- year college in the fall of 2017. Please visit the C&CC to pick up an application.  
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations January 31, 2017 The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school age students who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities.  $1,000 plus trip to Princeton University.  

2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

March 29, 2017

Grants 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to students of Taiwanese descent planning to attend a university/college in the U.S. in Fall of 2017.

1. United States citizen AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
2. High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
3. Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year full-time student in the Fall of 2017

(If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
4. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
5. Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)

6. The scholarship is open to ALL majors


2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

March 29, 2017

Grants students 10 - $2,000 in renewable scholarship awards. Awardees will receive an additional $2,000 award for the Fall quarter/semester of their 2nd year of college by maintaining their GPA.

1. High school seniors who reside in California
2. Plan to attend a California State University or California Community College as a 1st year 
full-time student in the Fall of 2017 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification) 
3. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
4. Have a household income at or below California State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)

5. This scholarship is open to ALL majors and there is No Ethnicity Requirement

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation March 31, 2017

This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman during the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. Special consideration will be noted for applicants:

• who have parents that are United States veterans or are currently in the U.S. military;

• with a demonstrated financial need;

• with parents who did not attend college; or

• with a documented significant disability.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply here.

Silicon Valley Realtors Scholarship For nomination: February 13, 2017 $1,000 - Guaranteed to one Lynbrook senior. They are looking for a Citizen-Scholar, which is defined as a student with strong academic achievement along with involvement in the broader community. Only three applications may be submitted to the SVR selection committee. Those three will be selected from all preliminary applicants who submit an essay to the C&CC by February 13, 2017, at 3:15 PM. To be considered, please submit a description of your community involvement and an essay not exceeding 300 words on one of the following topics: 1) Who or what has been most significant in shaping your career plans? Why? 2) What changes would you propose for your community to make it a better place in which to live? How could you help? 3) What do you believe is the most significant challenge for education over the next decade? What should be done?
The top three will be able to reuse this essay on their application. Once selected as one of the top three, the final application will be due March 6, 2017.
KidGuard for Education Essay Scholarship March 31, 2017

KidGuard wants to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues on cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. 

ELIGIBILITY: All 11th and 12th Grade High School Students in the United States

AWARD AMOUNT: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000

Chi Am Circle Scholarship for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder March 10, 2017 This new scholarship is for seniors with Autism Spectrum Disorder to support further schooling or training.  Applications will be evaluated based on students' special gifts, talents, skills, and achievements.   
Chi Am Circle Scholarship March 10, 2017 Chi Am Circle is happy to announce its 2017 Scholarship award program for Santa Clara County high school seniors of Asian descent. We award scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, as well as involvement in the school and community. Scholarships are awarded for merit, financial need and/or superior extracurricular activities (i.e.: performing arts, athletics, community service, work, etc.) We are pleased to have scholarships ranging from $1000 - $5000 this year. Application is on website or in the C&CC.  
Bay Area Mobility Management Feb 24, 2017

BAMM is offering a scholarship program for Bay Area high school seniors that were relocated between 9th and 12th grade. The scholarship application period is from October 1 through February 24. Winners will be announced in Spring 2017.


We anticipate awarding two scholarships for $2,000. In 2016, we award one scholarship of $2,000 and the second scholarship was $1,000 which matched by Worldwide ERC® that totaled $2,000.  In 2015, we awarded two $1000 scholarships and one recipient award was matched by Worldwide ERC®. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, standard test scores, extra-curricular activities, financial need and an essay addressing the way they handled the challenges associated with relocating to a new high school.

Please visit the C&CC to pick up a paper application.
2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Scholarship March 11, 2017 Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent at an accredited high school with minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0. Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community. Please visit the C&CC to pick up a paper application.  


New for December

Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description Other
The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) January 31, 2017

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that at least twenty-one (21) $2000 APCA National Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 academic year.  Besides the national scholarships, we are also offering 15 $1000 state scholarships to Northern California & Reno, Nevada students.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Asian Pacific Community Fund March 29, 2017

The Asian Pacific Community Fund has the following scholarship programs available for eligible students.

2017 Chen Foundation Scholarship Program
2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund


Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Toyota/Steve Young Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

February 28, 2017 This $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female college-bound high school senior ($2,500 each), whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others. Application available in the C&CC  
H&R Block Budget Challenge Ongoing It’s fun. It’s free. And students love it. The H&R Block Budget Challenge helps teens get real-world ready from the safety of a classroom. Students pay bills, manage expenses, save money, invest in retirement, and pay taxes as if they were recent college graduates. With sessions October through April, teachers have six opportunities to participate. H&R Block will award $200,000 in scholarships throughout the competition to the students who demonstrate they are the most real-world ready. Teachers must register.  
Italian Catholic Federation March 15, 2017 For seniors who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent. $400 - $600 based on merit, need, and leadership.  
Mensa Foundation Scholarship January 15, 2017 The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.  
Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Scholarships February 22, 2017, for many; some later More than 40 scholarships are available. Awards range from $1,000 to $40,000. Students may apply online starting Jan. 4, 2017. Eligibility requirements vary, but all scholarships consider financial need.  
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs February 24, 2017 The Asian Pacific Programs coordinate 13 scholarships that provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths (eg. engineering, business, journalism), or backgrounds. Many, but not all, are directed at Asian students with financial need, ranging from $500 - $20,000.  
PTA Barbara Emerich Scholarship - 6th District March 2, 2017 Two scholarships of $750 each. The student should have a strong record of community service/volunteer experience in education/counseling/mentoring/tutoring/preschool or with special needs children. Application available in the C&CC.  
The Geisinger Scholarship Program January 17, 2017

$20,000 per year - Scholarships will be awarded to first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Recipients must be enrolling at the University of Michigan and pursuing an undergraduate degree program in engineering. Annual renewal is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Youth on Course Scholarships Application will  open in January $4,000 - $12,000 For students with an active interest in golf. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have been accepted at a four-year college/university. Applicants do NOT need to be a member of YOC or play golf, but those that are affiliated with YOC will be given priority. All applicants must prove financial need and merit.  
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship January 27, 2017 Must be planning to study: Nursing, pharmacy, dietician, clinical lab technology, physical therapy, radiation technology, respiratory therapy, or occupational therapy.   
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program January 5, 2017 Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation December 18, 2016 Seniors in high school who operate their own small business are eligible to apply to receive a 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. $2,000 to $25,000.  


Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team (BAASST)
You must contact the College & Career Center staff by January 16, 2017, in order to be considered for nomination.

Bay Area sports franchises will identify seven (7) outstanding students and award each of them a scholarship for $5,000.  In addition, each award recipient will be recognized at team ceremonies throughout the year.  

While grades and extracurricular activities are important, the BAASST scholarship does not solely reward 4.0 students or all-star athletes. We are looking for candidates from all backgrounds who have overcome adversity, have a unique story, or simply have that “spark” that sets them apart.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria for nomination:

  • Be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school.
  • Be a legal resident.
  • Display leadership qualities in the classroom.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school.
  • Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach.


Name of Scholarship Application Deadline Description Other
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Feb 3, 2017

This scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program and who live in communities where Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has a major presence. Up to $8,000.

Tzu Chi Scholars 2017 March 3, 2017

$1,000 need-based scholarship based on need, academic achievement and community involvement. Application available in the C&CC.

Equality Scholarship February 1, 2017 To recognize service to the LGBTQ community.  For college-bound seniors.  $6,000  
PG&E Scholarship February 17, 2017 PG&E Employee Resource Groups help bring our employees together, and provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age or gender. In support of the communities we serve, Employee Resource Groups offer scholarship opportunities for individuals who are pursuing higher education. A key Employee Resource Group role is to award scholarships to college-bound students for academic achievements and community service.  



Name of Scholarship Application Deadline


Latinos in Technology 
Dec 7, 2016
  • Up to $30,000
  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program
  • Demonstrated financial need
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship January 18, 2017 Seniors can apply to one of four scholarships. RMHC offers scholarships to students with financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.   
San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation Feb 17, 2017 For senior with minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and U.S. citizen.  $2500 renewable scholarship. Please go to the C&CC for the application.  
Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association Eula Mae Jett Scholarship March 1, 2017 $500 - $1500 Scholarships. Seniors planning a career in the legal field and planning to attend college in the state of California. Please go to the C&CC for the application.  


The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalism


November 15th, 2016

Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship November 29, 2016

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.  We anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience
Coca-Cola Scholarship October 31, 2016 THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is 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. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.  
Engineering Excellence Scholarship November 2,  2016

Senior planning to major in engineering or a physical science. Must have high academic achievement and also leadership and activities. One nomination per school. Please see the College and Career Advisors to be considered for nomination no later than 12:00 noon on November 2, 2016. There will be 12 awards ranging from $2,500 to $9,000. Sponsored by SFSU, SAME, Bay Area Engineers Council, and Engineers Club of SF.


new for september

Name of Scholarship Application Deadline


Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship  June 1, 2017 This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship June 1, 2017 This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  
NASSP Prudential Spirit of Community Award November 8, 2016 Any grade level student (5-12) can apply. Opportunity to win $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. For students who are making a difference through volunteering. See link for application.  
National Co-op Scholarship Program February 15, 2017 QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

• Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

• Apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.
Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarships September 30, 2016 75 awards of $10,000. To be eligible: Be enrolled in public, private, parochial , or home-school student in the US, Canada, or American school abroad, grade 7-12  
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

October 31, 2016


Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary.  
Merit Scholarships at every institution to which you are applying! Check each university's scholarship website. Every senior that is applying to college should check the financial aid and/or scholarship sections of the institution's website. Many colleges offer special scholarships that require an additional application. Don't hesitate to apply for those scholarships!  

New for August


Name of Scholarship Application Deadline


Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity January 1, 2017 The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship to be awarded to the incoming student, beginning with Wesleyan’s Class of 2021, whose work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway’s Hamilton  
Horatio Alger Association October 25, 2016

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical 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
  • Be a United States citizen
Eugene McDermott Scholars at UT Dallas

Early: Apply by early November

Regular: Apply by early January

Full ride (tuition, room, and board) with additional benefits and summer program. Highly selective. Lots of individualized attention and opportunities.  Great for students interested in pre-med or other graduate prep programs. For students who aspire to leave a mark on the community and the world.  
NASSP Prudential Spirit of Community Award November 3, 2016 Any grade level student (5-12) can apply.  Opportunity to win $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. For students who are making a difference through volunteering.  See link for application.  
Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke University and the Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Notify the C&CC by September 19, 2016, to be considered for nomination.Can still apply without nomination. Application deadline is November 15, 2016.

Full tuition, room and board, as well as summer programs. Highly competitive. Must attend the partner college for one semester. (Duke or UNC). Students must apply for undergraduate admission to Duke and/or UNC-Chapel Hill the same year that they apply to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program.The Program seeks students who have demonstrated the outstanding potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future.

Some of the attributes the program seeks include:

  •          strong evidence of leadership potential
  •          demonstrated scholastic achievement
  •          an authentic desire to engage in a leadership development program
  •          an interest in Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill

Can seek nomination or can self-nominate.

STEM Scholars Program at Gettysburg College January 15, 2017

Students who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. In selecting members of this cohort, the college will take heightened interest in academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarships  January 11, 2017 A variety of different scholarships with different criteria. Applicants must at least be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident. Please go to the link for more information.  Award Amounts: $2,500 - $15,000  
Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at University of Notre Dame   A merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame. Up to $25,000 per year. Based on academics, service, leadership, and moral character.

Must be Nominated
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award Notify the C&CC by November 1, 2016, to be considered for nomination. Application due December 3, 2016

Requirements: Full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school with a GPA of 2.8 or higher; Student demonstrates leadership abilities and shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service.

Must be Nominated
Wendy's High School Heisman Phase one portion must be completed by October 2, 2016 Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 43 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. Can self nominate, but must have a school official reviewer - see your Guidance Counselor
Bryan Scholar at Davidson College in North Carolina Notify the C&CC by September 15, 2016, to be considered for nomination. Highly selective; one male and one female are chosen for each entering class. Scholarship valued at $30,000 annually. Must present outstanding academic records, strong leadership AND play NCAA Division 1 sport (see eligible sports) Must be Nominated
Belk Scholarship at Davidson College in North Carolina Notify the C&CC by November 1, 2016, to be considered for nomination.

Highly selective; only 8 granted. Covers all costs for four years.

Must demonstrate superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.

Must be Nominated

The Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia Notify the C&CC by November 7, 2016, to be considered for nomination.

Highly selective. Covers entire cost of attendance for four years. Student must exemplify excellence in the Jeffersonian ideals of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Must be Nominated
Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis Notify the C&CC by November 1, 2016, to be considered for nomination. Full or partial-tuition scholarships. These competitive scholarships are based on merit, although need is considered, as well. Strong academics, commitment to community service, high moral character, and leadership are required. Must be Nominated
Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte Notify the C&CC by October 3, 2016, to be considered for nomination. Highly selective. Covers full costs of attendance along with four summer experiences. Applicants need: strong academics, commitment to community service, an intellectual curiosity, and a capacity for ethical leadership. Must be Nominated
Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Award Nov. 15, 2016, including both scholarship application and EA application. Full Tuition, plus Room and Board for four years. Recipients are selected on the basis of commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, community, and global engagement.


Scholarship Information


College-Based Scholarships

Private/Government Scholarships

Scholarships that Require a Nomination

(see Mrs.Takahashi for details)



College-Based Scholarships


University Title Due Date Award Application
De Anza College Chancellor's Scholarship   $2,000 For seniors planning to enroll at De Anza College for the fall semester.  Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Merit based scholarship.  Apply here.
Marist College, New York Technology Scholarships January, 2016 Four-year tuition and room and board Marist Technology Scholarships are for students interested in majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. 
Millennium Scholars Penn State   $15,000+ per year, renewable For seniors who plan to obtain a doctoral degree in science or engineering at Penn State
Mission College Mission College High School Scholarship   $2,000 over two years For graduating seniors headed to Mission College Fall 2015. Application form, personal essay, transcript (2.5 minimum GPA) and one recommendation letter required. Go to Mission College for more details.
Pacific University, Oregon Variety.  See website. Automatic consideration upon application to the university for the merit awards.  $500-$6,000 per year for talent.  Up to $22,000 per year merit scholarship. Talent scholarships.  Merit based scholarships.


Private/Government Scholarships


Scholarship Sponsor Due Date Amount Requirements and Application Materials

Scholarships that Require a Nomination 

These scholarships require a nomination from Lynbrook staff or faculty. Regardless of the scholarship's instruction, see Mrs.Takahashi before your counselor/AP/principal.if you want to be considered for nomination.