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Independent Scholarships
Does not require the Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio.
Independent scholarship information is available at the listed websites and from the Nest. 
You will be responsible for submitting all required documents by the application due date. 
Please read each scholarship description carefully.
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California School Employees Association
Chapter 57
Class of 2020 Scholarship Opportunity
Application due date to the Nest:  March 31, 2020
Email submission to
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The CSEA Chapter 57 will provide scholarships for high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is a classified employee of the Redondo Beach Unified School District, and who is a current member of CSEA Chapter 57 in good standing.
The following criteria must be met in order to receive this scholarship:
1. A grade point average of 2.5 or above for seven semesters. Please attach a high school unofficial transcript. (Ms. Marian Clausen will verify transcript with a signature.)
2. Satisfactory Citizenship (Ms. Marian Clausen will also verify this requirement.)
3. Community, school or church service for the past year. Please attach a letter from the agency verifying your service. (Copies are acceptable.)
4. One page double-spaced statement describing the applicant’s educational plans and expected use of the scholarship funds.
Mrs. Marian Clausen
College & Career Center Assistant (The Nest)
Scholarship Coordinator, Redondo Union High School
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Application due date:  March 31, 2020
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Scholarships are open to all students of Japanese American ancestry residing in the South Bay and are a member of the JACL.  There are 4 scholarships available:  Kiichi Egashira Memorial, Janice Kobata Zoeger Memorial, Ernest K. Tsujimoto Memorial, and Gardena Valley Japanese American Citizens League. 
Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed to:
South Bay JACL
Attn:  Scholarship, P.O. Box 4135, Torrance, CA 90510
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Application due date:  March 25, 2020
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Since 2011, APCF has partnered with local companies and family foundations to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.

There are 4 scholarship opportunities available for high school seniors:  Cathay Bank Foundation, Mega Bank, Royal Business Bank, Tawainese American Scholarship Fund.
Beach Cities Lodge Scholarship Fund
Application due date:  May 1, 2020 (New date!)
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Guaranteed $1,000 Scholarship to one Redondo Union High School Senior!
The Beach Cities Masonic Lodge is proud to offer the E.F. Dinty Mohr College Scholarship Fund (EFDM). EFDM scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors that will be attending an accredited two (2) year or four ( 4) year institution of higher learning such as a college or vocational school as a full-time undergraduate freshman. Annual awards are $1,000 per year. Most awards may be renewed but not guaranteed for 3 years based upon the student's re-application with evidence of satisfactory academic progress. While not required, some preference is given to applicants with Masonic relationship and/or Masonic Youth Group membership.
Mail scholarship application and required document to:
Beach Cities Lodge No. 753
1535 Artesia Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-7011
Application must be postmarked by May 1, 2020.
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High School Senior Scholarship Opportunity
Application due date:  April 3, 2020
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SMC Scholarship
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Application due date:  April 10, 2020
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Cal Water has established a scholarship program to assist students residing within its service areas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.  Awards are for undergraduate study only.
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Application due date:  April 17, 2020 by 3pm CDT
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SKECHERS Foundation is proud to announce the SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship Program. SKECHERS Foundation Scholarships are available to any students who meet the eligibility requirements cited below. Awards are made in consideration of financial need, in addition to academic performance, athletic ability, and personal character. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per available scholarship.
SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
1) High school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited two - four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school for full-time study
2) Must be in good standing with your current high school
3) A minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of your junior year of high school
4) Applicants may only apply for one scholarship per year
VVA Scholarship
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Application due date:  April 30, 2020
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To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:
• Be a current member of Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (but not a LAFCU employee nor a family member of an employee)
• Be a high school student graduating in 2020 who will attend a college, university or trade school in Fall 2020, or be a student
currently attending a college, university or trade school.
• Have a minimum 2.50 GPA
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Redondo Beach Teachers Association
Class of 2020 Scholarship Opportunity
Application due date:  May 1, 2020
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Scholarship Requirements:
1. Graduating senior whose parent is a member of the Redondo Beach Teachers Association.
2. Must be enrolled in a continuing education program (college, university, vocational or trade school).
Scholarship will be sent to student upon verification of enrollment.
3. Completed Application pages 1 through 3.
Mail completed application to:
Redondo Beach Teachers Association
3551 Voyager Street #105
Torrance, CA 90503
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Sigma Pi Omega Chapter
Application due date:  May 1, 2020
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 15, 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. It is the first Greek-lettered organization established by a group of African American collegiate women one generation out of slavery.
Sigma Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on May 19, 1990. Since 1990, our chapter has provided a presence in the South Bay area with signature programs and fundraising events to continue to provide scholarships for African American students within our service area.
All eligible applicants must:
1. Must be an African- American student
2. Must be a June 2020 graduating senior and accepted by an accredited college or university for Fall
3. Must demonstrate a willingness to make a positive contribution within his or her community.
4. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
5. Must show verification of financial need (college counselor's signature needed on scholarship
application for verification).
Application due date:  May 1, 2020
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The South Bay Republican Women Federated will be awarding scholarships to local graduating high school seniors who demonstrate strong academics, participate in extracurricular activities, and commitment to the Republican Party.  Scholarship Donations come from the Club SBRWF Members.  Each recipient will be awarded $500.00.
To be eligible for the scholarship:
Applicants must reside in the South Bay area we represent.
Graduating seniors must have a B+ average and be active in school activities.
Recipient must be a registered Republican voter, or if underage, at least one of the parents must be a registered Republican. Community Involvement is important.
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Application due date:  May 1, 2020
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Nextiva is a business communications company dedicated to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on a truly unified platform. The Nextiva Scholarship Program was established to support aspiring students studying in fields related to Business or STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) to reach their highest potential. Nextiva will award selected students $1,000 for the upcoming school year.