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SEA HAWK SCHOLARSHIP PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS
Seniors:  Come to the Nest to learn about our local community and business scholarships and how to put together a Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio.
 
Workshop Dates and Times
Thursday, January 30th at lunch (12:20pm - 1pm)
Thursday, January 30th at 3pm - 3:45pm
Friday, January 31st at lunch (12:20pm - 1pm)
 
SCHOLARSHIP PORTFOLIO DUE DATE IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020!
NO EXCEPTIONS!!
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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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Wells Fargo Scholarship Program
for People with Disabilities
 
Application Deadline:  December 6, 2019 or until 700 applications are received.
Click here to apply.
 
Wells Fargo Scholarship
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Application deadline:  December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received
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The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.
 
The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. Share these qualities:
Ambition and drive; Determination to set and reach goals; Respect for self, family and community; Ability to thoughtfully convey how they identified a challenge and volunteered to strengthen their community through service; Ability to succeed in college
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Application deadline: December 15, 2019
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The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.
 
Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING℠ McLamore Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.
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The application period for the 2020 Edison Scholars is now open!
Deadline to apply is 6 p.m. PST on Monday, Dec. 16.
Click here to apply.
 

STEM College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great.  Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.  This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.

 

Edison Scholars

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Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship

 
Scholarship Application Deadline:  January 10, 2020 11:59 PM PST.
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Plan to help seniors in the future? You could be grandma’s caregiver or the next great innovator for seniors. Whether you're pursuing technology or the arts, you're committed to improve senior care.

 

To reward your hard work, Alert1 wants to give you a helping hand. As a leader in medical alerts, we’re all about helping future leaders in senior care.

 

Alert1 is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school or college student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in 2020.

 

To apply for this scholarship, follow the instructions below. Submit the online application form and answer the following three questions (under 300 words each):

  1. Share a time when you helped a senior citizen keep their independence.
  2. Share a time when you helped a senior in the pursuit of happiness.
  3. How will you help seniors in your chosen career?

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Application deadline: January 17, 2020 
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The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study. Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.
 
Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- High school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
- Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
 
Note:  Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.
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Optimist International Essay Contest
 
Topic: “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams You iMagine?”
 
Essay + Entry Form Due Date:  January 31, 2020
Click here to download essay application form.
Click here to view essay contest details.
 
The Gardena Evening Optimists Essay Contest Committee is now seeking entries for the Optimist International 2019-2020 Essay Contest. The contest affords young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. District winners are awarded a plaque and a $2500 scholarship and are invited to attend an awards luncheon at the District's 3rd Quarterly Meeting in May 2020.
 
Questions?  Please contact Essay Chair, Jim Carroll, at 310-415-0196 or at gardenaoptimist@gmail.com for more information. 
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Class of 2020 College Board Scholarship Opportunities
 
Earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000!
 
Click here for scholarship program details.
 
The College Board Scholarship Program was created to celebrate and reward the effort students put into getting ready for college. The Scholarship Program seeks to motivate and reward students to prepare for college with scholarships based on their efforts and action.  Program is open to the Class of 2020 students who meet all eligibility requirements and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school.
 
There are a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each step, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step..
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Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020
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GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS
Your education doesn’t end once you walk across that high school graduation stage.  That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your life goals.


$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.
 
$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check.
 
Download the application for a complete list of requirements.
 
For questions and more information, please contact the California State PTA at scholarships@capta.org.
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Application deadline: February 1, 2020 
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The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at jackierobinson.org. The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET.
 
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
• Be a graduating, minority high school senior
• Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
• Show leadership potential
• Demonstrate a dedication to community service
• Present evidence of financial need
• Be a United States Citizen
• Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21

For more information about this scholarship opportunity, click here.
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Stay In School Scholarship Program
The LA Clippers are pleased to offer an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Six $4,000 Stay In School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college beginning in the Fall of 2020. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Applications can be submitted until February 15, 2020.
 
Click here to apply.
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SBBWA 2020-2021 Scholarships
 
Application + Required Documents Deadline:  February 21, 2020
Click here to apply.

The South Bay Business Women’s Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an effective education and mutual support for working women. The SBBWA offers financial help to women through its scholarship program in addition to providing support, encouragement and inspiration through the association’s activities.
 
Amount of Support: Scholarship amounts and the number of scholarships awarded by the SBBWA is determined annually. Our goal is to offer seven (7) scholarship awards up to $2,000 each based on sponsorship support. The availability of scholarship funds is highly predicated upon the success of our annual Women’s Conference.
 
Who May Apply: Female students who are graduating high school seniors with a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0.
 
Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are issued to the awardee’s educational institution listed on her application. Awardee must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming term. The funds may be designated to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books.
 
Application Deadline: Applications and transcripts must be received by February 21, 2020. Scholarships are announced in April. Awardees will be recognized at the South Bay Women’s Conference on Friday, May 8, 2020 and scholarships will be awarded at a dinner on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
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VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship
 
Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Post:  March 1, 2020
Click here to download entry form.
 
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank.
 
Awards are as follows:
$5,000 1st place National scholarship
$3,000 2nd place National scholarship
$1,000 3rd place National scholarship
 
Local VFW Post
VFW Post 2828 Rocky Versace Beach Cities
1000 N Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach 90277
Phone #:  310-376-1605
Commander:  Todd Taylor
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Application deadline: March 1, 2020 
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Scholarship recipients receive up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Scholarship awards are renewable as long as Scholars maintain academic performance requirements.
 

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident
  • Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well 
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)
 
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Sons of Italy Western Foundation
Grand Lodge of California
 
Application due date:  March 1, 2020 (postmark)
Click here to download scholarship applications
 
Class of 2020 Scholarships for students who are wholly or partially of Italian descent:
Academic/Merit Scholarship, Italian Language Study grants in Italy for Summer 2020, Athletic Scholarship for seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports-related field.
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