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Senior Scholarship Opportunities

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.
 
CHECK OUT NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LISTED BELOW.
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11th Grade Planning – School and College Counseling – Redondo ...
 
 
 
              SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
                 FOR SENIORS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WCF
 
Scholarship application deadline:
January 15, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
 
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade in 2022 who are planning careers in government service.  Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation’s history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government’s work in future years.
 
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Mensa
 
Scholarship application deadline:
January 15, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
 
The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $175,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.
 
Applicants need not be Mensa members to be eligible for scholarships.
 
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Amazon
 
 
Scholarship application deadline:  January 25, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
 
Amazon is committed to building a diverse future for the tech industry—and to supporting underserved students with dreams of STEM careers.  The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship provides $40,000 awards to those pursuing higher education in computer science, along with a paid summer internship as a programmer at Amazon.  Apply today to become one of the 100 students that earn this amazing win-win opportunity!
 
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APIA
 
Asian & Pacific Islander Americans
Scholarship application deadline:  January 26, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 

ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
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Sandpipers
 
2022 Sandpipers Scholarship
Online Application Deadline:  January 31 by 5pm.
Click here for online application.
 
 
 
Sandpipers has provided financial assistance to college-bound students since 1941 and is the oldest continuing aid program in the South Bay.  Supporting more than 50 students per year, the program is unique in funding our qualified recipients throughout the four continuous years of their undergraduate studies.
 
High school seniors meeting all eligibility requirements below may apply for a Sandpipers Scholarship.

•  U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education in The Student Guide)
•  Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
•  Permanent resident of the South Bay area of Southern California (roughly bounded by the 105 and 110 freeways)
•  Demonstrate a financial need

Online applications with all supporting materials uploaded (essay, transcript, letters of recommendation) need to be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022. 
 
Questions?  Please stop by the Nest.
 
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CAPTA
 
Scholarship application deadline:  February 1, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
California State PTA has two scholarships to help you achieve your college dreams and your life goals:
 
$1000 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.
 
Applicant must be:
1. A California resident, graduating from a high school in California
2. A member of his/her high school PTA/PTSA in good standing.  A copy of current PTA/PTSA  membership card must be submitted with application.
 
Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1, 2022.
 
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Zonta
 
ZONTA CLUB of SOUTH BAY
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
 
Scholarship application deadline:  February 15, 2022
Click here to apply.


Eligibility
Graduating female high school seniors, living in a Zonta district/region who demonstrate the following:
❑ Active commitment to volunteerism.
❑ Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
❑ Volunteer leadership achievements.
❑ Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
❑ Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
 
How to apply?
Complete an official application which can be downloaded from www.zonta.org.  Applications must be submitted to Zonta Club of South Bay electronically via email to zontaclubofsouthbay@gmail.com by February 15, 2022.
 
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Military
 
Scholarship application deadline:  February 28, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
The LA Military Charitable Fund (LAMCF) is pleased to announce its 2022 Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors and current post-secondary college students who are dependents of an Armed Forces member or DoD civilian. Applications will be accepted between December 1st, 2021 and February 28th, 2022.
 
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acs
American Chemical Society
Scholarship application deadline:  March 1, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences, majoring in chemistry-related disciplines, and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, over 3,500 students have received funding from the ACS Scholars Program.
 
The ACS Scholars Program is open to:
  • U.S. citizens or a legal permanent U.S. residents
  • African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Pacific Islander, or American Indian
  • Graduating high school seniors.
  • Those intending to major or are already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND planning to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details)
  • Those demonstrating high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)
 
 
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Italy
 

Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship application deadline:  March 1, 2022
Click here to apply.
 

The Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons of Italy in America, announces the availability of scholarships for graduating seniors in the Class of 2022:

 

  • Academic Awards for high school seniors
  • Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2022
  • Athletic Award for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or sports related field

 

Requirements

  • Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian decent
  • Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2022.
 
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Engineers Council
 
2022 Engineers’ Council Scholarship
 
Scholarship Application deadline - March 4 before 3pm
 
Click here to download scholarship application.
 
 

The Engineers' Council invites high school seniors who plan to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Sciences to apply for an Engineers’ Council $500 academic scholarship.  The scholarship application and required statement are due to the Nest by March 4 before 3pm.
 
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ICF
 
 
Scholarship application deadline:  March 15, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
ICF
 
 
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CSEA
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
CHAPTER 57
 
Scholarship Application deadline - March 25 before 3pm
 
Click here to download scholarship application.
 
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 scholarship application and required statement are due to the Nest by March 25 before 3pm.

 
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jacl
 
 
Scholarship application deadline:  April 1, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
Scholarships are open to all students of Japanese American ancestry residing in the South Bay JACL Chapter area and a member of the JACL. Scholarship applicants must be planning or currently attending a college or university.  Students are required to fill out only one application for the following scholarship opportunities:
 
Kiichi Egashira Memorial Scholarship - Open to students planning to attend or attending a college or university pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in Physical and Biological Sciences, Engineering and/or Mathematics.
 
Janice Kobata Zoeger Memorial Scholarship - Open to students planning to attend or attending a college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in any field of study relating to biological sciences, foreign and/or ancient language or business.

The Ernest K. Tsujimoto Memorial Scholarship - The Tsujimoto Family will award a memorial scholarship to a student planning to attend or be enrolled in a college or university in pursuit of an Undergraduate/Graduate Degree majoring in the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

Gardena Valley Japanese American Citizens League Scholarship - Open to high school seniors only, who are planning to attend a college or university pursuing a bachelors degree in any field of study.
 
 
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afsa
 
American Foreign Service Association
Essay application deadline:  April 4, 2022
Click here to apply.
 
 
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) welcomes essay submissions from students that address diplomacy, peacebuilding, and the foreign service. 
 
Award description:  $2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.
 
2022 Essay Contest Topic:  The current multipolar era poses challenges for U.S. foreign policy but also provides new opportunities for partnership across world powers – including emerging great powers like China and Russia – to build peace in conflict-affected countries. Describe a current situation where American diplomats and peacebuilders are working with other world powers, as well as local and/or regional actors, in a conflict-affected country to champion democracy, promote human rights, and/or resolve violent conflict.
 
 
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