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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.
Texas A&M - STEM & Business Full Scholarship
Online Application Available:  September 1, 2019 Click here for information.
Application deadline:  December 1, 2019 at 5:00pm CST
The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based, full-ride academic scholarship that covers five years of study exclusively at the College Station campus of Texas A&M University: four years of undergraduate study in designated areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as a one-year Master of Science in Business graduate program for non-business majors at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.  The Scholarship covers tuition fees in full for both in-state and out-of-state students. It also provides for room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and one credit-bearing, university-organized overseas study opportunity.  Students who are offered a scholarship commit to enrolling in, and successfully completing, both degree programs.
A total of 50 scholarships are awarded every year.
To be considered, you must  be an American citizen resident anywhere in the world;  International (non-U.S. citizen) students may apply if they can obtain a visa to study in the U.S.; Score at least 1400 on the SAT or the equivalent minimum composite ACT score of 32; Have applied to an approved program of study at Texas A&M University and be able to provide a Universal Identification Number (UIN) on the application form.
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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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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:  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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Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
"What Makes America Great"
Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Post:  October 31, 2019
Click here to download entry form.
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, What Makes America Great.
Local VFW Post
VFW Post 2828 Rocky Versace Beach Cities
1000 N Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach 90277
Phone #:  310-376-1605
Commander:  Todd Taylor
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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Redondo Beach Elks Lodge #178  Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Online Application Now Available:  Click here for application.
Application deadline:  November 5, 2019 at 11:59pm CST

The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


    • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.


    • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.


    • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.


  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.




    • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.


  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

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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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Community Service Leadership Program & Scholarship Opportunity
Application due date:  November 1, 2019
Click here to apply.
Freedom4U is launching a program whereby teens can gain important leadership skills of writing, speaking and organizing while leading other teens in a service area they care about. The service area can be a project or cause that is benevolent to other people, the culture, to an organization or the environment.
Teens will learn to effectively communicate by working with others and by demonstrating patience, passion for charity work, and listening skills. They are surrounded by staff who have found their ever-growing love for charity work, and who are ready and willing to help guide them into making the community a better place.
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Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020
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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