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1 College Scholarships Class of 2010 This is a PowerPoint document. Click through page by page. Copy & paste website addresses to look online for more information. Date of this list = October 15, 2009.

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3 A few tips…… Present yourself well. Neatness counts. Check your spelling on everything. Be sure your name is on each page submitted. Submit all requested information, and submit it on time. Pay attention to the deadline/due date.

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6 With the exception of the Gates Millennium Scholars program, all applications must be submitted using the HSF online application system. Please note that you can only apply to scholarship programs that are open. Gates Millennium ScholarsHSF online application system

7 scholarships/index.cfm Eligibility for Scholarships The eligibility criteria to be considered for National Scholarships and Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs are as follows: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four- year institution. critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and United States Citizenship. Thirty-seven $4,000 scholarships are awarded to California residents.

8 There are many ways to finance your higher education goals. Students who are permanent legal residents or citizens can qualify for state or federal financial aid. In addition, MALDEF encourages all students, regardless of immigration status, to seek private scholarships for their educational expenses. Family savings and fundraising can supplement educational costs.

9 A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country. Tell Merit about yourself. They will show you colleges and merit aid scholarships that match. Best of all, you'll hear from great colleges that want you to apply.

10 Miss Teenage California Miss Teenage California 2010 will be the recipient of a $10,000 College Scholarship to the college of her choice. Candidates are evaluated in the areas of Academic Achievement & Activities, Personality, and Poise & Presence. No later than October 30, tell Ms. Emery in the Career Center if you want to be nominated. Check out for more

11 U.S. Service Academies Students who apply for an appointment to a Service Academy must receive a Congressional nomination US Military Academy at West Point, US Naval Academy at Annapolis, US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point Class of 2010 applicants must send completed application materials postmarked no later than November 1, 2009. Application instructions and materials can be found at

12 2010 Poster Contest Safe Jobs for Youth First Prize $400; Second Prize $300; Third Prize $200 Design a poster highlighting job safety and health. Deadline: November 2, 2009 Visit for details and entry

13 Prudential Spirit of Community Win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC Visit and click on “How to Apply” This is for recognition of volunteer service to your community Deadline: November 2, 2009 Principal Dr. Jones must nominate you

14 The 2010 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Applications are online at Deadline to submit an application is November 2, 2009

15 Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Award Scholarships from $11,000 to $18,500 per year to study at Seattle University Deadline November 15, 2009 See also

16 Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award The Coachella Valley’s Soroptimist International clubs award up to five young women (14-17 years of age) with Violet B. Richardson Awards every spring. These monetary awards are based on volunteer/community service (amount to be determined based upon club funds available but at least $250 each). Each of the awardees receives a cash award, and the charity for which they volunteer their time receives an equal monetary award. Come to the Career Center for an application or the pdf application so you can fill it out online. Completed applications are due November 21, 2009. Karina Elizalde/Class of 2009 was one of last year’s winners.

17 Colgate-Palmolive Company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on the scholarship program “Haz la U” to help young Latinos on their way to college. Essay Question: How can education impact the heritage of future Hispanic generations to come? Educational Grant Prizes: (1) Grand Prize — $10,000 educational grant (15) First Prizes — $1,000 educational grant Application and essay due by November 30, 2009

18 Local Scholarships – page 1 American Legion* APWA – American Public Works Association Othel Britton Memorial Reynaldo Carreon M.D. Foundation* CA Desert Association of Realtors* CA Retired Teachers Association Walter Clark Legal Group CV Panhellenic Association Daughters of the American Revolution* Desert Escrow Association* Desert Hot Springs Women’s Club Dolly Sinatra Sons of Italy*

19 Local Scholarships – page 2 Elks Club* The Gas Company* Ladies of Mission Lakes Luncheon League Military Officers Association of Palm Springs* Mission Lakes Men’s Club National Charity League National League of American Pen Women* Navy League Scholarship Fund* Negro Academic Scholarship Fund Othel Britton Memorial Palm Springs Historical Society

20 Local Scholarships – page 3 Palm Springs Art Museum* Palm Springs Teachers Association* Palm Springs Lion’s Club Trojan League of the Desert* UCLA Club of the Desert*  Women Leaders Forum  * Most of the Local Scholarships accept the DHSHS Scholarship Application. Those marked with an asterisk require an extra form, essay, photograph, or family member’s military Honorable Discharge papers to be submitted.

21 DHSHS Scholarship Application Due December 11, 2009, in the Career Center. Download it to your student drive from the DHSHS website  Prepares you to have components you need to submit other scholarship applications (see next page).

22 DHSHS Scholarship Application components: 3 pages of your Personal information Personal Statement (essay) At least two letters of recommendation Please identify clearly your college and career goals See next page

23 DHSHS Scholarship Application When your completed DHSHS scholarship application is received in the Career Center, a scholarship file is made for you. Copies of your application are submitted by Ms. Emery and your counselor for local scholarship opportunities when you fit specific eligibility requirements for GPA, test scores, activities, etc. Members of scholarship committees read your application and make their decisions according to their own unique criteria. At some point you may receive an invitation to be interviewed.  ALL scholarship applications will require time, energy and thought from you.

24 Financial Aid & FAFSA Apply for FAFSA January 1 – March 2 Colleges where you are accepted for admission will give you a financial aid offer to review

25 Start with the FAFSA Complete the FAFSA online at Before January 1, you can get an estimate of your eligibility, even before your senior year, by using FAFSA4caster.

26 Financial Aid Terms Grants are money you don’t have to pay back and are usually based on financial need. Scholarships are also free money for college and are usually based on your area of study or merit, such as good grades, special talents, or community service. Work Study or Student Employment Programs let you earn money for college in a job on or off campus. Loans are borrowed money that you must repay, usually with interest.

27 More Terms EFC = Expected Family Contribution FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid SAR = Student Aid Report CAR = California Aid Report GPA = Grade Point Average COA = Cost of Attendance

28 2010 Presidential Scholarship at Montana State University Full tuition waivers for up to four years for incoming freshmen entering Montana State University. Application is online at honorshonors. Due no later than January 5, 2010.

29 Create a 30-second Video! Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest 1 st Prize $400, 2 nd Prize $300, 3 rd Prize $200 Design a 30-second video highlighting job safety and health for teens Deadline: January 11, 2010 Visit for details and entry

30 The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar Program at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York Awards range from $18,000 to full tuition each year in both merit-based and need-based aid Application due by January 15, 2010

31 The Park Scholar Awards cover the full cost of attendance—currently $43,840 (tuition, room, and board) per year; and Include stipends for living expenses, books and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500 Complete an Ithaca College application for admission by January 2, 2010. Complete the Park Scholar Award application by January 15, 2010.

32 Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation Scholarship /CarreonHSApplPacket2009.pdf /CarreonHSApplPacket2009.pdf Above link will show you last year’s application. 2010 is not posted yet. Scholarship application will be due January 15, 2010. See also

33 National Co-Op Scholarship Program National Commission for Cooperative Education = 170 Merit Scholarships totaling $4.2 million Application Deadline: February 15, 2010 Complete your application online at You need a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. You must apply and be admitted to one of the eight NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities—such as, Johnson & Wales, Drexel University, Kettering University, etc. See their website for details.

34 Dr. Seuss College Scholarship First Place $5,000 Write an essay to the question asked about Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Applications due by February 15, 2010. Pick up a paper application in the Career Center or visit to print out an application.

35 CETPA $3,000 California Educational Technology Professionals Association Student Bridge to the Future Scholarship Program Application deadline is February 28, 2010 Link to Guidelines and Application at http://cetpa- http://cetpa-

36 FIDM Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Win Scholarships to this College of Creative Thinking Fashion, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Business, and Digital Media Visit Campus locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and San Francisco

37 Build Your Castles in the Air Build your castles in the air. Set no limits. Lay your foundations in the clouds. You are the builder. Color your life with the pictures in your mind. Set no boundaries. Let your imagination be the canvas. You are the artist. Find knowledge in the Universe. Set no obstacle. Life is your classroom. You are the teacher. Your dreams are your realities. Dream on. And let your spirits soar. If you can see it, you can have it. If you can feel it, you can be it. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Dream on. Poem by Maureen Weiner (Australian poet) Contributed by Mrs. Kegel.

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