Friday, February 21, 2014

Scholarships for Students in Military Families or Planning a Military Career

My name is Jean Kim, and I chair the Scholarship committee for the Naval Officers' Spouses' Club (NOSC) this year. I wanted to let you know we are currently accepting applications for local military dependents planning to attend college full-time next year.

NOSC is a non-profit organization that raises funds through our two Sand Dollar Shops (located at NMCSD & NASNI) to give out scholarships and charitable grants during the spring. Graduating high school seniors and spouses of past and present active duty military members who will be attending a full-time college or university are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The deadline this year is Monday, March 17, 2014.

We would appreciate your assistance in disseminating this information for us to all School Liaison Officers within the greater San Diego area. Applications and eligibility guidelines are available at .

For additional questions, I can be reached anytime at .

Thanks for your assistance!

Best Regards,
Jean Kim
NOSC Scholarships Chair

Thursday, February 20, 2014


NOTE: This scholarship is for current high school seniors. 

Sponsored by: College Access Foundation of California 
San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP has received funds to award scholarships. 
AwardScholarships will be awarded to Cal-SOAP seniors from the listed high schools in San Diego.Students must:
$1,000Enroll full-time and attend a Community College and complete an Education Plan with the intent of transferring to a 4-year college or university.
$2,000Enroll full-time and attend a 4-year college or university (public or private) pursuing a Bachelor�s Degree.

All students who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate: 
  • Must be a high school senior attending one of the high schools listed on the following page and must be served by Cal-SOAP or one of its college preparation partner programs (AVID, GEAR UP, EAOP, Upward Bound, ETS, Compact for Success, etc).
  • Must apply and be admitted to a community college to be considered for the Community College Award, or must apply and be admitted to a university to be considered for the University Award.
  • Must have a weighted GPA of 2.0 or better for the Community College Award or have a weighted GPA of 2.8 or better for the University Award.
  • Write a 500 word essay on one of the two provided prompts.
  • Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA and GPA Verification Form by the March 2nd deadline. Check with your high school registrar to see if they submit the GPA verification for you.
  • Provide a photocopy or printout of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by FAFSA.
  • Must submit a copy of your financial aid award letter or statement for the 2014-2015 school year (as provided by your college/university) by August 1, 2014.
Scholarship applications must be postmarked or submitted no later than Friday, MARCH 14, 2014.Students are to mail or drop off their scholarship application packets to the San Diego Cal-SOAP office. 

Students will be notified by May 1, 2014 regarding their acceptance status. If awarded, there will be further information regarding the mandatory Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Sunday May 18, 2014.All scholarship moneys will be sent directly to college or university campuses by September 30, 2014, not before. 

Please direct any questions to the Scholarship Coordinator at

Click here to Apply!! 

Mail or bring application to: 
ATTENTION: Rewarding College Dreams Scholarship 
San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP 
6735 Gifford Way, Rm. 14 
San Diego, CA 92111 
858.569.1866 Ext. 220 
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Earn 6+ hours of community service!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race Day
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Location and Check In: Petco Park

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K is seeking energetic, hardworking volunteers to assist with the Hot Chocolate Runner Expo and Race Day events. Volunteers provide key support to the thousands of participants as they “run for chocolate” and the local Ronald McDonald House chapter.

Sign up with Ms. Vallejo or Ms. Luansing in the counseling center if you want to volunteer!

Look for Ms. Vallejo and Ms. Luansing at 0:25 in the Hot Chocolate Run video below!

Community Service Opportunity!

My name is Jihae and I work with Zero Waste San Diego (ZWSD).  I may have contacted you or someone that has given me your email address via phone some time last month.

Currently I am in the process of looking for volunteers for an event coming up in April 27 called Earth Fair (by EarthWorks: held in Balboa Park. 

EarthWorks has hired us to help their event get to zero waste.  I would greatly appreciate it if you can either help spread the word (via social media or any other type of networking/advertising outlet) about this event or help gather volunteers.  

We are hoping to gather at least 300 volunteers for this event. Please reply back if any questions arise.  Thank you in advance for helping us get to zero waste. 

Warm Regards,

ZWSD intern

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Applications

Athena is pleased to announce that five (5) Merit Scholarships are available to San Diego County graduating high school women:
·         Who in the 2014 school year will be attending a four-year university
·         Who plan to have a career in the sciences including math, engineering, computer science
·         Who is a U.S. Citizen with a valid social security number

Outstanding applicants will be well-rounded young women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement. Each scholarship is a minimum of $2,500 per year for two years, and is subject to renewal for two successive years after the scholarship is initially granted. The Athena San Diego Foundation has the sole and absolute discretion to renew each scholarship based upon the availability of funds for all scholarships previously awarded and to be awarded in the future.

Moreover, scholarships will be considered for renewal as long as the recipient: 1) can demonstrate that she remains enrolled in a science, math, engineering, or computer science program at a four-year university and is thereby committed to a career in the respective field; and 2) provides documentary proof of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Annual attendance by each recipient at the Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards is encouraged. Scholarships will be paid directly to the university in which the recipient is enrolled.

A copy of the application is attached and posted on the Athena web site at

Submissions must be made by mail (no on-line application process is provided and no e-mailed applications will be accepted).  All submissions must include the following:
·         A completed scholarship application (attached)
·         An official copy of your high school transcript
·         A letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher at your high school

The deadline for submission of your complete application packet is Monday, March 3, 2014. Please note that all documents must be postmarked on or before that date – including school transcripts.  Application packets should be mailed to:

Amy Romaker
Athena Pinnacle Scholarships
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA   92130

Selection of qualified scholarship recipients will be made in April 2014 and only winners will be notified. Scholarship recipients will be honored at and must attend the Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  

Sweetwater Career Day 2014!

Sweetwater High's School Career Day is on February 28, 2014!

Due to the tremendous response by our community, we no longer need additional speakers.

The purpose of Career Day is to introduce students to the wide variety of career opportunities.

The day will consist of:

8:45AM to 9:30AM - Speaker Registration and Reception in the Counseling Center
9:30AM - Speakers Escorted to Classrooms
9:51AM - Career Presentations Begin in Classrooms
10:39AM to 11:58AM - Career Fair in Gym -  Career speakers will be available to answer any questions students might have about their particular career field.

For any questions, please email or call 619-474-9720.

More information can be found at

Here are pictures from our past career days:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fifteenth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Essay Contest

The University of California, San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee and San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, is proud to sponsor the Fifteenth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Essay Contest for students in San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties. 

The contest is in honor of the life and achievements of the late civil rights and labor leader. Dedicated to non-violence, Chavez founded and let the first successful farm workers union in American history and was a principal figure in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He died in 1993, and his birthday, March 31 has been designated a state holiday.

The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12. 

Postmark and email deadline is  FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2014

A cash prize will be awarded to the author of the best essay in each grade-level category.

An Evening with UCSD

Friday, February 7, 2014

SAT Prep - In Need of Additional Math Exercises?

SAT Math Map - Are you in need of additional math tutorials that target subjects covered by the SAT?
 Check out our SAT Math Map, a one page access to FREE tutorials and exercises, the majority developed by the Khan Academy.

Virtual Expert SAT/ACT Tutor - If you are in need of a complete online course with practice tests that provide immediate test scores and a custom course of video tutorials that target each students' needs:

College Road Map - If you need an online collaboration tool where college counselors, teachers, coaches and parents can track their student's activity as he/she charts a path to college:

National School Counseling Week Message from Mrs. Donato-Palmore!

National School Counseling Week Message from our own Mrs. Donato-Palmore!

Your teachers are here to help. Your principal is, too. And when you need someone who
will listen and help you take that deep breath, remember that your school counselor is
always here for you.

Thanks to all the students and staff for helping to make this a great week.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

10th graders! Check out the PSAT Info Night!

School Counseling Week Message from Ms. Luansing-Garcia

A Special School Counseling Week Message from Ms. Luansing-Garcia!

Bridge for Kids Program

Bridge for Kids program aims to help sponsor students in need.

We are looking for students that are free or reduced lunch eligible, have a solid GPA, are in 9th-11th grade, and have a barrier or hardship (first generation, low income, etc.) that is keeping them from accomplishing their goals/dreams.

The program is looking to sponsor students for up to $1500 a year.

Applications are due by the 12th as Bridge for Kids will be interviewing the students on the 18th.

Thank you,
Liz Ramirez
South Bay Community Services
School Support Services/ CAT Plus Program Coordinator

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -César Chávez

Here is an application for a Bridge for Kids.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Scholarship Bulletin

Scholarship Bulletin
Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund
$5,000 scholarship to the nominee who has demonstrated an ability to overcome personal obstacles associated with drugs or alcohol, a strong commitment to athletics and a desire to continue through higher education.
        A member of the graduating class of 2014
        Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol
        Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports
        Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility
        Demonstrated academic growth
        Demonstrated financial need
        Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals
        NO minimum gpa required.
Application postmarked by February 14, 2014

San Diego County Ford Dealers: Salute to Education Scholarship
The program aims to recognize students for their personal accomplishments and contributions to their school and community.  Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 scholarship and one recipient will also win a new Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid.
·       Resident of San Diego County
·       Senior attending a public or private school in San Diego County
·       Graduate in Spring, 2014
·       Attend a university, college or vocational/technical school
·       NO grade point average required

Application Deadline:  February 14, 2014

Jewish Community Foundation: Jeffrey D. Sollender Scholarship
The Jeffrey D. Sollender Business and Philanthropic Youth Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program proved scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be actively involved in running his or her own small business or philanthropic venture for at least one year; business need not be  profitable.
·       Resident of San Diego County
·       High school senior who will be attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university.
·       Minimum 3
·       Attend a university, college or vocational/technical school
·       NO grade point average required
Application Deadline:  February 14, 2014

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs
The program administers 12 scholarship programs, each with its own eligibility criteria.  Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 - $20,000 and many are renewable.
        Incoming college students
        Must be enrolled full-time in Fall 2014
        Minimum gpa of 3.0
        U.S. citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated
Application Deadline: February 20, 2014

Better Business Bureau 2014 Student Ambassador Program
The program gives students the opportunity to deliver information to their peers on campus regarding budgeting, saving, using credit cards wisely, reading credit reports and protecting their identity.  The student who present to the greatest number of his/her peers will be awarded a scholarship.  Program runs March 2014 - May 2014.  Students may apply online at 
        A member of the graduating class of 2014 or 2015
Application Open January 1 - February 21, 2014

San Diego Legal Secretaries Association: Virginia Caperton Memorial Scholarship
Offered to students who want to pursue an education in the legal field as: legal secretary, receptionist, legal assistant, paralegal, court reporter, and/or law office administrator.
·       Resident of California
·       Enrolling in Fall 2014 in a course of study in the legal field leading to a degree or certificate of completion
·       NO grade point average required

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2014 and sent to enclosed address

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Offered to students who demonstrate academic achievement, involvement in their school activities and community and are interested in pursuing a career in automotive or related industry.  Scholarship recipients will receive an award of up to $25,000 year and it is renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a five-year engineering program.
·       US citizen or permanent resident
·       High school senior
·       Full time student in the Fall of 2014 in a non-proprietary, accredited 4-year college/university.  Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
·       Major in a course of study in engineering/technology or design and business related program.

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2014, 5:00 Eastern standard time

Region 18 Association of California School Administrators and the San Diego County School Boards Association
Two $1,000 scholarships will be given to high school seniors who are pursuing a career in education as a teacher, school counselor, or other certificated employees.
·       High school senior
·       3.3 GPA
·       Involved in community service
·       May not necessarily qualify for financial aid
Application deadline:  Postmarked by February 28, 2014

San Diego County Federation of Republican Women
This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate constructive thinking on matters affecting their government.  Awards in the amount of $2,000 (first place ) and $1,000 (second place) will be based on an essay on the subject of :
·       High school senior
Entry Deadline:  March 1, 2014 due to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Chula Vista Genealogical Society
This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors.  Awards in the amount of $500 will be based on an essay on the subject of :
“How My Family’s History Has Helped Guide My Education”
·       High school senior

Entry Deadline:  Before March 1, 2014 due to Ms. Donato-Palmore

Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest
This speech contest is for an original speech, 5-6 minutes in length on the subject of an event, personality, or a document pertaining to the American Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today.  May be eligible to win up to $4,000.  Contest rules and procedures may be found at
·       Grades 9-12
Entry Deadline:  March 1, 2014

Athena San Diego
Scholarships of, at least, $2,500 will be granted to young women demonstrating academic excellence, leadership in school organizations and community involvement and who plan to have a career in science, math, engineering or computer science
·       Female
·       High school senior
·       Attending a 4-year college/university in Fall 2014
·       U.S. citizen
See more details at
Application Deadline:  Postmarked by March 3, 2014

Sweetwater Authority 2014 High School Photo Contest
Theme:   “Water: Conserving Our Most Precious Resource”.  Students submit photographs taken during 2013-2014 within Sweetwater Authority’s service area and Sweetwater River Watershed and include a short essay (50-100 words) on how the photo relates to the theme of water conservation.  Official Entry form required.
Application due March 7, 2014

Chelsea’s Light Foundation:  Sunflower Scholarship Fund
This scholarship recognizes academic excellence of academically successful students who are passionate about inspiring positive change in their communities. Scholarship awards have ranged from $2,000 - $10,000 and are intended to be used for tuition, books, fees, room & board, and moving expenses.
·       High school senior
·       San Diego County resident
·       2.5 gpa or higher
·       Will be attending a 4-year college/university in the Fall of 2014
·       Actively involved in community service and/or civic involvement.
Application deadline:  Post marked by March 8, 2014

McCuen Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes academic excellence of economic majors and pre-majors.  Awards range between $3,000 and $20,000 and may be renewable.  Awards are based on academic qualifications and a short essay.  Students must visit to apply.
·       High school senior
·       Economics major or pre-major
·       3.4 gpa or higher
·       FAFSA filed
Application deadline:  March 14, 2014

I.A. Mournian STEM Grant
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to female, senior pursuing a degree in STEM oriented study (Engineering/technology related).
·       Female student graduating from Sweetwater High School in June 2014
·       Attend a university, college or vocational/technical school
·       3.00 college weighted gpa

Application Deadline:  Sent to enclosed address by March 15, 2014

State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California
Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to seniors applying to any accredited university, community college or trade school in the U.S.A.
·       Portuguese descent and a US citizen or permanent resident
·       Graduate in Spring, 2014
·       Attend a university, college or vocational/technical school
·       3.50 overall weighted gpa

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2014 and sent to enclosed address
Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club

Scholarships are awarded to students whose parent, stepparent, or legal guardian served in the military.  
·       High school seniors
·       San Diego County resident
·       Attend a 2 or 4-year college/university in Fall 2014 as a full-time student in an undergraduate study.
Application Deadline:  Postmarked by March 15, 2014

Italian Catholic Federation

Scholarships are awarded to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent or whose parents, grandparents, or legal guardian are Roman Catholic and a member of the Italian Catholic Federation.
·       High school seniors
·       Minimum 3.2 GPA
·       Attend a 2 or 4-year college/university or technical school in Fall 2014 as a full-time student in an undergraduate study.
·       More details at
Application Deadline:  Postmarked by March 15, 2014

RB Chorale 2014 Music Scholarship
Six Scholarship Awards, totaling $10,000, are being offered to musically talented San Diego County high school graduating students.  These awards are offered to those planning to attend a college or university to further their musical education in musical performing arts.  Any field of musical endeavor is applicable: Voice, String, Wind, Percussion (no combos) or any solo instrument
        A member of the graduating class of 2014
        Attend a college or university
        Musical performing arts
Application postmarked by March 22, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego:  2014 Visual and Performing Arts Educational Grants
Scholarships available for students who are passionate and committed to the field of creative art.  Scholarships range from $1,500 - $3,500.
        High school senior
        San Diego County resident
        U.S. citizen
        Minimum 2.75 GPA
        Attending an accredited college or university in Fall 2014
        Majoring in visual and performing arts

Application postmarked by March 31, 2014

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation
Scholarships available for students whose parents or legal guardians is/was an employee of a wine grape grower during 2013 or 2014 season.  At least two $8,000 scholarships for four years at a UC campus or CSU campus. At least four $2,000 scholarships for two years at any California community college
        High school senior graduating in 2014
        Attending a UC, CSU or California community college in Fall 2014

Application postmarked by March 31, 2014

CSU Fullerton, President’s Scholars
Four-year scholarship provides several outstanding benefits ranging from paid tuition fees to automatic admission to the University Honors Program.  Students must apply online and get more information at
·       Be admitted to CSU, Fullerton as a first-time freshman
·       Minimum CSU gpa of 3.75
·       Above average scores in all three areas of SAT I or above average scores on the ACT
·       School and community service activities in high school
·       Meet California residency requirements

GetDirectTV Scholarship
One applicant (the “recipient”) will receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship to be applied to qualified college or graduate school expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Write a 500-1000 word blog post about some way television has influenced your occupational goals and plans after college or graduate school (as applicable). Blog entries must be at least 500 words in length. and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST April 1, 2013. Students must apply at:

·       U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
·       High school senior
·       Enrolling as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014

Application submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST April 1, 2014.

Brian Graves Memorial: Bass Tournament and Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who plans to pursue an education in Marine Biology.
·       Senior
·       Attending a four-year university in Fall 2014
·       Majoring in Marine Biology
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2014

OSC Miramar:  Military Spouse and Dependent Educational Scholarships:

To recognize and award educational scholarships to military dependents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.  This scholarship considers academic merit, leadership abilities, community service, and extracurricular activities.
·       Dependent child of  a U.S. Military personnel attached to or at one time attached to MCAS Miramar of MCRD
·       High school seniors
·       Will be attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university, technical/vocational school
Application Deadline:  Postmarked by April 15, 2014
Marlow B. Martinez Foundation Scholarship:

Two $750 scholarships are being awarded to two Sweetwater High School seniors.
·       Latino/Latina
·       High school seniors
·       Will be attending a 4-year college/university
·       Minimum 2.75 GPA

Must answer two essay questions:  No word limits:
1.     “ What have you learned from your experiences( service, volunteer work, sports, school clubs, employment)?”

2.     “Who in you life has been the biggest influence?”

Application Deadline:  Submit to Ms. Donato-Palmore before May 1, 2014

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

·       High school juniors and seniors
See more details at
Application Deadline:  June 14, 2014
BigSun Scholarship...2014
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
How to Apply
Please send us a
short essay answering the following 3 part question:

What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others?  Include the affects on personal relations with peers and others.
Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.
All essay submissions should be sent to:
·       All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. 
Application Deadline:  June 20,2014

AES Engineers
The consulting firm of AES Engineers is offering $500 scholarship.
How to Apply:
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What people, things and accomplishments do you need? 

Submit essay to:
For more information:

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Application Deadline: October 6, 2014

Beware of Scholarship Scams: For additional information:

See this website for links to scholarships listed below:
Multiple $1,000 awards / Candidates must —
·        Be a female enrolled full time as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
·        Have a cumulative overall 3.0 GPA.
·        Demonstrate leadership principles for women and girls which epitomize the mission of AAUW.
Scholarships in the $750—$1,500 range open to students who—
·        Are full time (12 units or more per semester).
·        Have earned at least 60 semester units towards a baccalaureate degree in any area of study.
·        Earned a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
·        Is pursuing a baccalaureate degree or credential, but not a graduate degree.
Applicants must be—
·        Native American or Alaska Native descent.
·        Attending or intend to attend full time as an undergraduate.
Applicants must be—
·        Senior or first year graduate student leading to an engineering or physical science degree.
·        U.S. citizen.
Scholarships offered in three categories—
·        Dependent children of Army Soldier active duty, retired, or deceased.
·        Overseas spouse living with active duty Army Soldier.
·        Stateside spouse of Army Soldier active duty, retired, or deceased.
Several scholarships offered to undergraduate students who —
·        Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents living in San Diego County.
·        Have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Request an application: Call 858-277-2822.
Scholarships of up to $2,000 and a one-year student membership to the AEP are available to undergraduate or graduate students who —
·        Are actively engaged in the pursuit of a career in a field with an environmental emphasis. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
As part of the Barona Valley Environmental Sustainability Program, this scholarship is available to students with a passion for the environment who are pursuing careers in—
·        Environmental sciences industries.
·        Natural resources.
·        Horticulture or turf grass management.
Scholarships up to $1,500 for awardees who are—
·        U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and a legal resident of California.
·        Graduates of a California State Department of Education recognized high school.
·        Enrolled full time in a U.S. post secondary institution.
·        Registered with Selective Service unless not required.
Up to 12 fellowships available in Estuarine Science for Pre-and Postdoctoral research.
·        June application deadline for fellowships that begin September.
·        Postdoctoral fellows $45,000 stipend per year plus eligible expenses up to $30,000 per year.
·        Graduate fellows stipend $25,000 per year plus expenses up to $19,500.
Research Topics:
·        Trends/patterns of habitats, populations, and system response to a changing environment.
·        Aquatic invasive (Exotic) species.
·        Water supply, water quality.
·        Developing indicators and performance measures.
Scholarships awarded annually to qualified Latino students pursuing a career in journalism who are—
·        Undergraduate students enrolled full time.
·        California residents or attending an accredited California college or university.

Scholarships available to legally blind students—
·        Undergraduate or graduate.
·        California residents.
Three scholarships of $1,500 available to students—
·        With a bachelor's degree.
·        Enrolled in teacher-training program.
·        Are residents of San Diego County.
Applicants for the $1,500 scholarship must—
·        Be a legal resident of San Diego County.
·        Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
·        Be a junior, senior or first year graduate student.
·        Enrolled in or intending to enroll in study leading to a Teaching Credential.
·        For children of strawberry farmworkers.
·        Full-time enrollment required.
Scholarships of $1,000 available to full-time, undergraduate, California residents in two categories—
·        Single Parent Scholarship.
·        Minorities in Leadership Scholarship.
Several different scholarships are available through this foundation.
Scholarship opportunities for Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) are available to nontraditional adult students with clearly defined career goals and objectives.
Scholarships of $2,000 - $2,500 for students who—
·        Commit to teach in the SDUSD for at least 3 years.
·        Graduate from an SDUSD school in the spring.
·        Will attend a San Diego County 4-year university/college.
·        Is a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.
·        Demonstrate financial need.
Multiple minority race scholarships to students who—
·        Are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
·        Are African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic American.
·        Earned a cumulative 3.3 GPA.
·        Are full-time, degree-seeking students for the first time.
·        Have demonstrated leadership through participation in community service or other activities.
·        Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
Multiple $1,000 awards to undergraduate students who—
·        Are sophomores or juniors attending full time.
·        Earned a 3.00 overall undergraduate GPA.
·        Are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program.
·        Have demonstrated leadership within the campus or community.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 awarded to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs and who may not traditionally apply due to financial constraints. Applicant requirements—
·        Student is applying for or accepted into a study abroad program for at least 4 weeks in one country.
·        Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 28 consecutive days.
·        Studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list.  
·        Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
·        Be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.
·        A pilot summer award cycle is available for 2010.
How to claim and withdraw funds from the Governor's Scholarship Program and California 529 College Savings Plan.
A California grant program administered by the SDSU Graduate Division to help graduate students needing financial support, especially for groups underrepresented in their respective disciplines. Applicants must—
·        Be a legal California resident.
·        Be admitted to a master's program at SDSU (not for second doctorate or master's degrees).
·        Be enrolled in at least 6 units (fall and spring) applicable to your degree program.
·        Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before application deadline (See How to Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site).
·        Have at least $1,000 in financial need.
·        Demonstrated potential to succeed and complete your master's program based on undergraduate work and letters of recommendation.
Multiple scholarships and loan repayment programs for healthcare students and workers who provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California for one to two years.

Multiple scholarship programs. HCF will select scholarships that best match student's qualifications from one application.
Multiple scholarships available. Minimum requirements include—
·        U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
·        Enrolled full time and pursuing a degree.
·        High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student.
·        Pursing first undergraduate or graduate degree.
Scholarships of $500 are available to students pursuing an education in building construction or inspection technology.
The International Code Council is dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide “safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process.”
The San Diego Chapter of the ICC promotes uniform and consistent application of the building codes, public health and safety through education, training and the code development process, and awareness of the role of the regional building and safety departments.
Candidates' requirements include—
·        Verifiable Iranian heritage.
·        U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
·        Enrolled full time in a degree program as sophomore through senior or graduate student (not PhD).
·        Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
·        Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship (See How to Apply at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Web site).
·        Demonstrated commitment to community service.
For transitional-age foster youth attending school in San Diego County.
One year, renewable scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
·        For children of Marines or Navy Corpsmen serving with Marines whose parent was killed in the War on Terror.
·        For grandchildren of Marines whose grandparent must be a member of specific associations.
·        Eligible family maximum adjusted gross income of $77,000 (adjusted if more siblings apply,
·        Be a continuing undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior.
·        Have earned a GPA at least 2.0.
·        Current or prospective ROTC program students.
·        Active-duty military with plans to attend college.
·        Honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. military.
·        Children of Veterans or Active-duty military.
Multiple instrumental and vocal scholarships are available. An audition is required.
·        Must be enrolled in at least 3 courses.
·        Must be a resident of the NATAS-PSW chapter area (San Diego, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or San Luis Obispo).
·        Intends to pursue a career in telecommunications or related fields.
·        Has demonstrated creative achievement.
For applicants of the NATAS-PSW David Garcia Broadcast Journalism Scholarship, students—
·        Must be a journalism major leading to a career in broadcasting.
·        Must be a Coachella Valley resident.

NHCSL STEM Target Majors Scholarship.
·        Sophomore or higher class level.
·        Minimum GPA of 3.0.
·        Specific majors are indicated on their Web site.
Scholarships of $1,000 awarded.
·        Demonstrated commitment to community service.
·        Open to all students regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity who exemplify NLPOA's mission.
·        Enrolled in or accepted in an undergraduate or graduate program (including social work, law and medicine).
·        Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (High School) or 3.0 (College).
Awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors).
Scholarships of $5,000 (for first year participants) and $6,000 (for second year participants) are available through the SDSU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholars Program. Requirements include—
·        Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who meets the federal financial aid eligibility criteria.
·        Science and engineering majors with a minimum 2.85 GPA.
·        Must be enrolled or ready to enroll in junior or senior level courses specified for your major.
·        Must be Native American in financial need.
·        Minimum 2.75 GPA.
·        Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Application requirements include—
·        Being admitted or enrolled in nursing program leading to a degree.
·        Enrolled in at least 6 units.
·        Involved in student nursing organizations and community health activities.
·        U.S. citizen or permanent residency status. 
Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors in the greater San Diego area who are dependents of military personnel.
For more information e-mail Lt. John Ferrara or call (619) 260-2292.
The purpose of the Tweeddale Scholarship is to encourage students who excel in the hard sciences to consider a career in the Navy. Two candidates may be awarded.
·        Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics.
·        Scholarships provide 100% tuition and fees.
·        A monthly stipend (starting at $250 per month and increasing to $400 during the senior year).
·        Must have completed 1, but not more than 4, semesters.
·        GPA of 2.0 overall and 3.0 in calculus.
·        U. S. Citizen.
·        Meet medical and other screening criteria.
For dependents, direct descendants of sea service personnel, and NJROTC Sea Cadets stationed or living in San Diego.
For additional information, telephone the SDSU Department of Naval Science at (619) 594-1134/5 or (619) 260-2292.
·        U. S. citizen.
·        Open to all majors.
·        Current or prospective freshman.*
* Sophomores may apply for the NROTC two-year scholarships. Call (619) 594-1134/5.
·        High school graduate or equivalency certificate.
·        No moral or personal convictions against taking up arms and defending the U.S.
·        Meet Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.
·        Qualifying SAT scores.
·        Applicants to select only one of the three scholarships.
·        Students with prior military experience may be eligible.
·        Four-years active duty in the Navy or Marine Corps required upon graduation.

This fellowship opportunity is for graduate students studying peace and conflict prevention/resolution and related fields.
Fellows study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States, and Thailand.
The award/stipend and benefits include tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and internship/field study expenses.
Source for many scholarships.
·        Over 100 scholarships available to San Diego County resident college students.
·        Specific scholarships for SDSU students majoring or pursuing a career in science, math, engineering, public service and education.
·        Awards range from $500 to $15,000 with an average award of $2,500.
·        Early February deadline.

Scholarships open to high school seniors, incoming college or professional degree students, and currently enrolled college or professional degree students who—
·        Plan to enroll or are enrolled as full or half-time undergraduate, or full-time graduate/professional degree students.
·        GED recipients also are eligible.
·        Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less.
·        Are U. S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
·        Legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older at the time of application.
·        Award offered twice a year.
·        Legal U.S. residents.
·        Attending or will be attending an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Financial and recognition awards for women—
·        Who are financially responsible for themselves and their dependents.
·        Have financial need.
Awards roundtrip airline tickets to students who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.
Supporting educational opportunities for service members and their families.
·        Open to service members and their dependents from all branches of the U.S. Military.
·        Any degree objective or class level.
·        Have unmet financial need.
·        Demonstration of service to others in the community and intention to continue such service.
Administered by the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health with funds provided by the U. S. Public Health Service. Candidates must be—
·        U. S. Citizen or permanent resident.
·        Enrolled full time in specific public health programs.
Merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000—
·        Are entering senior year and enrolled full time.
·        Are pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or liberal arts.
·        Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0.
·        U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
·        Member of racial minority.

American Indian College Fund
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (Asian American) (Native American) (Hispanic) (African American)