Melisa Lovos Palacios
Many seniors have committed to a university or college, or are still deciding where to commit. Deciding which university to go to, and the life-changing experience just a few months away is both exciting and nerve-racking. There are many things to consider, including financial aid, deadlines, and requirements that each school might be asking for.
One of the most important factors to consider is and has always been financial aid when making a final decision. It is now the time for students to begin searching for all possible scholarships available to them.
Below are some available scholarships that might catch interest to many.
CLLCF Scholarship is a scholarship open to High School seniors, undergraduates, and graduates who live in California, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The application for this scholarship asks for two letters of recommendation, school transcript, a college acceptance letter (if the applicant is a Senior), and a student resume. This is due June 1, 2021.
GAPA Foundation Scholarship is due on June 6, with the award of $1,000- $5,000. This is open to high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates, and vocational students. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, one should have a strong history of activism within the AAPI and/or LGBTQ+ communities, however, applicants do not need to identify with either to apply. Students must also accept or attend a postsecondary institution in the United States to qualify for this scholarship.
Abbott & Fenner scholarship is due on June 12, with the award of $1,000. It is open to high school juniors and seniors, and all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. In order to be eligible, students must write an essay describing their educational career and life goals.
Entrepreneurial scholarship is open to graduating seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students with the award of $1,500, and is due on June 15. In order to be eligible, students must be passionate about pursuing their entrepreneurial dream, be currently enrolled in, or have been accepted by an accredited college in the United States.
First in the family humanist scholarship is due on June 25, and is open for high school seniors who have been accepted into a 2 year or 4 year college, identified as an atheist, agnostic, humanist, and or secular. They must demonstrate a record of service to and participate in school or community based organizations, as well as a preference for students who are first in their families to go to college. The scholarship gives preference to BIPOC students, and current or formal foster youth, homeless, undocumented, disabled, and or LGBTQ+ youth.
Impact on the Community scholarship is due on June 30, with the award of $1,000. It is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Students must also have a strong commitment to helping others and be able to describe personal examples.
Leon Bradley scholarship is a national minority candidate in the final year of initial teaching certification endorsement. The American Association of Personnel Administrators believes in the benefit of the student to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models. The scholarship gives the award of $3,500.
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation Scholarships is available to support students who are game makers in undergraduate and graduate level programs who are planning on pursuing a career in development and/or leadership, video game early professionals. Eligible candidates are those pursuing a career in game development or the business of interactive entertainment.
B.Davis Scholarship is due May 22 with the award value of $1,000, and is available for high school juniors and seniors. There is no age restriction.
Take advantage of these opportunities.