Community Based Scholarships
Student Application ARE NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE to apply. Deadline to submit your application to the counseling office is May 3, 2019.
IMPORTANT: If you have any questions please contact Ms. Ruiz in the counseling office.
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National & Regional Scholarships
The APPLE Scholarship Foundation is accepting 2019 scholarship applications through Sunday, March 31. The scholarships are available to students who plan to attend community college or a four-year university, and also to students who plan to pursue post-secondary vocational training. Applicants must be qualified as current graduating high school seniors attending any of our Colton Joint Unified School District high schools or the children of CJUSD employees. They must complete an online application that includes a well-written essay on the topic, “Plans for my future – Describe how an APPLE Scholarship will help you meet your post-secondary educational and career goals.” Essays should not exceed 500 words. Applications are only accepted online. Qualifying members of the Class of 2019 may apply at http://bit.ly/CJUSDAPPLE2019
Latino Education & Advocacy Days (LEAD) Organization has again partnered with TheDream.US to help spread the word about college scholarships that are available to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. If you are chosen as a DREAM Scholar, you must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship. The in-state tuition requirement does not apply to DREAM Scholars who attend one of our private Partner Colleges or Kaplan University, as there are no residency restrictions for these colleges.
The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation will award thousands of dollars in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year to students with a record of leadership and volunteerism in the community and participation in extracurricular school activities.
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.
Other Financial Aid Resources
www.fafsa.gov is where you go to obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number), learn more about the FAFSA, including step-by-step instructions, file online and check the status of your FAFSA.
www.finaid.org offers an overall look at financial aid, where to look for it and how to get it.
www.californiacashforcollege.org lists free Cash for College workshops in your area where you and your parents can get help filling out the FAFSA. You may even win an additional $1,000 scholarship at a Cash for College workshop.
www.icanaffordcollege.com for information on California Community Colleges and other kinds of financial aid.
www.csac.ca.gov has loads of information about Cal Grants and other programs available through the California Student Aid Commission.
www.edfund.org for planning for college and managing a student loan.
www.chafee.csac.ca.gov provides information on this exciting opportunity for foster youth and former foster youth.
www.californiacolleges.edu makes finding and applying to a school in California a no-brainer.
www.scholarshare.com provides valuable information about college savings opportunities.
www.studentaid.ed.gov provides information from the U.S. Department of Education.
www.fastweb.com provides free scholarship and college searches.
www.going2college.org to learn about the college and financial aid resources available in each state.
www.latinocollegedollars.org provides a scholarship directory for latino students.