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Summer Scholarships






Golden West

Current GGUSD seniors who will graduate from high school before August 30, 2021 and will enroll full-time at Golden West College starting in the Fall 2021 will be eligible to receive a $250 scholarship from the GWC foundation 
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Mastro Cares Foundation Scholarship 

For high-achieving Latino students with demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and proof of prior dedication to charitable/volunteer work.



Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College offers four High School Senior Scholarship opportunities to graduating high school students the year of their graduation.  You must be graduating from high school by the end of June 2020 to be eligible to apply for the 2020/2021 scholarships.




The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation 

Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. 



Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship

This scholarship is for an LGBTQ student who plans to pursue a career in journalism, and supports the mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community. The applicant must demonstrate understanding of issues facing the LGBTQ community, include five work samples, and publish a multimedia news story to Tumblr as part of the application.



Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.



Sharon C. Ryan Memorial  Scholarship

For a student with GPA 3.0+ who plans to major in business, statistics, hospitality, or spa management, in order to pursue a career in hospitality. For the application, the student will need to write an essay related to family vacations, hospitality, or their career plans; as well as include two letters of recommendation.



Providian Medical Scholarships

For students with GPA 3.0+, an essay contest on the topic: "How medical equipment technology has changed college coursework/curriculum." Applications must be sent via postal mail.



Design a Better Future Scholarship

Students must design and implement a community improvement project, and then submit multimedia (photos, videos, interviews, and write-ups) about the process and its impact. Five students will receive $10k tuition scholarships, and the top-prize winner will receive an additional $5k towards the community project.



School is Out Scholarship

Broad eligibility scholarship that requires just one short essay (100-300 words) reflecting on what the student has accomplished this school year and what their ambitions are for the school year to come.



El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Scholarship for students with GPA 3.0+ with the application essay question: "Why is having a higher education important?" Students must also submit financial info, a resumé, recommendation letters, and a transcript.



Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur 

Scholarship for Asian-American students pursuing careers in entrepreneurship.



Cirilo McSween Scholarship

Scholarship for incoming freshmen planning to major in business or accounting. Winners must show academic success and active participation in their communities (via extracurriculars or community service).



AiChe Minority Scholar

Scholarships for minority students underrepresented in chemical engineering. Applicants must plan to enroll in a four-year college and major in a science or engineering degree (with preference given to chemical engineering).



Dolphin Galleries Scholarship

Scholarship for a student who plans to pursue an arts-related major or minor.



Global Perspectives Scholarship

Scholarship for high school or college students who care about making a positive impact. Applicants must write an essay on: "What kind of global impact project is most critical for you to focus on and why, and what is your plan to make an impact in the next year and beyond?"