[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Seniors: Scholarship Reminders for Jan.-Feb. '20

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Seniors: Upcoming Deadlines for Scholarship Applications

Due Friday, January 31, 2020:

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations: https://pprize.princeton.edu/apply <https://pprize.princeton.edu/apply>

I Have A Dream Scholarship:
 https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship <https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship>

Twenty Pearls Foundation, Inc. and Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alphas Kappa Sorority, Inc.
 for African American seniors (any gender) to 4 yr. college/university
Anita Baskerville Harris Scholarship, Golden Sorors Scholarship, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship- all in one application here:


eQuality Scholarship Collaborative: recognize service to the LGBT+ community;  https://www.equalityscholarship.org/ <https://www.equalityscholarship.org/>

 Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm <https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm>

Union Plus Scholarship: for dependents of current or retired of participating unions
Union Plus Scholarship <https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships>  

The California Teachers Association (CTA) Scholarship: for dependent children of CTA members:
CTA Scholarships <https://www.cta.org/scholarships>  

Due February, 2020:

2/1/2020: CA State PTA: recognizes volunteer service: California State PTA <http://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/>

2/1/2020: The Jackie  Robinson Foundations: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/ <https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/>

2/1/2020: Hispanic Community Affairs Council: http://hcac-ac.org/scholarship/ <http://hcac-ac.org/scholarship/>

2/5/2020: HACER; students with at least 1 parent of Hispanic heritage, legal US resident, academic achievement - minimum GPA 3.0;financial need; 
HACER - National Scholarship Application <https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer/eligibility-and-requirements.html>

2/6/2020? Kaiser Permanente Asian Association: https://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/ <https://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/application/>

2/7/2020: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae zChapter: https://bbaacdst.org/chapter-programs/scholarship/ <https://bbaacdst.org/chapter-programs/scholarship/>

2/7/2020 PG & E-   Many STEM or Employee Resource Groups Scholarships; https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/scholarship-opportunities.page <https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/education-programs/grants-and-scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/scholarship-opportunities.page>

2/10/2020: CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year: unweighted GPA of 3.5, 2 years varsity sort, athlete of character:  CIF  Scholar-Athlete of the Year <https://www.cifstate.org/parents-students/awards_and_scholarships/sa/Scholar-Athlete_2020_APPLICATION.pdf>

2/12/2020 Davidson Fellows Scholarship: http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows-scholarship/how-to-apply <http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows-scholarship/how-to-apply>

2/15/2020 Hispanic Scholarship Fund: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship <https://www.hsf.net/scholarship>

2/16/2020: Military Commander's Scholarship Fund: $5,000 for children of active duty or reserve, National Guard, or retired member of U.S. militaryz
Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund <http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/guidelines.html>  

2/17/2020: Youth On Course: Senior, 3.0+GPA, enrolling in 4-year college in fall, member of Youth on Course (Golf organization - see website
https://youthoncourse.smapply.io/prog/youth_on_course_scholarship/ <https://youthoncourse.smapply.io/prog/youth_on_course_scholarship/>

How to apply for scholarships:
1. Look at each school you are applying to for their scholarship opportunities, eligibility, requirements, and deadlines.
2.Look at websites and plan ahead for a scholarship. Ask everyone if they know of scholarships- employers, churches, temples, civic groups, sororities, fraternities, and more.
3. Save your essays in google docs from college applications which may be used for the scholarship application. 
4. Ask 1-2 people for a strong letter of recommendation.  Recommenders may upload or mail a letter of recommendation directly to the scholarship group.
5. Finish applications for FAFSA or Dream Act or Chafee (for foster youth) for financial aid and the CSS for private schools.
 Information and Apply for FAFSA <https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm>  
 Apply to California Dream Act Application <https://dream.csac.ca.gov/>  
 Apply to Chaffee Grant <https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/>  

Here is a spreadsheet with scholarship opportunities in monthly tabs at the bottom:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gY3jeHg3G4ONMB9UJHwrHMo4t8dH_b4O6x80Skcj5xw <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gY3jeHg3G4ONMB9UJHwrHMo4t8dH_b4O6x80Skcj5xw>

We will update the spreadsheet as we receive the scholarship news. Many have not been changed yet for the new school year. Check the deadlines. Go to the original websites to verify.

Other Tips for Scholarships:
1. Watch out for companies that make generous scholarship promises, charge you money to apply for and/or receive a scholarship, ask you to send money first, require you send a seminar or request your credit card/bank account number. 
2. Most scholarship information is available for free. Check your school website, the internet, or  local library. No scholarship is guaranteed.
3. Never give your credit card information, bank account information or Social Security number to hold a scholarship or grant. 
4. Apply for as many scholarships as you can.  There is no limit to how many you may receive ; however, some organizations may ask you to share financial need and packages/awards you received in order to share resources with others who may not have received anything.

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