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Scholarship Resource List

There are several scholarships available to students of all backgrounds and qualifications. Below are some scholarships available to Santa Clarita residents. Students can log in to their Naviance account and view the Scholarship List under the Colleges tab for more information on these and many more scholarships.

The Backer Scholarship Program  Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States, living in the Santa Clarita Valley, have a GPA of 2.5, be attending college next school year as a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in a field related to education. Members of the Education Foundation Board and their immediate families are not eligible. Final candidates must be available for an interview. Scholarships will be awarded to students whose personal goals, college major and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education.

California Grant (Cal Grant)  After your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been filed, you can be considered for a California Grant (Cal Grant). All Wm. S. Hart District seniors are submitted for a Cal Grant electronically, so you do not need to apply individually or fill out any paperwork. Information regarding Cal Grants can be found at AFTER you have filed a FAFSA, you can go online and check the status of  your Cal Grant application by logging on to and creating an account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, update your address, view payment history or tell us you're changing your school.

CSEA Chapter 349 Dependent Scholarships Must be a dependent of a member of the CSEA, Wm. S. Hart UHSD, Chapter 349, show scholastic ability and effort, have good attendance, show moral character, and participate in extracurricular activities.

Delta Sigma Theta SFV Chapter Scholarship Must be African American and a graduating senior in a San Fernando Valley or Santa Clarita area high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Emblem Club - The VI Anthenstead Scholarship  Four $800 scholarships will be awarded annually to worthy high school students or students enrolled in an institution of higher learning to assist them in obtaining advanced education in their chosen field of endeavor. Applicants must be a senior student planning on enrolling full time into a 2-year or 4-year college who has been involved in both school and outside activities. Applicants will be evaluated based on transcript, extra-curricular involvement, letters of recommendation, and personal statement. You do not need to be, or know, a member of the Emblem Club to apply.

Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation Scholarship  Applicant must be a high school senior from the Santa Clarita Valley who is committed to furthering their education and have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.4.  “Not everyone is a stellar student, and like many, Jake found school challenging. Once he reached high school, Jake was fortunate to discover a few compassionate, amazing teachers, who sparked his innate desire for knowledge, and nurtured a determination to take advantage of what education had to offer.” Applications must be received by the Counseling Office or the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation by the second Monday in March of each year. Visit for the application and more information.

Lion Walt James Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is offered by the Castaic Lion Charity Foundation for a graduating high school senior that is a resident of Castaic, Santa Clarita, or Val Verde.

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter EV Santa Clartia This $500 scholarship will be awarded a female high school senior in the Santa Clarita Valley who exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, and community service with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the US or Canada, and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the US or Canada. The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Applicants should email a completed Information and Eligibility form and a one (1) page essay highlighting their excellence in leadership, academics, and community service to

Public Works Engineering Scholarship, High Desert Branch  Available to students pursuing a career in civil engineering or related field directly related to Public Works within the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, and Victor Valley areas.

SCV ACSA (Association of California School Administrators)  Applicants must have attended Santa Clarita Valley schools for at least seven years, including at least one year at a public elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley. Applicants must have already applied for admittance into a trade school, community college, and/or four year college/university. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

SCV Fil-Am Association Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Award  Applicant must be a senior of Filipino descent whose parent(s) reside or are employed in the Santa Clarita Valley area, must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and must be involved in extracurricular activities in school, community, or the Fil-Am Association's projects or events. 

SCV Scholarship Foundation  There are several scholarships awarded through this application and many that are guaranteed to be awarded to Valencia High School students. The scholarship is only available to 12th grade students who have attended at least 11th and 12th grades in the William S. Hart Union High School District. Applicants should be well-rounded in academics, community service, athletics, or school involvement. You must be a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, have at least a 2.0 GPA and plan to continue your education. You must be in full compliance with the William S. Hart High School District Student Rights and Responsibility Summary. Applications are available beginning December 1st of each school year and should be turned in to the Counseling Secretaries in the Counseling Office no later than 3 p.m. on February 1st. You can pick up applications in the Counseling Office or click here to print one. Visit for more information.

Zonta Club of SCV: Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship  The deadline for this $1,000 scholarship is March 22, 2019. Applicants must be women, aged 16-19 by the 1st of April each year, living in the Santa Clarita Valley area with an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, or workplace leadership, and knowledge of Zonta International and its programs. Visit for the application and more information.