Valencia High School

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle
Header Seal

Scholarships in Santa Clarita, LA County, & California

There are several scholarships available to students of all backgrounds and qualifications. Some guaranteed to Valencia High School students. Below, ordered by due date, are scholarships available to residents of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, and California. Information is updated as it is received.
 
 
Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest
Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379, Elks National Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2021 Award: $1,000 - $12,500 per year
Residency: US Citizen Minimum GPA: not specified
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please choose Santa Clarita #2379 as the sponsoring Lodge. Winners will be announced in late April 2021.
 
Some important applicant details include:
  • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Follow this link for more information and to apply: enf.elks.org/MVS
 
Milken Scholars Program
Deadline: November 19, 2021 Award: $10,000
Residency: US Citizen, Permanent Resident or DACA Participant Minimum GPA: 3.6 unweighted
High School Seniors must be nominated by their counselors. Contact your counselor for more information. 
  • Active participation in community services activities
  • A record of leadership
  • Financial or other obstacles
  • Admission to a four-year college or university
  • Test Optional: SAT or ACT are not required to apply during 2021-22 school year
           www.milkenscholars.org
 

SCVSF Scholarships

Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: TBD Award: Varies
Residency: Santa Clarita Resident Minimum GPA: 2.0
The SCVSF Scholarship application opens on December 1st each year. There are several scholarships awarded through this application and many that are guaranteed to be awarded to Valencia High School students. These scholarships are 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 and plan to continue their 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 Mrs. Switaj or Ms. Galdi in the Counseling Office no later than TBD. You can print an application using the link below.

Links:

 

 

scvsf.org

 
JVS Scholarship Fund
Jewish Vocational Service SoCal
Deadline: March 31, 2022 Award: up to $10,000
Residency: Los Angeles County Minimum GPA: 2.7
The 2022-2023 New Undergraduate applications will open on January 1, 2022.
  • Must be Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles Count for a minimum of three years
  • US.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card)
  • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per term)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students for every semester or quarter enrolled
  • Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report) and student and parent tax documents
  • *Additional eligibility requirements will apply
The Wm. S. Hart Union High School District's Career & College Readiness program will host a Cash for College Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Please follow this link for more information: CCR Finanical Aid Information
International High School Essay Contest
Omicron Mu Chapter
12th District
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Deadline: October 15, 2021 Award: $1,000-$5,000
Residency: not specified Minimum GPA: not specified
  • 700-750 word essay submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word.
  • Open to all college-bound high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.
  • In addition, Omicron Mu Chapter will award a $500 scholarship to its determined winning essay.
Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest
Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379, Elks National Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2020 Award: $1,000 - $12,500 per year
Residency: US Citizen Minimum GPA: not specified
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please choose Santa Clarita #2379 as the sponsoring Lodge. Winners will be announced in late April 2021.
 
Some important applicant details include:
  • Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Follow this link for more information and to apply: enf.elks.org/MVS
 

SCVSF Scholarships

Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 3 PM on January 28, 2021 Award: Varies
Residency: Santa Clarita Resident Minimum GPA: 2.0
There are several scholarships awarded through this application and many that are guaranteed to be awarded to Valencia High School students. These scholarships are 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 and plan to continue their 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 Mrs. Switaj or Ms. Galdi in the Counseling Office no later than 3:00 pm on January 28th, 2021. You can print an application using the link below.

Links:

2021 SCV Scholarship Application

 

scvsf.org

 

The VI Anthenstead Scholarship

Santa Clarita Emblem Club #459

Deadline:

February 15, 2021

Award:

$800

Residency

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5

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.

 

Santa Clarita high school students can also be considered for additional scholarships offered by the SC Emblem Club. See the attached application for details.

Links:

2021 Emblem Club Scholarship Application

 

CSEA Chapter 349 Dependents Scholarship

California School Employees Association

Deadline:

March 1, 2020

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Not specified

Minimum GPA:

3.0

CSEA awards $1,000 scholarships to the dependents (including spouses) of its members. There are scholarships for graduating high school seniors, as well as awards for those already enrolled in community college, college/university or trade/vocational schools. To apply, please download and complete the application. Email the completed application along with required supporting documentation to scholarships@csea.com. Helpful Hints:
  • Download/save the application to your device and then open it so that the e-signature function is enabled. That way you can fill out the application and sign it without having to print it to sign it.
  • Use this checklist to assist you in filling out the application completely and successfully.  
  • Official, Signed Transcripts showing a 3.0 cumulative GPA are required. Applications submitted without official, signed transcripts will be disqualified.

Links:

2021 CSEA 349 Dependent Scholarship Application

2021 CSEA 349 Dependent Scholarship Application Checklist

 

https://www.csea.com/education

 

The Backer Scholarship Program

SCV Education Foundation

Deadline:

Postmarked by March 5, 2021 @5:00 pm

Award:

$500 - $3,000

Residency

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States, 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 in late March. Scholarships will be awarded to students whose personal goals, college major and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education.

Links:

2021 General Information

2021 Scholarship Questionnaire

2021 Applicant Data Sheet

 

https://www.scveducationfoundation.org/student-scholarships

 

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Zonta Club of SCV

Deadline:

March 05, 2021

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicants must be women, aged 16-19 by the 1st of April each year, with an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, or workplace leadership, and knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

Links:

2021 Zonta YWPA Scholarship Application

 

SCVZonta.org

2021 Zonta YWPA Flyer

2021 Zonta YWPA Letter to Counselors

 

Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation

Deadline:

March 8, 2021

Award:

No specified

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5 to 3.4

Applicant must be a high school senior who is committed to furthering their education. “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 mailed to the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation and postmarked by the second Monday in March of each year.

Links:

2021 JZMF Application Mail-in Only

 

JZMF.org

 

SCAA Scholarship

Santa Clarita Artists Association

Deadline:

March 16, 2021

Award(s):

$1,000, $750, and $500

Residency

Santa Clarita Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

This opportunity is available to graduating high school senior students with plans for continuing their education in the visual arts field. Examples of students' original work (or photos if some originals are not available) are requested. Work submitted should consist of both class work and work produced independently. Interested students should contact the Artists Association no later than March 16th to schedule a 20 minute interview. More details about interview appointments will be available in late March.

Links:

2021 SCAA Scholarship Invite

2021 SCAA Scholarship Bullet Points

 

https://www.santaclaritaartists.org/scholarships.html

 

Public Works Engineering Scholarship

American Public Works Association,

High Desert Branch Southern CA Chapter

Deadline:

March 19, 2021

Award:

$500 - $1,500

Residency

Antelope Valley, Victor Valley and Santa Clarita areas

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

High Desert Branch scholarships will be given to graduating high school seniors within the service area of the branch and that indicate on their application forms and in interviews an interest in pursuing a career in a field directly related to Public Works.

Links:

APWA 2021 Information Flyer

APWA 2021 Scholarship Application

 

http://www.apwahdsoca.com/scholarships.htm

 

CCU Student Scholarship

California Credit Union

Deadline:

March 26, 2021

Award:

$1,000

Residency

Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, or Orange County Resident

Minimum GPA:

3.0

California Credit Union will award twenty (20) scholarships of $1,000 each to Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and/or Orange County students. Each year since 2005, California Credit Union's Annual College Scholarship program has awarded students who are motivated in their academic endeavors, active in their schools and contributing to their community. Our scholarship recipients also give back to others through their participation, service and volunteer work within their local communities. Since the creation of the program, the credit union has awarded more than $335,000 in scholarships to students across Southern California. Below are the applicant requirements:
  • Resident of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego or Orange Counties OR a California or North Island Credit Union member/dependent of a member who may live outside of our core service area
  • College-bound high school seniors OR community college students transferring to a four–year university
  • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Please note, proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university in 2021 and a completed W-9 tax form will be required before release of scholarship funds.

Links:

2021 CCU Student Scholarship Application

2021 CCU Scholarship Flyer

2021 CCU Scholarship PR Release

 
JVS Scholarship Fund
Jewish Vocational Service SoCal
Deadline: March 31, 2022 Award: $up to $10,000
Residency: Los Angeles County Minimum GPA: 2.7
  • Must be Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles Count for a minimum of three years
  • US.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident (green card)
  • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll full-time (minimum 12 units per term)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA for undergraduate students for every semester or quarter enrolled
  • Demonstrated and verifiable financial need including FAFSA (student aid report) and student and parent tax documents
  • *Additional eligibility requirements will apply
Links: https://www.jvs-socal.org/scholarship-application/
 

SCV ACSA Scholarship

Association of California School Administrators

Deadline:

April 30, 2021

Award:

$500

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who 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. Seven scholarships will be awarded in total with one senior being selected from each of the six comprehensive high schools and one senior from all alternative schools, including Academy of the Canyons, Bowman, Learning Post, and Sequoia.

Links:

SCV ACSA Scholarship 2021

 

http://bit.ly/scvacsa2021

 
CACESF Educational Scholarship
California Association of Collectors
Deadline: June 30, 2021 Award: $1,500-2,500
Residency: California Minimum GPA: n/a
CACESF's scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation. Essay required.
Follow this link for more information and to apply: https://cacesf.org/rules_app.html

SCVSF Scholarships

SCV Scholarship Foundation

Deadline:

January 30, 2020

Award:

Varies

Residency

Santa Clarita Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.0

There are several scholarships awarded through this application and many that are guaranteed to be awarded to Valencia High School students. These scholarships are 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 and plan to continue their 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 January 30th. You can pick up applications in the Counseling Office or print one below.

Links:

2020 SCV Scholarship Application

 

scvsf.org

 

The VI Anthenstead Scholarship

Santa Clarita Emblem Club #459

Deadline:

February 15, 2020

Award:

$800

Residency

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5

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.

 

Santa Clarita high school students can also be considered for additional scholarships offered by the SC Emblem Club. See the attached application for details.

Links:

2020 Emblem Club Scholarship Application

 

The Backer Scholarship Program

SCV Education Foundation

Deadline:

March 6, 2020

Award:

$10,000 - $12,000

Residency

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States, 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 on March 26, 2020 from 2-6pm. Scholarships will be awarded to students whose personal goals, college major and declared career path indicate future success in a field related to education.

Links:

2020 General Information

2020 Scholarship Questionnaire

2020 Applicant Data Sheet

 

https://www.scveducationfoundation.org/student-scholarships

 

CSEA Chapter 349 Dependents Scholarship

California School Employees Association

Deadline:

March 13, 2020

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Not specified

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

All eligible high school seniors whose parent or guardian is a classified employee of the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District and a member of CSEA, Chapter 349,  and who plans to attend a vocational school, a two year college, a four year college or a university may apply for this CSEA scholarship.

Links:

2020 CSEA 349 Scholarship Application

 

https://www.csea.com/web/Benefits/Education-Services/Dependent-Scholarships

 

Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation

Deadline:

March 16, 2020

Award:

No specified

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5 to 3.4

Applicant must be a high school senior who is committed to furthering their education. “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 mailed to the Jacob Zamora Memorial Foundation and postmarked by the second Monday in March of each year.

Links:

2020 JZMF Application Mail-in Only

 

JZMF.org

 

Public Works Engineering Scholarship

American Public Works Association, High Desert Branch Southern CA Chapter

Deadline:

March 20, 2020

Award:

$500 - $1,500

Residency

Antelope Valley, Victor Valley and Santa Clarita areas

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

High Desert Branch scholarships will be given to graduating high school seniors within the service area of the branch and that indicate on their application forms and in interviews an interest in pursuing a career in a field directly related to Public Works.

Links:

APWA 2020 Information Flyer

APWA 2020 Scholarship Application

 

http://www.apwahdsoca.com/scholarships.htm

 

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

Zonta Club of SCV

Deadline:

March 20, 2020

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicants must be women, aged 16-19 by the 1st of April each year, with an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, or workplace leadership, and knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

Links:

2020 Zonta YWPA Scholarship Application

 

SCVZonta.org

 

High School Speech Competition

SCV Bar Association

Deadline:

April 3, 2020

Award:

$1,000

Residency

Santa Clarita Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Speeches will be a maximum of 4 minutes in length and scored based upon content and presentation only. No props. Students selected to participate in the oral competition will be notified by telephone or email on or before  April 5, 2020. A maximum of 14 students from the William S. Hart District high schools will be selected. The scoring panel will be comprised of judges from the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The competition will be hosted at Canyon High School on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the school’s theater. All students who are selected to present at the oral competition will receive printed recognition of their achievement. The overall top three presenting students during the oral competition will be invited to present their speeches as guests at a special dinner event of the SCV Bar Association on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at The Oaks Club in Valencia, where the cash scholarships will be presented. Email info@scvbar.org to sign up and for more info.

Links:

2020 SCVBA Speech Comp School Flyer

 

SCV ACSA Scholarship

Association of California School Administrators

Deadline:

2020 Due Date TBD

Award:

$500

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

2.5

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who 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. Seven scholarships will be awarded in total with one senior being selected from each of the six comprehensive high schools and one senior from all alternative schools, including Academy of the Canyons, Bowman, Learning Post, and Sequoia.

Links:

SCV ACSA Scholarship 2019

 

bit.ly/scvacsa2019

 

SCAA Scholarship

Santa Clarita Artists Association

Deadline:

April 13, 2020

Award(s):

$1,000, $750, and $500

Residency

Santa Clarita Resident

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

This opportunity is available to graduating high school senior students with plans for continuing their education in the arts field (fine arts, commercial art, design, art education, and related endeavors). Examples of students' original work (or photos if some originals are not available) are requested. Work submitted should consist of both class work and work produced independently. Interested students should contact the Artists Association no later than April 13th to schedule a 20 minute interview. More details about interview appointments will be available in late March.

Links:

2020 SCAA Scholarship Invite

2020 SCAA Scholarship Bullet Points

 

https://www.santaclaritaartists.org/scholarships.html

 

Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Award

SCV Fil-Am Association

Deadline:

April 17, 2020

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

3.5

Applicant must be a senior student of Filipino descent who is involved in extracurricular activities in school, community, or the Fil-Am Association's projects or events and whose parent(s) reside or are employed in the Santa Clarita Valley area.

Links:

http://www.filamofscv.org/faq/jrsaa-scholarship

 

SFV Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Deadline:

April 21, 2020

Award:

$500 - $1,500

Residency:

San Fernando Valley or Santa Clarita Valley

Minimum GPA:

2.75

Must be a graduating high school senior of African American decent who plan to continue their education at a 4 year college or university.

Links:

http://sfvadeltas.org/

2020 DSTS Scholarship Application

 

Canyon Theatre Guild Scholarship

Canyon Theatre Guild

Deadline:

May 8, 2020

Award:

$500

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Links:

2020 CTG Scholarship Application

 

http://www.canyontheatre.org/

 

Lion Walt James Memorial Scholarship

Castaic Lion Charity Foundation

Deadline:

2020 Due Date TBD

Award:

No specified

Residency:

Castaic, Santa Clarita, or Val Verde

Minimum GPA:

Not specified

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.

Links:

2019 Lion Walt James Scholarship Application

 

http://www.castaiclionsclub.org/

VHS Scholarship Clubs
 
California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
Advisor: Marzena Langdon
The California Scholarship Federation seeks to recognize students living in the state of California who possess high standards in academics.
 
National Honor Society (NHS)
Advisor: Jerry Ostrove
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the US. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
 
Beware of Scholarship Scams
 
The Federal Trade Commission informs students to take precautions when looking for money for college. Please read this important information BEFORE you decide to pay for scholarship searches.