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Santa Clarita Valley Scholarships

There are several scholarships available to students of all backgrounds and qualifications. Some guaranteed to Valencia High School students. Below, ordered by month due, are scholarships available to Santa Clarita residents. Information is updated as it is received.
 

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/scholarships

 

CSEA Chapter 349 Dependents Scholarship

California School Employees Association

Deadline:

March 11, 2019

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:

2019 CSEA 349 Scholarship Application

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Award

SCV Fil-Am Association

Deadline:

March 23, 2019

Award:

$1,000

Residency:

Santa Clarita Valley Resident

Minimum GPA:

3.5

Applicant must be a senior 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

High School Speech Competition

SCV Bar Association

Deadline:

April 3, 2019

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 Friday, April 5, 2019. 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 11, 2019 at 6:00 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 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at The Oaks Club in Valencia, where the cash scholarships will be presented.

Links:

2019 SCVBA Speech Comp School Flyer

 

2019 SCVBA Speech Comp Scoring Rubric

 

2109 SCVBA Speech Comp Student Application

 

SCV ACSA Scholarship

Association of California School Administrators

Deadline:

April 12, 2019

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

 

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

Lion Walt James Memorial Scholarship

Castaic Lion Charity Foundation

Deadline:

June 2, 2019

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/

College of the Canyons

Canyons Promise allows first-time, full-time students to attend College of the Canyons tuition-free for the first year.​
  • Students can apply between April 1 - April 30
  • Students who participated in College NOW can still apply to Canyons Promise
  • Students must also complete COC New Student Steps
  • All application steps must be completed by April 30th
  • If accepted, students are required to attend a summer counseling workshop and Welcome Day
  • If accepted, students are required to be full-time in fall and spring (12+ units), enrolled in English, Math, a critical thinking course, Counseling 110 or 150 (in the Fall), and other GE/major courses on education plan
Additional Benefits
  • Enrollment and student fees paid for fall and spring semesters
  • Priority registration for courses in education plan for fall and spring
  • $100 bookstore voucher for fall and spring
  • Free parking permit or reimbursement for SCT monthly bus pass
  • Students accepted into First-Year Promise are eligible to get their second year covered
 

Student Grants & Loans

 
As soon as possible after its Oct. 1 release, complete and submit your FAFSA® form, along with any other financial aid applications your chosen school(s) may require. You should submit your FAFSA form by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February.
 
After you submit the FAFSA form, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks. This document lists your answers to the questions on your FAFSA form and gives you some basic information about your aid eligibility. Quickly make any necessary corrections and submit them to the FAFSA processor.
 
Understand the FAFSA process better by watching the videos in the “FAFSA: Apply for Aid” playlist at YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid.
 
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. If you’re undocumented, you can get money to pay for college. The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is how you apply. 


Undocumented, Dream Act-eligible students should fill out a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) instead of the FAFSA. There is no need to fill out both applications. Be sure to submit it by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline to get the most aid possible.

Don’t be afraid to fill out the CADAA. Your information will only be used to figure out if you can get state financial aid. It won’t be shared with the federal government or used for immigration enforcement. 

Note: The CA Dream Act is separate from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Your parents’ citizenship status doesn’t matter for getting state financial aid.

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 http://www.scac.ca.gov/calgrants. AFTER you have filed a FAFSA, you can go online and check the status of  your Cal Grant application by logging on to https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov 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.
Please text @3g38b3 to 81010 if you would like to receive text notifications and reminders about scholarships available to students in the Santa Clarita Valley for the 2019/2020 school year.
 
 
VHS Scholarship Clubs
 
California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
Advisor: Alison Henry 
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.