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The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.  This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019


The Willow Tree Scholarship

The Willow Tree Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors attending school in Orange County, California, and who will be entering their first year of post-secondary education at any two or four year accredited institution in the United States. Each year, recipients are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward their first year of college. Winners of the scholarship will be selected on their ability to express critical ideas that can generate a thoughtful connection with their reader.


  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
  • Currently a graduating high school senior attending school in Orange County, California
  • Will attend a college in pursuit of a two or four year degree in any major

    Must submit a personal essay answering the given year’s writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words): “Describe a situation when you’ve experienced or witnessed adversity, and how did it affect your decision or goal of pursuing higher education?”

  • Must submit a personal essay answering the given year’s writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words):

Deadline: Jan 25, 2019 *Apply here!


California State PTA Scholarships

$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.

$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship

Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the California State PTA office by February 1. All applicants are notified of their status in March. Scholarship winners receive a letter of congratulations and recognition certificate from California State PTA along with a check. For questions and more information, please contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman at

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019 *Apply here!


Bank of America Student Leaders

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, they want to support you. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.  To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2019) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019 *Apply here!


Flavorful Futures Scholarship

The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship Program awards 5 scholarships of $5000 each. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on academic achievement and the creativity of their application, which should showcase what makes them who they are and how they want to contribute their gifts through education. We receive a large number of applications and recommend you begin the application process early. General Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • We support applicants in a vocational/trade, 2-year, or 4-year program.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019 *More info here!


Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship

The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. They’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world. HOW TO ENTER:

Submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells Taco Bell the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – they  just want you to show your passion and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship.

Deadline: Feb 21, 2019 *Apply here!


The Junior League of Orange County, California Scholarship

The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., (JLOCC) is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to compete for our annual Scholarships Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. This year, up to $4,000 will be awarded to deserving students who are striving to pursue a college degree. Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary student
  • High school or post-secondary grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Pending acceptance to a post-secondary institution (required for receipt of scholarship)

Scholarship Award Application: Applicants must submit all of the following information for scholarship consideration:

  • Completed application form
  • High school and/or any post-secondary school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, academic counselor or recent instructor
  • A second letter of recommendation from an individual not related to you
  • Please submit all of the above items in an email by March 1,2019 to
  • Contact JLOCC at 949.261.0823 or visit for more information

Deadline: Mar 1, 2019


FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Win a full one-year scholarship to attend FIDM
Do you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in our 2019 National Scholarship Competition, featuring Celebrity Judge Kris Jenner.

Deadline: Mar 29, 2019 *More info here!


Yorba Linda Senior Citizens Club Scholarship

YL Senior Citizens Club offers a scholarship to PYLUSD students. Applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled Senior attending Yorba Linda, Esperanza, El Dorado or Valencia High School for the entire 2018-2019 school year
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a college, community college or university for the fall semester of the 2019-   2020 school year
  • Completion of Application (HERE)
  • Submission of a 250-300 word typewritten or printed essay

Applications will be reviewed for completeness.  Summaries will be evaluated for content and quality of communication.  Emphasis will be on proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.  Work Experience, Community Service, Honors and Awards, and Leadership and Extracurricular Activities will be evaluated.                     
Deadline: April 6, 2019 *More info here!


Asian Pacific Fund

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Cameron Lee: Sang Chul Lee and Donald O. Cameron Memorial Scholarship

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship (Deadline Monday, April 1, 2019)

Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship (Deadline Monday, May 13, 2019)

Lapiz Family Scholarship (Deadline Friday, April 26, 2019)

Seguritan: Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: Varies by scholarship