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Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships

Who Should Apply: Incoming college students of any ethnic background. Must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and must be a US citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated. Please be sure to read all requirements for each scholarship you're applying for.

Benson Louie Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, April 6)
Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, April 3)
Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship (Deadline: Monday, May 11)
Lapiz Family Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, April 24)


Yorba Linda Senior Citizens Club Academic Scholarship

Who Should Apply: Any PYLUSD senior graduating in 2020 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You must be enrolled at a college, community college, or university for the fall 2020 semester. No online applications - mailed or hand carried only.

Deadline: March 30, 2020 - Applications can be found at the bottom of this page


Yorba Linda Woman's Club 2020 Academic and Vocational Scholarships

Who Should Apply: A graduating high school senior who can show proof of residence in one of the PYLUSD boundary zip codes. Must have been enrolled for the entire 2019-2020 school year. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for Academic Scholarship and 2.0 for Vocational Scholarship. Must plan to begin college in Fall 2020. Application must be reviewed and signed by school counselor.

Deadline: March 30, 2020


Automotive Scholarships

Who Should Apply: Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients who are training to become automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair technicians. Those studying engineering, accounting, business, or other courses of study are also welcome to apply. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications (about 30 different scholarships). 

Deadline: March 31, 2020


Placentia Round Table Women's Club

Who Should Apply: Any graduating high school seniors who live within the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District boundaries and are involved in service activities for their school and community. Applications must be printed and mailed to the address specified along with a letter of recommendation and an unofficial transcript.

Deadline: April 10, 2020 (postmarked by)


Association of Placentia-Linda Educators Scholarship

Who Should Apply: Graduating senior from a PYLUSD high school with a minimum unweighted academic GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate involvement in and sensitivity to human, social, and civic issues. Demonstrate upstanding character such as responsibility, reliability, and integrity. Involvement in school and community activities. Interest in a career involving some type of public service. 

Deadline: April 14, 2020


Shawn Knutson Scholarship Award

Who Should Apply: Any PYLUSD comprehensive high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must have participated in one or more school programs (athletics, band, drama, ASB, clubs, etc.) for four years. Must be a Fairmont Elementary School graduate. Must plan on continuing your education at a 2 year or 4 year college or university. 

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Winners will be announced at Senior Awards Ceremony.

Deadline: April 14, 2020 - Applications can be found at the bottom of this page (completed applications can be emailed to


Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Docent Guild Scholarship

Who Should Apply: A PYLUSD graduating high school senior with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5. Must submit an essay in response to a writing prompt, a brief summary of leadership involvement and community service/work experience, a letter of recommendation, and an official high school transcript. Each applicant must present the "Student's Intent to Apply" at the front counter of the library.

Deadline: April 15, 2020 - Applications can be found in the College and Career Center.


SCW DREAMers Scholarship

Who Should Apply: Applicant must be a DREAMer (immigrant under the age of 25, entered the US before age 16, have lived continuously in the country for at least 5 years, and have not been convicted of a felony, a "significant" misdemeanor, or three other misdemeanors). Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student who plans on attending college in Fall 2020. Must have a GPA of 3.0 and attach an unofficial transcript to application.

Deadline: April 15, 2020


The Justin M. Sanchez Memorial Scholarship for Higher Education

Who Should Apply: Must be a senior at Yorba Linda HS, Valencia HS, or Esperanza HS. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited 2-year college and hope to study philosophy or law. 

Deadline: April 30, 2020


All About Education Scholarship 

It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.

School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals?

Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:

"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)

The All About Education Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around July 30, 2020

Deadline: April 30, 2020


PB&J Scholarship

Who Should Apply: The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Open to all college-bound Esperanza HS seniors attending 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2020. 

Deadline: May 31, 2020


2020 BBB Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship

Who Should Apply: Students in grades 9-12 (graduating classes of 2021 - 2024) residing and enrolled in school in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Imperial, La Paz, **Orange**, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, San Diego, Yavapai or Yuma Counties are invited to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Students will write an essay on “The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community."

Deadline: August 6, 2020

Who Should Apply:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. (for flight training scholarships)
  • Must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S. (for aircraft mechanic scholarship)
  • Must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2020 (flight training); must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
  • Must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship
  • Must be able to utilize the scholarship within 24 months
  • Must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age
  • Must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training
  • Must be able to present a Third Class Medical (flight training)
Full scholarship to earn a Private Pilot’s License (up to $20,000 in flight training) and a Partial Scholarship of $5,000 toward flight training. Our scholarships are open to all U.S. high school juniors and seniors. We will also be offering a full scholarship to a graduating senior to attend our Aircraft Mechanic Program ($19,500 value) this year.
Deadline: October 1, 2020